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From: gwb@gwb.com.au (Scott Balson)
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Subject: Tobin speaks from behind bars in Germany
Date: Wed, 07 Jul 1999 08:11:06 GMT
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Published in the public interest:
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A letter from Dr Tobin:

"I am in my fourth month in a prison cell, and although I'm still
here, I would do it all over again. Only now do I understand the true
value of free speech -- in the past having belonged to the talkers.
But talk about free speech is cheap. 

"Now the real fight is on, and Adelaide Institute and its supporters
are showing the way - viam monstrare (a reference to the Adelaide
Institute motto, "to show the way") into the global electronic
village, lit up by the flame of truth. 

"The evil forces of censorship may have succeeded in passing the
Internet Censorship Bill, and would-be smalltime dictators may label
us "racist", but we shall continue to provide uncensored historical
material.

"Our only criterion is truth-content, and in the Internet-library of
the universe, we shall soon become irrelevant if we tell lies! 

"Mature adults do not wish to be told what they ought to see and read.
The dictators who want to enslave our minds fear the Internet because
it gives us our humanity- the freedom to think and speak. 

"Those who say we indulge in 'hate' talk by raising historical issues,
ought to see and read. The dictators who want to enslave our minds
fear the Internet because it gives us our humanity -- the freedom to
think and speak. 

"Those who say we indulge in 'hate' talk by raising historical issues,
ought to tell us where we are lying. We maintain that there is no
proof that Germany systematically exterminated German Jewry in
homicidal gas chambers during World War II. Why cannot Mr Jeremy Jones
[of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry] show us or draw us a
homicidal gas chamber? Or show us the alleged four insertion holes in
the alleged homicidal gas chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau? Or just shut
up and admit that there is no proof, and you are either ignorant or
historical facts or worse still, that you are lying. 

"Thank God for the liberating forces of the Internet, and I thank all
those individuals who have supported our battle financially and
morally. On paper and on the Internet we have won this war. The final
background is in the law courts, the most difficult one ... even in
Germany, truth is no defence [a reference to the fact that, after a
challenge to the Adelaide Institute Website by the Executive Council
of Australian Jewry to the Human Rights & Equal Opportunity
Commission, the Commission refused to accept factual historical
evidence, because: "truth is no defence"] 

"This makes any court case a joke, and immoral. Where truth is no
defence, the lies flourish. Where lies flourish, evil triumphs and
good people begin to suffer and hurt. 

"This is not what is in Australia's best interests." 

Dr Fred Tobin, Adelaide Institute
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Scott Balson


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