The left has done a masterful job of lulling people into allowing speech and thought crimes to be on the books as legislation when they simply should never, ever have been made into legislation, and even contradicted specific rights laws such as we have in Canada and the USA. “Hate Crimes” of course, is the perfect example. A judge already had the ability to factor in motive when passing a sentence for a real crime should he feel it mattered.
And now from the Italian high court:
In a landmark decision, Italy’s highest court has ruled that telling migrants to “go away” is racism.
The Court of Cassation ruled Thursday that telling non-EU foreigners to leave the country legally counts as racial discrimination, even if racial slurs are not explicitly used.
The case relates to a man in his early 40’s who appealed for a reduction in his sentence for injuries against another person, which had been increased on grounds of racial discrimination.
The man and his co-defendant had clashed with two non-Italians after they approached them in a club in the town of Gallarate in Lombardy and said, “Why are you here, you need to go home.”
The applicant argued that his comments were unrelated to race.
The court, however, found that using generic expressions of contempt toward foreigners that are clearly based on their ethnic or religious backgrounds is equivalent to racism.
A couple of years ago, a Dutch court found Geert Wilders, a leader of the opposition in the Netherlands, guilty of speech and thought crimes because he openly opposed the current government’s immigration policies, which is his actual job! Not to mention an absolutely essential component of any democracy anywhere and any-when.
He suggested they change immigration to have fewer Moroccans, which represent a grotesquely disproportionate part of violent crime there and present an existential threat to Dutch culture. This is what opposition parties do. Recommend alternatives to legislation and people vote for it or not.
But they convicted him and fined him for doing exactly his job. And now that they have that conviction, the rest is just a matter of sentencing for the rest of us.
And now, Italian courts have done what leftists always do. Expand the definition of what constitutes the evil thought or word, and control all aspects of our day to day transactions.
This is the incremental implementation of communism ideologically speaking. A counter-revolution must take place.
A large crowd chanting in Italian to illegal and unwanted migrants of “Go home now” would probably be a good first step.