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.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

LIPSTADT: IRVING SHOULD BE FREE


Stephen Smith, chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust [says] “Behind the words sits a devious ideological intent. ... It is incitement to genocide." Bradley Smith asks: "If revisionist arguments are an incitement to genocide, which is one of the many apologies that the Holocaust Industry uses to morally legitimate its censorship and imprisonment of those who question it, what is intellectual freedom an incitement to? "

The Jewish academic who defeated the notorious British historian David Irving in court has called for him to be released by Austria where he is being held on Holocaust denial charges.

Professor Deborah Lipstadt, whose successful defence of a High Court action brought by Irving saw him branded an anti-semite by Mr Justice Gray, claimed prosecuting him would give him much-needed publicity.

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2 Comments:

  • At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Scott Smith said…

    Her protests are hollow.

    The last thing they want is for Revisionism to become mainstream and for a real critical-skeptical interpretation of Holocaust events, like every other aspect of history.

    Thoughtcrimes laws hurt totalitarian-liberals badly because it points out what hypocrites they actually are. That's why Lipstadt has to affect a condemnation of the jailing of Revisionists, but without any real substance.

    And I doubt the ACLU or any Holocaust-promotion organizations are going to go to bat against the high-handed treatment of Revisionists, whether they think they are making them into viable martyrs or not.

    ~ Scott Smith

     
  • At 10:22 PM, Blogger Bradley R. Smith said…

    Totalitarian liberals will be hurt by thought-crime laws in the long run, agreed, but at present they are still winning so there's no reason for them to change their tune. The day will come. Meanwhile, they're a real bother.

     

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