18 thoughts on “AN APPEAL TO THE LEFT: Can we please dump the phobia suffix and focus on the real social liberty problems we face?

  1. On TV this week there was a report of a Gay Pride procession in Exeter , in which the police and the fire service took part. I noticed a WPC in uniform with rainbow stripes painted on her cheeks. To think we are actually PAYING her to do this. Our police are increasingly becoming unfit for purpose – the worry is what or who will replace them.


  2. On this particular bandwagon I’ve noticed a recent poster campaign telling victims of ‘hate crimes’ to report them.
    Is it a crime to hate someone? I need to know before the ex’s-mother-in-law jumps aboard.


  3. Given we currently have “majority” party with less than 25% of the popular vote telling workers they shouldn’t be able to take industrial action unless 40% of those eligible to vote support such an action, I suspect I know who the “bullies” are.


  4. What about Questioning? What about Curious? No, I don’t know either, but whatever they are we should take care not be phobic about them. Unless they’ve fallen out of favour, of course, in which case they can f**k themselves.… maybe they do anyway.


  5. WHY John you’l tell me next that you are against haspiration.
    EVERYONE KNOW that Labour MUST build back haspiration.
    That why is LOST the last erection. Apparently.
    The pundits and gurus say.
    NOT enough haspiration.
    Apparently there’s too much haspiratiophobia about.
    Know wot I mean, gov?
    No neiver do I.
    WTF is this haspiration guff all about, then?
    It used to be EMPOWERMENT.
    Now THAT sounded good.
    I think I’d like to be EMPOWERED!!
    Sounds bloody strong to me.
    Now i’s haspiration we need.
    Can someone explain please?
    WTF am I ‘sposed to be haspiring to?
    A job?
    A welfare benefit?
    An ‘ouse?
    A banker’s bleedin’ bonus?
    Yes I’d like to haspire to that.
    Gimme one.


  6. Several years ago I witnessed several hundred Shiites marching through the streets of London thumping their chest in unison as the mourned the death of Hassan. The women all dressed in black followed the men wailing and carrying on. I was standing next to a police officer and I made a sarcastic remark about the crowd, the police officer was having none of it. He said that these were ” very nice people” I’m sure the same can be said of the LGBT folks.

    I’m just not sure of how many “very nice people” Britain can accommodate without coming apart.


  7. I am now beginning to be embarrassed to say I served as a Met police officer in 70’s and 80’s. I received email from Owl messaging neighbourhood watch officers last week asking for VOLUNTEERS to run the ‘police station’ in St Albans. They actually got moved out of the ‘station’ to an office in the town hall recently. Volunteers needed to do the admin, report crimes, etc etc. However, the town hall is closed at weekends so people who work weekdays are unable to do anything about anything at weekends. Shameful. Have complained to MP’s. I wonder what they will say. Yeah, …….not much. (That’s Ann Main and Peter Lilley).


  8. @ Bill
    To read more about the situation in Britain today, see:-

    Whilst LGBT groups are not a source of actual danger to our lives, others most definitely are, including those whose political ambition for power leads them to pander most alarmingly (and disingenuously) to elements who are often driven by hate and whose primary concern is imposing a system abolishing most of the remaining freedoms we supposedly cherish.

    “…….Ed Miliband vowed to ban “Islamophobia” if he emerged victorious in the elections. In an interview with The Muslim News, Miliband said:
    “We are going to make it [Islamophobia] an aggravated crime. We are going to make sure it is marked on people’s records with the police to make sure they root out Islamophobia as a hate crime. We are going to change the law on this so we make it absolutely clear of our abhorrence of hate crime and Islamophobia. It will be the first time that the police will record Islamophobic attacks right across the country.”
    The move — which one observer called “utterly frightening” because of its implications for free speech in Britain — was widely viewed as part of an effort by Miliband to pander to Muslim voters.” Meanwhile In Derby, Gulzabeen Afsar, a Muslim candidate for the town council, sparked outrage after she referred to Ed Miliband as “the Jew,” in comments made in Arabic.”

    Apparently, there’s none so blind as those who …………


  9. Many LGBT people are embarrassed about all of this too. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that all are onboard by any means. It’s driven by a small noisy (and some might even say unhinged) minority within a minority.

    While they’re flying rainbow flags the police in some areas are not actually investigating the real crimes such as LGBT people having their heads kicked in. Because of the lack of scrutiny over the last 20 years there’s now a high level of corruption amongst charities and businesses within the gay community and their cronies on Labour councils etc.

    The bottom line is that LGBT people are victims of neoliberalism, ruthless commercial exploitation and marketing and political corruption the same as everyone else. Some of us are trying to fight it. So please don’t tar us all with the same brush.

    Whoever we sleep with and whatever skin colour or religion we are, we all need to fight the sort of forces that John writes about.


  10. Yes its a thought crime, seriously aggravated if your ex-mother in law is a member of a recognised minority. Total Policing in action. You should immediately write a full and wholesome apology (include your full Guilty Plea) to Harriet Harperson, Sir Iain Blair and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe.


  11. J Edgar Hoover denied the existence of the Mob because it was they who had caught him. He was in fact a homosexual and they had caught him and Tolson in the act and had pictures, Hoover was kept happy with mob sponsored ” luck” with the ponies, and he kept his bosses happy with relentless pursuit of Communists. He also kept his job by blackmail.
    Hoover proved the idea of a national police force was just as insane as the founding fathers thought it was. The FBI is a political police force that has been used to ruthlessly suppress truth by supressing evidence , intimidating witnesess and conducting selective investigations against targets. When combined with biased Federal Judges and a dim witted public the FBI has been instrumental in creating the America we have today.


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