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  1. Patrick says:

    I will point out that, as with all material on this site, access or use of this post by Canadians is governed by the Popehat End-User License Agreement. Any use of the material in violation of this agreement will be litigated most vigorously.

  2. Ken says:

    Some two or three months ago, when I made a pathetic and abortive attempt at a free speech week here, I promised to Patrick that I would do something about Ezra Levant's adventures. Apparently Patrick has grown tired of waiting,

    Let me say:

    1. With respect to our new Canadian End-User Agreement: Patrick, you are the wind beneath my wings.

    2. The saga of what Levant has faced is fascinating and abhorrent. His blog has a lot of materials about the HRCs operating in Canada, which in terms of due process and respect for freedom of conscience resemble the bastard offspring of John Yoo, James Dobson, and a DMV employee. Levant's defiance of the HRC in the YouTube videos Patrick references are infuriating in their depiction of the HRC's implacable smugness about being above any childish notions of fairness or freedom.

    3. As is the case of many free speech heroes, Levant is kind of a dick. Case in point — after a fatal bus crash, he saw a picture of the driver and leaped to the conclusions that (1) the driver looked like she was wearing a hijab, (2) the hijab must have blocked her vision, causing the crash, and (3) sic semper all societies that cave to the evil Muslim hordes. I'll cut him a little slack, as some Muslims are trying very hard to use Canada's embarrassingly backward laws to suppress what any free society would recognize as protected expression. But he's still kind of a dick.

  3. Patrick says:

    I'd venture to say that most, not many, free speech heroes are kind of dicks. Aberrations at Indiana colleges aside, polite, meek people don't say the sorts of things that have one hauled before a human rights commission or court.

  4. Ken says:

    By the way, just as a reminder, and as a further example of how Warman is a detestable thug, see my post from November about how he sued for libel — and won — when someone called him a censor.

    Warman, I understand, files about half of all the cases before the Canadian HRCs, and profits from them.

  5. Patrick says:

    I remembered the post, but not the name. Thug is too kind a word. He's the sort of lawyer who inspires people to quote that misunderstood line from Shakespeare, you know the one.

  6. Richard Warman is a Space Lizard ask David Ickes. Thanks guys good post!

  7. wild bill says:

    Warman's internet libel chill tag-team mate is a Kanukistani self-styled iconoclast-punker-come-blog censor who's last opus was entitled "Kicking (kissing?) ass in Canadian politics". This was a self congratulatory celebration of practical immorality and dirty tricks against political opponents…need we say more about these fecal-wallowing leftoid lawyer-things plaguing Canada's political culture?

    Basically the amoral unprincipled snotty little kids from a few decades ago have law degrees and are using axe grinding politics to satiate their pathalogical malevolence

    And don't you dare blame me for it! I never voted for one of them! ;-)

  8. I noticed this awhile ago to:

    Richard Warman couldn't be $cientologist, could he?

    The recent attack on the Church of $cientology by Anonymous is because the "Church" exhibits the following:

    1. Inability to handle criticism
    2. Overblown sense of self-importance
    3. Panicky reaction when private information on them is released
    4. Frantic attempts to cover up the aforementioned information
    5. Fondness for threatening legal action
    6. Hypocrisy
    7. Love for spouting repetitive, idiotic rhetoric
    8. Suppression of free speech or free will

    Except for 3 and 4 (we have no idea if he is, in fact, panicked or frantic yet), I think this is also a fit for Richard "What benefit can there be in allowing him to speak?" Warman as well. I mean, numbers 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8 are spot on. And number 1 would appear to be a given.

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