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When Did Free Speech Become Illegal

PackerBhoy Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 7:24 AM
Actually, Great Britain hasn't lasted a thousand years, only just over three hundred with the union of the crowns in 1707. Before that, the nations that make up Great Britain, Scotland, England, and Wales (and later Northern Ireland), were not linked as governments. England, however, has been around a thousand years. Scotland, in various forms, even longer.
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jun 02, 2012 1:57 AM
Packer, yes... quite right; thanks for the correction. Back to remedial british history for me...

Back in 2001, Britain's political parties signed a fantastic pledge. They agreed to say nothing to "stir up racial or religious hatred, or lead to prejudice on grounds of race, nationality or religion."

This gag order did more than keep the parties polite. Vital issues -- from massive immigration and multiculturalism to their eradicating effects on British civilization -- were officially banned. Thus, such concerns became impermissible thoughts. Not that such issues weren't already thoughtcrime, as George Orwell would have put it. But this unprecedented pledge turned "violators" into political lepers.

I thought of that elite code of...

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