Ahoi, Piraten-Partei!

Bodo Thiesen made a big mistake. Granted, I don’t know him at all, have never heard the name before. But now I read that he first was so daring as to joining the fledgling German political party “Die Piraten” (The Pirates, indeed), and then he is said to have made the following blasphemous remark in an email sent to one of the party’s mailing lists in the summer of 2009:

“Well, until a few months ago I thought that those who ‘deny Auschwitz’ were merely adolescent loonies. But back then I hadn’t yet read Germar Rudolf. Sorry, but the book makes an impression – at least when you approach it objectively.”

The party’s attempt to throw him out failed recently for formal reasons, as the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported on April 17, 2012, but they at least stripped Thiesen off the positions he had held in that party.

I don’t know which of my books Thiesen was referring to, but I assume that his assessment is valid for all of them. If you doubt it, check it out! Many of them can be downloaded as free pdf files in both German and English. But the reason why I’m writing this has nothing to do with my books. This Thiesen case shows once more that a political party can be successful in Germany only if they are against free speech, against a free exchange of ideas and against equals rights for Germans, that is: the right to investigate and interprete their own past as they damn well please. The Pirates are just another one of those absolutely superfluous political forces in Germany which are helping to dig the grave of their nation and people. Their motto “Die Gedanken sind frei” (Thoughts are free) is a bad joke. We all have freedom of thought. What we need is freedom of public expression!

A certain Alan Nothnagle, by the way, used the affair to slander me in a blog entry where he called me a “neo-Nazi,” which is untrue. Either he is ignorant of my political views, or else he is lying. In either case he should better not touch his keyboard next time he feels like writing anything about me.