Image via WikipediaMark Steyn:
Who'll determine what's "hateful material"? Three types of people: Weird self-aggrandizing creeps like Warman; ambitious social engineers like the BCHRT judges who just fined a stand-up comic 15 grand for putting down a heckler homophobically; and just plain stupid bureaucrats, like Shirlene McGovern, who "investigated" Ezra Levant at Alberta taxpayers' expense for years and couldn't be bothered to learn the differences between the real Mohammed cartoons and the fake ones. None of these people is qualified to tell you how to live - or whom to link to. Yet they will. Because to them it's entirely natural to do so, regardless of which party is in power. And, on those rare occasions when a nominally right-of-centre party finds itself with a parliamentary majority, enough of its members are inclined to string along. There's so much of this stuff around it's barely "ideological": it's just the zeitgeist, the air we breathe, isn't it?Most of the time the Conservative Party of Canada isn't very conservative. My theory: it knows it will get killed by the media the minute it steps out of line and issues a truly conservative policy. It's largely a tamed poodle. Overly-sensitive about the media? It probably hasn't forgotten when Preston Manning's pronouncement that he stood for the "equality of all citizens" was blasted by the media as being blatantly racist (the left-leaning Liberal multicultural enterprise relies on identifying ever more distinctions and differences among its citizens worthy of government attention).
Hope you'll read the whole article.