Shocking events like September 11 provoke new variations on human weirdness: German faces jail for ‘ironic’ remark . Apparently, someone on an Internet message board said “Yay for killing Taleban POWs” and one Holger Voss answered “Yay 9/11 murderers.” The consequence was that the German police arrested poor Holger, and now he’s on trial for “glorification of a criminal act” and could get 3 years.
Meanwhile, the repellent Michael Moore has been making money in London delivering rants about how the 9/11 passengers were scaredy-cats because they were mostly white. If they had been black the killers would have been crushed by the dudes, who as we all know take no dissin’ from nobody. The article with the Michael Moore story, written by the British Indo-African race-beat journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, also deals with other shocking events that involve dudes who don’t take no dissin’. These dudes have guns to back up their dislikes, and don’t mind using them. Miss Alibhai-Brown concludes that the problems are ultimately the fault of Thatcherism, racism, self-perpetuating cycles, and images and expectations of young black men. So she’s against racism. In the interest of further opposition to ethnic hatred, it seems worthwhile to mention the sidebar to the article, which includes links to online forums debating such lively current topics as “Are foreigners in Israel legitimate targets?”