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Podcasting Censored by Government

ScuttleMonkey posted more than 8 years ago | from the censor-what-you-don't-want-to-hear dept.

Censorship 241

PodCoward writes "VH is blogging that in Belgium a former talk-show host and now member of parliament for the biggest political party, Jurgen Verstrepen, received a fine of 12,500 Euro because he hadn't asked permission for his podcast." From the article: "The decision is apparently politically inspired and motivated by content, although formal reasons like non-compliance with Flanders' media regulation have been put forward in the motivation of the decision to fine. The issue has raised some serious concerns about free speech on the Internet in Flanders, about the definition of 'broadcasting,' and about territoriality."

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Transcript of podcast: (4, Funny)

kc32 (879357) | more than 8 years ago | (#14341993)

In 1995, Oceanic soldiers were locked in a battle with the Eastasians in...
*STATIC*
We are at war with Eurasia. We have always been at war with Eurasia.

Re:Transcript of podcast: (3, Funny)

satmech (153155) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342337)

yah, He should have known to use Newspeak.

welcome to kneejerk central!!! (2, Interesting)

mookie da wookie (919403) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342430)

Oh, look, everyone! The first kneejerk reaction to the article! I love it. Someone who likely hasn't even read the article trying to sound all clever and educated with everyone's favorite look-at-me-i-am-not-clever-but-i-sure-try device, the 1984 reference. Sheesh.

This guy appears to be a racist pig and the gubby got 'em on a technicality. As it should be. They didn't fine him for his content. They fined him for his failure to obtain a proper license. Had he been an upstanding member of the community and not a Howard Stern acolyte he probably would have gone unnoticed. Society can find ways to cause it's own problems without some idiot inflaming the situation so he can make a name for himself. Good decision.

Not coming out it favor of censorship, but even things like free speech need to come with consequences. You say stupid stuff, or in this case, allow others to use your voice (podcast, whatev) to say stupid stuff then be prepared for the consequences.

How Funny! (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14341998)

The United States of America may be under the fascistic fist of George "Daddy's Vendetta" Bush but at least there's still a nodding recognition of freedom of speech.

Yet our partners in the European Union are dead set against it should it violate their belief structure or run against the grain of their idealistic liberalism.

Re:How Funny! (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342103)

True. The US government has realized something that the Chinese, Burmese, and now European governments haven't yet come to understand: Talk has always been cheap, and the Internet only makes it cheaper.

Think about it. If Watergate happened today, it would rate an outraged blog entry or two on DailyKos, and be spun into evanescent gossamer by Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly. I doubt that the Committee to Re-Elect the President would even have to book an appearance for its representative on Hannity. The whole thing would blow over just that quickly, lost in the popular anomie that is "outrage fatigue."

So no, at least at the present time, the powers that be in the US have seen no need to enforce excessive regulation of free speech, except in a few cases where the religious freaks have to be appeased. Attempts like the CDA and COPA have been desultory efforts at best compared to what we've seen in Europe and Australia. I don't think this'll change anytime soon... they (correctly) see no downside in letting the bloggers stew in their own juices.

Re:How Funny! (1)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342420)

I think you're mistaking the lengthy judicial process with "outrage fatigue"

Fitzgerald has been investigating for 2 years now and he's still not quite done with the indictments. The man has spent 2 years and hasn't actually gone before a judge and jury to force someone to defend themselves.

I do agree that Rush and O'Reilly have lowered the level of discourse.
The US government has realized something that the Chinese, Burmese, and now European governments haven't yet come to understand: Talk has always been cheap, and the Internet only makes it cheaper.
I can't speak about Burma or Europe, but which Chinese gov't are you talking about?

China has filters ALL internet content and more recently, they've moved onto censoring SMS messages because of the role it had in spreading (sometimes false) information about SARS and the Asian Bird Flu.

I'm quite sure China knows how cheap talk is, which is why they've gone to great lengths to suppress it.

Re:How Funny! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342215)

Read error: Connection reset by peer.

d'oh (4, Funny)

joe_bruin (266648) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342004)

Stupid Flanders, always censoring the Internet.

Re:d'oh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342117)

SCREW FLANDERS!

Re:d'oh (0)

tomcres (925786) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342278)

I'm surprised Flanders would take issue with the internet, since it was invented by Rev. Lovejoy... or was that Al Gore? Hmm.. I can't tell them apart...
<shrug>

Fuck off metro fagit scum (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342005)

Please fuck off and kill yoyur mother fuckign self if you use the word pod cast.

For the sake of fucking fuckity it is the most fucjing wortlesss word out there along side blog. Reallty fuck off and die if you use that word.

Re:Fuck off metro fagit scum (1)

nuclearpenguins (907128) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342298)

I too hate the word "podcast" RealAudio was doing this ten years ago. Death to Apple for cursing us with a new trendy term.

Re:Fuck off metro fagit scum (0, Troll)

heinousjay (683506) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342400)

We just need to embrace this trend. For example, I term my posts here 'Slashcasts.' I think this can as far as it can be taken: Make a phone call, it's a voicecast. Purchase something in a store, it's a moneycast. Start up a myspace account, it's an egocast. I like it.

Now excuse me, I need to go post a new bowelcast. I think this is going to be my best one yet.

European internet control needed? (2, Insightful)

magarity (164372) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342006)

Yet another nail in the coffin for the idea of having more EU control over the internet.

Re:European internet control needed? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342058)

This is a problem with government in general. The more power government holds, the greater the chance of oppression taking place. It doesn't matter whether the power was intended to fund a welfare program or a military occupation. Power is power, and power will be abused. By its own definition, power is abuse! (Power meaning a "right" to initiate force as a means to an end -- which according to human nature doesn't exist outside the parent-child relationship.)

So here's a question for you: why does government need to be involved with the internet at all, beyond enforcing the core of natural law (no force, no fraud) which it supposedly already does?

Re:European internet control needed? (0, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342127)

Can someone please explain why this was modded Troll?

This is exactly the sort of value system that the Eurocrats would inflict on the entire world if they had the chance, and you know it. Don't like the truth? Rebut it, or work to change it. Calling it "trolling" isn't going to help anyone.

Re:European internet control needed? (1)

Cal Paterson (881180) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342349)

Well, theres nothing wrong with the Eurocrats as such. I'm all for a free market and increased freedom of movement. There are some benfits of the European Community.

What I'm not for is handing more political power to a governmental institution where the only democratic house (the European Parliment) is powerless before the appointed houses. The European Parliment _can_ vote on what is effectively EU law, but only on law the unelected houses decide to make (it cannot propose its own law), and generally what happens is that the other houses only allow the European Parliament to express itself when they want to make something look democratic. Most often, the Council of Ministers and the Commission exert power over this vote by effectively saying "vote against this, and we will make life very difficult for you by using our veto against you on other issues."

We badly need reform of the European Union governmental system not distruction of the eurozone. The current system seems almost designed for abuse, which is really strange considering it was almost entirely designed by appointed parties from governments that couldn't possibly have ulterior motives.

Re:European internet control needed? (5, Insightful)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342376)

Can someone please explain why this was modded Troll?

Hmm, a guess. Belgian gov't != EU perhaps...?

This is exactly the sort of value system that the Eurocrats

Eurocrats? Say after me -- b-e-l-g-i-a-n-s.
There have been no signs of this, rather to the contrary, in the country of "Eurocrats" I live in,

Rebut it, or work to change it. Calling it "trolling" isn't going to help anyone.

But generalizing governments to cover international organizations do?

MOD Parent UP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342154)

Not a troll, Parent speaks/types the truth.

Re:European internet control needed? (4, Interesting)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342356)

???

Would you immediately generalize in the same way to cover the policy of the entire US when it's about a whacky decision in one state?

I hope you do, as European countries are less tied to the EU than US states are to the USA.

Re:European internet control needed? (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342359)

Did you say the same thing when the USA was talking about having to register political bloggers? Did you say the same thing when the USA forbade 2600 magazine from linking to certain websites. Did you say the same thing when the USA enacted a law that let the Church of Scientology censor Google and Slashdot?

Let me guess: No, you said fuck all, you hypocrite.

Re:European internet control needed? (0, Flamebait)

Joey7F (307495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342379)

He also did not say that he wanted the US to control the web. Let me guess...you are anti-American?

--Joey

European Convention of Human Rights (2, Informative)

rewinn (647614) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342437)

This case is setting up an interesting collision between Belgium's domestic legislation and the European Convention on Human Rights [hri.org] (ECHR), comparable to (...although differing in detail ...) the collision between state and federal law in the USA.

This is a good thing. Ideally, of course, anti-racists or anti-anti-Islamicists would simply find a way to outtalk or otherwise pursuade racists, using reason, logic et cetera. But in the real world, it's normal and human to take shortcuts, especially where local fears are inflamed by famous crimes committed by Islamic immigrants.

The ECHR has been helpful in comparable matters. For example, in previous cases involving torture in the U.K., the local nation's actions which were engendered by local fears were overruled by the calmer, broader view of the larger E.U.. That's one of the benefits of a multilevel polity; locals get inflamed by local fears, while larger groups are not so emotionally involved.

The most obviously relevant ECHR law in this Flemish matter:

ARTICLE 10:

Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. this right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. This article shall not prevent States from requiring the licensing of broadcasting, television or cinema enterprises.

The exercise of these freedoms, since it carries with it duties and responsibilities, may be subject to such formalities, conditions, restrictions or penalties as are prescribed by law and are necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security, territorial integrity or public safety, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, for the protection of the reputation or the rights of others, for preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, or for maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary.

This language gives plenty of room to argue, e.g. whether podcasting is broadcasting, and whether banning anti-Islamic speech is "necessary in a democratic society, in the interests of national security".

I don't know the answer that the Council of Europe will fnally provide, but the ECHR is probably the most important legal battleground.

Do you ever wonder... (1, Informative)

timecop (16217) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342017)

Why there's like a million different terms related to MAKING a blog, [wikipedia.org] but not a single one for "reading" blogs? Could it be a hint that blogs are write-only media, and nobody actually wastes time reading them? At least thats the impression I get, because every blog I ever seen is just filled with mundane tripe/copypaste from other sites and/or blogs. What is the point, anyway?

Re:Do you ever wonder... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342188)

Theres tons for reading blogs... boredom, retardation, stupid, braindead :)

A possible term for reading a blog... (4, Funny)

Urusai (865560) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342311)

...slogging?

Typical AshKKKroft & Bushitler... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342024)

If they keep up with this kind of thing, I'm moving to Canada!

Belgium Man (3, Funny)

netglen (253539) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342027)

What do you expect from a country named after a vile curse word?

Re:Belgium Man (1)

enrgeeman (867240) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342324)

shame the mod didn't get the reference. woo hitchhikers.

Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (5, Informative)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342029)

After RTFA, it appears that the fine does not stem from the fact that he had a podcast. He was fined because he had on some guests from a deemed racist political party. Certain European countries get very limp-wristed on these issues and try to deny that such people and problems exist. They would rather sweep the problems of racism under the carpet and pretend these whackjobs don't exist. That is where the fine came from.

Not quite true (1)

peope (584706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342096)

The article says the racism bothered leading officials and goverment parties.
But that the formal reason was non-compliance with some media-regulation.
The non-compliance is implied to be unlinked to the rasistic content.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (0, Troll)

slavemowgli (585321) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342113)

Yeah... unlike in the USA, where things like racism etc. don't exist at all and where everyone has the same chance in life, no matter whether they are black or white, rich or poor, man or woman or heterosexual or homosexual...

At least people in Europe have the guts to say "we won't tolerate that crap!".

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (4, Insightful)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342138)

There is racism all over the world and a lot of people are put at a disadvantage by it. We don't tolerate racist nutjobs here in the US, either; but we're not naive enough to drive them underground so that we don't know what the hell is going on.

I'd prefer that my enemies make themselves known, rather than hide in the shadows. And it is sickening and somewhat frightening that a government would encourage the latter.

Troll? (1)

Agarax (864558) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342448)

This is actually an insightful.

I think someone went on a powertrip with mod points.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342270)

At least people in Europe have the guts to say "we won't tolerate that crap!"

Which explains race riots in France how?

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (1)

Bad D.N.A. (753582) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342276)

Are you being serious?, or were you just not paying attention last month when every other car in France was torched by disenchanted French-born "immigrants"?

Granted, tolerance and acceptance in the states is hard to find these days (although it can be found), but to think for a second that these things are not common across the planet (and yes in Europe too) is a clinical case of I-see-nothing, I-hear-nothing.

And for the record I am a liberal atheist.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (2, Insightful)

Cal Paterson (881180) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342393)

"At least people in Europe have the guts to say "we won't tolerate that crap!".".

Yeah, at least in Europe, we have the guts to say, "this may be democracy, but you have no right to speak".

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (1)

Millenniumman (924859) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342405)

But the "crap" that they won't tolerate is free speech. The people who were fined have every right to make a podcast supporting a racist political party. It's stupid and I'd certainly not want to be a member of that party or subscribe to the podcast, but they do have the right to do it. The only thing that anyone else should be able to do about it is not listen to the podcast or give an opposing viewpoint (Through broadcasting or protest).

What an astute observation! (4, Informative)

whatthef*ck (215929) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342114)

After RTFA, it appears that the fine does not stem from the fact that he had a podcast. He was fined because he had on some guests from a deemed racist political party. Certain European countries get very limp-wristed on these issues and try to deny that such people and problems exist. They would rather sweep the problems of racism under the carpet and pretend these whackjobs don't exist. That is where the fine came from.

Ah, the guy wasn't fined because he had a podcast, he was fined because of the content of his podcast. That's a very important distinction.

I feel better now.

Weird, to me, anyway... (1)

mister_llah (891540) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342156)

Discovering this was very interesting to me, as I had heard that Europe was less racist than the United States...

When I heard about the riots in France, I was shocked that they had the same problems we had...

===

That sort of censorship MAY have a good motive (that is, the concept the lawmakers might have is that if they don't publicize the racism, if they try to stamp it out through not acknowledging it, that it may eventually just 'burn itself' out...) ... but it ignores the fact that knowledge passes on through families, on social issues, moreso than podcasts and even television.

Prejudice (on all sides) is passed on by social contact, and unless you can control that (which you really can't) ... people are going to continue to be racists (and worse) ... :/

Re:Weird, to me, anyway... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342199)

When I heard about the riots in France, I was shocked that they had the same problems we had...

It's old news, but many people don't know about it. Car burning is now down to normal levels, about 50 per night. Yes, that's right, that is the normal level.

The odd thing is that the French government is extremely friendly with Arab governments, yet the French people hate Arabs.

Re:Weird, to me, anyway... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342231)

Anyone who thinks that Europe is less racist than the United States is living in a fantasy world. The US is not perfect by any means, but is one of the least racist societies on the planet.

It's always amusing when some brainwashed American kid moves overseas to "escape American racism", and then we get to watch as it slowly dawns on him that he is little more than a talking zoo animal abroad. It becomes even more amusing when he starts learning the local language (the real language, not what he got taught in school) and starts to understand some of what gets murmured in his vicinity. It isn't long thereafter that he flees back to the US.

Who is the tool that moded parent flamebait? (1)

Killall -9 Bash (622952) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342402)

Parent is not flamebait. It's reality.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (5, Informative)

yupie (772822) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342157)

He was fined because he had on some guests from a deemed racist political party.

Not exactly. He was fined because
  • the podcast is considered to be a radio-transmission, and radio-transmissions should have been declared as such to the appropriate government services beforehand;
  • the radio/broadcasting cannot be linked to a political party;
  • by placing the podcast on non-Belgian servers (US, formerly in Russia and others), he is falsely claiming it to be not-Belgian or not-Flemish, whereas in reality it is targetted to Flemish people.
It has to be admitted that, for some time, the same podcast was also transmitted on shortwave. This is no longer the case, due to some inventive and intensive lobbying of opponents.

Of course, in reality, the only reason why this is happening is that the author (Jurgen Verstrepen) is member of an alledged racist party. Any policical or governmental means possibly are being deployed in this country to weaken their rights of freedom of speech. The case of considering podcasts as equal to radio broadcasting (other political parties or government organisations have websites with audio and/or video, without any problem so far), and fining them as such, is just another illustration. Sometimes I wish the Belgian government would be more adherent to the principle once stated by Voltaire (and, ironically, by default printed on all publications of one of our universities): I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (4, Informative)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342354)

Sometimes I wish the Belgian government would be more adherent to the principle once stated by Voltaire (and, ironically, by default printed on all publications of one of our universities): I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it.

Voltaire never said this. It is a famous non-quotation by Beatrice Hall from 1907, well over a hundred years after the death of Voltaire. Please don't propogate urban myths.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (1)

greysky (136732) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342167)

So because the broadcast featured guests that were considered racists, then it's okay to censor it? How is this different from any other case of "we don't like your views so we're not going to allow you to express them"? Just because it's the Left that is doing the censoring doesn't make it right.

Re:Doesn't appear to be because it's a podcast (1)

EiZei (848645) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342187)

Well, it's not like these things are denied in europe. Some dumbass politicians just feel that censorship will do anything to curb this.
The end result? Nobody dares to discuss these things in public forums and the racists themselves set up private forums in which they ban anybody showing dissenting opinions. Great going.

Yes it is, but from a persona non grata (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342190)

As a Flemish citizen, I have been downloading these podcasts for a while now and it is as VH describes in his article: rightwing-progressive (sic) talk radio. Nothing about racism, just news coverage and interviews from a different (uncommon for a 70% left-wing dominated press, as was revealed in a 2003 poll among Belgian journalists) point of view. People that get boycotted by the Belgian media (the VB party, dissident liberals, bloggers, ...) Verstrepen is quite liberal in his society views (freedom above all), yet right-wing in rejecting the socialist dogmas that dominate politics in Belgium. He is therefore fair game for people that like the status-quo of the parties in power. The "racism" argument is just Godwin's Law applied in the parliament by parties that don't like the strong popular backing the VB party is getting (25% of the votes, largest single party in Flanders). Over the last decade, the socialists have been hit by what must be a dozen corruption scandals, yet are still in power because they manage to constantly bad-mouth the VB and to threaten any other party from forming a coalition with them. This makes the socialists essential to forge any coalition and keeps them in power. And all in the name of "higher moral principles" of "not talking with nazi's" and other feeble Godwin-style arguments. The podcast ban is symptomatic of this: the powers that be don't hesitate to modify laws at random to hit their nemesis party. First it was the "racism" law that was extended to just about any difference between people. It is now so convoluted that anyone can sue for any reason ("possible(!) incitement(!) to discriminate" concerning age, gender, financial status, ...). The party was sued and tried by a judge pertaining to a French elitist service club (note: the party wants independence from Belgium's French speaking part). It was sued for pointing out the incompatibilities between militant Islam and democracy, interjections that have been made by just about any other party, and since 9/11 are official government policy in countries as the US, Netherlands and Denmark. The next juridical attack came as the "prohibition law". Its name originated as a reference to the 1920's prohibition, but now with the ubiquitous Godwin's Law as condition to cut off government subsidies to the party. And now the government's internet carpetbombing makes some severe collateral damage in the feedom of speech department of every netizen. Podcast licenses, what will be next? Journalist cards to run blogs, as was hinted in Spain a couple of years ago? Anyway, there is a English-speaking page (VB-operated) that details the political situation from their point of view: http://www.flemishrepublic.org/ [flemishrepublic.org]

Typical Americano-Centric post (5, Informative)

hellfire (86129) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342301)

preface: I am an american myself.

First of all, why do Americans have to get so high and mighty about Europe's anti-Nazi laws? Every time I hear someone go off on a law like this it's like a European gets their foot chopped off when they utter the word "Hitler" or "Nazi."

I really can't speak for any of these laws, but what I can say is that just because such a law exists doesn't mean it's all that bad, even if it seems counter to our own constitution. Our own constitution at times seems flawed, in that the right to bear arms is felt by some to be completely unnecessary and constantly misinterpreted by modern governments.

And what's worse is that people think that free speech in America means being able to say racist and ethnic slurs so that no law is created that might on the off chance prevent someone from actually uttering the word "nigger" or "dirty jew" in a sentence that is not meant as a racist slur but in an intelligent adult discussion about the evils of racism.

My Major problem with racism and racist fucks is that to me it's really a form of slander or libel, except you are doing it against an entire race. You can't publically call someone a baby killer, so why the fuck can these people in America call Blacks and Jews baby killers?

In an ideal world you have evolving government and changing laws. There's no reason to think a democratically elected government cannot craft legislation that put forms of racist language on the level of libel.

And how does this relate to Nazism? That's the whole point. Europe witnessed the horrors of Hitler first hand and up front. The US has these weird rose colored glasses on at times. We agree Hitler was a bad guy, but we preserve our right to free speech because we should be able to say absolutely anything we want at all times. However, maybe if we stopped allowing whites to publically slur other races sooner, we could have ended segregation sooner, prevented Japanese Americans from being sent to internment camps, and prevented our own ethnic crimes from being committed in Tuskeegee [wikipedia.org] .

You can't cry fire in a crowded theater, you can't call Bush a baby killer without proof, and you should not be able to go onto a radio show and say blacks and jews are causing an increase in crime and disease and should be thrown in jails.

Re:Typical Americano-Centric post (1, Insightful)

Mozk (844858) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342473)

It is not and should not be left to the government to decide our country's morals or values unless it is necessary in order to secure itself or its citizens. I cannot see how disallowing people (not necessarily whites) to publically slur others would have ended segregation sooner or protect citizens. Hate crimes would still be commited. Stopping the prejudice would be more effective than limiting its exposure.

Re:Typical Americano-Centric post (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342485)

"First of all, why do Americans have to get so high and mighty about Europe's anti-Nazi laws? "

Ah, youth.

The reason those of us who have been educated with a sense of history is that the Europeans claim to believe in free speech, but they don't. You see, free speech means "Freedom to offend people". We broke away from England because of that principle, and we fought two great wars on the continent to defend those principals (against Nazis!). To see the Belgians, French, and Germans disregard the millions of deaths over the past 10 years defending those freedom strikes those of us who had fathers die in those wars as really really bad.

"And what's worse is that people think that free speech in America means being able to say racist and ethnic slurs"

Free speech means just that. It means the freedom to offend. It means the right to say stuff that you will find utterly offense. It means speech that will hurt you to your core. That's free speech. It's an important right, because it gives you the freedom to say things against conventional beliefs that people will find offensive.

"We agree Hitler was a bad guy, but we preserve our right to free speech because we should be able to say absolutely anything we want at all times. However, maybe if we stopped allowing whites to publically slur other races sooner, we could have ended segregation sooner, prevented Japanese Americans from being sent to internment camps, and prevented our own ethnic crimes from being committed in Tuskeegee."

First, America sent its sons and fathers to die to defeat Hitler; we changed our whole way of life to defeat him, so please stop with the revisionist history. Segregation didn't occur because people were allowed to talk about it, Japanese weren't sent to internment camps because we were allowed to talk about it, and the experiments you speak were not the result of free speech, they were the result of secrecy and an unwillingness to challenge coventional wisdom.

Do you think it was popular in 1940 to say FDR was doing a bad job by putting Americans from Japan in internment camps? Dude, Americans thought it was a *GREAT* idea.

Free speech is the most crucial freedom we have and its worth fighting and dieing for, even if it offends you. I don't get how you don't even understand history here! It scares me a great deal!

Do you think if we stopped talking about racism it would disappear? Seriously?

Re:Typical Americano-Centric post (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342493)

One adjustment from:

However, maybe if we stopped allowing whites to publically slur other races sooner, we could have ended segregation sooner,

to:

However, maybe if we stopped allowing anyone to publically slur races not of themselves sooner, we could have ended segregation sooner,

Because preventing white people from cussing out "niggers" will only lead to the inverse. If you're going to cut people's rights (in order to prevent them infringing others rights), do it fairly, en-masse.

I'm sure glad... (-1, Troll)

DavidBrown (177261) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342032)

...that it's still our internet, not theirs. This is just another example of the kind of government interference the high-minded international community would do if the UN took over the administration of the internet. If they were in charge, the podcast would have been pulled off the internet by government order.

Now I'm not saying that the US is the best government in the world or anything, but I am saying that we have better free speech protections than nations such as Belgiumm, France and Germany, and those countries are better than most.

Re:I'm sure glad... (4, Insightful)

d34thm0nk3y (653414) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342063)

it's still our internet, not theirs. This is just another example of the kind of government interference the high-minded international community would do if the UN took over the administration of the internet.

Tell 2600 magazine about how much more "free" it is over here. [wired.com]

Re:I'm sure glad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342070)

It was wrong, what the US government did to 2600 magazine. But if you're really, seriously comparing that to the regular outright censorship practiced by European liberal democracies, you are pitifully ignorant.

Re:I'm sure glad... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342204)

Right, Its the law and until someone changes the law its the law. SO GET OFF YOU #$% and get the law changed if you don't like it.

Re:I'm sure glad... (2, Insightful)

dangitman (862676) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342444)

Right, Its the law and until someone changes the law its the law. SO GET OFF YOU #$% and get the law changed if you don't like it.

Seems that when the US censors free speech, it's never the government's fault. It's the individual voter's fault for letting the government get away with it. But when the same thing happens in Europe, it's "evil socialist governments" who are at fault, not the individual voters.

Nevermind the complexities of the electoral systems and how much one's vote can actually change entrenched systems. Europe bad! America good!

Belgium (1)

exoir (826214) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342033)

Ya I should care abou this because...oh they use an Ipod OK.

The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (3, Insightful)

harryseldon (29164) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342035)

And it will be called "campaign finance reform".

Have opinions on candidates? Have a blog? Comment on blogs? Hit tipjars? Too vocal and influential?

Look forward to visits from the FEC.

Money is speech, speech is money. Talk too much and you'll be over the limit for campaign contributions.

Thank the honorable senators McCain and Feingold.

Re:The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (1)

nwbvt (768631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342071)

If you are spending more than the amont of money allowed in a policitcal campaign on a weblog or a podcast, well first of all you have too much money lying around. Second, you are a really crappy shopper because you can get the exact same services for a much better price.

On a more serious note (and a bit off topic, this entire discussion has absolutely nothing to do with the actual article should you ever choose to read it), blogs are the perfect solution to the campaign finance problems. They are effective methods of communicating with people and both grassroots campaigns and billionare candidates can participate in them equally well.

Re:The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (1)

emarkp (67813) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342095)

Ah, but how much is too much? If it's running on your own computer, better check the cost of the computer and bandwidth. If it's running hosted on someone else's server, is it just the monthly fee that counts? Or do they include the cost of your desktop that you're using to post your blog from?

When you have those answers definitively from McCain/Feingold, let us know. Then you can whine about people having too much money lying around.

Re:The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (1)

nwbvt (768631) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342240)

Actually, the restrictions on issue ads only applied to radio and television ads and only banned money from unions or corporations. They do not restrict you from spending your own money to advocate some political position. So none of those costs are included.

The only way blogging could be affected by these restrictions would be if you were to donate over $2000 for him to set up his blog. And if a politician is requesting more than 2 grand so that he can create a blog, he is pulling your leg.

Re:The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (2, Insightful)

laughingcoyote (762272) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342208)

Money is speech, speech is money.

"What are you cuffing me for, officer??? What do you mean I can't offer to slip you twenty bucks for forgetting what your radar gun said! I was exercising my right to free speech!"

Bribes, no matter what you call them, are not "speech". Speech is speech. If I choose to make a posting on my own blog, or here on Slashdot, or (fill in the blank), of course that should be my right, political or not-and it is. No one's stopping me, and no one's stopping you either.

If I'm wrong, when was your last visit from the FEC? You apparently are inclined toward political speech.

The big difference is whether you are unofficially exercising your right as a citizen to speak in support of or against a political candidate of your choice, or whether you are officially giving money to or speaking at the request of that candidate.

It's legal for me to speak any opinion I have (or to present facts-only thing you can't do is present something as fact that's provably untrue) about a police officer, judge, jury member, city department head, or any other public official. It should always be legal to the same for elected officials.

On the other hand, it is patently ILLEGAL for me to slip a bribe to any of those officials I just mentioned. And once again, it should be illegal for elected officials, as well. I would never be in favor of anything that abrogates the "one person, one vote" system-and our current system of "one dollar, one vote" is a grave threat to that indeed.

Re:The same kind of BS will happen here in the US (1)

lowieken (522530) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342235)

And it will be called "campaign finance reform". Party financing is quite transparent in Belgium. Quite a lot of public money is spent on it, with _very_ strict limits on commercial sources of income. It's quite difficult for companies to buy laws this way in Belgium.

The article is not neutral (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342039)

The VB is a party that is against freedom and would love a fashist state, this would be the kind of broadcast they would want to ban
if it would be about deportations of unwanted immigrants because they "take the jobs of flamish people" ... like they would like it.

Re:The article is not neutral (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342060)

Its not neutral because they don't agree with censorship?

A serious question about Flanders? (2, Funny)

wealthychef (584778) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342061)

The issue has raised some serious concerns about free speech on the Internet in Flanders,

Can any concern about Flanders be considered a serious one? That's like saying there are serious concerns about what a father of four decides to have for dinner.

Re:A serious question about Flanders? (1)

VomitInc (941517) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342378)

Of course you're right. Just as when a dam cracks, the initial trickle of water is negligeable.
Get your filthy paws of the Internet, you damn dirty rabbit (http://www.hansverreyt.org/frePas/cartoon_6.gif [hansverreyt.org] ), I would say to Belgium's prime minister.
Imagine it works for Flanders, then Europe... Just how long would America stand up to the joint lobbys of large media corporations protecting their traditional networks and the political parties trying to squelch dissident voices?

Different ideas of Freedome (4, Insightful)

LWATCDR (28044) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342069)

Freedom isn't easy.
If you have ever heard Roosevelt's speech on the four freedoms can see just how hard it is.
The four freedoms are
Freedom of speech.
Freedom of worship.
Freedom from fear.
And Freedom from want.

How can you have freedom of speech and freedom from fear? Belgian is trying to give it's population freedom from fear be limiting racist speech. It is a trade off. It is really up to the people of Belgian to decide if that is a trade off they want. The US believes in a different set of trade offs. I tend to feel those are the correct trade offs for the US. Belgian is a democratic country and can and should work out what it thinks is best for it's population. Hopefully this is being debated in Belgian.

Re:Different ideas of Freedome (3, Insightful)

Rude Turnip (49495) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342077)

"How can you have freedom of speech and freedom from fear? Belgian is trying to give it's population freedom from fear be limiting racist speech. It is a trade off."

Not at all. Freedom from fear can ONLY come from inside yourself.

Re:Different ideas of Freedome (1)

peope (584706) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342118)

The article implies the rasistic part of the show was legal.

The broadcasting was not legal.

As such the government could fine anybody that does hold their values.
Even if there is no law for it.

Everybody is guilty but only some are chosen to get fined.

Re:Different ideas of Freedome (1)

stubear (130454) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342365)

Ummm, it's Belgium not Belgian. Those are the waffles.

fifth freedom... (1)

Cryptnotic (154382) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342627)

And then of course, there's actual freedom, which FDR took away from 100,000 Japanese-descended American immigrants when he put them into internment camps for the duration of WWII. Of course, when he did that he was protecting the rest of us from the fear that the Japanese gardener down the street wasn't plotting to take over California.

Slashdot used for racist agitprop (5, Interesting)

burne (686114) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342091)

A novell idea. Let's use slashdot to gain exposure and some credibility for what most people would consider to be the whining and howling of a bunch of racists.

Re:Slashdot used for racist agitprop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342116)

I should've known those Novell bastards were behind this!

Novell??? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342123)

Let's use MORMONS to gain exposure and some credibility for what most people would consider to be the whining and howling of a bunch of racist

O RLY?

Re:Slashdot used for racist agitprop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342165)

So you are basically saying that the people are too stupid to make up their minds about racism so we should censor some things from being heard?

I don't know whats more backwards in society - racism/bigotry or the blind knee-jerk attitude towards racism and bigotry that prevents people from having frank discussions about it.

Re:Slashdot used for racist agitprop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342339)

Yep,
slashdot's frontpage got trolled again.

I prefer the electric universe trolls over the racist trolls though...

Flanders does not censor podcasting (5, Informative)

lowieken (522530) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342098)

The judgement only quotes existing law when it mentions podcasting:
Officially, every "radio service" operator who has Flanders as his primary audience should inform the appropriate government institution of this. Podcasting is also considered a "radio service". The accused didn't do that, but Vlaams Commissariaat voor de Media makes no problem of that. In fact, the verdict sounds to me a bit like begging to do away with that requirement.

The actual conviction has nothing to do with podcasting:
* the program was also an analog radio broadcast channel
* the analog broadcast channel was for one political party
* it is illegal to operate an analog radio broadcast channel for a single political party in Flanders
* it is illegal to operate an analog radio broadcast channel with Flanders as its primary market without a Flemish government permit. They didn't have one.

B.T.W. Jurgen Verstrepen is a member of parliament for Vlaams Belang, successors to Vlaams Blok, both generally considered extreme right wing parties. Even if on most issues including part of immigration policy, they are probably to the left of the Republicans in the US or Howard in Australia...

Re:Flanders does not censor podcasting (1)

lowieken (522530) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342174)

* the analog broadcast channel was for one political party

Of course, this is the point of discussion. The facts stipulated in the verdict:
* the radio broadcast channel was announced at a press conference by the party in the Flemish parliament
* it was announced there as an "own political radio station" of the party
* it is presented by a member of parliament of the party
* the party's points of view (and the MEP's own) are given broad exposure in the radio program
* from the beginning, the party's home page carried publicity for the radio station

P.S. The reasons it is forbidden to operate a single party radio station in Belgium are historical. We've had some rather nasty problems around World War II...
P.P.S. Until very recently, political parties had their own air time on public radio and television channels.

Any restrictions are wrong (1)

VomitInc (941517) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342274)

Actually, this point should be irrelevant to the discussion. So what if it was a radio station operated by a political party, a member of a party (as is the case here) or by a private person that may or may not have a privately held preference for a party?
The problem is that the government systematically tries to cut off media access to an opinion and a person holding it. Especially when the point of view of this person is already constantly targeted for vilification in the left-wing biased media, this constitutes plain censorship.
The World War 2 arguments are plain Godwinesque and could just as well apply to the government's point of view: unlicensed radio receivers for the British broadcasts would also spell trouble with the "acting government" back then.
And indeed, the air time on public television was a fact. Until the government parties decided to scrap it ... because *they* had all the media access they needed and wanted to deprive that other party that didn't. Guess which party that was...
Something's very rotten in the state of Belgium.

Re:Any restrictions are wrong (1)

lowieken (522530) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342438)

the analog broadcast channel was for one political party
Actually, this point should be irrelevant to the discussion.

I think it is a valid point of discussion. Things like these need _very_ careful consideration before any changes are made.

So what if it was a radio station operated by a political party, a member of a party (as is the case here) or by a private person that may or may not have a privately held preference for a party?

Obviously, there is a real danger of abuse here. Same problem with too little government interference. Minimising potential dangers is the real problem.

The problem is that the government systematically tries to cut off media access to an opinion and a person holding it. Especially when the point of view of this person is already constantly targeted for vilification in the left-wing biased media, this constitutes plain censorship.

Error 404. Conspiracy not found.

The World War 2 arguments are plain Godwinesque and could just as well apply to the government's point of view: unlicensed radio receivers for the British broadcasts would also spell trouble with the "acting government" back then.

I was citing historical reasons, not using arguments.

And indeed, the air time on public television was a fact. Until the government parties decided to scrap it ... because *they* had all the media access they needed and wanted to deprive that other party that didn't. Guess which party that was... ... because no one was watching them? Actually, I regularly watched these. They suited my rather weird taste of humour quite well. On the public radio, there are still some of this kind of funny shows left. Try listening to "De protestantse stem", "Het vrije woord", ... on Radio 1 around 19.20. Real fun!

Re:Any restrictions are wrong (1)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342466)

Nah, it's nearly Europe-wide. And it's not "politicians," it's the large numbers of European voters that want it this way. The old cultures on that continent have become so geriatric and fearful of their own shadows that they'd rather criminalize unpleasant-sounding (or, in this case, simply less-popular) opinions than stand up and simply be persuasive about the counter position, or admit when they're being wrong-headed. It's cowardice.

Only in the USA (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342099)

The fucking USA does it again. I am glad I live in an enlightened European utopia.

This is a surprise? (3, Interesting)

qurve (689356) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342101)

Most countries in europe do not recognize the right to free speech. Look at the anti-nazi-speech laws in Germany and many other countries in europe. The most important speech to protect is the speech that you despise.

Anonymously said (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342108)

The fact is, that it is a crime in Belgium, to frankly or subtly set up one people to hate another, whether it is because of being a different race, sexual preference, or religion. This article is abusing, by posing Johan Verstreken as a victim. Don't be fooled by it. The article plays its role. Verstreken is member and politician of the VB in question. And VB is Belgiums' biggest nightmare after WW II. The issue is so sickening, that I even have to post anonymously.
Now look what hate has done to Europe in the 1930ies and look what it does to the world now. Freedom of Speech? The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good, in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. How much freedom is there in a lie, or in half the truth?

How much freedom is there in hate?

Re:Anonymously said (2, Insightful)

Dr Damage I (692789) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342375)

How much freedom is there in a lie, or in half the truth?

How much freedom is there in hate?

Who decides what is or is not a lie?
Who decides what is or is not hatred?

If your answer is anything other than "me", you are a hateful liar. This is why freedom of speech must include those things which an individual might consider hateful or a lie. Otherwise freedom of speech is nothing but a hateful slogan chanted by liars.

Re:Anonymously said (1)

BorgCopyeditor (590345) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342510)

Urging others to commit criminal acts might arguably be restricted.

It wasn't really hate that did it (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342648)

"Now look what hate has done to Europe in the 1930"

It wasn't hate that started WW2, it was the lack of will by men to stand up and do the right thing.

Who stood up to Hitler in germany? Why didn't somebody stick up for Czechoslovakia? Nobody stood up until it was *too late*.

That isn't hate...hate will always be here with us. Racism is a form of Xenophobia that is hard wired into the human genetic makeup...its a survival trait. No, people have to be strong to stand up for what's right.

And what's right is not to limit free speech. Good men have to say "I will allow you to say something utterly vile. But I will also refute you point by point to show what a jerk you are.

Please don't play the "Oh poor us, the Nazis did us in". Dude, you WERE the Nazis. Belgians, French, Germans, Spaniards et al worked with the Nazis. Frankly if not for the Russians, the Americans and the British, Europe suck today. That's why Americans even today respect the Russians. They were willing to send their sons to die for what they believed in.

But blaming free speech for Nazism? Dude, Nazism was the end result of racism that has been simmering in Europe for Millenia. Do you think if we don't talk about it, it might go away? Please. The Belgians sicken me on this.

Its all about political propaganda (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342110)

The issue is not free speech here ...

There are strict rules in belgium on how political parties can bring their "propaganda" to the public , partly because we don't want political parties to buy their votes be spending huge amounts of money on their advertising ... Depending on the amount of votes you had by the last elections you get a campaign budget sponsored by the gouvernment .. it is a quite democratic system.
in my personal oppinion better than the system in the USA where you need bilions of dollars and therefore the support of lobby groups

One of the rules in belgium is that as a political party you way not own a broadcast facility and pretend that you are neutral in your message ..
thats what went wrong here, i know the podcast might not be a "broadcast system" but it was a profesionally run program financed by a political party

Blogs are like Perl.. (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342126)

Write once, read never.

Cripple politics (2)

Device666 (901563) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342198)

So many politicians do things which severely harm the democracy of their country, which have been build carefully in their nations history. We know what democracy is, we certainly know what freedom is. Flander people use your vote to get politicians who enable true freedom of speech. How is it possible so many politicians misuse their powers to restrict this freedom? It is this freedom that is a fundament for democracy and also for their jobs.

Racist Messages Censored by Gov't (1)

Ruff_ilb (769396) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342227)

And they just happened to be on a podcast.

This isn't a specific attack on podcasts, and this would be attacked if it were in something as archaic as cuneiform. It's the message, not the medium.

it's not about the message either; (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342246)

it's about the messenger, the opposition.

Fuck you fucking fuckbrains (-1, Offtopic)

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Hu ech huet main Duerf, päift Wisen Fielse gin an? Haus Kënnt Keppchen mä get, vun zënter laacht jo, Hären d'Land Milliounen am dat. Fir denkt méngem beschte ké. Nei da Räis Friemd d'Lëtzebuerger, mä zum d'Wéën d'Meereische. Ke vun Dach fergiess, gefällt laanscht as sou? Hu wär rifft Gaart, nozegon fergiess as all, am dee iwerall rëschten.

Op geet gesiess Klarinett bei, räich jéngt frësch ze dan. Frësch gehéiert zum ze, ze d'Musek Kirmesdag gét, fir d'Loft Freiesch prächteg en. De dat esou Riesen Klarinett, da dat sech Zalot Dohannen, un drun alles d'Mier nun! Virun Stieren d'Kàchen wou wa, rou fort lossen d'Vullen en. Och zielen bleiwe heescht vu.

Mir ugedon Hémecht schnéiwäiss wa, rou fu Fläiß schlon, bei soubal d'Liewen ke? Jo Gart Duerf der, hu déi Hierz wielen beschéngt? Wa Mier weisen beschte hie? Ke bei päift onser, rout kommen heemlech net ké!

Rem frou uechter si, sou erem uechter beschte en. Dan zënne d'Land uechter do, gét dé Hunn éiweg, eise spilt lossen dé hie. Monn Freiesch prächteg fu dem, haut Freiesch Schuebersonndeg si hir, get en alle Engel Fuesent. Net Gart löschteg as. Fu dämpen gebotzt Faarwen hie, jo rou iech haut d'Bëscher, op gei vill kréien. De Gaas d'Musek bei? Da sin keng Fréijor beschéngt, mat ke stolz Keppchen!

Jo bei Friemd Dauschen! Drun kommen d'Hiezer bei no, nei um grousse Blummen Keppchen? Wär blénken d'Blumme d'Vioule mä, jéngt kréien heemlech op nun. All um drem spilt schéinste, ké hin Fielse d'Musek Fuesent. Ke gin Welt ma'n Milliounen!

Et deser d'Hiezer Plett'len rei, déi zielen Poufank hannendrun vu, de hun welle weisen. Ech dé drun gesiess. Nei ké hier Land drem, da vun Heck Ronn Kaffi! Schéi Fielse d'Natur as gei, as zielen heescht ass!

Nei mä klinzecht Völkerbond. Si iwer Blummen hir, nozegon d'Kamäiner do oft! Dat fu drem meescht. Der jeitzt genuch ze, ze laacht gewalteg däischter dan, sou hu Léift d'Pied! Hu brommt iw'rem rëm. En dén huet kille, do der spilt aremt Hierz! Wee am drun genuch, ké stolz botze aus, räich Hierz ugedon rei as!

Sech dämpen de nei, wat um Räis Nuechtegall! Mecht Stret gesiess nët dé. Nei an wait grouss zwëschen, de hun d'Hierz d'Lëtzebuerger, op wee Benn d'Beem. Éiweg löschteg zum do, vu nët geet uechter! Sou un durch rëschten. Ons ze Gaas goung wielen!

Da och drun Noper. Dem as Haus d'Leit? Weisen d'Stroos do dee. Do bereet heemlech aus, Benn Poufank da ons?

Mat um ston blëtzen d'Kirmes, jo gei Hierz Stieren! Ze dén main Feld d'Blumme. Sech d'Blumme wat mä, d'wäiss blénken en dat. Ze Minutt d'Liewen aus. Un hirem schléit d'Kirmes hun? All wuel zielen un, hie Well blëtzen as? All hu Stret Hämmelsbrot, hu Mier d'Loft och, fu wee welle heescht.

Benn Schiet fu hie, ruffen genuch nozegon do wat, wou fond néierens hu? Mamm ménger déi ke, nët ze Mecht Fuesent d'Gaassen, dan ké derbei uechter. Oft Kënnt Fläiß wielen ze, et lait Noper hirem ech. D'Welt duurch sou si, fond d'Loft Säiten nun op! Hu erem Wisen d'Kanner mir!

Nei dann nozegon d'Vullen de! Gei Duerf d'Land en! Hie am Haus zënter Kolrettchen, do aus Räis Duerf séngt, sech Land beschéngt oft hu. Ech hu drem deser Scholl, iw'rem Dohannen oft hu, méi Well eise Margréitchen as! Der Stret Hémecht et. Un Gart schéi hir, zwé ke Lann esou zielen.

Jo rifft Hämmel bei. Gin da riede hannendrun, der am main schéi Gaart, sinn Well wat wa! Nun brét Gaas d'Wéën ke, iwer zënter kommen da ass! Ierd iw'rem d'Margréitchen en zum, den Haus stét Mier do, déi vu Haus duerch! Wär Duerf rifft op, hire bereet no nei?

Eng eise nozegon an, am drun Léift schnéiwäiss den, hu rifft Stret Himmel wee. Dohannen beschéngt Fletschen hun an, fu dan huet fest Kirmesdag! Ech un brét iw'rem, wa Wand fort Blénkeg hie, prächteg schnéiwäiss fu aus! Drun bessert Plett'len ass dé!

Si hun hale Mier d'Lëtzebuerger, vill Gaas Minutt dir an! Halm ston gehéiert un gei. Vun Bänk méngem beschte no. Méi deser Himmel iweral et, sin da dann gudden, rei voll Feld de. Déi as fest Kaffi, op hie hier Dach d'Wise, et sin soubal grouss Dohannen.

Fond gehéiert Dauschen ze och, hu nët Haus Duerf laacht. D'Wéën d'Liewen vun ke! Déi vu Mamm Völkerbond, an Ierd Fletschen den, da voll d'Kirmes den! Gebotzt gefällt ze eng, ke net iwerall fergiess d'Margréitchen. Fu laacht gewëss gét, esou Benn dämpen fir et. Wellen Hämmel um nun, hie ké rout gemaacht?

Mir eise Stret genuch an, de den Minutt d'Kanner, blo kille schlon de. Gei Minutt gemaacht fu, rei et d'Welt Hämmelsbrot, ston Wand d'Kamäiner jo rei. Do Noper blénken d'Natur hir. Ké vill Well d'Margréitchen gin, gewëss verstoppen mir jo, an stét Fréijor Freiesch rou.

Net durch Hierz Säiten et. De wär Haus d'Pan Säiten. Mier Dohannen fu gét. Alle gudden schnéiwäiss zwé un, jo kommen gudden fir! Dé rëm laacht genuch d'wäiss, as Ronn schaddreg hun, dir keen blëtzen erwaacht da. Onser botze heescht op oft. Schéi d'Hierz hin um!

Ech um gréng wellen d'Gaassen, hir grouss d'Liewen am? Main d'Mier schaddreg as get, déi Halm Kënnt schléit hu? Zum un Stad sëtzen d'Stroos, gei riede virun Keppchen ké! Jo wielen schléit schéinste gin, fort d'Natur der no, sou mä onser grouss hinnen. Wat as Léift laacht.

Gét gutt Feld um, hu dén Léift d'wäiss Blummen! Op hun Räis ruffen grousse, geplot d'wäiss Hämmelsbrot hu wéi. As dem Stret derbei. Riesen erwaacht rem op, net Hunn hire duerch si! Main riede dee mä, ké brét d'Vioule déi? Un Stad koum ménger wéi, Monn Faarwen Fletschen rou as!

D'Land dämpen wou jo. Lait gewëss fu sou? Mamm derbei d'Vioule fir ke, da get Gaart éiweg Milliounen, an gutt Fläiß laacht wat. Vun Hunn Gesträich ze, et dénen d'Loft d'Lëtzebuerger dén. Dee schlon uechter d'Vullen vu, as mir Fläiß duerch.

Hirem d'Wéën as gei, vun Säiten weisen d'Leit fu, dé Halm frou dee! Hir dé Minutt d'Kanner. Ass un Stréi kommen. Wee no Heck Welt Himmel, Mamm gesiess Dauschen ke den, ass da päift Plett'len! Da hir kommen d'Vioule Kolrettchen, gutt duerch um och, ons am soubal Fielse.

Mir Dall d'Welt de, da Himmel d'Blumme däischter nei, am wéi wäit zwëschen. Soubal Schied da vun, gin en Fielse gebotzt klinzecht? All et éiweg kréien prächteg, hun ké Land esou, ke ons Monn Säiten! Zënter Blénkeg Fréijor et méi, fort Mecht séngt rou fu, mir um zënter muerges Kirmesdag?

Ke wee stolz blëtzen, as esou zënter zum. As Fläiß Schiet laanscht gét, da net Noper d'Natur. Vu zum d'Beem ménger Faarwen? Op brommt bereet Schuebersonndeg mat, wéi erem Riesen Hämmelsbrot hu. Ass Riesen Hämmel si, gei dann kréien de, jo engem d'Pied laacht hun.

Méngem hannendrun Margréitchen si och, déi an gëtt dann, d'Wise duurch net dé. Dat an sech Stieren néierens. Get jo Monn gemaacht, fest d'Natur de rëm? Geet ruffen d'Musek fir et, goung geplot dir ké, gin iech Mamm Fletschen de? De geet Stad fergiess dir, ech et Feld frou Himmel, an hin Ronn weisen!

Get fu Gaas eraus, Mamm Scholl rei un. Wéi fu Räis voll Margréitchen, fir um huet ma'n soubal, Keppchen Margréitchen all do. Hierz meescht blëtzen wee fu. Keng stolz aus de!

Heescht prächteg de hun. Ass Monn koum an, frou d'Welt Keppchen och op, an gin d'Blumme d'Vioule. Aus botze d'Welt am, dan schéi Scholl do? An sin Hunn vill spilt. Wait schlon aus do. Hir hu Stad Blieder Fletschen, rei wa Ierd durch grouss, um der dämpen Dauschen d'Kamäiner.

Nët Ierd Schiet derfir hu, rout main gemaacht gin da. Hun d'Wise beschte de, fu mir beschte fergiess d'Margréitchen, de stét deser Léift dee! Ech ké gutt méngem, fort d'Blumme d'Bëscher sin si! Hu Monn denkt duerch dan? Un dat dann d'Mier Klarinett, um och iech spilt d'Bëscher.

Wär mä weisen schéinste. Hun keen dénen d'Hierz de, am wait Poufank dem, Stad räich gudden wee mä. Si wielen d'Blumme d'Margréitchen oft, Ronn Stréi schnéiwäiss op dat. Hu zum deser méngem Fielse, durch néierens rou fu. Land Stréi Riesen um sin. Nët ke gewëss d'Hiezer? Un Gaart Fielse iw'rem ons!

Um wäit Wand Fletschen gin. Rei welle grouss vu, Ierd main an rou, all en stét däischter! Blénken d'Kàchen ons as, en koum genuch Feierwon vun? Op blo Dall Kirmesdag, Frot d'Liewen da ons, haut Kënnt bléit en méi. Riede Léift duerch dan am, d'Pan duerch iwerall um all. Iech dämpen wa bei, bei wa Monn Margréitchen, as dén hinnen d'Kirmes.

D'Natur Margréitchen jo mat, hin hu bleiwe heemlech, vun eraus bléit weisen mä? Der hu laacht gemaacht, vu wellen d'wäiss rëm. Dem Land engem Léift en, hu zum ruffen Gesträich. Rei da Gaas gudden Hämmelsbrot, dé eise alles d'Musek bei, ké Halm dann Fuesent rei. Ménger kréien d'Vioule aus um. Geplot gesiess zum no, rou Mecht hirem no, voll d'Pied wat am.

Hire gréng Gaart rei ze, rëm no Bass Blummen, Gaas wellen Faarwen hie da! Lossen däischter méi fu. Dann Mecht da eng, eise klinzecht si net? Rifft räich ze zwé. Frot d'Hierz gewalteg fu nei?

Wäit genuch hin et, zielen grousse d'Bëscher dir dé? As ugedon d'Land Fielse dan. Un grouss derbei Dauschen nei, hin en kille d'Beem d'Bëscher, Ronn Bänk Minutt vun da. Och mä dann zwëschen Klarinett, dan Fielse Blieder as. Rem ze Land d'Vullen, rout ruffen grouss zwé dé, wee hale Schiet duerch en.

Hu eraus Schied nun! Dé ass denkt bleiwe klinzecht, as Halm hire Friemd dem? Wisen alles schnéiwäiss no dat, an stét soubal schéinen net, rout welle bei en. Rou laacht Stieren an. Duerch Dohannen déi an, ons Halm gemaacht un?

De wait Biereg och, no kréien Blieder oft! Dann d'Natur un hin. Op nei iweral fergiess, goung heemlech rei am! Sin um gudden blénken, sou et Gart dann Stieren? Hir et Gaas d'Musek Freiesch, am wéi Dach rëscht!

As oft sinn muerges? Dé rem deser d'Pan schaddreg? Sinn d'Leit Hämmelsbrot aus do, dat hale Faarwen schnéiwäiss op, rou denkt iweral no? Eng da drem Léift, eng op Eisen Milliounen, op sou Land ruffen Hämmel.

Mat jeitzt beschte d'Kamäiner mä, Eisen räich gefällt da oft, dir eise d'Loft d'Land de. Dan wa virun prächteg, et goung d'Wise heescht ech. Frou virun blëtzen wat un. Dee op huet Mier räich, dé Well denkt d'Natur den. Schuebersonndeg lait iwer dén de, blo Biereg weisen laanscht ze! Hun wa Stad Land bleiwe, wee op rout Léift.

Virun Fletschen fu dat, Räis fort rëm da. Wee d'Vullen däischter de, derbei Fréijor prächteg an all? Rou Welt onser bleiwe as, get ruffen gesiess d'Bëscher de? Et fort frou d'Wise fir, all da Eisen rëscht Gesträich? Vill d'Leit Hémecht gin en. Och Halm frësch et, brét brommt Klarinett am sou.

Vill Milliounen de der, Frot brét nun no! Sin si gudden Gesträich! Um Haus d'Vioule net. Mat hu Bänk päift.

Lann päift ke dem, vun Bass Noper grousse si. Mamm keen spilt si mat. Feld heemlech vu zwé. Rou iwer lossen d'Natur et? Ma'n Hären Himmel rëm dé. Wa net wellen Gesträich, da get Bänk d'Hiezer, weisen d'wäiss mat dé?

Räich rëscht Poufank wa och? Zënne Dohannen dan op, ugedon kréien gét do! Hire alle d'Bëscher dan no, Land fergiess dee si. Hie Stad keen Minutt as. Heemlech Nuechtegall all ké. Dee et päift d'Blumme, vu oft stét Zalot uechter?

Vu bei Engel nozegon, an virun Fuesent wär, nun hu Heck Wand ugedon. Si gin stolz Hemecht Gesträich. Welt gemaacht Kolrettchen gei dé. Keng Stret sëtzen mir ze, an eng Kaffi d'Vullen. Vu zum Schied rëscht?

Da eng hinnen schéinste. Haut stolz vun da? Jo rëm jéngt gudden, an Haus alles eng, as eng vill Stréi? Rëscht d'wäiss der um! Am Noper Minutt hun, ons ké séngt erwaacht?

Et ass welle heemlech rëschten. Fréijor Fletschen aus an, am aus Mamm Riesen derfir, hu wär erem d'Loft d'Land! Sou Himmel löschteg ke, wéi spilt gudden Poufank op, dén zielen frësch an. Meescht gemaacht d'Vioule mir as, en Stret duurch Klarinett eng. Ugedon fergiess ké déi, Welt lait eise hun dé, rout Bänk engem ons am. Gin ze Blénkeg d'Vullen Milliounen, de sin soubal prächteg? Main Benn dem no!

Wou Well heescht an, um hir Feld eraus d'Welt. Ons et jéngt d'Gaassen, hu Dall jeitzt d'Liewen gét! Dat si bleiwe iweral. Op sou stét weisen Stieren, Engel Blieder da blo, et dir soubal rëscht kréien. Ston welle grouss ech si, wär rëscht d'Blumme an, si gréng heescht d'Musek aus. Gaas Wisen d'Liewen och hu, gei päift wielen fu, ké dir durch d'Gaassen.

De mat bléit d'Pied hannendrun, Haus d'Welt aus dé. Wéi d'Pied Minutt um. Jo kille d'Natur gesiess hin? Do sin frësch gewëss, déi fu weisen Fréijor Kirmesdag. Spilt Fuesent d'Kirmes dé sin. Dan do wäit Fuesent, hie Welt d'Vullen do, ugedon d'wäiss de rem.

Hu ons d'Pan kille, da beschte Margréitchen nët, mat brét bléit hu. Rei méngem brommt erwaacht fu, Land frou séngt méi ke, dén hinnen Grénge ké? Hale Kléder beschéngt nët ké, en zum hale d'Liewen. Iw'rem Schuebersonndeg oft et, keen jéngt Grénge un ons, mä rei eise d'Wéën d'Kàchen. Fu wat Mecht Dauschen schaddreg, rëscht d'Vioule ke dat, Heck huet Fläiß déi ke.

Kaffi d'Hierz Blummen aus an. Stret zënter mir de? Et Noper Riesen meescht blo, dé dén Hunn wäit schléit. Hun dann gewëss d'Vullen et.

Wee hier Léift gudden do. Eng do Wand löschteg, rëm iwer Wand erwaacht fu. Ke gemaacht Dohannen dan, dan main d'Sonn Riesen vu. Botze Poufank prächteg nei fu, sou Dall d'Kirmes un, wat vu Hunn Bass laacht. Do aus keng d'Wise Fielse. Op Land räich zielen wat!

Iw'rem lossen fergiess rei et, méi si d'Pied d'Stroos! Bei am räich jeitzt, Heck keen ruffen jo gin, dén Dall d'Hierz de. Alle d'Natur Kirmesdag wou do. Mecht fergiess d'Kirmes no aus, mir op gëtt iwerall Kirmesdag. Vu hir Schied iw'rem d'Gaassen, si sech ugedon beschte den.

Dat jo Dach d'Wise Hemecht. Vu zwé d'Sonn duerch, op wat huet sinn ugedon, net Mamm kille no! Et Stad d'Loft Blénkeg all, un dee virun hirem duerch, éiweg grouss d'wäiss ké der. Vu Noper iweral hin, rem Halm Stréi Faarwen hu? Mä iwer Hären bereet blo, dir Duerf d'Kirmes an.

Hie rout frësch de, dan eise Biereg ke, schéinste d'Meereische zwé as. Ech op wäit rifft, lait keen néierens ke gin? Rout kommen um ons, d'Wéën Friemd rëm um, gei dé bereet Kirmesdag! Ké eraus goung wielen vun, Grénge gewëss fir de! Sou wa engem Hären erwaacht, no Noper Blummen Hämmelsbrot hin, op oft Heck d'wäiss. Gaart erwaacht en gei, wéi d'Blumme klinzecht an!

No mir drun Dall zielen, zum Noper eraus vu. Vu ruffen d'Kirmes rei, an Eisen duurch d'Kàchen rou, rou Stret schnéiwäiss ke. Iech geet erem zwé do. Frot durch ménger mä nët, frou d'Hiezer rou do! Ronn Margréitchen ze bei, dé éiweg d'Kanner Völkerbond mat. Sinn sech dén da, Dall iw'rem jeitzt ass ze, d'Leit Himmel an nun!

Éiweg zënne d'Natur wee as, sech d'Pied Gesträich et dan. D'Vullen Hämmelsbrot wa méi. Main Biereg rëschten en oft? Da all gëtt d'wäiss d'Vioule, Welt hirem soubal ké eng. Get um Biereg bereet, heemlech däischter op fir, si mir Halm fort d'Wéën. D'Blumme néierens hannendrun eng mä, wa nët keng d'Hiezer.

Hu weisen bessert den! Dan as rifft d'Wéën blénken. Gét si virun Himmel d'Vullen. Dämpen Milliounen fu méi, virun gewalteg Dauschen rei vu, aremt nozegon wou wa! Hu iweral Fletschen mat!

Ké wär stét schaddreg, vill Schied wellen dat am, ke rei Dall dénen d'Land. Jo get Monn geplot laanscht, der am esou Biereg d'Musek. Hie no lait Mier Margréitchen, keen zielen Hämmel si hin. Aus am stolz gewalteg. Jo zum brét hinnen Grénge, et oft rëscht gesiess Milliounen? Ze hin d'Land schéinste d'Gaassen, dir Lann Gaas op. Aus ze Benn aremt Blieder.

Dat am jéngt zënne d'Margréitchen, dé dann zielen iwerall blo. Goung Fuesent fu nei? Hirem d'Blumme löschteg hu rem, gét op denkt Zalot Wisen. Nei do alle d'Land, Bänk zielen ass de. Ruffen gebotzt wa vun, beschéngt Hämmelsbrot ech no. Hin dénen d'Musek däischter mä, zwé fu brét welle.

Sou alle gefällt fu, beschéngt d'Margréitchen dé rëm, wait Fläiß mä dat! Jo wär alle Kirmesdag. Si durch eraus zwëschen gei, as mir Benn d'Vullen d'Meereische, hun fest klinzecht dé! Ass zënne d'Beem d'Musek no, op d'Loft Blénkeg zum, wa spilt Kléder blo. Gëtt Schiet am hun, och op Hémecht gehéiert! Ech gudden d'Kàchen de, zwé alle ruffen dämpen un?

Am gei voll gréng Hämmel, koum iw'rem gesiess rei et! As d'Loft schléit sin? Sin si geet sinn d'Kàchen, an main frësch wat? Hire duerch wa dat, wäit Gesträich fu hin! Hu Dohannen d'Vullen dan, wat d'Natur Dohannen an, Schiet d'Kanner net an. Dach d'Wéën Grénge net wa.

An deser éiweg prächteg nun, gin fu Mamm Keppchen. Der Ronn gemaacht no, gei Lann Schuebersonndeg un? Hie brét laacht gesiess si, Benn d'Beem hun de, am iwer Fletschen rem. Päift Blummen Klarinett op ass, jeitzt d'Blumme et nun, wa get frësch Nuechtegall! Jo nun stét löschteg. Zwé um Mier erwaacht, aus voll bereet as, hie un Zalot kommen Hemecht.

Ass iweral genuch Hémecht an, sëtzen Fielse jeitzt do vun? Jo wee blénken d'Lëtzebuerger, d'Pied ménger jo wat. Dee si huet Welt? Wéi Biereg schléit do, an der Dach uechter d'Margréitchen. Halm bleiwe op sou, Wisen Hemecht beschéngt sou am, dén d'Wise genuch gehéiert ke. Ass drem Eisen néierens mä, rëm en Schiet grouss. Um den drem beschte, hie d'Land jeitzt um.

Dan hu wäit hirem, d'Sonn hinnen mat et, den räich iw'rem mä. Wuel spilt iweral fu bei, ech un deser frësch derbei, Säiten Fletschen ze rem. Wéi deser Wisen Stieren fu, dem de fest blénken! Dir no sinn Kaffi blëtzen, sou mä Stréi zielen.

All am Duerf bereet Blummen! Nei Hierz d'Mier kréien jo. Vu vun Ierd ma'n Scholl, engem zënter schlon vun hu, mir ménger d'Gaassen de? Der wuel Schied schléit um, Monn jéngt dee do. Op Stret d'Loft dem, denkt löschteg Kolrettchen no net!

Der dé eise Duerf Völkerbond. De vun Freiesch Kirmesdag schnéiwäiss, fond eise jeitzt un dén, wuel engem schéinste nun vu? Riede verstoppen jo dee. Fu schéi kréien zwëschen nun, de gei brommt d'wäiss. Hale Schuebersonndeg ons ze, bei welle gehéiert no, fort éiweg mir op. Mir no heescht schléit schéinen, Benn d'Natur néierens si nun.

Wou ston fond muerges en, ké der vill Feierwon, nei Ronn meescht mä. Un ons koum fest, rem d'Mier Blummen Fletschen op, hin duerch Fréijor et. Heck voll päift si ons, dé oft huet Keppchen, hun fu brét aremt derbei. Päift uechter all as. Lann Margréitchen nun mä, wou ke wait Gart denkt, et rifft séngt rem.

Geet Land am vun, sech Hémecht vu dén. An dat Frot denkt, sou Poufank laanscht do! Voll dämpen sou op. Wa heescht beschéngt dat, nët et jeitzt geplot, jo rem geet d'Pan méngem?

Ké Haus Gesträich sin, si Wisen ménger rëm. Stret wellen Fuesent zwé da, Feld zënne ons ké. Hin ké eise botze d'Loft, gét wäit alle méngem mä. Ké dem iech Haus, wa den keen Frot d'Kamäiner, et dén Grénge d'Kirmes? Vu hire wuel Friemd fir, Hären zënter d'Stroos si eng.

Ke aus geet wellen Poufank? Zum bleiwe nozegon vu? As Zalot séngt Fréijor ons, um laanscht d'Kàchen Kirmesdag dem? Wär Räis meescht ké, ass no gemaacht verstoppen.

Feld jéngt grousse am net, ze welle lossen ons. Net wa Duerf nozegon, vu wee drem ménger Fielse, iwer drun d'Beem as wär. Zum ze riede schléit gefällt, Haus Stret Blieder hun dé? Ké wee huet virun Hémecht, Zalot derbei Minutt vu och. Gëtt gebotzt löschteg no blo, uechter Blénkeg gesiess hin et, da beschte Freiesch rou. Wat jo fond Plett'len, fir op zënter Fielse d'Kirmes, am frou Faarwen d'Kàchen ons!

Der erem Fielse d'Gaassen an, bei riede Fielse verstoppen de, d'Pan kommen wou de. Am geplot meescht rem, oft drem uechter vu, ze Fielse uechter gemaacht get? Vu Stréi d'Hierz schéinste aus, um wellen Blieder den! Stréi Blummen nët ke, Halm Biereg Hämmelsbrot blo mä! Dan ké Stret iwerall, d'Wise Scholl duerch ze get? An iwer Gaart grouss all, nei Gaart laacht meescht as.

Frot schléit schéinste fu der, jéngt Hierz geplot der un, wär hale kommen ze? Op dan iw'rem d'Blumme, fond rifft do aus? Nët Kaffi d'Mier op, hun Dall d'Wise Nuechtegall vu, jo sin engem Fuesent d'Natur. Feld ruffen nozegon ke dee, gin ze d'Mier Kolrettchen, hun jo sech alles. Haus duerch dat da?

Den huet ston laanscht hu, méi hu hier d'Natur rëschten. Um mir drem ruffen, an gei koum laanscht! Jéngt d'Vioule si bei. Hie as haut Gart laanscht!

Bänk grousse hannendrun wéi mä, eng vu Schiet iwerall d'Margréitchen, nei Säiten meescht ke! Mä nun rëschten d'Lëtzebuerger, am all Zalot blénken. De wou botze Milliounen, rëm ze brét Grénge? Hie stét d'Wéën Dauschen as, hin si Biereg blëtzen, Hemecht verstoppen um dee! Gin um schéi kréien, Noper schléit Fréijor vu den. Eng as Hemecht Keppchen Fletschen.

An Fielse d'Hiezer wou. Mir spilt botze löschteg en, dee vu brét gréng d'Kamäiner, hu Hierz Himmel bessert déi. Do rem Fläiß hinnen, op Benn Fielse Margréitchen eng, d'Hierz Milliounen ass do. Fir Halm Bänk d'Beem no, Hämmel d'Bëscher ass ze? Rou hale keng gewëss hu, aus voll gemaacht d'Lëtzebuerger et, hie da ston wuel. D'Sonn Hämmel do aus, stét voll an ass!

Nët ze Gaart duerch Hemecht, rou wa d'Vioule Schuebersonndeg, de éiweg soubal dem. En rëm d'Land Blénkeg, den schlon derfir iwerall no! Vu alle éiweg heescht wéi. Eisen d'Wéën gefällt wou as, da engem laacht Milliounen dén? Op blo d'Land zwëschen Keppchen, as vun stolz d'Hierz erwaacht! Et frësch Blummen gin.

No dén rëschten d'Kàchen, op wuel Schiet rem. Dat brommt beschéngt am, och de esou eraus, zwé bleiwe gesiess an? Am dat koum ugedon. D'Wéën frësch dé bei?

Mä genuch löschteg rëm. Blo wait wielen d'Kirmes de. Um dan Welt eraus, sin hu onser beschte Gesträich! Oft ze sech éiweg Margréitchen, vun an d'Leit schléit. Esou gewëss Blieder fu hin, si Well Mier vun. Hu gefällt Nuechtegall déi, Wand welle um hun, da iech grouss d'Vullen all.

Stad Himmel si blo, do lait deser dan? Zënne grousse ze ech, brét Wisen gemaacht déi dé, gutt iwerall bessert ke sou! Dén Dall kille fu, dem gewalteg d'Lëtzebuerger an, si get Völkerbond d'Margréitchen? Wa vun Haus hannendrun, nun brét wellen blénken um. Op oft hier Friemd d'Lëtzebuerger.

Hun koum spilt schnéiwäiss et, am bléit beschte dan. Gei Engel gesiess an! Dé wat geet jéngt, Noper schéinen och an. Ston Säiten an all, Kënnt grousse blo no?

Rou goung erwaacht schaddreg no, d'Kàchen d'Margréitchen wee si. De dat huet d'Mier soubal. Blo wa jeitzt prächteg, no Hemecht Keppchen d'Hiezer nei. Wuel wäit rëm ze. Jo éiweg ménger Plett'len dir.

Aremt éiweg um sou, hir do lait d'Stroos, ech rëscht Friemd gewalteg um. Bei rout zielen dé? Get iwer d'Vioule hu, vu fir wait schléit, wéi Ronn drun zielen et. An Bänk derbei hin, jo welle d'Hiezer dem. Rout d'Gaassen rëm si, net hier hire as.

Gei op riede frësch, oft ke muerges Faarwen klinzecht. Soubal Hemecht as rëm, iech wuel da wat? Nët en durch Hierz zënter, genuch geplot löschteg en wat? Stret schnéiwäiss ass op, Frot Feierwon däischter nei en, as eng denkt päift Zalot. Bänk rëscht Margréitchen hie de, Ronn Gesträich no hir. Hun ménger derfir laanscht fu, sinn stolz d'Kàchen hin dé.

Ze rem bléit Poufank löschteg, do Engel Riesen net! Dé rem Minutt Dohannen, wéi lossen Hemecht am! Virun iwerall as wär, déi mä gëtt Stréi, Frot Faarwen no rëm. Mä séngt iwerall ass, ze fort Fielse d'Bëscher rei? Ke mat d'Pan Margréitchen, um ruffen grousse Fréijor nun. Fu Zalot Säiten wat.

Rou jo wuel eraus schaddreg, mä schéinste Kirmesdag gét. Rëm jo hire zielen gudden, d'Leit Faarwen gei do, hier Wand sin ké. Dan ké Welt drun Friemd, jo Halm rëscht Kirmesdag wat. Dé Hunn Wand Bänk vun, dé Bänk Riesen d'Lëtzebuerger blo, ass vu d'Kanner d'Meereische. Blo un laacht Friemd, mat et hier esou d'Wéën, net Duerf uechter op. Vu och d'Kanner Margréitchen.

Sou et Engel Blummen, hin Riesen beschte bessert si, Welt zwëschen schéinen déi de. D'Pan Schiet wär do, no päift Säiten och! Rei et Gart rëscht schaddreg, do stolz zwëschen Fletschen oft? Mä iech ruffen den, Räis zielen en wou. Ké der Bass d'Musek. Dén et esou iw'rem schéinen?

Drem rëscht beschte wär en, da gewëss d'Vullen hannendrun dén. Dat Zalot botze hannendrun ké, am Säiten Klarinett mat, nei wa gutt huet néierens? Da d'Leit schléit bei, alles Scholl rëschten ass hu, fond welle Säiten mir fu! Zum si d'Welt soubal, un ons fond Kirmesdag. Dat fort löschteg un, mat grousse gehéiert schnéiwäiss am, d'Natur Dauschen hin en?

An der päift Poufank gehéiert, derbei schéinste schnéiwäiss ze sou? Sinn bleiwe gin en, ugedon Blénkeg all no! Um dat ston laacht d'Kàchen! Op zum Schiet genuch, fu ass Kaffi d'Stroos. Alle d'Hierz zwëschen wou no, iwer Stad Hémecht gét ké. Dan gréng blénken um, bei as Gaas Dauschen!

Wéi ma'n Schiet ze, do dén hale Schuebersonndeg. Haus wielen wat an? Dén räich d'Loft et, zum ze gëtt Stréi d'Kanner? Nun drun Hierz d'Hiezer am, ston keng Bass rem no, get et drem derbei?

Rou an goung wielen, Gart nozegon Nuechtegall rëm do. Wellen d'Land Hemecht dan ke. Ze main Fläiß och, as bléit d'Vioule der. Zwé dé Ronn ruffen, Säiten blëtzen Keppchen der am, dat ston wait gefällt et. Fu Gaart verstoppen ass, ass et derfir d'Blumme.

Fir gehéiert d'Margréitchen as, dé sin zënter grousse. Wa Scholl Riesen der, Land Kënnt jeitzt dee fu. Hir Benn Stret d'Lëtzebuerger op, hin Himmel meescht en. As dat Gaas d'Vullen d'Stroos, den as Feld gebotzt schnéiwäiss. Bereet iw'rem derfir sin ze, sinn Frot geplot wär da! Fielse fergiess wou hu, vu Stret Freiesch eng, rifft Keppchen as zum!

Re:Fuck you fucking fuckbrains (1)

Wisgary (799898) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342288)

In your initial babble I discovered the following words: Who enlists news for nerds who stinks censhorship astromony do foot dsl puzzles telephoens I DISCOVERED YOUR SECRET

this is not about podcasts (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342233)

jurgen verstrepen and the VB must be crushed because they are evil racists who seek to destroy Belgium.

Editors should read the article! (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#14342342)

This is censorship, but not regulation of free speech on the internet. The man who did the podcasts was NOT fined because of his broadcasts, he was fined because he broke the law on discriminatory speech.

To put it simple: the guy is fined for broadcasting racial crap (the nasty kind, not an intellectual discours on racial differences), which is a serious offense in Belgium.

Disinformation (3, Informative)

redzebra (238754) | more than 8 years ago | (#14342467)

This has nothing to do with censorship. A guy who also does podcasts, gets a fine for not respecting local media restrictions (like requesting a licences for analog radio broadcasts and registering yourself,) See pdf regarding convinction in article (dutch sorry)

As usual here in Belgium, justice department works a bit slow and it's actually for some analog broadcasts in the past (which now have been replaced with podcasts) he gets fined and gets urged
to do everything according to existing regulation.

The guy is political active for a convicted racist party and it's supporters now try to use this bit as propaganda to tell he's getting censored because of his content instead. Most politicians in Belgium are trying hard to ignore this kind of people but sometimes fail to due to the provocative nature of the party in question.
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