Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The revenge of History



David Irving speaking at a rally of neo-Nazis in Germany several years ago. The banner behind I think reads 'The Truth will set you Free'. How apt - if Irving had not told lies about the Holocaust and about Hitler he would still be free and possibly still considered an historian. As it is, he became a Nazi sympathiser, a 'falsifier of history' and a Holocaust denier. Never mind jail, this Hitler worshipper deserves to rot in hell.

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At 1:27 pm, Anonymous David Duff said...

Well, at least we know where *you* stand on freedom of speech!

 
At 2:14 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Yes, I don't want to ever see it trampled underfoot again as it was in Nazi Germany!

 
At 2:58 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

Just read that a proper historian (of anarchism) -Paul Avrich has died. RIP. See:

http://normblog.typepad.com/normblog/2006/02/paul_avrich_193.html

 
At 11:26 pm, Blogger maps said...

Share your sentiments about Irving but the state should not decide what can and can't be said.

 
At 1:36 am, Blogger Snowball said...

Maps - Where did I (explicitly) say it should?

 
At 9:47 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was what was written over the gates of Dachau wasn't it

 
At 10:03 am, Blogger Martin Wisse said...

Notice how that slogan explicitely refers the slogan found at concentration camps, "Arbeit Macht Frei".

Nasty.

 
At 9:27 pm, Blogger Snowball said...

True.

More sickeningly, 'Arbeit Macht Frei' means something 'Work Makes you Free' - which is actually a Marxist idea utilised by the Nazis (National 'Socialists' remember).

 
At 11:18 pm, Blogger ragged trousered pessimist said...

"Well, at least we know where *you* stand on freedom of speech!"

I stand in the same place as anyone with any humanity - free speech is not freedom to express or incite hatred. My only regret is that Griffin and Collett are not currently rotting in prison as well.

 

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