Governments regularly do super extreme shit and then back off of it.
The idea is to get the idea into your head. You feel relief when you hear “oh they’re not going that far,” but at the same time, you’re psychologically prepared for them to go that far in the future.
It’s a game they play. And yes, I think it is on purpose.
Maybe it just works out this way and no one exactly plans it, but when cops charge someone for something totally heinous and then drop the charges, everyone understands that this heinous thing will come back at some point and the charges will not be dropped the next time.
The British cops have an entire massive ecosystem of psychologists working to push a social engineering agenda, so it just seems very likely that this is all planned out as a kind of public play designed to create psychological outcomes.
Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, the woman twice arrested for silent prayer outside U.K. abortion clinics, has received a police apology and confirmation that she will not face charges for violating a local “buffer zone” protection order.
Though Vaughan-Spruce said she would return to the clinic to pray, she warned that her treatment has implications for the future of basic freedoms in the U.K.
“This isn’t 1984, but 2023 — I should never have been arrested or investigated simply for the thoughts I held in my own mind,” Vaughan-Spruce said, alluding to George Orwell’s dystopian novel. “Silent prayer is never criminal,” she said in a Sept. 22 statement.
On March 6, Vaughan-Spruce was arrested for praying in a “buffer zone” outside an abortion clinic on Station Road, Birmingham. Local authorities had declared a Public Space Protection Order near the clinic, using a legal mechanism intended to prevent antisocial behavior.
Prohibited activities in this zone include approval or disapproval of abortion through protest, which “includes but is not limited to graphic, verbal, or written means, prayer, or counseling.” The order also bars interference, intimidation, or harassment, recording or photographic clinic staff or clients, and the display of any text or imagery related to abortion.
Vaughan-Spruce was previously arrested Dec. 6, 2022, for silent prayer outside the same abortion facility, which was closed at the time. In February, the Birmingham Magistrates’ Court acquitted her of all charges related to the first case.
West Midlands police apologized to Vaughan-Spruce for taking so long to close her second case. They said there would be no further investigation and no further action taken.
Vaughan-Spruce welcomed the end of the investigation and the police apology but said her case highlights “the extremely harmful implications” of what happened to her.
“What happened to me signals to others that they too could face arrest, interrogation, investigation, and potential prosecution if caught exercising their basic freedom of thought,” she said.
We are on the road to Christianity being totally outlawed.
This is happening more and more, that prayer is being targeted as an illegal act.
People should look at what the Bolsheviks did to a country that was, at the time, extremely Christian.
Just part and parcel of living in a democracy