So it has actually happenned-British author and historian David Irving has been sentenced to three years in an Austrian jail for denying the Holocaust. This assault on Freedom of Speech in a suppossedly culturally advanced European nation would be horrendous enough if it were perpetrated merely against an Austrian citizen, in an Austrian court. But the fact that this is an aspect of internatonal law, that a British citizen could be tried in an Austrian Court on such a trumped up charge, is staggering in it's implications. Regardless of how one feels or comes down on anti-Semitism, White Nationalism, Zionism, or the Holocaust, or any number of such issues, everyone should feel compelled to protest this ill-advised assault on civil liberties.
While all this has transpired, the white nationalist band Prussian Blue-two thirteen year old fraternal twins Lynx and Lamb Gaede-have just been the subject of an extensive profile and interview in the latest edition of Gentleman's Quarterly. Although I dread doing this, I am going to try and correctly include in the title of the post a link to the article. The link URL itself is about as long as the damn article so I will probably mess it up at least once-patience, please).
But these two concurrent events brings up an interesting hypothesis. Could the mother of the twins, April Gaede, be prosecuted acording to international law? Could the twins themselves be subject for prosecution when they "come of age"?
After all, it has been said the name "Prussian Blue" is the colloquial name for the pigment which should have been found in far more abundant quantities on the walls of the gas chambers where six million Jews were allegedly gassed, if this were indeed the case, as the gas contained as a component a compound that would have produced this color on the walls.
Finally, could the leaders of the White Nationalist movements, such as StormFront, the Ku Klux Klan, etc., be indicted-again, under international law-for denying the holocaust, in addition to any variety of their non-conformist, at times rather bizarre, beliefs?
It's a chilling thought, and one that incidentally plays probably right into the hands of any numbers of these leaders and their followers. After all, everybody loves, and needs, a martyr, hell, all the great world movements have at least one.
Let's take for example Jesus Christ, to many the ultimate martyr. Frankly, I have serious misgivings about him, the idea that he was the virgin born Son of God being the least of them. My main suspicion concerning him is that he was not an actual living, historical person, may in fact have originally been a pagan God, a pre-Judaized Galillean (yes, the Galilleans were originally pagans before being forcibly converted to Judaism by the Jewish King Aristobulus,less than one hundred years before the purported birth of Jesus). He may have in fact been a Gallillean version of Bacchus, or Osirus, or Adonis.etc. My little theory simply proposes that the original Priethood to the pagan God, having been forced underground immediately following the forced conversion to Judaism, re-emerged decades later with a suitably Judaized covering.
Okay, so what, one may ask, is the point? Simply put, is it possibly that I could one day be prosecuted for propounding and promoting this theory? After all,former President Clinton has according to some sources recently gone on record as saying that freedom of speech does not give anybody the right to insult other peoples religions. Well, couldn't my theory be interpreted as much an insult to mainstream Christianity, to say nothing of the more radical fringes of it, as a Danish cartoon of the prophet Muhammed wearing a turban with a bomb could be seen as an insult to Islam?
Where does it all end? In the GQ magazine article I cited, there is a brief mention of the Gaede sisters grandfather, Bill Gaede, a rancher who utilizes as his brand the swastika. It describes how one day, taking note of how a tree near his property was starting to attract daily and growing visitors due to it's suppssed resemblance to the Virgin Mary, took a chainsaw to the tree and cut it down.
Shocking? Hell, that sounds like something I might do over a bad weekend. Over a good one I might rope it off and charge admission to it, particularly if it were on my property, or I might insist that it is acutally an image of Athene. Whatever the case,would I be subject to prosecution on the grounds of religous insensitivity in some European Court? Not in this day and time one might assert. But the future is always just one day removed from the present, ultimatly, when you really stop to think about it. Just one step, one day, at a time.
I wish the Gaede twins well. They are cute, they are talented-though they need to work on it (but so did Ozzy) and more to the point, they got moxy (a Jewish word, I think, ironically). It's the moxy, unfortunately, that, while making them endearing, will also get them into trouble.
I'm still hoping they will eventually evolve beyond the white nationalist gig, which has limited entertainment value at best, though not that they should embrace a multi-culturalist ideal. They should remain true adherents to white European culture, and promoters of same, if that is and remains their inclinations. Nothing wrong with that, in fact, it is admirable, so long as it does evolve into the positive aspects of white culture,and away from the negative aspects of race baiting and xenophobia so typical of a great many of their fellow white nationalists.
But even if they do not evolve beyond this, what they say and write is still, or should be, protected speech. It is abhorent to me that they have been vicimized over the course of the last few months by evidently grown men and women who spew such vile hatred and venom their way they had to moderate their web pages. Even a photo blog of their little step-sister Dresden-a toddler-was subject to harrassment. One incredibly stupid person even went so far as to send the girls, over the Internet, a cartoon featuring a cookie monster stuffing a cookie into the vagina of a horrified young girl. They have been told they should be raped by blacks, they should be killed, etc.-all by people who, by the way, object to their "hate" and racist views. Incredible!
This is the kind of thinking that enables manipulation of the ignorant masses by governments intent on controlling "the sheeple". Feed into their fears, their hatreds, and their prejudices, and in this remarkably bizarre time in which we live, make them think they are on the side of goodness and morality, against hatred and prejudice. And it might be coming to a country near you, thanks to a concept called interntional law,and the international criminal courts.