Friday, February 16, 2007

News of the Odd

I don't know what this means, other than a sense that all sorts of currents of change and upheaval are sweeping the world.

Though I oppose "hate speech" laws as violations of the First Amendment, this is in Germany where they have recognized yet no such right. Now if they'd only go after the islamists for this!

Holocaust denier sentenced to 5 years

And I love this part:
His trial began in November in this southwestern city after an initial attempt to try him collapsed in March 2006 over a dispute with one of his attorneys, Sylvia Stolz.

At one stage, she was carried from the courtroom, screaming "Resistance! The German people are rising up," after she defied an order banning her from the trial on grounds she tried to sabotage the proceedings by denouncing the court as a "tool of foreign domination."
Imagine that outburst in German to fully appreciate the scene...

Nationalism resurgent may be a dangerous thing in Europe, but it is required to save it from becoming EU-dominated and islamized.

Here's another oddity to note from this case:
Born in Germany in 1939, Zundel emigrated to Canada in 1958 and lived in Toronto and Montreal until 2001. Canadian officials twice rejected his attempts to obtain Canadian citizenship, and he moved to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., until he was deported to Canada in 2003 for alleged immigration violations.

In February 2005, a Canadian judge ruled that Zundel's activities were not only a threat to national security, but "the international community of nations" as well.

A Canadian law, passed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, allows the government to hold terrorism suspects without charge, based on secret evidence that does not have to be disclosed to a suspect or his defense.
And yet transnational lefties complain about the Patriot Act -- where is the uproar over this law? Though not attacked, Canada's motives, you see, are pure, but ours are not! That draconian Canadian law was passed by a Labour government so is beyond criticism.

Once again, emotional judgment of motive, rather than logic, drives the leftwinger.


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