Germans Demand Europe-Wide Thought Crackdown
Report; Posted on: 2007-01-12 02:244 [ Printer friendly / Instant flyer ]
Wants to ban historical inquiry
Now that Germany has the rotating presidency of the European Union, one of the first orders of business is a call from their government to outlaw any questioning of the official historical line on the "Holocaust." Says Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries, "we are immediately going to make a new attempt to finally lay down uniform standards when it comes to fighting right-wing extremism," of which "Holocaust denial" is allegedly an element.
German "right-wing extremism" is allegedly linked to previous German attempts to impose restrictions on the European continent, something that looks remarkably similar to what is being done now! Many people in Europe, whose forefathers fought similar German efforts to regulate the continent do not take kindly to being ordered around yet again by Berlin. Nonetheless, "Holocaust denial" is now illegal not only in Germany and Austria, it is also illegal in France, Belgium and Spain. As with the German participation in the 1999 terror attacks on Serbia -- the first deployment of German forces since 1945 -- the "democratic" regime in Berlin is still pursuing old German policy under a new name.
The new Berlin blitzkrieg on expression also takes aim at so-called "extremist symbols" in an effort to alleviate the German sense of guilt. However, outlawing these symbols will undermine the religious freedoms of an unknown but substantial number of people in Europe. The swastika, which the German Nazis appropriated for their own use, is sacred to Hindus and Buddists. Likewise runes, the Germanic alphabet system that was also used by the Nazis and which could be outlawed as a result of the proposed law, are held sacred by followers of neo-pagan religion, which in Iceland is an officially-recognized state church alongside Lutheranism. Ironically, the Germans also suppressed neo-pagans in the era Berlin is now attempting to apologize for! Pagans have regularly been repressed in Europe down the ages, with the burning of witches and other acts. The new Berlin plan is merely the latest incarnation of this repressive urge.
The planned law will tackle "public incitement to discrimination, violence or hatred against a group of persons or a member of such a group defined by reference to race, color, religion, descent or national or ethnic origin." This elastic legislation will give even freer rein to those attempting to criminalize any attempt at discourse over the direction Europe is taking as a result of massive Third World immigration. Also, violence against anyone for any reason has been illegal in Europe from the beginning, but such "thought crime" laws -- similar to "hate crime" legislation pushed by groups like the Anti-Defamation League in the United States -- is meant to chill expression and single out politically-incorrect Whites by legally favoring select groups.
The proposed law will also punish "public condoning, denial or gross trivialization of crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes."
Europeans have never had a First Amendment, and while the Nazis are thought of as unique for their repression, the continent as a whole has a long tradition of censorship. Indeed, while the words and the subject matter have been changed, the proposed new law is part of the same impulse that banned the likes of Galileo and others for questioning accepted dogma.