How states set bad examples of behaviour
I don’t follow foot ball, and I have had to be told who John Terry is. But this keeps on cropping up on my screen.
It is not for a State to decide what people can or cannot say, or think. Even I, who’d like to muzzle GramscoFabiaNazis – because they are _objectively_ wrong, not just misguided – cannot justify doing it, even under the auspices of the War Secretariat.
People ought to be free to think or say, things that might be offensive to others. There are Natural Rights: but there is no right to not be offended if someone says or thinks something that offends you – or worse – “may offend” third parties not even present at the time. This is utterly ridiculous.
Oh, and YOU MUST NEVER use the phrase “political correctness gone mad”. Doing that legitimises “political correctness” as a credible way of dictating the terms of public discourse in a liberal civilisation. You must not do it. Ever. (I know that no readers of the Libertarian Alliance would ever do such a thing, but you must tell others. We’re wasting our breath and time otherwise.)
The poor bugger will probably go down for £2,500, and then we will be forced to watch the media-managed-show-trial in the Circus-arena, where his wife and children are forced to watch while he is torn to shreds by the BBC and the massed mobs of howling GramscoFabiaNazis, and their hordes of Daily Mail “readers”. These will be moralizing over “how an icon of youth”, a “family man” and a “role model”, was “tainted by racism”, and has fallen eternally beneath contempt, and that “it’s hard not to realise that his sporting career, hitherto so promising, must now be over”.
You and I know in our hearts that we could write the script now. I bet you 5 p that at least two of these phrases will appear, and that you’ll find at least two somewhere in the text of “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich”.