If the guy’s face doesn’t make you want to bash it in, this will.
What would happen if the CBC–Canada’s public broadcaster, the purported bastion of tolerance–violated Alberta’s Human Rights Act (“AHRA”)? We may soon find out.
On January 20, 2017, producers for the CBC program Marketplace printed t-shirts containing racist logos and mottos, including “white power” and “white pride world wide [sic],” and hired a middle-aged white man to stand on a Toronto street to peddle the t-shirts and yell racist slogans.
The episode is titled “The Trump Effect” and was broadcast throughout Canada, including Alberta. It remains as a monument to our public broadcaster’s colossal ignorance on the CBC YouTube channel.
Shortly after the episode aired, an American journalist inquired in a tweet if this is what passes for journalism in Canada. The tweet piqued my interest, so I tried to watch the show.
I couldn’t finish it. It was chockful of frustrating errors, including one near the beginning of the show where onscreen graphics and dialogue equate “intolerant speech” and “hate speech”. The Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) has already ruled that these are not the same thing.
During the joint White House press conference on February 15 featuring President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, the latter said, “The Chinese are called Chinese because they are from China. The Japanese are called Japanese. And the Jews are called Jews because they came from Judea.”
Not surprisingly, a columnist in Israel’s hard-left newspaper Haaretz, Carolina Landsmann, sarcastically fired back in print, “Maybe at the next press conference Netanyahu will be so kind as to explain why the Palestinians are called Palestinians.”
Since that is not likely to happen, I will answer her for him. We call the Palestinians “Palestinians” because it is basic to this generation’s politically correct way, post-Holocaust, of hating Jews, and here’s why:
In every generation, people hate Jews because they are believed to commit evil deeds, and their current crime is the theft of Palestine from the Palestinians. And never mind that these “Palestinians” were never mentioned in the documentation of the League of Nations (1920-1945) that in its 1922 Mandate for Palestine explicitly identified the country as the “historic homeland of the Jewish people.” In its three decades of existence, the League referred only to Jews and Arabs, never “Palestinians.”
Then, after WWII, when the League morphed into the United Nations Organization, for the UN’s first quarter-century no document referenced any “Palestinians” either.
This should not surprise, because for a Biblical generation of forty years after the Mandate kicked in, the Arabs themselves said there was no such country as Palestine and no such people as “Palestinians.”
Any professor who is not ashamed of what he or she is saying in class should welcome being recorded.
And any student taking a class with a professor who objects to being recorded should know that this objection is almost always equivalent to the professor saying: “I want you to hear what I say in class because I’m quite confident that you can’t differentiate between instruction and indoctrination. But if what I say goes public, people who do know the difference will expose me as a propagandist.”
The left doesn’t oppose anti-Semitism. It opposes the right. It will accuse the right of anti-Semitism when convenient even while its ranks swell with the blackest and ugliest bigotry imaginable. It is rotten with anti-Semitism. It can’t and won’t reject it. It won’t even reject the murder of Jews, the bombing of synagogues and membership in anti-Semitic hate groups when its own heroes are doing it.
Whoa, hold on there — that’s waaaaay too much diversity