Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Oh Mah Gawd!

This is one of those posts that summarizes in a few short paragraphs why the United Kingdom is screwed.


A woman in the UK has been jailed. Yes-jailed! Incarcerated for Ranting While Racist! This is totally unbelievable.

Judge Michael Snow sentenced Woodhouse to 21 weeks in jail on Tuesday in London, saying that anyone hearing her "grossly offensive" language would feel a "deep sense of shame."

"Woodhouse - who had turned herself in to police after the footage began to circulate - had pleaded guilty to one count of causing racially aggravated harassment, alarm or distress by using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behavior.”

This is a really frightening development. 

How long before we see it here in Ontario/Canada/America?

This is especially worrying given that Bernie Farber is going to be our new Human Rights Overlord. 

I am sure there are plenty of people who would like to jail people because of their unpopular opinions and for insulting people with "grossly offensive" language that made people feel a "deep sense of shame". 

This is NUTS. Totally nuts. 

Someone in the "civilized" world has been incarcerated for hurt feelings.

What are we going to do about it?