Hope-Not-Hate Cretins: ‘Unfettered Free Speech Caused Ausschwitz’

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.–Voltaire

Leftards are insane.

” Voltaire but he never had the benefit of going to Auschwitz and seeing where unfettered free speech ends up.”


This is a cross-post from Harry’s Place and Jacobinsm

So, apparently responsibility for the Shoah lies with this most noble defence of liberty and tolerance rather than a fascist regime not noticeably overburdened with a fondness for either. Anyone under the impression that pre-war Nazi Germany suffered from a surfeit of free expression – or a surfeit of freedom of any kind for that matter – would do well to revisit the topic and reacquaint themselves with the facts.

The broader parallel being drawn – that pre-war persecution of European Jewry is somehow analogous to what is called ‘Islamophobia’ in the West today – is no less stupid.  (read it all)

Coming back to Voltaire:

The quote “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” may be (mis)attributed to French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire; but the following one is not:

“But that a camel-merchant should stir up insurrection in his village; that in league with some miserable followers he persuades them that he talks with the angel Gabriel; that he boasts of having been carried to heaven, where he received in part this unintelligible book, each page of which makes common sense shudder; that, to pay homage to this book, he delivers his country to iron and flame; that he cuts the throats of fathers and kidnaps daughters; that he gives to the defeated the choice of his religion or death: this is assuredly nothing any man can excuse, at least if he was not born a Turk, or if superstition has not extinguished all natural light in him.”

One wonders if the enlightened progressives at Harry’s would have  reported Voltaire to the Home Office to ban him from entering Britain.

4 thoughts on “Hope-Not-Hate Cretins: ‘Unfettered Free Speech Caused Ausschwitz’”

  1. Ausschwitz didn’t happen, it’s all Jewish propaganda, or so the narrative goes. Hope-Not-Hate is apparently on the wrong narrative, and need to be educated to dispel the myth, or something.

  2. & just why were catholics & others in ausschwitz also ? cuz the were speaking up- out against hitler? so much for “too much” free speach

  3. Hmmm.. HNH ‘s quote sounds like a threat. Maybe the should be logically consistent and shut up first.

  4. Slander is fraud, and it’s a crime because it’s used to accuse people of crimes, without having a shred of evidence to back those accusations up.

    The aim of slander is to inspire hatred (perpetual anger) in others.

    However, hated itself is often a good thing, because if people were unable to hate crimes and the criminals that commit them, no one would ever bother to accuse any criminals of their crimes, nor by doing so , hope to end those crimes.

    So what’s the difference between slander and “hate-crimes” legislation?

    Well, for starters, the only defense against charges of slander, is the Truth (your accusations are not slander if you can objectively prove them)!

    But “hate-crimes laws” are based not on objective Truth, but on the subjectively-claimed “perception” that one is being unfairly accused of one’s crimes, even if there’s proof one did indeed commit them!

    So, accusing someone of a “hate-crime” and not of slander, IS in fact, only slander!

    But it’s official, government-backed and police-state-enforced slander!


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