Saturday, August 13, 2011

Hatred and contempt

Those were the emotions I felt on watching Ezra Levant’s show this week covering the 1998 conviction of Mark Harding (see also) for his "hate" crime. I felt visceral hatred and contempt towards:
- politicians responsible for Canada’s laws criminalizing ideas and emotions;
- Muslims who took offence and had Mark Harding charged under these “hate” laws;
- the “justice” system (especially the judges) that enforced these laws, and;
- the mainstream media who ignored Mark Harding’s persecution (until SunTV arrived).
Each of these groups is “identifiable” and the events surrounding Mark Harding’s persecution has “incited my hatred against” them. And while I may not be so inclined, who knows how “likely” it might be for other hot-heads to “breach the peace” in response.  I suspect no less likely than was Mark Harding’s “hate” crime.

So, if I read the “publicly communicated” criminal code correctly (at least the politically correct courts’ interpretation of it), we have an absurd situation where the “hate” crime laws have themselves incited hatred and charges should be lain - and lending new feasibility to the expression “go f**k yourself”.

Until now I thought that the “human rights” bureaucracy was the threat - that the criminal code would not be used to abuse freedom of speech. Live and learn.

A recent update on Mark Harding.


Alain said...

I was shocked to learn that this man had been prosecuted under the criminal code, since this was my first awareness of his case. While I do not agree with all his views there was absolutely nothing inciting violence against Muslims. At the same time there have been several inmans from vaious mosques preaching true hatred against the "infidels" without anything happening to them.

I have always been opposed to the concept of hate laws/hate crimes, for they have neither justification nor place in a free society. This just confirms my belief even more.

JR said...

Yes, it's always open season on Christians; Muslims, not so much. And this case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Contemptible!

Werner Patels said...

Funny how the thought police and their actions are the source of hatred and contempt in this country, and NOT the words written or uttered by the few truth seekers out there.

JR said...

Exactly, Werner. If the sensitivity police would just shut their pie-holes there'd be a lot less hatred and contempt.

Anonymous said...

We should be going after the morons who run the various HRC Kangaroo Courts.

Is it against the law to be a stupid moron.

Pissedoff said...

What do you expect when you have liberals running the injustice system. Especially a chief justice like this.

JR said...

Thanks for the link. I hadn't seen that. Some good comments there, too.

Pissedoff said...

Bet she doesn't listen to the comments though. She is obviously a Liberal.