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TPC: Recognizing that true statements & historical facts can be censored as 'hate speech' in Canada

Updated: Aug 3

Canadians now brushing off the implications and danger of the Liberal regime's proposed online censor and or dismissing that which will be deemed 'hate speech' as only what we might all regard as deviant and monstrous remarks, ought to think again.

Acton Institute: When future historians attempt to narrow down the exact point at which the concept of free speech died in Canada, they’ll likely point to Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott, specifically this sentence:

Truthful statements can be presented in a manner that would meet the definition of hate speech, and not all truthful statements must be free from restriction...The benefits of suppression of hate speech and its harmful effects outweigh the detrimental effect of restricting expression, which, by its nature, does little to promote the values underlying freedom of expression."

Joe Carter, writing for the Acton Institute, was right to point out: "Jesus might have claimed that 'the truth will set you free' but in Canada speaking the same truths proclaimed in God’s Word could potentially land you in jail."

"Incorrect" opinions may include truthful statements. The following are examples of truthful statements that will likely be construed to be 'hate facts' and or 'hate speech:

  • Jagmeet Singh is an apologist for Sikh separatist terror organizations;

  • Matthew 18:6;

  • the Catholic sacrament of marriage can only be between a man and a woman open to the procreative act, and willing to raise their prospective children in the faith;

  • the crusades consisted predominantly of defensive battles against Islamic incursions into the Near East;

  • biological sex is determined by chromosomes, not by social construction;

  • among the super-majority of those among the ~4,000 First Nations children who tragically perished in residential schools were dying on arrival from or soon contracted the tuberculosis ubiquitous at the time;

  • Tommy Douglas, the founder of the NDP, was a radical eugenicist who articulated in his MA Thesis the need to sterilize so-called mental deficients, to put them on state-run farms, and to regulate the reproduction of 'subnormal families', a category into which he lumped Irish Catholics, Blacks, Indigenous Canadians, and other non-WASPs;

  • nazism is a form of socialism;

  • socialism is a grandiose rationalization of petty resentments;

  • climate change is almost entirely a natural phenomenon (if we are to continue misconstruing humans as un-natural), and the causal relationship between CO2 in the atmosphere and changing temperatures is at best misunderstood, but certainly misrepresented (it is actually more likely that changes in temperature precede wild changes in CO2 and not the other way around); and

  • so forth.

There is nothing liberal about Trudeau and the Liberal Party in Canada. Though once proponents of tolerance and pluralism, they are authoritarians now tolerant only of radical leftist views and accepting only of conforming weltanschauungs. Kuehnelt-Leddihn put it best:

[The left is] the enemy of diversity and the fanatical promoter of identity. Uniformity is stressed in all leftist utopias, a paradise in which everybody should be the “same,” where envy is dead, where the “enemy” either no longer exists, lives outside the gates, or is utterly humiliated. Leftism loathes differences, deviation, stratifications. Any hierarchy it accepts is only “functional.”

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