Thursday, 8 November 2007

Hate Crime

As a member of a minority group I am concerned that no law has been passed making it illegal for anyone to call me a Fucking Hippy. Why, only the other day, Boyfriend was called an Overgrown Hippy by the driver of an SUV. I am concerned that if I am beaten up by someone calling me a Mother-fucking-hippy, they could be done for assault. But if I am lightly slapped by someone calling me a Muff Muncher, they could be done for "Hate Crime".

Why is it worse to hate me for being gay than it is to hate me for being female/hippy/ginger.

I demand a law to protect Gingers (except Mick Hucknall) and Hippies from Hate.

40 comments:

fuchsia groan said...

It is now proposed to treat violence against old people as hate crime. What happened to good old fashioned assault? I wonder if the government will produce a booklet letting us know what is approved thought? I would hate to break the law.

electro-kevin said...

Fuchsia beat me to it.

Law making for the sake of it.

Lucien Modo said...

I imagine that as God allows us to have freedom of choice. Then it is permissible to hate someone for making a choice that we disapprove of. If however someone has no choice in the matter, ie sissies, then it is not permissible to hate them. Likewise you coloureds, and your mentalists.

True Blue said...

Hiya Lilith I didn`t think you were old enough to be a Hippy. xx

Lilith said...

Ah, but is it a virus or genetic to be a hippy, or is it indeed PTSD? Of course Trubes, I was only 4 in the summer of love part one. But it is a state of mind too.

Lilith said...

Love the avatar Lucien.

Scroblene said...

It may be something to do with how much you wear on your sleeve Lil.

If you are a hippy, then you look like one immediately, and the more ignorant people like the SUV driver, take comfort in bashing you because he (or she) thinks you're a soft touch.

If you are gay, the situation is different, because it is not immediately noticeable to the same ignorant people.

Have a laugh with this classic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nxo0fS2VMM

Lilith said...

That is fantastic Scroblene..Elby and I cackling away here.

I am not sure I look like a hippy. I think like one though :-)

killemallletgodsortemout said...

Lilith - go down the PTSD route with this one!!!

1. Engage lawyer.

2. Cry a lot.

3. Get loads of money!!!!

Works in England, but it helps if you are an ethnic.

Lilith said...

Killemall, I am building my case as we speak...

Lucien Modo said...

... that's my wife's dog Arno. He is a Weimaraner and proud.

idle said...

What a profound post, lil.

My position, after deep thought, is this: call people what you want, depending upon 1. Their behaviour, and 2. Your mood at the time.

This rule has usually made me feel better, however slightly.

My bro is also a hippy type and lives near you. His lovely wife has bohemian tendencies as well. Is there something in the Bruton water? I wouldn't want my old man cutting about the place in a Red Army trenchcoat, or dear mama plaiting marigolds into her barnet.

fuchsia groan said...

Bruton is teeming with Bohemian types. I know, I used to live there.

Lilith said...

I knew some Weimaramas, Lucien. Very fine hounds indeed. Floyd and Lucy. Did you paint him?

Lilith said...

Idle, I love your rule.

I think it is in the land and air, rather than the water around here. We ain't in a hurry.

I am still hoping for wine advice Idle. I have 12 bottles of penfolds grange in the wardrobe. what should I do with them?

Lilith said...

That's amazing Fuchsia. We would be neighbours! A bit like Tuscan Tony and Hatfield Girl but with less olives.

Lucien Modo said...

That's right.

Lilith said...

It's very fine Lucien. How do you feel about the ban on Flake White?

Lucien Modo said...

I work with so many dangerous pigments... cadmium, sulphates etc that it seems like peeing in the wind.

Lilith said...

It's absurd. How many people chew their tubes of Flake White? It's only the powder that is dangerous.

Daisy said...

lilith i have twin sister a few years younger than me who are both hippies...and i know one is gay but the other is undecided at this point...she doesn't like anybody...they both moved to portland and it is great for them...no one acts as if they are different because they are all hippies...seems to work well...

Lilith said...

"This just might be our kind of town
Big enough to turn around
Small enough to spit from side to side
Well this might be our stomping ground
Not too lost, not too found
Not too high, too lonesome or too wide"
Robert Hunter

Perhaps your sisters feel like this about Portland, Daisy. I know Elby and I feel like that about here..:-)

Daisy said...

to be honest lilith i am just glad they are happy...they are identical twins and couldn't live in the same house but couldn't be separated...they bought houses which share a drive and it works for them...and i am very happy they are in a place where people appreciate them for who they are instead of what they look like and who they are with...they are lovely little beings and they make me smile...

Lilith said...

What a splendid solution, Daisy! I tried to persuade my ex that we should live like that but he wasn't having it. So we finished :-(

The Hitch said...

There are worse things than being a hippie (being mick Hucknall is one example)
Why is it the west country has so many hippies?
You,
Electro Kev who is spiritualy one (wears sandals)but lacks the hair and likes to practise breaking peoples spines.
Hitch intends to turn into a purple faced roue'

Philipa said...

Hi Lilith *waves*

I'd like you all to know that I am officially a lesbian, albeit a celibate lesbian with strong hetrosexual tendancies I am trying to come to terms with. I know I am a lesbian because it is my lifestyle choice, and whatever my sexual fantasies or practices may be they are no business of the government - if I say I am a lesbian then I bloody well am so there. Don't you oppress me.

It feels so comforting to be part of a protected species. If I can convert to Catholicism I may stand for parliament.

electro-kevin said...

The West Country has so many hippies because we can't afford clothes. We make out that it's a lifestyle choice but a knackered VW camper is all we can afford to live in. Not a matter of earnings, just everything costs the Earth here.

I'm a hippy with a weekly wage, you're right, Hitch.

Lilith said...

Hi Pippy! Thanks for coming out on my blog :-) I feel privileged! Maybe Islam would give you more of a chance of being elected?

Lilith said...

E-K you're back! Ooohh I bet it was fresh out there :-) We know you only goes camping to save on the central heating bills.

I think there are more Hippies in the South West for the reason you suggest E-K but also because Central Government always forgets about us in the allocation of funding for roads, schools, hospitals etc...Being forgotten about has plus sides. Expect a huge influx of liberals when ID cards become compulsory.

Lilith said...

Hitch, I feel sure you will achieve your ambition :-)

Scroblene said...

Lilith, you won't have to be liberal to move down to the south west, just sensible.

For some reason, we watched a programme about a couple who were undecided about moving to Italy or Wales a day or so ago. (they chose Wales).

I wish we had the chance, and the choice...

Dennis said...

Lilith, in an episode of "Old Harry's Game" on Radio 4 the other week, no less a personage than Satan himself confirmed that gingernuts are in fact descended from angels and have supernatural powers. The exception being Chris Evans, apparently.

The Hitch said...

lilith
I am currently PUCE

Philipa said...

Hmn good advice Lilith but I can't stand the idea of subjecting my private parts to the torture Mrs E-K seems to flatter her husband with - my goodness that is love!

Lilith said...

Dennis, over 20 years ago I read a novel called ? by Tom Robbins? which posited that Gingers were aliens from the planet Argon and have special powers.

Lilith said...

What does Mrs E-K to Mr E_K's private parts, Philipa? On second thoughts, don't tell. :-?

Lilith said...

I am here by accident Scroblene...had I had my choice, I would be living in Oxfordshire. I am so glad I was overruled!!

Daisy said...

lilith...hitch suggested the same thing for me and my ex...still trying to figure out the details...we might just get a big enough house to separate...but i think it a brillant idea...as he is still my best friend...

Philipa said...

Lilith - no need to explain just pop over to my place and check out Christophers latest literary endeavor.

Tuscan Tony said...

The law would be impossible to enforce Lilith - how would one's right to plant a large boot fast and firmly on Ginger Spice's rear be protected? How would one's burning need to push Swampy through a car wash be enshrined?