The War on Tommy Robinson

tommy robinson IIThe rule of law is fragile, and relies on the self-restraint of the majority. In a just society, the majority obey the law because they believe it represents universal values – moral absolutes. They obey the law not for fear of punishment, but for fear of the self-contempt that comes from doing wrong.

As children, we are told that the law is objective, fair and moral. As we grow up, though, it becomes increasingly impossible to avoid the feeling that the actual law has little to do with the Platonic stories we were told as children. We begin to suspect that the law may in fact – or at least at times – be a coercive mechanism designed to protect the powerful, appease the aggressive, and bully the vulnerable.

The arrest of Tommy Robinson is a hammer-blow to the fragile base of people’s respect for British law. The reality that he could be grabbed off the street and thrown into a dangerous jail – in a matter of hours – is deeply shocking.

Tommy was under a suspended sentence for filming on courthouse property in the past. On May 25, 2018,  while live-streaming his thoughts about the sentencing of alleged Muslim child rapists, Tommy very consciously stayed away from the court steps, constantly used the word “alleged,” and checked with the police to ensure that he was not breaking the law.

Tommy yelled questions at the alleged criminals on their way into court – so what? How many times have you watched reporters shouting questions at people going in and out of courtrooms? You can find pictures of reporters pointing cameras and microphones at Rolf Harris and Gary Glitter, who were accused of similar crimes against children.

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Tommy Robinson was arrested for “breaching the peace,” which is a civil proceeding that requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Was imminent violence about to erupt from his reporting? How can Tommy Robinson have been “breaching the peace” while wandering around in the rain on a largely empty street sharing his thoughts on criminal proceedings? There were several police officers present during his broadcast, why did they allow him to break the law for so long?

Was Tommy wrong to broadcast the names of the alleged criminals? The mainstream media, including the state broadcaster, the BBC, had already named them. Why was he punished, but not them?

These are all questions that demand answers.

Even if everything done by the police or the court was perfectly legitimate and reasonable, the problem is that many people in England believe that Tommy Robinson is being unjustly persecuted by his government. The fact that he was arrested so shortly after his successful Day for Freedom event, where he gathered thousands of people in support of free speech, strikes many as a little bit more than a coincidence.

Is the law being applied fairly? Tommy Robinson has received countless death threats over the years, and has reported many of them. Did the police leap into action to track down and prosecute anyone sending those threats?

If the British government truly believes that incarcerating Tommy Robinson is legitimate, then they should call a press conference, and answer as many questions as people have, explaining their actions in detail.

As we all know, there has been no press conference. Instead of transparency, the government has imposed a publication ban – not just on the trial of the alleged child rapists, but on the arrest and incarceration of Tommy Robinson. Not only are reporters unable to ask questions, they are forbidden from even reporting the bare facts about Tommy Robinson’s incarceration.

Why? British law strains – perhaps too hard – to prevent publication of information that might influence a jury, but Tommy’s incarceration was on the order of a judge. He will not get a jury trial for 13 months imprisonment. Since there is no jury to influence, why ban reports on his arrest and punishment?

Click here for the video Britons aren’t allowed to see
by the man who has been disappeared

Do these actions strike you as the actions of a government with nothing to hide?

Free societies can only function with a general respect for the rule of law. If the application of the law appears selective, unjust, or political, people begin to believe that the law no longer represents universal moral values. If so, what is their relationship to unjust laws? Should all laws be blindly obeyed, independent of conscience or reason? The moral progress of mankind has always manifested as resistance to injustice. Those who ran the Underground Railroad that helped escaped slaves get from America to Canada were criminals according to the law of their day. We now think of them as heroes defying injustice, because the law was morally wrong.

The inescapable perception that various ethnic and religious groups are accorded different treatment under the Western law is one of the most dangerous outcomes of the cult of diversity.

Diversity of thought, opinion, arguments and culture can be beneficial – diversity of treatment under the law fragments societies.

The blind mantra that “diversity is a strength” is an attempt to ignore the most fundamental challenge of multiculturalism, which is: if diversity is a value, what is our relationship to belief systems which do not value diversity?

If tolerance of homosexuality is a virtue, what is our relationship to belief systems that are viciously hostile to homosexuality? If equality of opportunity for women is a virtue, what about cultures and religions which oppose such equality?

And if freedom of speech is a value, what is our relationship to those who violently oppose freedom of speech?

Diversity is a value only if moral values remain constant. We need freedom of speech in part because robust debate in a free arena of ideas is our best chance of approaching the truth.

You need a team with diverse skills to build a house, but everything must rest on a strong foundation. Diversity is only a strength if it rests on universal moral values.

Is Tommy Robinson being treated fairly? If gangs of white men had spent decades raping and torturing little  Muslim girls, and a justly outraged Muslim reporter was covering the legal proceedings, would he be arrested?

We all know the answer to that question. And we all know why.

Diversity of opinion is the path to truth – diversity of legal systems is the path to ruin.

If the arrest and incarceration of Tommy Robinson is just, then the government must throw open the doors and invite cross-examination from sceptics. Honestly explain what happened, and why.

Explain why elderly white men accused of pedophilia are allowed to be photographed and questioned by reporters on court steps, while Pakistani Muslims are not.

Explain why a police force that took three decades to start dealing with Muslim rape gangs was able to arrest and incarcerate a journalist within a few scant hours.

Explain why a man can be arrested for breaching the peace when no violence has taken place – or appears about to take place.

To the British government: explain your actions, or open Tommy Robinson’s cell and let him walk free.

Stefan Molyneux is the host of Freedomain Radio

13 thoughts on “The War on Tommy Robinson

  • en passant says:

    The answer is treason as practiced by Quisling, the Swedish Government, Soros, Macron, Trudeau, May and a cousin of mine, et al.

    Don’t worry, we have our own traitors here too, so we have not been left behind, but we do a better job of ‘hiding the decline’.

    • Peter OBrien says:

      En Passant, agreed. Robinson’s treatment is, if reported accurately (and I have no doubt this report is accurate), perhaps the most chilling thing I have heard. And as you say, we have our own problems. The complete lack of interest by anyone other than Michael Smith and Alan Jones in the disgraceful shutdown of the AWU WRA scam investigation is just one great example of ‘hiding the decline’ in this country.

      • ianl says:

        And there is absolutely nothing useful to be done about it – Blewitt was never to be allowed to subpoena Wilson and Gillard for cross-examination under oath. Dyson Heydon’s treatment of Gillard when she was in the Royal Commission witness box, and a Vic Supreme Court judge’s later ruling that overturned the Chief Magistrate’s decision until after the State election (which Andrews won, as expected), showed the path to expect.

        The biggest fear for Tommy Robinson now is that during his 13 month incarceration, Muslim prisoners will be quietly granted access to his cell or wherever else for the express purpose of savagely beating him. This happened during his earlier, much shorter sentence. He may well finish extremely injured or even dead.

        I had to find this page using the browser cache, so I expect this comment will not see the light of day. The D notice is apparently global.

        • parrbd@hotmail.com says:

          Any reference to Tommy Robinson in a comment to the Australian gets quickly deleted.

        • en passant says:

          As the Heroic Defence Lawyer, Turnbull proved via the ‘Spycatcher’ case, D-Notices issued by the UK have no relevance in Oz.

          However global newspaper owners recognise that a breach in Oz could result in a tax audit in the UK – another benefit of the One World Government and globalist politicians and corporations.

          Hastie will be lucky if he is not disendorsed and replaced by ‘General’ Morrison as the candidate for Canning for his unacceptable telling the truth to the public.

          “Yes, Prime Minister, we can’t have that sort of thing, can we Humphrey. Who knows where the truth might lead the voters?” Probably to One Oz Nation.

  • mburke@pcug.org.au says:

    Hitching a ride on this article as a means of passing this reference to Jody, and anyone else interested in Jordan Peterson.



    • Len says:

      May I suggest that anyone who is sufficiently concerned about these events do as I did yesterday and contact the British High Commission, Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra (Tel: 02 6270 6666) to express your views directly. I indicated that I am disgusted at Tommy Robinson’s disgraceful treatment and that the country had now become a cesspool.

    • Jody says:

      I read that yesterday, thanks!! Dr. Peterson is cutting a swathe through the precious nostrums and pieties of the Left and has made very powerful and articulate enemies. But deceitful and outrageous peddling of lies and selective de-contextualizing of ‘facts’ is standard issue for the Left.

      May I also recommend to you the excellent “Quillette” where I’m keeping abreast with the Sam Harris/Ezra Klein ‘scandal’. I’m unsure why Harris had a 2 hour plus podcast with Klein – a political journalist dealing with a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (Harris).


      May I also recommend The Intellectual Dark Web as referred to on ‘The Rubin Report’. Particularly of interest are the Weinstein brothers on that program. Both FORMER Lefties, along with Rubin himself.

  • Jody says:

    I’ve been reading all about Tommy Robinson on “Spiked Online”. And I add this to my posting about, re Dr. Peterson:


  • a.crooks@internode.on.net says:

    Clearly, the silencing of Tommy Robinson by the apparatus of the State is the main issue here, but I am also interested in the side issues as well. For example, it strikes me as passing strange that the only champion that under-aged, vulnerable girls in Britain can find is a “right wing-winged, neo-fascist, ex-skin head”. The sisterhood, by its silence, sides with Islam. But what I find really interesting is that these rape-rings appear be operating all across Britain. They all appear to have all sprung up at the same time and they all appear to have the same modus operandi . Surely this implies some element of central organisation? A new form of “terrorist” network? Surely someone in the State apparatus must have noticed this?

    • whitelaughter says:

      or, they already existed as part of ‘normal’ society in the middle east and came in lock stock and barrel. The horror stories the Copts tell of the disappearances of their daughters would suggest that.

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