February 07, 2008

Canadian wants to jail global warming skeptics

What is the DEAL with our northern neighbor? They're trying to squelch freedom of speech all over the place. Check out this latest pathetic example:

David Suzuki has called for political leaders to be thrown in jail for ignoring the science behind climate change.

At a Montreal conference last Thursday, the prominent scientist, broadcaster and Order of Canada recipient exhorted a packed house of 600 to hold politicians legally accountable for what he called an intergenerational crime. Though a spokesman said yesterday the call for imprisonment was not meant to be taken literally, Dr. Suzuki reportedly made similar remarks in an address at the University of Toronto last month.

Toward the end of his speech, Dr. Suzuki said that "we can no longer tolerate what's going on in Ottawa and Edmonton" and then encouraged attendees to hold politicians to a greater green standard.

"What I would challenge you to do is to put a lot of effort into trying to see whether there's a legal way of throwing our so-called leaders into jail because what they're doing is a criminal act," said Dr. Suzuki, a former board member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. (Link.)

A member of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association!! Can you friggin' believe THAT?? How so perfectly Orwellian!!

Actually it fits perfectly into the "progressive" paradigm. Free speech is not truly free unless it conforms to the "proper" belief system and ideology, which must be, of course, "progressive."

Posted by Hube at February 7, 2008 07:39 PM | TrackBack

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