Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Do not miss this op-ed

David Warren on the current attack on freedom of speech in Canada - Victims of the Revolution (Ottawa Citizen):

...From the above we may begin to deduce that there are two classes of Canadian writers (including journalists, authors of books, and contributors to the Internet) who should not, at this moment, feel threatened with the loss of their freedom. These are gay activists and fanatical Islamists. I would guess that radical feminists are also pretty safe -- for the moment. And perhaps also those who harbour deep racial resentments against people with white skins. Everyone else is a fair target...

Will he be the next one?

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Update: More good reading here, courtesy of Hunter - Too many rights make a wrong, by Australian Janet Albrechtsen:

It was one of those rare, particularly sunny days in Vancouver in September when, addressing an audience at the University of British Columbia, I suggested that multiculturalism and its partner in crime, moral relativism, were leading to the demise of Western values.

"But you must understand," implored a well-intentioned woman in the audience, "multiculturalism is Canada's gift to the world."

If Australia is set to follow Canada, then thanks, but no thanks. Call me ungrateful, but we should have returned the gift to Canada long ago. I say that as someone who has long adored Canada. Its politics may be as dripping wet as Vancouver, but the people are warm and funny, and there is something sweet about the US's insecure, slightly wimpy northern neighbour. Yet there comes a point when weakness morphs into a reckless death wish....

Just Right - "Oh, Canada, where are you taking us?"

Thursday Update - SDA - Mark Steyn: "So let's see if I understand this..."


hunter said...

Thanks for the link! Great article by Warren, a must read for all.

JR said...

I missed that excellent Warren piece. Thanks. And thanks also for the link.