In Germany, it’s apparently socially encouraged to flaunt one’s sexual perversions, to capitalize on sexual perversion, to teach children about sexual prevision and to look the other way when migrants from second- and third-world countries commit grotesque acts of sexual perversion and rape against their own young folks.
But heaven help you if you question the holocaust or use the J-word in anything other than a flattering or sympathetic context. Financially powerful and politically connected international Jewish organizations are conducting an international Jewish Inquisition. Within the European Union countries, it appears that Germany is running the shit show — just as with most things E.U.-related.
Germany has become so oppressive that a person can’t even joke around by making a Nazi salute in a selfie without being arrested and threatened with a three-year prison term and/or forced to pay a hefty civil penalty.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a tourist or a German citizen. It may not matter if your comments were made in your home country where such draconian laws don’t exist. It doesn’t matter if your thoughts were formally published or if it was just something you shared on social media.
If you’re a lawyer who defends those charged with the thought crime of holocaust revisionism, you could find yourself behind bars. And don’t even think about attending any “holocaust denier” trials. If you do, you could find yourself arrested right outside the courtroom and hauled off to jail, if you’re fingered as someone sympathetic to the defendant.
Scotland is another locale to add to the list of places to avoid. You don’t have to be a “history revisionist” or an actual anti-Semite to find yourself in legal trouble. All you have to do is offend a Jew, say perhaps with a humorous pet video on Youtube, to find yourself threatened with jail time and paying fat fines.
The Little-Known, Orwellian Case of Monika Schaefer
The case of Monika Schaefer may be setting a new precedent in terms of the power of a special-interest group in exerting its influence beyond jurisdiction, beyond international borders and beyond our universal principles of human rights.
Monika, age 59, and her brother, Alfred Schaefer, age 63, are first-generation Canadian-born citizens of German heritage. Their parents migrated from Germany to Canada in 1951, but it’s not clear if the parents ever relinquished their German citizenship. Germany doesn’t typically allow dual citizenship with the U.S. and Canada. Today, Monika lives in Canada and Alfred in Germany.
Alfred has a Youtube channel under the name of “Alfred S.” that “contains several videos of the siblings questioning the existence of Nazi death [not labor or prison] camps during the Second World War,” according to The Star newspaper in Toronto.
In June 2016, Alfred recorded a video of Monika titled “Sorry Mom, I was wrong about the Holocaust” and posted it to Youtube. It’s not clear whether it was filmed in Canada or Germany. I’m going to describe the video to you in these next paragraphs in case it’s removed from the Internet, but I encourage you to just skip to the video below and watch for yourself.
Disclaimer: This is Schaefer’s view, not the view of The New Nationalist (TNN). Don’t kill the messenger. We are trying to report the story. We don’t agree with her points, nor are we experts. However, that said, all history is constantly revised to varying degrees, except this one. And we very much doubt anybody has all the answers on this issue. Our primary objective is allow the public to glean first hand what is landing people in prison.
In her 5-minute folksy monologue, Monika plays the fiddle and talks to camera. She begins by reminiscing about the bullying she faced as a young girl because of her family’s German culture and post-war hostility toward Germans. Monika recounts learning about the holocaust in grade school and recalls the way she scorned her mother for allowing the holocaust to happen.
Monika’s mother told her that they simply didn’t know such atrocities were taking place around them in Germany, but it seems young Monika didn’t believe her.
Fast forward at least 50 years, and middle-aged Monika is still asking the same the questions about the holocaust: How could this happen, and why didn’t somebody do something to stop it?
Through extensive research aided by the Internet, Monika says she began to understand why her mother didn’t know: It never happened. Monika says the very thing that many people suspect but dare not speak aloud: The Nazi camps were forced-labor camps, not extermination camps; and she claims Jews (and others) died en mass of typhus outbreaks, not gas chambers.
“When I started to look at the evidence, and I researched, and I researched and I researched, and the lies are coming apart, this house of cards is crumbling, and that is why there is this very fierce reaction against what I’m saying, because this lie, this public myth, has shaped our world,” Monika says.
She calls the holocaust the “most pernicious and persistent lie in all of history,” then concludes with an apology to her now-deceased mother.
Without further ado, here’s Monika’s viral video.
Consequence of Effective, Powerful Messages
This simple video transformed Monika “from an unknown [Green Party] political candidate to one of western Canada’s most recognizable Holocaust deniers,” according to Vice. Her other indefensible behavior during the last two years was “a collaboration with a well-known Albertan conspiracy theorist” at the University of Lethbridge, one professor Anthony Hall, who thinks Zionist elements were behind 9/11 and has pushed for an open debate on the holocaust.
Had Schaefer appeared before a Nazi flag, sporting tattoos and face piercings, and delivered an angry rant, she would be disregarded by normies as a loon or a joke. Instead, her demeanor and lack of trigger words and imagery allows her to deliver a message.
This video got Monika, a self-employed violin instructor, expelled from Green Party politics — the party known for tree-hugging, socially sensitive hippy types. She lost friends and was ostracized in her community.
Canadian state media reports:
[Ken] Kuzminski used to be friends with Schaefer but says that all changed after he saw her video. He says many people have approached him in the town of Jasper in disbelief over what Schaefer has said.
“It is a hate crime in my mind and I believe it should be investigated as such,” said Kuzminski, who is also the president of the local Legion in Jasper.
He says Schaefer is no longer welcomed at the legion.
Kuzminski filed a complaint with the Alberta and Canadian Human Rights Commission, citing Schaefer’s denial of the Holocaust as hate speech.
Several Jewish groups also sent letters of complaint about Monika’s “hate speech” and “holocaust denial” to Canadian officials and authorities, but it appears that Canada might not (yet) have the necessary laws in place to prosecute people for speech, thoughts and opinions.
Locked Up Abroad
On Jan. 3 of this year, German authorities arrested Monika in Munich. She was in the country visiting family and decided to attend the trial of Sylvia Stolz, who is a defense lawyer who was on trial at that time in Munich for “holocaust denial” during her presentation on free speech at a 2012 conference in Switzerland (a non-E.U. country).
Previously, Stolz had faced charges that resulted from providing a client a strong defense in a “holocaust denier” case. Given that she was serving in a legal capacity, it was a particularly onerous charge. At her second trial in January related to her free speech presentation in Switzerland, Germany sentenced her to a 20-month prison term and barred from practicing law for five years.
Germany authorities arrested Monika during a brief recess in Stolz’s trial.
The following day, the Canadian branch of the Jewish world organization B’nai Brith sent out a self-congratulating press release announcing Monika’s arrest and praising German authorities. Canadian state media reports:
B’nai Brith officials said the group had filed complaints against Schaefer with German officials because of her “anti-Semitic incitement.”
Holocaust denial is a criminal offence in Germany. Under Germany’s Incitement to Hatred laws, those found guilty of denying the Holocaust could face a maximum of five years in prison.
“German officials should be commended for taking action against Holocaust denial,” said Michael Mostyn, chief executive officer of B’nai Brith Canada, in a statement.
“We will continue to work, even across borders, to ensure that racism and bigotry find no haven in Canada.” …
The Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center said it confirmed through the Bavarian State Police that Schaefer had been arrested on charges related to Holocaust denial.
Apparently Monika’s video earned her a hot spot on B’nai Brith’s watch list. The organization was just waiting for an opportunity to dispatch her. The Star reports:
B’nai Brith Canada has been monitoring the Schaefer siblings’ “hateful” online videos for years and was among the groups that notified German authorities about the 2016 video, which was made in Germany, said the group’s CEO Michael Mostyn.
“Over time, these videos got worse and worse,” he said. “Eventually, we believe that they slipped up. While Holocaust denial may be distasteful and despicable, it’s not illegal in Canada, but it is in Germany.” …
“Whereas only a few years ago, you had some extremists in their basement printing off a couple cardboard copies of their vile Nazi propaganda … the internet and social media has completely changed the game,” he said.
“That’s why B’nai Brith in Canada feels it is so important that when you have some of the new leaders of this movement that are out there pushing this vile, dehumanizing propaganda, that they face legal consequences whenever possible.”
German authorities have charged Monika with six counts of “incitement of the people” for publishing multiple videos denying the Holocaust, a spokeswoman for Munich’s public prosecutor’s office told The Star. The maximum penalty for each case is up to three years imprisonment, he said. This means she faces a prison term of up to 18 years. For a person 59 years of age, an 18-year prison term equates to a life sentence.
Monika has been in jail since her arrest on Jan. 3. Her trial began on July 2 and is set to continue until Aug. 17.
Grizzom is a must-see blog following her trial via the comments section. It’s a highly insightful peek into the trial and highly intelligent discussion of its elements.
Human Rights — But Only When Convenient
It appears that Canada is not intervening on her behalf, nor are any human rights groups. The media, which should always champion the right of free speech no matter how offensive, is instead not even bothering to question the ability of special interest groups to exert their influence abroad to have a foreigner arrested for speech.
In fact, Monika’s prosecution is a violation of international human rights.
On July 9, Grizzom commentor “Zapapor” wrote:
Readers might expect that Alfred and Monika could seek protection from the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights – adopted by the United Nations in 1966 and supposedly in force since 1976, protecting basic human rights such as freedom of expression. Article 19 of this Covenant states “Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.” It continues: “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”
The third paragraph of Article 19 then qualifies these rights by accepting that they can be restricted, but only by laws which are necessary “for respect of the rights or reputations of others” or for protecting national security, public order, public health or morals. Article 20 goes on: “Any advocacy of national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence shall be prohibited by law.”
There are obvious problems and potential contradictions here, and it is not surprising that there have been attempts to clarify the Covenant’s meaning. The UN’s Human Rights Committee has periodically issued commentaries for this purpose, and in 2011, the Committee’s “General Comment 34” offered some hope to criminalized dissident historians and others by stating: “Laws that penalize the expression of opinions about historical facts are incompatible with the obligations that the Covenant imposes on States parties in relation to the respect for freedom of opinion and expression.” A footnote referred specifically to the case of the French revisionist historian and expert on documentary analysis Professor Robert Faurisson.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ironically enough, was created in 1948 in order to better define “the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany.” The charter was adopted and ratified by 48 countries. Germany was not among them.
Wiki notes: “Some legal scholars have argued that because countries have constantly invoked the Declaration for more than 50 years, it has become binding as a part of customary international law. However, in the United States, the Supreme Court in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain (2004), concluded that the Declaration ‘does not of its own force impose obligations as a matter of international law.’ Courts of other countries have also concluded that the Declaration is not in and of itself part of domestic law.”
So it appears no one and nothing is going to save Monika’s neck from the noose. But it seems to me that, in the very least, the burden of proof should be on the state to prove Monika “incited hate.” Otherwise, this is nothing more than a potential life sentence for expressing her thoughts and opinions.
TNN Takeaway: Fundamentally, it doesn’t matter what Monika or her brother’s beliefs are or what they said on Youtube. The universal human right of free speech should always be defended no matter how offensive it may be. Americans fought this war. It’s time for good Germans to do the same. Meanwhile, the tyrannical and hypocritical arrogance of the E.U./German government must be brought to light and called out both domestically and internationally. Please share this story.