[OT] who wrote this
brett at net24.co.nz
Sun Nov 25 17:48:43 PST 2007
Erich Dollansky wrote:
> eBoundHost: Artur wrote:
>> I don't know any soft way to say this. The man, Hitler, was the most
>> evil person that our generation has ever witnessed. The things he did
> this is why he has to be quoted so people see from where certain ideas
> I live in a country where many things are - knowingly or unknowingly -
> copied from this guy.
>> What really gets me is the fact that this is one of the examples put
>> on the FreeBSD page. I'm all for freedom and libertarian ideals, but
> You can promote freedom only if you are able to describe the opposite.
>> I don't want to outlaw anything, but have some good taste. Learn to
>> moderate yourselves, this is what "freedom" is all based on, being
>> good to others.
> You must make people aware. If people are not aware - this was the
> most common excuse of Germans after the war - they will never ever
> support any actions against something.
>> I would appreciate if someone would help me find the person who can
>> help to modify the text on this page.
> I hope, you will not find this person.
> Just for your information. Parts of my family were active against
> Hitler until the collapse of the Third Reich.
> I think, that you are not able to understand the possible unawareness
> if you have not experienced it just after 1945. A very high percentage
> of Germans simply could not imagine or did not believe what was going
> on around them.
> Surpressing even quotes like them here, is the first step to make
> people feel as they live in a perfect world.
To give another reason against supression of quotes is that you tend to
emulate the actions of the people's ideas that you wished suppressed.
"The opinion of this person/group is not worthy of being spread" is but
the thin edge of a fascist wedge.
It effectively states that you know better than the rest of us and that
you are entitled to prevent others from learning/doing something in
their "best interests".
I wish more people would think about that before attempting to meddle in
what others are allowed to do.
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