Thursday, May 07, 2009

Homeland Security

In a wonderful eventuality, Britain has protected itself from hate mongers. This is something I would love to see more of, and this country might consider acting to limit undesirables of this ilk for our enhanced security. Could we start with ex-Darth Cheney, maybe?

Thanks to the Rude Pundit for this post.

In Brief: Michael Savage: New Winner of the Easiest Takedown in History:
Great Britain banned, among others, radio host and walking self-parody Michael Savage from entering the UK because he is someone who is "fostering extremism or hate."

Savage, who just last week said of illegal immigrants from Mexico, "[T]hey are a perfect mule -- perfect mules for bringing this virus into America," and that swine flu was cooked up by Islamic radicals to test the borders, is considering suing the British official who made the announcement. Savage, who once wished AIDS on a caller and says repeatedly that homosexuality is a perversion, is upset because the list of people banned from Britain includes him alongside Fred "God Hates Fags" Phelps and believes he is being defamed.

In an interview, British Home Secretary Jacqui Smith (who was so hot when she was on Charlie's Angels) said, "If people have so clearly overstepped the mark in terms of the way not just that they are talking but the sort of attitudes that they are expressing to the extent that we think that this is likely to cause or have the potential to cause violence or inter-community tension in this country, then actually I think the right thing is not to let them into the country in the first place. Not to open the stable door then try to close it later."

That's something you think that Savage would respect since, on page 122 of his 2004 book The Savage Nation, he spittles: "And I'll tell you something else. 'It's our borders, stupid.' If America is going to survive...we must defend our borders from those who come to exploit our nation or we're cooked. We're finished...In the spirit of nationalism...we must defend our borders against the dregs of society."

Which is just what Britain did, almost like they were advised by Michael Savage.

When we continually discover the bad influence of haters who broadcast their thoughts to weakminded listeners, who are inclined to act against our society, it isn't bad planning to limit that influence. Of course, making a license to broadcast subject to limitations that demand some taste would be a good start.

The purveyors of violence by their language and their injunctions to save our society from other types should not be spreading their evil. We have freedom of speech, but not freedom to do harm. We won't be exiling the hatemongers, but there are potential remedies. If advertisers see them as a boost to earnings, those advertisers should be fined when they influence their sickest listeners to strike out at their victims.

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Anonymous PeasantParty said...

"dregs of society" Hmmm, it's beginning to look like everyone is in that classification. Everyone except politicians and MegaMonopoly holding Corporations. Take for instance the new G.E. angle on healthcare for all.

You'd think they would start will checking calibrations regularly on their imaging equipment. Or, maybe follow up on some of their many other products that just fail.

10:18 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

The mythical wastrel welfare type has evolved into some one not quite in the .00001% top thieves so they can still be abused and a little goading from the mogul horde is all it will take to turn them into the ideal - which is another thief.

12:55 AM  

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