Posted by
Gavin
• 08.07.08 12:51 pm

Kenny Hotz
Our buddy Kenny Hotz is in big trouble for flying a flag over Toronto that said “Jesus Sucks.”
Kenny Hotz

Our buddy Kenny Hotz is in big trouble for flying a flag over Toronto that said “Jesus Sucks.” Most sane people who saw it thought, “That’s funny but if it said Mohammad Sucks’ the Canadian Human Right Commission would fry him.” One guy even went so far as to file a complaint just to show how gay Canadian Human Rights complaints are.

Sounds funny right? I mean, China’s Human Rights or North Korea’s maybe but Canada? Here’s the scoop: Canada is so determined to be the opposite of America that, after someone whispered to them America is racist (it isn’t), they said, “Okay, we are going to be the most un-racist place on earth.” They then started their own Human Rights Commission whose first order of business was making potentially hateful thoughts illegal or, more specifically, it is illegal to communicate by phone or Internet any material “that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt.”

Lots of people recognized this as the Orwellian B.S. it is and have decided to antagonize the commission. Calgarian conservative Ezra Levant immediately reran the Mohammad cartoons in his magazine Western Standard and tore the bureaucrats a new ass (Canada style – which means calmly and quietly) when they came to interrogate him. Watch it here…

He was recently acquitted.

Praise Allah.

[Ed note: the following two paragraphs are from a letter sent by an anonymous Canadian who was very worried about being identified.]


Then America Alone author Mark Steyn
got put through the wringer three times—twice by Provincial HRCs in Toronto and Vancouver, and then again by the Federal one in Ottawa—over one essay: A statistic-filled piece printed in a tame, mainstream newsweekly that is the Canadian equivalent of TIME or Newsweek, in which the author worried aloud about expanding Islamic demographics.

Yet fighting the HRC in its court-but-not-really-a-court, where “Truth is no defense” (!!!), cost his editors an estimated $150,000 in legal fees. Although a conviction has not been obtained, it’s not clear that Steyn’s ordeal is even over yet. He has been predicting that he will be deemed unpublishable in Canada. Good thing he recently moved to America.

The biggest problem with this commission is most Canadians secretly like it. They love thinking they are more sophisticated and evolved than Americans and they love complaining. If someone offers a breast feeding woman somewhere to sit, her tits are going to sue.

If a comedian makes fun of a lesbian for heckling him, he too must feel the wrath of justice.

If America is into freedom, Canada will be into – um – what’s the opposite of freedom? Doesn’t matter! As CHRC lead investigator Dean Steacy said when asked what value he gives freedom of speech, “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value….It’s not my job to give value to an American concept.”


Comments
  1. Jim Goad says:

    NOT COOL to steal so many phrases outright from the original letter from the Canadian guy I’d sent you. When you said you were going to “plagirize” it, I thought you were kidding.

  2. oh really foo says:

    That nerdball goofus is a motherfucking badass. I haven’t heard a dressing down like that since Freiderich Oofenstein lambasted the kaiser in nineteen ought six.

  3. my two cents worth says:

    further, the justice system in canada follows the british one- you’re considered guilty in canada till proven innocent.

    at the Supreme Court of Canada they like to wear wigs…are wigs spoze to mean something?!….i know the royals and aristocracy of Europe used to shave their heads due to lack of hygeine and lice infestation; SO…why wigs?

  4. Gavin says:

    Good point Jim. Here, I’ll put it in quotes…

  5. Loomis says:

    I love that Canada is going on a Human Rights bender and they don’t even care about Human Rights. They just want to be the opposite of America. Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. It’s like the time a friend of mine was so broken up about this girl that fucked him over he got a tattoo of her in a coffin. Then he showed it to her expecting her to freak out and she felt sorry for him. Now he’s over it and stuck with her dead body on his arm. Oooops!

  6. tommy gun says:

    not to sound like an idiot but could you actually be incarcerated (not just fined) for, i dunno, saying faggot or something? i’m serously asking!
    i am not familar at all with these laws. I am a 1st Amendment absolutist and must say this is apalling.

  7. tommy gun says:

    seriously*

  8. Canucklehead says:

    “The biggest problem with this commission is that most Canadians secretly like it” > Not really. Google “Mark Steyn trial, Canada”, and you’ll find LOTS of Canadians absolutely deplore these commissions. Indeed, once the story got some traction, virtually every media outlet in Canada came out AGAINST the commissions and their mandate. Even Rex Murphy on the CBC said they should be scrapped!

  9. dicks says:

    canada truly is, and always shall be America’s Hat!

  10. Lee says:

    Canadians actually do like the idea of the CHRC. It is shocking how many Canadians I speak to pretend to be for free expression but draw the line at “hate speech”.

    In a way, it takes these ridiculous examples to shine a light on how retarded (oops, just violated the code) these commissions really are.

  11. teeth says:

    God, sanctimonious canadians who get all self righteous when it comes to America are the worst. Ask them how their natives are doing

  12. Jim Goad says:

    It should be noted that nearly no one in Canada views their incessantly negative blibbity-blabbing about Americans, and even Canadian “rednecks” from the middle provinces, as constituting hate speech. Believe me, if you’ve ever heard them go off about their more successful and famous neighbors to the south—and sometimes it appears as if that’s ALL they’re ever doing—it appears designed to encourage “hatred and contempt” against Yanks.

    Animal-worshiping ex-bombshell Brigitte Bardot has been fined and hounded several times by French authorities for criticizing an Islamic tradition of slaughtering sheep during the Festival of the Hanging Foreskin, or whatever it’s called. She’s also been a vocal critic of Muslim immigration and (who knows?—I’m only speculating on this one) the way they smell.

    And all 43 nations of the Council of Europe seem hellbent on passing legislation to ban all “hate speech” online.

    Watch in amazement as the same sort of motherfuckers who wailed and whimpered and moaned about the ostracizing and blacklisting of commies in the 1950s either sit by silently or cheer loudly for the new laws.

    They’ll all say, “We don’t want another Hitler.” Me neither. Wouldn’t be too keen on another Mao or Stalin, though, either.

    I hate them all. Fuck—I just broke another law.

  13. canadian hottie says:

    whatever as long as kenny doesnt go to jail

  14. xxx says:

    lets face it

    canadians just dont get laid enough

  15. bbb says:

    woah. canadians arent that different from americans. most people in canada don’t give a fuck. just like our friends to the south, so take it easy.

  16. mike says:

    not true, canadians are so much better than everyone else in every single way, I swear, just ask one of em.

  17. nerh says:

    By the way, Jimbo, have you ever read http://www.blognigger.com? I think you’d love it.

  18. maurice del taco says:

    Mark Steyn kills it

  19. culito says:

    “further, the justice system in canada follows the british one- you’re considered guilty in canada till proven innocent.

    at the Supreme Court of Canada they like to wear wigs…are wigs spoze to mean something?!….i know the royals and aristocracy of Europe used to shave their heads due to lack of hygeine and lice infestation; SO…why wigs?”

    man, you are so shitty at jokes.

  20. THE BULL says:

    FREE KENNY!!!
    THIS BETTER NOT PUT A HALT TO SHOOTING SEASON 5 IN TORONTO
    IM GOING THERE IN THE MORNING
    AND I BETTER SEE KENNY RUNNING A MUCK
    IM GOING TO SEE GOLDSTEIN, SEE HIS VIEWS ON THIS

  21. hey says:

    the best is when canadians say they have 1st amendment rights (or plead the 5th), thats awesome. another problem is most canadians dont even know they dont have freedom of speech, and the few that do seem to be passive about it. its only funny cause im outta this country in a few months, otherwise id just be depressed.

  22. 000 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!I was there for the Guy Earle vs The Lesbians.The Lezzies had been drinking since 5.00pm .They also sat in the front row of a Comedy Night and started to heckle the comedians and make out.Now ?If your going to make out at the front row of a stand up comedy show expect to be made fun of!If your going to make out in front of a AMAETUER comedy night expect to be made fun of badly.If your two man faced wrinkle monsters with Clay Aiken haircuts well then FUCK!!!

  23. crampon says:

    again with this “Canada” stuff…. I need to get a map.

  24. Jim Goad says:

    Although it may be a hoax, it appears that in the perpetually abused name of tolerance, someone’s trying to shut blognigger down, too:

    http://www.blognigger.com/

  25. babz says:

    keep these bullshit cases coming! the chrc is going to be getting an overhauuuuuuuullllllll!!!!

  26. nerh says:

    wow, a post about it the next day/ How about a job, goofuses?

  27. a fuckin' hoser says:

    fuck off jim. “more successful and famous”? wow, you guys sure are famous. famous for being ignorant. famous for having shitty, 3rd world healthcare. famous for minimum wage peonage. famous for obesity. famous for mass murder. famous for military “policing efforts” gone terribly, bloodily wrong. famous for religious idiocy. famous for inbred rednecks. famous for the klan. famous for gangsta “culture.” famous for obsolete gun culture. famous for republican assholes. etc etc etc ad nauseam. we canadians sure do suck compared to you, what with our wildly higher standard of living and all. this isn’t designed to encourage hatred of americans, it’s just the fucking truth. just because we talk shit about you guys all the time doesn’t mean we think that canada is perfect. nearly every social problem that exists in the us exists here too, they’re just not as toweringly & monumentally fucked up. your society sucks balls compared to every other first world nation, period. and you don’t need any help from canadians to make the world hate your asess. you’re a lot funnier when you stick to making fun of your sexual shortcomings or your love of beating women. leave the political/social commentary to someone else.

  28. Jim Goad says:

    There you go again, as you said in your own precious words, “painting other complex multi-faceted cultures with broad strokes and positioning them as a devalued ‘other.'”

    You just broke the law up there, freedom-lover. There’s nary a droplet of bitterness or hatred or impotent rage oozing from you, that’s for certain. You seem like an extremely happy feller who’s extraordinarily tolerant of those who think differently than you do. And yes, since you’re always impugning my intelligence (I think, as a society, we need to radically expand our definition of “retard” to include someone who’s scored in the top percentile of every standardized test they’ve ever thrown at him), I realize the world hates our “asess.” Hatred is a good thing when it’s aimed at the “right” people, now, innit?

    Looks like I hit a nerve, you sour little ectomorph. The endless American-bashing from Up North is, undeniably, rooted in jealousy. We’re famous for a lot more things than you listed, and you know it.

    Quite the little witch hunter, aren’t you? Those fascistic Canadian speech laws suit you just fine, don’t they?

    Here, in a tiny Canadian nutshell, is what he’s said about me in the past: “I just think the guy is fucked…he has demonstratable [sic] racist underpinnnings,” etc., etc., and on and on and on, with nothing of substance to say beyond endlessly paranoid and premenstrual demon-sniffing.

    By the by, my “political/social commentary” book is now in its eleventh printing, so it appears as if your opinion, like your life, doesn’t really matter so much, now does it, li’l soldier? I’d say it’s a safe bet that no one ever paid a dollar—American or Canadian—to read what you had to say.

    As far as “inbred rednecks” go, I thought you didn’t believe in eugenics or “demonstratable” differences in intelligence between ethnic groups. Or do you only believe these genetic principles apply when it comes to poor or working-class whites?

    “Cybercop” nailed this guy, who’s posted under several pseudonyms (last one was “Crusherrrr”), nearly all of them manifesting an unhealthy fixation on me, a little over a week ago:

    “According to our IP records, “Crusherrr” is a self-loathing submissive male, most probably white and Canadian, who chirps about sniffing women’s feet and burgling Asian boys’ turds when his weaselly little nose isn’t buried in his carefully footnoted Derrida and Foucault tomes.”

  29. Jim Goad says:

    ” this isn’t designed to encourage hatred of americans, it’s just the fucking truth.”

    I’d say everyone throughout history who has ever indulged in what is now deemed “hate speech” has felt precisely the same way. You’re in good company, hater. You’re merely a little more cowardly than the rest because you aim your pea-shooter at safe targets that involve no personal risk. If you had substituted any ethnicity for the word “Americans” in your limp li’l rant up there, they’d be hauling you away to jail already.

  30. my two cents worth says:

    i wish we invaded your asses back in the fifties

    We still can ya knowMUWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA-MUWAHAHAHAAHAAHAA

  31. Garth Wood says:

    **HEAVY SIGH**

    my two cents worth on 08.07.08 at 1:20 pm stated:

    further, the justice system in canada follows the british one- you’re considered guilty in canada till proven innocent.

    at the Supreme Court of Canada they like to wear wigs…are wigs spoze to mean something?!

    The justice system in Canada does follow the British one, where the rule is “innocent until proven guilty,” not what you wrote. You’re thinking of the Napoleonic code (practised in Quebec, Louisiana and of course, France). The problem with Canada’s Human Rights Tribunals is that they’re tribunals, not courts, so they can ignore such little niceties as procedural fairness, “innocent until proven guilty,” etc. But the Canadian justice system follows the same common-law principles that the U.S. system does (they’re both descended from the British system, after all, where theses ideas originated).

    One of the reasons we want the HRCs and HRTs gone is because they have no built-in procedural safeguards — they can just go apeshit on your ass if they wish, causing untold damage to defendants in the process.

    And no, Canadian Supreme Court Justices do not wear powdered wigs. Outmoded concept. They still do it in Britain and Australia and a number of other Commonwealth countries, however.

  32. Sonit says:

    As a matter of fact, we DO have freedom of speech in Canada. Section two of the Charter, fundamental rights and freedoms: “(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication”.

    HRCs in Canada seem to have little interest in defending our constitutional rights and freedoms – their famous cases are all ludicrous, such as the time they fined a restaraunt owner for kicking a medical pot smoker out of his establishment (the guy was allowed to smoke pot in the parking lot; the owner simply didn’t want him smoking it at the door, in front of families with children).

    The fact that CHRC Dean Steacy doesn’t seem to have read the Charter doesn’t surprise me at all.

    BTW, America draws the line at hate speech even more starkly in some States than we could dream of doing in Canada.

  33. Eric says:

    3rd world healthcare. famous for minimum wage peonage. famous for obesity. famous for mass murder. famous for military “policing efforts” gone terribly, bloodily wrong. famous for religious idiocy. famous for inbred rednecks. famous for the klan. famous for gangsta “culture.” famous for obsolete gun culture. famous for republican assholes. etc etc etc ad nauseam

    Dude….Robert Pickton, Clifford Robert Olson, Bountiful BC, Somalia, Avi Lewis, Toronto gang volience, Vancouvers current gang war, Hells Angels, The Rock Machine, The Independent Soldiers, The Red Scorpions, 6.00 starting wage in BC, Avi Lewis ad snoteum…I live in Canada. Where exactly do you live?

  34. Eric says:

    Oh ya, and don’t get me strted on the health car commment…

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  37. Sigmund Frayed says:

    SANCTIMONY characterizes the Canadian population and renders it BLIND to how this Canadian Achilles Heel will be the death of freedom of expression in Canada.

    For all their talk about multiculturalism, Canadians are remarkably anti-Semitic, anti-francophone, and bigoted.

    Canada’s will be a brief death. With a population divided along ethnocultural lines, Canada will be “taken” in increments. Canadians will not even realize they are being decimated by their own blindness. On population block at a time, Canada will tumble into totalitarianism.

    Not that one second-rate nation-state more or less makes much of a difference to anybody. Canada will go down in history as the country that realized the LEAST of its potential. That’s what happens when big countries are run by small people…

  38. stupid says:

    fucking stupid
    that just about sums up everyone in this article and those who have commented here
    (including me)

  39. KennyANDSpennyFan says:

    FFS This is idiotic. Its Freedom of speech, the government officials should get that hockey stick out of their ass’s before the olympics or the team wont be able to participate.


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