We’ve dragged writers and publishers from the House of Liberty into the lions’ den of administrative tribunals for — guess what? Yes, bingo, for writing and publishing. Why? To appease the inmates of the House of Submission who mistake their own sensitivities for human rights and the human rights of others for punishable offenses.
Protecting free expression on the left but allowing its suppression on the right would be unacceptable even if “left” were, in fact, “progressive” and “right” were, in fact, “reactionary,” for the Charter guarantees free speech, not progressive speech, and any society that allows the disruption of reactionary speech is no longer free.
The equation isn’t even accurate, though, for nowadays the right tends to be “progressive” and the left “regressive.” But never mind. This only adds insult to injury.
Why are we doing it? First, because these days the left is violent, the right isn’t, and it’s easier to protect free speech against peaceful protests than violent ones…