Guys like Noam Chomsky claim other mass genocides never happened. However stupid they are, they're protected by the 1st amendment
If stupidity was contagious, I would be a conservative.In Germany, it is forbidden by law to publicly deny the holocaust happened (Volksverhetzung, roughly "incitement of the masses"). Is that immoral? In light of our history, we know that these people more often serve an agenda of disinformation of the public, than merely protecting personal beliefs. Every disinformant will find followers, who will refuse to be educated. If the world was good, we could educate these people by presenting facts and rational arguments. But human nature is not such. Stupidity is contagious. Sometimes we must have laws protecting humans from their own fallible nature. In this case, outspoken denial of historical facts is not an opinion, it is a danger. If such laws are deemed unconstitutional in the US, so be it. All I can say is that Germany today has one of the lowest rates of racially motivated hate crime in Europe, including the former socialist states.
This has to be the most ridiculous questions ever posed here, what exactly is the point?
BTW, did Chomsky actually claim it didn't happen? I knew he was lower than a snake's belly but I didn't know he went that low.
FinnMacCool said:That's been floating around the internet for years.
FinnMacCool said:It's absolute bullshit. I actually listened to the audio of that interview and it's not at all like right wingers make it out to be.
FinnMacCool said:He is one of the greatest leftist thinkers of our time so, of course, people will jump on the opportunity to sieze something to criticize him for. Of course, they've only gotten one on him.
FinnMacCool said:If you had more, you would probably have a more compelling argument.
FinnMacCool said:BTw, if you want you should start an anti Chomsky thread. I realize that this was a shot at me but it would be nice if you could do it elsewhere.
FinnMacCool said:No he didn't but if you look him up on right wing websites, then you will find that he did=, which you surely will be doing.
Navy Pride said:This thread makes absolutely no sense and will go down in this forum as one of the most stupid of all time.......
FinnMacCool said:He is one of the greatest leftist thinkers of our time so, of course, people will jump on the opportunity to sieze something to criticize him for.