Yesterday, this blog was down due to a DOS attack.
This blog cannot be destroyed, suckers! I’m back, and madder than ever.
I lost a day’s work trying to straighten this out, so I can’t stay on too long — too many deadlines to meet before my wedding…
But thanks to David Janes at my blog host, Blogmatrix, for making things right.
Welcome, visitors from Pajamas Media. Hope you enjoyed my piece on the Mark Steyn Show Trial.
As it happens, I’m one of the Canadian bloggers — along with Ezra Levant and others — being sued for criticizing the Human Rights Commission on our websites. (See “A note to our readers”, or scroll down to the end of this National Review article.)
We’re fighting back, and plan to win big — hopefully, taking the Human Rights Commissions down in the process.
If we lose, everyone’s freedom to use the internet could suffer, because our case rests in part on what makes the net the net: linking to each other’s “controversial” websites, and reporting news the mainstream media ignores.
Since Canadian history, frankly, provides little inspiration for a long, exhausting and very risky battle such as this, I have adopted these words of the Founders as my motto:
we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
If you’d, er, like to help out with the “Fortunes” bit, your donations to my legal defence fund are greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, and if you’d rather get something for your money…
Download my new e-book Acoustic Ladyland for only $12.95 — Mark Steyn calls it a “must read”.
UPDATE #2 from the comments at Pajamas Media:
A group of rag-tag militiamen gathered on Lexington common facing a line of British regulars. The year was 1775. A British officer stepped forward and ordered the rabble to disperse. Someone yelled back, “get the hell off our land.” Somebody else pulled the trigger on his musket and ignited a revolution based on a belief in liberty. We don’t know their names, but these patriots were priveleged to stand on the fulcrum of history.
Today in Canada a handful of patriots stand also on the fulcrum. Liberty is under assault yet again. As before the answer must be defiance. The face of tyranny arrives as a mild-mannered clerk. Orwell warned us this would be the case. Yet the stakes are the same as they were at Lexington. Mark Steyn, Kathy Shaidle and a handful of others have the privlege of standing athwart the bridge facing tyranny.
So fight, damn you! Think not of exile. There is nothing so dear as liberty. I shall contribute with a hundred U.S. dollars. But you are the ones who must take the fight to the enemy. And you must be victorious. History warns us that acommodation to tyranny always leads to more bloodshed in the end. Stand tall and proud. And fight!