Monday, January 19, 2015

French Rein in Speech Backing Acts of Terror

From the New York Times:

34-year-old man who on Saturday hit a car while drunk, injured the other driver and subsequently praised the acts of the gunmen when the police detained him was sentenced Monday to four years in prison.

More here.

Vive la France! The greatest defender of free speech in the entire universe, throughout all history going back to the Big Bang! Je suis France! Vive la République!

The hypocrisy underneath this whole "Je suis Charlie" thing is just nothing short of astonishing.  I mean, in France, Holocaust denial is a crime.  As deplorable as denying the Holocaust is, if you throw someone in jail for it, you are NOT a defender of free speech.

The West is once again on a narcissistic kick of self-righteousness.  Look out world.  When that happens, historically, people get killed.