Beyond 1984: Thought Crimes: Britain to Punish You Even Before the “Crime” is Committed! By Richard Miller
Whoaha! Britain is fast moving ahead of even Sweden in the totalitarian stakes. The elites no doubt have armies of eager researchers working 24/7 to come up with ever more anarchotyranny:
“Philip K. Dick’s story “The Minority Report,” made into a movie in 2002 directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Cruise, takes us to a nightmarish Washington, DC, in the year 2054, where police arrest people based on crimes that psychics say they’re going to commit in the future. That dystopia could come to Britain 35 years early if the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change gets its way. According to the Guardian, the Institute has recommended that “a new law allowing for hate groups to be designated and punished before they turn to violence is needed in order to tackle far-right extremists.” “Before they turn to violence” — that is, even if there is no indication that they will ever be violent. The Guardian notes that the authors of Narratives of Hate: The Spectrum of Far-Right Worldviews in the UK, the Tony Blair Institute report calling for this, “acknowledge that the issue of linking violent and nonviolent extremism is contentious and steps would need to be taken to protect free speech.” That’s window dressing meant to deceive the public into complacency. There is no way to criminalize certain opinions while protecting the freedom of speech. The Guardian continues: “The law…would designate hate groups as organisations that spread intolerance and antipathy towards people of a different race, religion, gender or nationality, the report said.”
The problem here is elementary, namely that the rule of law has always operated so that people were punished for things they did, not things they might do, or believe. By this proposed law, given the super-wide definitions of “hate” anything the elites do not like gets defined as hate, and shut down. Thus, for example, social credit is an anti-globalist economics of national self-reliance, in economics and finance. Yet we have covered new class elites proclaiming that any criticism of globalism, like any criticism of immigration is racist. What is not “racist”?
Proceeding in this fashion a complete totalitarian society will be set up in record time. Can the British people tear themselves away from the soccer and warm beer to preserve the foundations of Western law? Yeah, sure they will; maybe after the World Cup.