Rowan Atkinson on Freedom of Speech from 2012

At least one well known and successful celebrity in the Western World was ready to come to the defence of the very freedoms that gave him the shot at that very success.

Although this was 2012, and although yes, this website made a very big deal about it at the time, Xanthippa’s reminder of it is timely and it is well worth another view. For those who haven’t yet seen it, it is compulsory.

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  1. German do-gooders rediscover the principle of “degenerate art” — The renowned painter Axel Krause was purged from an art gallery —
    The Leipzig gallery Kleindienst has broken up with its artist Axel Krause.
    The gallery neither wants to share nor support Krause’s political views. “And that’s basically what you do when you give him a showroom,” explained gallery owner Christian Seyde in an interview with the broadcaster MDR KULTUR. Several posts by Axel Krause on his private Facebook profile were the trigger. Here he spoke about refugee policy and described it, among other things, as “illegal mass immigration”. At the request of MDR KULTUR, Axel Krause defended his statements and stressed that he would not let his mouth be shut.”I have elected a party that has seats in the German Bundestag. By the way, I agree with the majority of Saxons. And to be practically excluded in return – that’s a pretty problematic matter.” The Kleindienst Gallery on the premises of the Leipzig cotton spinning mill has been working with Axel Krause for years. In 2005 she presented the artist’s first solo exhibition. Axel Krause is considered an artist of the New Leipzig School.
    Krause comments on this scandal as follows:
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  2. Quoting Obama on the value of free speech? Really?! Is Atkinson aware of what a champion of suppression of free speech he is? Apparently so.

    Oh, Rowan. So right, and yet so wrong. Seeing so clearly through your microscope, but blind when seeing what’s under your nose.

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