Saturday, 24 April 2010

How Trials Can Define A Culture...

There are many famous ground-breaking trials which can define a culture. The Scopes 'Monkey' trial, the Hauptmann trial, all the way up to the OJ Simpson trial.

Well, I think I've found the one that sums up Great Britain today.

It's the story of a gay man out for a night's socialising in central London, subjected to abuse by drunken teenagers (a nice diverse group) who escalated that to a walloping with a handbag, causing the victim to fight back and hit his female attacker with the same handbag.

This prompted the young male of the group to floor the victim with one punch, allegedly uttering that time-honoured chivalrous admonition, "you can't hit girls"...

Then while the victim lay senseless on the ground, these flowers of delicate femininity laid into him with their stilettos. He died 18 days later.

It really has everything, doesn't it?

16 comments:

Chuckles said...

You missed an important one AP, the race factor. Check the witness statement about the punch. With that you have a perfectly circular victimology.

Clearly it is societies fault, or they should be charging the white male witness for not preventing it happening?

Mike said...

Julia, I recently paid up my membership to the Samaritans. I had not paid attention to my duty and ability for some years. Since then I have come across you and understand that there may be many people involved with the Samaritans that are bad. The Samaritans is a charity, but is it fake?

JuliaM said...

I can't say I've ever seen the Samaritans lobby for legislation; on reflection, I'd have to say 'No'.

Mike said...

good, because I have only paid them with my time for what I consider to be a good cause however donations are always welcome ;)

Foxy Brown said...

It demonstrates the moral confusion of modern-day Britain. Homophobia is perfectly acceptable if the perpetrators are black, or of the Islamic faith. White heterosexual men, however, are held to a higher code of conduct.

Race and religion trump sexuality it seems.

Mike said...

if a gay black muslim woman asked me if she should take her own life my response would be it seems to be a waste of life but only you can decide, what would bring you to the conclusion that this is the only option in moving forward?

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Mike said...

I’d accept its an unsafe answer in that it is only a question in responce to a question, however can anyone agree that all black gay Muslim women must immediately commit suicide? More than this, if we all agree that they all must all cease to exist can we at least not agree that they do it private and without concequence or help from others?

Mike said...

sorry, too many double negatives and triple positives to make sense, must be time to pause for thought. As my dead mother once said 'either food or sleep or both will solve a lot, and if not eat and sleep some more then think again'

Fausty said...

We've had decency regulated out of us. The middle classes suffer the worst effects of regulation, while the chavs are protected.

Charity is a thing of the past - we are taxed so heavily, that most people don't want to give to charity - many charitable acts are seen as being the responsibility of the government. And the government funds its pet charities with our dosh, without our consent.

The well-mannered and mild-mannered keep to themselves - more's the pity. They are considered to be abnormal these days.

These vile, unthinking, self-gratifying, feral creatures have probably never been told off or punished adequately. They know they can get away with anything.

Trouble is, their behaviour (fueled by Fabian laws) begets more Fabian laws. The many are punished by the actions of the few, but the many are not allowed to do anything about it.

Looking forward to that election - Labour out!

Mike said...

does anyone think it possible to genetically engineer wasps to attack only chavs? I have, for a long time, struggled with a use for wasps but if they could be encouraged to leave my beer alone and chase chavs I think I would begin to understand their existence. A Samaritan I may be but if a chav was on the top of a multi story car park I would probably shout 'jump!'

Mike said...

In fact I intend to send out a policy memorandum that all my Samaritan colleges on receiving a call from a self confessed chav should and must reply to calls to our telephone help line with this statement, 'you are a chav, no-one has either empathy or sympathy for you or your kind, I suggest you find the closest tall cliff and jump for the good of all humnity, ASAP'

Mike said...

getting wound up just thinking about chavs, so I appologise for the previous comment having a few typos but I think you get the message, giong to get something to eat and then sleep

JuliaM said...

"You missed an important one AP, the race factor. "

That's what I meant by 'nice diverse group'... ;)

"It demonstrates the moral confusion of modern-day Britain. Homophobia is perfectly acceptable if the perpetrators are black, or of the Islamic faith."

And yet the two young white girls with him seemed to have absorbed this attitude by osmosis..

"We've had decency regulated out of us. "

It certainly seems that we are becoming the sort of society where the worst of all passions are indulged and coddled, doesn't it?

I'm looking forward to getting Labour out, but I don't think that will change anything.

Mike said...

A doctor once asked me if I had ever thought about suicide, I replied ‘only when I’m awake’

DerekP said...

They're being tried for manslaughter. A deliberate, sustained attack like that is murder.