March 22, 2005
When they came for the Canadians...

[UPDATE: It just occured to me, that people might msiread my use of this quotation to equate nazi germany with modern day America. That is absolutely not the intention. We wouldn't have freedom in Europe without America. End of story. What I am saying is that systems of control tend to get out of hand, and that this observation applies in a broader context]

Everybody knows the famous "In Germany, the Nazis first came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. [...] Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me." quote from Martin Niemöller. If you were thinking the american borders were only closed to arabs and people named David Nelson, think again. An english speaking Canadian blogger, Jeremy Wright, was recently turned back at the border - after being detained and strip searched. The reason for all this: Wright stating "blogger" as profession, and being somewhat snippy when asked questions. And here I thought Canadians and Americans crossed the border as freely as I go to Sweden. What's extra sad is that Wright has pulled his post on the matter, since he can't risk not being able to enter ever again.

Posted by Claus at March 22, 2005 04:21 AM | TrackBack (0)
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