You’d think by now everyone had heard of Godwin’s Law, and should know that playing the Nazi Card is the surest sign of polemical desperation. It’s a wet, stinky boxer’s towel that says “Hitler” instead of “Everlast”: you throw it in, you’ve thrown the match.
But no: Liberal bloggers have spent the previous week calling a self-described “brown guy” and fellow Liberal a “Nazi sympathizer” for proposing a change to a single sentence of the Canadian Human Rights Act. (And, might I add, bypassing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make some pretty good “Doc Marten” jokes…)
Of course, a real Nazi would favour the thought-/pre-crime implications of Section 13.1, but who needs facts and common sense when you’ve got inflammed rhetoric and phantom bad guys way past their Best Before date?
We saw something similar after 9/11, when the villains of a Tom Clancy inspired film were changed from Muslim terrorists to Nazis, presumably to make everybody “feel better.”
In reality, the word “Nazi” still captures the achtung of simpletons, and the Liberal defenders of our warped “Human Rights” Commissions know it.
Spinmeister Kinsella, who doesn’t seem to comprehend the principle, thinks Ezra and I should be ashamed to have white “supremacists” on our side. Dr Martin shrugs it off — “I’m a brown guy,” he says. Which has the right sense of proportion. And, instead of being ashamed by the support of white “supremacists” for free speech rights, Kinsella and co should be ashamed that a sicko like Richard Warman is getting rewarded by the Government of Canada’s “Human Rights” racket for a creepy life of pie-inciting stunts and posting vile website messages at least as hateful as anything by the basement losers he’s taking to court.
As for the white “supremacists”, it would be nice if they reflected that it was the brown guy and the Jew who stood up for their rights, but, even if they don’t, it doesn’t matter. Freedom is messy and not always pretty. But it’s prettier than Section 13 and its attendant abuses.
The problem with the left is its inability to get over ancient battles. The only defendant ever acquitted under Section 13 at the CHRC is the “Canadian Nazi Party”, on the quaint grounds that, despite the plaintiff Richard Warman’s best efforts to whump it up into a huge threat, it did not, in fact, exist. That tells you everything about what Warren Kinsella calls Warman’s “bravery”. It’s easy to be brave when you’re fighting phantoms.
Exactly. I remember when I first moved to Toronto and encountered the previously obscure Ernst Zundel & his six helmet-clad minions on the news each and every night. “Jesus, we could take these guys,” my gay roommate mused as he daubed on his evening Clinique toner. “No wonder Hogan slapped down Klink every week.” Each beer made us feel a little braver and pretty soon we were planning to head down to the courthouse the next day armed with hockey sticks.
Fortunately, the nation wouldn’t have to rely upon the spindly drunken horny lefties of our Degrassi Street Gang (yes, that’s where we lived) to “take” the likes of Tubby Zundel.
Let’s pretend for a second that Stormfront’s minions really are planning to take over Canada and exterminate the nation’s Jews.
One word: Mossad. As if the Israelis wouldn’t just pull a Sword of Gideon on their asses, with the full (if secret) cooperation of the Canadian government.
But that didn’t happen, and won’t, because neo-Nazis aren’t the ones on record as planning to behead the Prime Minister.
For pointing out the source of the real threat to the West — a threat that, contra Liberal received wisdom and every single Law & Order rerun, appears to be “brown” and not “white” — Steyn and Levant are being persecuted by the same country they are trying to warn and protect.
And bitchy liberals wonder what we’re so cranky about.