The Holocaust Story

If the Holocaust was an event in history, it should be open to the routine critical examination to which all other historical events are open. Those who feel it right to argue against the “unique monstrosity” of the Germans should be free to do so. No one should be imprisoned for thought crimes. Contrary to how Hollywood and the Israeli-Firsters have it, the Holocaust story is not about Jews. It’s about Jews and Germans together, inseparable, for all time to come.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The trial of Ernst Zundel, a leading Holocaust denier, opened Tuesday with the judge dismissing a defence lawyer

This AP article reveals the twisted nature at the heart of the issue to hand. A man is charged with a crime of denying that which is not specific (what was the Holocaust?), he apparently "loved" a man who led Germany to ruin for the second time in three decades (Germans have as much trouble governing themselves as do Americans--or as we say now--the Empire.) The defendant is charged with "incitement" for investigating a historical event and publishing his findings, for calling liars liars and frauds frauds, and for disparaging the wrong dead (there are no laws against disparaging the German dead--they deserve disparagement). Intellectual freedom then, open debate, and free press are crushed by State factotums who feel guilty because of what their fathers allegedly did, but are such weak sisters that they will not stand up for the great ideal of Western culture--the right to say what you think. What does that have to do with what their fathers did or did not do?

Within the Empire, it's not that bad yet. But it's sliding in that direction. --BRS

MANNHEIM, Germany (AP) - The trial of Ernst Zundel, a leading Holocaust denier, opened Tuesday with the judge dismissing a defence lawyer, himself a well-known far-right activist who was convicted of incitement earlier this year. Zundel, 66, who wrote the book The Hitler We Loved and Why, faces charges of incitement, libel and disparaging the dead. He was deported from Canada eight months ago after authorities there ruled he posed a threat to national and international security.

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