May 30, 2008

If this idiocy comes here, I'll go to jail

Check out this story from the UK:

Ben Smith, 18, was driving back home to Ingram Road in Melksham on Thursday evening after filling up with petrol, when the officer stopped him on a routine patrol.

He checked the tax disc and tyres on his Vauxhall Corsa but when he noticed the flag of St George on the parcel shelf he told Mr Smith to take it down.

Mr Smith, who works for G Plan Upholsterers on Hampton Park West, said: "He saw the flag and said it was racist towards immigrants and if I refused to take it down I would get a 30 fine.

"I laughed because I thought he was joking, but then I realised he was serious so I had to take it down straight away. I thought it was silly - it's my country and I want to show my support for my country."

This is a perfect example of the outright inanity that is political correctness. Why even HAVE a damn national flag at ALL if it may be seen as "racist?"

Ye gads. If such nonsense ever finds its way to this side of the pond, I'd not only refuse to remove the flag, I'd refuse to pay any fine and would reluctantly spend time in jail if need be to protest such depraved logic.

(h/t: Tongue Tied.)

Posted by Hube at May 30, 2008 06:07 PM | TrackBack

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