As if sugar wasn't already the scourge of the government's proprietorship of the collective everyone-else, the overworked apparatchiki of human rights tribunals must now try to quantify the precise number of micrograms of self-consciously perceived victimization that turns an acceptable amount of private citizenry business into an overdose of officially mandated bruised public feelings. From the Montreal Gazette:
A candy being marketed with a caricature of a black man is an example of subtle racism in Quebec, says a black youth group that wants the product pulled off the shelves.It's lucky for Willy Wonka that he practiced his business long before the heyday of human rights tribunals, what with exploiting exotic races of pygmies for labour and making them sing demeaning silly songs, running contests without "no purchase necessary" contingencies, and purposely addicting children to ruinous sweets. He'd have been hauled up with no mercy before the overlords of gratuitous sensitivity faster than you could say "so shines a good deed in a weary world," slapped with a big fine, forced to contribute to Oompa Loompa awareness campaigns, and advised to provide equal opportunity to Canada Food Guide nutritious fare.
Friday, July 15, 2005
Posted by MapMaster on Friday, July 15, 2005