The Legal Framework of White Oppression
Background: This is a defeated nation. Its citizenry has been heavily indoctrinated
since the Allied takeover in 1945. At all levels, the drone about tolerance, sensitivity,
the Holocaust, war-guilt is nonstop, so that anything hinting of nationalist sentiment is
looked upon with horror by the brainwashed.
Fact: Every year about 8,000 German journalists and scholars are tried by the
government for "inciting the public" against democracy and the German constitution. This is
a greater number than were in prison for political crimes in East Germany when the wall fell.
Germany is unique in the West in having a Federal Office for the
Protection of the Constitution specifically charged with protecting the democratic
foundations of the country.
Fact: In 1993 and 1994, American FBI Director Louis Freeh held talks with the German
Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution), to
find ways the U.S. could stop the flow, from the USA to Germany, of literature banned by
German law but protected by the First Amendment in the U.S. The talks seem to have come to
nothing but the point was clearly made that the USA approves of such German repression of
Fact: Germany has a population of 82 million, of which 7.3 million are foreigners (9%).
Every year, Germany has a "Week of Foreign Fellow Citizens," celebrating their diversity,
as it were.
Fact: Germany is 25x smaller than the United States. Imagine Oregon with 80 million
people (that is, 2.5x as many as California). That's part of what "Lebensraum" was all
The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (FOPC) collects information on
the political opinions of the German people. In 1999 it found
-- 51,400 with "extreme right-wing leanings"; and
-- 9,000 were classified as "militant right-wingers,"
Rightist parties include Republikaners (REP), with 14,000 members; the German People's
Union (DVU), with 17,000; and the National Democratic Party (NPD), with 6,000. Currently
the government is attempting to ban the NPD, which has been around since shortly after WWII.
Germany's basic law declares "unconstitutional" any party or group that seeks to impair or
abolish the free democratic basic order. A special federal "Constitutional Court" has the
power to ban such organizations. (It will, for example, make the decision on the NDP, if
it gets that far.)
Legal history: In 1994, Germany passed
Crime Prevention Laws in response to right-wing agitations after the fall of the
Berlin Wall. These:
-- broadened the definition of incitement to violence and racial hatred to include
statements defaming whole groups and minorities. Thus, as in
other countries, any negative generalization about a minority group becomes grounds for
prosecution. Effective meaning: If you can't say something nice, you can't say something
legal. (Unless you're talking about a rightist.)
-- outlawed the use of any Nazi-like flags, badges, uniforms, slogans or gestures
(actual Nazi stuff has been outlawed since 1945)
-- established special anti-extremist police units
-- set up a central communications network to coordinate information on
-- broadened legal grounds for detaining suspects and repeat offenders
In short, Germany cracks down hard on the legal freedom of
non-leftists. If you aren't with the program -- indoctrinated by every state and most
non-state (churches, unions, etc.) organizations -- you are liable for prosecution.
The only people you can safely criticize in Germany are the right-wingers forbidden their
right to criticize. Germany has in effect outlawed non-leftism and cultural integrity.
Facts: It is a federal crime, punishable by up to five years in prison, to "deny the
Holocaust's existence." Since 1945, the production and distribution of Nazi memorabilia
and propaganda, including leaflets, posters and newspapers, have been illegal in Germany.
Fact: Teaching about the Holocaust is "compulsory for all types of schools at all
In a nutshell, on every important issue, everybody in Germany is
expected to think the same way. A paragraph from a fact sheet put out by the FOPC:
The federal and state governments have joined with trade unions, corporations and sports
associations to educate the public about the dangers of intolerance. The governments
sponsor seminars and public discussions designed to foster a government-citizen partnership
to address this important issue. Teachers, parents' groups, community liaison
representatives and school paper editors are all involved in a variety of educational and
public awareness campaigns aimed at reaching young people. Students work with classroom
materials that explore the causes of right-wing activity, xenophobia and violence and ask
them to reflect on ways to combat such negative behavior.
If you're getting the idea that in Germany to speak out against
the official dogma can lead to trouble, you're getting the right idea.
Dr. Fredrick Töben was jailed in Germany in April 1999 after stopping in to talk to a
public prosecutor. He brought up a question related to a taboo subject and was jugged.
It is not just illegal to hold certain opinions in Germany, but
apparently illegal to discuss what is illegal in Germany.