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Are we all David Irvings now? Where's our freedom of speech?

Foreign Press Foundation - Henk Ruyssenaars | 21.02.2006 10:27 | Analysis | Globalisation | Repression

Nobody is allowed to take away your right to Freedom of Speech. So when they start putting us in jail for what we think and write; questions we rightfully ask, than we have lost our freedom of speech.

'Thought crime' is something you may think, say or write: ideas which are not liked by the people in power. Whether someone says that 'God is Dead' or 'our planet earth is flat as a pancake'. Because: "Whatever you say, I'll defend your right to say it'', Voltaire is quoted.

by Henk Ruyssenaars

FPF - Feb. 21st, 2006 - In fact, all the heavens were in perfectly harmonious circular motion. Earth alone - special and privileged - rested quietly at the center. It was a lovely picture. A picture of a closed sensible universe, a universe that educated people had believed in for over a thousand years. A picture that was supported equally by religion, by science and by common sense. Until Galileo Galileii stood up and questioned the whole: he said planet Earth was moving too.

We know now that our earth is not standing still, nor is it in the center of the universe. We know instead that earth is a medium sized planet spinning rapidly on its own axis once around every 24 house and moving around the sun in a giant elliptical orbit at a dizzying speed of over 60,000 miles an hour.*

Galileo Galileii (1564-1642), was an Italian physicist, astronomer, and philosopher who is closely associated with the scientific revolution, but who 373 years ago had to stand trial for what he thought, said and wrote. It took the Vatican's 'Ringling Brothers' in Rome 359 years to agree with Galileii: On 31 October 1992, Pope John Paul II officially announced ''that the Church had mishandled the case''.


But in this medieval Dark Age - which now is returning fast, as the Irving verdict proves - the defenders of the catholic's mythology c.q. religion, did not want reality to interfere with their ideas. Directives from the Inquisition - (the Vatican's torturing Supreme Court) - delivered Galileii a (Gag) order not to 'hold or defend' the idea that the Earth moves and the Sun stands still at the center. Galileo was ordered to stand trial on suspicion of heresy in 1633. The sentence of the Inquisition was in three essential parts:

* Galileo was required to recant his heliocentric ideas, which were condemned as "formally heretical".

* He was ordered imprisoned; the sentence was later commuted to house arrest.

* His offending [book] 'Dialogue' was banned; and in an action not announced at the trial, publication of any of his works was forbidden, including any he might write in the future. - [endquote]

From my point of view as a senior journalist/correspondent, seeing the same happening for years now, with facts and reality further drowned in the mainstream, today we may conclude we've crawled in the repression gutter again: "Austria jails Irving for 3 years on Holocaust denial." Jailed for what he thinks or said? What danger is he to whom? And why? Why can we question Darwin or Einstein but not the Holocaust story?


As published worldwide by the PNAC* propaganda service Reuters: 'British historian David Irving was sentenced to three years in prison for denying the Holocaust 17 years ago, an Austrian court ruled on Monday. He was sentenced by a court of eight lay jurors and three judges in a case based on remarks he made in a 1989 interview and in speeches when he visited Austria, where denying the Nazi genocide on Jews is a crime." [end quote*]

The above story - about putting people in jail for their thoughts and ideas - today again is sold as totally justifiable and correct by the mainstream media, owned by the same group which gives the directives and gag orders. But those are the same media which collaborate, kill and 'spike' the news about the global US/UK PNAC slaughters*, killing millions of human beings for profit during the last century alone.


The UN report about the U.S. Gulag's concentration camps and the demand that the US/PNAC government should shut down “without further delay” its detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, as an independent panel of experts commissioned by the United Nations concluded last week and required, ends up on page 12 or 24 among the banana advertisements. Because the UN report says what all outside of the PNAC sphere know: “The US Government should refrain from any practice amounting to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment…”


In a comment by Press Action* the following is said: "European governments and their media mouthpieces appear to use the mantle of free speech to justify publishing supposed insults against Muslims. But what about the free speech rights of people who dare to go against conventional thinking of Nazi atrocities committed against Europe’s Jews?

Should people who downplay the Confederate States of America’s treatment of slaves and the U.S. government’s treatment of Native Americans face criminal charges? Should the people who publicly contend that the U.S. government was justified in killing hundreds of thousands in Hiroshima and Nagasaki face criminal charges? Should the people who deny the wickedness of the U.S. invasions of Vietnam and Iraq* faces criminal charges? Should the people who deny the wickedness of Israel’s conduct against Palestinians face criminal charges? Of course not!

What we should not ignore is when nation-states, with their monopoly on violence, lock up people for expressing their opinions about government atrocities committed 60 years ago. More important, we should not ignore the fact that the governments that are locking up individuals for speaking their mind about the actions of the Nazis are the same governments aiding and abetting (or refusing to denounce and stop) the atrocities committed today by the world’s only superpower and its confederates."*


In a story earlier published, I wrote: "The whole sick propaganda in the main$tream media never mentions the fact that the group guilty of the wars, has it's own 'Thought Police' straight out of Orwell. Their 'Freedom of Speech' means that they decide what 'freedom' is. As the very unintelligent Dutch minister for Foreign Affairs 'Ben Bot' said in a 'historical' comment: "Of course we defend 'Freedom of Speech'. But that doesn't mean that one can say anything: there are laws."


It's the same fake 'freedom' as for instance Americans in general - and the people in the by them and their media dominated colonies - have: as long as you say what they want to hear it's OK. Otherwise you go to jail. Like Irving in Austria - (who of course appealed) - or maybe the three other people who linger in jail now in 'Chancellor' Angela Merkel's neocon Germany, people who did not - nor do 'deny the Holocaust' but have some totally normal and logical questions about the research concerning it. Or is insulting over a billion Muslims all right, while asking questions concerning the Holocaust is taboo? How come, who stipulates that aberration?


"In the US educators face blowback for protesting the Iraq war in schools" is a Raw Story* written by Carlos Miller, in which he gives some of the horrible facts and lots of cases concerning the non-existent 'Freedom of Speech' in the US: "February 9, 2006 - Just over three years ago, as the nation readied for war with Iraq, elementary school teacher Deb Mayer stood in front of her class and uttered the word that would get her blacklisted from her profession.

It was a word that got her deemed “unpatriotic” by an angry parent. A word that led to her termination from the Bloomington, Indiana school district. A word that got her labeled as a potential sex offender and ruined her chances of finding work elsewhere. That word was “peace.”


"No right is more fundamental than freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech you can’t communicate your ideas and feelings, decry a social injustice, pursue an artistic vision, investigate scientific truth, practice a religion, or criticize government. If freedom of speech is destroyed, self-development is crippled, social progress grinds to a halt, and official lies become the only "truth. Although freedom of speech can be inhibited by intolerant people, it can only be destroyed by brute force, particularly government force." - Voltaire*

Isn't that exactly what the Washington Junta and it's marionets has done and is doing? Strangling 'Freedom of Speech and Opinion' by permanent lies and brainwashing? Destroying all and everything, by replacing decency with greed? Daily one can see in real live what also Voltaire said: “It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." Especially with the neocons using the slogan Voltaire also warned for: Say: "Believe as I do, or I shall assassinate you.”

The jailers of free speech must be stopped, before they gag us all.



United States PNAC version of 'spreading democracy' in pictures - Url.:

Press Action - Mark Hand - Url.:

Believe as I do, or I'll assassinate you! - Url.:

Reuters (US Propaganda channel) - Austria jails Irving for 3 years on Holocaust denial - Url.:

Galileo Galileii Moves the Earth - Url.:

Google 'news' selection ''David Irving'' 07.05 hrs. GMT - Url.:

The RAW story - and (this far) 37 Comments - can be found at Url.:
(I checked the Url. today, now the comments are gone?)

The Boston Globe - Islamic furor exposes a rift across Europe - Url.:

Some pictures of the war criminals behind the ominous PNAC - Url.:

Background: 'Facing up to Islam in the Netherlands' - Url.:

Philadelphia Inquirer - 'Islam and the West trapped in lies told about each other' - by Abdul Aziz Said and

Benjamin Jensen - Url.:

Voltaire - site Url.:

* "Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets and lynched." - George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with Sarah McClendon in December 1992. - Quote from 'The Demonic Cabal - (excellent article!) - Url.:

* P.M. - Compliant media - Hitler: An Officer and a Gentleman? - Url.:

* "People do not forget. They do not forget the death of their fellows, they do not forget torture and mutilation, they do not forget injustice, they do not forget oppression, they do not forget the terrorism of mighty powers. They not only don't forget: they also strike back." - 2005 Nobel Literature Prize winner Harold Pinter - Url.:

* The 9/11 WTC drama was by the PNAC criminals planned terror - Url.: - It was an inside job - Google - Url.:

* Who's financing? - The 'Federal Reserve' and it's usurers is the absolute biggest crime against all humanity ever. - Url.:

* 'Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one' — A.J. Liebling - The merciless engine of propaganda has been turned on: The infamous US 'Lie Factory' - Url.:

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