Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Showing once again why I didn't vote Conservative

Kenney, Baird sign pledge to fight anti-Semitism

Sounds good, eh? Who's not oppose to anti-semitism? But here's the hitch:
In a statement last year, Kenney said the document was a step in coordinating global efforts against hatred.

"Among other things, it calls for leaders of faith groups to combat all hatred and discrimination, including anti-Semitism; governments to reaffirm and implement the Genocide Convention; establishment of an international task force to identify and monitor hate on the Internet and the development of a comprehensive facility to record all hate crimes, and; including anti-Semitism," he said.

They're calling for more government control of the internet, more government bodies to prosecute people for their opinions.

Now a protocol doesn't really mean anything. It may just remain a dead letter. But I get the impression that the people who signed this don't really get it when it comes to free speech.