They were convicted earlier this month in the UK for writing articles that â€?incited racial hatred.â€? Yes, convicted for writing articles! [While out on bail, awaiting sentencingâ€”NS] They fled to the US seeking asylum and are now sitting in the Santa Ana, CA jail awaiting their immigration hearing. As far as I can tell, their story has gotten zero US media coverage.Whittle and Shepherd are not sweethearts. They engage in Holocaust-denial (see the last paragraph of the linked essay), they donâ€™t love Jews (not even me!), and fail to properly celebrate racial minorities.
What I find frightening is that Canada has similar thought crime laws and some groups are trying to get them passed in our country. I think it`s imperative that Americans find out about their case, as it may be a sign of things to come if such laws are passed in the US.
Prosecutor Jonathan Sandiford told the jury â€¦ â€?People in this country are entitled to be racist and they are entitled to hold unpleasant points of view, but what they aren`t entitled to do is publish or distribute written material which is insulting, threatening or abusive and is intended to stir up racial hatred or is likely to do so.â€?Holocaust denier convicted of trying to incite race hate online by Rob Preece, Yorkshire Post, July 12, 2008.
[Sheppard and Whittle] told the jury that the articles were an attempt to â€?satiriseâ€? political correctness.
Sheppard said: â€?You can`t blame a Jewish person for being a Jew, you can`t blame a black person for being black, and you can`t blame a Yorkshireman for being forthright, which I am.â€?
As James Fulford recently reminded us, America is the only nation with a First Amendment, and yet he, Peter Brimelow, and Paul Craig Roberts have also written since 2000 of prosecutions of whites for â€?crimesâ€? that, under the First Amendment, cannot be crimes. A white teenager is sentenced to ten years in prison for burning a cross, as a protest against black-on-white school assaults; the attackers are not prosecuted. An off-duty, Hispanic sheriffâ€™s deputy gets a white woman arrested and prosecuted for engaging in offensive but protected speech. A white man is jailed for uttering a racial epithet at a black football referee who had just assaulted his wife (the referee is not charged, natch).
Such prosecutions are extensions of the elitesâ€™ campaign against ordinary whites that began with Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka , and picked up steam with the passing of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. In order to disenfranchise and dispossess ordinary whites, since 1964 public and private officials alike have engaged in massive resistance, violating the14th Amendment and, in the name of civil rights, even the Civil Rights Act! Like the Civil Rights Act, unconstitutional â€?hate crimeâ€? laws and some British and Canadian laws are written in race-neutral fashion, but wielded as racist brickbats against whites.
Iâ€™ve supported the First Amendment rights of black supremacist Leonard Jeffries, and of Alex â€?Donâ€™t Call Me a Neo-Naziâ€? Linder. Iâ€™m not afraid of debating ideas with which I disagree, or of countering lies.
Several years ago, I realized that I might one day have to choose between prison and exile from the nation whose citizen I am both by birth and by choice. The greatest danger in America, however, will not be to Holocaust-deniers, but to those who tell the truth.