Monday, 24 January 2011

The great G.K. Chesterton wrote a novel called ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’.Syme is recruited to go undercover and infiltrate the anarchist Council of Days (each member having a day of the week as his codename). Syme discovers that all the other anarchists are in fact also undercover detectives! There is no anarchist cell.

With the Mark Stone revelations, I wonder how many undercover cops have infiltrated environmental pressure groups. Could the police be in danger of creating their own nightmares into reality?

They convince themselves that essentially benign environmental groups are plotting to destroy society. So they send undercover officers to join those groups and attempt to fit in by taking a lead in plotting the very actions that they fear. They convince themselves environmental activists are promiscuous and attempt to fit in with this imagined promiscuity by…

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