Wednesday, March 24, 2010

University of Ottawa is Afraid of Outspoken Conservative Women

The University of Ottawa students, taking their cue from their hapless VP Academic Francois Houle, swarmed the Ann Coulter event and shut it down before Coulter could speak. According to the Globe and Mail:
"Right-wing antagonist Ann Coulter cancelled a University of Ottawa address last night after organizers decided it wasn’t safe to speak.

The move followed boisterous demonstrations outside that sponsors of the appearance feared could turn violent.

“There was a risk there could be physical violence,” said Canadian conservative activist Ezra Levant, who was scheduled to introduce Ms. Coulter.

He said some demonstrators swarmed the event, making it “a situation the security and police advised was untenable for safety reasons.”

In an interview, Ms. Coulter said she's given 100 to 200 speeches at colleges and last night was the first time one of her addresses has been “completely shut down.” She said the incident reflects poorly on the University of Ottawa."

So there is a great big "First" for the U. of Ottawa. I'd say they should expect their "Outstanding Contribution to the Advancement of Liberal Fascism Award" any day now.

"She said she will hire Mr. Levant, a lawyer, to file a human rights complaint in Canada regarding the incident.

Mr. Levant called the cancellation a sad commentary on the state of free speech in Canada. “When you start to intimidate and pose as security threat, there is no longer free speech.”

The ridiculous double standard must be exposed. I hope the University loses and is fined big time. I also hope the cost of the fine is passed on in higher tuition rates. I also hope that everyone learns (even those who never would have had their attention drawn to this event if it had proceeded according to plan) that liberal fascism is rampant on Canadian university campuses and something must be done.

Maybe we could add "freedom of speech" to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. What? You say it is already there? Na, it must say "freedom of politically correct speech." Doesn't it? It must.

1 comment:

Peter W. Dunn said...

"Freedom of politically correct speech"; Exactly. My recent experience with "diversity dialogue" is that if you are "diverse", i.e., a minority, as I am, and you don't say what the liberals want you to say, then they attack you and shut you down. And that's in evangelical circles.

Ann Coulter really gets under their skin. She, Malkin and Palin make misogyny the only appropriate political correct stance.