Saturday, May 17, 2008

Solidarity with Gregorius Nekschot

Solidarity with Gregorius NekschotGregorius Nekschot is the pseudonym of a Dutch cartoonist who was arrested on Wednesday for his dangerously racist and discriminatory cartoons.

Our Dutch correspondent Michiel Mans just sent this “solidarity” sticker, and recommends posting the sticker on your blog if you support Gregorius Nekschot and the right of free expression.



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8 comments:

Findalis said...

Placed on my blog! Cartoonists are suppose to be insulting. It is in their job description.

Michael said...

I just want to say, Baron and Dymphna, that I am GRATEFUL for the tireless support you are giving us Europeans! KUDOS!!!!!

Outlaw Mike/Belgium

Walter said...

think I'll pass.

Aquila said...

Hideous.

I really recommend that you delete this picture.

Henrik R Clausen said...

On my blog too, along with an "editors' comment" that we don't post sexually explicit material, but defend the right of others to do so.

R. Hartman said...

Walter and Aquila seem to be missing the point. This is not about whether or not you agree with the type of cartoons Gregorius draws. Not even whether or not you agree with the message he conveys (which is often condemning the rape of human rights and justice, hence the explicitness).

This is about whether or not you recognise the right to free speech, to criticise and even to offend. To be offended is a choice; if you do not feel addressed, there's no reason to be offended. If you recognise the truthfulness of the criticism, but consider that truth to be inconvenient, yes, then you can claim to be offended and raise a stink about it. But that's rationally called hypocrism.

The Dutch government systematically rapes the rights of the Dutch indigenous citizens, in favour of the imported, mostly islamic parasites, that are attracted to the nanny state as flies to honey.

Gregorius has every right to object to that, and to show his objections as he sees fit, as long as he does not resort to violence. As Freud put it: "Civilisation started when people began throwing insults instead of stones".

With Gregorius' arrest, Dutch law was raped, as the case was never put before a judge. The though police acted fully on its own, using 10 men to arrest a peaceful blogger, who was thrown in jail for 1,5 days without a court order and for no reason at all. This is intimidation, aimed at revealing Gregorius' real identity to his enemies and yet another attempt to make the blogging community to shut up for fear of receiving the same treatment.

Walther and Aquila: please consider what's at stake here, and think again.

Queen said...

10 policemen to arrest a "dangerous" cartoonist for thought crimes? I bet they don't invest that much into tracking down dangerous criminals or murderers, particularly if they are Muslim or non-white. The "governments" of the West are truly sick and evil, their priorities are all wrong, and we should stop paying our taxes that fund their insane activities.

Zenster said...

R. Hartman: Walter and Aquila seem to be missing the point. This is not about whether or not you agree with the type of cartoons Gregorius draws. Not even whether or not you agree with the message he conveys (which is often condemning the rape of human rights and justice, hence the explicitness).

This is about whether or not you recognise the right to free speech, to criticise and even to offend. To be offended is a choice; if you do not feel addressed, there's no reason to be offended. If you recognise the truthfulness of the criticism, but consider that truth to be inconvenient, yes, then you can claim to be offended and raise a stink about it. But that's rationally called hypocrism.


Precisely!