27 October 2009
The Death of Outrage is the Hope of the Tyrant
Of course, few are outraged over this news item, due to the subject matter of the prohibited speech. But somebody please tell me why it is OK to fine someone $19,000 for having an opinion about an historical event, however erroneous that opinion may be.
So, a German Court fines a British subject $19,000 for questioning the number of those killed in the holocaust. What's next? A British Court fining the President of the Czech Republic for denying the global warming hoax? A Spanish Court fining a Canadian Bishop for pointing out the truth about the grave moral evil of sodomy? An American Court fining an Italian citizen for believing the Earth is the center of the solar system?
The answer is yes, all these will come. Why? Because no one will stand up for the universal right to express one's own opinion.
When will people care to do something about the encircling net of totalitarianism?