This article in the BBC
magazine demonstrates just how far along the road
of enslavement we are in Britain and shows the fear
that exists even while pursuing a popular hobby as harmless
Paranoia about terrorism and paedophiles is causing
confrontations between photographers and the police,
other people who set themselves up as 'authorities'
and the public.
Stewart Gibson from the Bureau of Freelance Photographers
commented, "Everyone in the photographic world
has become so concerned we're mounting campaigns."
You can see from the comments underneath the BBC article
how widespread the problem is and the fear people have,
or at best, awkwardness at taking photographs in case
they are accused of being terrorists or paedophiles.
Labour MP, Austin Mitchell, a keen photographer who
has been confronted twice, said, "there's a general
alarm about terrorism and about paedophiles, two heady
He can thank, at least in part, his party's social
engineering and fear mongering.
When we look back on old photographs documenting the
life of the times, there are many of children playing
in the street and of public buildings.
Those who took these pictures did us a valuable service
of recording history, but those doing this same service
today had better watch out for the law or for paranoid
parents who see someone looking at their children through
a viewfinder as being a potential pervert.
Some people say that by restricting our freedoms in
the name of terrorism that the terrorists have already
It is worse than that. With the loss of personal freedom
and the rise in police powers, comes the increase in
fear - not from the terrorists but from the 'authorities!'
The 'authorities' are allowed to film us without our
permission via millions of CCTV cameras, but see what
happens when you turn YOUR camera on them.