Mein Meth: German Arrested After Posting Hitler Toast

imagesI have been a long critic of Germany’s criminal speech laws, including its long criminalization of Nazi symbols.  Now, Sven Pohl, 37, is facing charges in Germany for “heavy drug trafficking” after he triggered a raid due to his posting of a Nazi-themed breakfast.  The police arrived being found with massive quantities of methamphetamine and marijuana.

Pohl’s undoing proved to be his hobby of producing Nazi-themed breakfasts.

While I am certainly sympathetic to the Germans in seeking to end the scourge of fascism, I have long been a critic of the German laws prohibiting certain symbols and phrases, I view it as not just a violation of free speech but a futile effort to stamp but extremism by barring certain symbols. Instead, extremists have rallied around an underground culture and embraced symbols that closely resemble those banned by the government. I fail to see how arresting a man for a Hitler ringtone is achieving a meaningful level of deterrence, even if you ignore the free speech implications.

In this case, Pohl’s denial of free speech led to the more serious charges as a drug dealer.  Making things worse, he has a prior criminal record for buying and distributing crystal meth and marijuana in 2014.  He will also face charges for posting pictures of Nazis and Nazi symbols.

13 thoughts on “Mein Meth: German Arrested After Posting Hitler Toast

  1. All humans are not capable of living a free life. The Germans proved it with the Holocaust. There is an innate inmate in each one. If you let them say Heil Hitler the next thing they will do is put the uniform on. Then they will come for the gypsies. And JT won’t say anything because he is not a gypsy. Then they will come for the …..
    Get it?

    In America we need to outlaw the Confederate Flag and the KKK. Yeah, I know, “its part of my heritage”. Yes it is. Same thing as Hitler.

    • Mankind is capable of murder, including murder in their thoughts.
      We have seen that played out just recently in the BLM and other liberal protests, were the call for the murder of the whites, and death to the President.

    • Why is ugly speech protected here in the US?

      Because who gets to decide what kind of speech is allowed? The government? The dictatorship of the mob? The church? The atheist?

      One of the very unusual freedoms that we have here is the right to think, and say, pretty much whatever we want, with the exception that we cannot yell “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater because it actually causes bodily harm. Other than that, we are free to offend, shock, agree with, disagree with, be crude, intelligent, wrong, or right to our little hearts’ desire. We are allowed to passionately criticize any religion, or lack of religion, that we want.

      Once you criminalize speech, you have taken firm control of one of the most basic freedoms of humankind, the right to open your mouth and speak what’s on your mind.

      You will never force all the millions of people living here to be “nice”, and one man’s definition of “nice” might not agree with another. For example, the out of control Liberal calling Trump voters Nazis might earnestly believe she is really nice, even though her actions speak otherwise.

  2. Capstone – is right. The Germans, including Hitler, were on a form of meth during WWII. We gave our men bennies. There is some question as to whether Hitler knew what was in the cocktail his doctor shot him up with every morning. Still, meth and the Nazis go hand in hand.

    • visitor – since Dr. Morrell never explained to anyone what was in his ‘infamous’ cocktail of drugs he shot into Hitler every day, we are only certain of B-12 and meth, and we are not sure how much meth. We do know that the entire German fighting forces were on meth, while the Allies were on bennies.

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