THE TRUTH IS NO EXCUSE | 2005-04-23
The following is something I wrote in Bob's Blog
Denying The Holocaust
In Germany or France anyone who says that less than six million Jews were killed by the Nazis is given an automatic sentence of one or two years in prison. Any witness for them receives the same sentence, so they are allowed no defense based on evidence.
I know very little about the subject, but I know the Holocaust deniers are right.
Because I am a freeborn American. I know that anything the government REQUIRES you to believe is not true.
I also know that anyone who cannot face debate and needs the government to outlaw all dispute is, and I use this word rarely and specifically, a liar.
Denying the Holocaust is the duty of every decent person.
One of the invaluable commenters on Bob's Blog reminded me that anyone who denied that four million Jews were thrown into gas ovens at Auschwitz was automatically sentenced to a year in prison. Then the authorities admitted that the gas ovens there had been built by them after the war.
The camps in Germany, where Andy Rooney announced on national television that he had SEEN the Holocaust, have now been proven and admitted not to have been death camps. Every single "death camp" was safely behind the Iron Curtain, where the truthful Soviet authorities had control of them and all information had to come from them.
But none of this was allowed to be used as a defense by anyone who questioned the NUMBERS, not the existence, that the Holocaust religion requires by law.