Wednesday, February 22, 2006

1984 in 2006

An Austrian Thought Tribunal (their national criminal court) has incarcerated 67-year-old British nutjob and junk “historian” David Irving for his thoughts and utterances in 1989. He denied the Holocaust then and later; doing so is illegal in Austria and punishable with a sentence of up to 10 years.

This of course is perfectly sound Teutonic logic: One ostracizes a repressive political philosophy using repression.
Irving jailed for 3 years after denying Holocaust

David Irving, the controversial historian, was jailed for three years in Austria yesterday after pleading guilty to charges of denying the Holocaust 17 years ago...

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