Random Quotations – Feb. 10th, 2019

Five items in total…

“Socially conservative opinions about gender, marriage and sexual morality may have moved from majority status to minority status in Canada, but that does not make them ‘hateful’ any more than post-modernist or hedonist perspectives on sexuality are ‘hateful’… When secular progressives marshal the coercive power of the state to impose their views on controversial issues like human sexuality, neither tolerance nor diversity is advanced… government, as the entity that exercises coercive power over citizens and public places, should not try to prohibit or impose any particular opinions in public spaces.” – John Carpay, “Progressive intolerance hurts the cause of diversity” – The Post Millennial, Jan. 19th, 2019.

“Islamist groups are ‘weaponizing’ Islamophobia and ‘cynically’ using human rights to promote their ideology. Islamist groups accuse their critics of being anti-Muslim, in an attempt to shut down ‘legitimate debate’ about Islamic extremism. The ‘use and abuse’ of the language of human rights is ‘perhaps the most concerning’ tactic employed by fundamentalist groups” – Sara Khan, the UK government’s new counter-extremism tsar, quoted by Soeren Kern in “Multiculturalism and the Transformation of Britain in 2018: Part II” – Gatestone Institute, Jan. 8th, 2019.

“…Lemieux applauded Quebec Premier François Legault’s opposition to designating an anti-Islamophobia day in Quebec, and said fear of Islam is a problem invented by Justin Trudeau’s federal Liberals. The comments came days after the second anniversary of the deadly attack on a mosque in Quebec City… ‘This word doesn’t even exist for me,’ Lemieux said of the term Islamophobia. ‘Quebecers aren’t as racist as people would have you believe. When a group of people wants to integrate, they do. And this group doesn’t… These people do a lot of bad things, with their trucks and things. It’s normal to be scared of them,’ Lemieux told Le Droit.” – Taylor Blewett, “Gatineau councillor apologizes for saying ‘It’s normal to be scared’ of Muslims” – National Post, Feb. 4th, 2019.

“Free speech as we once knew it will be over in a decade. The internet will still be a noisy place, but it will be a managed noise of echo chambers, a moderated system in which dissenting views will be treated as trolling and purged as quickly as they are identified… The Soviet Union’s triumph had been a military one over physical territories while the American Left had conquered the messaging territories of the old cultural realm, media, entertainment and advertising… Having won those, it’s expanding its control over big corporations and big government. And to do that, it has to eliminate the independent voices on the internet that pose a threat to its messaging monopoly.” – Daniel Greenfield, “A digital Iron Curtain descends over the internet” – FrontPageMag, Feb. 1st, 2019.

“The Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) has barred People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson from participating in a town hall on climate change for her views on sexual education… ‘This non-partisan town hall will focus on Delivering Community Power, a vision for the transformation of our postal services into community hubs of renewable energy and expanded services, like postal banking, and support for seniors,’ claims the event page… (?!!! -JG) – Despite the event’s claims to non-partisanship, event organizers have refused to invite the PPC candidate because of her advocacy against British Columbia’s sex-ed curriculum.” – Cosmin Dzsurdzsa, “Burnaby South PPC candidate banned from climate change town hall for her views on sex-ed” – The Post Millennial, Feb. 9th, 2019.