Sunday, 6 June 2010

I see the Thought Police are out in force, again...

I thought this was quite funny. If Erlinder wants to deny the existence of something, then so, what? I tell you what: there was no genocide in Rwanda, a claim I can make confidently, because I have no evidence that it ever happened, outside of third party reports. Now, if only I could afford the airfare to Rwanda...

US professor charged with genocide denial

People say violent things, all the time. And some of them say these things without even realizing they're violent, because in the circles that they move, such things are "normal". But it doesn't matter if one uses honeyed words - they don't justify anything, if the outcome is "wrong".

And didn't the CIA have the opportunity to block Hutu propoganda, but declined?


Ana said...

Hi Matt!
Missing you!!!!!!!
"This week, Rwandan police reported that Erlinder had attempted suicide while being held."
Oh, Mr Erlinder attempted suicide.
I don't think he did.
You have many interesting posts.
I will try to catch up.

Radagast said...

Ana: A strange story, isn't it? I don't like this mind control thing that people seem to like to do... There appears to be a list of things that one may not discuss, or if one does discuss them, then one must come to the approved conclusion. Some of the items on this list are acknowledged as verboten, others are not. To me, it is irrelevant whether or not the genocide took place, and the fact that Erlinder argues that it did not does not change the fact that it either did, or didn't happen, as the case may be.

I don't know about Erlinder's suicide attempt; it's impossible to know how a charge of this seriousness, coupled with incarceration, would affect Erlinder - and it is a subjective thing, after all; we're not discussing whether "most people" would be affected in this way, but Erlinder alone.

I dunno: people are fucking weird, and the less I know about them, the better, I think!