Thursday, 18 October 2018

Freedom of Speech in 2018 - The End is at Hand





Very soon, not only here in Great Britain but in many countries around the world, we will be celebrating Remembrance Day (unless you are a Cambridge University Student or Jeremy Corbyn) and this will be especially poignant this year due to it being the 100th year since the ending of what became the First World War, also known as The Great War. The vast majority of British families here today will have had relatives who served and quite possibly paid the ultimate price during that immense struggle, a conflict that claimed vast numbers of mainly very young men. Our family lost our Great Grandfather on our Fathers side and two Great Uncle’s on my Mothers Maternal side of the extended family. Subsequently, the Second World War came and went, and many conflicts have occurred since. One of the principles at stake was Freedom of Expression and Speech. This important principle is now more endangered from the threat of ‘Political Correctness’ and legislation influenced by what has become referred to as the PC Brigade although as ‘Brigades’ go, I would not wish to place too much trust in them at all given that they comprise of weak liberals and ‘Conchies’ (Cowards). 


We now seem to have ‘armies’ that are not poised to defend our country but are constantly trawling social media in all its forms to see if anyone has ‘offended’ anyone either actually, or perceivably and in the case of Facebook, many are placed into virtual ‘jail’ for the crime of speaking one’s mind or expressing a strongly held opinion yet as distinct from our legal system where you are deemed innocent until proven guilty, today there is not only a presumption of guilt there is no opportunity to offer any form of defence or justification of one’s words and actions. Sentencing is perfunctory and ‘execution’ immediate with no appeal. I am on yet another such 30-day trip to Facebook jail despite simply telling the truth in relation to a criminal of Nigerian origin. I cited my own experiences of being twice in Nigeria, all of which was negative in the extreme, to back up my observation of not only the individual but his kind in general and some weakling clearly flagged my comment to the FB ‘thought Police’ and the rest is history. The same occurs on Twitter although I have only had one very brief suspension in that instance. I seem to have survived ten years on LinkedIn though – phew! 


In the national aspect, once again Freedom of Speech is under potential threat by recent legislation known as Hate Crime. If applied with equality and equanimity, in a society of myriad cultures, then this is not in principle such a bad thing however in practice, it seems to serve to ‘protect’ just one social grouping, non-indigenous to our nation (nor is their Faith) and it is a one-way street; we only have to say something seen as out of place and its jail for real but the quid pro quo rarely applies and this is entirely wrong. My article, “The Pen is mightier than the sword” published in January 2015 in the aftermath of Charli Hebdo in Paris is a stark example of how Freedom of Speech is threatened, and this was made far worse by virtue of the fact that the crime was committed effectively by ‘invaders’ and aliens.



Recently, the Hate Crime legislation is being asked to take into account other ‘concerns’ from the shivering, hand-wringing weakling mob and interestingly, one of these items is that of Misogyny and in this regard, I am personally wholly supportive for my experiences in certain parts of the world especially the Middle East and Asia Minor has shown me the trait in all its inglorious gory and is especially prevalent in the societies that are from that area of the world and this has spread to the many countries where they have migrated to including here in the UK. There can be no doubt whatsoever that misogyny is an integral part of the Faith they practice, but presumably if we then act against the perpetration of same, then the ‘defence’ will be one that doing so ‘offends’ said credo and this could not only end the initial action but have dire consequences for the plaintiff!  A truly crazy scenario indeed. 


The public expression of firmly held views is now likely to earn you a label that may end in ‘ist’ or a word ending in ‘phobic’. There is a perceptible fear that in a public place such as a Pub, the passing of an opinion is likely to ‘offend’ someone in earshot even though they may not be involved in the actual discussion and as such, Freedom of Speech is further impacted. Unsurprisingly, I am frequently so labelled – usually by lefties and liberals – and often chastised for potentially ‘offending’ some snowflake or whatever. 


Recently, I have seen a 3-stage photo montage which depicts teenagers in the factories in the 19th century in the first, then teenage lads in military uniform in WW1 and thirdly 21st century kids ‘sobbing’ because someone has ‘offended them’! I’m very glad I am the age I am now and have learned all I am learned from around the world on my many travels than be young today in 2018.


By


Chris Green 



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Thursday, 11 October 2018

A 'Snowflake's' timetable in 2018

It had been snowing all night. So at ....
8:00 I made a snowman.
8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn't make a snow woman.
8:15 So, I made a snow woman
8:17 My feminist neighbour complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest saying it objectified snow women everywhere
8:20 The gay couple living nearby threw a hissy fit and moaned it could have been two snowmen instead
8:22 The transgender person asked why I didn't just make one snow person with detachable parts
8:25 The vegans at the end of the lane complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with.
8:28 I am being called a racist because the snow couple is white..
8:31 The Muslim gent across the road demands the snow woman wear a burqa
8:40 The Police arrive saying someone has been offended
8:42 The feminist neighbour complained again that the broomstick of the snow woman needs to be removed because it depicted women in a domestic role
8:43 The council equalities officer arrived and threatened me with eviction
8:45 TV news crew from the BBC shows up. I am asked if I know the difference between snowmen and snow-women? I reply, "Snowballs" and am called a sexist.
9:00 I'm on the News as a suspected terrorist, racist, homophobic sensibility offender bent on stirring up trouble during difficult weather.
9:10 I am asked if I have any accomplices... My children are taken by social services
9:29 Far left protesters offended by everything are marching down the street demanding for me to be beheaded
Moral: There is no moral to this story. It's just the world in which we live today and it's going to get worse.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Senior's Banking





                                              "Senior’s Banking" 


Below is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by an 86 year old
woman. The bank manager concerned, thought it amusing enough to have it published in The Times

.

Dear Sir:

I am writing to thank you for bouncing my cheque with which I endeavoured to
pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed between his
presenting the cheque and the arrival in my account of the funds needed to
honour it..

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my entire pension,
an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of opportunity, and
also for debiting my account £30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience
caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me
to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally
answer your telephone calls and letters, --- when I try to contact you, I am
confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity
which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person.

My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be
automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by cheque, addressed personally and
confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an OFFENSE under the Postal Act for any other person to
open such an envelope.

Please find attached an Application Contact which I require your chosen
employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about
him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be
countersigned by a Notary Public figure, and the mandatory details of
his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be
accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, at MY convenience, I will issue your employee with a PIN
number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again, I have
modelled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my
account balance on your phone bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further.

When you call me, press buttons as follows:

IMMEDIATELY AFTER DIALLING, PRESS THE STAR (*) BUTTON FOR ENGLISH

#1. To make an appointment to see me

#2. To query a missing payment.

#3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

#4 To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

#5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to nature.

#6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

#7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my computer is
required.

Password will be communicated to you at a later date to that Authorized
Contact mentioned earlier.

#8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 to 9

#9. To make a general complaint or inquiry.

The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated
answering service.

While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will
play for the duration of the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an
establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year?

Your Humble Client


And remember:
Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it


doesn't take much to piss us off.


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