THESE people are
obsessed, and should seek help; I feel
inclined to shout, Go get a
Life! Except that they might
misread that as Go Take a Life
-- "Kill Tryl!"
without "holocaust denial", whatever
that is, this Institute would have no
Just as the security
services of Europe have had their eyes
fixed on the "extremist right" ever
since Joseph Stalin died, and
then the Berlin Wall came down, and
their jobs were threatened.
One almost feels
sorry for them. Almost, but not
And what are we to
make of this pricless piece of
report found that Holocaust-denial
activity increased worldwide in 2007,
following a lull in 2006 due to the
imprisonment of leading denier David
Irving, in Austria.
How on earth did they prove that?
"Due to" -- did these selfless scholars
stand in white lab smocks in Fifth
Avenue with clipboards, blinking
through their thick-lensed glasses and
flagging down pedestrians?
"Is your Holocaust
Denial level Up or Down,
Shocking. Why would that be?"
"Oh, Mr Irving's
release from solitary confinement in a
two-centuries old Viennese jail is to
blame is it?"
(Right, we'll soon fix
AS for the European Union urging
"all its member-states to adopt
legislation prohibiting Holocaust
denial" - what would we think if the US
Congress adopted legislation
prohibiting historians from speculating
about Pearl Harbor, or September 11,