Censorship – Liu Xiaobo

Censorship once organized the death penalty for the philosopher Giordano Bruno in Rome – 1600. But things haven’t changed in some matters really very much. Yesterday I’ve been in Cologne near my hometown. They are re-constructing some parts of the famous Cologne cathedral actually. And a new concrete architecture is rising in Cologne, a mosque. I better write nothing about this topic. There are so many more of censorship acts happening. Berlusconi, Sarkozy, Gaddafi – and what about China? German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle traveled to China yesterday to open an exhibition there about the levels of reason and German philosophy (Immanuel Kant). But a German author was not allowed to make the journey together with the German foreign minister: Tilman Spengler. Prohibited to enter China. He said something about a Chinese author who got the Nobel Prize some months ago: Liu Xiaobo … China set this genius into prison. Thank you, that’s civilized. In 1600 personalities like him were burned.

Liu Xiaobo

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Recently I wrote a satyric essay on some celebrities. About Michael Jackson and Karl Lagerfeld, Charlie Chaplin and Winston Churchill, Abba and Elvis Presley, Bob Marley and Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse and Queen Victoria, John Wayne and Tommy Cooper, Sherlock Holmes and Albert Einstein, Mao and Mother Teresa, Andy Warhol and Dame Edna, Audrey Hepburn and Che Guevara, Josephine Baker, The Blues Brothers and Johnny Depp etc. – but then I noticed, that there would be some difficulties, when the described persons would not agree … http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/famous-faces/

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11 responses to “Censorship – Liu Xiaobo

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    “Kein Freund des chinesischen Volkes”: Der Journalist und Sinologe Tilman Spengler darf Bundesaußenminister Guido Westerwelle nicht nach China begleiten, weil er den dortigen Machthabern offenbar zu kritisch ist. Spengler hatte eine Laudatio auf den Bürgerrechtler Liu Xiaobo gehalten.

    http://www.spiegel.de/kultur/gesellschaft/0,1518,754129,00.html

    Die Initiative Westerwelles gegenüber China ist gut! Erstaunlich, dass man dort sich überhaupt auf das dünne Eis “KUNST + AUFKLÄRUNG” ziehen ließ. Spätestens beim Namen Tilman Spengler hat es dann aber geklingelt. Der Name Immanuel Kant wäre wohl noch durchgegangen. Aber der hält ja auch schon lange keine Reden mehr.
    P.S.:
    veröffentlicht im SPIEGEL forum als beitrag nr. #11 + #13 (versehen) zum thema:
    http://forum.spiegel.de/showthread.php?t=32555&page=2

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  2. The danger of modern day censorship is that it masquerades as the great protector of the human race even as it quietly buries the opposition…. ;-)
    How are you dear friend?
    Finally catching up after taking time out to handle offline stuff. :-)
    Elizabeth

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