PB is the most sensible person on here.
Suspect this is an extremely calculated and well-timed move on his part. He's right on the cusp of being able to challenge Theresa Won't for control. This is an exampleof the same sort of censored Trump pulls all the time - say something controversial, but not quite vile enough to get him ostracised completely, and use public reaction to it as a gauge of whether he can get away with it. The more ridiculous and outrageous things he says, eventually the bar for outrage will be set so high that actual, serious policies will be introduced quietly that erode freedoms and prop up the elite even more. It's what you get when you have no viable political alternative to capitalism - ten years of unfettered fu*king over of the rest of us by people with a vested interest in feathering their own nest, and carte blanche to d so.
Without invoking Godwin here, ooze like Johnson and Rees-Mogg are a pretty obvious standard bearer for introducing the acceptable face of fascism into modern politics through the back door. Its a dangerous time.
Rick Chasey wrote:
I don't really get the point.
The woman is making a case to ban burka's, and is supportive of laws that allow the police to forcibly remove a woman's clothes if she's wearing a certain kind in public.
I mean, if that's the road you wanna go down that's fine (though I obviously will judge you if so), but what's the relevance here?
That's assuming BJ is subtle enough to understand the point that writer is making, and isn't just a total knob.
I go with the latter.
How many people have actually read the article?
To steal a quote...
The Burka is the uniform of medieval patriarchal tyranny. It victim-blames women for their beauty. Where this is enforced it symbolises violent misogyny. I don't advocate banning this monstrosity but I refuse to defend it. It deserves to be ridiculed. Not the women inside it.
Women defending this have Stockholm syndrome. Liberals defending this are akin to conservatives defending the confederate flag. It is not racist to challenge religion (which is an idea, not a race). It is our civic duty. It is not offensive to remind everyone that this isn’t normal. It is offensive to advocate for this to become normalised.
Thing is, it's not even a religious requirement just a narrow interpretation by elements who want to use religion to control things. I believe that use of the burka is quite low in Iran which I suspect most people would consider a fairly hardline Muslim country.
Thing is, it's not even a religious requirement just a narrow interpretation by elements who want to use religion to control things. I believe that use of the burka is quite low in Iran which I suspect most people would consider a fairly hardline Muslim country. Johnson has taken the completely wrong route if he wants to challenge its use as he is ridiculing people who potentially would rather not where it but are forced to and that is where the focus should be.
I'm not convinced Boris or most people know what a Burkha is, I think a hell of lot of people in the UK who see a woman wearing a Niqab would refer to it as a Burkha?
Coopster the 1st wrote:
I'm a knob like Boris.