Obviously posed… I think
By now most of you know about the little 5-year-old girl in Britain who set up a sidewalk lemonade stand–only to have the local government go all Starsky & Hutch on her about it (https://finance.yahoo.com/news/five-old-socked-200-fine-154728017.html)
But really, things are bad in the Mother Country and have been bad for a while.
Is Britain Finished? is a magazine article I wrote for Chalcedon some ten years ago (https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/is-britain-finished). In it you’ll read of some extraordinary incidents.
*Babies (yes, babies) accused of being racists.
*Man stopped by police for displaying the English flag on his car–in England.
*Four full-time police officers “investigating” a 9-year-old calling another child “gay” on the playground.
I don’t know how to lift the whole article onto the blog, so to read it you’ll have to click the link. I strongly recommend reading it.
Meanwhile, let’s not get all complacent about such off-the-wall things not happening here in our country–because they are. In Our Threatened Freedoms (edited by yours truly), R.J. Rushdoony collected dozens of incidents of government at all levels going completely mad. My favorite was the news report of a little boy Out West selling fishing worms that he dug up himself–with five full-time government agents assigned to “investigate” it.
Government isn’t drunk with power.
It’s absolutely crazed with power.