Originally posted by kauskau
Tell me one thing besides denying the holocaust (which in my eyes is totally RIGHT to be forbidden) which is an act against free speech?
Well, one thing does pop into mind : the use of the Svastika (I am using the Lithuanian Spelling). Throughout Germany and, by legislation,
throughout the EU, the use and display of the Svastika are all but prohibited. Why?
Oh yeah..... now I remember..... an Austrian madman usurped
the symbol -- an ancient symbol -- from the Baltic people: the Prussians, the
Lithuanians and the Latvians. The Svastika is a symbol of luck. It is the symbol of the ancient Baltic God of Thunder, Perkunas (akin to Norse
mythology's Thor). Many other cultures and religions across the globe also have claimed the Svastika as their own.
The Svastika, until it was used by the Nazi's, had never had any bad or evil connotation. For centuries....for millennium ... the Svastika had been
used as peaceful, religious symbol, yet, relatively speaking, in a blink of an eye, Hitler's use of the Svastika denigrated it and made it something
Why wasn't the Mercedes Benz "star" logo made illegal? Why wasn't the Volkwagen logo made illegal? Why wasn't the Krupp "rings" logo made
illegal? What about Siemens? I.G. Farben? All of those companies and their corporate symbols and logos had far more to directly do with the evils
of Nazi-ism than the Svastika.
In the same breath, one might ponder why the hammer and sickle or star symbols of Stalinist Communism and the the Soviet Union have not been
similarly banned. After all, if one were to keep track, the death toll would eclipse that of the Nazi's. But, I suppose, who's counting?
The point I'm making is that free speech IS being denied. Free discussion IS being denied. Why? ..... for the sake of Political Correctness.
Anyway, you asked for an example of censorship....... here's one.