There are three distinct categories of problems, but even bulldog Levant only ever addresses two of the three.
Levant describes the human rights system as “a beautiful idea – that failed.” He credits it with the “noble goal of eliminating real discrimination . . .”.
Human rights codes have fabricated a phony “right” to be free from discrimination and used it to override a panoply of genuine human rights, including: freedom of expression, freedom of association, freedom of contract and control over one’s private property. There can be no such thing as the right to violate someone else’s rights. It’s a contradiction in terms. The only solution to this seeming paradox is the complete repeal of the human rights codes, not mere changes to the enforcement mechanisms.
If one person declines to deal with you, you have no right to coerce him against his will. Such a right would be tantamount to forcing him into involuntary servitude – yes, slavery. There’s nothing beautiful or noble about that.
Obviously, thought, Ezra was being politic and strategic in addressing that “two out of three” issue.
People who want to abolish the HRCs don’t want to look like, sound like or be associated with people who (even appear to) “believe in” “discrimination.”
Clearly, Ezra’s approach as done more to move the goalposts than anybody else’s.
I tend towards being a purist too, but here on planet earth, we need pragmatic Ezra’s to do the dirty work!
(And I don’t believe there is such a thing as “a beautiful idea gone wrong.” A beautiful idea can’t go wrong. If it does, it was never beautiful in the first place.)