Why You Are Crazy – The David Irving Cartoon Court.

Okay, just for starters – this is a clear example of why you are crazy.

So, British Historian David Irving gets sentenced to 3 years of jail for (let’s see if we can make this sound like…child rape…) ‘Holocaust Denial’ – yes.

This is just plainly confusing.

Let’s go over this bit by bit…

If you deny the existence of God, nobody really seems to mind – they call you an atheist, and really – it’s not the kind of thing that’ll get you on TV, for instance – unless you’re a publicity seeking theocracy-inhabiting pseudo-intellectual who thinks religious issues are something you make a career out of…

If you deny the existence of say, the Sun – well, people will just look at you kind of funny, and maybe, with any luck – you can turn your perception of the situation into a sci-fi novel, or something of the sort. In any case, if you’re nice enough, people will still wish you the best of luck.

If you deny that 2+2=4 – well, you get called stupid – or you end up at MIT discussing nth dimensional mathematical issues. You know the drill.

The common factor – you may have noticed – is that you do NOT PUT PEOPLE IN JAIL for having unpopular/stupid/incorrect ideas. That’s the idea, at least.

Giordano Bruno got burned for the same sort of stuff, but really – it’s not the sort of thing that a modern Europe would be caught dead doing.

Yet, here I am – reading a news article about somebody going to prison – actually serving real, physical, JAIL TIME for having doubts about the use of gas chambers by the Nazis.

Notice the implications.

  1. There is a SINGLE, definite version of History that must be the ‘Truth’.
  2. It is ILLEGAL to dispute that ‘Truth’.
  3. This THOUGHT is punishable in FACT.

No. 1 – is obviously just absolutist and facist.

No. 2 – the veracity of ANY historical event, in fact – an events’ claim to BE historical – is an academic, scientific, issue – NOT a legal one, and it is certain that no ‘Truth’ can be created by sheer force of legislation.

No. 3 – To punish a THOUGHT or an IDEA by actual physical coercion displays an utter contempt towards the very notion of free speech.

Some have argued (oddly enough, many of them are from the camp that thinks there’s nothing inflammatory about the by-now infamous Mohamad cartoons…) that the issue is not one of free academic pursuit – but of social sensitivity, and political correctness….

Bullshit.

If I come up and write an article saying all Jews are heartless cocksuckers – then it would certainly be just to accuse me of slander – but if I dispute, for instance – the number of Jews that may or may not have been at a cocktail party 12 years ago – that is NOT slander. My conclusions, correct or incorrect, have no bearing on my moral standing – and are certainly not a crime.

That’s just crazy.

You’re nuts.

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  1. Consider:
    The missing element in every human ‘solution’ is
    an accurate definition of the creature.

    The way we define ‘human’ determines our view
    of self, others, relationships, institutions, life, and
    future. Important? Only the Creator who made us
    in His own image is qualified to define us accurately.
    Choose wisely…there are results.

    Many problems in human experience are the result of
    false and inaccurate definitions of humankind premised
    in man-made religions and humanistic philosophies.

    Each individual human being possesses a unique, highly
    developed, and sensitive perception of diversity. Thus
    aware, man is endowed with a natural capability for enact-
    ing internal mental and external physical selectivity.
    Quantitative and qualitative choice-making thus lends
    itself as the superior basis of an active intelligence.

    Human is earth’s Choicemaker. His title describes
    his definitive and typifying characteristic. Recall
    that his other features are but vehicles of experi-
    ence intent on the development of perceptive
    awareness and the following acts of decision and
    choice. Note that the products of man cannot define
    him for they are the fruit of the discerning choice-
    making process and include the cognition of self,
    the utility of experience, the development of value-
    measuring systems and language, and the accultur-
    ation of civilization.

    The arts and the sciences of man, as with his habits,
    customs, and traditions, are the creative harvest of
    his perceptive and selective powers. Creativity, the
    creative process, is a choice-making process. His
    articles, constructs, and commodities, however
    marvelous to behold, deserve neither awe nor idol-
    atry, for man, not his contrivance, is earth’s own
    highest expression of the creative process.

    Human is earth’s Choicemaker. The sublime and
    significant act of choosing is, itself, the Archimedean
    fulcrum upon which man levers and redirects the
    forces of cause and effect to an elected level of qual-
    ity and diversity. Further, it orients him toward a
    natural environmental opportunity, freedom, and
    bestows earth’s title, The Choicemaker, on his
    singular and plural brow.

    Human is earth’s Choicemaker. Psalm 25:12 He is by
    nature and nature’s God a creature of Choice – and of
    Criteria. Psalm 119:30,173 His unique and definitive
    characteristic is, and of Right ought to be, the natural
    foundation of his environments, institutions, and re-
    spectful relations to his fellow-man. Thus, he is orien-
    ted to a Freedom whose roots are in the Order of the
    universe.

    Let us proclaim it. Behold!
    The Season of Generation-Choicemaker Joel 3:14 KJV

    – from The HUMAN PARADIGM

  2. I have no idea what the previous comment on your post was trying to say, but I’m happy to see this blog. Yes they (we) have become insane. Thanks for telling it like it is.

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