There is no joy in Jewville
The blogosphere and mainstream media alike are cheering the news that Richard Moon's report has called for the repeal of section 13, the "hate speech" provision of the Canadian Human Rights Act that has been used as a weapon of political censorship.
I have spotted some frowning faces, though: Canada's Official Jews, who have dined out on section 13 for thirty years, are apoplectic that their meal ticket is about to be shut down.
What a perverse world when it's the Gentiles who are for free speech, and the Jews are the book burners. I'd be embarrassed to be a Jew if I thought that Bernie "Burny" Farber of the Canadian Jewish Congress or Karen Lazar of the B'nai Brith spoke for anyone other than themselves. Frankly, they're a shanda to the goyim.
As I've pointed out before, the vast majority of Canadian Jews who have opined on the subject are for free speech and against section 13 -- see my partial list here.
Burny doesn't speak for the Jews. He speaks for the hard left. He revealed his colours during the recent federal election campaign, when he forced the CJC to join an anti-Tory coalition against global warming -- because you know that's a Jewish issue -- and then when he was the architect of the obscenely partisan election brochure published by the Official Jews. I was working in the Conservative war room at the time, and we called it the Jewish Green Shift -- the only difference between it and the Liberal campaign platform was it had no mention of a carbon tax.
Farber hates free speech, and he despises the Conservative government. He demonstrated that during the election, and his vitriolic response to Moon's report today just emphasizes it.
I've spoken at length to PMO staff and cabinet ministers about Farber's malign influence in the Jewish community. I've pointed out that he represents no-one other than himself, and how Farber is little more than a left-wing activist. My views are shared by many of the people in the Conservative government, who have actually complained to me that, on the rare occasion when they consult Farber on various issues, he leads them astray, giving his "blessing" to radical Muslim groups that later embarrass the government. That's not hard to believe, given Farber's love affair with anti-Semites like Mohamed Elmasry of the Canadian Islamic Congress, and Haroon Siddiqui of the anti-Israel Toronto Star.
Farber is a left-wing hack and an embarrassment to Jews. But what's the excuse for the B'nai Brith? They put out a press release denouncing Moon's report, too (I'll link to it when it's online). But the B'nai Brith has traditionally been more in touch with Canada's grassroots Jews, and less susceptible to politically correct leftism masquerading as the Jewish interest.
More to the point, the B'nai Brith itself has been hit with a spurious human rights complaint, merely for participating in a post-9/11 seminar in Winnipeg. The complainant in that case is a Muslim bigot named Shahina Siddiqui, formerly associated with the radical group CAIR-CAN, whose American affiliate has been named an unindicted co-conspirator with terrorist groups. In other words, the B'nai Brith itself is now trapped in a spurious, corrupt, abusive, endless human rights complaint itself -- and yet it still defends the process.
Just how stupid do you have to be, to be victimized by the HRCs, and still defend them? The B'nai Brith is doing its best to destroy the one positive stereotype Jews enjoy -- that we're a smart.
But here's the good news: no-one gives a damn what Burny and B'nai Brith think. We know where the public stands; we know where the civil libertarians stand; we know where Liberal MPs like Keith Martin stand; and now we know where the CHRC's own consultant stands.
It's one thing to be pig-headed, like Burny and BB. But at what point to the bosses at both of those organizations cut their losses? How much longer will the Official Jews keep doubling down on their bets against freedom?
I tell you one thing, if you wanted to increase anti-Semitic feeling -- and ill-will in the Christian community, which is actually the Jews' best friend -- there is no better way than to be the new fascists of Canada. Are they trying to out-bid Elmasry for that dishonourable title? How bizarre, that not 70 years after the Holocaust, it's our tribe that is the bully, our tribe that is calling for a limitation of freedom, and our tribe that is so disdainful of public opinion.
Thankfully, it's not really our tribe -- just the self-appointed King of the Jews, Burny, and his me-too chorus at B'nai Brith.
I'll have a post soon about how we can hurt Burny where it counts -- in the pocketbook, the one Jewish stereotype he fully manifests. He doesn't give a damn about freedom. But if 10,000 Jewish donors cut off the CJC from their annual UJA donations, he'll be forced to listen. More on that later.
(with apologies to Mindy for stealing her headline)