When the police become a danger to society

It's easy to dismiss Sussex Police's Hate Crime Officer, Sgt Peter Allan, as misguided, but he represents the thin end of a dangerous wedge, writes Christopher Goff.

At first I thought to myself: quite what someone was doing letting this goofy-looking fool become a Police Officer, I really don't know. But then I thought: no, this is exactly the type of individual that Sussex Police – or indeed any other Police Service in the UK – would welcome into its ranks, and whose presence in the organization is doubtless something a Senior Police Officer would describe as 'very welcome', or more probably 'very positive'. He's 'the right man for the job', so to speak.

Only in the case of Sgt Peter Allan and his fellow apparatchiks at Sussex Police, using a phrase like 'the right man for the job' might land you in hot water. And why? Because it's not a gender-neutral phrase, that's why.

If you don't know who Sgt Allan is by now, he is the Police Officer who has been laying down the law via his Twitter account, and where he tweets under the 'SgtPeterAllan' name. A better explanation would be to say that Sgt Allan is a Hate Crime Officer for Sussex Police, who works with minority communities in the county of Sussex, and who also has responsibility for recruiting what Sussex Police likes to call 'hate crime ambassadors'. But of this particular aspect of Sgt Allan's work, perhaps a better word instead of 'ambassadors' might be 'informers'. In other words, as part of his remit Sgt Allan runs a network of snitches, each one tasked with the job of sniffing out people in society who just might be inclined to show resistance to contemporary Marxist dogma, meaning things like 'inclusion', 'diversity' and 'equality'.

Sergeant Allan's project is, I think, something the old East German Secret Police, known amongst ordinary East German's at the time as the Stasi, would have been proud of. In fact, I am inclined to think that Sgt Allan's project might actually be the brainchild of Sussex Police's detachment of Special Branch Officers, something which should worry us all. And while some people might easily dismiss the activities of Sgt Allan and his colleagues as 'misguided', what this individual and his colleagues have been up to has actually been quite worrying. Some Twitter users even thought the views of this Police Officer so misguided they asked whether it was a parody account, but this is to miss the danger that individuals like Sgt Allan pose to our society, and in particular to the freedom of people to think what they want. You see, the danger is that people like Sgt Allan start to believe that it is their job to busy themselves with how people think about issues like homosexuality and multiculturalism.

One of the things that Sgt Allan did was to send a tweet to the supermarket chain Sainsbury's which included a picture of the 'Feminine Care' isle in one of its stores with the comments: "It's an issue of gender identity. Men may use the products. Indeed, men's products were on the shelf. 'Personal Care' perhaps". He also tweeted Tesco with a picture of the 'Feminine Hygiene' section in one of its stores, commenting: "Need to update. Especially with products 4 men on the shelf. 'Personal Hygiene' perhaps". Adding, "What about your other stores? Should be gender neutral if mentioned at all".

Let it be said that the guy does have a bit of a point – your typical 'Feminine Care' isle in your typical supermarket might also be the place where the men's toiletries are located. But, of course, the bigger issue here, and something which Sgt Allan seems totally incapable of grasping, is the way that his involvement in these matters might come across to ordinary members of the public since it is the case that no Police Officer in the UK has remotely any jurisdiction over what signage a supermarket might or might not choose to display in one of its stores.

Furthermore, to your average well-adjusted adult walking around a supermarket the fact that the isle with the 'Feminine Care' sign hanging above it might also be the place where the men's toiletries can be found is not really an issue worth getting worked up about, because to do so would make that person a cretin. If one were to get worked up about something like that, well then one would also have to get worked up about the fact that your average supermarket offers far more choice and a much larger product range of toiletries for women than it does for men. For instance, I might find in my local supermarket a measly half-dozen different types of men's shampoo alongside maybe two or even three dozen different types of shampoo for women, but of this apparent lack of choice I do not feel that I am being discriminated against because I am a man. And likewise, in any high street shoe shop you might find ten times more shoes on display for women than there are for men, but again I do not feel that I am being discriminated against every time I go into a Brantano. Shops are just out to make money and I do not fault the people running them for not wanting to think much beyond that objective.

Some revolutions in the way that people think can be very positive, but the Marxist-inspired changes to the way that people think never are. Marxist revolutions are always negative and destructive. The primary aim of Marxists is always to try and destroy something, and the construction of something new is only ever an afterthought and something which is not seen as being as important as the destruction of the thing that the Marxists were trying to replace in the first place. In a way, today's Marxists are at a similar stage of thinking to that of the new rulers of Russia in the years immediately following the Revolution of 1917 and before the dawning of any realization of the necessity of building a new society out of the rubble of the one which they had just wrecked. At that time, Marxists began insinuating themselves into any and every position of responsibility there was going, including in the police and military. Soldiers' Councils were the harebrained idea that Marxists had for running the army in the early part of the Soviet era – an exercise which quickly turned into a spectacular failure – and a burgeoning Secret Police, the KGB, also sprang up, the effectiveness of which became dependent on the formation of large networks of informers the likes of which Sgt Allan and his Special Branch comrades at Sussex Police might actually be aspiring to re-create.

I am guessing it was one these informers that alerted Sgt Allan to the supermarket signage. There will be one down every street one day. Sussex Police has a head start.

Editor's Note: In between the writing of this article and its publication, the 'SgtPeterAllan' Twitter account seems to have been deleted, hence why the links to it might not work.

Copyright © Christopher Goff
Tag: Freedom
Uploaded: 21 August, 2017.