Unexpectedly observing the Justice for Chelsey event in Sunderland

Satruday the 13th was quite the unusual day for me, for normally if I have no plans to leave the house on the weekend I usually become quite liberal with my use of the shower. That morning however was different, without any intent of going out I instinctively went in the shower, for a good 20 minutes too at that. Maybe it was because the thought of just popping down the town did cross my mind for a few moments as it would mean I had something to do. After I showered I even got myself ready to go out, still with no intention of it, opting to wear some real clothes as opposed to the pajamas I’d normally wear to laze around in the house.  It turned out to be good fortune for in my Facebook newsfeed I noticed there was an event on in Sunderland that day, “Justice for Chelsey” to take place at Park Lane. This was quite unusual considering how unpolitical Sunderland seems to be, the honour for political capital of Tyne and Wear usually goes to Newcastle.

Justice for Chelsey is a group campaigning for justice to be brought against the perpetrators of the kidnapping, abuse and rape of Chelsey. A mother of three from Sunderland who went on a night out, woke up undressed and covered in bruises in a strangers home, she quickly realized what happened and eventually managed to escape her captors. It never occurred to me but I actually already knew this story. Around two years ago there was a viral post making the rounds on Facebook which contained a few lengthy paragraphs describing the horrific events and some photos showing the bruises the length and breadth of her body. Eventually after a years worth of investigating by the police they dropped the case due to “lack of evidence”, thus every since there has been a campaign going on searching for justice.

According to the event page it was due to start at 1pm in Park Lane, although it was simply the speaking area as there was to be a march from Hendon which started at 11am. Since Hendon gets itself a bad reputation I thought I’d just watch the speeches happening at Park Lane. Impatient as ever I left early, giving myself some time for dinner as well as the opportunity to pop into my friendly local gaming store. Initially only one person was there but as time went on more people showed up, discussing how things were going with the store and films such as Rogue One. Eventually I mentioned what my business in town was besides a friendly little chat, this is when things became interesting.. After all once people found out I was going to observe the march which was soon to take place, all manner of jokes and frivolous opinions were thrown around, with virtually all of them aimed at the negative stereotyping of the EDL and its supporters. Eventually after some good banter and some absolutely savage jokes I left for it was close to starting time for the event.

I still had  few minutes to spare, and it seems like they would be a little behind, so I quickly went for some dinner. Can’t beat a good bacon sandwich. Upon returning I could see that the march would soon reach its speaking destination as the police came out of their cars and vans to set up a perimeter around the place. At last, first contact. From the distance you could hear the chanting of the crowd as they marched up Holmeside, chanting “Justice for Chelsey” as well as “Whose street? Our Street!”. There was also someone with a megaphone, though I can’t distinctively remember what they were saying, presumably leading the chants. As typical with events like these I expected around 100, maybe even 200 people at the most. However I was soon to be flabbergasted as there were at least a 500, maybe even 600, strong crowd marching towards Park Lane. Waving banners, wearing badges and holding placards demanding justice, along with the chants, it was a sight to behold. Even when the vanguard reached its destination it still took a good few minutes for the bulk of attendees to arrive. Eventually they all settled round a bench outside Arizona, giving the speakers a good vantage point to see the depth of the crowd, to listen to the speeches to come.

There were around 5 speakers who spoke at the event, one or two of them are recurring figures whom I’ve seen at EDL events before. The most infamous speaker of the day however was none other than Tommy Robinson. Infamous for this stance on Islam and mass uncontrolled immigration hes been the former leader of the EDL as well as one of the founders of the Pegida chapter in the UK.  Now hes a journalist for the conservative media outlet Rebel Media, who also employs Lauren Southern. Unfortunately for those who were at the back of the crowd it was quite hard to hear what some of the speakers were saying, usually with these events the sound systems are never great. I could hear snippets of what was being said along the way. The gist of them was at first to focus on the poor victim in all of this, Chelsey, and her ordeal. Then it developed into an attack on the police, for their ineptitude and incompetence (a few times people berated the policeman I was standing next to), then it carried on to rail against mass uncontrolled immigration, its effects and the politicians who have caused this it. Namely the main culprit in all of this was Tony Blair and his administration which came to power in 1997, lasting until 2010.

Some would see these speakers as nothing more than people who are using the tragedy of Chelsey to further their own anti-Islam and racist agenda, only creating divisions and stirring up hate against the many for actions of the few. To others they are the vanguard who hope to combat the culture which has lead to this, bringing to light the reality of the horrors of mass uncontrolled immigration in order to save their nation, their culture and ultimately British women from the barbarity of the foreign invaders.

It’s no surprise that there was much disgust for Labour among the crowd as they are seen as the ultimate traitors which have caused this. After all they were the ones which “opened the flood gates”, introducing a wave of mass uncontrolled immigration, while seemingly doing nothing to help the new arrivals integrate resulting in a supposed clash of cultures leading directly to the culture of politically correctness allowing the Islamic community a free pass, as police are afraid to be seen as racist in dealing with them, allowing the systematic sexual grooming and exploitation of British girls and women.

Those who attended certainly conformed to the stereotype you’d expect, predominantly working class males in their early 30’s to late 40’s, short hair, bald or somewhere between and poorly educated. Don’t get me wrong this isn’t to say they’re stupid or of low intelligence, but from hearing the surrounding conversations you could easily see that their vocabulary wasn’t quite like the university educated liberals which have come to dominate the political classes. Though the main bulk were males around a third of the attendees were women who fit into the female equivalent of the poorly educated working class stereotype.

One person who did not however was a man standing a few meters away from me on the other side of the police where I was standing. What caught my attention was the small blue and red Corbyn badge he was wearing, styled after the Obama Hope posters. This was quite the surprise I thought for someone to show their support for Labour, especially in a environment so hostile to him. Speaking to him after the event it was quite interesting to see what he had to say, speaking of what he felt the event represents, his fears and the reason why there was no counter-protest.

After around an hour the speeches were over, the crowd marched it way back towards Hendon and I made my way home.

While events like this bring public attention towards the plight of the victims it is unknown whether or not in the end they will help the victims cause, or simply be forgotten as just another rally of the far right. What I can say is it brings to the surface the anger and frustration many working class people feel towards the ineptitude of the police who are seen as politically cowards protecting foreigners over native Brits, callous politicians who have abandoned them and their anxieties over mass uncontrolled immigration which they see as bringing about untold change to their country.




Corbyns’ 10 Pledges

Unbeknownst to the world apparently on the 28th of March there was a video upoaded on the Labour Parties Youtube channel showing Jeremy Corbyn talking about his 10 pledges for a greater society. Without the aggressive campaigning that’s about to get underway, not only officially but from supporters on facebook too I imagine that this would remain rather under viewed as no one knew about it. Even though I enjoy quite a wealth of information thanks to all the political pages, groups and friends who share such niceties I was blissfully unaware of its existence.

While the video itself is only just under two minutes long, its simple and effective at getting the basic message across. The economy isn’t working and the people are suffering because of it, the corporations are getting away with murder (just a figure of speech) and he’s going to flip the system on its head, creating a better society which works for ordinary people because of it. It’s pretty much just putting together a few of the policies which have been discussed over the past two years into a single unit.

The video description connects to a webpage on the Labour Party website detailing the pledges with a bit more explanation. Here is the link itself: http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/10-pledges

Each one, ranging from creating a national investment bank with the purpose of investing in the local economy, to the security and home and work is all part of creating a more equal and fairer society.

The first one promising full employment. This will be achieved through the creation of a national investment bank and regional investment banks which will be given 500 billion to invest in the economy. Investing in things such as high speed broadband, energy, transport and homes. Quite excited about this policy, the free market has simply failed in these areas and its great that Jeremys’ government would step in to invest.

The second being to provide 1 million homes over the next 5 years, with at least half being council homes. This is fantastic, house building has being left to the free market for the past few decades and they’ve simply not being able to provide whats needed, limiting supply and driving up house prices. This has made it unaffordable for a good section of the population. Government investment, especially in providing council homes which would be a welcome reprieve to the 1.4 million on waiting lists for social housing.

The third would be the protection and introduction of more workers rights, ending the use of zero hours contracts and create new sectoral collective bargaining rights. I’m not too knowledgeable on this one other than the abysmal reality of zero hours contracts, not having guaranteed work but being unable to find other work as your employer could call you anytime to inform that you have a shift, usually on the night before or even on the morning.

Fourth is the protection of the NHS, reversing privatization. Good and simple policy. People not profit should be at the centre of healthcare.

Fifth is the creation of a national education service, the educational equivalent of the NHS. Not really sure how this one would work but okay. Also there will be universal childcare, a welcome reprieve for working mothers giving them greater freedom for participation in the workforce.

Sixth is a strategy to protect the environment helping to tackle climate change. The main plan here is to invest in green energy, while not only aiming to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and reduce our carbon footprint but also creating sustainable jobs in the sector. In the process taking on the big six energy companies to reduce their tight grip on the energy market.

Seventh will be taking back transport services into the public sector, especially the much reviled train services. Rebuilding public transport services is key to the economy as these are the vessels through which workers reach their employers, just as blood vessels which carry oxygen throughout the body.

Eight is a plan to cut income inequality and the staggering wealth disparity between the mega rich of the city and the rest of us at the bottom. Planning to use a progressive taxation system with more taxes on the rich to spread wealth across society, and not just horded at the top.

Ninth is a pledge to create a more equal society, pledging to bring an end to discrimination of all types against peoples faith, race or gender etc. Simple stuff. Just wanting everyone to exist peacefully without having to be harassed for the prejudices of others, especially when that something is usually outside of their control. This also includes refusing to use EU nationals as a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations, guaranteeing the full rights their legally entitled to.

Last but not least is the tenth pledge of peace and prosperity at the heart of foreign policy. Attempting the noble cause of trying to peacefully resolve conflicts and put human rights at the centre. One of the ways this will be achieved is through the UN and being part of our trade policy. Whether the UK government ha any real clout to end internal conflicts within other nations is one thing, especially Syria which I’m Assad would be all ears, but its good that they wish peace over endless conflict.

Overall its not a bad start, focusing on policies for people rather than those just at the top. It’s one way to swing the pendulum back as wealth and income inequality are reduced and people really believe that things can change, things can and they will get better.

The worst kept secret in British politics

This isn’t Corbyns election to win, but Mays to lose.

To the surprise of no one, Theresa May is set to announce an early General Election. Slated for the 8th of June this would be an astonishing 2 months away, quite a short time in which there will have to be fierce campaigning. Normally we have a good amount of time in which to prepare ourselves physically and mentally for the political grind to come, but this is such a short timeframe that the opposition parties will be forced into some quick action or lose ground. However, while it has been on the cards for some time it was never certain that it would happen, Theresa May said a few times that there would be no early election.

There are a a growing number of reasons why it was becoming increasingly likely that Theresa would call an early election, here are a few of them.

Lets get the most obvious one out the way. Brexit. Even a year after the referendum the battle for what Brexit means, looks like and the results of are still being waged in what seems to be the political equivalent of the western front. No matter what happens both sides seem to be entrenched in their post referendum positions.  The Remainers battling to either prevent Brexit all together on the fringes or to lessen the impact of what they see as “Hard” Brexit and bring about a change which would result in “Soft” brexit. On the otherhand for the most part the Leavers wish to leave as soon as possible and get on with it, although to some its almost as though they wish to leave, no matter the cost. A general election would bring some reprieve for this horrible political quagmire, as presumably if May wins then her version of Brexit will be given a clean mandate. If there is no majority however, then thats where things become more like the Somme than the allies reaching the Hindenburg line.

The second reason, Theresa Mays’ legitimacy as Prime Minister, which you could argue is more important that Brexit. There is a widely held view that Theresa May has no mandate to govern the nation. While technically she is the leader of the largest party in The mother of all Parliaments, she was elected (if you can even call it that) as the leader of the Conservative party and not the country. She has her own path she wishes to take the Conservatives on which is just different enough to Cameron and Osbornes which it is seen that she requires a new mandate as this isn’t the Conservative party which the country voted for in 2015.  Winning this snap election would provide May the mandate she needs from the public to govern and quash any criticisms of her legitimacy as Prime Minister.

The third reason, and perhaps the most cynical reason to hold an early election, is the complete and utter collapse of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition. Ever since Corbyns election (and subsequent re-election a year later) the party has descended into a complete and utter farce. Constant infighting, media leaks of supposed unhappiness and poor leadership have crippled the party to the point where it no longer seems capable of putting up a half decent opposition to the Conservatives. Whether you believe the polls or not, especially after Brexit and Trump, the situation looks even more dire. The Conservatives are consistently 15% ahead of Labour, sometimes even as high as 20% in the lead, this would lead to a total wipe out of Labour in the marginals and leave only the safest seats remaining in their hands. Finally the Conservatives would have revenge for their catastrophic defeat at the hands of Blair in 1997, which Labour only had a 13% lead. Not calling a snap election in this political climate would seem a poor decision, after all why have a small majority of 16 when you can have a large majority of 160, maybe even more?

Whatever your opinions on the snap election, whether held with good intentions or cynical machinations it has been announced and it is coming. The next two months will see and intense struggle within the Labour Party, the triumphant mood within the Conservatives which they believe will see them to a comfortable victory and the smaller parties fighting for the scraps fringes. It will decide the fate of a nation, perhaps even that of a continent. Most important of all, its not Corbyns election to win but Theresa Mays to lose.

The SNP have never had it so good

The confidence of the SNP must be high for Sturgeon to suggest another referendum, while its been on the cards for some time there has been no indication it was nothing more than nationalist rhetoric. Brexit however changed the name of the game, bringing the prospect of a new referendum to the forefront of Scottish, and subsequently British, politics. It now almost seems a certainty it will materialize. The winds of change are quite favorable. From Brexit to the Westminster government the nation is divided in countless ways which seem to suggest that Scotland is miles apart from the power base in England.

The divides which have shown themselves over the past few years since the 2014 independence referendum are unprecedented. The results of the 2015 General Election were surprising south of the border, but not so much to the north. In England the Conservatives managed to secure a majority of MPs, a complete shock given that for 6 months prior all we heard from political commentators and politicians was the certainty of a hung parliament, resulting in another coalition. North of the border however the SNP enjoyed a huge surge in the polls, mobilizing the 45% from the indy campaign they managed to secure a whopping 56/59 seats. Scotland chose an open inclusive form of nationalism and democratic socialism, while England chose Camerons’ liberal brand of Conservatism, quite a stark contrast between then two when you consider the Conservatives are pushing an austerity agenda while the SNP are the the vanguard in the fight against it.

Just as with the General Election Brexit revealed the stark divides between Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom. While England and Wales voted for Brexit, Scotland (along with Northern Ireland) voted overwhelmingly for remain, by a score of 62-38. As a result the Scottish will be dragged out of the the European Union against their will , even as it was something they soundly rejected, only further fueling the divides which are propelling them towards independence. But Brexit has another, more important consequence which will see itself come to fruition during any Yes to Independence campaign in future.

That simplistic slogan of the Vote Leave camp “Take back control” will return to haunt them. Especially since the whole focus of the Brexit referendum from the Leave camp was based on the idea that the British people should take back control from out of touch elites in Brussels, so we can decide our own future and destiny.  For after all, if English and Welsh can take back control from Europe, why can’t the Scots take back control from Westminster? Worst of all for the Brexiteers they will seemingly be unable to defend this great union, as the Scottish people are merely trying to achieve the same thing as they were, only the contexts have changed. Ultimately disarming their arguments, as to belittle the Scots who use their own arguments against them would ultimately attack their Brexit campaign too.

By doing away with the Union the Scots allow themselves to be the controllers of their own government, future and more importantly their own destiny. Removing the shackles of the Westminster Parliament, controlled by the much reviled Conservatives, allowing themselves to say in the EU or rejoin if they’ve already been taken out. Sturgeon and the SNP have never had it so good. Winning should be a lot easier than it was in 2014. If they lose again however the question should be settled for a generation.



The Unexpected bookworm

It’s may have been around 6 months since I made one of the first posts detaling my enjoyment of the film 1984. I’ve come a long way since then. Through the portfolio of pieces I’ve written, at the most 3 in one week, as if I was doing nothing but writing, to the slower and more gradual output of one a week, written more in the style of an essay in which I’d do a first draft to ensure its quality. Not only has my writing and content (hopefully)improved but also my ability to learn. I’ve taken to the hobby of reading.

Ever since I was required to read The Woman in Black as part of my English GCSE course last year it pushed me into the paper format for learning. It’s something I’ve never really done. I might own a good collection of history books but they’re mainly for show, when I bought them I had every intention of reading them but after the first few pages the interested petered out. In my comprehensive days I only read read pages of textbooks required for lesson without much interest. But now things seem to have changed, for the better. My desire to expand my knowledge combined with the forced reading of The Woman in Black has opened a new world.

Given the bus journeys which I take regularly to college, a good 40 minutes each way, I’ve got some ample time to expand my knowledge through the paper format. I mean I could read the Metro which is free on the bus I get but it doesn’t really interest me. For me published books are the way forward, after all getting a book published requires a lot more than some hatchet job or gossip stop in a paper. Not only that but unlike articles on the internet, which require a good thorougher search or ones from the paper, which if you miss an edition and no one you know has one then you’re basically goofed, books can be found congregating on the dusty shelves of stores such as Waterstones or one of the most important public services, the library. In the Library is a plethora of different novels, historical accounts and academic pieces which are displayed in their volumes, ready for those who seek to find that which is sought. One benefit is that unlike their media brothers books usually last for quite a good week or two, deeper in insight and depth of the detail.

The books I mainly read are political in nature, ranging from George Orwells infamous 1984, an introduction to ideologies and even books written by that notorious leftie Owen Jones. That last one may surprise a few people. It has given me an opportunity to read different points of view however. This is incredibly important as it allows me to release the shackles of conformation bias, helping me to see the larger picture and increase my knowledge, giving me a greater understanding of things. Bias is certainly one of the things which plagues online columns but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. What is bad is sticking within your own conformation bias bubble which is a lot harder to break on the internet I find as you can always just close the tab and never look at it again, where as with books you feel encouraged to read through.

It has certainly not only changed the way I learn but also my tenacity to learn. Reading has thus become an important part of my self education and ultimately self enlightenment, its like my own rebellion against the unconscious ignorance which we all suffer. Quite a liberating experience if I must say so. Reading also allows me to maximize the use of spare time, making me as efficient as possible, an important step for self improvement.

While reading is not easy, its certainly worth it.

Shock Conservative Victory and Labour Troubles

The morning of friday the 23rd was that of any other, I rose early to use the shower before congestion kicked in, indulged in my morning bowl of beautiful chocolate flavoured wheat cereal and booted up the old PC. Loading up my facebook newsfeed it could have just been another friday morning except this followed two important by-elections for MP’s. Above their usual importance of seeing how well the government and opposition is fairing with the electorate, these followed one of the most momentous decisions made by the British public for over 40 years in the Brexit vote as well as bring the first electoral benchmark in opposition held constituencies for Theresa May in her tenure as Prime Minister.

The results were in, Labour had held onto Stoke-on-Trent Central while the Conservatives managed to steal a shock victory in Copeland. Copeland was by no means a safe Labour seat however the party has controlled it since the 1930’s which only deepened the sense of loss in defeat. On the other hand Stoke was pretty a safe Labour seat so their success in defending it requires less recognition.

For most of the campaigning the media focused firmly on Stoke as that’s where UKIP’s Paul Nuttall was standing in his first electoral attempt since assuming the leadership. A baptism by fire certainly, it would prove whether UKIP would remain as a domestic force or would be destroyed in defeat as their party slackens its hold on the minds of the electorate. After all for over 20 years since its inception their main focus has always being on getting Britain out the European Union and now they’ve achieved that would the party still serve a purpose? Would their anti-establishment stance allow them to sustain a foothold? I will make another post for this contentious issue. For now I will focus on Labour.

No where near as much media focus was on Copeland.  This only helped to magnify the surprise emphasized by the fact the Conservatives were never really portrayed as the main enemy for Labour in these elections, always UKIP and their working class appeal. So with the Conservative victory it does raise some concerns about Labour, its current internal conflict and its potentially worrying outlook for the future. Though the troubles have been speculated for some time, Copeland has brought them to the forefront.

Firstly we will examine the numbers. There were around 8,000 less people who turned out to vote as opposed to the 39,000 at the General Election 2015. This shows itself in the downturn in the Labour vote, down 5,000 as a result, for 11,600 in total. The Conservative vote however only decreased around 500 votes for a total of  13,700. While the traditionally lower turnouts for by-elections could be to blame, it could be interpreted as a symptom of something deeper with the Labour Party.

A symptom which manifests itself in the age old struggle of left, right and center. The change from embedding themselves in the centre left under Ed-Miliband to the more left wing policy platform of Corbyn has had consequences, which have shown themselves today and Labour have paid the price. Falling short in appealing to the broad masses through the prism of the left the opposing Conservatives, who while they’ve moved further to the right still keep a foot in the centre, allowed them selves to appeal to a broader base. Thus achieving a vital victory . If Labour continuously fails to mobilize the masses under socialist policies or manages to regain centrist voters then dark times are ahead. Any replication of these results in marginal seats up and down the country would lead an onslaught at the ballot box, culminating in a brutal bloodbath of Labour MP’s.

Another point, one which cannot be dismissed, glossed over or swept under the rug is the complete collapse of unity with the Party. Right now Labour is in a horrendously chaotic state to which it seems there is no end in sight. Ever since Corbyns election as leader there has developed the political equivalent of trench warfare. On one side are Corbyn and his supporters, emboldened by his successful bid for leader, gaining new strength as well as renewed faith that the left can not only succeed but is required to fight against the ruthless Conservative government. On the other hand are the Blairites who started this, representing the right wing of the party they see the left as unelectable, untamed and out of date; harking back to the 1980’s when Labour failed to combat their arch nemesis Margaret Thatcher, assuming that if they go back they will be crushed even more. Unabated continuously for almost two years they are deeply entrenched in their ideals, both sides show no sign of budging. Until they reconcile their differences the country will suffer. Failing to provide a real substantial opposition to the Conservative government, allowing them to implement more right wing policies then they would otherwise. Those who are not embedded in the party see the ruckus on the Labour benches as a embarrassment, all the while the Tories seem to be a bit more united(as much as they can be since their backbenches are notorious for being rebellious) which converts itself to electability.

While I may like Corbyn as a breath of fresh air from the usual robot it does feel he suffers from a severe lack of passion and enthusiasm. Which translates itself into a rather loose grip on the party further fueling the insurrection. To rectify the leadership problems he faces are momentous, rather than acting as merely a moderator for the party he needs to clamp his fist and bang it on the table. Whipping the revolting members into line and engaging in an aggressive series of offensives on the Conservative government and its brutal attacks on the state. Failing to do this will only fuel Labours slide into descent into limbo, a great shame for a once proud working class movement. The policies aren’t the problem, nether is the party, the farcical leadership and MPs are.

Copeland and Stoke might not have been the first by-elections during Corbyns tenure as leader but they certainly wont be the last, and if these are a sign of what is to come then dark tidings lie ahead. After all winning in safeseats is one thing, but losing in a previously Labour held marginal seat? disastrous.

Automation Apocalypse

Robots are coming

an era of immense technological change is upon us, ever advancing at a quickening pace it revolutionizes everything within its grasp. From the AI systems which will soon combine to control every aspect of your home, to self driving cars, to even the simplest of commodities such as self serving checkouts at supermarkets, to even the virtual credit boom and the slow replacement of cash. Through this we now live in a world which is becoming increasingly intertwined with computer technology and robotic systems, whether they be virtual or physical, but for all the accolades, successes and milestones the most glorious gift which this brings to humanity, the crowning achievement of the technological revolution will be the systematic replacement of the working classes through insatiable automation of jobs.

This robotic replacement of working class occupations is something which must be resisted at all costs, for every step taken towards this goal is a disastrous defeat for the working man and the working woman. Whenever this occurs it is those unsung heroes who keep the economy going who suffer, for they are the ones who lose their jobs as a result. What happens when people lose their jobs? They lose absolutely everything! their livelihood, their home and even their family! worst of all the suffer a loss of dignity, pride and ultimately a sense of purpose and place.

Who is to blame for this? The capitalists of course! their greed blinds them and castrates them of any sympathy for the common people. The only thing they care about is their beloved profit margins which are nothing more than bars on a graph, lines on a chart or number in a spreadsheet. Good people shouldn’t suffer such a cruel fate because of greed and avarice.

It’s not just the capitalists either, for we too are to blame. The insatiable hunger of the consumer for cheaper and cheaper goods accelerates this policy in order to feed extravagant materialism in all its glory and all its horror.For we too are blinded by the process as long as the end result is desirable. A monstrous burden which we must carry for all time if we allow this to complete the irreversible process.

The faceless creation of the machine is coming and the age of the machine comes with it, so tell me are you going to stand as the apocalypse looms over as 19th century European powers tower over the defenseless natives to be conquered? or are you going to act upon it and resist while you still can? before its too late.