Sunday, September 20, 2015

Will they charge Mark Steyn again, or find another heretic

to try to take to the stake?
Bill 59 assigns new powers to the Quebec Human Rights Commission (QHRC) to combat hate speech, as well as a variety of other provisions meant to protect against extremism, by censoring speech that promotes “fear of the other.” Ominously, the bill would allow the QHRC to pursue websites that in its estimation describe and denounce Islamism.

The bill takes its inspiration from recommendations made public by the QHRC in November 2014. Jacques Frémont, the commission’s president, explained that he planned to use the requested powers to sue those critical of certain ideas, “people who would write against … the Islamic religion … on a website or on a Facebook page.”
"Of course you have free speech!  As long as we agree with what you wish to say."
The details of Bill 59 are chilling. Article 6 would “give the QHRC the power to initiate legal proceedings before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal without having to wait for complaints from the public.” Article 3 allows members of an identifiable group as well as people outside the group to make complaints triggering suits for hate speech before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal.
Wonder if, at some point, they'll just start calling it 'heresy'?

On the subject, College of du Page: "You can't do that without a permit(and we'll make it damn hard for you to get one)!"

There're reasons Kim du Toit used to call it 'New York Fucking City'.
The family of a college student murdered at her East Harlem housing project doesn’t deserve a dime from the city — because she should have known the “risks” of being on the dangerous grounds, city lawyers claim in court papers.

Over in EU land, as the consequences of "Come on in!" are coming home,
Orbán and the leaders of Poland and Slovakia announced themselves unwilling to take extra migrants, adding that they preferred that the ones they took be Christian. 
European leaders have generally mocked Orbán for his provincialism, then denounced him for his immorality, and then pursued his policies to the letter:

In Austria, the Social Democratic premier Werner Faymann likened Orbán to the Nazis. Faymann leads a coalition of Christian Democrats and Social Democrats, who joined forces two years ago to keep the hardline anti-immigrant Freedom party (FPÖ) out of power. Now the FPÖ appears to have a shot at winning the municipal elections in Vienna in early October, and Faymann has imposed his own border controls.

likewise, Christians are the most backward, misogynist, racist ppl in America, and how dare you suggest Obama isn't one.

This is the first I'd heard of this case.  Besides the "So 'Child Protective Services' did it again?" problem, there's this:
Those closest to Bond displayed no such forbearance. The father of Bella departed upon hearing of Rachelle Bond’s prostitution activities.
But you left your kid with her?

Well,  wonder what that might feed into...
Young people taking antidepressants like Prozac are far more likely to commit violent crimes and doctors should warn of the dangers when prescribing, scientists at Oxford University have said.

A study of more than 850,000 people in Sweden found that those aged between 15 and 24 were 43 per cent more likely to be convicted of crimes like assault.
At some point, some parent faced with a school/child 'protective' regime insisting their kid be put on some drug "or you'll lose custody!" is going to get a lawyer who digs up all the 'Here are the effects common from this medication' information and goes after the school/cpr for trying to kill the kid. 


Anonymous said...

"by censoring speech that promotes “fear of the other.” "

Unless it's the 'correct' other, naturally.

Jerry The Geek said...

I've often wondered about Canada's defense of "unpopular speech" thingie was working out. Since I read Mark Steyn commentary more often than the Canadian Constitution (they DO have one, don't they; I've never cared enough to try to find and read it, since I read so much Mark Steyn ... have I mentioned that?)
I guess I automatically assume that 'free speech means what we say it do, and fuck you if you don't agree with us!'.

Apparently, my perception is not that far from the "truthy" thing.

(Not that thruthiness is any defense in Quebec, or Canada proper.)

As much as I distrust my government, at least I have some confidence that the Constitution still has a few legal legs to stand on.

Unless lawyers become involved, of course.