Power Without Accountability
From the signing of Magna Carta in 1215 the divine right of kings to dispose of their subjects as they pleased was gradually curtailed, and the eventual growth of Parliamentary democracy and widening franchise throughout the world restricted the power of tyrants over the people still further. Yet leaving aside two world wars and a plethora of regional conflicts, the Twentieth Century has seen some of the most terrifying atrocities, tyrannies and repressions ever inflicted on mankind from Stalinism, Nazism and the genocide in Rwanda to Prohibition and Draconian censorship, while in the 1990s the emergence of “political correctness” has led to the Orwellian concept of “thought crime”. How can this be if democracy really is on a roll?
In this iconoclastic study the author puts forward a radical new explanation in the form of the Wizard of Oz Sydrome. Lobbying by special interest groups leads to the creation of all manner of statutory bodies which are staffed by petty sadists, bully boys and bitches who exert Power Without Accountability. A new tyrant class has been created who on the pretext of “only doing their jobs” will enforce any law, however repressive or unjust regardless of the consequences to the people they victimise and at times destroy.
The only way to combat this evil is to rip away the mask of the Wizard of Oz and hold the tyrant class personally culpable for their state-sanctioned misdeeds.
ISBN 1 871473 64 0
Copyright Alexander Baron, 1999.
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