Thursday, August 27, 2015

When the subject of the Fairly-Socialized Multi-Cultural Paradise of Sweden comes up,

refer them to this.  And this.  I'd heard it was bad, but damn.

Also, next time someone starts that "Hate speech should not be protected under the 1st Amendment!" crap, after you ask them just who'll decide what 'hate speech' is, make sure they got to this part of the second link:
This remark led to Michael Hess being charged with "denigration of ethnic groups" [hets mot folkgrupp], a crime in Sweden.
...During his trial, he provided evidence of how sharia law deals with rape, and statistics to indicate that Muslims are vastly overrepresented among perpetrators of rape in Sweden. However, the court decided that facts were irrelevant:
"The Court [Tingsrätten] notes that the question of whether or not Michael Hess's pronouncement is true, or appeared to be true to Michael Hess, has no bearing on the case. Michael Hess's statement must be judged based on its timing and context. ... At the time of the offense, Michael Hess referred neither to established research nor to Islamic sources. It was only in connection with his indictment that Michael Hess tried to find support in research and religious writings. The Court therefore notes that Michael Hess's pronouncement was obviously not a part of any reasoned [saklig] or trustworthy [vederhäftig] discussion. Michael Hess's pronouncement must therefore be viewed as an expression of disdain for immigrants with an Islamic faith."
Translation: "It doesn't matter that what you said was true, We don't like it!  And you're lucky you're not in jail for it."  That's what 'hate speech' laws would mean here, too.

Speaking of other countries and idiot policies,
Mexico’s theory is that, since any gun in the U.S. might at some point conceivably cross the U.S. border, all U.S. guns have to be controlled in the name of controlling the international arms trade.
My theory is "Hey, Mexico, why don't you worry first about changing your country from a corrupt third-world hellhole in large part controlled by cartels and oligarchs in which commoners having arms for self-defense is punished?  And where people think that crossing a desert, or sending their KIDS, to sneak into another country is a good idea?  THAT just might help more than blaming us.

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