Monday, 16 February 2009

FREE SPEECH CAN COST YOU AND YOU CAN BE CHARGED FOR SPEAKING FREELY !!

There are billions of people on this planet of ours and we are told that everyone is different. There are different ;Races, creeds, colours of skin, shapes of faces;preferences of footy teams ;Eastenders, Emmerdale or Corrie; Political leanings, etc, etc .So it is almost impossible to say something about anybody without offending somebody somewhere somehow or way. This has rendered the noble concept of Free speech, totally unworkable. In many places people who speak out are quite simply shot. In our enlightened side of the world people write to the BBC, to complain or specialist goverment departments who are highly trained to spot the various 'ist',or 'ism' remarks and constantly invent new ones; Racism, sexism were once the old favourites, once there was only a few ,but with advances in abusive technology we have ,ageism ,sizeism,spotism ,stupidism,stinkism,and on it goes. Once it was;"Sticks and stones may break my bones(which seems reasonable enough)..But names will never hurt me..(But they'll crucify you!)"..Theres no escape, they'll have you wherever n' whenever you open your mouth. And because we are so decent and understanding and liberal in our noble beliefs,or is it so quick and eager to take offence, quite often it isn't the people being referred to that are offended .They may take a comment in the possible well meant spirit in which its delivered, but its other people who take offense on their behalf...



The wonderful Jezza Clarkson was caught over the other side of the world in the wilds of Australia during a Top Gear stage show..(I wonder how 'The Stig' roadtests the latest Ferrarri on a stage in a theatre/)...Jezza, the pot-bellied ,frizzy- haired idiot ,i'm sure wouldn't accuse me of being; Pot-belly'ist ; Frizzy-hairist, or idiot ist, as he is

(1) Pot bellied......................................... CHECK !



(2) Frizzy- haired (albeit a little less frizzier, but greyer, these days)..........CHECK !



(3) Idiotic (In a funny way, of course)..............................CHECK !



So that seems reasonable description of our favourite motoring celebrity. But when he tried to give an inciteful geneological,physical and psychological profile of our beloved prime minister to these ignorant Aussies who know as much about Gordon Brown as we do about their glorious leader. He described as :A one-eyed, Scottish idiot.He was in trouble. The reasons for this description:



(1) One-eyed..................................... CHECK !

(2) Scottish......................................Ohh, och aye CHECK the noo!

(3) A total f**'in' idiot......................CHECK n' double CHECK !



But from the far side of the world Jezza was adjudged to have been found guilty of being;



(1) Mono-visualist'ist...............................GUILTY !

(2) Racist...................................................GUILTY !(Sasenach swine !)

(3) Idiotistical'ist.....................................GILTEE !!



It sounds like a perfect description of the P.M. to me ,but i can say what i like as talk is cheap as long as its not free.

2 comments:

caricature lafontaine said...

Salut Tim,
Hope you're doing well. I just love to see all your cartoons on your blog. For a french guy from Quebec you write with so many colorful expressions that I prefer keeping my eyes on the images rather that on the texts.
Good style!
L√Ęche pas la patate!
Robert Lafontaine

Tim Leatherbarrow said...

Salut ,Robert

Good to hear from you again. Sorry i've been a little lazy with the colorful expressions lately ,but i'm trying to get myself back into the scribbling mood again ,so theres lots of rubbish on the way, covering all the important questions and events that must be looked into and examined. Take care ,my friend.
Tim