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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Him again...

In the very first week of my blogging life I wrote this. If you can't be arsed clicking the link then be content to know that it refers to a guy called David Irving (on the left) who at the time had been arrested in Austria for the heinous crime of... Holocaust denial.

The gist of the post was "the man's a fucking ignorant cunt but no-one should be put away for having an opinion". And I stand by that today. After all, that would be simply behaving just like the architects of the atrocities he mentions.

And now, three months later, he has been convicted.


Tell me just one thing. Where the fuck do we get off preaching about freedom of speech when we allow shit like this to happen? How is this man the devil incarnate when publishing a racist cartoon that solidifies the paranoia of the west by painting all Muslims as suicide bombers is viewed as an acceptable expression of Western Freedom?

I don't like his opinions on the Holocaust. He's wrong, no two ways about it. But so is his conviction.

Cheers m'dears!

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8 Comments:

At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 8:49:00 pm, Blogger SheBah said...

Seems to me that freedom of speech is only acceptable when you are saying something everyone agrees with. Bit of an oxymoron.

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:25:00 pm, Blogger the anti-barney said...

Crucify him,crucify him.

 
At Tuesday, February 21, 2006 11:51:00 pm, Blogger michael the tubthumper said...

it would make a far more effective statement if everyone was simply to wipe their arse with one of his books

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:24:00 am, Blogger Sarah said...

dude, that's scary.

both his opinion and that he got convicted for it..

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 4:15:00 pm, Blogger Binty McShae said...

Tubbie, as long as they do that without actually paying for them, I'm in!

 
At Wednesday, February 22, 2006 9:26:00 pm, Blogger The MacBean Gene said...

The more I see of stuff like this the more I doubt my own insanity.

 
At Thursday, February 23, 2006 5:33:00 am, Anonymous Chev said...

Amen Brother!

Have been having an argument with a friend all day about this. His opinion sucks. But, Hello? Freedom of Speech? Or is that just when it suits us.

 
At Tuesday, February 28, 2006 9:39:00 am, Blogger SafeTinspector said...

Er...is freedom of speech actually part of the Austrian code?
I've heard that in Austria you must get your choice of baby names approved by a magistrate and can have them denied if they are deemed "inappropriate".

 

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