It's time to invade Germany again
Whilst the Germans have, after representations from Hindu groups, generously dropped the proposal to ban the swastika, the fuckers are trying to curb free speech (and thought).
Germany, which currently holds the EU's rotating presidency, still wants to make Holocaust denial illegal throughout the EU to stem racism and xenophobia.
"Public incitement of violence and hatred or the denial or trivialization of genocide with racist or xenophobic motives" should be criminalized EU-wide, German officials said in Brussels on Monday. "But the plan does not include a ban on certain symbols such as swastikas."
The German EU presidency hopes that EU members will come to an agreement on the plan during the meeting in Luxembourg on April 19 and 20.
Look, here's some fucking racism and xenophobia for you: fuck off, you humourless, German bastards, schnell! Seriously, what the fuck is going on with this? Just because you stupid sods have a problem with neo-Nazis and you cannot think of any way to deal with them does not mean that you should be able to tell the rest of us what to do, you cunts.
Helen at EU Referendum highlights how fucking stupid the whole thing is.
There are times when I read pronouncements by officials and politicians and nearly give up the will to live. What kind of an idiot thinks that public incitement or violence and hatred (something that is covered by the criminal law of all member states) is the same as the denial or trivialization of any historical event, however ghastly?
First of all, define trivialization. How does this solemn prig feel about Jewish jokes throughout the ages, whose aim was to trivialize the various problems the Jews faced. There are jokes about the Nazi system, about Jews in Germany under the Nazis and even about the death camps.
One of the most moving films about the Holocaust, though it dealt with the Italian side of it, was "La Vita e Bella", in which the main character hides his little son when the other children are gassed and pretends to him that they are at a holiday camp, playing a long and elaborate game. Trivialization? Well, I barely managed to contain my tears.
What of the whole genre of labour camp jokes that grew up in the Soviet Union? Oh sorry, those camps, even when they were part of attempted genocide, were not put up with "racist and xenophobic motives" or not overtly so. They can be trivialized and even denied.
Look, with the Germans' history of tolerance we can well understand how restricting freedom of speech would appeal to the bastards, but here we have a slightly different standard (well, admittedly we are struggling against one of the most authoritarian governments in the country's history, but we are trying...). So, I'll stand here on my hill and shout, "fuck you, sunshine!" for as long as I can.
Needless to say, I wouldn't even have to worry about this if we weren't subject to the illiberal whims of other countries through our membership of the EU.
So, can we fucking well leave yet?