2020-07-28 06:44:45 UTC
I don't use Twitter, and don't really understand why anyone does, but I
see that a 'storm' has broken out about the comments made by some
'rapper' called Wiley.
Apparently he has expressed an opinion that certain people don't like
regarding Jews and the slave trade. Of course it's ok to say that
certain groups were involved but not others. Everywhere that I've seen
this reported on his views are described as a 'rant'. Isn't it strange
that when views are expressed on certain topics they're just comments or
an opinion but on taboo subjects they're always a 'rant'?
The usual subjects have come out of the woodwork on this; Alan Sugar,
David Baddiel, Gary Lineker (who clearly knows which side his bread is
buttered), the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley - she should really stick to
her numbers and the odd bit of dancing that she does. None of them, of
course, have called for a full investigation into Wiley's claims, but
instead have just called for him to be shut up by being banned from Twitter.
There's a pattern here, of course. Let's not debate subjects, let's not
have the facts openly investigated, let's just shoot the messenger if
the message isn't one that certain people want to have aired.
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to