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Sunday, January 25, 2004

PC Speech Police Strike Again - UK Edition

A few days ago, in my first official post, I discussed the rise of that vile mindset, Political Correctness and how it is has created conditions that threaten to force George Orwell's worst nightmare upon us. From the educational quagmire to a nation burdened by frivolous lawsuits, the threat imposed by the PC Thought Police looms larger each day.

Now, Daniel Pipes (who every American with a thirst for a greater understanding of the middle east should read weekly) has a troubling article on the extreme ends to which the PC mantra will go. apparently, in Tony Blair's the United Kingdom the speech police have been charged to eliminate all who dare to disparage Osama Bin Laden. In case you have forgotten, Osama Bin Laden murdered 3,000 innocent civilians on September 11, 2003.

It appears that a guard in England's prison system made an off the cuff remark about the location of a picture of Osama Bin Laden. Upset that his remarks might offend members of the prisons criminal Muslim population (they are in jail after all) the Prison Governor (sort of like a Warden) fired the guard. While the guard has challenged the action, and apparently had some success in front of an employment tribunal, the more frightening part is that the British Government actually supports his dismissal.

A spokesman for the prison stated that the government was "very disappointed" by the employment tribunal and that "the decision to dismiss Mr Rose was fully consistent with Prison Service policy ... to eradicate racism in prisons."

There really isn't anything else to add.

Since first traveling there as a child I've always loved England. I consider the time I spent living there in the mid 90s as one of the highlights of my life. While I understand that something as offensive as this could happen in the United States (indeed, it probably has) it just makes me wonder how could a once mighty empire fall so far so fast and should I accept the loss of England to the forces of evil for good?

It just makes me wonder, are we ill equipped to handle this attack and is it inevitable that we here in the United States will also fall victims to our own internal forces of oppression and insanity?


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