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  • Black Adder for the Defense

    Posted by Ginny on December 7th, 2004 (All posts by )

    While being subjected to a series of Mr Beans on transatlantic flights has not been, well, my cup of tea, I’ll admit that Rowan Atkinson can be funny. And, besides, isn’t that the whole point of most British humor (a good lot of humor) – to make fun of the very things we respect and value highly. The nanny state is reaching new heights of silliness as well as control. See this and this. Both via Butterflies and Wheels.

     

    3 Responses to “Black Adder for the Defense”

    1. a Says:

      http://left2right.typepad.com

      check that site out. very amusing stuff.

    2. Shannon Love Says:

      “It all points to the promotion of the idea there should be a right not to be offended… In my view, the right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended.”

      I love that. I think I will put it on a T-Shirt.

    3. Michael Hiteshew Says:

      Frankly, I find the whole situation in the UK regarding the control the government excercises over its people rather scary.

      They’ve already lost the right to defend themselves. Now they’re losing the right to say what they think.

      Worse, they don’t seem to care. They can mobilize 100,000 people to chant Bush=Hitler, but take away their basic freedoms and there’s hardly a peep.

      This from the country that helped lay the foundations for political freedoms and citizens rights as we know them. Sad, and more than a little frightening.