How the left colonises

This is not least the case for victims of online abuse; sites like Facebook and Twitter have become breeding grounds for very real hate. New research by the disability charity Leonard Cheshire, released today, shows online disability hate crime has soared in the last year, with recorded incidents up by almost a third.

Leonard Cheshire himself simply took in and cared for someone who needed it. Then did it again, again, and built a system that has done it thousands of times.

He’s not been dead that long but now that provision of glorious charity is colonised by the sort of idiots who worry about Tweets.

Sad really, but then that’s colonialism for you.

28 comments on “How the left colonises

  1. It’s bizarre really.
    I’ve just spent a week on holiday with my sister and some of our friends – including a friend of my sister who is registered blind and uses a guide dog.

    Wherever we’ve gone people have fallen over themselves to be helpful – from museums opening displays so she can handle artifacts to simple courteous behaviour like waiting out of the way on stairs or doorways or sticking dogs on leads to ensure that they can’t distract her dog.

    Maybe all this disability hating goes on online – there certainly is no evidence for it in real life. Or maybe up by a third implies up from three incidents total last year to four total this year.

  2. The obvious answer is that they have changed their definitions to include just about anything, to inflate the figures.

    The old trick, for example, is to define sexual assault to include wolf whistling or saying “hello love”, then releasing a press release saying sexual assault and rape is up 1700% and making it sound like the UK is ten times as dangerous for women than the Congo after 20 years of civil war.

    Multipliers for distrust:

    1. The group releasing the information is left-wing
    2. The report is about social media
    3. It gets lots of sympathetic coverage in the Left-wing media

  3. Cheshire was involved in the nuking of Nagasaki, so it seems likely the charity will eventually be colonised to the extent of a name change away from that of a “war criminal”.

  4. “…shows online disability hate crime has soared in the last year…”

    Another sentence missing the crucial words ‘reports of’ I take it?

  5. theProle,

    Twitter is full of arseholes. I think it’s the modern version of kids throwing devil bangers into shops, dropping balloons with water off buildings. or prank calling. There’s anonymity to it and if you get kicked out, you get another account.

    And the answer is not to use Twitter, or accept that it’s full of arseholes.

    I completely agree about real life. If someone with a wheelchair gets on the bus, people move from the wheelchair space. In the local cafe, you see people move chairs to allow someone to get through.

    I know people talk about the world getting worse. Apart from the general numbers on poverty and murder falling, if you want to look at one thing that’s really improved in the past 30 years, it’s how much better everyone, from businesses to government are about disabled services.

  6. Article by Frances Ryan?

    Nah, her views mean I can’t be @rsed to read it, despite my sympathy for the disabled in general. In that respect, her continuing output is perhaps counter-productive for the disabled community in my case.

  7. “Twitter is full of arseholes. I think it’s the modern version of kids throwing devil bangers into shops,….”

    The graffiti on the back of toilet doors comes a lot closer.
    And a lot smaller in regular userbase than the hype would suggest. Ask around your circle how many are Twats. You may be surprised how few. Like much of social media, the claimed userbase is vastly inflated. To view content, it’s usual to be required to open an account. A momentary curiosity makes one a statistic for the service provider.
    And their userbases slant towards a particular demographic. Basically, towards people whose time has low personal value. The movers & shakers & people who make shit happen generally aren’t Twats.

  8. @ PJF
    Leonard Cheshire flew over Nagasaki as an observer. You’re descending to lefty standards by calling that “involved in”.

  9. Leonard Cheshire wrote to police forces in England and Wales to enquire about disability hate crime online between 2016/17 and 2017/18. A total of 32 out of 43 police forces responded. These forces recorded a total of 313 disability hate crimes in 2017-18, compared to 235 offences the previous year.

    Avon & Somerset — 16/17 9, 17/18 7
    Bedfordshire — 16/17 13, 17/18 7
    BTP — N/A
    Cambridgeshire — 16/17 1, 17/18 0
    Cheshire — Didn’t respond
    City of London — Didn’t respond
    Cleveland — 16/17 2, 17/18 2
    Cumbria — Didn’t respond
    Derbyshire — 16/17 1, 17/18 0
    Devon & Cornwall — 16/17 8, 17/18 16
    Dorset — 16/17 1, 17/18 1
    Durham — 16/17 0, 17/18 3
    Dyfed Powys 16/18 0 17/18 4
    Essex 16/17 15, 17/18 19
    Gloucesterhire 16/17 2 17/18 8
    Greater Manchester 16/17 30, 17/18 20
    Gwent — Did not respond
    Hampshire — Did not respond
    Herts — 16/17 15, 17/18 11
    Humberside —16/17 10, 17/18 8
    Kent — 16/17 19, 17/18 30
    Lancashire — OHC 16/17 2, 17/18 5
    Leicestershire — 16/17 5, 17/18 5
    Lincolnshire — 16/17 0, 17/18 4
    Merseyside — 16/17 27, 17/18 21
    Met — 16/17 4, 17/18 0
    Norfolk/Suffolk —16/17 6, 17/18 43
    North Wales —16/17 1, 17/18 2
    North Yorkshire — Did not respond
    Northants — Did not respond
    Northumbria —16/17 13, 17/18 20
    Nottinghamshire — 16/17 8, 17/18 9
    Port of Dover — N/A
    South Wales —16/17 5, 17/18 2
    South Yorkshire —16/17 6, 17/18 10
    Staffordshire — 16/17 11, 17/18 12
    Surrey — 16/17 8, 17/18 25
    Sussex — Did not respond
    Thames Valley — OHC 16/17 1, 17/18 5
    Warwickshire — 16/17 0, 17/18 2
    West Mercia — 16/17 7, 17/18 5
    West Midlands — 16/17 6, 17/18 7
    West Yorkshire — Did not respond

    Looks like it’s been going down slightly in the Metro areas – and there’s some combination of idiots and victims with thin skins in Norfolk/Suffolk and Surrey and a couple of other more rural counties

  10. “Leonard Cheshire flew over Nagasaki as an observer. You’re descending to lefty standards by calling that ‘involved in’.”

    No I’m not.

    First off, my entire comment was satirizing the left’s association / identity tactics.

    Second, Cheshire wasn’t flying over Nagasaki talking to camera wearing a fucking blue helmet, nor was he an ethologist studying black ants versus red ants. He was the representative of the forces of the USA’s chief ally at war, there to see the delivery and effect of an important new weapon of war. He was involved in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

  11. Also, john 77, I have no problem with anyone because of their involvement in the atomic bombing of Nagasaki. No lefty standards here.

  12. Leonard Cheshire wrote to police forces in England and Wales to enquire about disability hate crime online…

    …These [police] forces recorded a total of 313 disability hate crimes…

    Q – Disability hate crime online.

    A – Total of disability hate crimes.

    Someone’s spazzed something right up right there.

  13. TheProle – Yarp x 1000

    “Disability hate crime” is such utter fucking bollocks that I’m surprised they didn’t spontaneously combust from the white hot conflagration of their y-fronts.

    Nobody, literally, noone, is roaming the streets looking to beat up people with hearing aids.

    But of course, they want to cash in on that sweet victimbux by pretending that calling someone a spacker online is a serious business.

  14. I should declare an interest: I’m a volunteer for disabled sailing and will spend tomorrow introducing disabled people to the enjoyment of sailing. I spend most Tuesday afternoons and volunteering so disabled sailors can get out on the water.

    From the report:

    While an increase in reports could indicate a rise in incidents, it may also represent proactive police forces and more survivors willing to speak up about online hate crime

    Having read the report I’m going to make a stab at their having been a lot of police awareness training and if not someone from the top has told police to do more about it. Perhaps after some high profile case like Kay Price raising the issue.

    Charity Leonard Cheshire calls for more support for survivors of online disability hate crime across the UK and for tech giants to up their game

    When did online victims become survivors? You survive being beaten up, brutally raped and attempted murder. You do not survive online hate, no matter how nasty it is. This is becoming insidious across all online abuse reporting and I suspect its because we’re starting to see the equivalent of the compassion fatigue that has led to all those tear-jerk TV ads.

    From the Guardian:

    One young woman with extensive facial scarring spoke of being repeatedly mocked in public, with children on local school buses banging on bus windows to get her attention as she goes by.

    That is not online abuse and is that sort of abuse that children have been doing throughout the ages. It is dealt with by parents and teachers educating them, with clip round the ear if necessary. Certainly public shaming used to work well.

    Some passersby took her photograph and posted it on social media; others then posted hateful comments about her and tagged her to ensure she saw the abuse.

    I’d like to see some evidence of that or whether they were trying to shame the kids. If they were sharing and abusing lets do some public shaming, that’s how society worked in the past and it tended to work well. Creating hate crime martyrs does nobody any favours.

    I’d also like to see what the police are recording as hate crimes, we know they have form on these issues and frankly I don’t trust their honesty. As I said above, if their annual report relied on them finding more hate crime we can be certain they’ll find it.

    These non-scientific press releases and sloppy reporting really don’t help the case and are more likely to frighten disabled people (or other groups) to believe the problem is worse than it is.

  15. Rise in victimhood, most disabled people appreciate (the ones I know at least) how society and people in general will try their best to accommodate them in part because they have fought for or seen the improvement in their rights over time.
    Younger generation take those rights for granted and react differently

  16. @Bongo May 10, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Interesting. I wonder if the rural rise is due to disabled Metros on weekend breaks kicking off when a small cafe/hotel/pub/restaurant/shop isn’t accessible and owner telling them to bugger off.

  17. The ability of some metro types to complain when they can’t get all the same services outside that area.
    Recall one I knew complaining that the trains were running slower and his bus was 10mins late because it was snowing, when outside the metro area everything was at a standstill

  18. From conti site the WNBA was complaining, the professional women’s ice hockey league shut down at end of this season and the top teams captain had a rant about its not fair etc. and everyone’s fault. Typical leftie someone should pay for what she wanted to do.
    Believed she deserved to be able to be paid enough to play hockey as a career and failed to understand that many men’s lower league teams mainly exist as farm teams for the bigger leagues and most of the players weren’t making that much.

  19. @ PJF
    You have confirmed exactly what I said – Leonard Cheshire was an observer.
    He did not do anything to facilitate the bombing (which most rational peole consider to be justified). Not that he could have done so if he had wanted to do so.
    One of my father’s ex-colleagues was seconded to “Tube Alloys” so was much more involved but no-one will ever mention him as facilitating Nagasaki or Hiroshima.
    Be VERY careful about what you say in satire – the Grauniad will selectively quote it without the joke marks.

  20. @ BniC
    Attitudes have dramatically changed, although whether it’s better is a matter of opinion. Several times in the last year I’ve had young women standing up on the tube offering me a seat (declined): whereas I was brought up to offer women a seat but I’ve seen young men seated while women are standing – when I was young some old buffer would have shamed them into standing.

  21. You have confirmed exactly what I said – Leonard Cheshire was an observer.

    No, you said being an observer was not being involved. What about the guy who operated the camera that filmed the Hiroshima bomb? Not involved? Cheshire’s observations were part of the allied war effort. He wasn’t just a spectator.

  22. I like that they’ve used a pic of someone with clear disabilities in place of the usual author’s photo, that was a nice touch.

    LOL! That photo is something special.

  23. @ PJF
    “Leonard Cheshire flew over Nagasaki as an observer.”
    May 10 12.55
    PJF quotes this May 10 3.20 pm

  24. @ PJF
    “Leonard Cheshire flew over Nagasaki as an observer.”
    May 10 12.55
    PJF quotes this May 10 3.20 pm

    Full quote of my May 10 3.20 pm quote of you:
    “Leonard Cheshire flew over Nagasaki as an observer. You’re descending to lefty standards by calling that ‘involved in’.”

    He was part of the bombing mission. He was in a B29 over Nagasaki (area, obviously) when the bomb was dropped. He wasn’t there on a junket, he was an active serviceman with a specific role on a war mission.

    You’re stuck on stupid.

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