A jolly good fellow he was:
Records Reveal Warm Words for Holocaust Organizer
Protestant church officials in Austria and Germany lobbied the West German government to try to help Adolf Eichmann, one of the main organizers of the Holocaust, after his arrest by Israeli agents in 1960.Â One church leader described Eichmann as “fundamentally decent” and “kind-hearted.”Â more…
Â Morally Challenged:
Absolute clueless cock-suckery. Â Â No wonder Norway is number One in Europe when it comes to anti-Semitism and holocaust denial (Continue reading)
Swiss Resentment Grows
Please don’t call it “Islamophobia”
Switzerland: 50% think there are too many foreigners, but majority think they’re good for the economy, viaÂ AFP
Muslim-Dhimmi Wankfest in Poland
Krakow: “Muslims should feel as comfortable in Poland as they do in their native countries” — (sounds like they need some kafirs to fluff their pillows. Â Muslims should Â be told to Â ship out. Why can’t they at least Â try to improve living conditions in their own countries before they come Â destroying others….?)
Â Germany’s Left Loves Commie Dictators:
Leaders of Germany’sÂ far-left Left Party have rattled politicians of all stripes by praising Fidel Castro in an adulating letter to markÂ Cuba’s formerÂ communist leader’sÂ 85th birthday. EvenÂ some within the far-leftÂ partyÂ say theÂ remarks went too far.Â more…
Â Silencing dissent
This is what the hard left in Norway is all about:Â Silencing dissent
The public discussion in Northern Europe that followed theÂ UtÃ¸ya-massacreÂ in Norway has been characterized by attempts to silence the political opposition.Â Â The
popularmanufactured opinion among the political left in Northern Europe is that Anders Behring Breivik’s monstrosities are a result of toxic and contagious hate speech which led him to murder 77 people.
The past month has witnessed a birth of a new age which is suggestive of a Kafkaesque spirit in Nordic political discourse. The accusers are pointing fingers at people whose names appear in Breivik’sÂ manifestoÂ and in other dubious forums, mainly online. The accused can only fight the accusations by claiming that they cannot control when and where their names appear.
One of the first victims of the new zeitgeist wasÂ Jussi Halla-ahoÂ a Finnish MP for theThe Finns, and whose name appears in Breivik’s 1,500-page manifesto. This led the party secretary of the Social Democratic Party, Mikael Jungner, toÂ demandÂ that Halla-aho resign from his post as the chairman of the parliament’s administration committee.
The chairman of the Left Alliance and the current culture minister of Finland, Paavo ArhinmÃ¤kiÂ accusedÂ many of his fellow MP’s of quietly tolerating hate speech.Â He addedthat in the case of the massacre in Norway, “silence is a sign of approval”.
In the light of these comments, it is interesting to note that ArhimÃ¤ki has been atÂ the forefrontÂ of bringing football hooliganism to Finland which is arguably one of the most violent and hateful sub-cultures in Europe.Â Â ArhinmÃ¤ki was also one of the organizers ofÂ Smash AsemÂ and was arrested during a violent demonstration.Â Â The sole purpose of the demonstration was to wreak havoc in Helsinki.
Whether sports or politics, minister ArhinmÃ¤ki has been one of the protagonists of organized hate speech.
The incumbent foreign minister of Finland, Erkki TuomiojaÂ reactedÂ to the massacre by questioning the legal status of anonymity in online discussion forums. Tuomioja took the opportunity to advocate for tougher policies against hate speech. He alsodemandedÂ that Timo Soini, the chairman of the second largest party in Finland, The Finns, take responsibility for the writings of his fellow party members.
A Norwegian television personality Petter NomeÂ arguedÂ that the rhetoric used by Norway’s right-wing Progress Party created an atmosphere in which Breivik felt justified to commit atrocities.
Nome writes that “a day should dawn, not only in Norway, but in all European countries, so that fear and hate are no longer methods or goals in our everyday politics.”
Nome and others seem to have created an imaginary political universe where hate and fear dominate the discourse since in reality the only political factions that regularly use violence are neo-Nazi and far-left factions which operate on the periphery of the public arena.
Scandinavian countries are known for their peaceful and consensus-driven political systems. Therefore it is bizarre that anyone would claim that hate is a method or a goal in Northern European politics.
Ironically, however, hatred is usually witnessed when new conservative political parties such as the Progressive Party in Norway, The Finns in Finland and The Sweden Democrats in Sweden attempt to challenge the political consensus by winning elections.
In his impassionate plea, Nome stated that Siv Jensen, the leader of Norway’s progressive party and other right-wing European politicians are not supporters of violence, “but they do carry profound responsibility for creating a climate in which hate and violence are options for their impatient followers.”
In other words, European right-wing politicians have created an atmosphere where violent outbursts are possible simply by challenging existing cultural norms and political sacred cows?
Some conclusions can be drawn from the post-massacre discourse. It seems that voices demanding that hateful views are regulated or banned stem from either a totalitarian impulse or from a culture of uninhibited political opportunism.
Widely spread populism â€“ a political mobilization devoid of coherent theory â€“ now seems to exist almost solely among the members of the political left. Whether Tuomioja, ArhinmÃ¤ki or Nome, attempts to curb speech have gained new momentum in the aftermath of the tragedy in Norway. Many politicians and public intellectuals are now using a horrendous act to push for policies that are intrinsically illiberal.
Three days after the massacre in Norway, the country’s prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg gave a speech in which he declared that Norway’s response to the attacks would be more freedom, more tolerance and more democracy. Â (of course, in typical socialist fashion, they do exactly the opposite: trying to shut down dissent to their failed multiculturalist fantasies…)