Sunday, June 22, 2008

Free speech “doublethink”

George Jonas on the CHRC's Orwellian free speech:

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 ...

As Ezra Levant said: "Fire. Them. All".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Lets see how Ms.Hall-monitor at the OHRC handles the Afro-Centric Public School at Jane&Finch in Toronto.

Not only does it cause people to Infer Africans can't meet the standards in canada and must have a Special-School to fudge the grades , but the Evolution Theory that is Settled-Science by the TDSB will be teaching these African students that they came from Apes and Monkeys .

Sit back folks and what the Liberals twist themselves in knot over their PC doctrine to Protect & Harm at the same time .