Free Speech is Dead in Germany

German authorities raided homes across the Reich, cracking down on dissidents the government claims are advocating fringe opinions contrary to the political establishment in Berlin.

“The still high incidence of punishable hate posting shows a need for police action,” a German police chief said in statement. “Our free society must not allow a climate of fear, threat, criminal violence and violence either on the street or on the internet,” he continued, without the slightest indication of Orwellian satire.