‘Coz of that junk stuff hanging around. And there’s no systematic oppression of women in the tech industry, homophobia is an ancient relic, not a feature of Britain today in any meaningful manner, dcompared to any other society at virtually any other time there’s no racism here, the poor are as rich as Croesus compared to any historical or even current global standard and neoliberal globalisation has just led to the largest reduction of absolute poverty in the entire history of our species.
You on the barricades with me then Owen? Defending my rights, those rights my and your ancestors fought for? The right to say anything I damn well want to, along with the necessity of taking the consequences of having done so?
The treatment of Lisa McKenzie is so absurd it is tempting to turn it into one big joke. It isn’t. It’s about the basic democratic freedoms that our ancestors were compelled to fight for being fatally undermined. It is sinister, and to fail to speak out about it – whatever your personal beliefs – is a betrayal.