Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Canada Bans some Historical Opinions

Thomas Dalton writes:
On April 8, it was announced that Canada would soon be joining an illustrious club: the enlightened nations of the world that have elected to ban so-called Holocaust denial. Depending on how one interprets the law, there are currently 18 nations that either explicitly ban “Holocaust denial” (including Germany, Austria, France, Israel, Italy, Poland, Hungary, and Russia) or generically ban “denial of genocide” (Switzerland and Lichtenstein). Canada would then be the nineteenth nation in this honor roll of obsequiousness.

Canada’s action comes not long after the UN General Assembly approved a related resolution, A/76/L.30, on 22 January 2022, “condemning” such denial.

He goes on to explain that most of the denial is centered around several technical issues where there is genuine historical dispute.

I will not quote them here, as I do not want to get banned in Canada or Europe. I also have no expertise.

As Dalton says, no one denies that millions of Jews died in the hands of the German Nazis. However, these laws make it clear that (1) there are aspects to the story that do not hold up to scrutiny; and (2) political interests require that certain falsehoods be maintained.

These censorship laws are only ever passed to suppress truths, as there are better ways to rebut falsehoods.


JERUSALEM, May 2 (Reuters) - Israel lambasted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for claiming Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins, saying it was an "unforgivable" falsehood that debased the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust. ...

"Such lies are intended to accuse the Jews themselves of the most horrific crimes in history that were committed against them," Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said in a statement.

"The use of the Holocaust of the Jewish people for political purposes must stop immediately," he added. ...

U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken weighed in later on the comments by his Russian counterpart saying it was "incumbent on the world to speak out against such vile, dangerous rhetoric."

Okay, I can agree with stopping to use the Jewish Holocaust for political purposes. But apparenly Blinken does not agree, and says it is important to speak out against speculation about Hitler's origins.

On the subject of history, the leaked abortion opinion says that the pro-abortion opinions have been lying about the history of abortion law for 50 years. While there is a lot of Democrat criticism of the result, I will be interested to see if anyone rebuts the reasoning of the leaked opinion. The NY Times already has about ten articles on the subject, but nothing defending the disputed reasoning of Roe v Wade.

Also, it is interesting to see everyone on the Left call this a women's issue, when current leftist dogma is that men can get pregnant. Do they think a pregnant man has a right to an abortion, or not?

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