“Look, if David Icke was a racist, he wouldn’t find it prudent to give seven-hour speeches in Brixton. Icke isn’t a racist, he’s a kook who believes the world is run by shape-shifting space lizards. Why should it be illegal to advance that theory? Has the Queen or any other shape-shifter filed a Human Rights Commission complaint alleging that Icke has exposed her to ‘hatred or contempt’? No. I should imagine Her Majesty is laughing the socks off her sinister reptilian feet over it. Which is the healthy reaction. But not as far as Richard Warman’s concerned. This is the standard this longtime Canadian government speech investigator sets:
“‘What benefit can there be in allowing him to speak?’
“Who died and made Lucy Warman Speech God? Er, well, the Canadian government did. A longtime Canadian ‘human rights’ officer thinks that it’s the state’s role to ‘allow’ citizens to speak if they can demonstrate some ‘benefit’ in doing so. With human rights like that, who needs lack of human rights?
“In his way, Richard Warman is nuttier than David Icke. Icke has flown the coop. He’s out there in Alpha Draconis having a ball. But Warman is still more or less in the real world, and the assumptions underpinning that rhetorical question to The Independent have metastasized dramatically, from neo-Nazi losers in basements to conspiracy-theorist gurus and now to Canada’s leading news weekly.
“In such a world, how many of us will discover the state can find no ‘benefit’ in ‘allowing’ us to speak?”
UPDATE: The infamous solarized Jesuit cootie lizards — related??? Can you prove it DIDN’T happen?? The future is where we are going to spend the rest of our lives!