As Ezra Levant said: "Fire. Them. All".
Few institutions conjure up George Orwell’s dystopia of 1984 as readily as the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Chief Commissioner Lynch made a remark that seemed puzzling. "I’m a free speecher," Ms. Lynch was quoted as saying. "I’m also a human rightser."
Well, yes, dear Commissioner, sure — who isn’t? Free speech is a fundamental human right. It says so in the Charter, just in case a human rights official isn’t sure. If you really are a "free speecher," as you call it, you’re a "human rightser" by definition — and vice versa. The two don’t clash.
Ah, but they do, for the Commissioner.
... balancing perceived contradictions between freedom and human rights is Ms. Lynch’s act on the high wire. Ms. Lynch seems proud of being a free speecher as well as a human rightser, presumably because she considers it an achievement in doublethink ...
Orwell describes the doublethinker as holding "…simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it ...
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Free speech “doublethink”
George Jonas on the CHRC's Orwellian free speech: