Monday, November 12, 2018

Licenced Rebels

Who'd have thunk it? Liberals were still busy being outraged by the Grenfell Reenactment Society when a top lefty luvvie popped up to explain that poppies were 'racist' and 'white supremacist'.

If the murder of a cardboard box is actionable then I think this must cross the line but, curiously enough, there's no evidence that his bins have been searched. In fact he remains remarkably 'not arrested'.

Hey, at least the Grenfell Reneactment Society weren't actively advocating for more fires, meanwhile - in the context of the whole #punchanazi, no-platforming, lynch mob left - it's not hard to see why some people might think Bastani's comments were a tacit endorsement of violence.

Personally, I'm a free speech maximalist. Some people go the other way, and think the government can and should enforce virtue on people, but there is surely no constituency for what we have now, where Joe Public gets his house raided by the Joke Police at the drop of a match, but members of the snootocracy can be as foul as they want and all they get is the chance to posture as courageous rebels.

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