Free speech during the Welsh Assembly elections 2016

April 28th, 2016 by

This election has seen something of an assault on free speech. First Arfon Jones was criticised for mocking the way the UK Government is taking national security, and then Carwyn Jones criticised Ken Livingstone when he tried to explain that the Nazi regime had the same intentions as those who wanted to establish a Jewish-only state within the Holy Land which all Jews would be entitled to be part of. Indeed, in the 1930s many MPs worried about the welfare of Jews in Europe saw this as an option to secure their safety.

John Mann’s criticisms of Ken Livingstone shows what an idiot he is. Ken Livingstone did not say he supported the Nazis, he was trying to explain in an educated fashion how animosity towards Jews in the 1930s and 1940s resulted in beyond words genocide of Jews we now call The Holocaust.

Those like Carwyn Jones and John Mann who do not study history are doomed to repeat it. We are in the middle of World War III. ISIS have replaced the Nazis, the West are as against Muslim refugees now as they were Jewish refugees in World War II, and there are pockets of other wars involving Russia and the US as much now as in the Second World War.