August 14, 2006

Chilling Free Speech

Via Instapundit I find The Brussels Journal, a blog that I find the usual mix of sense and stupidity on the immigration restrictionist right. I gear up to register and comment, critically, on a particular article that I think is a bit too friendly to the UK's BNP but I stop. The form never gets submitted, my commentary will never be written, because of articles like this which pretty much makes it clear that there's going to be a messy prosecution in these guys future. Furthermore, it's pretty unclear to me whether IPs are going to be (or perhaps already are) tracked which means that they'd very likely be able to trace me even if I put in a fake registration.

I'm uninterested in getting my name dragged through the mud and being called to testify in a spurious political prosecution in the EU. My life is complicated enough. The probability of my coming to actual harm is low but so is the benefit of signing up and entering my comment.

No doubt that this is going to come up time and again as the eurocrats bury european freedom.

Posted by TMLutas at August 14, 2006 11:32 AM