Coulter actually has a case that people are hating her not because she’s beautiful, but because she’s a American. Anti-Americanism is respectable among Canada’s elites, and widespread, but in fact, under Canada’s human rights laws, which include “national or ethnic origin,” it’s just as illegal as hating Somalians.
The same thing has happened in Canada, as long ago as 1975, when Toronto hosted a Shriners Convention, and police didn’t want anti-Americans, (draft-dodgers, original hippies, supporters of the Viet Cong, et cetera) harassing the convention goers.
A refugee from Canada, pointed this out to me, and it’s not easy tracking something like that from the Before Computer age down on the web, but I found one reference.
This quote wins a prize of some kind for obscurity–it’s Philip A. Sullivan quoting The New Anti-Liberals by Canadian civil libertarian Alan Borovoy, in a book on post-modernism and science edited by Noretta Koertge.
Borovoy is, however, as I’ve said many times, either an idiot or a liar. Nobody could be this stupid, could they?
During the years when my colleagues and I were labouring to create such commissions, we never imagined that they might ultimately be used against freedom of speech…
My Order of ****ing Canada better be in the mail.