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Offense By Surrogate

Lileks has thoughts on the continuing slide of the Brits into a multi-culti PC hell:

"Pc Mahmood believes it was 'not meant in a malicious way, just a bit of banter'. He told a sergeant, who was 'really disgusted', that he knew it was meant as a joke and did not want to make a formal complaint.

'I just took it on the chin. But someone else in the room must have thought it was a racist incident, and reported it,' the officer said."

So the officer who got the “gift” wasn’t offended. Everyone else in the room thought it was “below the belt” as well, and didn’t hoot at the Mooselman and shout porky porky porky, who’s got the porky now, wot? But the people who had nothing to do with the event were offended on the fellow’s behalf, and that was it.

Orwell was slightly mistaken: the future is a boot, stomping on a joke.

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 18, 2008 05:54 AM
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