Piergiorgio Odifreddi, the renowned Italian philosopher and mathematician, decided to suspend his collaboration with one of the most important daily newspaper, La Repubblica, once the latter has decided to censor a post on his blog discussing the Israelo-Palestinian conflict.
In the obscured post Odifreddi sustains that “..in these days the latest repetition of the Nazis’ Ardeatinic Trenches Logic is taking place..”; and he goes on further “..naturally, the slaughter of 4 years ago is nothing but one of many perpetrated by the Israeli Occupation government and army inside the Palestinian territories. But to provide a life sentence for Kesserling, Kappler and Priebke only one similar, however much less brutal, act was enough. How many more are required for an International Tribunal to try and condemn as well Netanyahu and his Generals?”.
This is only one of many similar cases where free intellectuals’ ideas are repeatedly censored the moment they skim over an opposed opinion to that of Israel, or if they dare to criticise Israel’s politics in Palestine or anywhere else in the world.. Not only in Italy, but similar censorships were also registered in Germany, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Scandinavian States, Poland, Turkey, Greece and of course in the USA; not to mention the UK and the nations of the Common Wealth.
The Free World, bastion of Democracy and defender of the Freedom of Expression as the main banner of Liberty, invented the ‘Anti-Semitism Crime’ to silence any voice that may sings ‘Out Of Tune’!!
I can say I am glad that I lived to add one more proof that terms like Democracy, Freedom Of Expression and Liberty, are just empty key words by which professional politicians can use as punch lines to keep holding on to their posts, and continue needling diluted injections of false hopes for a better future in the veins of their voters.. And please note: the hope is meant exclusively for the future.Pass On The Word.