Saturday, September 29, 2007

Thought crime and liberty

What the fuck is going on in this country? Seriously? There is no question that the law is being used to enforce thought, and that is entirely wrong.

Via The Nation Of Shopkeepers, whose little quiz is well worth taking, we find that someone opposed to a second travellers' camp in his local area is being sued by the Commission for Racial Thought Crimes Equality.
A man says he is "gobsmacked" he faces action under race relations laws for starting a petition opposing a travellers' site in Swansea.

Carl Lewis collected 953 signatures for the petition while standing as a candidate in a council by-election.

The Commission for Race Equality (CRE) in Wales said it had instructed lawyers to start proceedings against him.

Now, I'd just like to send a message to the CRE: FUCK YOU, YOU BUNCH OF CUNTS.
But Mr Lewis, who runs a recruiting business from his home in Llansamlet, denied he was racist or prejudiced against travellers.

"I'm gobsmacked," he said.

"This petition wasn't against travellers, it was against a second official traveller site in the area."

It is completely stupid and deeply worrying; the law is being used to enforce a particular mode of thought which is very reminiscent of Nazi Germany or Stalin's Russia. Or, for that matter, just about any other totalitarian state.

And what is the CRE's justification for this?
The organisation's director Chris Myant said they were taking action under section 31 of the Race Relations Act which "made it unlawful to bring pressure on someone to act in a discriminatory way".

He said the act existed to "enable solutions to be found through debate" in which public expressions of prejudice play no part.

"Were this to have been a petition calling on the council to reject housing applications for any other ethnic minority groups, there would have been public uproar."

Well, that's as maybe, you fucking little shit, but that should not be the basis for prosecuting someone. People are entitled to their opinions, you totalitarian fucktard. Fuck you.

And just to reinforce how our lords and masters are abusing the law for their own gain, I found this little gem.
A RETIRED soldier who was questioned by riot police after complaining about a lord provost's lack of etiquette, has received an official apology.

Former guardsman Jake Reid was stunned to be interviewed by police officers after the provost took exception to being called an "embarrassment" in an e-mail.

The Scots Guards veteran who served on five tours of duty in Northern Ireland was visited by police and warned not to send any more e-mails to Dundee's lord provost, John Letford.

However, Mr Reid has now received an apology from chiefs at Tayside Police, who admitted "there was no basis" for their heavy-handed reaction to the e-mails and that their reaction was "inappropriate".

It is time for us to prep those lamp posts. Oh, and don't think that the Tories will be any better, by the way. The whole political process reminds me of that Bill Hicks sketch about US politics.
I'll show you politics in America. Here it is, right here.

"I think the puppet on the right shares my beliefs."

"I think the puppet on the left is more to my liking."

"Hey, wait a minute, there's one guy holding out both puppets!"

"SHUT UP! Go back to bed America, your government is in control."

That is even truer of our sick and blighted political process; that is what this concensus politics is all about. The Gray Monk expresses this particularly well in a beautifully written post on the ruling classes.
This divorce from the voters has a sinister side to it - the voter is increasingly treated as being unable to think for themselves, so unable to engage in a debate on any subject. In short, they are there to be told what to do, how to vote and even what they may or may not think. Do not think that any of the Parties are free of this, you need only look at David Cameron's front bench to see that they have cloned their Nu Labour counterparts and are as boorish and disconnected with the real world as the present government. Nor does it end there, for the upper echelons of the Civil Service have been salted with their placemen and the institution of the Civil Service has gone from being merely incompetent, to being the single greatest threat to our freedom and democracy. Why is this so? Simply because it has become the natural home of the New Elite, an elite that recognises no ideals but their own, and which will use every means at its disposal to hold onto power.

The whole system is sick and twisted, and what is most sad is that the great British public—Great? Ha! A population of violent morons proud of their ignorance and happy to be preached to by an even more moronic and cynical media pandering to the lowest common fuckwit with 20p to spend on a hate-filled, jingoistic wank-mag—are more than happy to go along with it.

Even quite intelligent, well-informed people—people who can see that the government fucks things up—look, for action on issues, not to themselves but to that festering collection of arrogant, corrupt, morally-bankrupt tossbags whose only interest is in feathering their own nests before the electoral axe can fall.

It is time for a new way of thinking: for people to take responsibility for their own decisions; and for those who feel that a situation is unjust to take action themselves, rather than calling on the government to extort yet more hard-earned cash from those who couldn't give a fuck about these special interest issues.

String 'em all up and let's start again.


Anonymous said...

The CRE seems to have forgotten that the Bill of Rights enshrines the right of subjects to petition the monarch.

Saltburn subversives said...

The CRE should be abolished, and I am fervently anti-racist.

Catching wild pigs...or how the ruling class operates..

Mark Wadsworth said...

I like this best, it's sort of self-referential double-think parody on stilts...

"Were this to have been a petition calling on the council to reject housing applications for any other ethnic minority groups, there would have been public uproar"

No there fucking wouldn't!

There would have been public uproar if there had been an application for housing reserved for any specific group. Just imagine, some landowner sells off some fields to Barratts with instructions that the finished houses only be sold to white British ... beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I'm too fucking angry to write anything sensible:
Everybody should be shot - treacherous politicians, idiot voters, myself...

Trooper Thompson said...

Come on people, we've got to get our shit together and sort these motherfuckers out.

Caractacus said...

"British jobs for British workers"

Just try starting a petition in favour of that.

Clovis Sangrail said...

Come on DK, say how you really feel. Don't hold back with this mealy-mouthed butter-wouldn't melt-in-your-mouth stuff.

Terry said...

More thought crime to come: next Monday 8 October there is likely to be an amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill making "gay hatred" a crime. Whatever your humble devil thinks of the church and religion, we may soon be in a position where police can go into churches on Sundays and arrest the vicars and preachers for stating orthodox Christian doctrine, namely that homosexuality is sinful. If you love freedom, publicise this and stand against it.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

Over at the ASI, they are posting some of the winning entries of the Young Writers on Liberty. One does not want to put such keen minds off,...