More on Censorship

 Posted by on 4 October 2002 at 3:47 pm  Uncategorized
Oct 042002

Thinking for a moment about the censorship of the ARI by the Canadian government, I’m not sure which aspect of the situation angers me more:

  • The fact that intellectual arguments are being censored by the government of a supposedly freedom-loving and enlightened Western democracy.
  • The fact that a legitimate moral defense of Israel’s right to exist and defend itself might be considered “hate propaganda.”

    Both are revolting, but the second is worse, I think. Anyone with half a brain knows that Canada doesn’t have much respect left for individual rights.

    (According to the article, “Goods that constitute hate propaganda under the Criminal Code are those which advocate or promote genocide or promote hatred against an identifiable group distinguished by colour, race, religion or ethnic origin.”)

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