Dear Humza, love from Patti by Dr Carlton Brick for the Freedom Babbleon

Carlton Brick is a Lecturer in sociology at the University of the West of Scotland. Carlton gives us this stirring rendition of an excellent number by Patti Smith in support of freedom of expression. He performs it as a letter to Humza Yousaf who is pushing Scotland’s new and profoundly authoritarian hate crime legislation which has been challenged by numerous artists, activists and academics. Yousaf even argues that saying what you want within in your own home is no defence. Carlton, performing in his own home, challenges this outrageously censorious intrusion into people’s private affairs and these attempts to criminalize what we think and say. For more see his excellent article here.