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May 13, 2009

Thoughtcrime and Doublethink in England

Filed under: State — rmangum @ 8:19 pm
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A joke which offends a (government approved) minority may soon get you seven years in prison in the U.K. Justice Secretary Jack Straw supports legislation aimed at eliminating racism, while at the same time maintains that the English as a race are inherently violent, aggressive, and xenophobic. I hate to use a cliche like “witch-hunt”, but the situation seems to demand it. England has prosecuted ten-year-old children. A women columnist was arrested for saying,

If you are a black vegetarian Muslim asylum-seeking one-legged lesbian lorry driver, I want the same rights as you.

In other words, she was arrested for demanding equal rights. At any rate, black Muslims have themselves been arrested for homophobia, and if we took Jack Straw at his word he should be locked up for smearing his native land as a pack of soccer hooligans.

A schoolmaster at a school where a 14- year-old was arrested for not wanting to do a science project with other girls who could not speak English (surely a utilitarian rather than racial concern) said, “We aim to ensure a caring and tolerant attitude toward pupils of all ethnic backgrounds and will not stand racism in any form.” The italics are mine, added to emphasize that this statement is palpably untrue.

In America we have not quite gone so far as to prosecute children for speech violations, but are instead content to arrest them for sex crimes like taking naked pictures of themselves. In England meanwhile, the Orwellian and Kafkaesque future is now.

Thanks to Keith at Attack the System for bringing this story to my attention.


  1. If I were the English lawmakers I would have to say that your post about these “racists” is itself racist. The English thought police must be terribly overwhelmed by these responsibilities. England will have to raise taxes to 100% to fund a massive, around the clock police force to combat any conversation about race.

    Comment by Michael — May 16, 2009 @ 2:28 am | Reply

  2. You could fill a pretty fat volume of PC horror stories such as these. I think that it is a huge mistake for the liberals and the Left to let the Right monopolize an anti-PC stance. For starters, it makes it seem as if they have no common sense and are out of touch with common people, who instinctively (and justly) become incensed at such incursions into private life for the sake of a Utopian engineering project.

    Comment by rmangum — May 16, 2009 @ 5:40 am | Reply

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