Saturday, January 19, 2008

Orwellian Goings-On In Canada

I've been watching the questioning of Ezra Levant, a publisher in Canada who was dragged before the Alberta Human Rights Commission after winning a debate about the Danish Mohammed cartoons against a Muslim, who was offended.

This kind of thing really resonates with me. All my life I've had a recurring nightmare where I live in a state where government becomes increasingly oppressive for the public good, and at some point I decide it's gone too far and I try to escape, only to discover that escape is now impossible. Watching the Human Rights Commission question Mr. Levant brings back a lot of those nightmares. I wish him well and I hope that he becomes the first person in Canada to beat a HRC rap. If that doesn't happen, though, I hope they at least allow him to seek asylum in the United States. We could do with a few more people devoted to the cause of liberty.