A Thread where you can freely share your opinions on everything political.
Not only are they unlawfully using the schedule 7 terrorism act of 2000 to stop a bunch of" right wring" youtubers from entering the country, and using the terrorist attacks as an excuse to spy on there own people, but now there this, I swear this country is some kind of Orwellian Dystopia.Ofcom said earlier this week that it could strip RT (Russia Today) of its broadcasting licence if the UK government concluded that Moscow was behind the chemical poisoning of a former spy in Salisbury.
There have been claims that RT acts as a propaganda tool for the Kremlin, although politicians from all of the major UK political parties have appeared on it.
here's a radical idea Labour if your reading this, there's this thing called equality where you treat everybody the same regardless of the colour of there skin and what's between there legs, and if you weren't still living in the sixties and full of neo-Marxist then you'd realize that having an all women's shortlist in the first place is counter productive to the values your supposedly are fighting for.“male-bodied transgenders” are taking other women’s places in politics.
#freedankula just seen some vids on it. I watch mostly the "sceptics" on YT and if dankula can be banged up for "ruining" a pug for his SO for a cheap joke, I'd be watching pretty much nothing on YT before long. political correctness has gone insane, the authorities are giving in to screeching children, I'm just afraid they'll whip up a violent revolution that just destroys everything, and we'll have to pick up the pieces and make sure the next thing we make wouldn't be this SNAFU we got nowWell Count Dankula ( the Scottish guy who trained his pug to Nazi salute for satirical purposes, then upload the hilarious video to youtube, which resulted in not a single person complained about it because it's hilarious) has been found guilty.
Watch out John Cleese, the pc police will be coming for you next .
Don't mention the war! we won ok!I don't recall John Cleese repeatedly proclaiming "Gas the Jews" in Fawlty Towers.
The thought occurs the maybe, just possibly that might be the difference.
My point was they both make offensive jokes. But some context might help you see why this is wrong and worryingI don't recall John Cleese repeatedly proclaiming "Gas the Jews" in Fawlty Towers.
The thought occurs the maybe, just possibly that might be the difference.
fair enough he didn't have to use "gas the jews" as the trigger word to get the dog to nazi salute but it ads to the joke and makes the dog seem more horrible.my girlfriend is annoying about our dog and thinks everything he does is cute, so I'm going to make him do the most horrible thing in the world to show her he's not so cute
Fidel Castro would be rolling in his grave for not thinking about it first. Years ago it would still be funny, and no one would be charged for such a subjective crime which as you said, didn't actually offend anyone. It's just thin skinned authorities thinking it's offensiveMoral of the story is a man has been charged for being Grossly offensive and could be sent to prison for a joke that nobody found offensive or complained about. This is not acceptable in a liberal democracy and is in violation of the principles of free speech and liberty in this count
It's all about the votes mate. This and previous governments are pandering to certain communities giving them and their beliefs/cultural practices protective status, so when election day comes they'll remember who brought in the hate speech/crime laws that let them continue to act like petulant children. And our politicians are lazy it's much easier to put the critic in prison then it is to tackle the thing he's criticizing, Why stop large scale grooming of vulnerable girls when you can just ignore and blame the girls, who needs to tackle the rise in stabbings and acid attacks griping london when there's people saying mean things about politicians online.Fidel Castro would be rolling in his grave for not thinking about it first. Years ago it would still be funny, and no one would be charged for such a subjective crime which as you said, didn't actually offend anyone. It's just thin skinned authorities thinking it's offensive
I know I sound old but what happened to the time where you couldn't charge someone unless you've been robbed or murdered?
I feel like this is applicable to people jumping to the guy's defence as well. I mean this is not a particularly big issue for anyone who doesn't ever intend to make comments relating to real world genocide motivated by racial hatred in the context of a comedy YouTube video. Which again, I'd think is most people.just take something you don't like and pretend it's a big problem for everybody
Again, this is my personal opinion and no something I believe is in any way worthy of legislation, but I'd probably draw a distinction between jokes about victims of terrible acts and jokes about people who commit them. Erdogan, as far as I know, has not been subjected to sexual assault by a goat (and if he'd been the aggressor in such a situation he'd be the one breaking animal cruelty laws) so I think anyone reading such comments is probably aware those are jokes and insults but without basis in reality.Your missing the point. The whole point of free speech is being able to offend somone. And lets not forget he wasn't found guilty of any Anti-Semitic hate crime, he was found guilty of being “grossly offensive”. In a free country it should never be a crime to be offensive, even grossly offensive. We must vigorously oppose the criminalisation of offensive speech, ideas or jokes.
I'll tell you a story I just rememberd that I think is relevant and somthing you'll find humorous. A couple years ago some German comedian made an offensive joke live on air about the Turkish president having sex with a horse, and Erdogan being the big egotistical twat he is asked the German government to imprison the man. The German government told Erdogan to go **** himself is what I'd like to say is what happened but they actually brought a case against the man. But a brave few stud up for the man, one was the dutch comedian Hans Teeuwen who made joke saying erdogan still owed him money for a blow job he gave him in a sauna, another was a British journalist who held a competition with a prize of £1000 to see who could come up with the best insulting poem about Erdogan, and the winner of that competition was now foreign Secretary Borison Johnson who wrote a poem that implied Erdogan had sex with a goat.
No double standards in British politics I see, under hate crime laws he shouldn't be seeing the light of day right nowJeremy Corbyn's rabid supporters are apparently taking part in a (I **** you not) Anti Anti-Semitic rally, in which they protest against people protesting against anti-Semitism. I mean God forbid if someone says something negative about there lord and saviour
That's not what's happening at all Ken and you know it. It is in fact a protest led by Jewish socialists against flimsy accusations of anti-semitism being used for political purposes (like when people equate Jews with Zionism and criticism of the State of Isreal with anti-semitism, despite a lot of Jews not actually being Zionists). Which is exactly what's been happening.Jeremy Corbyn's rabid supporters are apparently taking part in a (I **** you not) Anti Anti-Semitic rally, in which they protest against people protesting against anti-Semitism.
Of course it's being used for political purposes ( kinda like when Corbyn Politicized Philip Davies comment about feminist eating cake and demanded that Theresa May sack him for said comment, but it's okay when he uses political correctness to attack his opponents but when it happens to him his followers lose there **** and throw there toys out the pram like rebid children ) but that doesn't excuse it because it is happening and Corbyn's actions are contributing towards the rise of anti-semitism in this country. When the leader of labour is a member of not one but three secret anti-Semitic groups on his personal social media account, and uses a campaign against islamaphobia (which he himself launched) to give anti-Semitic extremist speakers a platform in our schools and universitiesis in fact a protest led by
Jewishsocialists against flimsyaccusations of anti-semitism being used for political purposes
The launch organisers were Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend), a lobbying organisation whose senior figures included a campaigner who supported killing British soldiers and whose activists have made statements regarded as anti-Jewish.
then don't be ******* surprised if anti-Semitic groups and individuals feel emboldened to act upon there anti-Semitic thoughts, which is exactly what has been happening and what they were protesting against yesterday, the anti-Semitic mural ( yes it was anti-Semitic because it depicted Jewish bankers as the enemies of the working class and I think they look an awfully lot like the Rothschild family ) was just the last straw for these people who are facing harassment on a daily basis. And lets not forget about him calling members of Hamas and Hezbollah his friends.The campaign gave mainstream respectability to “individuals with a high-profile extremist history”, according to the Henry Jackson Society think tank in a new report Profiting from Prejudice: How Mend’s ‘IAM’ Campaign Legitimised Extremism.
That sentences alone proves that the protesters concerns are well founded and not just a politicised attack on Corbyn by Labour mps who don't like him.A two-month inquiry into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party has ruled that members should avoid making "Hitler, Nazi or Holocaust" comparisons when talking about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but said there should be no lifetime bans for those making anti-Semitic remarks. two-month inquiry into anti-Semitism within the Labour Party has ruled that members should avoid making "Hitler, Nazi or Holocaust" comparisons when talking about the Israel-Palestine conflict, but said there should be no lifetime bans for those making anti-Semitic remarks.