The nation's "right wingers" have been complaining about the HRC's creeping censorship for years, but the media/academic elite (like, well, Coyne) are suddenly waking up now that -- yikes! -- Macleans is in its crosshairs.How was it that, years ago. I as a naive, dumb teenager (admittedly, one raised on Orwell and C.S. Lewis) could see immediately what Human Rights Commissions were, but the genius lawyers who designed them are surprised to see their tool used for intimidation and censorship by religious and secular partisans unfamiliar with the insulting give and take of a free society? Could none of our nuanced, deep-thinking pundits really find their powers of concentration for the five seconds it takes to see why it's a bad idea to establish boards that throw out rules of evidence and give prizes to whoever can cry the hardest about being an oppressed victim with hurt feelings?
I can't believe I'm going to subscribe to Macleans. Maybe I'll get it delivered to London lawyer Faisal Joseph's office. He has taken on the disreputable task of representing the Canadian Islamic Congress before Der Kommission.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Posted by Mike on Wednesday, December 05, 2007