German Regime Press: It is difficult to close such a portal [4Chan], especially since it is not operated from Germany

“Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it. It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.”
–Noam Chomsky

Since the Minister of Justice, Heiko Maas, announced to severely punish ‘hateful comments’ on the internet (fines up to 5 or 50 million euros), the regime press rushes to explain why speech prosecution is actually freedom.

Writes the editor for the department “Germany and the World” at the Frankfurt General Magazine (FAZ):

[Citizen informants]

“Only if the operator is pointed to illegal contents or is reported to the police , criminal contents can be deleted. Everyone has to look closely.”

[Thought police]

“The operators of the website benefit from the confusion around fiction and reality. The police are suffering from this ‘game’.”


“It is difficult to close such a portal [4Chan], especially since it is not operated from Germany.”

[Prosecution will set you free]

“Law enforcement is not censorship, on the contrary, it protects us from restricting freedom more radically within the network. Prosecution thus preserves freedom.”

The Germans have a nasty history of censorship, see Censorship under the Nazis and Censorship in former East Germany. And the press was always complicit. Don’t know. It’s just their thing.

Quote of the Day:

“There was once a nanny-goat who said,
In my cradle someone sang to me:
“A strong man is coming.
He will set you free!”

The ox looked at her askance.
Then turning to the pig
He said,
“That will be the butcher.”

Bertolt Brecht

Brecht was a left-wing writer who had his work banned. [Found on:]