I got it wrong, Katie Hopkins didn’t get a pay rise from LBC Radio for comments she posted on Twitter in the wake of the Manchester terror attack suggesting there should be a ‘final solution’ for Muslims, in fact LBC announced yesterday that they’ve essentially sacked Katie Hopkins with immediate effect, though LBC did take their time in deciding to sack Hopkins & one wonders how much of a payoff Hopkins got.
It appears that Hopkins is still going to be writing a column for the Daily Fail, which tells you oodles about the attitude of the Daily Fail to peeps who suggest committing Hitler style systematic mass genocide upon Muslims, but if advertisers ever threaten to pull ads from the Daily Fail as they must of done with LBC, Hopkins will always get a gig with odious alt-right news outlets such as Fox News or Breitbart who are quite happy nearly almost no matter what to give a platform to the most hideous of bigots.
Many of those who’ve been targeted by her brand of hateful far-right gobshiteness will be rejoicing the news she’s been given the boot from LBC & understandably so, but there will always be somebody dumb enough or evil enough to give her a media platform & there will always be peeps ignorant enough to be duped by her gobshite bigotry which doesn’t just doesn’t offend Muslims & Jews who she managed to unite against in offence to her ‘final solution’ tweet, plus women, peeps with disabilities, trans peeps, immigrants, even Wiccans have been subjected to hate due to the likes of Hopkins & Nigel Farage being given a media platform for their hatemongering, yes let us remember though LBC have given the boot to Hopkins they still give a microphone to Nigel Farage.
Who the fuck do Wiccans/Pagans ever harm? I’m a pretty militant atheist but I kind of think if you’re going to worship anything then it makes sense to worship the sun & moon & the natural world around you, so kind of bizarre to me that a Pagans would be subjected to a campaign of hate, but this is exactly what has happened to the peeps who run an occult shop in Gloucester. I wonder if this hate campaign has happened because ignorant twats have gotten their education on Paganism & Wicca from Hammer Horror films or because of malaise of hate which the likes Hopkins & Farage have cultivated that unless you’re White & Middle Class & Christian then there’s something badly wrong with you.
Funny isn’t it that conservatives are always banging on about supporting the freedom of the individual & yet will be the first denounce anybody who looks different to them & lives different to them, this of course is the hypocrisy which both Farage & Hopkins illustrate constantly & doesn’t help any when it comes to respect of diversity & individual autonomy. I’m not a conservative, but I do believe in the freedom of individual & will defend & speak up for those marginalised by the likes of Hopkins & Farage simply for being themselves, Punks, Goths, Hippies, Alt, Queer, Trans, Pagan & etc, you could say it’s my life’s work.
I first thought what happened to Spellbound Shop in Gloucester might have been an isolated incident, but one of two best friends who are Pagan said to me they’d be subjected to hate because they’re publicly proud to be Pagan, it illustrates to me with more strength that what is going on is that peeps are being subjected to hate for not fitting a certain mould & to me that is the slippery slope towards fascism!
For fucks sake if we meant to all be the fucking same then we’d of been born clones, so if we recognise we are all born different then why is it such a hard job to respect diversity!