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UK Government Says Insulting Someone’s Appearance is Now a Hate Crime

The law says it isn’t.

Paul Joseph Watson;

A video published by the UK government Home Office suggests that insulting someone’s appearance now constitutes a “hate crime,” despite this not being the law.

The clip features several people who are facially disfigured, including some with skin conditions and birthmarks. It also features a bald woman who doesn’t appear to have any facial disfigurement.

No one should be abused and insulted because of the way they look. If you are – it’s a hate crime. Together with @FaceEquality, we are working to stamp out this crime for good. pic.twitter.com/GiHb9qnHST

— Home Office (@ukhomeoffice) March 13, 2020

“No one should be abused and insulted because of the way they look. If you are – it’s a hate crime,” states the tweet.

The actual law suggests otherwise.

In the UK, a “hate crime” is defined as any criminal offense “based on a person’s disability or perceived disability; race or perceived race; or religion or perceived religion; or sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation or transgender identity or perceived transgender identity.”

While one of the individuals in the video is so severely disfigured that he might be considered disabled, the other people featured are clearly not disabled.

Calling someone “ugly” is not a crime and being ugly is not a disability, so the Home Office is completely inaccurate in claiming insulting someone “because of the way they look” is a hate crime.

The only loophole here is that the UK’s hate crime law is so absurdly vast, so-called hate crimes are investigated when an offence is “perceived by the victim or any other person” to have taken place.

This means incidents that are clearly not hate crimes are investigated and often logged as hate crimes or “hate incidents” anyway.

The UK is currently experiencing record high violent crime rates and stabbings, stretching police resources to the limit.

But thank God that our government is hot on the case of preventing verbal insults.

I will kick it off by saying our PTPM is a scrawny, bony arsed, drug addled wretch of a person.

I suppose I will be hauled away into custody by her pet plods and be forced against my will to exercise my right to silence and say nothing.

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  1. I WILL KICK IT OFF BY SAYING OUR PTPM IS A SCRAWNY, BONY ARSED, DRUG ADDLED WRETCH OF A PERSON.
    I admire your restraint Ed.

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  2. To speak the truth (from one’s life experience) and say “You don’t look like a _______” is not abuse or hate. It is merely an observation. It is also an opportunity (for both parties) to learn from the experience.

    It is wrong to criminalize a natural human reaction.

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    • How the hell did we breed a generation of such weak kneed lily livered pussies? I often feel the wrong side won the war when I look around at the state of trannies, gays, liberals and those that empower them to be perpetually victimised and outraged.

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    • I you want to change human nature (for the purpose of your agenda) then one tactic is to criminalize natural human reactions.

      (Good luck with that. We know from history where this road general ends up.)

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  3. Hey, some people are downright rude!! We’ve all met them, probably been the target of ignorant comments or vitriol at sometime in our lives. We all learnt to roll with the verbal punches. Kids are these days encouraged to report and complain about their hurty feelings. What happened to kids being told not to be a “tattle tale” and sent back out to play? Life is full arseholes, the sooner a kid learns to be resiliant the better they will cope with life.

    Life’s a beach…

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    • I think Gen X was the last “tough” generation. We all got bullied, we were all told to suck it up or punch said bully in the face. We were strapped, caned, lost teeth riding bikes, lost fingers and eyes with fireworks but fuck all of us drowned or died. Kids these days can’t even ride a scooter drunk without blaming someone else for their own stupid decisions. All my scars were hard earned, and a lesson in what not to do again.

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  4. Reporting a “hate crime” would seem to be the beginning of a serious “hate crime”.
    That is where serious police investigation must start. 🙂

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  5. Governments should stick to their knitting.
    Are they going to police the school yards for when someone gets teased for wearing glasses or having pimples?
    Or because mommy dresses you funny?
    And what about the rights of gingers?

    People can be mean, people can be dicks.
    And grown ups are just big kids.

    I have often thought about aggression that people get.
    It is not always a hate crime, even if you are a member of a minority.
    If you are gay, it is homophobia, if you are a minority – then it is because of that.
    If you are white, then people are mean to you DESPITE you being white.

    I mean, if someone calls me Faggot then that is not a hate crime. But if I was gay, then it is a hate crime because of their ‘feelings’.
    Sometimes we might be overthinking about why people are nasty to each other.
    In truth, people can be arseholes.
    Such people will find a reason to be arseholes if that is how they are feeling; wanting to harass, bully, or fight.
    The fact you are mincing down the street with your boyfriend might make it a bit more likely, but nobody can feel safe all the time.

    It is not a matter for the police unless there are real threats and intimidation.
    That should be the bottom line regardless of your group identity. Gay, Black, White or Eskimo.

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  6. So the media, art tarties, entertainment believe the public should not be told everything, and to tell them the way to think. Not much different how NZ media etc.. operates.

    New guidelines issued by Australia’s media union advise all journalists to exercise care and balance when covering race issues and to be mindful not to allow their work to be used to promote extremist views or hate speech.
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    The guidelines have been written to be read alongside the MEAA Journalist Code of Ethics, which already discourages placing unnecessary emphasis on personal characteristics, including race, ethnicity, nationality or religious belief.
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    MEAA Media Federal President Marcus Strom said the guidelines were developed in response to the ethical dilemmas raised for journalists covering the Christchurch shootings a year ago, but the union had long been concerned at the difficult position journalists have been placed in by the rise of extremism and increasing use of hate speech.
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    “For some time, racist, neo-Nazi, and extremist groups have become very adept at using the media to spread their messages of hate, intolerance and violence,” Mr Strom said.
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    “As journalists, we have a responsibility to report on these issues, but how do we cover these groups without providing them with a platform for their extremist views?
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    “How do we resist efforts to co-opt us? How do we strike the right balance between informing the public and protecting our audiences? These are the types of questions the guidelines seek to help answer.”
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    Mr Strom said MEAA had developed the guidelines in consultation with a range of groups and organisations, beginning with an industry forum co-organised with Media Diversity Australia a fortnight after the Christchurch shootings in March last year.
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    MEAA has also drawn on Australian and international resources for journalists about how to report on race, Islam and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and issues.
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    “These guidelines are intended as an ethical framework that will help journalists when reporting on race, religion, immigration, and extremism, but in no way, shape or form is MEAA seeking to dictate to journalists how they should go about doing their jobs,” Mr Strom said.
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    “Freedom of speech is fundamental to the role of journalism, which is to inform and to provoke thought.”
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    “That means sometimes journalism may offend or insult, but that does not mean it intends to vilify. But journalism that deliberately seeks to vilify on the basis of race deserves to be condemned. Hate speech is antithetical to ethical journalism.”

    https://www.miragenews.com/meaa-releases-new-ethics-guidelines-to-help-journalists-reporting-on-hate-speech-and-extremism/

    Seems like, control the language and control the information, to create a thought group think for the public.

    The Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) (The Alliance) is the Australian trade union
    Their version in setting up and controlling hate speech.

    MEAA is concerned at the rise of hate speech in Australia.
    Racist attitudes and hate speech pose a threat to democracy, a free media and racial equality.
    The rise of extremism and the increasing use of hate speech place journalists in a difficult position: how should we report these issues, should we resist efforts to co-opt us, what role does “balance” have to play, should we seek to protect our audience?

    https://www.meaa.org/download/meaa-guidelines-on-reporting-hate-speech-and-extremism/

    ….. Don’t use terms such as “illegal immigrant” or “failed” refugee or asylum seeker.
    If necessary, use “refused” asylum seeker. …..
    A person who has outstayed their visa is “undocumented”. …..
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    Be sensitive to religion and culture – for example, there is only one place called Mecca. …..
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    Consider if it is necessary to report on racist or extremist organisations – do not do so merely for the sake of “balance” or allow your journalism to provide a platform for their views. …..
    Our job is to report the truth, not provide false balance. ……
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    Ask yourself if it is necessary to identify perpetrators and, if so, how much?. …..
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    MEAA Media members should have the right to withhold their labour if their employers are providing a platform for racism or hate speech.

    Their intent is to feed us garbage, confuse, demoralize, while feeding a socialist agenda that they believe in.

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