Comment 123034

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted June 07, 2018 at 20:46:29 in reply to Comment 123029

Yes, I will certainly agree that a hate-monger such as Roseanne Barr should be deplatformed by having her television show cancelled. She has the right to freedom of speech to communicate her loathsome beliefs. And ABC has the right to exercise their freedom of speech by cancelling her show.

Yet Canada has seen the spectacle of people being dragged off to prison for expressing politically unwelcome thought. Usually these people are, quite frankly, disgusting obnoxious jerks. I myself, and a huge number of other Canadians, would never have heard of them if the government had not seen fit to persecute them for their beliefs. Beliefs that they expressed in a peaceful and non-violent manner.

There will always be a lunatic fringe of crackpots who are quite happy to receive millions of dollars of free publicity for their reprehensible beliefs when the government persecutes them. Ironically enough, this persecution only gives credibility to these beliefs.

I will never forget one of my relatives saying of Ernst Zundel, "There must be some truth to what he says, otherwise why would the government be bothering to persecute him?"

Mr. Zundel himself jumped on this bandwagon, calling for the government of Canada to ban the movie, "Schindler's List." He wrote

The movie generates hatred against Germans, and it should be possible to ban it under "hate laws" in Canada, Germany, and other countries.

And, of course, the government of Canada's actions have been hypocritically inconsistent. For example, the government of Canada has banned many books. Yet I would assert that none of the books banned by the government of Canada has done anywhere near as much harm as Adolf Hitler's, "Mein Kampf." A book that is not banned. In fact, it is freely available in the Hamilton Public Library.

Perhaps we should send to jail the librarians at Hamilton Public Library!

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