My colleague Mike Cunningham over on ATW posted this, I thought I would share it…
having or showing unaffected simplicity of nature or absence of artificiality; unsophisticated; ingenuous.
having or showing a lack of experience, judgment, or information; credulous:She’s so naive she believes everything she reads. He has a very naive attitude toward politics
having or marked by a simple, unaffectedly direct style reflecting little or no formal training or technique:valuable naive 19th-century American portrait paintings.
We were told, courtesy of the Today Programme this morning, that one of the Twelve terror suspects (otherwise categorized as innocent ‘students’ who unfortunately hadn’t completed a day’s study at any legitimate college) who were arrested, (courtesy of the ‘Bob Quick Security Document held up to the camera’ mess) released, re-arrested and told they were to be deported had in fact volunteered to travel back to Pakistan as a protest!
We were also informed that besides the four policemen who accompanied this totally innocent ‘Student’ on the long flight to Islamabad was Mike Wooldridge, a BBC news reporter, and he managed to get an interview with this totally innocent student, and that is the reason for my placing at the top of this post the dictionary definitions for the term ‘Naivety’!
Woold………….”Have you ever been involved with any terrorist planning or activity?”
Pakistani deportee………”I don’t even know what I was charged with! Of course I am innocent, I am simply a student! I have never been involved with any terror groups or planning!”
Woold…………So why are you going back to Pakistan?
Pakistani deportee…………..”As a protest against my life being ruined! I am accused of planning terror attacks, but the police found absolutely no proof. I am labelled an Extremist, and my life in Britain is ended!”
Woold……”Thank you Mr. XXXXX XXXXXX, for confirming what we have always suspected, that all Pakistanis are totally innocent, that all alleged terror attacks in the name of Allah (peace etc……) are totally without foundation, and are actually a plot by the BNP to curry support for their Racist Policies, for which of course the thousands of British voters who voted for the BNP are not actually named as ‘Racists’ but accepted as being ‘Racists’ by both the BBC, as well as all mainstream Politicians and well-known commentators. Thank you for also confirming that everything a Pakistani detainee states is in fact the absolute truth, and is stated as being truthfull without any other tests or confirmatory actions or interviews!
It reminds me of an exchange I had with a Customs Officer on returning to Johannesburg by air.
Customs man………..”Uh, I believe you are in possession of Pornographic material!”
Me……………………….”I absolutely deny that! I don’t even possess a Pornograph!”