Last Updated: Friday - 09/24/2010
May 24, 2010
Mind control fanaticism is leaving a shallow, twisted legacy
You have got to wonder what these people are thinking. I mean the University of Calgary, an institution allegedly devoted to free inquiry, which repeatedly sends its security police after a small group of pro-lifers who display posters that show the reality of abortion.
I also mean the La Presse columnist who wants Cardinal Marc Ouellet to die a slow, painful death for expressing his views on abortion.
Then there is the B.C. teachers union that tried to decertify the teacher education program at Trinity Western University because the university requires students to refrain from extramarital sex. Ultimately, it took the Supreme Court of Canada to get the union to cease and desist.
Then there are the human rights commissions - the one in Quebec that ordered a city council to stop praying before its meetings and the ones in Alberta and Saskatchewan that try to label virtually any statement that homosexuality is immoral as hate speech. The list goes on.
What sort of country do these people want to create? A country where people are afraid to speak on any public moral issue because of the financial and emotional harassment attached to doing so? A country where there is free speech only if you say what the people in power want you to say?
What a legacy that will be for our children and grandchildren! Won't that be fine? Send them to a so-called university where if they say the politically incorrect thing, complete with posters, they are liable to be expelled.
When someone points out that many are being killed in order to have our clean, perfect society, the media will call for him or her to die a slow, agonizing death with their fingernails pulled out and their teeth yanked out with a claw hammer. Such will be the cost of daring to call attention to the tears and blood of the defenceless.
How Orwellian a world will satisfy the human rights commissions and the University of Calgary?
How will universities advertise themselves in the future? "Send us your children and we will suck out their brains and implant them with the happy thoughts gene." "No unpleasant sights on our campus. Enjoy the trees, the red-bricked buildings and our quiet libraries. No need to ask questions. WE will tell you what to think. Prepare for a high-paying future where no one asks bothersome questions."
What more could anyone want? Brain death while the body still lives? Sounds good, huh?
But, alas, human beings are moral beings. We have the ability to choose and that means moral responsibility. Moral responsibility means asking messy questions. It means protesting the wrongs in an imperfect world. It means taking a stand even when taking a stand is uncomfortable.
It also means being responsible to someone. Sorry, but we dare not mention his name. Some people might not like being reminded of his existence.
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