November 29th, 2007

From"Decoded" The arrival



*Someone* saw to it that the printer-distributor of this, my version of the story of the
inquisition held by that "certain order of antiquated history" to throw me out could not
very well be  removed from print because anything in it is untrue. It is all true. Nor was
it a copy of someone else's work -- allowing for fair use in the course of documenting my case that
I've been slandered, libeled and unjustly expelled, brief quotations from the accusers were
certainly used to demonstrate in their own words, and in my rebuttal to those words, that they
were in gross error. In their usual cowardly fashion, they used this to pressure the book off of the
market. My friends - and not friends - ponder this -- if the only excuse for censorship they can find is
a highly questionable "violation of copyright" of their own words used to slander me, what are they trying
to keep YOU from reading?

What do any people in any age want when they censor dissent? What kind of people do this sort of thing?
And why? Even my detractors should be offended by this.
The book - starts out with a famous quotation attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller, a victim of the Nazis:
When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.

When they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

When they came for the trade unionists,
I did not speak out;
I was not a trade unionist.

When they came for the Jews,
I remained silent;
I wasn't a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out.