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Monday, April 27, 2009

Intellectual freedom in Canada: The costs of censorship

How the Canadian government made an anti-Semite a celebrity:

From a note to a friend:
In our environment, I believe it best to just let people say what they think. Otherwise, how will we even learn what the problems are?

For example, the government’s persecution of retired Chief Ahenakew comes at the cost of not truly knowing how many Aboriginals agree with him.

Now, I don’t get the impression that Aboriginals and Jews have interacted that much, so I assume that his is an individual delusion.

But what if … ?

And one cannot ask people for an honest opinion.

Cheers, Denyse

PS: Who now remembers the housewife who wrote Bended Elbow, an attack on Aboriginals, some years ago?

Some problems are best left to solve themselves, in my view. Neither she nor Ahenakew have any political power, so if people who do have such power ignore them, nature takes its course.
On the other hand, if some try to make a living out of starting a persecution industry, ...

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