#FreeTommy: Pop Icon Morrissey Comes to Tommy Robinson's Defense
It feels weird to write something positive about Morrissey. As a young buck in the 80s, the choice was to be either a metal head or listen to new wave. New wavers were Reagan-era equivalent of soy boys. The older girl who gave me my first Iron Maiden mixtape was hot. I already had a denim jacket. The choice was a no-brainer.
Surprisingly, Morrissey took a break from boycotting venues that serve meat to come to the defense of Tommy Robinson. Not just Tommy (see #FreeTommy: Owen Benjamin Performs a Song for Tommy Robinson and Tommy Robinson Arrested, Jailed for Reporting on Muslim Rapists), but free speech in general. So for that, Moz deserves a shout out.
Anne Marie Waters seeks open discussion about all aspects of modern Britain, whereas other parties will not allow diverse opinion. She is like a humane version of Thatcher...if such a concept could be. She is absolute leadership, she doesn't read from a script, she believes in British heritage, freedom of speech, and she wants everyone in the UK to live under the same law. I find this compelling, now, because it's very obvious that Labour or the Tories do not believe in free speech...I mean, look at the shocking treatment of Tommy Robinson...
I know the media don't want Anne Marie Waters and they try to smear her, but they are wrong and they should give her a chance, and they should stop accusing people who want open debate as being 'racist'. As I said previously, the left has become right-wing and the right-wing has become left - a complete switch
Just like that, Morrissey continues to surprise us. You, my good sir, rock.
Free speech is the bee's knees. It's what allows Morrissey to pen his artsy tunes without needing approval from government censors. Though, the way things are heading, it won't be long before that becomes a reality.
Morrissey's point about "free speech" and the left and the right switching sides is one we discuss here often. In the past, right-wingers were stereotyped as stuck-up old people who thought your Motley Crue albums made the perfect kindling for a bonfire. Oh, how things have changed.
While we're on the subject: