Respectful Insolence

Enjoy, as blog comrade and fellow traveler in the fight against Holocaust denial Andrew Mathis shows us how it’s done when Holocaust denier Michael Collins Piper writes to threaten to sue him for libel.

Andrew asks: Michael Collins Piper: Filthy Jew-hater or twisted anti-Semite? You be the judge!

Can I pick “both of the above”?

Comments

  1. #1 Alex
    July 27, 2006

    It’s funny how people get on the cases of holocaust deniers, yet idealist dualists like Descartes are all the rage. Not that I agree with those who think the Jew-Lite Bakery was a big scam; it’s just that there are levels of denial, and denying one specific historical event’s existence is a far lesser crime than some philosophes are guilty of.

  2. #2 Alexander Whiteside
    July 27, 2006

    Aren’t those synonyms, Orac? At any rate, the first rule of law on the internet is that if someone threatens to sue, they’re not going to sue.

  3. #3 Kristjan Wager
    July 27, 2006

    it’s just that there are levels of denial, and denying one specific historical event’s existence is a far lesser crime than some philosophes are guilty of.

    Denying the existence of an event that killed millions of people are not “a far lesser crime”. If we pretend such thing never happened, we open the paths for it to happen again.

  4. #4 Kiwiwriter
    July 27, 2006

    Well, I wonder what Mr. Piper is going to do when the seven-day deadline expires?

    Actually, as I noted on Andrew’s page, Piper would have to prove that Mathis damaged his reputation. However, after reading Piper’s two notes, I don’t think there’s much reputation to damage.

    Anyway, I hope Piper does file…he’d probably have to go pro se, like David Irving, and if those e-mails are the tenor of his rhetoric, his case won’t survive pre-trial depositions.

  5. #5 Sid Schwab
    July 27, 2006

    Today’s news includes word that an agreement has been signed to allow access to millions of Nazi documents, which are reported to include detailed accounts of the deaths of concentration camp residents, among other things. Wonder what the deniers have to say about that?

  6. #6 Kiwiwriter
    July 28, 2006

    Interesting…no further word from the angry Mr. Piper, but plenty from his supporters, who clearly are so proud of their position and belief that they are right and carrying the truth that they conceal themselves under anonyms.

    I wonder what they’re afraid of? After all, “duty is the weight of a thousand mountains, but death is lighter than a feather.” They’re probably afraid of being exposed as the pathetic lunatics they are, in front of the world, their family, and acquaintances. (I don’t use the term “friends.”)

    Which begs another point:

    “I’ve been attacked in more malicious terms than you by much bigger and smellier fish than you, or rather, hookworms, like that awful Abie Cooper.”

    So why is Mr. Piper so upset over this in the first place? Funny how these guys can’t take criticism, but they can hurl it at their opponents in gutter terms.

    Welcome to the public arena, Mr. Piper… where mudballs are trump. It’s been that way since Ancient Greece.

    And who is Abie Cooper? The guy who jumped out of that plane over Oregon and was never seen again?

  7. #7 Kiwiwriter
    July 28, 2006

    Today’s news includes word that an agreement has been signed to allow access to millions of Nazi documents, which are reported to include detailed accounts of the deaths of concentration camp residents, among other things. Wonder what the deniers have to say about that?

    They’ll say that the Jews took 60 years to forge all those zillions of documents. They had the typewriter crew working very hard.

    Of course, that begs the question…where did they get the 60-year-old paper in such quantities, the 60-year-old typewriters, the 60-year-old typewriter ribbons, and most importantly, millions of copy-typists to do the job identically and keep their mouths shut about it? There are not too many folks around now who can type at 110 WPM on a Hermes Rocket or an Underwood No. 6 any more.

  8. #8 James
    July 28, 2006

    Oh come now Kiwiwiriter you should know the Elders of Zion are all powerful, while at the same time unable to protect Israel from its enemies or silence the conpiracy theorists who keep talking about them.

    Were you expecting logic? There is literally no reasoning with some people.

  9. #9 Kiwiwriter
    August 1, 2006

    >Oh come now Kiwiwiriter you should know the Elders of Zion are all powerful, while at the same time unable to protect Israel from its enemies or silence the conpiracy theorists who keep talking about them.

    >Were you expecting logic? There is literally no reasoning with some people.

    I know…which is one of the many reasons I get amused when they complain that nobody wants to debate them!

    But I’ve often said that if the whole purpose of the Holohoax was to create and finance Israel, and make them a regional/world superpower…the Jewish conspiracy did a lousy job of it.

  10. #10 Kiwiwriter
    August 14, 2006

    Well, looks like “Rowdy Roddy” Piper couldn’t do much better than shout, “Nanny, nanny, boo, boo” from behind his computer screen….too bad the lawsuit would have been hilarious.

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