Government wants a nation of cowardly defenseless victims
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The UK government has banned self-defense expert and former US Navy Seal Tim Larkin from entering the country after Larkin planned to hold seminars instructing people how to protect themselves against rioters and criminals.
“Tim Larkin tried to board a plane from his home in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but was given a UK Border Agency letter saying “his presence here was not conducive to the public good,” reports BBC News.
The banning order reflects how the coalition government is continuing the previous Labour Party’s policy of discouraging British citizens from using any kind of self-defense whatsoever given the fact that private ownership of firearms is all but completely outlawed.
Larkin was scheduled to be the keynote speaker at The Martial Arts Show conference in Birmingham and to hold a seminar in Tottenham, two areas hit by violence during last year’s riots. Unlike many methods of so-called “self-defense,” Larkin’s program actually teaches (shock, horror), methods on how to incapacitate an attacker.
Larkin told BBC Radio 4 that the banning order was a “gross over-reaction” and said the real reason behind it was because he had publicly criticized the country’s laws on self-defense, which are ambiguous at best and leave victims completely vulnerable to criminals.
The notion that Larkin may have been banned from entering Britain primarily because he has been critical of the country’s laws on self-defense is plausible given the fact that others like radio talk show host Michael Savage have also been banned for holding controversial political opinions.
People in the UK who have used force to protect their property against home invasions by criminals have themselves been on the receiving end of legal retribution, despite the fact that both common law and the Criminal Law Act 1967 both allow citizens to act in ways which would otherwise be illegal to prevent injury to oneself or others.
A landmark case occurred in 1999 when farmer Tony Martin shot at two burglars who had broken into his remote farmhouse, killing one and injuring the other. Despite the fact that Martin had been the victim of burglaries numerous times before with little help from the police, in addition to the lengthy criminal record of the burglars, Martin was convicted for murder because a jury found that he had gone beyond using “reasonable force”. The conviction was later reduced to manslaughter on appeal.
Martin was released after serving three years of his sentence on account of good behavior. He was later targeted with death threats by associates of the burglar he injured. During the case, Martin became a cause célèbre for Brits who felt the government and the legal system had sided with criminals in eviscerating the ancient common law right that dictates, “An Englishman’s home is his castle.”
Banning Tim Larkin from entering the United Kingdom is yet another example of how the establishment is terrified that citizens might learn skills which would reduce their dependency on the authorities.
The only conclusion to draw from this is that the government wants its citizens to be weak, cowardly victims who are incapable of fighting back against any form of abuse or intimidation so that the state itself can continue to dominate and oppress a mentally castrated and domesticated population.
Watch an example of Larkin’s self-defense training technique in the clip below.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 3:51 am