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The Dangerous Hypocrisy of White People

Whenever the news reports a surge in violent crimes committed by white people, I am compelled to share it with you, to compare and contrast with the vicious and morally bankrupt white supremacist narrative, when the truth often contradicts this.

The featured image is a comment taken from the Metro newspaper in relation to a guilty verdict in a case where the Asian victim had his ears hacked off in a machete attack and later died in hospital. The Asian ringleader was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Consider the leaps this racist made to come to this particular conclusion. Question the motive behind the Metro’s decision to allow a comment such as this, without moderation, despite its hateful and bigoted and wholly dishonest implication (as I am about to demonstrate).

(Who let this shit stain into Cambodia eh? ‘Bert’ must surely have serious concerns regarding the export of prolific child sex abusers imposing harmful British Values on foreign minors?)

Steve Loryman had been a Christian missionary, using the Christian God as a vehicle for his sick interest in children, as the Catholic Church and CofE have done for decades if not centuries.

White men are well known for their predilection for East Asian mail order brides. They also have a history of predation in the Philippines, seeking out the ‘lady boy’ culture for its “exaggerated femininity”. Gary Glitter is famously barred from the Philippines after he was found guilty of child sex abuse in Vietnam. He was kicked out of Cambodia. Interesting isn’t it, that Glitter targeted countries stereotyped for their submissiveness?

Daniel Kilbee was already serving a sentence for the rape of a toddler when he was sentenced to life for the gang rape of a teenager.

It’s not just abroad where we find evidence of the evil wrongdoings of white men, there is a decades long backlog on our own doorstep. In Kilbee’s case I’m left wondering what else he might have done and gotten away with. A baby rapist, a violent offender, one dreads to think of the crimes that led up to this extreme abuse. I don’t suppose ‘Bert’ has any suggestions on what to do about homegrown perpetrators? They were never let in, they learnt from the best, the establishment and all those other privileged sex abusers who seem to keep evading justice. To be so ignorant of the reality, or at least to give that impression, suggests something far more sinister, that this bellend has a vested interest in racist propaganda.

It’s not just sex abusers though is it? Consider the sort of shit stain that keeps a puppy farm and abuses the most innocent of creatures.

Where do you deport such a shit stain to?

Animal abuse is on the rise. There has been a concerted effort of late to paint gulls in a negative light for eg, it’s the media’s go to distraction, with tales of gulls beating up toddlers and killing Yorkshire terriers and taking off with chihuahuas, this protected species has begun the process of polarisation. Sure they’re a menace, and they shit everywhere, and snatch food right out of your hand but it’s our fault they’ve moved into cities, when we leave so much crap lying about, and erect sky scraping buildings, that look like cliffs to them. This is how propaganda works, the drip feeding of negativity, threatening, unpredictable, a threat to our way of life. You can’t deport those shit stain seagulls so I guess there’ll be a cull at some stage.

I suppose British Values, based on the information I am about to share, is the power to do what you like as a white person whilst simultaneously reminding Johnny Foreigner he can in no way do the same.

Where the fuck are you, ‘Bert’, when white people with considerable power are let off the hook off because they have feelings?

PTSD! Depression! Anxiety! All the thing we get labelled snowflakes for. But if you’re a white copper, you can DRINK AND DRIVE AND DO IT AGAIN NO DOUBT.
In what other profession could you demonstrate such lawlessness and coercive power and still be allowed to keep your funding and jobs?

Imagine there were 1000 doctors arrested in the past four years. That would be a crisis of sorts. 1000 nurses? 1000 teachers? Firemen? Paramedics? Any other profession there would be a public inquiry and perhaps a view to reform. Foreigners make up a minority of the police force so you can’t blame it on imported values, ‘Bert’.

Not when white men seem to be the exporters of sex abuse, targeting victims who’ve even less of a chance of justice.

They point fingers because it lets them off the hook. They said they were afraid of being labelled racist, and that’s why they did not do their jobs holding child rapists to account. Never met a copper who was so keen on race relations they forgot to uphold the law. Not when they’re in the papers every other week for one racist incident or another. Not when entire regions have a reputation for their white supremacist bullying of minorities.

Hampshire popo are by no means alone, my local plod are horribly racist, to which I can attest from my own run ins. I imagine ‘Bert’ is a cop lover who thinks bigotry against protected characteristics is a British Value.

When the cops say they didn’t do anything because they were afraid of being labelled racist, when we know they really don’t give a fuck, consider the fact they did nothing because they were all in it together. Child sex abusers have infiltrated every public service you can think of and had been managing the influx of reports to make it appear as though it’s a much smaller problem than it is. When that was no longer effective they ramped up the racist propaganda, so that shit stains like ‘Bert Fegg’, star Metro commenter have been emboldened to stick the boot in whenever a poc engages in criminal behaviour.

By all means, view things via your racist lens, ‘Bert’ but remember, your country is overrun by white predators, and your children are fair game to them. How long will your bigoted beliefs protect you?

Meanwhile.. OVER THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND

America, all focused on those Mexican rapists when these monsters barely get a mention

How well do we know our husbands/boyfriends/partners?

The state of this horror show.

White people evade justice because they have the support of a racist state and media, and the structural power to claim up is down and even when it seems like we’ve finally got them, we haven’t really.

The opening of sealed files implicated dangerously powerful people in the upper echelons of the establishment on both sides of the Atlantic. Who killed Epstein, the royals or the Clintons? Will we ever know?

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Is it too little too late from Cloudflare?

Many of us woke up yesterday morning to the news there had been another couple of mass shootings in America, in Texas and Ohio. My first thought was whether or not the shooters had connections to any number of forums promoting white supremacist violence, notably Kiwi Farms, a notorious website that is already linked to at least 2 mass shootings and a number of suicides, much of which is documented on this very blog.

It transpired the shooter in the El Paso incident had used the forum 8chan to spread his hateful manifesto. 8chan is a spin off of 4chan and Kiwi Farms is the latest (to my knowledge) iteration for these hubs, each one mutating to include those who fall outside the parameters of permitted conduct. With each new chapter the nazi incels have become more brazen in their actions, and grotesque in their ideology and with it the threat of violence has grown exponentially. Joshua Moon of Kiwi Farms is detested by members of the various chan networks because he is a paedophile and even white supremacists draw the line somewhere.

We, the victims of nazi incel forums, have been highlighting the threats these monsters pose since 2014 (at least). We have reported them to the authorities and appealed to politicians and journalists alike to help us make the law work yet been given very little support. We are expected to believe that organisations like the FBI have had their hands tied and various police forces across the UK and US are limited in their respective jurisdictions. Consider the actions brought against members of Isis when they used social media to further their extremist agenda. Their accounts were deleted immediately, whereas Twitter and Facebook haven’t enacted the same zero tolerance policies towards their exact ideological opponents. Nazi incels should have been having it out with Isis instead of targeting moderates, many of them marginalised, and for the tech giants to support them in their ‘free speech’ endeavours (as though hate speech should be given any protection) it highlights the troubling links between privilege and white supremacy, how we have been fighting an uphill battle we could never win.

As of June last year, as far as we were aware, Cloudflare was also providing a service for Kiwi Farms. Given that Kiwi Farms is an extreme bastardisation of 8chan, with incumbents thus far rejected by channers of all previous chan networks, it would certainly be in their best interests to do the same here.

It’s odd that Cloudflare boss Matthew Prince had said he would continue to support 8chan despite the shooting because his company’s ‘policy was to remain neutral over the type of content’ his service protected but in an apparent u-turn, less than 24 hours later, Prince wrote in a blog post that “8chan has repeatedly proven itself to be a cesspool of hate” and “they have proven themselves to be lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths”.

“Even if 8chan may not have violated the letter of the law in refusing to moderate their hate-filled community, they have created an environment that revels in violating its spirit.”

It has taken Cloudflare years to come to this conclusion, despite the many reports to the contrary from their many victims. I find it interesting that Matthew Prince alludes to the action of removing 8chan from their network as a short term fix that only takes the heat off them as an organisation and warns that 8chan will return, in cahoots with another company that has even less of a moral backbone than Cloudflare, something neo nazi site Daily Stormer did when Cloudflare withdrew their service from them. The Daily Stormer switched to their new provider because it promised not to respond to legal process, a move which is surely illegal in itself? To proudly assert you are above the law and will not in any circumstances observe it?

Prince carries on to say “it does nothing to address why hateful sites fester online. It does nothing to address why mass shootings occur. It does nothing to address why portions of the population feel so disenchanted they turn to hate”.. well, I can shed some light here for you Matt, hate sites fester online because white supremacists run the world and laws exist primarily to incarcerate marginalised groups who are not white. Mass shootings occur because of a gun culture that is promoted by toxic white patriarchy, a visceral hatred for anything that does not bend to its will, as we know historically, and the reason they feel disenchanted? This is possibly the first generation of white people to experience the backlash against white supremacist power and control from people of colour as a whole, something that went largely unchallenged for 500 years through divide and conquer. Dissenters were swiftly murdered and histories stifled until very recently. There is a crisis of white supremacy, where the proverbial dummy has been spat out of the pram and they escalate violence in the hopes it will put the fear of a white god into us. None of these are good reasons. None of these antagonists deserve our understanding or compassion. Like Isis they know only toxic male violence and it should not be legitimised by uppity tech dweebs who genuinely believe in the supremacy of white folk. This entire episode is proof that we can bankrupt fascism and it is this threat that will make them obey the rules that govern the rest of us, nothing more or less.

Joshua Moon has been reported to celebrate the shootings and has encouraged members of his forum to keep up the momentum. In light of this and Matt’s impassioned speech on laws and lawlessness and how it makes no difference to some but it does to him, he might want to consider withdrawing service to Kiwi Farms also, if he hasn’t already, or we might accuse him of lip service and consider suing this enabler of violent mass shootings.

Services like Cloudflare and Brave Software owe the victims of nazi incel forums. They have ignored the suffering these insolent wretches have inflicted on those of us who have objected to hate. Y’know, we too have been disenchanted except we never had the entitlement to act as we please. We have never felt the need for mindless violence or hated anything or anyone enough to destroy it. These people belong behind bars, if they haven’t the least bit of control over their violent impulses.

Perhaps Matthew Prince would like to consider this when he’s defending murderers on the internet, and how he personally enabled them.

Why should good people suffer?

So is anyone going to slap the likes of Toby Young and Julia Hartley Brewer on the wrist for the violence they have incited against Symonds’ neighbours? Domestic abusers and apologists must have been chomping at the bit to teach them a lesson. Not forgetting the far right who took the Stasi bait. Always tell on perpetrators of gendered violence, it is your moral duty.

The mainstream media have focused on the political affiliations of Tom Penn and Eve Leigh (The Daily Express, The Sun etc) with every sentence they’ve spewed in outrage at the couple’s act of kindness and decency, they are culpable for the death threats that have pushed them out of their home. This is Britain, where they pretend to care about abuse but only if they can use it to make a racist point. Britain hates women, it hates people who would help women. It consistently confirms my prejudices against white men for their entitlement and toxic masculinity. They have the power to write narratives that betray the reality, meanwhile society slips further down the slope, impacting on all of our lives. I have witnessed this descent into hell, as we all have and just when we think it can’t possibly get any worse it has.

There must be repercussions for this, as there have been unjustly for Tom Penn and Eve Leigh. As a society we must stop punishing people for doing the right thing and rewarding the scheming cowards who know how to manipulate situations. I’m afraid there are more people than we know, who are willing to act the part and pretend to care about what is right and just than actually genuinely do. It only ever becomes a serious concern when they are personally targeted.

Tom and Eve should sue.

Twitter Enables Gendered Violence

It might just be me but there’s something strange about the way I was booted off Twitter (for as long as it usually takes to become yesterday’s news) on the very day two violent rich white men were splashed all over the news for gendered violence. I mean, it’s always a bit weird when I am ticked off for promoting bigoted hatred or inciting violence by a company that has actively fanned the flames of white supremacy and enabled Nazis when apparently they are not subject to the same rigorous vetting process opponents of white supremacy appear to be, but to silence me as an expert in gendered violence, at such a crucial time?

Tom Sleigh, a councillor for Bishopsgate in the City of London, was doing his utmost to protect his aggressive colleague and friend Mark Field, giving impassioned speeches about how threatened they all were, when a cursory glance at his TL the night before revealed how unfazed he had been by it all.

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Perhaps he took umbrage at my daring, that I would forget my place and not fear their wrath. A 7 day ban for a hyperbolic tweet in which I was fairly measured compared to all the other responses it had garnered (a trophy hunting monster, unrepentant, threatening to kill more giraffes) is a bit excessive. Especially given the way they could not chastise me for my tweets on the matter in hand, so went trawling through my history, looking for the slightest thing they could twist to their advantage.

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It might have been Tom, then again it could have been ‘Aunt Lydias’ Laura Kuenssberg or Julia Fartley Sewer. It might have been Iain Martin or even Charlotte Gill of The Times. Whoever it was, they defended violence against women in order to maintain their power. They keep dropping the bar, lowering standards for us all.

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The following day we had the likes of Toby Young claiming the Stasi had it in for domestic abuser Boris Johnson. I’m well aware that the law exists only to punish the poorest in society whereas the upper classes are given carte blanche to behave as criminally as they like. Violence against a domestic partner is illegal and an arrestable offence, even if the victim doesn’t want to press charges. We have decades of experience telling us that victims often won’t press charges because there is a threat of further violence for going against the perpetrator. The worst incidents of violence usually occur after a woman leaves an abusive partner, 76% face a repeat incident post separation. It was decided that courts can enforce justice in cases where victims could be manipulated into withdrawing their allegations. The burden is placed on the authorities not the victim. In this way, we were able to hold more perpetrators to account. This is why it is crucial that neighbours report violence. In the absence of a doctor’s report or other professional testimonies, reports from witnesses suffice in a court of law. Imagine how loud they must have been for their neighbours to actually record it. They’re not living in a council building made of breeze blocks, the walls aren’t paper thin and from what I’ve seen it’s completely detached? They might have saved her life, those neighbours. I am grateful to them for their bravery and moral compass. We all have a duty to call out gendered violence wherever we see/hear it.

Carrie Symonds is probably never going to report her abuser. It takes on average 33 attempts for a victim/survivor to finally work up the courage to leave. For many victims, to have that abuse acknowledged when they cannot speak up, is a relief. I can’t say for sure whether she has tried to leave but I do know the neighbours reporting it on her behalf may have significantly cut the length of this process for her. She is no longer suffering in silence, the truth is out. Not that we ever thought that differently of notorious misogynist Johnson.

One of the first things Boris Johnson did in his role as mayor was to axe the role of Women’s Advisor at City Hall and five posts from the London Domestic Violence Strategy Team. He also removed £90,000 from the budget almost immediately. Given that this project had contributed to a 57% reduction in domestic abuse murders, one can only come to the natural conclusion that Boris hates women, and engages in gendered violence not only on a personal level but is actually a danger to us all. The Safer Travel at Night Board also got the chop, regardless of the fact it had ensured a 46% reduction in cab related sexual offences. The London Childcare Unit which provided support for low income families, 90% of them women, was also abolished.

At every turn, Boris has demonstrated his contempt for women. Perhaps this is why I was suspended, because I would have reminded you of his track record, and I was doing such a great job of shaming the defenders of Mark Field’s vaw, they feared I’d be in my element with Boris. I’ve tried to search for and so far failed to find the footage of Johnson actually making a joke about domestic violence on, I believe it was, Newsnight, with Paxman calling him out. Of course there is a footnote on Google explaining how some results have been removed under EU law.

What kind of person would defend such a monster? A nithing like Toby Billy No Mates Young of course. It suddenly makes sense why he has no friends, you are the company you keep after all, and I wouldn’t want to be judged for him.

Beware the Violent Rich White Men™, they have the power to deny everything and make it all your fault. Twitter is clearly in cahoots.

Brave Software Cashing in on Our Misery

For the past fortnight or so, victims of Kiwi Farms have been reaching out to Brendan Eich and staff at Brave to see if we could appeal to their humanity and make them understand, that a group of nazi incels who’ve targeted over 1700 people for the purpose of harassment and stalking – owing to their protected characteristics – is wrong and should not be enabled via their service. It has taken many months if not years to have Joshua Conner Moon and his merry band of fledgling terrorists removed from social media platforms, they’ve had free reign for so long.

We’re not stupid, we know there’s a high likelihood we are appealing to the very same people who set up and bankrolled the nazis. They’re all white men, from the same corners of the world, with the same chip on their shoulder about their alleged supremacy. They run Twitter and Facebook, as I found out this morning when I tried to log on and was met with this screen.

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They reported these tweets, clearly hyperbolic, but they will argue their feelings were hurt and it gave them undue stress because if there is one thing white men are good at, it’s playing the victim. That second tweet it looks like I’m advocating for the killing of Muslims, that I’m targeting Muslims, but I was referring to Aung San Suu Kyi and how she will never kill all the Muslims, they will prevail. Imagine punishing *me* for attacking Muslims.. These tweets are old, nothing to do with them. That means someone went through my entire feed to try and find *something* to beat me with. They sure are rattled.

Brendan Eich referred to us as trolls and reported us for harassment, which is a fucking irony given that this is exactly what we have been subjected to for a number of years, abuses that Eich himself is extending by allowing Kiwi Farms the means by which to get funding. Eich wants to get rich off all the nazis, paedophiles and terrorist monsters the rest of the web have been forced to reject.

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He’s found his niche, having invested $30 million of his own money into the business, Eich is neither ignorant to the pernicious nature of these forums nor does he care, he just wants to profit off them. It would seem as though Brendan Eich is building a business for the sole purpose of funding Nazis like Joshua Conner Moon when other streams run dry. Eich refuted the claims on Twitter saying:

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Considering it’s on the front page of Yahoo News, I’d think about suing.

Brendan Eich and his ilk need to be reminded we live in a world where tolerance is a peace treaty; in a civilised society we have laws to remind us of our limits, otherwise the entire structure falls down. If we are attacked we have the right to self defence. If our friends and families are fair game, then so are theirs.

We refuse to be victimised anymore, we’re taking back that power. Anything else would mean admitting defeat and letting these cowards win.

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(Well Brendan, if the world was actually working and rules mattered, and laws had been applied, you’d have a point. No justice, no peace)

Welwyn-Hatfield Council’s Appalling Taxi Team, James Vaughan and Councillor Fiona Thomson

Last month I reported on a disgraceful case in Welwyn-Hatfield where, according to Matthew Hopkins News a taxi driver was guilty of a minor offence of overcharging but during an offical PACE interview the Hackney Carriage Officer invented allegations that the driver was targeting the vulnerable and charging on a sliding scale based on the vulnerability of the passenger –

“So the more vulnerable the customer is the more you can charge them, is that how it works?”

According to the original article, after various complaints the driver served the council with a letter of claim in damages. I sought to find out how the story ended. Happily, Left at the Lights has learned that the Hackney Carriage Committee was held on 30 April 2019 and the driver was only given a warning.

I sought comment from the council, and received a lengthy statement from Margaret Martinus, Head of Law and Administration. The essence of it was, “Whilst the Council treats any allegations of racism with the utmost seriousness, on the basis of the information disclosed so far, the Council could find no evidential basis at all to support these allegations”.

This makes no sense. The MHN article said that there were two witnesses who complained of racism, aside from the driver. Even if those allegations were mistaken or false, they are evidence and unless the statements literally do not exist the council cannot say there is, “no evidentiary basis”. Furthermore, if a driver overcharged an elderly old man whilst using a sliding scale of charges based on the perceived vulnerability AND THEN made up wholly baseless allegations of racism AND THEN had a significant blogger publish the supposedly entirely false allegations naming all those concerned, how has said driver got off with a warning?

The answer is of course, that he would not have got off at all. The reasonable conclusion is that most likely the driver did have some evidence, then dropped matters once the decision was made to allow the council to save face.

To an outsider, it looks very like the council conceded. I asked Sam Smith, the author of MHN for comment and he said as follows –

“I can confirm that at a Hackney Carriage Committee meeting on 30 April 2019 the taxi driver only received a warning, which was fair in all the circumstances and what I had proposed on his behalf. As this matter is at an end, I have nothing more to say on it.

However as you live in Birmingham you might enjoy my recent article about your local Labour MP Jess Phillips. Before election Ms Phillips promised hardworking constituents and Party members she would take no outside jobs but last year declared around £45K in external earnings from TV appearances and writing.”

Whilst Smith and the Muslim driver are apparently willing to move on, I understand that local taxi drivers in Welwyn-Hatfield were already angry and had been demonstrating about the council. This cannot have helped matters and I hear that there may be a further petition and even an Owen Jones style unseat campaign. It would certainly be a slap in the face for the local Muslim community if Councillor Fiona Thomas, who is responsible for the taxi functions of the council, retained her cabinet role and I am sure that her leader Councillor Tony Kingsbury will bear it in mind carefully. He would not want to provoke community activism against Grant Shapps, the local MP. Turning to the council officers, they will doubtless be very careful about their future behaviour to avoid further media scrutiny.

Kiwi Farms banned on YouTube

Joshua Conner Moon and his hate site Kiwi Farms have finally been banned by Youtube. Following months if not years of reporting abuse to the site by various targets of Moon, myself included (they posted an hour long radio clip in which they discussed using an angle grinder on my vagina), it would appear in the wake of the New Zealand terror attacks, YouTube could no longer defend the right for nazis to use their platform for the proliferation of nazi propaganda, hate crimes and cyber bullying. This was long overdue, Kiwi Farms had many thousands of dedicated followers on their YouTube channel and this loss is sure to sting but the question remains; why did it take so long? The damage is already done in some respects.

New Zealand have gone one step further and banned the hate forum Kiwi Farms in their country. As easy as that. Of course this is easily bypassed used a VPN, as Moon frequently advises his followers around anonymity and slipping a finger to the authorities. No, what needs to happen is for Kiwi Farms to be erased from the face of the planet (along with all the chan spin offs), for American authorities to be held to account by all other nations who’ve suffered as a result. Moon likes to suggest all of his activities are legal in his hellscape home nation and judging by the state of their legal system and beyond, who can say? From a moral standpoint, encouraging acts of terror, hosting them, stalking and harassing vulnerable communities, goading them to suicide, discussing in detail sick paedophilic fantasies and intentions to carry them out, well, it should be illegal and I’m surprised, given all the conventions and treaties following various holocausts, these matters are at all up for debate.

We have to be willing to accept the people who are bankrolling and protecting Nazis go right to the very top of western society. They are aristocrats and bankers and WASPS and ‘community leaders’, they have access to the media and tech industry, they monetise the social media giants, and line the palms of judges and police authorities. How is it that a man who taught his dog nazi salutes is being legitimised by a supposed political party (that has failed at every stage despite primetime promotion by the BBC and countless ill fated resurrections, only to face yet another day) and allowed to stand as a political candidate for a member of the European parliament on behalf of a party that wants out of the European Union? We are well and truly down the rabbit hole here folks.

Joshua Conner Moon says he is raising money with Uphold now. He’s also getting over $1000 a month on madattheinternet.com using authorize.net. It’s a bit of a stretch to imagine these services are not aware of Moon and his hate driven activities. As far as I’m aware we had previously given Uphold a heads up and they had banned Moon so I’m wondering what’s changed. Perhaps they thought we were no longer keeping an eye on things and quietly reinstated him. For whatever it’s worth we will not be taking the pressure off until all mentions of Joshua Conner Moon and Kiwi Farms are erased from the cyberverse. Let there be only cautionary tales and scathing takedowns of nazis in their place.

As a curious sidenote, I’m wondering what it will take for the international community to intervene in this matter. It doesn’t take a helluva lot for the US or UK to poke its nose in the business of sovereign nations it does not see as a militaristic threat, under the guise of human rights and aide for civilians caught up in wars not of their making and yet here we are, in a supposedly developed nation trying to hold back the tide of creeping nazism for at least the past decade and nobody in the entire world has reached out to us in this time of need. They should be offering us refuge. They should be threatening sanctions.

Financial assets of hate figures should be frozen. They should be grounded, unable to travel, to curb the flow of propaganda. Laws must be introduced to further ensure safety of protected characteristics, as current legislation falls so woefully short. Hate forums must be banned, no ifs no buts.

(For further reading on prevention of genocide, see here)