Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bnai Brith: "Hate Speech" Hypocrisy, and a great letter in response to Bnai Brith

Bnai Brith “Hate Speech” Hypocrisy, and a great letter in response to Bnai Brith

B’nai Brith recently issued a press release warning that “Canadian institutions [are] vulnerable to threat of political Islam

In the post by Frank Dimant of B’nai Brith, he targets the religion of “political Islam” claiming that it is an “extremist ideology” which engages in filing of “ideological complaints”. Funny, but under Canada’s crazy “hate law” – Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, it certainly seem that Frank Dimant and B’nai Brith not be guilty of exposing to “contempt” based on the religion (Islam) for what they are writing about on the Internet?

Just imagine if we take a few lines from the B’nai Brith Press release, and change the word “political islam” for “political Judaism” [or Zionism]:

“It is high time that the human rights community, at home and abroad, recognize the dangers posed by political Judaism.”

“Here in Canada, our institutions are vulnerable as well. We must not allow our human rights commissions to become staging grounds for abusive complaints based on an extremist ideology that threatens the very integrity of the human rights system as a whole.”

The Human Rights Extremists would certainly call that exposing Jewish people to hatred and/or contempt. Of course in the eyes of the “Human Rights” enforcers, it’s open season on Muslims. And any hate and contempt directed against Muslims and Islam it’s just perfectly fine. Talk about a huge double standard…

Now Bnai Brith complains they are the subject of a hate complaint for what they said. And they even have the nerve to complain about the lack of any due process and natural justice. Well … welcome to the battle - morons.

Are Muslims really abusing Section 13?

The facts really do speak volumes. It is NOT Muslims who have used Section 13 at all. It is “political Judaism” [Zionism] that has for the last 30 years.

To date, there has never been a Muslim complainant that has successfully got a case before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, in a “hate speech” Section 13 case. PERIOD. [Review the entire list yourself] No Mohammed’s listed there….

Of the complaints which have gone to a Human Rights tribunal (under Section 13), the complainants have been as follows:

  • CHRC – 1 complaint (Taylor)
  • Jewish individuals or groups – 9 complaints
  • Homosexuals – 2 complaints
  • Blacks – 1 complaint
  • Multicultural organizations – 7 complaints (All non-Muslim)

So yes, what B’nai Brith is saying is complete B.S., when looking at Section 13. B’nai Brith in their recent report to CHRC hand-picked clown, Robert Moon, mixes up provincial Acts, criminal cases and others. Moon only is looking at Section 13, yet the B’nai Brith report is all over the map from provincial Acts in BC and New Brunswick to the criminal code prohibition against speech. Which conclusively proves that Section 13 lacks any proportionality and rationality.

Make no mistake friends. B’nai Brith wants Section 13 at any cost, they are just so arrogant, they think the law should apply to everyone else … just not them. Can you think of a way to really promote anti-Semitism any better, than to have a law that appears to only be in the exclusive domain of Jewish groups?

Section 13 is a shame, and needs to be wiped from our law books.

Great Letter on the B’nai Brith’s Blog.

“Whatever else, poetry is freedom.”

— Irving Layton

Canada’s greatest poet, Irving Layton, grew up in the hardscrabble area of Montreal where Jews had to battle for their rightful place. Irving Layton was not a whiner – he was a fighter. He learned from experience, street experience. He advised me that survival required two punches to the face for every one punch received. Good advice.

He stood up for himself, and by doing so, he stood up for me and for you and for Canada, and by extension, for everyone on this planet who believed in the primacy of the individual over groupism and tribalism, of freedom of speech over muffled speech. He stood up for himself. He would never have countenanced a government agency standing up on his behalf. He would have rightly regarded that as a weakening of his own survival skills.

Irving Layton wrote: “There is no force more subversive than poetry and that is why tyrants have always feared it and sought to suppress it. But not only tyrants. Everyone who has a vested interest in preventing the individual from discovering the truth of his own self and his own capacities fears the liberating power that resides in poetry.”

Human rights commissions have become the current equivalents of the censorious U.S. House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, which was launched with the good intention of stopping the spread of odious ideas but ending in disgrace and injustice, so much so that President Harry S. Truman referred to it as the “most un-American thing in the country today.”

Human rights commissions are the step-child of the defunct Ontario Film Censorship Board ( set up to protect civilians from smut, pornography and immorality, proselytizing that society needed to be protected from the epidemic of rape and sexual assault that would follow if there were no censorship. The Board ended up becoming an embarrassment of injustice when it banned ‘Not A Love Story’, an anti-pornography movie because it contained images of oral sex, but the violent scenes were okay. The Board was ridiculed by the international community for its continual harassment of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Human rights commissions have become a re-re-re-tread of the zeitgeist of Victorianism, protecting the widespread cultivation of an outward appearance of dignity and restraint while practicing its antithesis; it was quintessential hypocrisy but now with a 21st century style gag. Human rights commissions do not decrease instances of hate; it nurtures them by driving them underground where they cannot be seen, where they cannot be fought in the full light of free speech.

Human rights commissions have become carriers of the infection of the alcohol prohibitionists, of the marijuana (reefer madness) prohibitionists, of the porn prohibitionists, and now, hate prohibitionists. The carriers of this prohibitionist infection are always the self-righteous, the interest groups claiming to protect society from itself, asserting they know what is best for the good of society while preventing the bad.

These prohibitionist groups have a fundamental mistrust of democracy; they cannot put their faith in the common sense of free speech, or in the historical record of the liberating power of free speech. The prohibitionists view the civilian masses in a democratic society to be intrinsically weak, that Canadians are a hair-trigger away from committing another holocaust.

The liberation of societies from the tyranny and oppression of the divine right of kings, from dictatorshit, from totalitarianism, did not come about from restrained speech. Democracy owes its existence to free speech. How can the continuity of democracy be assured when it is permitted only one arm to defend itself against totalitarian or ideological enemies, when incompetent human rights commissions tie the other arm with the restraint of censorshit.

The prohibitionists are poetry prophylactics; they prevent the conception and creativity of wit; they disarm the word warriors that are most effective at fighting hate. The prohibitionists are imposing their own bigotry on our democratic society. They are committing textual assault against free speech. It is not freedom of speech that needs restraining; it is the inept bureaucrazy of the human rights commissions that need restraining. They have become nothing more than a mafia of meddling mediocrity rats of the lowest disorder.

I have a developed a deep and profound hatred for the contaminating effects of human rights commissions. I hold the entire group of human rights commissioners in naked contempt for their textual assault on free speech. I will continue to call for their complete liquidation as a group in our society. So there you have it; go shake your rattle tail to the nearest human rights commission near you.

Wally Keeler

It’s time to end the censorship of the extremist Canadian Human Rights Commission!

Stop Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act