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May 26 2024

Fined for Silent Thoughtcrime in UK

Under absolute tyranny, thoughtcrime is literally crime — even if it goes unexpressed. From formerly great Britain:

Sebastian Vaughan-Spruce, a 44-year-old landscape gardener and pro-life activist, was fined on May 16 in Birmingham, England over suspicion of his silent thoughts in violation of the “buffer zone” regulations enforced by local authorities…

He carried no sign and remained completely silent until approached by officers, in which he clarified he was not praying silently in his head.

Yes, but can he prove he wasn’t praying silently?

When he asked officers what his alleged crime was, they asked him to move elsewhere.

Vaughan-Spruce knows perfectly well what his ongoing crime is:

“Others were present there at the same time, yet I was singled out because of the beliefs I happen to hold,” he said.

Being known to respect the sanctity of innocent human life makes him subject to a PSPO:

The so-called “buffer zones” are part of a Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) implemented by Birmingham authorities, which criminalizes individuals perceived to be “engaging in any act of approval or disapproval or attempted act of approval or disapproval” in relation to abortion, including through “verbal or written means, prayer or counseling,” the press release states.

But if you want to shriek at the top of your lungs in support of Hamas terrorists, have at it.

He isn’t the first Vaughan-Spruce to run afoul of the Thought Police:

After a six-month investigation, police in England decided not to bring charges against Isabel Vaughan-Spruce, the director of the UK March for Life and sister of Sebastian Vaughan-Spruce. Ms. Vaughan-Spruce had told police she “might” be praying silently when they asked why she was standing on a public street near an abortion facility that was included in a PSPO.

It isn’t necessary to follow through on charges and find thought criminals guilty. The process is the punishment.

To ensure that authorities do not suspect you of forbidden thoughts, it would be prudent to loudly advocate abortion, sexual depravity, mass Third World immigration, and the rest of the leftist agenda at every opportunity.

Soft tyranny is still tyranny.

On a tip from Anonymous.


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