In case you thought there was any notion of freedom of speech or freedom of expression in Europe, think again. You’re only allowed to think and say what your masters approve of. The truth is what they say it is. And either you bow to their will, or you’re fined and jailed. But remember: you’re a free individual living in a free society! Here’s from Courthouse News Service, “Court Rules Holocaust Denial Not Protected by Rights Law” (October 3rd 2019):
STRASBOURG, France (CN) – Settling a years-long dispute, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that denying the Holocaust happened is not protected expression under Europe’s human rights convention.
A seven-judge panel found that far-right German politician Udo Pastörs had “intentionally stated untruths in order to defame the Jews and the persecution that they had suffered during the Second World War.”
This wasn’t the first time Pastörs, who is a clockmaker by trade, had run afoul of Germany authorities. He was convicted of sedition in 2010 and fined 6,000 euros, or about $6,500, for calling Turkish-German men “semen cannons” and referring to Germany as a “Jew Republic.”
What’s the saying again? “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize,” right? I guess I won’t be visiting Europe anytime soon.