Friday, June 23, 2017
PC Canadians Anti Free Speech Wins Against Common Sense
ORWELLIAN: Canadians Can Now Be Fined Or JAILED For Using Wrong Gender Pronouns
Taking a page out of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Canada passed
a new law that opens Canadians up to fines and even jail time if they use
gender pronouns that do not correspond to a person's subjectively determined
As noted by The Daily Caller, Bill C-16, which was passed by Canada's Senate
on Thursday, puts so-called "'gender identity' and 'gender expression' into both
the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its
Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11." All the bill needs now is a stamp of approval
from the governor general.
Critics of the legislation say the bill will target conservatives who cling to reality
and science and refuse to adhere to progressives' gender theory, which is rooted
in mere feelings, for potential hate crimes; potential consequences for refusing
capitulation are monetary fines, "anti-bias training" and jail time.
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was predictably overcome with joy
over the progressive crackdown on free speech.
“Great news,” he wrote via Twitter. “Bill C-16 has passed the Senate — making
it illegal to discriminate based on gender identity or expression. #LoveisLove.”
Aside from the law's odious opposition to free speech, the bill is severely flawed
due to the subjective nature of gender identity alone, as highlighted by
conservative Senator Grant Mitchell in November 2016. "Transgender identity
is too subjective a concept to be enshrined in law because it is defined as an
individual’s deeply felt internal experience of gender," he stated.
Fierce free speech proponent Jordan Peterson, an outspoken professor at the
University of Toronto, fought tirelessly against the bill, "insisting that it infringed
upon citizens’ freedom of speech and institutes what he views as dubious
gender ideology into law."
“Compelled speech has come to Canada,” wrote Peterson on Twitter. “We will
seriously regret this.”
Speaking before the Senate in May, Peterson ripped the legislation and explained
how it was sadly indicative of "how deeply the culture of victimization" has seeped
into Canadian culture.
“[Ideologues are] using unsuspecting and sometimes complicit members of
the so-called transgender community to push their ideological vanguard
forward,” he said. “The very idea that calling someone a term that they didn’t
choose causes them such irreparable harm that legal remedies should be
sought [is] an indication of just how deeply the culture of victimization has
sunk into our society.”
An outlier in academia, Peterson became a target for the SJW Left when he
previously vowed to refrain from using fictional gender pronouns like "zir"
Campaign Life Toronto's senior political strategist Jack Fonseca toldLife Site News that the bill was an attack on religious people who reject the Left's
"Mark my words, this law will not be used as some sort of ‘shield’ to defend
vulnerable transsexuals, but rather as a weapon with which to bludgeon
people of faith and free-thinking Canadians who refuse to deny truth,” he said.