A group of U. S. professors launched a campaign this week protesting plans by a prominent political science organization to hold its annual conference in Toronto next year, claiming that Canada’s restrictions on certain forms of speech puts controversial academics at risk of being prosecuted.Bradley Watson, professor of American and Western political thought at Pennsylvania’s St. Vincent College, said he will present a petition calling for the American Political Science Association (APSA) to re-evaluate its selection of Toronto for its 2009 conference at this year’s annual meeting, taking place over the Labour Day weekend in Boston.His protest has garnered support from dozens of professors across the United States, including prominent scholars such as Princeton University legal philosopher Robert P. George and Harvard University’s Harvey Mansfield.”Our belief is that the APSA should choose its sites carefully, with particular regard for questions of freedom of speech and conscience,” Mr. Watson told the National Post by e-mail. “We therefore believe Canada to be a problematic destination.”

Mr. Watson said that professors signing the petition are concerned that recent human rights commission investigations into Maclean’s and Western Standard magazines over articles concerning Islam, and the conviction of pastor Stephen Boisson, who was ordered by Alberta’s human rights tribunal in May to cease publicizing criticisms of homosexuality, suggest that professors risk being chilled from discussing important academic subjects, or ending up in legal trouble. Mr. Watson said he plans to distribute hundreds of buttons to attendees at the Boston conference reading “Toronto 2009, Non!”

In a statement issued on Thursday, the working group behind the protest said: “The nature of radical Islamism and the relationship of public morality and homosexual conduct are issues of vital public importance” and that “all political scientists have a professional interest in a full and open scholarly debate” on these topics. The group called it “unseemly” for APSA to “turn a blind eye to [Canadian] attacks on freedom of speech” and “unacceptable … to risk exposing its own members to them.” … (Source)

Apparently this group includes both American and Canadian academics and is the oldest and largest organization of political science professors. I’m not sure of the political leanings of the group, but I suspect it’s probably dominated by liberals, even if it’s a modest majority of them.   It’s good to see the liberal zeitgeist starting to eat its own.  I knew it was only a matter of time, but I must admit that it’s a lot sooner than I expected.

I told you so.

What a laughingstock Canada has become. People who want to have a good political scrap are starting to scratch this country off the list for the place to do it in.

Fear of the HRC thugs, backed by the full power of the State, is enough to keep away anyone who wants to stay out of the Star Chambers.

Glorious and Free?  Oh please.  That’s so passé.

One Response to “Academics Fear the Human Rights Commissions”
  1. Garry Sahl says:

    My favorite professor Thomas Landers taught me this and we still talk about it. Most of our society now walks around in a drug induced type of stupor living their life according to Darwin’s theory or any way they want, because of the Darwinian Humanist Atheism taught to us in our schools and universities. We must remember that we all go to school and university where this social engineering is taking place.

    Darwin’s evolution theory came to Adolf Hitler via Friedrich Nietzsche.

    Nietzsche’s doctrine, ” the weak and unsuccessful have to die, this is the first clause of our love of mankind , and power is the highest virtue while weakness the only flaw, along with Darwin’s evolution theory that the strongest survives became the foundation of the Nazis Darwinian Science Theory about supreme and inferior people.”

    Marx, Hitler as well as Stalin used Darwin’s evolution theory, and utilized it in their cruel political and social careers.

    Nietzhche also coined the phrase,”God is dead,” which caught on with Darwinian Humanist Atheist textbook writers in our universities, law schools and the rest of the Western Civilization to the present time.

    Darwin’s theory did not only come as a gift to dictators it also is used by capitalists who fight to knock out their weaker competitors and keep the wages of their workers very very low, because after all they are the strongest they say, and therefore should survive. That is why our capitalists are moving their factories and companies and our future to China where human rights and wages are low.

    How can such contrasts as Communism, Nazism and Capitalism have so much in common, when it has to do with Institutionalized Darwinian Humanist Atheism ?

    Darwin’s theory can not be proven either by geology, paleontology, biology ,biochemistry,or anthropology.

    The evolution theory is a faith . Webster’s dictionary defines religion as, a characteristic belief system or worship, that either is built around God, ethical principles, or life philosophy.

    Also according to the Humanist Manifesro, Darwin’s theory must therefore be fully classified as a religion, that is a characteristic belief-system, a worship built around a life philosophy or worldview. To teach our children “only” Darwinism without the balance of (ID) Intelligent Design theory does a lot of harm to Western Civilization and our children in public schools and universities. Canada used to be a Christian Country with the Ten Commandments on school-room and court-room walls, but now it is a Godless Darwinian Humanist Country Where Darwinism “only” is taught in our schools and Darwinian Humanist logic “only”is allowed in the court-room. Our parents came to Canada from countries like Canada now is. Look up the number of violent crimes in Canada on Stats. Can. Look around you this isn’t the safe place for children or older people that it used to be.

    Don’t you think it is about time we did something about this as our companies and money and future is moving to China ? In a democracy the people get the government and laws they vote for.

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