Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pondering the future

I wonder if a hundred years from now a Canadian Prime Minister will apologize for the sins committed by the Human Rights Commissions of today.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Human Rights by then will not exist. We will be under the control of a 'group' that will run this country through a recognized canadian political party- take a look at lebanon.

The signs are all here already: attack on freedom of press, speech and religion.

Anonymous said...

I wonder also Mr Nicholls my grandfather was a child immigrant from the slums of Glasgow. When do I get my apology and suitable cash offering he never wanted to come here. Having said that he just got on with it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 2 You should be very proud of you father who chose not to become a victim. Today everyone is a victim, and its so tiresome. p.p.

Harrison Bergeron said...

Human Rights Commissions? Soon there will be no need for them. We will all be equal.

Crazymamma said...

I'm wondering when I will be getting my apology from Merry Ole England for kicking my ancestors off their land in Ireland back in the day?

When are the Irish going to get their apology from Canada for No Irish Need Apply in 1846 and the thousands of deaths on Grande Isle?

Not holding my breath.......

Anonymous said...

A little over the top here I'd say.

Pathetic.

John M Reynolds said...

How many years before the government will have to apologize for allowing the apartheid of the first nations to continue?

Iain G. Foulds said...

... Gerry... it depends on whether we merely continue along the tribal collectivist path of seeing ourselves divided into groups; or through our present efforts, learn to value and respect each other as unique individuals.
... The challenge is that while there is an endless supply of leaders of groups- out for their group's advantage at the expense of others- there is no one to defend Canadians as individuals.
... Our hope, of course, was in our current PM, yet he has proved himself indistinguishable from any other politician pandering to any demanding group.

Miles Lunn said...

The problem is not with human rights commissions themselves, but rather some of the rulings that have come out of them. I think it is reasonable to prohibit discrimination in the workplace and but I am a strong defender of free speech and only if hate speech that involves threats towards a group, intimidation, advocating violence or genocide should be banned. There is no right to not be offended. Besides politically incorrect views would be eliminated by shutting those people up, if anything it just encourages those views. Rather allowing them to express themselves and challenging their views is the proper avenue. As Voltaire once said "I don't agree with a word you say, but I will defend until the day I die for the right for you to say it". And that is exactly how I feel about Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant.

Besides, when people abuse human rights commissions, this undermines their legitimacy and hurts those who truly do need them such as those being fired or denied a job due to race.