Friday, August 19, 2016

Liberal Fascism - How hate-speech is eliminating our freedom.

The coin of comedy is absurdity.

This was probably not a funny joke, and in questionable taste, but the idea is absurd.

//Canadian comedian Mike Ward was fined a whopping $42,000 by Quebec’s Human Rights Tribunal for jokes he made about a disabled boy.

The child, Jérémy Gabriel, who suffers from Treacher Collins Syndrome, is a bit of a national celebrity in Canada after he sung for the pope in 2006 essentially because everyone thought he did not have long to live. Ward’s joke was a rant about how the child was supposed to die, that he “stole a wish” and is unkillable. Sure, not in great taste, but certainly not in violation of the kid’s “human rights.”

His joke was never televised, but after he talked about the bit in an interview, Gabriel’s parents found out and dragged the comedian to the human rights tribunal last month. He fought the fine, but lost in court.//

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its not clear to me how Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal is impacting your (or "our") freedom. I thought Northwest Fresno County was in central California, not eastern Canada.

Assuming I'm right about the locale of Northwest Fresno County, doesn't Quebec and all of Canada have the sovereign right to define and defend human rights as they see fit? If their national constitution said "freedom of speech shall not be infringed except when it comes to crass jokes about terminally ill disabled children," what's it to you sitting secure in your bastion in Northwest Fresno County.

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