Hate Speech Complaint Time? Suzuki's Powerwise.ca Site Promotes Anti-immigration
June 11, 2008 by Paul McKeever
Look now, and you’ll find yet another piece of evidence that the current green movement is still just the old, German, Völkisch movement; a movement still motivated by a fear that there aren’t enough resources for everyone; a movement that, so motivated, seeks to reduce the earth’s population. The Völkisch movement got a bit of an historical black eye when supporting Hitler’s approach of murdering millions of Jews, and seizing the land occupied by non-German Europeans and Asians so as to make lebesraum for the Aryan “race” of blue-eyed, Volkswagen-driving blond-haired ubermen. So today’s Volkisch movement has replaced the swastika with a sunflower, masked its red nature in the colour “green”, and changed its approach: instead of eliminating all but the Germans, eliminate Germans too, by making it too expensive to procreate (or to produce anything, for that matter) in an industrialized country, no matter what your genetic make-up.
When I visited the home page of the National Post post today, I saw this:
…and, just to see what new sort of Jonah Goldbergesque happy-facism (mis-spelling intentional) one could expect to see at David Suzuki’s www.powerwise.ca website, I clicked on the powerwise banner ad. Here’s what I saw:
The colour-coded squares are, I discovered, “tips” submitted by people who visit the site and register with it. I noticed that one of the Green “conservation” tips was labelled “The only real solution”. Given the bold nature of the claim, I thought I’d have a look. Here’s what I found:
In case you cannot read the tip from the image, here’s what it says:
The only real solution
Suggested by growth_smarts
Given that any conservation efforts are futile in the face of growing population
1. One child per family incentives now, and remove incentives for more than that.
2. On average, immigrants greatly magnify their ecological footprint when they move to North America. The last thing this planet needs is more Canadians. Stop all immigration now.
3. Face the reality that indefinite growth, whether economic or population, is a radical and dangerous concept on a finite planet.
4. Give up our addiction to shiny toys.
5. And always keep in mind that there are liars, damned liars, and economists.
Please note that this anti-immigrant “tip” was made possible because of the kind contributions of powerwise’s tax-funded sponsors, including: Enersource Corporation (Hydro Mississauga), Horizon Utilities (Hamilton), Hydro Ottawa, Power Stream (Vaughan and Markham), Toronto Hydro, and Veridian Corporation (a number of municipalities east of Toronto). In other words: taxes are being used to fund and promote anti-immigrant, paranoid, anti-industrial Völkisch rubbish.
Now, with the owners of so many web sites being charged with violations of section 13.1 of the Canada Human Rights Act because of content added by registered visitors, it would be remiss of me not to put this Völkisch, anti-capitalist, anti-industrialist, anti-happiness, anti-individualist, anti-reason powerwise.ca (to sum up: leftist) website content into its proper context for your consideration. Under section 13.1 of the Canada Human Rights Act:
“It is a discriminatory practice for a person or a group of persons acting in concert to communicate telephonically or to cause to be so communicated, repeatedly, in whole or in part by means of the facilities of a telecommunication undertaking within the legislative authority of Parliament, any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination”.
And, under the Act, prohibited grounds of discrimination include:
“…race, national or ethnic origin, colour…”.
Given the various human rights complaints launched by people who claim that a web site’s content may expose them to hatred or contempt, I ask you: if posting a silly cartoon of Muhammed may expose Muslims to hate, is it not equally valid to conclude that the Völkisch trash above may expose immigrants to hatred or contempt?
As an advocate of reason – hence a person who regards racism as immoral and who opposes censorship – I’ll certainly not be filing a human rights complaint about the powerwise.ca site. And could you blame me for laughing at anyone who would hold their breath, waiting for the left’s human rights opportunists to file a complaint about the powerwise.ca “hate site”?