GOING TO PRISON FOR HATE IN EUROPE | 2002-03-16
In Britain a man was sent to prison for "inciting racial hate." In this case, The Crown vs. Joseph Pierce, 1986, the judge declared that, "The truth is no excuse." What the man said about race was true, but it was not sanctioned and he wouldn't recant for saying it. Therefore he had to go to prison for saying it.
Over here we are used to the fact that Jane Fonda and the people who marched with Viet Cong flags in the 1960s and shouted "Ho, Ho, Ho!" in praise of Ho Chi Min got only praise in the media for their actions. Everybody is piling on today's non-celebrity traitor John Walker, but nobody is going to go after Jane Fonda. Jane Fonda is not only a celebrity, but she served the cause of the political left.
Even being a celebrity is no protection if you say something leftists don't like. A few years back, Brigitte Bardotte made some unpleasant comments about Moslem immigrants in France, and they convicted and fined her for it.
Because Brigitte Bardotte went through the usual public grovel everyone is required to go through for any rightist heresy she only got a fine. But a fine was not the limit, and that was not a truly racist comment.
The European Union recently got together and demanded an outlawing of "Hate" sites on the Internet.
In Idaho, a man was sent to jail for four days for calling a black man a "nigger." The black man, who had physically assaulted the man's wife, was not even charged with any crime.
The entire Northeast and its colonies throughout America are presently demanding the passing of Hate Laws like those in Europe. These Hate Laws would ban and criminally punish Politically Incorrect utterances, and as usual the leftists cite European precedents for laws enforcing Political Correctness.
And I keep getting letters telling me there are no such laws in Europe.