"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."Orwell is commenting on the hypocrisy of a government that proclaims equality whilst, in fact, according power and privilege to a corrupt elite.
On 12 April 1994, the Criminal Justice And Public Order Bill was debated in parliament.
During the debate, Gerald Kaufman, MP for Manchester, Gorton, said this:
"If you attack someone, that is odious, but IF YOU ATTACK SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK OR AN ASIAN OR CHINESE OR A JEW, THAT IS EVEN MORE ODIOUS…In other words, folks, as Orwell might have said, if he'd been a creep like Kaufman:
It is such a good new clause, that the racial element carries with it an additional punishment, to say to people… BECAUSE YOU COMMITTED THAT CRIME, WHICH HAD A RACIAL CONCOMITANT, YOU SHALL BE PUNISHED EVEN MORE, to teach you and to send a message to the ethnic minority communities that… THEY SHALL HAVE SPECIAL PROTECTION’…
PARLIAMENT CONSIDERS CRIMES WITH A RACIAL ELEMENT AS EVEN MORE INTOLERABLE THAN OTHER CRIMES… IF YOU ATTACK SOMEONE, THAT IS ODIOUS, BUT IF YOU ATTACK SOMEONE BECAUSE THEY ARE BLACK OR AN ASIAN OR CHINESE OR A JEW, THAT IS EVEN MORE ODIOUS…
Parliament needs to send a signal to members of the ethnic minorities in this country that PARLIAMENT HAS A SPECIAL CONCERN FOR THEM."
"People are equal, but some people, especially ethnic minorities, are more equal than others."Kaufman is Jewish.
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