Friday, April 29, 2011


HJS Comments: One terrible problem with Europe’s idea of Freedom of Speech is that they really do not believe in freedom of speech. For example, a very decent analyst wrote a book that described the funding of world terrorism. (A really good book, by the way.) One Saudi individual complained that her book offended him, so sued her in a UK court not because she lied about him, she didn’t—that was never in question—her evidence was there in black and white. He simply was offended by what she said. It did not matter that it was the truth. That was quite enough to satisfy the UK courts and they allowed the suit and said the writer must fight the charges in the UK court. The US courts enforced the UK court’s decision. Question: How does one prove that a person was not offended?

Since then, the United States Congress passed two bills that became law (Rachel’s Law)that will not allow our courts to enforce any suits based on laws less stringent on Freedom of Speech than ours.

Would you like to visit Europe—or Canada? Watch what you say, and watch what you toss away. Throwing away a person’s business card might be offensive to a person finding it in the file 13. Yep, it does not have to offend the principle person—if it offends anyone, the person “offended” can sue. One wonders how the inoffensive lyrics shown below could possibly offend a passerby who was not even in the club while the song was in progress. But see, that is the weakness of the European systems: it is not WHAT you say or do; it is HOW someone else FEELS about it what he thinks he heard or saw! In other words, it is a sin or a violation of law to offend someone, whether you meant to or not, even if it is childish, stupid, or outrageous for anyone of sound mind to be offended.

World UK Pub Singer Arrested for Singing ‘Kung Fu Fighting’ in Earshot of Chinese Pair
Posted on April 27, 2011 at 2:57am by Scott Baker
Daily Mail:

A pub singer has been arrested on suspicion of racism for singing the classic chart hit Kung Fu Fighting.

The song, performed by Simon Ledger, 34, is said to have offended two Chinese people as they walked past the pub where he was singing.

The entertainer regularly performs the 1974 number one, originally by disco star Carl Douglas, at the Driftwood Beach Bar in Sandown, Isle of Wight.

But after one of the passers-by reported his routine on Sunday afternoon, Mr Ledger was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated harassment.

The Sun:
Simon said: “We were performing Kung Fu Fighting, as we do during all our sets. People of all races were loving it. Chinese people have never been offended by it before.

“But this lad walking past with his mum called us w*****s and did the hand sign before taking a picture on his mobile phone.

“We hadn’t even seen them when we started the song. He must have phoned the police.

“They phoned me when I was in a Chinese restaurant that night. They arranged to meet me and I was arrested.

The Isle of Wight Gazette:
“I thought it was a joke but they were serious. They seemed pretty amazed but said the law is the law and it was their duty. It’s political correctness gone potty.”
Simon added: “There are plenty of Welsh people at our shows – does it mean I can’t play any Tom Jones?”

Bar owner Sean Ware said: “The song is in no way racist and nor is Simon. There is no way he would abuse anyone.

“He didn’t start the song just because Chinese people were walking past. He had already started playing it.”

Simon, who is on bail until today, wrote on Facebook: “If the lad who phoned the police is reading this, WHAT IS WONG WITH YOU? Sorry, what is wrong with you?”

One Hit Wonders Lyrics
Carl Douglas
Kung Fu Fighting Lyrics


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