Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jacqui Smith of the UKs Persona Non Grata list vs. free speech

The United Kingdom's Home Secretary Jacqui Smith issued a list of persons not permitted to enter the UK. On this list of notable honorees (most of whom are detestable scum) is a conservative radio talk show host from San Francisco, California, United States of America, a Doctor Michael Savage (the "Savage Nation," and author of the book, "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder").

There is a Dutch member of Parliament named Geert Wilder. Apparently Mr. Wilder is on trail in The Netherlands for a video he produced which was critical of a major religion on the rise in Europe (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK). For offending this particular religion Mr. Wilder in on trail in The Netherlands.

The upper house of the British Parliament, called the House of Lords, invited Mr. Wilder to show his video to them. Mr. Wilder flys to London and is stopped at the airport by the British government and refused entry into the United Kingdom. The government said Mr. Wilder "threatens community harmony and therefore public safety."

The Dutch ambassador tried to intervene stating Mr. Wilder is an elected member of the Dutch Parliament a member nation of the European Union and is entitled to travel freely to any member nations. The British authorities stood their ground and refused to allow Mr. Wilder to enter.

After which Mr. Wilders travels to the USA to show his film to members of the United States Senate and traveled throughout the USA showing the film and giving speeches without any government interference as his right of free speech was protected and respected in the USA.

Some time ago British comedian Russell Brand traveled to the USA to appear on a television awards show by MTV. There Mr. Brand in his trashy humor berated President Bush. Some videos taking issue with Mr. Brands behavior in the USA were posted by this YouTuber. This resulted in volumes of hateful messages and comments from people in the United Kingdom defending Mr. Brands right of free speech while in the USA.

The question is, then where is Dr. Michael Savages right of free speech in the United Kingdom? Is the Home Secretary aware that King George is no longer around and that the United States of America is no longer a colony? So it is okay for a British citizen to come to the USA and exercise free speech while an American citizen is prohibited to exercise free speech in the UK? Hmmm.

Here are two links to the videos mentioned where you can read the entertaining comments in defense of Russell Brand:

See, the insults were also creative.

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