Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NATIONAL POST: Kill the human rights commissions (before they kill our freedoms)

What we need to understand is that the so-called “human-rights” industry, the provincial and federal human rights commissions (HRCs), do not protect human rights.

Human rights commissions are the state’s antibodies for the suppression of human rights. HRCs are to human rights what the Ministry of Love in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was to love.

A short while ago, it looked as if Canada’s commissars had shot themselves in the foot when, instead of bullying their usual victims… Their attempted interference with the press disturbed even some of their backers and apologists. Many thought their days may be numbered, but then the sun sank, daylight faded, the bats started gliding again and now Dracula is stirring in his coffin. I suggest a stake through the heart.

 

 

 

 

Here is a thought provoking article in the National Post which details the out of control Canadian “Human Rights” Commission.  They are an affront to Canada and an international embarrassment.  As Ezra Levant says:  FIRE. THEM. ALL.

 

 

 

http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/12/05/george-jonas-kill-the-human-rights-commissions-before-they-kill-our-freedoms/

 

 

George Jonas: Kill the human rights commissions (before they kill our freedoms)

 

Dec 5, 2012 | National Post

 

Canada’s commissars for “human rights” are making the front pages again, this time by offering to balance “conflicting human rights.” At least, that’s what they’re selling, and some headline writers are buying it.

The National Post headline that went with Sarah Boesveld’s report last Saturday, for instance, read: “Gender vs. religion: Woman refused haircut by Muslim barber highlights problem of colliding rights.”

No, it doesn’t, actually. What it highlights is the coercive state’s ongoing attempt to deny the human rights it constitutionally guarantees, if they conflict with human ambitions it promotes or protects: In this instance, some matriarchal quest to empower women to have their hair cut by men of their choice, whether they like it or not.

The case itself is too silly for words. Unless there’s an Alice-in-Wonderland edition, the Charter’s guarantee of gender equality doesn’t authorize women to conscript barbers as their hairdressers. For barbers who refuse, invoking religion is, to put it mildly, overkill. “Sorry, I don’t do ladies’ hair” is all that need be said by anyone who finds it more congenial or lucrative to shave male customers.

What we need to understand is that the so-called “human-rights” industry, the provincial and federal human rights commissions (HRCs), do not protect human rights. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects human rights (grudgingly, up to a point), and in free societies, so do judicial traditions and case law. Juries, tribunals and certain customs (e.g., “a man’s home is his castle”) may protect human rights at times; so do occasional manifestations of common sense. What the HRCs protect (sorry for sounding like a broken record) is selected human ambitions and government policies supporting them, against human rights.

I repeat: against. Not for. Human rights commissions are the state’s antibodies for the suppression of human rights. HRCs are to human rights what the Ministry of Love in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four was to love.

 

Human Rights Commissions exist for the purpose of limiting otherwise lawful conduct in the name of some higher interest or ideal. Their beat is the ostensibly free zone where people choose their employees, customers, associates and corporate culture; where they decide what to think or say. The “human-rights” police control those who cannot be sued or charged because they had done nothing illicit or actionable, but poison the workplace environment for sensitive atheists by saying “Merry Christmas” instead of “Happy Holidays.”

A short while ago, it looked as if Canada’s commissars had shot themselves in the foot when, instead of bullying their usual victims, small business- or tradesmen and such, they unwisely tangled with major media outlets and leading commentators such as the indomitable Ezra Levant and the dazzling Mark Steyn. In the ensuing melĂ©e, the commissars were badly mauled. Their attempted interference with the press disturbed even some of their backers and apologists. Many thought their days may be numbered, but then the sun sank, daylight faded, the bats started gliding again and now Dracula is stirring in his coffin. I suggest a stake through the heart.

 

See the full article at:  http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/12/05/george-jonas-kill-the-human-rights-commissions-before-they-kill-our-freedoms/