Posted by: steveg

Huh? - 02/21/06 12:48 AM

Ok, this I don't get. To deny The Holocaust, you'd have to be a bit whacked. To publicly promote your POV, you'd have to be as ballsey as you are whacked. And to publish a book on the topic... well, fee speech and all that.<br><br>But to be tried in a criminal court? And sentenced to 3 years in prison??? <br><br>I give this guy no quarter for his beliefs. And I'd probably shout him down if I heard him give a speech. But prison? Hullo? <br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 01:07 AM

What makes the sentence even wackier is that the guy has recanted, apparently. No matter, though <br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
Posted by: Terry11

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 02:14 AM

When in Rome...<br><br>Here's the law he broke: "He was convicted under a 1992 law, which applies to "whoever denies, grossly plays down, approves or tries to excuse the National Socialist genocide or other National Socialist crimes against humanity in a print publication, in broadcast or other media."<br><br>Bush dissension will be a crime here in Amerika before you know it...<br><br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 02:19 AM

What's nuts is the law on the books there that he allegedly broke. I guess free speech isn't. <br><br>I'm gonna deny being short. See ya in 3 years! <br><br>
Posted by: DLC

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 02:22 AM

Well that's wacko.... &#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;kinda like the nuts who believe the moon landings were filmed in a studio...&#13;&#10;&#13;&#10;in Area 51 !! <br><br>David (OFI)<br>
Posted by: steveg

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 02:24 AM

Hang 'em all! <br><br>
Posted by: Llewelyn

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 03:19 AM

I hear local muslim groups are a bit confused too. They see printing heretical cartoons of their prophet is an exercise of free speech, but this guy gets locked up for exercising the same right.<br><br><br>- This is gonna get pretty interesting. <br>- Define "interesting". <br>- Oh, God, oh, God, we're all gonna die..
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 03:23 AM

Can you imagine our own SkinHeadNeoNazi population's reaction to the enactment of such a law here? They'd scream bloody murder for the ACLU, the ACLU would defend them, and god forgive me, so would I. Against this "thought police" law. Nothing else.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 03:29 AM

Yep, I'd have to defend their right to be idiots in public.<br><br>. . . . . Here's lookin' at [color:red]you</font color=red> kid.
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 03:33 AM

That's what makes this country great. And for once, I'm not crackin' wise.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]And I'm the one that jaded you . . .</font color=blue>
Posted by: newkojak

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 06:40 AM

Removing any personal feelings on the issue, it is important here to realize that if that law and the many that proceed it in post World War II Germany and Austria are all supported by the will of their representative governments. So the question is, do we have a right to judge them for prohibiting this kind of speech when we value the democratic process with which the law was enacted?<br><br>From an American standpoint, we probably all agree here that democracy doesn't really exist without free speech, but that may be beside the point. Pretty messy, eh?<br><br>Anyhow, I agree... the right to be an idiot is one of the most important ones we have. Otherwise, no one could possibly work in morning talk radio.<br><br>-- Charlie Alpha Roger Yankee Whiskey
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Huh? - 02/21/06 10:50 AM

I find it whacked that he's being sentenced NOW<br>for making a speech in 1989, which was 3 years<br>BEFORE the Law even existed.<br><br>