Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Hate speech for me but not for thee

We read:

"McMaster University is light years ahead of Israeli campuses when it comes to distinguishing between freedom of speech and vile bigoted hate! Located in Hamilton, Canada, the university has decided to put a stop to the metastasizing of the "Israeli Apartheid Weeks," organized by anti-Semites and pro-terrorists, onto its campus. Canadian campuses have had as many anti-Semitic Nuremberg Rallies, supposedly against Israeli "apartheid," as US campuses.

First, McMaster Provost office, which is second in authority only to that of the President's office, banned all campus use of the term "Israeli Apartheid" as hate speech. Then it was backed in this by the McMaster Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES). Finally the McMaster Student Union expressed support and approval for the ban. Has civilized behavior at last infiltrated North American college campuses?

Naturally, the local axis of evil uniting Islamofascists and far Leftists was upset at this "suppression of freedom of speech." The same people who would have you expelled from school if you say "Negro" or "chick" or express a negative opinion of homosexual relations want "Israeli Apartheid" to be a subject of academic debate. And after that perhaps more debate about Jews drinking gentile blood on Passover and being cheapskates.