Thursday, 22 December 2011

punishing deniers II

18 months ago I posted about creeping denialism, the process whereby it is becoming illegal to deny ever more historical events and more and more governments take it upon themselves to pronounce the verdict of history.

Banned, punishing deniers June 2010

Update 6th Jan 2012
Christopher Hitchins (R.I.P.) on Denial law.

Now the French are at it, making it illegal to deny the Armenian Holocaust of 1915 courtesy remnant Ottoman Turkish Empire. Fuck me, it's not even their own country yet they presume to know what's what (a position the USA shrank from quite recently despite widespread lobbying by American Armenians).

Turkey and France in diplomatic row over Armenian genocide bill

I suspect that France might be correct in that the genocide did take place and have no particular sympathy for our supposed ally Turkey but WTF are France to decide and, more to the point, who will decide to outlaw banning what historical viewpoint next?

No pretty pictures to go with this one.

Monday, 19 December 2011

EUrocrats to become immune from justice

"The Euopean Stabilty Mechanism (ESM)...shall enjoy immmunity from every form of judicial proceedings... The property, funding and assets of the ESM shall be immune from search, requisition..or seizure by executive, judicial or administrative action.
The Governor...managers and staff members shall be immune from legal process and shall enjoy inviolability in respect of their official papers and documents."

WTF? Even The Queen is not above the law, seems this sorry bunch want to be!

h/tCaptain Ranty

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

"F U EU" Daniel Hannan tells Brussels what's what

DH "Since Eurocrats no longer bother to disguise their contempt for Britain, let's ask the question that has been hovering at the edge of our consiousness all along. Why do we submit to government from people who plainly detest us?" 13th Dec 2011 European Supreme Soviet.

Top Youtube comment to date "hopefully we will soon leave the E.U and we can have Daniel back where he should be. As Prime Minister" Thecoolbeans92

"Eurocrats no longer trouble to disguise their loathing for Britain" Daniels UK Telegraph blog

Graphic h/t Lakelanders View

On a lighter but related note