Alright, here we go.
First off, a bit of a grab-bag. A little more on neo-Nazi scum Bill White’s prosecution in Roanoke, thanks in part to our very own Richard Warman, from The Roanoke Times, while Our Changing Landscape talks a little more about the aftermath of the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies’ Free Speech and Liberty Symposium. Meanwhile, Shelshock talks about the Wilson decision for the Boissoin appeal.
Third, Denyse O’Leary writes at Post-Darwinist: Intellectual freedom: Birds fly backward? No, even more strange – government minister demonstrates real action on civil rights issues in Canada:
I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t read it. Jason Kenney, our Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, speaking at the Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism in Jerusalem (December 16, 2009) made clear that Canada is not the universe’s biggest doormat. As long as his minority Conservative government stays in power, we will not tolerate open displays of ethnic hatred here.
That does not mean that we want more meddling by “human rights” Commissions. Far from it. Those useless or pernicious bodies never seem to be where the action is. They destroy lives where the action isn’t.
But apparently, our government is already way ahead of the rest of the world in what matters: Read …
Fourth, Denyse O’Leary again, this time at Uncommon Descent:
It’s odd how events in Canada replicate those in the United States, but often in a different area. When the Canadian Human Rights Commission permitted employees/freelancers to impersonate Nazis on the Internet, in order to target and convict people who were drawn into corresponding with them, one outcome is that they contaminated the sample. I have no idea now how many Nazis there are in Canada. I suspect that half or more work for the government, getting a salary and benefits, and they belong to the public service union. Hitler, wherever he is, must be just thrilled.
Read the rest here.
Fifth, Kathy Shaidle is….Kathy Shaidle. What can I say?