Scotland’s new PC edicts

First of all, I apologize for my absence and lack of posts in recent weeks. I have written a couple of posts on the other blog but haven’t had it in me to write more. I always hope to be more active as circumstances allow. I hope I haven’t lost everybody who visit(ed) this blog in the past. I do appreciate your presence and your input.

Spiked reports that the Scottish ‘Nationalist’ Party is clamping down on more politically incorrect speech. The changes to the hate speech laws have not yet been approved, but are proposed. It seems doubtful that they will meet with much in the way of opposition, given that the SNP is very left-wing.

At present, Scots hate-crime law largely parallels the English law (actually it is slightly narrower). It criminalises the stirring up of racial hatred by any behaviour that is threatening, abusive or insulting, and it requires heavier sentencing for a number of crimes if they are aggravated by hostility towards the victim’s race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender status.”

Read the article; the proposed new law would be much stricter in that even showing something ‘offensive’ to someone, say, a friend, in a private social context, would carry a stronger penalty. Certain categories of ‘victim’ groups would be protected (as is the case in most Western countries now) while, oddly, no protections against religious ‘offenses’ would be included.

Now, this is not about England (or the UK, in the broader sense) but about Scotland. For some strange reason Scotland has its own Parliament as does Wales while the English alone, once the dominant ethnicity and the core people of Britain, do not enjoy that privilege. I used to have a running disagreement with a Scots-American who insisted (counter to fact) that yes, the English do have a Parliament of their own. Oddly this quasi-friendly argument was with a distant cousin of mine who shared some English ancestry with me. I never understood his rationale, but whatever.

I do wish the Scots well but I hope they someday wake up to the dangers of socialism and communism. And it seems we have our share of ”those who will not see” in this country as well as in Canada and the UK. The whole Anglosphere seems to be in some kind of state of blindness as regards political realities. I know there are people who are fully awake to reality, but it seems the media have made mental captives of far too many people who are now adept at denial of reality.

It’s good to see that our Australian cousins are now given freedom of  movement or so I’ve heard, as well as New Zealand. Will we be the last to be given our ‘privileges’?

By the way, I don’t know how many of you may be aware of Morgoth’s blog, based in the UK where there is a very active group of commenters, and blogger Morgoth writes very good essays; it makes for an interesting read and it shows that there are people in the UK who are not mind-conditioned by the media. The link should be in my blog roll; if not I should add it there.