Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The N word

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-27360884

To use the best possible reference source, Army Rumour Service and quote Old Snowy;


Reminds me of the absolutely amazing hoops that the MOD and FCO - not to say the whole of the Press - jumped through on Op BARRAS, when the good news was being given to the Bad Men of the local militia called the "West Side Boys".




Only they weren't. They were the "West Side Niggers" and proud of it too. That we could not even bring ourselves to mention their name out loud made for much amusement.



Pretty pathetic really. We are in a country where saying a single certain word can get you sacked, ostracised and lose all social position, but where a politician can steal money and just get to pay it back (sometimes). Odd...   What a state this nation has come to when even saying that you disagree with some gets you branded as a bigot. I wonder if those who shout the loudest actually see the irony of shouting down free speech?

2 comments:

Blue said...

Amazing how Political Correctness is powerful enough to dampen free speech, eh?

Bambibasher said...

These are the same folk who call anyone who questions multiculturalism as facists or bigots, the bigot practices bigotry, bigotry is of course the practise of shouting down anyone who doesnt agree with their narrow view.
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/bigotry
"Intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself:
‘the report reveals racism and right-wing bigotry’"
of course only right wing people can be bigots!
Holding different opinions and defending them in public is of course free speech!
I may not agree with what you say but my family has a long history of sacrifice to ensure that you have the right to express that view!