One of my Russian friends sent me the Ian Gillan interview below and asked what I thought – did I agree or not? We had a problem as the original interview was pulled from the net but we found another version of it.
I replied by email:
I disagree about Pussy Riot – in my book they got what they deserved. They brought it on themselves by desecrating a church.
On the other things he said, that’s what I’ve been telling you for a long time and what we’re fighting over here. It’s a pity you had to wait for Ian Gillan to accept it and wouldn’t take my word but better late than never.
Yep, he’s just saying in that interview what we all know over here. There is a bit less than half the population who believe in this political correctness – we call them socialists and feminists over here. Then there is the ordinary person whom we represent, who is dead against all this.
The country is close to the end as a separate country. It’s an utter mess.
I should have possibly gone into more detail about the breakdown of numbers over here. The left-liberal is still clinging tenaciously to this “love everyone” lie of the PC pushers without accepting in the least that it is an open invitation for Them to oppress society and to twist it into ways it was never meant to be twisted. Ian Gillan refers to the Stonewall/police gay ridiculousness and that shocked my Russian friend that this country – Britain – in overseas eyes the bastion of all things decent and of free speech – could act this way.
I pointed out that the police arresting people over incorrect opinions is now par for the course. Real criminals however are wanted on the streets for some reason. They seem to need a pool of thugs available for brownshirt work at some time in the near future.
Gillan perhaps shouldn’t have said that our situation was worse than Pussy Riot’s as the Russians obviously think theirs is worse and that’s a no-win argument. I also don’t like the way Gillan’s lying back pontificating into a microphone but hey – we can’t have everything.
He was mainly right and that was at least useful.