This was actually well understood at the end of the 18th century, the problem is that man is not a learning animal. It's an urban myth about the average man being capable of learning. Homo Sapiens gave himself one of the most ironic latin nomenclatures that could possibly be imagined.
Britain shuts down centuries of history with nightmarish regime of Orwellian laws under a pall of darkness. Good riddance to bad rubbish. If they had simply surrendered under the blitz in the 1940's would it have really made any difference? They'd have a lot of lovely heritage buildings still standing and simply live under Nazi jackboots instead of the jackboots of their elites. Same jackboots, nicer architecture to look at when moving between checkpoints and being challenged for your papers.
Identical laws word-for-word by Julia Gillard have failed in Australia but only barely. She came up with this identical piece of legislation sweeping back 1200 year old English Common laws for freedom of speech and expression at the exact same time as the British through a marvelous coincidence, our "elected leader." What an amazing piece of synchronicity, that's what it is. I'm sure she is not actually working for people outside of the country. That's ridiculous to even suggest.