Brigitte Bardot and her publisher have been fined 5,000 Euros each for being on the wrong side of current social issues. The immediate basis of the fines was publication of a book some people found objectionable on acccount of its comments on immigrants, in-your-face homosexuals, and whatnot. Judging by excerpts, the book was no less thoughtful in content or more abusive in language than things Christopher Hitchens gets praised for saying. It said the wrong things though—its tendency was bad—so Bardot and her publisher had to be shut up. The moral: those who have nothing to assert respond to disagreement with physical force. Since we are governed by nothingness pretending to be something, self-righteous hypocrisy is now a normal part of government.