Following my article, â€?â€?Debate Communityâ€™ Organizes to Silence Criticâ€”Me!,â€?
a reader wrote me about writer Stephen Whittle (pen name Luke Oâ€™Farrell)
, 41, and his publisher, Simon Shepherd
, 51, â€?the Heretical 2.â€?
They were convicted earlier this month in the UK for writing articles that â€?incited racial hatred.â€? Yes, convicted for writing articles! [While out on bail, awaiting sentencingâ€”NS] They fled to the US seeking asylum and are now sitting in the Santa Ana, CA jail awaiting their immigration hearing. As far as I can tell, their story has gotten zero US media coverage.What I find frightening is that Canada has similar thought crime laws and some groups are trying to get them passed in our country. I think it`s imperative that Americans find out about their case, as it may be a sign of things to come if such laws are passed in the US.
Whittle and Shepherd are not sweethearts. They engage in Holocaust-denial (see the last paragraph of the linked essay)
, they donâ€™t love Jews
(not even me!), and fail to properly celebrate racial minorities.
Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told the jury â€¦
â€?People in this country are entitled to be racist and they are entitled to hold unpleasant points of view, but what they aren`t entitled to do is publish or distribute written material which is insulting, threatening or abusive and is intended to stir up racial hatred or is likely to do so.â€?[Sheppard and Whittle] told the jury that the articles were an attempt to â€?satiriseâ€? political correctness.Sheppard said: â€?You can`t blame a Jewish person for being a Jew, you can`t blame a black person for being black, and you can`t blame a Yorkshireman for being forthright, which I am.â€?
Holocaust denier convicted of trying to incite race hate online
by Rob Preece, Yorkshire Post
, July 12, 2008.
As James Fulford recently reminded
us, America is the only nation with a First Amendment, and yet he, Peter Brimelow, and Paul Craig Roberts have also written since 2000 of prosecutions of whites
that, under the First Amendment, cannot be crimes. A white teenager is sentenced to ten years in prison
for burning a cross, as a protest against black-on-white school assaults; the attackers are not prosecuted. An off-duty, Hispanic sheriffâ€™s deputy gets a white woman arrested and prosecuted for engaging in offensive but protected speech
. A white man is jailed for uttering a racial epithet at a black football referee who had just assaulted his wife
(the referee is not charged, natch).
Such prosecutions are extensions of the elitesâ€™ campaign against ordinary whites that began with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka
, and picked up steam with the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
. In order to disenfranchise and dispossess ordinary whites, since 1964 public and private officials alike have engaged in massive resistance
, violating the14th Amendment and, in the name of civil rights, even the Civil Rights Act! Like the Civil Rights Act, unconstitutional â€?hate crimeâ€?
laws and some British and Canadian laws are written in race-neutral fashion, but wielded as racist brickbats against whites.
Iâ€™ve supported the First Amendment rights of black supremacist Leonard Jeffries, and of Alex â€?Donâ€™t Call Me a Neo-Naziâ€? Linder
. Iâ€™m not afraid of debating ideas with which I disagree, or of countering lies.
Several years ago, I realized that I might one day have to choose between prison and exile from the nation whose citizen I am both by birth and by choice. The greatest danger in America, however, will not be to Holocaust-deniers, but to those who tell the truth.