East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/11/2

Yet another marter?

Filed under: News — Erwin @ 10:02 am

The Dutch movie maker Theo van Gogh was murdered (ABC) (BBC News) today. While he was not an all around bad guy, the way the politicians and media now appear to present him as the defender of free speech is certainly over the top. I hope they’ll find back the nuance in their descriptions soon or we’ll have another case of Fortuyn who was turned into some sort of hero after he was murdered, probably having much more effect on the Netherlands and its political direction than he would have had if he had been alive.

Theo was not subtle, at all, but nobody should ever have to be murdered over what they say or think, damnit.

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