This blurb about a guy in austria (Link Dead) is rather disturbing to me in multiple ways…


The holocaust was a horrific event and one that should be remembered so it is never repeated, but my first issue with this is that it appears to be a law that criminalizes thought and speech. Isn’t speech one of the very things that some european countries are claiming that they are protecting by publishing those cartoons? I think they’re trying the leader of Iran by proxy with this guy…

Secondly, the dates just don’t add up here…

British historian David Irving, 67, had pleaded guilty, saying he erred insome of his remarks during a 1989 speech in Vienna.

Mhm. 1989… and…

A 1992 statute applies to anyone who “denies, grossly plays down, approves or tries to excuse the National Socialist genocide.”

Uhhm. Ok. So they’re applying a 1992 law that didn’t even exist yet to a speech someone made in 1989? Talk about a chilling effect. So you make a speech saying that Global Warming is not manmade. They pass a law in a couple years saying that anyone who does this is to be prisoned then they retroactively find everyone who made any speech about global warming and throw them in jail. This alone would throw up huge alarm bells for me. Imagine if the speed limit on a street was 45mph and they had a photo radar system that recorded a picture along with everyone’s speed. Then imagine that they change the speed limit to 20mph and give tickets to everyone who had ever exceeded this speed. That’s what they’re doing here. Terrifying…