Thanks to one of my readers for pointing out that Elon Musk is calling the British diver who saved the Thai boys a ‘pedo’. It seems the mainstream media are touting this as ‘libel’. Apparently a lawyer is also claiming the diver, Vernon Unsworth, is bound to win if he took it to court. Personally I don’t see how he can be so sure. For one, there’s no real definition of a ‘pedo’ so how can he prove that he isn’t one? And even if we try to take some sort of more specific definition of a ‘pedo’, for instance, “can get a hard-on when looking at extremely hot girls under the age of 18”, then I strongly suspect that Vernon would get a hard-on unless he is gay or asexual.
Mind you, I don’t really know the libel laws that well. It’s entirely possible that they are along the lines of ‘if you have enough money to take someone to court, you win’. Which only really proves how retarded our legal system is.
Whatever the case may be though, I think this news is good news. It’s forced the MSM to portray calling people paedophiles in a bad light, with the threat of criminal sanction for doing it. Whatever the outcome, hopefully the next time you tell someone that you think the age of consent should be abolished then they’ll be that bit less likely to call you a ‘pedo’ for fear of repercussions.