Saturday, December 19, 2020

She Didn't Win

Hey, I'm not saying this isn't good news, but like Ace says, how did we ever get to the point that judges were required to specifically rule that people's free speech rights include the right to not participate in a mentally-ill man's Gender Cosplay Fantasies?

Who voted for that?

This is a classic case of the process being the punishment. This case has been going on since 2018. I mean, it's great that the courts finally ruled the right way, but it's not like she even got a nice trophy or a winner's rosette. She's had two years of official harassment and now she's won the right not to be harassed anymore. 

Meanwhile, who lost?

Not the professional activist weirdo who wages lawfare on his critics

Not the police officers who routinely ignore actual crimes but decided to pursue this lunacy.

Not the prosecutors who ran with a completely ludicrous interpretation of the law.

Not even the judge who acted as though she was a philosopher queen unconstrained by your Earthling laws:
In February this year radical feminist Miss Scottow, 40, was handed a two-year conditional discharge, and ordered to pay £1,000 compensation, with district judge Margaret Dodds telling her: 'Your comments contributed nothing to a debate. We teach children to be kind to each other and not to call each other names in the playground.'
At risk of stating the obvious, there's nothing in the law about being'kind' and no requirement for any comments to contribute to a debate - otherwise Owen Jones would be on Death Row. 

It's not a small thing when a judge invents an absurd standard out of thin air to close down debate. A judge who makes the law up as they go along is like an accountant with his hand in the till. If calling a fat guy in a bad wig 'he' is worth £1,000, how much should an activist judge be fined? 

1 comment:

JuliaM said...

"... and now she's won the right not to be harassed anymore."

Until the mentally ill man in question takes it to the Supreme Court.