Facebook representative Barry Schnitt in a CNN interview:
“One thing to consider that someone actually mentioned in the thread was the idea that there may be a benefit to having these ideas discussed in the open. Would we rather Holocaust denial was discussed behind closed doors or quietly propagated by anonymous sources? Or would we rather it was discussed in the open on Facebook where people’s real names and their photo is associated with it for their friends, peers, and colleagues to see
?”http://mashable.com/2009/05/10/facebook ... st-denial/
Real "courage" indeed.
Thanks for that quote. I can see why you are concerned about it. Revisionists are often criticised for their anonymity, but you and I know the very good reasons of self-protection behind it. However, your legitimate concerns and suspicions are only part of the story.
If we apply some textual criticism, such as was Faurisson's speciality, we have to ask some questions about the text: Who said it? Who did they say it to? Who did they say it for? (Not always the same thing.) Where and when did they say it? Why did they say it? Etc.
We take as a given that the world in general knows that "Holocaust Deniers " are lying, Nazi, Jew-hating scumbags who don't deserve a hearing. (Unfortunately, a significant and very voluble proportion appear by their Internet postings to confirm that image. Because of the censorship, the public know nothing of Rassinier, J G Burg, Leuchter, Rudolf, Mattogno, Kues, Dalton, Crowell, etc.) Jews believe this but in spades. Jewish pressure groups tenfold more.
Here we have a representative of a very successful, largely Jewish business, who is, quite possibly, Jewish himself, having to defend to the public, but most particularly to those very powerful Jewish groups, why his organisation is not willing to do as they demand. These groups are accustomed, when they say "Jump!", to be asked "How high?" He has to phrase his refusal in terms that have some chance of getting through to these people, or at least countering them in their own terms.
Facebook could easily court popularity by going along with the taboo.. So far they are resisting, even though we know they are no friends of Revisionism. Not everyone who is not for us is against us, and even some who are against us respect our right to put our case. For the time being FaceBook seem to be in that last category. It is rare for the taboo to be challenged in this way. We should be positive toward them for that.