The indictment against Kim Møller adds to the series of lawsuits for violating section § 264 d of the Penal Code, which are now being carried out against a number of Islam-critical participants in the public debate, with blogger Steen Raaschou and debater Jaleh Tavakoli as the most spectacular cases to date.
Films such as Seven Years in Tibet from 1997 are critical of China and would not be able to be produced today, as China has gained decisive influence in the film market and has great influence upon which stories are being told. Hollywood filmmakers adapt to the conditions and exercise self-censorship.
One would think that the Danish government would loudly protest against Communist China's attack on Hong Kong citizens' democratic rights, and go to the breech for the region's brave and peaceful pro-democracy movement - but nothing could be further from the “mind” of the Danish government: one does not want to go up against the Chinese regime. So little so, that they haven’t even wanted to meet Ted Hui out of fear of provoking China.
Soon, it will be social media and social media alone that, despite the Constitution, defines what is desired and what is undesired attitudes/content and utterances based on their unpredictable and often secret criteria. There are no legislators or practitioners who have yet seriously challenged their power. Therefore, we must keep protesting loudly when the tech giants violate our constitutional right to speak out without being censored.
It has never been part of a free and open democracy that its citizens cannot move freely and that certain sections of the population must be protected from the violent attacks of other groups, and that central institutions must be guarded. It has never been a viable recipe for a well-functioning democracy
Gunnar Sandelin is a Swedish journalist and author who has been persecuted for his dissident views on mass immigration. Last fall he was given the Sappho Award by the Danish Free Press Society (Trykkefrihedsselskabet) in Copenhagen. The following video features Mr. Sandelin’s remarks, plus the slide show he gave after he was presented with the award.