Sunday, April 27, 2014

Liberty GB Leader Paul Weston arrested for quoting Winston Churchill

Paul Weston was on the steps of Winchester Guildhall with a megaphone addressing passers-by. Asked by a woman who came out of Guildhall if he had authorization, he answered, "No." She responded, "That's disgusting." He was arrested within an hour.


Well, he was being annoying.

In the comments:

The book is called “The River War” and was first published in 1899. The passage Weston read out aloud is in the original 1899 edition (now a rare book accessible only in some old libraries), but was removed from the later abridged edition which is the one most readily available.

Unfortunately, the Gutenberg project people have not been able to obtain a copy of the 1899 edition to digitize it and place online; they were only able to get hold of the later abridged edition.


edutcher said...

"You can't handle the truth".

Somebody said that once.

deborah said...

Were wives in Britain considered to be the property of their husbands at the time Churchill wrote this?

Icepick said...

Was Weston arrested for what he said, or because he was speaking without a permit?

edutcher said...

"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries. Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement; the next of its dignity and sanctity."

You think people don't understand this?

Ask yourself why "True Lies" is forever rerun on cable.

Lydia said...

there is this fearful fatalistic apathy

A criticism long held about Catholic Latin America, as well.

ricpic said...

...insecurity of property...

Ah, the secret link between Islam and the Left.