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Reader’s comment: Stand up and be counted


In response to Laura Perrins: Twitter, BBC, Ofsted – there’s no escape from the Thought Police, John Clegg wrote:

‘There’s no escape from the Thought Police.’ Yes, there is.

Most of us agree that this is a simple form of mob bullying and these baying crowds have existed in one form or another for hundreds of years. If enough of us had the courage to stand up and ‘call out’ these idiotic bullies for what they actually are then the problem would eventually go away. I know it will sometimes be difficult and possibly threatening to a younger person’s career but the alternative to simply going along with this thought fascism is a world that won’t be worth living in: next they will be burning our books.

Take the case of poor Tim Hunt: if enough of us had shouted from the rooftops our support for him then the cultural Marxists wouldn’t have been able or wouldn’t have had the courage to hound him out of office. It’s all about numbers, simple numbers really. If enough of us stand up for what we believe in then the bullies will back down, whether they be the BBC, the Government or the Twitter mobs. It depends whether we have the moral courage, the organisation and the determination to do something about it.

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