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.
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