Thursday, 11 October 2007

The vain search for common sense

I see that the children's charity, Kidscape, has warned that the government's ridiculous new proposals to outlaw incitement to "homophobic" hatred may lead to schoolchildren being arrested for using such innocuous phrases as "your trainers are gay". Kidscape's training manager, Claude Knights, added that if the proposed laws were introduced, then the police would need to use "common sense" in enforcing them.

Sadly, I think that this is something of a vain hope. Remember the case of George Rawlinson, the ten year-old threatened with arrest for using the word 'gay' in an e-mail? Or that of Sam Brown, the Oxford undergraduate taken to court for questioning the sexuality of a police horse? No, I'm afraid that the common sense train has long since left the station, and I don't think it's coming back.

3 comments:

JuliaM said...

"Kidscape's training manager, Claude Knights, added that if the proposed laws were introduced, then the police would need to use "common sense" in enforcing them."

Yeah. I lol'd...

Of course, once the law is brought in & the crusaders, nutters & those unable to understand it have caused problems such as the 'gay horse' incident, next comes government targets for prosecutions under it, and that will really ramp up the absurdities...

Anonymous said...

If you value your life, your freedom, your everything, - well - - you better read this!

A Free Man said...

It is a sick society that not only tolerates perverted and damaging behaviour, but enforces its celebration.

One can point to this alone to see that we are on the way down fast, we now have homosexuality portrayed as almost an holy thing on our BBC and other media, it is praised and queers are said to be brave for exposing their depravity to all.

Every healthy society condemns faggotry, they may not need to legally punish it, but nontheless they shun and condemn it.

Only depraved, degraded and dying cultures allow it to thrive, none have ever gone as far as we have in normalising it.

This country is trully sick to the core.