Friday, March 18, 2016

Geert Wilder's Blasphemy Trial Begins

Lights out, Eurabia. 

The whole "case" is this:

"The case against Wilders, who was acquitted in 2011 of insulting Islam, centers on comments made before and after 2014 local elections. At one party meeting he asked supporters whether they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, drawing them into the chant of "Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!"

"We'll take care of it," he replied."

Meanwhile, the defense lawyer makes the case for sanity. My prediction that this will be to no avail, because by the time you are on the defense, you've lost. It must be offence, offence, offence.

"Wilders' defense lawyer, Geert-Jan Knoops, said freedom of expression is "the last freedom Mr. Wilders has left." The lawmaker has lived with around-the clock protection for more than a decade because of repeated death threats."

Why am I pessimistic? 

Here's the position of the government: nails in the coffin of liberty. 

"Prosecutor Wouter Bos said the case pits two key pillars of the Dutch constitution against one another: A ban on discrimination and the right to freedom of expression."

"The importance of freedom of speech is great," he said. "It is one of the essential elements of our democratic society." But, he added, "freedom of speech is not absolute."

Everything before the "but" is a lie. 

Freedom of speech must be absolute, because without it your freedom is finite.