We all know the UK has, for some reason, dived headfirst into a radical acceptance of political correctness and progressivism.
A nation that once prided itself on establishing free speech and personal liberty (although the US certainly took those concepts to a whole new level, no doubt) seems to be slipping back once again into an authoritarian monarchy, with a decidedly modern twist.
Still, it is stunning what the South Yorkshire Police just requested of their citizens.
They’re asking locals to report “non-crime hate incidents.”
In other words…they’re asking people to turn anyone in who is mean to them.
I’m sorry, does anyone else think this is absolutely frightening?
Here’s the tweet that has sent waves around the free world:
In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY pic.twitter.com/p2xf6OLoQZ
— SouthYorkshirePolice (@syptweet) September 9, 2018
If you find this absolutely stunning and outrageous, you’re not alone. Comments under the tweet seem to be almost entirely critical.
Here are some tweets that give you a good idea of how locals feel about this insane request:
So just to be clear: you want me to phone the police when there hasn't been a crime but someone's feelings have been hurt?
— Wings Over Scotland (@WingsScotland) September 10, 2018
This tweet has offended me & left me feeling quite hurt. Can you take one of your officers off an actual serious criminal case & investigate this instead please?
— Gary Hynds (@GaryHynds) September 10, 2018
Please can I ask what you do with any information reported in this way? Do you store it? Do you keep a file on people's (legal but possibly hateful) activities? Can you not see the Stasi-esque implications of your tweet?
— Daniel Blanche (@sgingerthoughts) September 11, 2018
That is an excellent and valid question that I think many Yorkshire citizens would like to see answered. How about it @syptweet?
— Daniel Schuldt (@SchuldtDaniel) September 11, 2018
Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the South Yorkshire Police Headquarters. pic.twitter.com/r2O0xVRuVl
— Rich Hawkins (@RichHawkins4) September 11, 2018
This is absolutely unreal. It is the literal establishment of the Thought Police of Orwell’s fiction.
Orwell, of course, wrote 1984 as a critique of post-war British intelligence, but it’s very likely he had no idea just how similar his country’s government would eventually become to his fictitious totalitarian regime.
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