Tattle Tales

Volume 4, Number 4

Repeal the New Hate Crime and Public Order Act of Scotland


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As a Scottish writer outraged by the new Hate Crime and Public Order Act of Scotland, I hope it is repealed.  Presently living in the USA, I am afforded the protection of the First Amendment guaranteeing me freedom of speech.  But when I visit my native country, I have to change mental gears from freedom to intimidation.

In defense of J.K.Rowlings, a very talented and successful woman, I feel jealousy might be the underlying cause of her vilification.  When Siobhan Brown, Minister of Victims and Community Safety, said: "the new law would help build safer communities that live free from hatred and prejudice," she was out of touch with reality.  You cannot legislate how people think. Since when does the state determine what constitutes acceptable speech in the privacy of a Scottish home? "A person threatened against his will, is of the same opinion still."  Samuel Butler, 1612 - 1680. "The behaviour has to be threatening or abusive and intends to stir up hatred," is their defense to quell the international outcry against this Orwellian mandate.

How can Police Scotland determine who to arrest when people get into arguments about religion, transgenders, politics, etc., when they are not judge and jury?  What evidence will hold up in court for a seven year criminal sentence to be imposed? Threatening citizens with up to seven years in jail is merely a clandestine way of preventing Scots from making derogatory comments against Muslims, and into silent obedience by the neo-Stalanists.

Humza Yousaf, the leftist prime minister of Scotland whose parents were Pakistani immigrants and Muslims, recently exposed his hypocrisy when he publicly stated that there were "too many white men in prominent positions."  Is he not aware that Scotland has been a Christian country with white men ruling it for centuries?  Now he also wants to inculcate guilt as well as fear into the minds of citizens.  Is that not declaring hate for a certain group?  He is declaring publicly that all white men are bad because they obtained an education and want to govern their own country.  I can imagine the hornets' nest of defamatory lawsuits filed against Police Scotland for misinterpreting what someone said in the sanctity of their own home, especially after a couple of glasses of Scotch!

What is the true definition of hate speech?  I HATE spinach.  Therefore, I am not going to eat it.  Therefore, I am putting spinach growers out of business.  Therefore, I am a bad person, and Police Scotland can arrest me for inciting hatred of protected vegetables.  Maybe mangoes are also protected because according to Ms. Brown, we should live free from prejudice. And the police will have to make a hasty guess as to which fruits are protected.

The problem here is not the exact definition of a "hate" crime, but the overreaching law chipping away at Scottish democracy.  Give the politicians an inch and they will take a yard of your kilt!
This is nothing more than a clandestine effort to silence opposition by the Islamics in a Christian country.  However, Mr. Yousaf, is free to return to Pakistan and muzzle his own kind.

He should be removed in his nappy stage before he thinks you are asleep and eliminates more of your civil rights.  Tell him to go grow thistles and leave the Scots to enjoy the sweet smell of heather. Lord Bracadale obviously had nothing better to do with his time than to spend hours discussing semantics on this 77-page bill.

TOURISTS BEWARE!  Do not travel to Scotland until this repressive law is repealed, or you could face up to seven years in jail for saying the wrong thing.  


Humza Yousaf, the First Minister of Scotland, has resigned, and is being replaced by John Swinney, from the SNP.  He is white, Christian, a seasoned politician who  embraces Scottish values.  

—Alinka Lindsay Zyrmont

 Endure With Stregnth (Lindsay Motto)


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