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This is a story engulfing Ireland at the moment. A relatively conservative talk show host (in Ireland this does not mean Rush, by the way) said the crass words above in the context of a woman who was claiming she was raped in a hotel room in England by a stranger. The host, George Hook, is known for speaking his mind on many issues. Unfortunately, in PC modern Ireland, this can lead to trouble.
The woman had allegedly slept with a friend of the stranger, then when the friend left the room, the other man allegedly raped her. Keep in mind, George Hook did not say she was responsible for being raped. He blamed the alleged rapist. But he did say that perhaps she should have not put herself in such danger of harm by having sex with someone she did not know anyway.
Anyway, the [expletive] has hit the fan. He is being accused by the left of victim blaming. The Social Justice Warriors are coming for him. The feminists are coming for him. Lefty liberals are coming for him. His own employers, his own colleagues, and his profession are calling for his head. He is being isolated. He has already been forced into an apology and now he could well be dismissed.
Personally, whilst I don’t like the above crass comments, I don’t believe he should be fired for them. I also find the lynch mob tactics of the left despicable. I would never have apologised to them. It not only doesn’t satisfy them, it emboldens them. Poor George is finding this out the hard way.
What is interesting about whole media car crash is that many Irish people, whilst not liking George’s words, agree with him. In the comments of many articles and the polls on many local radio stations, many Irish people support him. Probably because they have common sense and there is some truth and perhaps harsh opinions in wondering about the sexual morals we live in now, when people sleep with people they don’t know or engage in dangerous behaviour. People in Ireland privately say what George has said — not irregularly. They just never say it in public to an outside crowd.
For now, however, Ireland’s silent majority is staying silent. The PC police and liberal elites here are very dominant and vicious to those who try to break the group-think. It isn’t a surprise to me that many comments in support of Hook’s right to free speech or the themes behind his words are being deleted regularly in Ireland’s press. Many Irish journalists are lefty liberal fanatics.
What is so funny however about whole debate is the same people who are lining up to abuse George Hook for his comments on rape — the liberal lefties, feminists, journalists, celebrities, politicians, etc. — are same people who, when hoards of Muslims were found to be raping children and women in UK and Europe, were silent. Its amazing isn’t it? A white man is fair game for comments on rape. But actual rapists, the liberal left and their allies wont touch them. Pathetic isn’t the half of it. Welcome to modern PC Ireland.