The American alternative media have now taken up the story of yesterday’s doings in Leeds, which so many of us asked them to do. Bear in mind that I am choosing my words ultra-carefully here.
There was a court case yesterday which was commented on by a public figure, that public figure was arrested and incarcerated on the same afternoon, Twitter exploded, blogs were way behind but that’s the nature of a blog – it takes longer.
I have now transferred my own operations to Twitter where the only person who could be punished is myself, although even that does not help because with me removed altogether, the blogging and tweeting ceases, and so it is with everyone who would like to blog or comment.
With the issuing of that notice by the judge [I must not specify her name, although I have seen it, plus I have seen the judgment], a gag order came down on the entire UK and territories and furthermore, I can vouch that it is actually being enforced.
The critical aspect here is that the victim of yesterday not be named, for fear he would become a popular focal point for dissent [called breaching the peace] and that is the essential problem with blog comments – that if anyone does name either the victim, the court judgment, the judge, the ethnicity or religion of the alleged perpetrators on trial in Leeds or who comments on any of these matters – then that person is liable to arrest.
Thus there is a thing called strategic withdrawal for now by anyone residing in the UK or territories.
This raises an interesting point about a British subject [EU?] living, say, in France. As we are still EU, he or she would come under this order, although the French authorities are not as fascistic on this sort of matter within the UK. I can use that adjective because I am referring to the PTB in general in society, not to any specific case.
The curious case of Breitbart
Already some days back, Raheem Kassam left his job at Breitbart London and then yesterday, Breitbart broke the news, then the article disappeared and this appeared:
Some commenters went to other articles:
No, not gutless cowards. Everyone is lying low, including me, because people associated with me on this blog, plus readers, all come under this order and therefore under scrutiny. My responsibility in continuing to comment on Twitter is my own, my responsibility here is to people other than me and yes – a notice did come to me last evening.
We can still speak of previous cases [and shall], we can speak of other current cases, we can even speak of this one once certain things are concluded – but for now, we cannot speak of this one nor name the victim [accused].
We cannot even say what it makes UK justice look like, because that is commenting on the case. Just go to American and Canadian pundits, LOL, and you’ll see all you need to, in no uncertain terms.
OK, now let’s look at Bill Mitchell:
Note his follower numbers – he’s a talk show host over there, he’s known by Hannity, Limbaugh, Gingrich etc. and inevitably – DJT. These are the people who had to get behind this.
Now look at my little self. I have but 2,400 followers but each of them have people reading them, thus in my best month, I had upwards of 90,000 ‘impressions’ so they call them [usually around 40,000] and yesterday was 5,900.
Now, multiply that by the number of people using Twitter and who come back to blogposts, albeit briefly – which means someone in Chicago or Berlin is reading your blog comment – that’s how this thing works and that’s why the PTB must get [in their eyes] a grip on this internet.
I’ll leave them on for now but must watch like a hawk and when I go out, I’ll have to close them off for that time, then put them on again once I come back and so on through day and night.
A nicer story for now