If we believe in Freedom of Speech, and so long as there is no public incitement of illegal acts, we have to tolerate these fools. It’s not illegal to be Katie Hopkins or David Icke.
I’m not going here to try and analyse or even condemn stupidity. I regret it, but struggle to find what to do. We live in an age of Fake News and have a head of Government who makes it up as he goes along. We recently had a President of the United States who added incomprehensible ranting to his manifest stupidity. What to do in both cases?
In 1939 Oswald Mosley held a massive rally at Earl’s Court spouting his usual vile but not illegal (just) vitriol. It was largely unreported in the media (Newspapers and Radio). There’s a clue here. Publicity seekers who get no publicity might just eventually give up. I couldn’t avoid La Hopkins if I tried. But if the media had said “Let’s show a few doctors talking about saving lives” rather than showing Katie Nobrain might that have worked ? Just a thought.