When Richard Littlejohn’s Right, He’s Right…

…and he’s spot on here:

As I have frequently observed, those who most noisily insist on ‘tolerance’ for their own behaviour, no matter how absurd or abhorrent, are usually the most intolerant of others who beg to differ. Anyone who raises an eyebrow at their antics must be shouted down, vilified and, ideally, prosecuted.

We see it with climate freaks, with gay rights advocates, and with abortion enthusiasts. It’s not enough to politely disagree while tolerating, you must do more than simply accept, you must actively celebrate, or else.

It’s absolutely right that there should be laws which prevent discrimination against people on the grounds of race and sex.
But when did people who like dressing as comic book characters suddenly become a ‘vulnerable minority’?

Given the propensity of politicians to pander to any self-defined ‘victim’ group, it can only be a matter of time before laughing at members of the Cosplay community becomes a ‘hate crime’. Cosphobia, anyone?

Given that there are people out there who campaign for those with red hair to have the full protection of the law, would anyone be surprised?

So, Sarah and the i-cosplay team, and anyone else who chose to take offence where none was intended, you have my reply: Grow up and get a life.


4 comments for “When Richard Littlejohn’s Right, He’s Right…

  1. July 27, 2015 at 9:21 am

    The balding need protection from the jibes and vituperation of society too. Plus a handy little compensation package, courtesy of the taxpayer. After all, what’s austerity for, if not to line the pockets of the “victims”?

    • wiggia
      July 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      And so do those who wear appaling “syrups” 🙂

  2. Flyinthesky
    July 27, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    “It’s absolutely right that there should be laws which prevent discrimination against people on the grounds of race and sex.”

    You “cannot” how big can I write this! Legislate harmony.
    You give a minority a seemingly well deserved right, said minority uses said right to lever ten more rights, all of which they will beat you with.

    An arsehole is an arsehole, however if the arsehole is a member of a protected minority the inference, nay insistence, is you’ve called them such because of some form of racism or bigotry.
    Harmony is an evolutionary process, trying to legislate it tends to have the opposite effect.

    As people have no democratic influence in setting the legislation their only recourse is to attack the result. Disharmony, in a lot of cases is a direct result of legislation.

    Democracy is where the government represent the majority wishes, in fact if we had actual democracy most of the problems we have would be non existent.

  3. July 28, 2015 at 7:46 am

    The previously harmonious orchestra was in chaos. The drummer demanded to riff during the quiet bits; the tubaman insisted that only his deep boom should be ‘eeekwall’ to the piccolo player – whose squeeks should be dismissed as ‘Tubist’ as the clarinestist put it, trying to gain favour with the fat bastard at the back, but only so he could take centre stage where that “useless, oppressive conductor dominates everyone”. Everyone agreed that the conductor was a bastard who ‘controlled’ and ‘manipulated’ so that everyone had to play ‘his way’. Who did he think he was !!

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