British free speach
Article from: The Australian
Hal G. P. Colebatch | April 21, 2009
Article from: The Australian
BRITAIN appears to be evolving into the first modern soft totalitarian state. As a sometime teacher of political science and international law, I do
not use the term totalitarian loosely.
There are no concentration camps or gulags but there are thought police with unprecedented powers to dictate ways of thinking and sniff out heresy,
and there can be harsh punishments for dissent.
Nikolai Bukharin claimed one of the Bolshevik Revolution's principal tasks was "to alter people's actual psychology". Britain is not Bolshevik,
but a campaign to alter people's psychology and create a new Homo britannicus is under way without even a fig leaf of disguise.
The Government is pushing ahead with legislation that will criminalise politically incorrect jokes, with a maximum punishment of up to seven years'
prison. The House of Lords tried to insert a free-speech amendment, but Justice Secretary Jack Straw knocked it out. It was Straw who previously
called for a redefinition of Englishness and suggested the "global baggage of empire" was linked to soccer violence by "racist and xenophobic white
males". He claimed the English "propensity for violence" was used to subjugate Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and that the English as a race were
"potentially very aggressive".
In the past 10 years I have collected reports of many instances of draconian punishments, including the arrest and criminal prosecution of children,
for thought-crimes and offences against political correctness.
Countryside Restoration Trust chairman and columnist Robin Page said at a rally against the Government's anti-hunting laws in Gloucestershire in
2002: "If you are a black vegetarian Muslim asylum-seeking one-legged lesbian lorry driver, I want the same rights as you." Page was arrested, and
after four months he received a letter saying no charges would be pressed, but that: "If further evidence comes to our attention whereby your
involvement is implicated, we will seek to initiate proceedings." It took him five years to clear his name.
Page was at least an adult. In September 2006, a 14-year-old schoolgirl, Codie Stott, asked a teacher if she could sit with another group to do a
science project as all the girls with her spoke only Urdu. The teacher's first response, according to Stott, was to scream at her: "It's racist,
you're going to get done by the police!" Upset and terrified, the schoolgirl went outside to calm down. The teacher called the police and a few days
later, presumably after officialdom had thought the matter over, she was arrested and taken to a police station, where she was fingerprinted and
photographed. According to her mother, she was placed in a bare cell for 3 1/2 hours. She was questioned on suspicion of committing a racial public
order offence and then released without charge. The school was said to be investigating what further action to take, not against the teacher, but
against Stott. Headmaster Anthony Edkins reportedly said: "An allegation of a serious nature was made concerning a racially motivated remark. We aim
to ensure a caring and tolerant attitude towards pupils of all ethnic backgrounds and will not stand for racism in any form."
Read the rest of this article. It's a sad state of affairs when you opinions, no mater how different from another can now put you in jail, even if
your a very young juvenile!
I guess this is going to be the state of rights for all of us in this world very soon if the globalists get the power they crave!
Edit to note: Where I the father of the young lady, that teacher would find it very hard to yell at anyone for a Loooong time! Let alone call the
coppers for asking a legitimate question!
[edit on 5/9/2009 by ZindoDoone]