Thursday, April 8, 2010

True North strong not free

Mark Steyn Is No Wimp

H/t Flaming Kitty. (Blazing Cat Fur)

That's why he chooses to live in the US, the land of the free and home of the brave, instead of the true north refrained oops, I mean "restrained and civil".  He wrote the following lead in and conclusion as part of the usual Steyn discourse, laced with humour that tickles your funny bone, if you have one, and makes you think, if you are able. 

He lauded the Fiery Feline for his investigative journalism in his latest.  He opened this latest article  which you might enjoy for Macleans as follows:
Well, Ann Coulter is no longer in Canada, but 30 million Canadians are. So, for the sake of argument, let us take as read the frankly rather boring observation of the northern punditocracy that the whole brouhaha worked to her advantage, and consider instead whether the Canada on display during her 96-hour layover actually works to Canadians’ advantage. Which was the claim advanced by the eminent Canadian “feminist” Susan Cole appearing on U.S. TV to support the protesters’ shutdown of Miss Coulter’s Ottawa speech:
“We don’t have a First Amendment, we don’t have a religion of free speech,” she explained patiently. “Students sign off on all kinds of agreements as to how they’ll behave on campus, in order to respect diversity, equity, all of the values that Canadians really care about. Those are the things that drive our political culture. Not freedoms, not rugged individualism, not free speech. It’s different, and for us, it works.”

He proceeded through a lengthy discourse as is his wont, and our pleasure, and concluded with the following witty bons mots:
That seems an appropriately logical reductio for multiculturalism: the subhuman zionazis and the Riot Against Israeli Apartheid executive committee united by their opposition to Ann Coulter. Celebrate diversity! Thus, the new Canada: intolerance is “tolerance”; mob rule is “restraint”; “kike­roaches” is “civility”; law enforcement is optional; jokes are actionable; up is down; black is white; “conflict studies” majors are rioting; Steve Paikin interviewing the Ontario finance minister on public television makes Jerry Springer interviewing transsexuals who date their ex-wives’ dads look like Jack Paar hosting Kitty Carlisle Hart; and sticks and stones may break your bones, but Rocks like Allan will issue a soothing press release. What an Olympic opening ceremony it would make.
Irreverence is probably against the law here in Canada, or appears to be so, since the HRCs decide unilaterally and daily on what is in their purview.  But, I am all for Mark Steyn spouting off whenever he chooses.  It's not like you are forced to read it.

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