WHAT IS HAPPENING TO US!
TO BE CHERISHED.
~ ALMOST GONE.
The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, before his untimely death:“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
“The reason men are silenced is not because they speak falsely, but because they speak the truth. This is because if men speak falsehoods, their own words can be used against them; while if they speak truly, there is nothing which can be used against them ~ except force.”
But rather mourn the apathetic throng ~
The cowed and the meek -
Who see the world’s greatest anguish and its wrong
And dare not speak.”
litical scientist Doug McArthur of Simon Fraser University dutifully reiterated the fundamental conformist principle (in case we forgot): "Basically, what they've got to do is, as soon as somebody crosses the line, you've got to cut them loose."
Yassuh, boss. May I ask a question? Who's next? What constitutes "crossing the line"?What happens to a society that stigmatizes and shuns doubters, dissenters and heretics?What if there were a Diogenes among them?Isn't this a loss to dialogue and democracy?
Does any of this matter, or is the only issue that of absolute obedience to the Zionist thought police?Note the cheap shot accusation leveled at Ernst in the Canadian Press report (below): "inciting hatred."
Telling the truth about the rabbis constitutes hatred, according to the halacha of rabbinic Judaism (memo to rabbis: I dare you to challenge me to produce the relevant citations); ergo it is "hatred" in the eyes of the Canadian media for Zundel to offer his version of the truth about Auschwitz.
~ Michael Hoffman, Sept. 28, 2010, www.RevisionistHistory.org
Holocaust denier Zundel
The Canadian Press
September 27, 2010
Zundel was extradited from Canada in 2005 and served five years in a German prison. He was convicted on 14 counts of inciting hatred for years of anti-Semitic activities, including contributing to a website devoted to denying the Holocaust, which is a crime in Germany.
Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney said he spoke with Romanchuk over the weekend, and Romanchuk offered his resignation on his own."We contacted him about it, we didn't have to tell him [to step down], he decided to leave," Delaney said in an interview Monday.
"We try and check people out, but you can't know everything about them. We don't ask people's political affiliations. That's why this organization has been so successful. We've got 7,000 volunteers and every now and again you're going to get somebody that's a little bit out there."
The province announced the tax change shortly after last spring's provincial election campaign, during which the Liberal Party said it wasn't contemplating a move to the HST.
They gathered the signatures of more than half a million people earlier this year, which prompted the government to call a referendum for September 2011.
Until then, opponents of the HST are planning to use unique provincial legislation to recall MLAs beginning in the new year. The signatures of 40 per cent of registered voters in a single riding can force a by-election.
Political scientist Doug McArthur of Simon Fraser University said this type of controversy is a risk for any grassroots movement that casts such a wide net for local supporters.
In this case, he said it appears the Fight HST leadership handled it as well as it could by quickly cutting ties with Romanchuk.
"Basically, what they've got to do is, as soon as somebody crosses the line, you've got to cut them loose," McArthur said.
McArthur said Romanchuk's comments likely wouldn't hurt the anti-HST movement, unless controversy surfaces among other supporters. The NDP, which has sometimes aligned itself with the anti-HST campaign, said Vander Zalm and his group appear to have handled the issue appropriately.
"But I think what it also says is, whenever grassroots movements start, particularly on issues that ignite people right across the political spectrum, you get the mainstream range but then you also quite often end up getting people on the fringes."