- Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:46 pm
Does seem to be a constant on the right.
Take the statues debate. Right object to toppling statues, saying it's whitewashing history. History is complex and needs to be debated and taken in context, they say. Then they attack anyone trying to contextualise or debate things, call them raging commies, and insist that their whitewashed chocolate box version is the only one that gets heard.
Or the one used by the Sun about its Merseyside boycott. You're limiting free speech by denying people the right/option to choose the Sun. What, they just don't want to read it? Brainwashing at work, folks! Unless you read the Sun, you're not getting a full spectrum of opinions. If you read anything other than the Sun you're prejudiced against it. Thus only the Sun should exist.
Or the Jo Cox/free speech one. Jo Cox believed in free speech, thus if you criticise me you're shitting on her memory.
It's just so bloody obvious, yet so many peddle it, and even more fall for it. Sorry, bit sad about it all.
"There ain't nothing you fear more than a bad headline, is there? You'd rather live in shit than let the world see you work a shovel."