Peter Mackay, whose judgment is such that he is the former lover of Belinda Stronach, is now musing on censorship.
MacKay said those who published the images must have known they were risking people's safety. For safety's sake, he said media must accept certain limits on expression...The message is clear to all, Canadian citizens and foreigners alike. To get special privileges in Canada, exhibit hateful rage, burn things, and murder people with complete psychopathic certainty that your victims have deserved it from the beginning of time. People like Peter MacKay, who believes in nothing beyond fucking over everybody else for a pension, are especially impressed by the mysterious power of this level of conviction -- at least, when it is grounded in absurd claims of "offence" to fictional characters.
Jim Whyte, in comments on the linked post, has a better idea:
The risk to our soldiers in Afghanistan will be most efficaciously reduced by putting rounds through the right foreheads. Then, and only then, should we talk about respecting other peoples' religious or cultural sensitivities.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, February 21, 2006