Archive for ‘canada’

March 19, 2009

Kathy Shaidle: Canada’s Limbaugh?

Jason Kenney, Canada’s Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, spoke Wednesday at the University of Toronto, and look whose name comes up in the news coverage:

Although Mr. Kenney was heckled on the way to his car, and stopped in the hallway by an Iraq war resister who was carrying a baby while pleading her immigration case, his audience was largely supportive.
An exception came when Mr. Kenney slapped down a question from a student about the recent spate of prepared statements in the House of Commons by Conservative backbenchers criticizing Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella, in part for his campaign against right-wing blogger Kathy Shaidle, whom he accuses of racism.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. Sorry. I take it you’re from the Liberal club, you’ve got Warren Kinsella’s talking points. Good for you. Send me a memo, I’ll look into it,” he said.
“He guessed right,” said the questioner, Gabe De Roche, recruiting manager for the campus Liberal club.

Kathy has been victimized by the “ransom note method” of smearing: Selective quotation used by political correctoids to dehumanize conservative critics of multicultural groupthink. As with the Obama administration’s attacks on Rush Limbaugh, however, when the Left targets someone who dares to fight back — and Kathy Shaidle fights fiercely — the result tends to be that the target becomes a hero to people with common sense.

In Ms. Shaidle’s case, she became a target because of her outspoken support of Israel and her criticism of the Canadian government’s use of “human rights” to stifle free speech. (Get the book, The Tyranny of Nice, which she co-authored with Pete Vere, with an introduction by Mark Steyn.)

What’s interesting to me is that I also know conservatives who have been smeared as anti-Semites (or “unpatriotic conservatives“) because of their criticism of U.S.-Israel policy. In fact, the term “ransom note method” was coined by one such, who has not taken public credit for the coinage and whose identity I am therefore obligated to protect.

The wise and informed observer recognizes in these opportunistic smears the Left’s fundamental dishonesty of discourse. The Left supports Hamas and Hezbollah and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and anyone who criticizes this blood-drenched tacit alliance will be viciously smeared as a Muslim-hating bigot. But if the Left spots a conservative who happens to be critical of the U.S.-Israel alliance, then the target is smeared as a Jew-hating bigot.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. What the Left counts on is that the majority of conservatives are so cowardly that they won’t speak up against these smears, especially when it involves some conservative who isn’t part of their particular ideological clique.

It isn’t “respectable” to speak up for Limbaugh or Ann Coulter or Kathy Shaidle. You might damage your precious reputation merely by saying that Taki Theodoracopulos has a right to his own political opinions — knowing that the Left will cry, “Aha! He defends the Jew-hater!” and then combine the “ransom note method” with the old reliable guilt-by-association to accuse you of holding opinions you do not hold.

There is no safety in silence. Fuck those lying left-wing crapweasels. I’m with Kathy:

As Rhett said to Scarlett, “With enough courage, you can do without a reputation.” Welcome to The Camp of the Saints, sweetheart.


UPDATE: OK, Cynthia Yockey’s joined up for the Fuck The Crapweasels Brigade. Now, who else has the guts to stand in defense of Kathy Shaidle?

March 9, 2009

Note to self

Never make Kathy Shaidle angry. I haven’t been following this thing with the Canadian “human rights” nonsense so I’m not entirely sure what’s going on, but I am 100% sure I would hate to be that idiot liberal blogger who crossed her.

Don’t worry, Kathy: Keep it up until they deport you. You’re too good to be Canadian. In my book, Canadians are not actually human and therefore have no rights — a principle known down home as “The Neil Young Rule.” Cue the theme song:

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UPDATED: To fix broken link.

February 16, 2009

Our Canadian future

OK, maybe our future is Argentina. But maybe it’s also Canada, where the government attempts to control who gets booked on TV talk shows:

Warren Kinsella, a senior aide to Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff, attempted to interfere with an editorial decision made by a public broadcaster today.
TV Ontario invited Kathy Shaidle, who blogs at Five Feet of Fury, to debate the “atheist bus” campaign. Kinsella, who was hand-picked by Ignatieff to head up the
Liberal war-room, immediately went ballistic, contacting the show’s host, Steve Paikin, and demanding that Shaidle be un-invited.
Then Kinsella continued his hysterics, e-mailing provincial MPPs and staff, screeching that Shaidle must be persona non grata. He tried to get an online “campaign” going to stop her.

Congratulations, Kathy, on making the “persona non grata” list. First Mark Steyn, now you. If only someone had thought to ban Neil Young back when they had the chance . . .

February 1, 2009

Giving Canada a bad name

Like “Canada” wasn’t bad enough:

Rush and Hannity and O’Reilly and Ann Coulter and the others have their place and their role. They spoke for an important section of public opinion, and it is a section our party needs. But it is only a section, and not the whole. The more the party allows them to become our public face, the more embattled and endangered the party becomes.

Note the possessive: “Our party.” That would be the party of Harvard-educated Canadians?

Note also how Frum serves up a Hannity & O’Reilly sandwich on Limbaugh-Coulter bread, designating as an ideological category Every Famous Person Who’s Been On Fox News More Than Twice. (And people accuse me of arguing against strawmen . . . .)

As a pre-emptive defense against ugly accusations of anti-Canadianism, I will point out that “some of my best friends are” . . . well, Kathy Shaidle, who is to Canada what Lot was to the Cities of the Plain.

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