Well, we knew it was going to come sooner or later. The leftist controlled kangaroo court known as the Canadian Human Rights Commission, which has no credibility whatsoever, let my good friend and conservative activist, Connie Wilkins, know that she has been alleged to have breached some human right by allowing free speech on her very popular conservative discussion board, Free Dominion. Here is the text of the letter…
Ms. Connie Wilkins
c/o Free Dominion
2033 Unity Rd.
Dear Ms. Wilkins:
I am the investigator designated under Part III of the Canadian Human Rights Act to investigate the complaint of Ms. [name omitted at this time] against Free Dominion. As the investigator, it is my responsibility to gather the evidence in relation to the complainant’s allegations and, once the investigation is complete, to report on my findings to the Members of the Commission.
The report will include a recommendation for the disposition of the complaint. I can recommend that a conciliator be appointed, if the evidence supports the allegations in the complaint, or that the complaint be dismissed, if the allegations are not supported by the evidence. I can also recommend to the Commission that a settlement be approved if the parties reach an agreement during the course of the investigation.
I am currently awaiting your full response to the allegations which is due on 18 July 2007.
I would like to draw your attention to section 48 of the Canadian Human Rights Act which allows the parties to settle a complaint in the course of investigation. I would be pleased to discuss the possibility of a settlement with you or your representative at any time.
You can reach me at the address and telephone number indicated at the bottom of the first page of this letter. My direct line is 999-999-9999 and my email address is OfficersName@chrc-ccdp.ca. Please note that there are security and confidentiality risks in sending information by email.
The rest of the fallout can be read here.
Mark Fournier, Connie’s fiancee, mentioned that the assigned Commission functionary told them on the phone that the complaint relates to Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act which deals with hate speech and the internet. Now, anyone who knows Connie knows that the alleged hate speech could not be from Connie herself. Therefore, it was almost certainly from a poster on FD.
I very much doubt that the complaint lodged is directed at a social conservative issue. The only social conservative issue at play which would fall under a complaint is the whole homoerotic push to squash freedom of speech. We have a long track record in this country of the homoerotic agenda attacking Christian businesses and citizens to ensure their sexual proclivities are well entrenched into Canadian law and culture. If it does turn out to be this, I won’t be surprised at all. The Left cannot win or silence a conservative without the threat of financial ruin or imprisonment acting as their trump card. Look around western democracies today. A day does not go by without some Christian being harassed or some Church being challenged by the new sexual tyrants of our age. In fact, if you look at the rulings of this Commission and its provincial counterparts, who in Canada really believes that there is 50/50 split between conservative and liberal decisions? My guess is that there is probably a 100% victory ratio by liberals against conservatives.
Free Dominion is virtually the only Conservative discussion board in Canada. If it goes down, then the Left, in their utter foolishness, will think they have “won”. But what exactly will they have won? Not an argument. That’s for sure. They will have “won” the prize for being the thugs and crybabies in running to their sugar daddy, the federal government and some kangaroo court functionary, to put the smackdown on perspectives that are superior to their own. That’s no win. That’s merely showing us that they are not into democracy or free speech but use the instruments of fear and intimidation to push their agenda along.
Having said all that, I don’t believe the Left could really be this stupid. It would cause such a backlash and rallying point for conservatives and even non-conservatives that it would help ignite the conservative movement like never before. Revolutions never start without a martyr of somekind.
The offending post happened some time in early June. My bet is on this thread which started June 12.
As odious as racism is, Connie Wilkins and Free Dominion should not be held responsible because:
1) Free speech is protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
2) Connie Wilkins did not make the offending posts.
3) “Hate Speech” does not go away simply because some star chamber functionary doesn’t like it. Driving something underground only foments and “martyrizes” its leaders to act with even more aggression and zeal in their pursuit. To defeat evil, it must be allowed to rear its ugly head so it can be openly and resoundingly defeated – not by the force of law but by the force of reason.
4) Holding the owners of Free Dominion responsible for the personal opinions of the thread’s participants is ridiculous.
First of all, why should they be held responsible for the offending remarks and not the rebuttals also? You cannot hold the host of a discussion board liable for only 50% of the debate. It would be one thing if the discussion was simply one big racist love-in, it’s quite another where there is a lively debate on the issue from both sides. Yet, if the complainant wins, the Commission will effectively be saying “we only look at the offensive comments posted and not the comments of their opponents”. Free Dominion is not a publication. There is no “editorial position” of Free Dominion in support of racism.
Secondly, if the complainant is really concerned about putting down racism, rather than filing an unjustified and unwarranted complaint against Connie, she should be thanking her for allowing these views to be debated and defeated on FD. Boards like Rabble would never allow this discussion to happen because they’re little angry men and women who froth at the mouth so much that you can’t understand what they are saying half the time. In places like FD, everything is on the board for discussion. Good positions survive and change people’s perspectives. Bad positions are marginalized and booted. Racism can never survive in an open society where it can be confronted. But it can percolate under the surface for years until one day, it rears its ugly head and causes a lot more damage than otherwise would have been possible.
The Left doesn’t seem to get that. They continue to think that using the force of law to paper over the problems it perceives in this culture will fix the underlying problem. It’s like that in virtually every issue they confront. They prefer the muzzle to the microphone, the force of law to the language of liberty, and the recourse to fascism instead of the sweet smell of freedom.
We’ll see how all this plays out. Either way, conservatives have already won.