Interior Minister Suella Braverman has announced her intentions to investigate the “political activism and impartiality” within police departments across the nation. This comes on the heels of viral videos showing police “enforcing” woke ideology on citizens, even, in one instance, leading them to arrest a child for saying they looked like a lesbian.
As crime increases, the police seem to be turning more and more into thought police, not police who stop actual crimes (for thought is not a crime a human can adjudicate, for this is the domain of the Lord alone). She specifically cited the new practice of the police to enforce gender ideology on citizens.
She said, “The British people expect their police to focus on cutting crime and protecting communities — political activism does not keep people safe, solve crimes or support victims, but can damage public confidence.”
England’s tumultuous history with thought criming is in large part how the American experiment was created. The founders were well aware of that history, and wanted to avoid the bloody outcomes of government imposing its idealistic will on the people, outside of a bridging standard that allowed for diverse ideological worldviews to coexist, sans the ones that don’t permit such liberties (like leftism).
Braverman is an inheritor of that history, as a British citizen, and, one would hope, she must see the path that injecting leftist ideology into policing will lead to, civil war, terror, murder, suffering, pain, division.
She clarified further in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, “They are fed up with apologies by chiefs for being institutionally racist, because they’re not racist, and they don’t feel that they’ve been properly represented. They’re uncomfortable with the takeover by gender ideologues and trans ideology.”
Just as in America, the British have learned that imposing your idealistic will on the people will always lead to bloodshed, and we ourselves were born in that pain and suffering, so our founders created a document, the Constitution, that sought to create a bridging standard that minimized the opportunity for civil war bloodshed to occur.
Now, just as in America, the British appear to have forgotten their own bloody past. They no longer remember the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution (which was not so bloodless in the end), and the internecine assaults on the seats of power that have occurred throughout her history. The wars between the Catholics and the Protestants, the Presbyters and the Episcopalians, that covered western Europe in blood for centuries are long-forgotten by those that would now give thought-crime enforcement authority to the state.
Let us pray those of us who know history and the Word of God can claim authority over a land and give it peace through tolerance, not acceptance, of all thought but those that deny such liberties to others, as the “woke” ideologies do in all their varied forms.