posted on Jul, 3 2016 @ 11:43 AM
I am not suggesting that Ernst spoke about the holocaust and was jailed for doing such.
It even has it's own emotionally catchy label of "holocaust-denial".
War, is horrible. Death, is horrible. Genocide, is horrible.
But merely questioning the official history book story being a jailable offense? Yes, this is the definition of Thought Crime.
The man has a thought, and publishes it. That thought is not approved by the society he is in. He is sentenced to jail.
How could that be anything BUT thought crime? He did no physical harm, he did not commit larceny. He spoke his mind.
You know, ManFromEurope, I have a few very good friends from Germany. One, is a good man from Frankfurt. Younger, maybe 35. Another, is a woman I
know from Berlin. East Berlin, as she was born before the wall fell, and was 18 when it came down. She experienced both sides of the reality of that
wall. What I take away from my friendships with these two is that their response to anything about the Nazi party is one of communal shame. My male
friend...I remember perfectly well...I mentioned an article in Der Spiegel about Hitler that had just been released in conversation. Admittedly, I
was curious as to his reaction....his thoughts, observations, and feelings about it. His reaction, was dramatic. His face physically changed. His
demeanor, his cadence of speech changed. Yet, he had *nothing* at all to do with the Nazi crimes of WWII other than cultural lineage.
Personally, I believe this is indoctrinated shame. The words you typed, could have been from his lips.
I'd hope you can try to look at this without emotion. Without the shame. This topic as a whole speaks more to Thought Crime than the horrible
events that occurred during WWII, regardless of the perpetrator.
As a modern day German citizen.... is this the reality you really want? A reality that you too could be convicted of a crime for merely having a
different thought, or for questioning the "facts" presented to you?