Friday, June 12, 2009

No We Don't Want "Modern Conception Of Human Rights"

Deborah Gyapong weighs in on the recent CHRC recommendations and on the arguments they come up with in defense of the section 13.1:
Say what? Jennifer Lynch I DO NOT WANT A MODERN CONCEPTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Because this "modern" conception is really postmodern, and this bogus new right of "freedom from hate" is not equal to the right to freedom of speech. (Which is really the right to be left alone by government so we can think and say what we want. Most genocides, by the way, have been orchestrated by---guess what!!!!---governments!!!!!!)

She says there is "no hierarchy of rights" but she adds a whole bunch of new rights to the matrix which are like metastasizing from the cancerous so-called "right to equality."

This is not equality before the law, folks, i.e. the good equality. Can you can smell the dusty whiff of Marxist utopianism in this document? Can you see that equality, for this progressive, "modern" mindset, trumps every other right because it breeds like bleepin' rabbits, creating new rights exponentially that government must make everyone else pay for and shut up about to make sure that structural racism and prejudice is eliminated. But if there is racism or prejudice expressed against Catholics, you are out of luck.

In other words, this document is utterly opposed to everything I ever thought about equality of opportunity but is totally focused on equality of outcome.
Meanwhile the chief jackboot Jennifer Lynch claims that the debate over freedom of expression is "out of balance". The critics, she says, are "manipulating information and activities around rights cases and freedom of expression to further a new agenda" and she believes that the debate itself "has been used as a wedge to undermine and distort our human-rights system"...

Oh, sure it's always those reactionary free-speechers who just can't understand what progress is all about. Sure, it's not Ms Lynch and her fellow jackboots with their "modern conception of human rights" that undermine and distort Canada's centuries-old tradition of individual rights and the rule of law...

No, we don't want "modern conception" of human rights. We want our basic human rights. Such as the freedom of speech and the right to a fair trial. It's as simple as that.

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