In the 1930 we had the Nazis burning and banning books which were not complying to Nazi ideology. They were not only books by Jewish authors but also books like “the Hunchback of the Notre Dame” and Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. Or “the Time machine” and “War of the Worlds” by HG Wells. Or books by James Joyce,Ernest Hemingway .
Fast forward to 1947 -1957 during the McCarthy era where famous and successful film producers, directors and screenwriters were silenced because they were deemed to be either communist or communist sympathizers, silenced without any trial or a shred of evidence, often because of hear say or the interpretation by someone. People like The Hollywood Ten with the likes of Oscar winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and Oscar winning director Edward Dmytryk.
Fast forward to today. It is not the Nazis or the McCarthy committee but extreme feminists and vegans who are now on a witch hunt. This time the victims aren’t Jews or Communists but Men and people who enjoy a bit of meat with their dinner.
Songs like “Baby it’s cold outside”, which wasn’t deemed offensive for decades and still isn’t by the vast majority of people, now needs to be banned ,or virtually burned on a pyre.
Sayings like “Bringing home the bacon” and “Putting all your eggs in a basket” are suddenly deemed grossly inappropriate and again by a tiny minority of vegans . But this is the scary thing, there are radio stations and organisations actually banning these songs and saying on the behest of the tiny minority of the Vegan Feminazis.
Men can no longer pay a woman a compliment, or keep a door open for a woman. In fact the word Woman is now banned in Goldsmiths, University of London and Kings College London. The reason: it contains the term ‘Man’ according to a minority of students in those universities the word should now be Womxn, yes you read it right. Again the management of the universities are giving in to the demands of that minority.
It reminds me of a quote by Basil Fawlty “this is exactly how Nazi Germany started” and although the context of that quote comes from an episode of Fawlty Towers, there is actually an element of truth in that.
A lot of this started with the misinterpretation of the Me Too movement as in #metoo .The founder of the movement ,Tamara Burke, said in a recent convention “Suddenly a movement that was started to support all survivors of sexual violence is being talked about like it’s a vindictive plot against men. And I’m like, ‘Huh? How did we get here?’”
I am a man, I have never assaulted any one male or female, I treat everyone with the respect they deserve, where I can help, I help. And yet I feel like I am being portrayed as something evil, something to be afraid of,something to be avoided like the plague.
I may have offended people in the past and equally I have been offended in the past and I am sure the same will apply in the future, Does this mean I want to silence those I don’t agree with? No of course it doesn’t.
What world would this be if everyone always thought the same, did the same,looked the same, dressed the same, listened to the same music and watch the same movies.
These vegan feminazis(and that is the only way I can describe them) claim they they fight for inclusiveness and diversity but what they really want is everyone to dance to their tune. And yes that is exactly how Nazi Germany started.