In these troubled times

… is a catch all excuse for jackbooted authoritarianism. Whether it’s harassing photographers, or criminalising hyperbole.

The judge who found Paul Chambers guilty today said this:

A district judge at Doncaster Magistrates Court ruled today the Tweet was "of a menacing nature in the context of the times in which we live".

Which basically means that, because of a rag-bag of bearded lunatics, everything we ALL say is subject to strict controls.

Ergo, this judge (District Judge Bennett apparently) is doing the bidding of Islamic extremists who seek to disrupt our society and our justice system.

Paul Chambers is a victim of the appallingly misconceived attitude that characterises the UK’s official response to domestic terrorism.

It’s truly frightening.

Calling Thomas Jefferson:

When the government fears the people, there is liberty.  When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

I don’t think we can be in any doubt that right now, there is tyranny.

AJ

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

One Response to In these troubled times

  1. Timdog says:

    What’s really fucked-up is that this is allowed to stand http://tinyurl.com/34m877d. I know it’s the Daily Mail, and I try not to link to it, but Jesus. I don’t give a shit if it’s racially motivated or not, if you can tweet about blowing up an airport and get a criminal record and a £1k fine, how do you only get a 500 quid fine for threatening to kill the PM? On a War Memorial FFS.

    Can he appeal btw?

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