David Warren today continues to sound the alarm against the hideous practices being committed by "Human Rights Commissions" in Canada. After pointing out some of the more high-profile "offenders," including our favorite Mark Steyn, Warren says:
I have mentioned only the current cases in which periodical publications have been prosecuted, in the strange new world of "Kafkanada" -- where you can be tried for the same imaginary "hate crimes" in any or all federal and provincial jurisdictions, simultaneously or sequentially. A single complaint by any reader anywhere is enough to launch a secret inquiry. The target has no right to confront his accuser, and will not at first even be told who he or she is.
Truth is no defence, the absence of harm is no defence, there are no rules of evidence -- due process is entirely subverted. The inquisitors of these kangaroo courts may ultimately reach any "judgement" they please, after months or years of playing cat-and-mouse with their selected victim.
Lest we be smug, the same elements operating in Canada are waiting with baited breath in this country, hoping for their success and acceptance so that similar measures can be tried here. Don't think it can't happen.