Britain Turns Offensive Speech Into a Police Matter
Which country's police force just called on its citizens to report offensive speech? Not libelous speech or death-threat speech, just plain old insulting speech. Speech that is merely hurtful or hateful. Which nation's cops instructed the citizenry to snitch on haters? North Korea? China? Maybe Turkey? It was Britain
The nation that gave the world John Milton and his cry for the "liberty to utter" is now at the forefront of shutting speech down. The policing and punishment of hate by officialdom should never be acceptable. Hatred is a feeling, a sensation, a thing of the mind, and that area of life must always be off-limits to the authorities. South Yorkshire Police, here's some offensive speech for you: F--k you and your Stasi tribute act.