Gestapo is Back: German Homes Raided Over Facebook Posts

Via The Daily Bell

Germany has taken its war on “hate speech,” also known as free speech, to the people.

Already Germany has pretty strict laws against citizens using Nazi symbols and denying that the Holocaust happened. Apparently, lawmakers miss the irony of going full Gestapo on citizens for free speech, as offensive as it may be.

But they are not stopping there. The German government has raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful posting on social media.

Most of the raids concerned politically motivated right-wing incitement, according to the Federal Criminal Police Office, whose officers conducted home searches and interrogations. But the raids also targeted two people accused of left-wing extremist content, as well as one person accused of making threats or harassment based on someone’s sexual orientation.

“The still high incidence of punishable hate posting shows a need for police action,” Holger Münch, president of the Federal Criminal Police Office, said in a statement. “Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet.”

In order to keep our society free, we must severely restrict the freedom of the people. War is peace, hate is love, and so on and so forth.

You would think that given Germany’s history they would understand the utmost importance of open discussion and debate.

There was a time when children were turning in their parents for what was said in their own homes against the German Nazi government. People were afraid to speak their minds, have political discussions, or debate important issues because there were so many spies around who would gladly turn them into the government.

That is why the Nazis were able to take their insane philosophy so far. People were restricted from talking about it and criticizing the government.

With the internet, the government can simply hear and see for themselves what thought crimes are being committed, especially when people decide to post them on social media. But why shouldn’t people be allowed to be offensive on social media? Sometimes only by poking and prodding do we get to the crux of an issue. There is a place in society for all types of discourse, and when the government gets to define what constitutes “hate speech” they will simply label their enemies’ language as such.

By “right wing extremist” what German authorities really mean is anyone who questions the immigration policies of the Europe, or thinks differently than the general population. Literally simply insulting someone, or talking trash can make you liable for five years in prison in Germany. According to section 130 of their criminal code (emphasis added):

(1) Whoever, in a manner that is capable of disturbing the public peace:

1. incites hatred against segments of the population or calls for violent or arbitrary measures against them; or

2. assaults the human dignity of others by insulting, maliciously maligning, or defaming segments of the population,

shall be punished with imprisonment from three months to five years.

(2) Whoever:

1. with respect to writings (Section 11 subsection (3)), which incite hatred against segments of the population or a national, racial or religious group, or one characterized by its folk customs, which call for violent or arbitrary measures against them, or which assault the human dignity of others by insulting, maliciously maligning or defaming segments of the population or a previously indicated group:

a) disseminates them;

b) publicly displays, posts, presents, or otherwise makes them accessible;

c) offers, gives or makes accessible to a person under eighteen years; or

(d) produces, obtains, supplies, stocks, offers, announces, commends, undertakes to import or export them, in order to use them or copies obtained from them within the meaning of numbers a through c or facilitate such use by another; or

2. disseminates a presentation of the content indicated in number 1 by radio,

shall be punished with imprisonment for not more than three years or a fine.

And while the German government wages this war against citizens on one front, they force companies like Facebook and Google to wage it on another front. Facebook could be fined over $50 million, based on a new German law, for each time they fail to remove “hate speech” within 24 hours.

It’s hard to see this as very different from the restrictive nature of German society during the Nazi era, at least when it comes to freedom of speech. It has become dangerous for an individual to speak their mind lest it is labeled hate speech simply for going against the mainstream. And it has become expensive for companies to not play along with the government’s game of oppression against the people. Look to history to see what these conditions can lead to.

The rest of the world would do well to take a good look at what Germany is doing. Any efforts to curb “hate speech” in America will take on the same arbitrary standards defined by the government which will endanger any opponents to the government guilty only of free speech.

Comments

Juliette yomutti2 Sun, 07/02/2017 - 03:55 Permalink

Then the Gestapo will kick down your door at 5 AM, drag you out of your bed and put their jackboots into your neck while they turn your home into chaos by going thru everything violently, like emptying drawers or sifting thru books for little paper snippets hidden in them, then throwing it all on the floor .. oh, and they will confiscate every PC, laptop, Mac, HDD, iphone, smartphone, SD-card, thumb drive, CD, DVD etc. they can find ... "to secure the data evidence" ... and if you use encryption you better not write the keys down, cause they will find that paper, too.

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HenryKissinger… (not verified) wildbad Mon, 07/03/2017 - 08:58 Permalink

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King of Ruperts Land Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:53 Permalink

These laws are always used used in one direction and that is the direction to protect wickedness. Why couldn't this law be used to arrest gay pride paraders or editors of a gay magazine or the printers or importers of the Koran? Those activities incite hatred.

I never thought it would come to this, but If WW III involves killing Krouts, Perverts or Orthodox Muslims, then count me in.

Truth Eater Sat, 07/01/2017 - 16:52 Permalink

It goes beyond the truth that liberalism is a mental illness.  It is even deeper- a spiritual sickness.  Those who hate the truth will concoct all sorts of ways to constrict those who speak the truth.

smacker Squilliam Fancyson Sun, 07/02/2017 - 04:07 Permalink

Yes, you're right. Here's some info on "ponerization".  And here's a clip:

  • "Ponerization is the influence of pathological people on individuals and groups whereby they develop acceptance of pathological reasoning and values."

Put another way, people lose the ability to differentiate between right & wrong, good & bad, correct & incorrect etc and become automatons of their psychopathic manipulators.

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Squilliam Fancyson smacker Sun, 07/02/2017 - 04:57 Permalink

And here some revealing info about the Polish author of the "ponerization" study:Lobaczewski studied psychology ... in Cracow ... The conditions under Communist rule turned his attention to matters of psychopathology and in particular to the role of psychopaths in such a governmental system...Finally, when suspected by the political authorities of knowing too much in the matter of the pathological nature of the system, he was forced to burn the manuscript of the collected research ... A second version of this manuscript was assembled and sent to the Vatican in care of a tourist acting as courier. No word was ever received about the fate of this document

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smacker Squilliam Fancyson Sun, 07/02/2017 - 06:55 Permalink

It's a pity that computers didn't exist in the days of Lobaczewski in Poland because his manuscript could have existed in digital form and copied a 1,000 times.I think it's right to say that any government, whether of the old East/West variety in the Cold War or even today is stuffed full of people who have more or less psychopathic traits. On the Prof Hare analysis scale, a person rates between 0-40, 0 being a spineless gutless dormat that everybody walks over and 40 being a full-on flat-out dangerous psychopath. In practice v/few people exist at either end and most people reside somewhere along that scale. But successful leaders/politicians/despots and cult leaders always score above 20, many even above 30 and are extremely manipulative people. Hannibal Lecter in the Hollywood movies scored about 35! Mao and Pol Pot and most of the other 20th century maniacs would score 35-40.Recognising a psychopath is difficult unless one knows what to look for and most people don't and often put another person's behaviour down to something trivial and simple, eg; "he's an odd sort of bloke etc" without realising that that person has identifiable psychopathic traits. 

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WTFUD Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:00 Permalink

Arbeit macht frei!

. . . . and the MSM call Le Pen Fascist, when everyone with an ounce of grey matter understands by definition, it's these very Media vermin, colluding with Government who are the real fascists.

First they mock you . . .

We Are The Priests Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:04 Permalink

“Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet.”What and where is this "free society" that you speak of.  Please, point me in the right direction because I really would like to live there.

TheRideNeverEnds Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:06 Permalink

Were the policies of Nazi germany really insane?

Do you even know what they were about?

Seems the author has not yet woken up to the reality that Hitler was right and "The Holocaust(tm)" is war propaganda. Some of most effective propaganda ever made, North Korea tier. Mostly because the Jews won WW2 so they got to keep it up for almost a hundred years now. It's engrained into westerners nearly from birth. Ever wonder why it's illegal in over two dozen country's to question it? Or why there is one group above all other you are not allowed to criticize under any circumstance?

ebear Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:21 Permalink

Turn their own weapons against them. Bring a class suit against Islam on behalf of everyone harmed by their extremism.  Introduce the Koran into evidence and you're bound to win.  It is, after all, hate literature of the most virulent kind.Read it.  See if you don't agree.Having said that, it goes without saying I'll not be visiting Germany any time soon, unless it's in a Russian tank of course...heh.

LOL123 Sat, 07/01/2017 - 17:46 Permalink

"You would think that given Germany’s history they would understand the utmost importance of open discussion and debate."....The German people do understand that but they keep voting in a communist ok... Former communist how could things be any different?The definition of insanity it repeating the same things over and over but expecting different results. This is also called predictive programing. They have the history of complete control in one person and lost everything, so now the other extreme seems helpful a little freedom gives them a little choice. They are like abused children ... They vote for what is familar...tyranny.All those former East Germans vote too and they are still in Berlin Germany.

MPJones Sat, 07/01/2017 - 18:05 Permalink

It is very sad but this type of behaviour obviously comes naturally to the Germans. I am sure it doesn't help that they are led by a communist brought up and probably psychologically damaged in the then German Democratic Republic.