Why exactly is MI5 so frightened of Communists? Does our membership enjoy an extract of Lessing (Doris) at bed-time? Where are the colonialists to-day? Does any of us entertain immoral purposes with a) transatlantics, b) Indians, c) Chinese or d) Negroes?
I do not know. Perhaps Communists have been a threat to security?
What is "security"? Is it a pretty, wantable and smart sort of thing, and if so do we in fact want it?
It's a mythical concept widely advertised by governments of many kinds as part of a cynical ploy to frighten their citizens into acceptance that they (the governments) have a duty to supply it and to finance it at said citizens' expense.
Your question, though a pertinent one, is thus far easier to ask than to answer truthfully and convincingly by the advocates of the nebulous notion of "security".
As to Doris, I almost wrote that lessing is mooring but wisely thought better of it...
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Does any of us entertain immoral purposes with a) transatlantics, b) Indians, c) Chinese or d) Negroes?
Whatever kind of question is that?! What is an "immoral purpose" that any individual might "entertain" with entire nations' populaces? What are "transatlantics"? What are "Negroes" other than a word that, unlike colonialists, really has fortunately been consigned to history? And, finally, who are "us" in this context? - the baker's dozen members of this forum?