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By MisterMuncher
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Watchman wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:51 pm
That's good ta. Yes I was looking for a debate beyond "hang all Paki's", because as usual the MSM has framed it in those terms, and I just need sanity to cleanse what I have read

It's absolutely that reductionist tendency to get a handy label of mad, bad or rad(icalised) onto each offender by the media that's killing any kind of nuanced discussion of the issue. The mentally ill are sought out for radicalisation much the same as any vulnerable outsider grouping simply because they're easier to push*. Take, say, Michael Stone. Definitely indoctrinated and radicalised, but equally definitely, the fella is out where the buses don't run. Which is chicken, which is egg?

*Obviously, that's a very sweeping statement, and includes all the usual sensible caveats it should in a sensible conversation between intelligent people. I'm fully aware mental illness carries much more chance of being a victim than a perpetrator, mentally ill people aren't inherently dangerous in any way.
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By Malcolm Armsteen
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The media don't simply assign simplistic and inaccurate labels and propose ridiculous populist answers - they hysterically attack anyone who doesn't, anyone who attempts to question why these things happen.

Because to understand why would un-demonise and undermine the above simplistic descriptions and solutions.

And experts, pah.
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By Safe_Timber_Man
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Daily Mail readers are a bit miffed that a Neo-Nazi terrorist has been jailed.

One of them even calls his plans a " teenage daydream diary".

I suspect the capitalisation of "SIX YEARS" was to help prompt them.

Schoolboy neo-Nazi, 17, who listed 'areas to attack' in his home city and wrote in his diary about an 'inevitable race war' is jailed for SIX YEARS and eight months

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By bluebellnutter
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I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that someone who called themselves "MrNotLeft" (presumably forgot the word Right) used the word "Right" incorrectly.
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