Here we are again.
May I say that I do not know about this particular story you are mentioning here, and do not know about the full details either. Possibly you are right, I cannot discuss it and if it happened the way you describe it, then I can only agree with you.
Still, you seem to have a weird behaviour and too happy to find ground and issues where you can "nail" me down. If this is your fun, then let it be and have fun.
My point in the post you have criticized was not to praise the French nor their institutions or whatsoever, but I have simply asked if they are further actions planed by somebody in AU agains something which seems a bit over the top.
It seems to me that if such a story shows up in newspapers in France, then there is a public outcry, whatever you are thinking, and there have been many examples in the recent past, with some movies being censured. I have myself been in many such demonstrations, not for the same reasons as mentioned here, but sometimes for the same "farces" and to defend some basic values we all believe in: freedom of thinking, freedom of religion, freedom of expression (press, artistic, ...), etc .... And mentioning France was only because I know France, not to compare it with Australia nor to praise it or myself in any way. I don't know other countries enough and therefore cannot speak about it. I am simply curious, so let me be curious and ask.
I hope we can leave it now and let this thread continue its normal course and return to something which is more important.
Sorry Thierry, I am afraid I know more about the French than I would like to. Yes, generally they will defend the three pillars that the Revolution was built upon. And they love some heated debate about anything they deem intellectually challenging. But don't get in the hands of the French "justice" system! They'll do everything to bite your head off. This artist's life was destroyed. She moved back to Holland in deep shock, having to live with the fact that her personal images of her own children and of her friend's children were labeled child pornography. Her slides (a few thousand) were never returned to her. And since the French real estate dealer knew the castle had to be sold in urge he took terrible advantage of her. This is one of the worst cases of injustice against an artist that I know of, especially since it happened in France with it's historical obligation to defend individual freedom. It still can keep me awake sometimes. By the way: the case was covered by major French newspapers. But still nobody there cared.