I’m getting really tired of far right snowflakes demanding the death penalty for anyone who says things they don’t like.
They seem to want to make the whole world a safe space where those nasty lefties don’t say things that the fash don’t want to hear.
So much for free speech and freedom of expression!
Until you believe in freedom of speech for those with whom you absolutely disagree, you do not believe in freedom of speech at all.
I recently received a comment on my Youtube channel suggesting that I should be hanged as a traitor. The commenter, whose own channel was full of free speech videos (which he clearly interpreted as being racist without consequence) thinks we should hang British citizens for speaking their minds. Sorry – who’s the traitor again?
He has no idea about the meaning of freedom of speech, no idea about how the law works, no idea what traitorous really means and definitely no clue about the purpose of actual justice.
When someone commits a hate crime, for example humiliates a young Muslim girl in the street they should pay her compensation (and replace the scarf they took from her). That’s restorative justice. It focuses upon righting the wrongs.
Now, if I post a video in which I walk around Bury Park in Luton, thus proving that it isn’t a no go area for white people, who have I harmed? Who is the victim? Who should I compensate? What would be the justice principle that would led to me being hanged?
It’s become increasingly clear over the last few years that the real snowflakes in this country are the far right, the racists and the pig-headed bigots who want to destroy all opinions but their own. And that’s fine by me. If they want to be snowflakes and run away from other people because they use words to express ideas that frighten you, fair enough.
But don’t dress your snowflakery up as justice or pretend it’s about free speech because it clearly isn’t. It’s just snowflakery!
Or is it fuckwittery? It’s hard to tell sometimes.