A spectre is haunting Europe – yet it is not the sullied name of Communism that Marx suggested; it is the once noble idea that all men and women were free in their own minds. No more. As Britain embraces the progressive agenda, thoughts are being policed, ideas are being suppressed, and “dissidents” face the full tyranny of a state with unlimited powers.
Society has been hijacked by those in government and they are willing to use every tool in order to crush dissenting voices and those who oppose the new ideology. The most prominent weapon in this vast arsenal is the police force; once an institution that brought comfort to the masses, it has been politically tasked and serves its original purpose no more.
The Metropolitan Police tweeted this to explain what a hate crime is:
“If someone does something that isn’t a criminal offence but the victim or anyone else, believes it was motivated by prejudice or hate, we would class this as a “hate incident.”
Though what the perpetrator has done may not be against the law, their reasons for doing it are. This means it might be possible to charge them with an offence.”
This is a threat, pure and simple. It is not just being put out to encourage those who may feel victimized in some way to come forward, but as a warning that your thoughts are being judged, that your motivation is subject to criminal prosecution, and that ultimately, we should be afraid to voice our opinions.
While the sad story of Alfie Evans, an infant who was denied the opportunity to travel abroad to attempt a life-saving treatment, was taking place, the “kindly police” issued a veiled warning to those who felt it wrong that a government and court system could deny a child the chance of life. Chief Inspector Chris Gibson wrote:
“I would like to make people aware that these posts are being monitored and remind social media users that any offences including malicious communications and threatening behaviour will be investigated and where necessary will be acted upon.”
A Noble Beginning
Sir Richard Mayne, the first commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in London, wrote in 1829:
“The primary object of an efficient police is the prevention of crime: the next that of detection and punishment of offenders if crime is committed. To these ends all the efforts by police must be directed. The protection of life and property, the preservation of public tranquillity, and the absence of crime will alone prove whether those efforts have been successful and whether the objects for which the police were appointed have been attained.”
This is no longer the case; in fascist Britain, everything is policed… except crime.
The police force has been usurped to become a tool of government control through the imposition of priority policing. This means that certain “crimes” are now to be investigated at the cost of not investigating others. And what are these crimes?
In 2017, new guidelines were introduced that directed investigations and enforcement away from certain areas of crime such as theft, criminal damage, and burglary, and moved them towards crimes that were “solvable.” In practice, this means social media policing.
Policing the Net
London has an estimated 900 police officers whose sole duty is to ensure that Twitter (and other online platforms) is free of “hate.” Anyone who sends a message (it does not even actually have to be received) that is “grossly offensive,” can be charged under the Communications Act. But as we have seen, offensive is in the eye of the beholder.
In 2017, British police were arresting nine people every day for so-called online hate crimes. While some of these may well have required action and posed a credible danger, the fact that in some areas we are seeing a 900% increase in arrests points not to a rise in actual violence, but to a redefinition of what is criminal.
Jodie Ginsberg, chief executive of Index on Censorship, said:
“These figures bear out what we’ve been saying: that police are wasting more and more time investigating people for comments online that are offensive but not criminal.”
As violent crime across the nation rockets, rapes, child abuse, sexual assault, all reach unheard of levels, why are vast swathes of the police force being assigned to monitoring and arresting people for nothing more than online disagreements? The fault lies with the politicians who have fully embraced the agenda of control.
A consequence of this redirection is that the public begins to fear interactions with those sworn to protect them. And perhaps that was the plan all along. A nation that lives in fear of persecution by its own government and state apparatus is one that is easily controlled.
It may be too late for Britain, but not for our American cousins. The United States is the last bastion of freedom, surviving only through the tenacity of a Constitution that was born out of tyranny. Do not go gently into the constricting arms of slumber and acceptance.