The EU, in its desperation to cling on to the federalist cosy consensus of the Merkel/socialist axis in the European Parliament, and ahead of the 2019 European elections, passed a resolution on curbing free speech.
This is a very disturbing example of the growing tendency of shutting down free speech under the guise of claiming that the European Parliament is “concerned about the growing acceptance of fascism, racism and xenophobia, and calls on the EU Member States to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups, according to a resolution adopted on Thursday by the EU Parliament.
In the resolution, won by a landslide, attention was drawn to the lack of firm action against racist and xenophobic views and dissemination groups. The lack of sanctions, in their view, has contributed to the rise of hate speech and violence in Europe.
Therefore, the tentacles of the bureaucratic beast make their way into our national legislations yet again by calling for full cooperation between law enforcement, intelligence agencies, the judiciary and civil society organisations in the fight against fascism, racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance and urging the Member States to follow the Council of Europe’s recommendations on counteracting manifestations of neo-Nazism and right-wing extremism. They also instruct the Member States to set up ‘anti-hate crime units’ in police forces.
They also call on the Member States to follow the Council of Europe’s recommendations on counteracting manifestations of neo-Nazism and right-wing extremism – what they consider right-wing extremism.
We are also warned not to “undermine the credibility of legitimately elected governments or to demonise legally recognised national or European political formations”.
In my understanding, formulating critical opinions is still part of free speech. We in the ENF group, however, condemn the rise of neo-Nazism and extremism, which is mainly coming from national socialism on the Left.
The reality is that ‘shutting down’ can be arbitrary, just like the social media globalists and that the Member States’ police forces ‘instruction’ is harder to implement and will take some time.
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