Re: [linux-audio-user] (Well OT now) Re: POLL: Marketing Free Music

From: Michael T D Nelson <m_nels@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Mon Mar 13 2006 - 11:23:52 EET

Jan Depner wrote:
> On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 17:18 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Sunday 12 March 2006 15:55, Lee Revell wrote:
>>>On Sun, 2006-03-12 at 09:11 -0800, Maluvia wrote:
>>>>>Yes, and one such absolute value is "free speech".
>>>>Tell that to David Irving.
>>>Yes, it's unfortunate that he was locked up. Most Americans are
>>>appalled by it. Holocaust deniers are free to make idiots out of
>>>themselves in the US.

[stuff written by Gene snipped]

> Gene,
> The article in question stated that the guy had said in 1989 that he
> didn't believe that the Holocaust was actually as bad as portrayed and
> that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. He said at the recent
> trial that after he had read Eichmann's diary he had reformed his
> opinion and now believed that the Holocaust was as portrayed by most
> mainstream historians and that there were gas chambers at Auschwitz.

And then he came out of court and promptly altered his opinion again.

"Given the ruthless efficiency of the Germans, if there was an
extermination programme to kill all the Jews, how come so many
survived?" he said.

When asked whether there was an organised programme to exterminate the
Jews in Europe, overseen by Hitler, Irving told Today: "That is
absolutely wrong and nobody can justify that. "

> He
> seems to be one of those people who needs indisputable evidence to buy
> into something. At least he is intelligent enough to look at proof and
> change his opinion.

Really? I don't believe that he's changed his mind at all. His story
changes in court, then it changes again the minute he steps outside. Hmm...

> Of course, they're still putting him in prison for
> three years which, in my opinion, is dumb as a door knob.

Well, not everyone believes that "freedom of speech" is more important
than everything else.

He broke the law publicly. What do you expect them to do?

Received on Mon Mar 13 12:15:06 2006

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