Hate Crime: Police record attacks on Punks, Goths, and Emos
Isn't this the country that gave birth to the Sex Pistols. It is really strange that the rebellious are now being kept in line and killed at times by their own. It seems that the rebels lost out in the face of the elite, and have lost their status amongst those they spoke up for, and being stomped upon as a result.A police force has begun recording attacks on members of subcultures, such as goths and emos, as hate crimes.Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is the first force in the UK to treat the offences in such a way.
Previously hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
GMP has worked with a charity set up following the murder of 20-year-old goth Sophie Lancaster in 2007.
Ms Lancaster was attacked in a park in Bacup, Lancashire, on 24 August 2007, along with her boyfriend Robert Maltby, because of the way they were dressed.
She was kicked and stamped on as she cradled her badly beaten boyfriend.
While Mr Maltby made a partial recovery from his injuries, Ms Lancaster slipped into a coma after the attack and died later in hospital. -
One of the reasons why i love this country is its difference. Not too long ago, V stated, whilst we were having coffee in town, “You know, this country (as opposed to singapore) is a great place to bring up kids. There’s so much difference. So many different styles and people. Kids can become really smart and creative here.” Where i originally come from - singapore - thanks to supremacist policies by the government, all difference has been eradicated since the late 80s.
In this country, i see punks, goths, rockers, different ethnic groups, different political parties, and other variants of style, sound, and speech. Great!
But then i begin to realise that there is quite a bit of infighting amongst the working classes to the point of death. That isn't the real UK, I'm thinking. Am i thinking wrong?
Those whom hate difference amongst their own have played into the hands of the elite, whilst thinking that they are asserting themselves in the face of the elite. So when xenophobes talk about maintaining the UK as it traditionally was, it doesn’t make much sense. They certainly aren’t speaking up for the UK as it was in the Teddy Boy era, or the time of the Mods and Rockers, or that of the Punks. What ‘UK’ are they speaking up for? They are fighting for a fascist UK that is bereft of multicultural difference, be it of foreign or British origin.
One of the clearest indicators of the progress of top-down (vertical) fascism is the increase in (horizontal) working-class oppression and persecution of difference.
One of the clearest indicators of the progress of top-down (vertical) fascism is the increase in (horizontal) working-class oppression and persecution of difference. This does not bode well for the egalitarian future of the UK I'm afraid.