Allow me to explain.
When George Orwell wrote his novel 1984 he described the 'thought police' as people hired by the government to monitor all of the telescreens, and to hunt down and find anyone who has committed crimes against Big Brother and the Party. Those crimes are speaking out, not participating in activities, appearing to not enjoy Party activities, and even thinking badly about activities. Thoughts would be monitored when you are sleeping, when you talk in your sleep, and those words would reflect your inner thoughts. Sometimes, you might hesitate before chanting a Party ritual. Sometimes, you might not be yelling out hatred during the set-aside Hate times during the day. Any hesitation, any apparent lack of enthusiasm or patriotism, is considered Thoughtcrime because it indicates that your thoughts are rebellious, that in your head and heart you aren't loyal to the Party.
But for Ukip Kippers to suggest that we are living in a society whereby we can not think what we want is entirely ludicrous. I will demonstrate this by a simple experiment.
Try thinking of an apple.
Did you manage that?
Now try thinking something bad, like hate for the main party, or contempt for Nigel Farage.
Did anything happen?
Now, let's go one step further.
Think something like 'all Muslims are terrorists'.
Now try thinking 'all gay people are Nazis'.
Anyone knocking on your door yet?
It's getting rather ridiculous to be honest. Even Anne Widdecombe is jumping on the bandwagon now with this pathetic article in the Daily Express on Monday. She states 'yet again somebody has had his career threatened because he does not believe in gay marriage', but this is entirely untrue. What actually happened is that he referred to gay people as an 'abomination'. He didn't *think* it, he said it, and thinking something is very different to actually saying it, and the University (rightly so) decided that his actions had "transgressed boundaries which are not deemed appropriate for someone entering the social work profession".
Of course, Anne Widdecombe failed to mention that part in her article and concocted a wholly imaginative piece for the Express about 'thought police' and a society where we cannot express a view on a 'moral issue if it conflicts with state orthodoxy'. What a lot of tosh.
If we're going to get all 'Orwellian' about it we should be considering how people like Anne Widdecome and Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall, and all the other hanger-ons like Katie Hopkins and James Delingpole and many many others who are getting away with their doublespeak, time and time again by claiming to be defenders of free speech. Furthermore, there is Ukip and the Ukip Kippers who are getting away with lying, whether knowingly or unconsciously, and using lies and choosing and shaping facts selectively, blocking out those that don’t fit their agenda.
This agenda is quite simple for Ukip. They want to be able to say what they want and get away with it. You either agree with them and what they say, or they will try and close YOU down. Ukip have a very select idea of 'freedom of speech' and it's either what they think, or nothing at all. It's their way or the highway, and this has been proven time and time again. If anything, they are the Party Of Hate, and Nigel Farage is Big Brother, and if you want to think or say otherwise then it's YOU committing a crime against them, and not the other way round.
Check out these examples here, here and here.
And don't even get us started on those Kippers who have been expelled from the Party for not toeing the Ukip line.
So next time you see a Ukip Kipper telling you about the 'thought police' ask him or her to try our simple little experiment above and when they have done that, proceed to have a good laugh at them. Because it's very funny and very silly and they need to grow up and stop behaving like there is a big conspiracy controlling people's minds and how they think.
It's very easy to think what you want, and no one is going to stop anyone from thinking anything they want to. It's completely impossible and completely stupid, and all very, very Ukip.