Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Britain: Is it right to ban or persecute individuals because of their political beliefs?

In the 1930s and 1940s, Jews were banned from many professions and declared undesirable.

The Second World War came and went and we find ourselves seeing things that we were made to think were part of a long gone past.

Having said that, in Britain, members of certain political parties are very much banned like Jews were banned in the 1930s and 1940s. Moreover, to complete the picture, Jews are still banned in many countries across the world.

People can still be banned because of their political beliefs, their race and their religion and therefore we should open our eyes wide open to realities that have not gone away and are still very much part of everyday life.

When Jo Cox MP was killed, the attention was focused on the fact that a Member of Parliament had been killed by somebody that believed or fantasised about certain ideas or symbols. What was not said is that Jo Cox MP was campaigning in what could be described as an extension of bans and blacklisting of followers of perfectly legal political organisations simply because she did not agree with the said political organisations.

Her campaign seems to be continued by Helen Goodman MP, also along the same lines, with the aim of isolating, persecuting and blacklisting individuals who have committed no crime. What can be classified as a campaign to isolate, persecute or blacklist is supported also by political parties like UKIP that explicitly forbids any former members of certain political organisations from trying to join UKIP.

Today, we refer to the United Kingdom, but in Germany there have been attempts to ban political parties. Chancellor Angela Merkel and others have had the intent to ban NPD Nationaldemokratische Partei Deutshlands and are constantly harassing other political organisations like Alternative für Deutschland - all legal parties.

In one recent event, the highest court in Germany those seeking to ban NPD that it would be illegal to ban NPD merely on the grounds that those seeking to ban NPD don't agree with NPD.

The European Parliament is  being used as a tool to try and ban or damage Front National led by Marine Le Pen and the European Parliament has just taken away Marine Le Pen's right to immunity based on the fact that she is a Member of the European Parliament and has done so openly prejudicing the outcome of French Presidential Elections due to take place in May 2017.

There is an underlying current of people who believe that they are entitled to ban individuals or political parties because they don't agree with their ideas.

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