“One of the things I find annoying about the anti-racism movement in this country is the manner in which it fetishizes — almost lovingly — the few vestigal instances of outright hateful expression that still can be found. Why — if not to prove their own relavence — are certain liberal bloggers so proud to post and promote whatever trickle of misspelled messages they get from Zundelian kooks? Likewise, it is a common practice at Jewish fundraising dinners to present elaborate, multi-media slide shows documenting the isolated vandalism of some local cemetery or synagogue, amidst misleading rhetoric suggesting that Jew-hatred remains widespread.
“This obsession with victimhood is outdated. We live in the most tolerant nation on earth. And open racism and anti-Semitism were eliminated from mainstream society a generation ago. It is tiresome to receive earnest lectures from Knights of Tolerance who — for whatever political or psychological reason — keep raising the hue and cry against hateful hordes that long ago hung up their spurs
“Before 9/11, these self-righteous Knights were merely annoying. But no more. As the Levant/Maclean’s case shows, they are actively defending a censorship regime that serves to persecute those sounding the alarm against [anti-semitic] radical Islam — which, unlike teenage Nazi graffiti, presents a real threat to our liberal society. Perhaps those who see themselves as the protectors of society’s most vulnerable groups might cast an eye toward the challenges we face in 2008 — and stop battling the demons of 1994.”
Leftist “progressives”: on the wrong side of history since Sacco & Vanzetti.
Shorter Jonathan Kay: Canadian radical anti-semitic Muslims are being protected by “hate speech” laws that were invented by and for Canadian Jews. And Jews are foolishly sticking up for the very laws that will eventually lead to their real persecution at Muslim (not neo-Nazi) hands.