Back up the fun bus.

6 Mar

Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me. Until you arrest me, then I will.

http://www.news.com.au/weird-true-freaky/teen-nathan-wilkie-arrested-for-playing-offensive-rap-music-from-car/story-e6frflri-1225837535956

A TEEN has been arrested for listening to what police deem offensive rap music.In what could be a legal test case, 19-year-old Nathan Michael Wilkie faces a charge of offensive behaviour after police arrested him when he was listening to music by underground rapper Kid Selzy on his car stereo, the Herald Sun reports.

To be honest, I can see how this would’ve played out. Two cops walk past a supermarket, there’s Nathan listen to Kid Selzy, and one of the cops says ‘too bad we can’t arrest people for having offensive haircuts’.  One of them walks over, asks him to turn it the music down and Nathan, in some rap-influenced testosterone haze decides he’s one step from the Wu-Tang and responds with an undeserved level of confidence. So they decide to teach him a lesson and they lock him up.

If that was all this was, then I’d be “Yay police!” and that would be that, but the dangerous and quite frankly a little scary thing is that this is a legal decision based on personal taste. Offensive behaviour laws have been in place in the UK for a several years, and all they’ve done is speed up their transition to the Orwellian dystopia the upper class have dreamed of for so long. Nobody, and I mean nobody, gets to decide what is offensive and what is not. Once you start making offensive things illegal you push us all down the super-fun-happy-slide to Fascism.

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6 Responses to “Back up the fun bus.”

  1. Richard March 7, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    It’s not really making offensive things illegal. I don’t imagine he’d have been arrested if he’d had whatever godawful shit he was listening to at a reasonable volume.

    I expect he was arrested for the same reason I would want someone arrested if they stood on a street corner shouting “Jews are fucks!” or similar. Things that are offensive to the mainstream are not suitable to blast from your car.

    Yay police! Arrest all those tards who play their lame rap shit too loud with the windows down.

    • liamjordan March 7, 2010 at 11:07 am #

      It isn’t making offensive things illegal *yet*. If he gets convicted, then that sets a precedent of a criminal charge on personal taste.
      This is an issue of censorship, don’t go trying to tell me that rap music is at all the same thing as anti-semitism.

      I don’t personally enjoy Kid Selzy but people who do should be not going to jail for it.

      • Richard March 7, 2010 at 11:17 am #

        And they’re not. Nobody is going to jail for enjoying Kid Selzy. That guy is going to jail for blasting offensive music too loud from his car.

        Don’t try and make it into something it’s not.

    • liamjordan March 7, 2010 at 11:30 am #

      You’re deliberately ignoring my point, this sets a precedent. This is about setting legal definitions for what qualifies as offensive.

      • Richard March 7, 2010 at 2:58 pm #

        It sets a precedent of people not being allowed to play offensive music too loud from their car. It does -not- set a precedent of people not being allowed to “like offensive music”, which is what you keep trying to claim that it is.

        Legal definitions of offensive that involve the words “fuck” and “cunts” are not objectionable. This is not a precedent that I disagree with.

    • liamjordan March 8, 2010 at 7:28 am #

      Well then we disagree on that point.

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