Twitter censors "Uncle Adolf Stands with Ukraine" Tweet

 Germans impervious to irony?

Kevin Barrett • May 13, 2022

Elon Musk, that self-described free speech absolutist, apparently hasn’t succeeded in forcing Twitter to recognize the internationally-recognized human right of freedom of expression. At least not in Germany.

Twitter sent me an email last night explaining that my tweet “Uncle Adolf stands with Ukraine, how about you?” is illegal in Germany.

How can that be? Is it against the law to criticize Nazis in Germany?! Is irony, satire, and sarcasm now illegal? Or is it only illegal to mock, deride, and ridicule Nazis? Or maybe it’s only UKRAINIAN Nazis that get special protection?

When Germany reaches the point that one can no longer disparage and denigrate Nazis, or even poke fun at them, one can only suspect that a Fourth Reich has somehow arisen. Will Germany soon make swastika-worship compulsory? Will German schools start holding obligatory moments of silence for the fallen heroes of the Azov Battalion? Will the heirs of Mel Brooks be forced to pay reparations to Berlin for the lèse-majesté of The Producers?

So next time you’re in Germany, don’t forget to snap your heels and salute every time you see a swastika, or you may find yourself sharing a cell with a World War II historian.


By Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.

Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin, where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.

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