What The Fuck is happening in this country
We have laws like this coming in and the public swallow it up.
We have people locked away for wearing tshirts with slogons on them.
And we have this law stating that someone who decides (lets put religion aside for a moment), to go and fight for what they believe to be right in Syria being locked up.
In the 1930s normal working class people (miners, etc) were sick of Britain's pandering to the fascists, and took it upon themselves to go and fight with the people of Spain against Franco's fascists.
It was generally seem as a brave and worthy thing to do by the British public.
I stuggle to see what the difference is if someone does the same against Syrian tyranical rule ?
Now it's seen as dangerous extremist terrorism ?
And yet if the UK army went there tomorrow it'd be fine and dandy to fight against them.
On the one hand, I cannot get my head around a law which states that I, as an individual am bound by the law of that country, even when I am somewhere else.. that is just ridiculous!
If I am in Syria, or for that matter, the USA, china or the North Pole, I am bound by the rules of THAT country - not the rules of whatever fucking country I am a citizen of. Lets arrest every american 17yo that has sex in the UK on statuary rape charges for example.
On the other hand, I can't see this stupid law being enforced if it wasn't for the connection with 'Islamic law'/Islam. Even as an militant athiest, this seems wrong to me. Sure if young people are being brain washed into it IN the UK, then we might decide we want to do something about it. That, I can understand - i.e. if instead of doing it for moral reasons, they are persuaded to do it because they are told their magical man in the sky wants them to, etc.
However, 1000s of people are being killed in Syria. As an individual I may feel strongly this is wrong. I may feel strongly that I want to do something to protect them. My country does not feel this way. I am therefore, obviously a dangerous terrorist extremist if I go over there to do something about it.
I don't 'get' the UK crime that is apparently being committed here. I just don't get it.
Thankfully, as any devout religious person will tell you, as an atheist, my kind and I, am responsible for most of the world's wars anyway, and can feel I have already done by bit. :p