Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Police Scotland and Katie Hopkins


The tweet is depressing. Did the Twitter joke trial never happen?

The very existence of Police Scotland is depressing. It is a reminder that the SNP believes in centralisation not devolution.

But most depressing of all are the replies to the tweet, a good number of which ask Police Scotland to arrest Katie Hopkins.

I am not surprised that the police have picked up on the modern fashion for claiming offence. They know a good repressive ideology when they see it.
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But I wish there were more on the left who would stand up for free speech - or at least for common sense.

4 comments:

Phil Beesley said...

I'm offended by the non-essential ampersand.

Caron Lindsay said...

Ugh! Everythng I write could be offensive to somebody.

ElaineS said...

You obviously think its okay for arrogant racist like Hopkins to not only be deeply offensive and racist against Scots but used a sick and possibly dying Scot as her target.It says what kind of humans you are

Tim (Kalyr) said...

Seems to many people aren't willing to make the distinction between supporting someome's freedom to say something and supporting what they actually said.

If you do not support the freedom of bad people to say bad things in spaces you don't own or control, you don't really believe in freedom of speech. Many on the left do not.

If you support a "right not to be offended", where do you draw the line? Who decides which groups nobody is allowed to offend?