Having a beard and expensive designer frames is hardly unique to David Torrance. Not even the name “Davey” is reserved in Scotland for the sole use of David Torrance. When I first saw the PPB in question I was tempted to think poor Davey bore a striking resemblance to that thundering numpty James McEnaney. At least McEnaney knows how to tie a tie, and he has been known to scrub up well – at least in the propaganda shots I’ve seen him in. Other than the beard and glasses Torrance bears as much resemblance to Davey as a polar bear does to a penguin.
There is absolutely no question that this video is racist, and it can do nothing but put his motives for teaching his partner’s pug to give a Nazi salute and respond to “Gas the Jews” in a starker, uglier light. Mark Meechan comes across as an expert at doing himself no favours. On the one hand he is trying his best to convince a judge that his video was a joke and that he is a comedian, and then on the other he is making racist parodies and linking up with Tommy Robinson at Rebel Media to advocate freedom of speech. Yes, you read that right – Tommy Robinson.
This pattern of behaviour merely underlines the fact that banking and finance are instruments of government, or the possibility of something worse; that both the government and the banking apparatus are instruments of a bigger, more hidden agenda.
Employers whose interests are those of government and the media have at their disposal the same access to information as their prospective employees. Individuals then are caught in the space between free expression and self-censorship.
Since it’s topical at the moment I think that I may as well give my tuppence worth. I believe that the maximum amount of freedoms ought to be given to the maximum amount of people, and this is quite different from unchecked freedom for all. Our democracy doesn’t function well and so it makes for … Continue reading On the Freedom of Speech
Opinion, being perfectly aware that I too hold many opinions, is something that makes me acutely conscious of the anxiety of the modern world. Mass media, the cyberspace revolution, and near universal access to the internet have given rise to the assumption – now almost unchallenged – of the equality of opinion. We have witnessed … Continue reading ’S e Didòmhnaich a Th’Ann