TO PRISON FOR HATE IN EUROPE
In Britain a man was sent to prison for "inciting
racial hate." In this case, The Crown vs. Joseph
Pierce, 1986, the judge declared that, "The truth
is no excuse." What the man said about race was
true, but it was not sanctioned and he wouldn't recant
for saying it. Therefore he had to go to prison for
Over here we are used to the fact that Jane Fonda
and the people who marched with Viet Cong flags in
the 1960s and shouted "Ho, Ho, Ho!" in praise of Ho
Chi Min got only praise in the media for their actions.
Everybody is piling on today's non-celebrity traitor
John Walker, but nobody is going to go after Jane
Fonda. Jane Fonda is not only a celebrity, but she
served the cause of the political left.
Even being a celebrity is no protection if you say
something leftists don't like. A few years back, Brigitte
Bardotte made some unpleasant comments about Moslem
immigrants in France, and they convicted and fined
her for it.
Because Brigitte Bardotte went through the usual
public grovel everyone is required to go through for
any rightist heresy she only got a fine. But a fine
was not the limit, and that was not a truly racist
The European Union recently got together and demanded
an outlawing of "Hate" sites on the Internet.
In Idaho, a man was sent to jail for four days for
calling a black man a "nigger." The black man,
who had physically assaulted the man's wife, was not
even charged with any crime.
The entire Northeast and its colonies throughout
America are presently demanding the passing of Hate
Laws like those in Europe. These Hate Laws would ban
and criminally punish Politically Incorrect utterances,
and as usual the leftists cite European precedents
for laws enforcing Political Correctness.
And I keep getting letters telling me there are no
such laws in Europe.
YOU ARE NOT A HERETIC, YOU DON'T NOTICE HERESY LAWS
Lately China's ruler assured President Bush that no
one was imprisoned in Communist China for being a
Christian or for advocating Christianity. All those
thousands of Christians in prison over there, he told
Bush, are there for secular crimes.
He believes it.
I remember being told by Communists two decades ago
that they had freedom of speech behind the Iron Curtain.
It was guaranteed in the Soviet Constitution written
by Joseph Stalin.
What these good Communists were saying was that they
could say anything THEY wanted to say in Communist
countries. In Europe today, as in Stalin's Soviet
Union, if you aren't saying anything the ruling leftists
don't like, you can say whatever you want to.
In Europe under the earlier Inquisition - the religious
one - if you got caught saying something the ruling
religion didn't like - the earlier version of Political
Correctness - you were not punished very severely.
In both Inquisitions, if you did what Brigitte Bardotte
did and went through the usual public self-flagellation,
the punishment for heresy was minimal.
Jane Fonda was never even required to apologize
for her treason, of course, because her offense was
not against the established political faith.
Respectable conservatives here do the same thing.
If one of them says something that violates orthodoxy
on race, they hit the floor groveling, and they are
forgiven. So they say they have full freedom of speech.
In Europe today as in Europe in the earlier age of
religious bigotry, it is PERSISTENT heresy that merits
the harshest penalties. Only those who did not recant
were burned alive, and only those who do not publicly
recant today go to prison.
So a good European will, like my Communist buddies,
look you straight in the eye and tell you they have
perfect freedom of speech over there.
TO THE TWILIGHT ZONE OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
In Whitaker Online for the Ides of March of the year MM,
i.e., March 15, 2002, I discuss how our media live in two
worlds all the time. One is the world of Political Correctness,
where you can get on an elevator at night in the middle
of Washington, DC, with black folks and be just as safe
as you would be in an elevator with all whites at noon.
Then there is the real world, where anybody who looked
you straight in the eye and said that would be committed
to some quiet place for recuperation.
In the real world, we all know that anyone who says the
wrong thing in Europe and won't back down will end up in
prison for inciting race hate. It makes not the slightest
difference whether anything is actually incited by what
they say. The general principle is that such general statements
lead to the general incitement of general violence.
Here, if any respectable conservative fails to do his grovel,
he will be ruined professionally, and his fellow respectable
conservatives will lead the lynch mob.
And both the European and the American groveler will then
look you straight in the eye and praise the right to say
what we want to in the Free World.