It is interesting that we don’t hear our politicians speak like this, is it not?
Aside: it took me two days to translate, because even though I had the text and two other translations to work from, she wanders off the script and the arguments were not in the pre-prepared official text. And the audio is terrible, especially when people are talking over each other.
I raise this point because I found it extremely interesting that after the Turkish Ambassador and some other notable guests had walked out in protest against what JuDr. Klara Samkova was saying, the moderator DID shut her down.
And he said that what she was saying is beyond ‘opinion’ and is, rather, ‘propaganda’.
Even though she has facts to back up everything she says…
Had it not been for the strong push-back from the audience, that brave lady standing up to the moderator and demanding to know who made him the authority to decide on what is or is not propaganda, she would not have been able to finish her speech.
She would also not have been permitted to finish had the other panelists convinced the moderator that if she were not permitted to deliver the rest of her speech, it would appear to be censorship and would be bad optics…
Even so, she was instructed to tone down her rhetoric before continuing – and, indeed, she did do that. Which is when she frequently deviated from the official text…
We did it! We did it! We did it!!!
We held a free speech demonstration on International Draw Mohammed Day on Parliament Hill, and we live to tell the tale!!!
There was only one minor injury: when taking out my permit, I got a paper cut…
Otherwise, everything went wonderfully and peacefully and we proved that in Canada, we CAN exercise freedom of speed!
That Sharia blasphemy laws do not prevent us from publicly displaying images of Mohammed!!!
Thank you, everyone who came and also all of you who helped behind the scenes to make this happen!
Sargon’s parsing of the incident is very similar to that on the Vlad Tepes blog:
Let’s parse this a little:
“We believe strongly in freedom of speech and freedom to express unpopular and even offensive views.” But in the very next line they qualify that statement to negate pretty much anything anyone at any time and under any circumstances finds offensive for any reason. The language of cultural-Marxism ensues:
“Divisive, counter-productive (but no standard given for what constitutes productive and certainly no exception was made in the previous statement that all speech must be ‘productive’ on this unnamed standard) and hateful, meaning the organizers hated it so it doesn’t count under the former statement of: “We believe strongly in freedom of speech and freedom to express unpopular and even offensive views.”
This is some of the most blatant Cultural Marxist/Orwellian hypocrisy I have seen from a scientific body of sufficient gravitas that a person like Richard Dawkins would consider speaking to.
It was such an eye-opening experience for Thunderf00t that he took time from creating “Why do people laugh at creationists” video series to make “Feminism Versus FACTS” video series. Here, he applies, ahm, logic and the scientific method to examining what feminists actually say and write and, it sounds surprisingly like the ravings of intolerant religious dogma.
Aside – he documented the process, as it was happening, in the series “Why ‘Feminism’ is poisoning Atheism”.
Which is exactly the parallel so humorously drawn in the video on which Richard Dawkins had commented – and which made him public enemy #1 (well, for now) of the A+ and their ilk folks out there.
P.S. – I remember posting the lunatic, crude and rude rantings of the feminist caricatured in this video when she first started shrilly calling people out on the street ‘fuckface’ when they disagreed with her. Ah, yes, the good old days…
To sum this all up: I am glad that the SJW’s are finally being called out for the vicious, intolerant, totalitarian, Cultural Marxist pity-whores they are.