The insanity of political correctness is manifested everyday in what otherwise would be considered insignificant events. For example, The Daily Mail reports from London that pensioner Pauline Howe was visited by the police after she complained about a gay rally. This action was deemed as a hate crime, and as such investigated by the police.
'I've never been in any kind of trouble before so I was stunned to have two
police officers knocking at my door,' she said.
'Their presence in my home made me feel threatened. It was a very
'The officers told me that my letter was thought to be
an intention of hate but I was expressing views as a Christian...'
The two police officers later turned up at her home in Poringland, near
Norwich, and informed her the contents of her letter had caused offence.
The insanity of this action in a democracy is frightening. Having the police become a branch of the thought police, is taking another step into the world of 1984, Kafkaesque nightmares, or the descriptions in the novels of Solzhenitzyn.
Writing about the topic of hate crimes in Canada, Mark Steyn writes in the Corner in National Review Online:
Ian Fine, the senior counsel of the CHRC, has declared that the commission is
committed to the abolition of hatred—not hate crimes, not hate speech, but hate.
Hate is a human emotion; it beats, to one degree or another, in every breast. It
is part of what it means to be human... and when the alternative is a coercive
government bureaucracy regulating what you can say... you are no longer