A seven-year-old branded a bigot. How on earth have we come to this?
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When George Orwell created his fictional 'thought police' and 'Ministry of Truth', he was attacking Stalinism and its attempt to re-configure human psychology itself.
Incredible as it may seem, that's what we have in Britain with 'political correctness', which should more properly be called cultural Stalinism — a regime of oppression and intimidation in which even innocent children are being branded as bigots.
A kinder, gentler world? No, this is where freedom dies with a boot stamping on its face.
Mailtards out in force in the comments:
Dear Melanie This is the Country that we live in now run by spineless little boys who really should be running around in shorts with their local cub pack. Its appalling but I really do not know what we can do about it. The Police allow pro Muslim fanatics to publicly promote and encourage Murder and do nothing about it. But threaten good honest people for the slightest implied criticism of ethnic minorities. Left wing Labour Councils fall over themselves not to offend anybody and ignore their indigenous constituency. The despicable Newt Livingstone prattles on from Planet Pluto about not being prejudiced against immigrants etc. And so the whole Alice in Wonderland Circus spins on. Churchill must be spinning in his Grave
- The Colonel, London, 20/2/2012 1:56
the principal of this school should be made accountable for there gestapo tactics and duly dismissed without all the benefits that these sort of people expect for being 'pig ignorant', they are a total disgrace to there profession and should be photoed and named and shamed, this poor little kid will always be afraid to ask questions, people such as this principal and people who support there actions disgust me.
- oliver s, hayling island, 20/2/2012 1:26
The Blair government's disgraceful Race Relations Act of 2000 was ill considered and very poorly drafted. It is at the root of most of the cases of so called "racism" today and the cause of a considerable amount of resentment. In making more problems than it solves. Racism is disgusting but so many of the cases we read of are not racist - merely made so by those with an axe to grind. In the latest case, one wonders at the motivation of the 5 years olds parent who apparently complained to the school. Immature, or what?
- Trevor Bristow, Long Eaton, 20/2/2012 1:03