4.24.2008

XRAN XPLAINS: The Maclean's/Mark Steyn Controversy

Howdy Earthlings.

Xran here, to simplify the complicated after it's been complicated by the simple. Now I'm sure that many folks have heard about the Human Rights Commission complaints filed against Mark Steyn and Maclean's Magazine, but a lot of people don't know the details. So allow me to explain...

This is...
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE
A Venerable Canadian News Magazine.

One day it printed an essay by this manMARK STEYN
a popular conservative columnist

It was about the threat posed by these people...
RADICAL ISLAMISTS
to the nation of
CANADA

The article raised a little controversy and many letters to the editors were written and many were published.

6 MONTHS LATER

These folks
A GROUP OF MUSLIM LAW STUDENTS
(artist's conception)
Declared that they were

OFFENDED


By the
MARK STEYN ESSAY

And

DEMANDED
that an entire issue of
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

be...

WRITTEN BY
THEM

EDITED BY THEM
&
DESIGNED BY THEM


With no
EDITORIAL OVERSIGHT
of this special issues content on anything but grammar
by the people who actually own and operate the magazine

MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE
said

NO

Because saying YES would be
STUPID

So theMUSLIM LAW STUDENTS
filed a complaint against
MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

with several provincial
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS

Now the question you might ask is...

WHY
file complaints with multiple
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
instead of just filing a

LAWSUIT
in a
COURT OF LAW?

The answer is simple...
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
were the creation of this man
PIERRE TRUDEAU
Canada's Former Prime Minister
PIERRE TRUDEAU
didn't think highly of Canada's tradition of
BRITISH COMMON LAW

with its rights of...

HABEAS CORPUS
DUE PROCESS
SPEEDY & FAIR TRIAL
&
THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

So Trudeau created the
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
with the touchy feely mandate of
PROTECTING HUMAN RIGHTS

However for these
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
don't allow such things as...

HABEAS CORPUS
DUE PROCESS
SPEEDY & FAIR TRIAL
&
THE PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE

In fact
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSIONS
specifically...

DON'T NEED ANY BODY OF EVIDENCE FOR THE PROSECUTION OF COMPLAINTS OTHER THAN THE WORD OF THE ACCUSER

THE PROCESS IS NOT GUIDED BY THE RULE OF LAW, BUT THE WHIM OF THE ACCUSERS AND THE COMMISSIONERS

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HEARINGS CAN TAKE AS LONG AS THEY LIKE.

ACCUSERS DON'T HAVE TO PAY FOR ANYTHING, UNLIKE A CIVIL TRIAL, BUT THE ACCUSED HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR OWN DEFENCE.


THERE IS NO PRESUMPTION OF INNOCENCE
BUT A PRESUMPTION OF GUILT


Which is why
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION COMPLAINANTS
win around
100%
of all cases brought before them.

So it's more like a
STALINIST SHOW TRIAL

or a
WITCH HUNT
than a legal proceeding.

So the...
MUSLIM LAW STUDENTS

CAN'T POSSIBLY LOSE

Meaning that
FREE SPEECH
in
CANADA
is
DEAD

How much will you bet that I'll get a Human Rights Commission Complaint over this?

I hope that clears things up for you.

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATE & EXPLANATION OF ISLAMOPHOBIA

13 comments:

Marvin said...

Human Rights Commission? Is that part of the Thought Police, or is it some other division inside the Ministry of Love?

Leo Pusateri said...

Damn you guys are good...

Anonymous said...

So simple no intellectual could possibly understand. Not nuanced enough damnit!!!

shelshock said...

you're too damned obvious, too damned logical, too simple, and waay too clear for our social liberals to understand. only a 2x4 cracked against the back of one's subjective head might make defenders of HRCs get it.

keep it simple! love it...

shelshock said...

i'm gonna print it out if i can.

it's just too good.

Dorkelina said...

I have the utmost confidence that some speech will continue to be free in Canada. I am sure the lovely Canadian tradition of badmouthing their neighbors to the south will continue to be protected, cherished and encouraged.

RH Potfry said...

Perfect.

wilhelm von bome said...

"lovely Canadian tradition of badmouthing their neighbors to the south "

That's more of a Canadian lefty thing, dorkelina, rest of us like you pretty much.

Freedom Fan said...

Thanx Xran, but I'm still somewhat confused. If we allow everybody to say whatever they want, won't everyone be tricked into believing the bad people and then automatically go do bad things? How can that be good?

Doesn't every nation which cherishes freedom need a 'human rights' commission in order to keep the bad people from fooling all the good people? Gee I don't know how our neighbors down south can possibly make do without these wonderful tools of matriarchal big government.

We simple Canadian must not be smart enough to think for ourselves, which is why the divinely inspired Mr. Trudeau created 14 'human rights' commissions full of highly-skilled and wise intellectuals like Barbara Hall, Richard Warman and Dean Steacy to save us peasants from near-certain cultural armageddon.

Anonymous said...

This is a keeper!

How concise, but "they" still won't get it.

Dorkelina, the rest of us who don't watch LSM still consider our (Americans) neighbours, who have lived in peace with us for almost 200 years, people of peace.

Can anyone tell me of two other countries where the people are so alike, that while in other countries others can't tell us apart? Been my personal experience.

Well maybe 'cept QC la la land, but 'ya know, we've got our special ones as well... as you have California.
;)

Anonymous said...

our friends south of the border are rapidly moving in the same direction as canada, mleftward. they will have their own hrc's very soon. some states already heve an equivelent.the world is screwed.

BrianFH said...

Latest: Despite all efforts, the controversy has escalated to real law courts, where evidence and cross-examination etc. are taken into account.

Loud sounds of complaints being dropped to the floor, scurrying would-be auto-de-fey celebrants heading for bolt holes, and mealy-mouthed apologies by accusers.

Heh. Steyn Rules!

Molly-Bolly said...

Great statement!!

See also the new Pat Condell about this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8M1xhZGkd0