Posted by
Gavin
• 11.28.14 12:20 pm

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I realize Americans don’t give a shit about Canada but you should. Up North, Human Rights Commissions regularly fine people for being offensive. Here in America, people are getting fined for refusing to let lesbians into their living room.If you refuse to let gays get married in your house, you’re looking at $13,000 in fines. $10,000 of which goes to the government. That’s not in Alberta. That’s in NY.

Yesterday Ezra Levant was fined $80,000 for calling an anti-Semite an anti-Semite. All Khurrum Awan had to say was, “No I’m not” and when Ezra pointed out that Awan was the head of an anti-Jewish organization he said, “I didn’t know that.” Ergo, Awan deserves $80,000.

For the record, Levant would defend to the death Awan’s right to anti-Semitic speech. He doesn’t want anyone being censored and that includes his enemies but the Human Rights Commission isn’t about debate. They are about silencing people.

HERE’S my interview with Ezra on the subject (the comments are infuriating).

 


Comments
  1. Upsyndrome says:

    If someone could explain the logic behind the whole “whites/men/christians don’t need protection via hate speech laws because the minorities who may harm them have no power” concept to me then that would be great. You point out cases where anti-white, anti-male and anti-Christian speech has led to violence and they tell you it doesn’t count l. I don’t know, I’m willing to bet that the families of Allen Coon or Aaron Dugmore would beg to differ.

  2. Dan from HR says:

    TakiMag: From 0 to Jew in 2.3 seconds.

    The Disqus commenting system is Valhalla for the Obama was born in Kenya/Jews Did 9/11 crowd.

  3. pish posh the clown says:

    @dan from hr
    Nice broad strokes there, guy. Go back to salon or slate and have a circle jerk with some other Nancy boy adjunct faculty types.

  4. Dan from HR says:

    I don’t listen to unhinged people who never leave their house. Sorry.

  5. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    Oh, boy, Dan, good one–but “their house”? Don’t you mean “their parents’ basement”? That’s a really good burn, man. Feel free to use it. And If this guy says anything else to you, feel free to deflect it by make a reference to his “tinfoil hat” and his “neck beard”! Ha ha! Oh, boy. That’ll get him real good, man!

  6. Dan from HR says:

    Yeah, I should have used “felching” and “Cleveland Steamer” to counter the circle jerk comment.

    You both are cunts.

  7. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    Don’t cry, Dan from HR. Don’t let that mean Disquis hurt your feelings.

  8. Dan from HR says:

    Needs more unnecessary quotes.

  9. Dan from HR says:

    Ugh, mea culpa being an abrasive dick.

  10. Niccolo Salo says:

    Gavin:

    I stopped posting at Taki’s some time ago because the level of discourse there has dropped significantly.

    However I want to cut to the chase and simply ask you this:

    Does Ezra Levant, as an individual who is presented to us as a champion of free speech, defend the right of free speech for those who reject the prevailing narrative of the Holocaust and those who are highly critical of Israel, or does he consider both of those examples to be ‘hate speech’?

  11. Ben says:

    @Niccolo:
    “defend the right of free speech for those who reject the prevailing narrative of the Holocaust”
    Out yourself as a Holocaust denier. Don’t fucking pussyfoot around.
    “does he consider both of those examples to be ‘hate speech’?”
    I’d call the Holocaust one “insane speech”.

  12. Niccolo Salo, I can help you out with that, since I know the guy:

    Ezra Levant defends the right of Holocaust deniers and critics of Israel to speak, without reservation. He loudly (and unpopularly) slammed Jewish groups who got Ernst Zundel deported. Some of my best friends were behind that and I didn’t support it either. Ezra believes such actions simply make “neo-Nazis” into martyrs and give their views more exposure than they would otherwise have.

    In fact, Ezra’s main targets for much of his “anti-hate speech” campaign were the people he calls “the Official Jews,” who got those hate speech laws passed in the first place (so they’d be able to raise $$$ frightening old Jewish people about an ever-looming “Nazi skinhead” boom that never materialized.)

    The Official Jews up here, who worship what I call “Holocaustianity,” hate his guts. Esp. because as he pointed out in the interview above, he believes the “Canadian Nazi Party” was a (my phrase, not his) “false flag operation” put together by our version of the CIA, with help from the Official Jews. There are more Nazis in your average Hogan’s Heros rerun than in all of Canada.

    While the Official Jews were fighting imaginary basement Nazis, the Canadian Muslim population doubled. When 5000 Muslims take to Toronto streets and yell “Death to the Jews” (which they do, cuz I’ve seen ‘em) the Official Jews mostly say f-all, and call me a “racist” for daring to point it out. Cuz after all, THEY were the ones praising multiculturalism, diversity and open borders, right? Ooops.

    And Gavin can tell you all about how the Goofs (all goyim I presume) took matters into their own hands and beat up the tiny number of real Nazi skinheads who were polluting the country. No help or praise from the Official Jews, mind.

  13. Niccolo Salo says:

    Hi Ben!

    “Out yourself as a Holocaust denier. Don’t fucking pussyfoot around.”

    Sorry, not a Holocaust ‘denier’ although I do have questions about numbers/historical methodology, etc. All history contains narrative constructed to support prevailing mores/political institutions, and the Holocaust is no different.

    “I’d call the Holocaust one “insane speech”.”

    I don’t know you Ben and your opinion doesn’t interest me. My question was re: Ezra Levant.

  14. Tom says:

    Niccolo Salo, I would love to hear Khurrum Awan’s views on the Holocaust.

  15. Niccolo Salo says:

    Kathy said:
    “Ezra Levant defends the right of Holocaust deniers and critics of Israel to speak, without reservation. He loudly (and unpopularly) slammed Jewish groups who got Ernst Zundel deported. Some of my best friends were behind that and I didn’t support it either. Ezra believes such actions simply make “neo-Nazis” into martyrs and give their views more exposure than they would otherwise have.”

    If that’s the case then he is a man of principle.

    Others have claimed to be ‘proponents of free speech’ but then made excuses for groups like the ADL and SPLC when targeting far-right types who use the misnomer ‘hate speech’ to shut down those groups or individuals.

    Chomsky is another man of principle who felt that Faurisson might not be correct in his take on the Holocaust, but was well within his rights to express himself on the subject.

  16. Niccolo Salo says:

    Hi Tom!

    I can only speculate but from what little I know of Awan, he probably has the same combination of historical bending/ridiculous conspiracia (not all conspiracy is nonsense, of course) that are quite common in Sunni circles on the topic of the Holocaust.

    From HuffPo:

    “Awan was a law student when the article was published and was part of a group of students who alleged the article was Islamophobic.”

    Typical. “Islamophobia” needs to be sent to the glue factory along with “Anti-Semite” and “Homophobe”, all words that really don’t mean anything substantive but instead are only used to shut down debate and discussion.

  17. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    And Gavin can tell you all about how the Goofs (all goyim I presume) took matters into their own hands and beat up the tiny number of real Nazi skinheads who were polluting the country. No help or praise from the Official Jews, mind.

    So…. was this a good or a bad thing, from a free speech perspective?

  18. ChiTown:

    I’m all in favor of “settling things outside” when necessary. Just as I favor replacing our current libel law system with duelling. Anything that removes the State from the equation as much as possible, and doesn’t encourage overpaid, self-appointed “community representatives” to give awards to each other for “fighting Nazis” because they wrote a few fundraising letters.

    Oh, and Jonathan Kay’s weird pigtail-pulling obsession with Ezra has been a long-standing source of wry amusement for some of us.

    Ezra has made a lot of mistakes, just like he’s had a lot of successes. That’s what happens when you’re a public figure who is on TV every day, writes a weekly column, writes a book every year or so. I don’t agree with his every statement or move, believe me. What amuses me is that the same people who eagerly embrace the likes of George Carlin, Lenny Bruce and even Larry Flynt as heroes get the vapours when Ezra shows up, being a pain in the ass for “the other side.”

  19. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    “I’m all in favor of “settling things outside” when necessary.”

    Yeah? Not surprising, considering Ezra called the Jewish Defence League a “peaceful Jewish advocacy group.”

    So, when if comes down to it, you don’t support freedom of speech at all–and neither does Ezra. You just want the government to get out of the equation, so other forces can be used to shut people up and punish them for their views. Just the same, I’m guessing if a braying mob showed up at your house with the intention of punching you in your face because they found your views odious and dangerous, you’d call the cops.

  20. ChiTown, actually I’d grab my shotgun.

  21. And JDL Canada consistently gets attacked during peaceful, lawful (if loud) demonstrations, not the other way around. Three Muslims were charged the last time.

  22. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    Leave it to cops to spoil a good Muslim-Jew duel.

  23. ChiTownPlayaHata says:

    I at least hope the Official Muslims were grateful that these guys took matters into their own hands and tried to do something about those JDL scumbags who are polluting your country.


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