Saturday, March 20, 2004

The Gulag Gets Closer .....

From the Guardian.

David Winnick, a member of the Commons home affairs select committee, said only somebody who was "psychotic" would question anti-discrimination laws.

Whether or not you support the UKs race relations legislation, it's worrying when MPs consider that dissent equates to mental illness. Perhaps we shall see a Serbsky Institute of Forensic Psychiatry (which routinely found Soviet dissidents to be insane) established in the UK. All for our own good, you understand.

After all, it's already well known that the more you deny racism, the more likely you are to be an 'unconscious or unwitting' racist. As the Labour leader in the Lords, Williams of Mostyn, said on April 15, 1999, after the publication of the Lawrence report :

"I have often said--I do not apologise for repeating it--that very often the most dangerous person in our society is the person who says, "I haven't a racist bone in my body". Such people are dangerous because they believe it; they are dangerous because they are extremely nice people; and they are dangerous because they do not know what they do not know."

Thoughtcrime, anyone ?

No comments: