February 11th, 2006

spider

Deliberately Provocative Question

Prompted by a few very different things that have crossed the periphery of my perception lately...

If I was to walk through Brixton at 2am, dragging a sack filled with money, wearing nothing but gold lame shorts and shouting about how much I hate
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Prompted by a few very different things that have crossed the periphery of my perception lately...

If I was to walk through Brixton at 2am, dragging a sack filled with money, wearing nothing but gold lame shorts and shouting about how much I hate <insert your choice of negative word for 'Persons of Colour here>, and how I had to get my lovely lottery winnings home... whose fault would it be if I ended up murdered and robbed?

Should the fact that I was being provocative (or stupid) count in my assailants defence if it ever got to court? Or should it mitigate their sentence?

What if I was drunk off my arse?

What if I asked them nicely not to kill me first?

What if I was wearing trousers?

Should any of that be covered by 'free speech' if I claimed it was performance art?