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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Germany proposes Europe-wide ban of Holocaust revisionism and Nazi symbols

A news article reported,

Germany intends to introduce a Europe-wide law banning the display of Nazi symbols and making denial of the Holocaust a crime to fulfil its “historical obligation” 62 years after the liberation of Auschwitz.

Brigitte Zypries, the Justice Minister, will today outline plans to punish with up to three years in prison anyone in the European Union who publicly rejects the Nazi slaughter of six million Jews.

. . . . Laws banning the denial of the Holocaust already exist in 10 of the 27 EU states and Latvia and Estonia ban the display of communist symbols.

Enough is enough. The USA should impose economic sanctions on these countries that deny freedom of expression. Private boycotts of products of these countries would also be in order. I was disappointed to see France on the list of European countries that ban holocaust revisionism -- I have bought a lot of French-made bicycle equipment over the years.

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Anonymous Jim Sherwood said...

It looks as if the EU may turn into an authoritarian entity with something in common with Hitler's fascism, actually.

Even from a practical point of view, it's surely absurd to try keep people from thinking freely. How would that be possible in the era of the Internet?

Thursday, January 18, 2007 6:09:00 PM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

Jim Sherwood said...
>>>>>> It looks as if the EU may turn into an authoritarian entity with something in common with Hitler's fascism, actually. <<<<<<

One wonders why the Europeans cannot find a happy medium between extreme anti-Semitism and bans on Holocaust revisionism.

>>>>>> Even from a practical point of view, it's surely absurd to try keep people from thinking freely. How would that be possible in the era of the Internet? <<<<<<

Trying to prevent free thought is going to be particularly difficult now that we have the "psiphon" program. LOL

Also, censorship tends to legitimize what is censored -- people are going to wonder what the censors are trying to hide.

Sunday, January 21, 2007 2:25:00 AM  

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