THE BRITISH THOUGHT POLICE TAKE ACTION | 2005-07-02
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) secretly filmed tape for a documentary about the British National Party (BNP) early last year. Since then the British police have been arresting BNP members and party leaders for what they said on that show.
You see, there is law in Britain against saying anything that might incite racial violence.
Please note that word "might."
There are laws in America against inciting violence. The classic example is shouting "Fire!" in a crowded theatre. But that law has a very important exception. You may shout "Fire!" in a crowded theatre if there IS a fire in a crowded theater.
When it comes to being convicted of inciting to violence, British law has no such exception. A man was sent to prison for inciting to violence when every word he said was true. In the case of The Crown versus Pierce (1986) the court ruled that, under the racial laws, "The truth is no excuse."
There is one more little difference between law in a free country and the British race laws against free speech. In order to be convicted for inciting violence in a free country you have to actually incite somebody.
The BBC documentary was made a year ago and there is no evidence that what the BNP members said during their private meeting incited anybody.
Oh, and one other little difference. If a TV station puts on a program that incites violence in a free country, the TV Company is as liable as the person who said the words. The question of condemning the BBC has not come up, and will never come up. They are being praised as apparatchniks of the British section of the World Politically Correct Thought Police.