Peter Worthington pens a must-read:
In a column in the National Post Ezra Levant, who has been battling Alberta human rights zealots, identified seven individuals [including The Guy Who Is Suing Us(tm)] who work for the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), who also joined neo-Nazi, anti-Semitic, or white hate groups.
It’s not that these individuals are Nazi sympathizers or racists who’ve infiltrated the hallowed halls of human rights activists. They aren’t. What they are, are provocateurs, using the Internet to join suspect hate groups in order to collect evidence against them.
In other words, it’s a form of entrapment.
Intelligence agents joining (penetrating) a group to assess possible treason or subversion, is vastly different from enticing, provoking or encouraging a racist reaction by pretending to be more extreme than the extremists — which is what CHRC provocateurs do.
Levant, has been summoned before human rights tribunals (accused of “hate” for publishing Danish cartoons mocking Islamic terrorism), as has Mark Steyn, for exercising free speech, in a book in which he contends the high birthrate among Muslims will change the demographics of western countries.
In both the above cases human rights bureaucrats have looked foolish to despicable — and have lost credibility among Canadians. At least, one hopes this is the case. The CHRC is, arguably, an often bigoted and unnecessary institution in our country. (…)
CHRC investigators likely see themselves as crusaders, exposing suspect or dangerous organizations and gathering evidence to protect society. Hardly.
Canadian democracy is not threatened by white supremacists or anti-Semites.
PLUS: Calgary Herald editorial today slams Human Rights Commisisons, too, for overriding freedoms enshrined in the Charter.
PLUS: Margaret Wente writes:
[The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal] has ruled that an individual can be convicted for racism, even when it’s totally unconscious… The decision makes for scary reading, because it says someone can be found guilty just for making someone else feel bad…