By Darryl Mason
The UK prepares to seal its borders against carriers of possibly infectious thought crime :
"If people have so clearly overstepped the mark in terms of the way not just that they are talking but the sort of attitudes that they are expressing to the extent that we think that this is likely to cause or have the potential to cause violence or inter-community tension in this country, then actually I think the right thing is not to let them into the country in the first place."First the UK bans those they claim are the worst, then they starts banning those who simply say what the government doesn't want to hear, or what they don't want the public to hear.
"This is someone who has fallen into the category of fomenting hatred, of such extreme views and expressing them in such a way that it is actually likely to cause inter-community tension or even violence if that person were allowed into the country."
Don't let anybody fool you into thinking the War On Extremism has only just begun. The WoE began back in 2006, in the days of Bush, Blair and Howard, when the Iraq War was falling apart and Those Terror Guys had lost their power to shock Americans as thousands of their own were chewed up in the war machinery of Iraq.
Here's a Your New Reality post from back then :
The new key buzz word, along with 'Fascism', is "Extremism' and 'Extremists'.
Terrorists, of course, aim to cause terror through their actions and talk.
But what about Extremists?
We're moving into Thought Crime territory now.
A War On Extremists? Where do you even begin with that one?
And how exactly do you define Extremism?
Or more importantly, how do the lawmakers and law enforcers define Extremism?
That's terminology way wide open to multiple interpretation.
Then again, that's probably the whole idea.