Other German courts convicted pro-lifers for saying that in abortion clinics, life unworthy of living is being killed, because this terminology evoked Hitlers euthanasia program, which used the same language. In 2005, a German pro-lifer, Günter Annen, was sentenced to 50 days in jail for saying Stop unjust [rechtswidrige] abortions in [medical] practice, because, according to the court, the expression unjust is understood by laymen as meaning illegal, which abortions are not.
We all think of Germany as a nation that removed itself from fascism after World War 2.
I submit, however, that Europe's tendency to live its history as opposed to studying it, is at work here. The Germans may have distanced themselves from Nazism in particular, but they are what they are. And they don't realistically believe that they could ever be anything else; therefore they won't be.
Statism is very much alive and well in the Fatherland.
posted on 06/25/2007 1:28:41 PM PDT
The people who are being charged are saying that Germany is going down the same road of perdition as it did in the 1930’s, yet they are being charged with the same laws outlawing the denial of the evils of the regime of the 1930’s-1945. What am I missing here?
posted on 06/25/2007 7:25:19 PM PDT
by Fred Hayek
(Liberalism is a mental disorder)
And they don't realistically believe that they could ever be anything else; therefore they won't be.
Ah, but they *will* be something else. They'll be Muslim.
posted on 06/25/2007 8:16:34 PM PDT
by Charles Martel
(The Tree of Liberty thirsts.)
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