COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The leader of Danish far-right party Stram Kurs, lawyer Rasmus Paludan, was disbarred from the legal profession and sentenced to three months in jail on Thursday after being found guilty of racism.
Stram Kurs (Hard Line) was close to getting into parliament in the last election in Denmark with a policy based on banning Islam and deporting hundreds of thousands of Muslims.
Paludan first came to public attention in 2017 when he started making anti-Muslim Youtube videos. His stunts have included publicly burning the Koran, sometimes wrapped in bacon, in what he said was a tribute to free speech.
Paludan was sentenced to 14 days of conditional imprisonment in 2019 for racist speech. He will now face one month of imprisonment with two additional months of suspended sentence after being found guilty of 14 different accounts of racism, defamation and hazardous driving.
Additionally, as part of his sentence, Paludan was disbarred for three years, had his driver’s licence suspended for one year and was fined around 40,000 Danish crowns ($6,012.23), the district court said in a statement.
Paludan denied all charges.
($1 = 6.65 Danish crowns)
So now we have it. If you say things which are against the government policy on immigration, it will be deemed “racist”, possibly the most flexible word in the English language since someone first yelled “F**k!” and you will be jailed for that nebulous term.
A term which has now come to mean defending the right of white people to exist. In case anyone was unsure. As we wrote in this article on the totalitarian two step, the mob who seems to dictate the fluid and ever leftward moving replacement for law that we now don’t enjoy, “Silence is violence”. So not standing up and vocally supporting the leftist point of view on all matters, especially the rhetorical nuke issue of “racism” is now also a crime.
At the moment its a crime that gets you fired, ostracized, and if you have a public reputation, it will be dismantled and reconstructed for you, even if you were on the vanguard of the left an hour ago like JK Rawlings. A woman who in no small way is partly responsible for the advancement of a Marxist replacement for freedom and rule of law, and was herself run over by the dialectic machinery she helped create.
It is asking too much of anyone that Rasmus continues to run for Parliament after this. But I sincerely hope he does. Freedom of speech is too important to let go. Especially when it has been shut down in such a Soviet/Cuban/Chinese manner. Words now mean whatever the government needs them to mean in order to jail all opposition to government policy.
This is what they have been trying to do to Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen for years with gross distortions of law and process. To take what was their actual job description as opposition members of their respective legislatures, and make them criminals for doing exactly what they were elected to do.
Criticizing immigration is no different than criticizing any other government portfolio except that immigration is more important than most, because it shapes the future of the country.
And there you have the why of it all.
Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.
The following video is from March of this year, 2020