Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mob Rule On Campus. Germany, 1930? No, Canada, 2010

There's just no other way to describe it.
If a mob disrupted a pro-choice speaker at a Canadian university, chances are the protesters would be removed. If a mob disrupted a pro-life speaker at a Canadian university, chances are the speech would be cancelled.

One kind of speech is free in Canada; another kind isn't. Speech broadly characterized as "left-wing" a.k.a. "progressive"--e. g., pro-choice, anti-Israeli, anti-capitalist -- is protected even at its extreme. Speech broadly characterized as "right-wing" a.k.a. "reactionary" -- pro-life, pro-Western, pro-Israel--isn't protected, even when it's moderate.

That "left-wing" speech is protected more rigorously than "right-wing" speech is hardly in dispute. David Frum noted it recently by contrasting York University's warm reception of suspended U.K. parliamentarian George Galloway with its cool reception of the scholar Dr. Daniel Pipes. From pro-life university students arrested (Carleton) to Israeli speakers de-invited (Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu), examples abound.
For those who don't understand what does it have to do with Germany of 1930 - there too it started with the nazi-sozis taking over the German Student Association and the campuses a couple years prior to seizing power and putting an end to Wiemar Republic. Nowadays, it's the internazi-sozis that have taken over Canada's universities and and threaten to put an end to our freedom of speech - unless we fight back.

Again, please consider participating in a fundraiser for the courageous pro-life students from Carleton U, who were arrested for speaking up for unborn babies and whose club has been banned by so called "student association". They need our help to defend their rights - as well as ours.

About $3000 has been raised so far, but it's a drop in the bucket of what will be needed to fight this thing... perhaps all of the way to the Supreme Court. None of us have any idea of where this is going to lead. If you haven't donated, please consider doing so now. Even $5 donated by everyone, would generate a lot of funds.

Update: As if all those examples listed in the National Post article weren't enough - here's another one: U of Calgary appeals court ruling, doesn’t want Charter to apply to campus. Now, let's try to guess - who, what group, will this be used against? It's a rhetorical question, isn't it?

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