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Proposing, Veiling and Prosecuting Thoughtcrime

January 24th, 2009

[Reposted from ATC] In George Orwell’s dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four the government attempts to control not only the speech and actions, but also the thoughts of its subjects, labelling disapproved thoughts with the term thoughtcrime or, in Newspeak, “crimethink”. In the book, Winston Smith, the main character, writes in his diary: “Thoughtcrime does not entail […]

A Ripple in a Pond?

June 26th, 2008

A UK think-tank today issued a report (‘Licensed to Hug’) which states that “the dramatic escalation of child protection measures has succeeded in poisoning the relationship between the generations and creating an atmosphere of suspicion that actually increases the risks to children”. See for the full story. Frank Furedi, Professor of Sociology at the […]

IYAC: Disingenuous “Children’s Rights”

June 16th, 2008

“OK, kids. We’ll listen to you, as long as you say what we want to hear”. If ever there was confirmation that the club-wielding ogre known as the Child-Protection Movement has completed its brutally effective hijacking of the Children’s-Rights Bandwagon, this has to be it. Now watch me as I drown in my own sarcasm. […]

It [was] December 22nd…[in some places, anyway]…

December 24th, 2007

I am at a loss, as to why this did not go out to the main blog, when I published it a couple of days ago…I’m going to re-post it now. Today is the winter solstice…chosen day of commemoration, for International Boy Love Day. May today be wonderful for all of you, and may you […]