Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Get Rid Of Destructive Human Rights Commissions

Kathy Shaidle on yet another act of power abuse by the freedom-snatching "human rights" commissions. Note that this time the victim is not a Conservative journalist or a pro-family preacher. He is a stand-up comedian:
Did you hear the one about the country that fined a stand-up comic $15,000 for heckling back at a heckler?

Where? North Korea? One of the "dumber" regions of the U.S.?

No and no. The answer is: Canada.

On April 21, a verdict came down in a human rights tribunal case dating back to 2007. That was when Guy Earle, a stand-up comic, got into an altercation with a couple who’d dropped in on his open mike night.
And, as if the fine was not enough the Orwellian tribunal slapped Guy with a life-time ban from performing in BC. All in the name of tolerance, multiculturalism and human rights, of course... Heck, these kangaroo courts make McCarthyism look like a Teddy Bears' picnic.

2 comments:

Trestin said...

They are worse than children Even children understand sticks and stones.

Osumashi Kinyobe said...

How beyond absurd is it that hurt feelings are met with state-sponsored ultra-apron strings?

We should be ashamed of ourselves. Western civilisation is so much better than this. At least it was.