Wednesday, May 28, 2008

We are all Mark Steyn: a call for slogans!



The Covenant Zone bloggers will be demonstrating in support of Mark Steyn and Maclean's magazine, and against the ludicrous operation of "human rights" law in this country, when Mark's hearing in front of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal kicks off, next Monday, June 2. We will meet at 8 AM in front of the Provincial Court House at 800 Hornby where, according to the BCHRT website, the hearing will take place.

We welcome all bloggers, readers, and informed and outraged citizens to join us. (Also: we will be discussing this tomorrow at our regular Thursday evening meeting in the atrium of the Vancouver Public Library, central branch, 7-9 pm, in front of Blenz Coffee - look for the blue scarves.)

Now since many people interested in this "trial" are not in the Vancouver area, we thought we would offer people a way of participating in our demonstration. We intend to carry signs and hand out leaflets. The problem we have is how to communicate the current "human rights" travesty in some catchy phrases or slogans. This is an invitation to send us ideas. We want slogans and/or aphorisms or short statements that can appeal to ordinary citizens, to communicate something of the evil that will be unfolding in the court house to those who may not know what is going on. We want phrases that will be memorable, perhaps even one day historical.

Now of course we will only be communicating slogans with which we agree, for which we can take responsibility. Anyway, if you have a good idea, why not let us know. If we get suggestions, we'll put them in a later blog post.

My own take on what is happening to Mark Steyn and Maclean's is that they are being held up as (potential) sacrificial victims or scapegoats, in an attempt to sustain a post-national and imperialistic ideology, a "human rights" world view in which the potential scapegoat is anyone who makes too much noise about the direction of history, and about the freedom of citizens in once self-ruling nations to try and shape history in the cause of their shared freedom.

For the "human rights" crowd, Western freedom has become too risky, a potential source of global violence; and thus the "human rights" advocates seek to keep it under reigns. More generally, the "human rights" bureaucrats have come to the view that the normal in Western society is always a potential source of violence towards those they certify as marginal groups exposed to victimization by the normal. Theirs is essentially a response to the Holocaust and the Nazis who corrupted the normal and all the professions in Germany to their violent ends. And yet, the post-Nazi "human rights" world view has in turn become an ideology that requires its own parade of victims. Somehow it has missed some key element to a proper understanding of the history of victimization and antisemitism. It has become what it purports to fight.

The "human rights" worldview is thus rightly the target of humourists like Steyn. Mark Steyn, as we all know, is something of an icon for a post-9/11 world, calling on Westerners and all free citizens to take ownership again of their nations, to fight against post-national and anti-national bureaucratic elites who, in institutions like the UN, the EU, the global media, the academy, and the Canadian "human rights" commissions take the view that the protection of the modern global order requires, among other things, all kinds of regulations against risky language, language that might "victimize" and inflame those at odds with modern civilization. As a kind of appeasement or paying of blackmail the "human rights" world view is one where Western left-liberal opinion implicitly allies with those opposed to modern freedoms and feeds the resentful with victims, like Mark Steyn, or any icon of the normal, successful, wealthy, corporate, American, Israeli, Christian, etc., in a vain attempt to keep the peace. They also ignore many of the gross human rights violations in non-Western countries, and make excuses for the persecution of women, Christians, gays, etc., according to a nihilistic code of cultural relativism.

Of course, no cult of human sacrifice - and quite frankly that is precisely what I take our "human rights" commisssions to have become - is ever satisfied: it always needs more victims.

Thus "We are all Mark Steyn." We individuals, we Canadian (and other nations') citizens who enjoy freedom and want the right to publish and listen to any and all ideas as we see fit, with only the proper limits of civil and criminal law, are all potential victims of the falsely-named "human rights" world view.

"I am Mark Steyn" is our unifying slogan, the title for our handout. Let us know what we might put under that.

Thanks to all the Mark Steyns out there.

101 comments:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Ok here's my slogan - Mark Steyn - almost as good as Blazingcatfur

Edward Michael George said...

Perhaps "YOU are Mark Steyn!" will get the attention of a largely indifferent public.

truepeers said...

Yes, maybe "You" is better.

Catfur has a good catch but we also have to remember the dog people...

Anonymous said...

How about this for a slogan?

I kept my fat mouth shut when the B'Nai Brith and CJC were lynching Zundel, so it's my fault.

I realize that doesn't square with the image some of you good folks have for yourself, but it's the truth.

truepeers said...

Well, actually, I was a young man who didn't give it much thought but basically felt that the government going after Zundel was a good thing. We all are foolish and righteous when young. We need to convert people from what most of us think when young (and that some then make a career from). I don't mind saying "it's my fault", though there may be better ways to say it.

truepeers said...

Not that I ordinarily sympathize with Holocaust deniers today...

Anonymous said...

Another RAILROAD job in BC








Four Horses

Dag said...

Steyn and Zundel? Yeah, I get it.

Oh, I WAS out there in support of Zundel's right to free speech. This time I'll be supporting Steyn. Maybe next time I'll come out in support of anonymous. I don't even care if he's an a-- whatever. You see, it's an American thing. It's also a Canadian thing. And an English thing. It's actually a universal thing. Free speech is a right we all share. Even people I don't like have the right to slag me. The bastards.

Such is life. I'll be living it. So sue me. I'll still be free. I am Mark Steyn. I am free.

Cheap and easy, too, but that's a whole nother campaign.

Anonymous said...

HRC's : Ending Hate - with TYRANNY

A Missourian said...

If the hijab don't fit, you must acquit. You guys up north might as well get used to the sharia terminology now.

Anonymous said...

1) Any idea offends somebody.
2) Born free, stay free.
3) Free speech shouldn't cost you.
4) No speech police in Canada.
5) You will be silenced next.
6) More speech, not less.
7) All totalitarianisms limit free speech.
8) Offending someone is not a crime.
9) Talk isn't cheap anymore.
10) The truth hurts.
11) Steyn's speech informs. Yours is useless...
12) Take the gags off Canadians.

truepeers said...

Ken writes, via email: "Free speech means speaking the unspeakable, or it means nothing at all." (with apologies to Chesterton)

Thanks for alll the good ideas so far; keep them coming...

lynnh said...

Are we still free
to say "NO" the HRC?

BillyHW said...

"From my cold dead hands!"

With a picture of bacon above or below it.

BillyHW said...

"Why can't we all just get a long gun?"

(That's Kathy Shaidle's expression.)

"Someone please tell me what to think. I went to a Canadian university."

Captain Howdy said...

"My Idea, My Right"
"What Would Jesus Think?"
"But 2+2 Does Equal 4"
"I THOUGHT Paris' last album was great, so lock me up"
"Make Sense, Not Commissions"
"Liquidation World: The HRCs"
"Next Up: Day Zero"
"Go Leafs, Go"
"FUCK!"
"I exercised my right to freedom of speech and all I got was this crappy investigation"


I'm all out of ideas, and it's quitting time

BillyHW said...

"I admit it. I *hate* Chinese food. Lock me up."

Anonymous said...

Silence is unSteynly!!

brettmcs said...

Real Police
NOT
Thought Police

Anonymous said...

Here's a rallying cry, sung to the tune of H.R.Puf'n Stuf:(with apologies).

H.R. Nuf's Enuf,you got no friends when things get rough,
H.R. Nuf's Enuf, you can't do diddle 'cause you won't stop us.

Robert

BillyHW said...

"British Columbia, not Saudi Arabia."

reliable sources said...

I think "Stalinist Show Trial" on a placard would work well. I remember seeing that phrase used for the Steyn trial on Covenant Zone and it stuck in my mind.

Can anybody just walk into the Human Rights tribunal and report on this show trial?

junkmonger said...

True + Free + Fair != Hate

truepeers said...

RS,

From my reading of the BCHRT web site it seems to me that according to their rules all hearings are open. YOu might want to phone them to make sure. Hope you will consider reporting on it. I hope to attend Monday, but can't make it every day.

Anonymous said...

"Commission Wrongs don't make Human Rights!"

Honey Pot said...

Our Canada includes the right to intellectual thought and speech.

Anonymous said...

Today they've come for Mark Steyn.
Next time it may be for YOU.

lance said...

- BCHRC: Punishing one Right after another.
- HRC's: Freedom of the Press today, Freedom of Thought tomorrow.
- HRC's: Don't worry your head, we'll punish them.
-HRC's: "Freedom of Speech is an American concept"
-HRC's: Orwell screwed up the year.

From Sask, wishing I could join you.

Cheers,
lance

maccusgermanis said...

And though all the winds of doctrine were let loose to play on the earth, so Truth be in the field, we do injuriously by licensing and prohibiting misdoubt her strength. Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?
~John Milton, from Areopagitica

Let Truth show its strength. Censor none.

rjjago said...

I'd prefer a slogan along the lines of the shehada (one of the 5 pillars of Islam). It seems ... appropriate.

The shehada reads: ‘I bear witness that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah’

Maybe: 'I bear witness that there is no liberty but in the West and Steyn is our Prophet'

That's not great, but something like that. You know, on a horizontal green sign, in white text printed above the silhouette of a white fountain pen - like an homage to the Saudi flag if you get where I'm going with this. Class it up for the press.

FYI: count me in for the protest

Anonymous said...

Imperialist islam uses the same tool as Herr Goebbles to silence truth.

or

Socialists stifling free expression of thought inside.

Truthful thoughts are "DANGEROUS" to the enemy of Freedom.

Melissa said...

Oh come one, no one has this one

"Because it is my bloody right to do so!"

Anonymous said...

Kangaroo Court Now In Session

Haliburton said...

qI would recommend sign themes along on the lines of: STOP GUTTING OUR CHARTER, STOP SUPPRESSING FREE SPEECH, STOP FASCIST SHOW TRAILS, STOP THE NAZI COMMISSION, STOP THE HITLERITE COMMISSION, STOP FASCIST STAR CHAMBERS, STOP GUTTING CIVIL RIGHTS, STOP THE FASCIST COMMISSION, etc.

There is no essential difference between German fascism and so-called communism, which was, an is, simply Russian and Chinese fascism. The simple truth is that the Russians, both before and after the war, successfully portrayed the German fascists, and fascists in general, as essentially a right wing movement. This is, of course, completely false. The National Socialist German Workers’ Party (the Nazi’s), were exactly who they proclaimed to be, in spades! They were a socialist labour movement, and no more right wing than the Daily Kos! There are those that claim that Hitler somehow perverted the movement from left to right. This is clearly preposterous, anymore than Stalin took Lenin’s and Trotsky’s leftist movement and perverted it to the right. Both the Russian so-called communists and the so-called German fascists were nothing more that extreme leftist movements, characterized by the usual statism and totalitarian ideals found among leftists in our own North American society. Anyone, my dear friends, that supports the type of government coercion represented by the Human Rights Commission is clearly one of the usual leftist suspects. It is important that the leftist crazies in our society not be allowed to continue to portray fascism as essentially right wing when, in fact, the worst fascist movements in history were leftist scum, including Pol Pot and the current leftist degenerates in Burma, who are a client state of the current Chinese fascist state.

Anonymous said...

I've got two--

Dear Canada,

Please don't do this.

Signed,

Your former associates in fighting totalitarianism, The Yanks


Kind of lame, I know. I think the next one is better--

Once were Nazi-fighters

Anonymous said...

Just hold up a blank sign. It seems that that's all we're allowed to say about anyone and anything anymore.

Jan said...

May as well shut up now before an HRC does it for you!

All be quiet on the Western Front

Canada - The True North Strong and Regulated

First they came for Steyn . . .

Make Speech not War, Man

jaycurrie said...

His Words, My Rights

It's the Charter, Stupid (pace Ezra)

Free is a Four Letter Word

Silence Says Nothing

Revnant Dream said...

Really impressed about with your article. I would add though that I think the HRC's are the forerunner of a Secular religious police, such as in Saudi Arabia. If the Islamists win there ideological war it will be de-facto, its instrument of oppression . That so many of these cases are being brought by this group is a sigh post .

Just my opinion

1) Free Speech, no human rights leech
2)Inquisitions where for the middle ages
3)Democracy not dogma
4)Freedom means firing the HRC's
5)Stop the Inhuman rights courts
6)Who's really on trial here.
7)Human rights just means you can be offended for money.
8)Pre-crimes or bovines
9)HRC's, only your investigator knows
10)Free Mark Steyn or where all slaves.

Revnant Dream said...

Really impressed about with your article. I would add though that I think the HRC's are the forerunner of a Secular religious police, such as in Saudi Arabia. If the Islamists win there ideological war it will be de-facto, its instrument of oppression . That so many of these cases are being brought by this group is a sigh post .

Just my opinion

1) Free Speech, no human rights leech
2)Inquisitions where for the middle ages
3)Democracy not dogma
4)Freedom means firing the HRC's
5)Stop the Inhuman rights courts
6)Who's really on trial here.
7)Human rights just means you can be offended for money.
8)Pre-crimes or bovines
9)HRC's, only your investigator knows
10)Free Mark Steyn or where all slaves.

reliable sources said...

jancurrie,

I like your suggestions for slogans:

His Words, My Rights

It's the Charter, Stupid


truepeers,
I'll call to make certain I would be allowed in. I'm not sure I could go everyday but I'd like to drop in.

Vancouver visitor said...

(Note: dumb Blogger doesn't allow centered justification, so all the slogans below are left justified.)

Slogan 1:

Fatwa this:
Islam is stoopid
I am the last Prophet

Slogan 2:

Human Rights Commissions:
Spending
your tax dollars
to
shut you up
since 19XX.

Slogan 3:

Human Rights Commissions:
"You pay us
to
shut you up."

Slogan 4:

Human Rights Commissions:
Finding everyone guilty
since 19XX.

Slogan 5:

Human Rights Commissions:
"We
tell you
what to think."

Slogan 6:

Human Rights Commissions:
Telling you
what to think
since 19XX.

Slogan 7:

Human Rights Commissions:
Forcing
political correctness
down your throat
since 19XX.

Slogan 8:

Human Rights Commissions:
Abusing power unchecked
since 19XX.

Slogan 9:

Human Rights Commissions:
"We know
what's good
for you."

Slogan 10:

Human Rights Commissions:
On a power trip
since 19XX.

Slogan 11:

Human Rights Commissions:
"We carry water
for
Jihadists."

wallyj said...

I am Mark Steyn,feel FREE to offend.

Grant said...

Free Steyn
Free Speech
Free Canada

Grant said...

Free Steyn
Free Speech
Free Canada

Dag said...

"Mark Steyn Hates Me.
Do You See Me Complaining?"

Anonymous said...

" Free Speech IS THE FUNDAMENTAL human right"

Kathy Shaidle said...

Have you thought of handing out copies of Steyn's article in Maclean's to passers-by, or at least page one of it, in file folders ominously stamped "DANGER: HATE SPEECH" or something.

Make sure you also have a one page flyer that explains what you are doing there in a few brief lines.

You can always add a longer explanation beneath, but make sure the first line or two is in large type.

"Today a Canadian writer is on trial for writing an 'offensive' magazine article.

"Is this the Canada you want?"

scaramouche said...

My slogan:

THINK FREE!

Anonymous said...

Barbara Hall said that if Mark Steyn had printed what he said on a sign instead of in a book and magazine, she could act on it, but not otherwise. So he's delivering a sign with his article taped to it to her office, daring her to take action.

That's what you should all do. Tape photocopies of the article to signs and dare the Commission to act on it.

Ellie in T.O.

Anonymous said...

"Stifling one Steyn at a time"

Anonymous said...

The Canadian Government believes: "freedom of speech is an American concept"

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all the commentators ... a lot of great ideas flowing in. I'd like to second Anon's comment (from 8:24 PDT) about using blank signs. I think that's a brilliant idea.

It's so common now to see groups of protesters, small and large, chanting with scrawled slogans on cardboard that it's easy to walk by and ignore. Now, imagine if you had a group of people, completely silent, all holding blank signs. That would attract my attention.

No chanting, no slogans, no “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, HRCs have got to go” .... just deafening silence and a synopsis of the Mark Steyn/Maclean's case passed out as a pamplet.

Anonymous said...

Free Speech: Use it or Lose it

Blaise MacLean said...

My Suggestion:

"Free Expression Not Suppression"

Rose said...

I am Mark Steyn, I am the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom. I was murdered by a communist/marxist arm of the Canadian Government. My death will not be vindicated because the Conservative Dictator Herr Harper apparently condones my murder. Do not mourn for me, please fight for freedom in Memory of Me.

I am Mark Steyn, I am being sensored.

I am Mark Steyn, I am a victim of HRC tyranny.

I am Mark Steyn, when I die in the service of my country. I died for liberty and freedom not Sharia Law.

I am Mark Steyn, when I'm told my opinions have no value or merit lest they offend Political Islamists in Communist Canadstan.

I am Mark Steyn, when I'm told I am worth half the value of a man.

I am Mark Steyn, when a stranger slaps a suicide bomb on me and tells me it's a new coat.

I am Mark Steyn, when the police come for me because I offended the Prophet Allah.

I am Mark Steyn, when they stone me to death for being raped.

I am Mark Steyn, when they hang me for apostasy.

I am Mark Steyn, when my father kills me for not being modest enough.

I am Mark Steyn, because all Canadians will eventually face the tyranny that he's about to face. Potentially we are all Mark Steyn.

truepeers said...

For some reason, Noel couldn't get the following to publish here, and left it at Blazing Cat Fur. ANyone else having problems leaving comments?

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Couldn't get this to appear on Covenant Zone...

Here are a very few slogans that come to mind. Feel free to use, twist, or reword them. Or, they may help generate more.


CHRCs k-i-l-l Democracies

Sticks & Stones will break my bones
but HRCs will never free me

CHRC thugs are lynching YOU in there

Canada's Freedom-of-Speech on trial

Freedom-of-Speech is dying

Canada? or 1930s Germany?

CHRC Freedomphobes in session

Your freedom is being destroyed - NOW

Mark Steyn -- THE man of our times

Free Mark Steyn - Free Us - Free You

HELP FIRE CHRCs

Corrupt CHRC k-i-l-l-s free-speech

Mark Steyn - Your friend and mine

Journalist on trial for YOUR freedom

BCHRC k-i-l-l-ing freedom for you and me

Canadians want free-speech

Free-speech NOT an American concept

Guilty until proven innocent

Steyn is mine

Canada's Maclean's down the drain?

Shareep Creep Court in session

No Shar'ia Law in Canada

Shar'ia law over Canadian law - no way

Mus-lim way? - no way

10:48 PM

truepeers said...

Oh, if you are having problems posting here, my email is truepeers@gmail.com

Eeyore said...

I'll let the words of others do the talking:

Welcome to the HRC! “Abandon hope, all ye who enter here.”

“It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.” Welcome to the HRC!

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." Welcome to the HRC!

"It's a sad and stupid thing to have to proclaim yourself a revolutionary just to be a decent man." Mark Steyn, revolutionary.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” The HRC welcomes you to the beginning of the end of your lives!

“Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth -- more than ruin -- more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free, the light of the world, and the chief glory of man.” Well, the HRC will put an end to that nonsense!

HRC’s motto: “There is no nonsense so errant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action. There is no nonsense so gross that society will not, at some time, make a doctrine of it and defend it with every weapon of communal stupidity.”

Advice from the HRC. "To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."

Anonymous said...

Hello, I am a regular reader of LGF and SDA....and I will attend Monday's gathering.

Hope to see others concerned about freedom of speech in Canada.

truepeers said...

anon. 10.02AM,

look forward to seeing you Monday; feel free to post on this at LGF.

Anonymous said...

"IT'S THE END OF THE FREEDOM AS YOU KNOW IT!"

or

"IT'S THE END OF FREE SPEECH AS WE KNOW IT!"

or

"IT'S THE END OF OUR FREEDOM AS WE KNOW IT!"

(I like the third slogan best, although the second one is a bit smoother. Trouble is, most people don't get that "free speech" is the very root of all our other freedoms, so they would be more inclined to go: "The end of free speech? Yea, ok whatever."

“In a very few years, perhaps in a very few months, we shall be confronted with demands with which we shall no doubt be invited to comply. Those demands may affect the surrender of territory or the surrender of liberty. I foresee and foretell that the policy of submission will carry with it restrictions upon the freedom of speech and debate in Parliament, on public platforms, and discussions in the press, for it will be said--indeed, I hear it said sometimes now - that we cannot allow the [Islamic system of stealth warfare]to be criticized by ordinary, common [Infidels of the West]. Then, with a press under control, in part direct but more potently indirect, with every organ of public opinion doped and chloroformed into acquiescence, we shall be conducted along further stages of our journey.” -- Winston Churchill

[Nazi system of dictatorship]-First Substitution

[English politicians]- Second Substitution

I think if Churchill were suddenly reincarnated today he would instantly approve of these text substitutions, given a few moments to look around at the mess we have gotten ourselves into - Again!

(Mohammedanism - No stronger retrograde force exists in the world today - WC) Holy Frack! Did that guy have vision or what!

Anonymous said...

good to see so many people concerned, I like the puting M.S.'s article in the envelopes and handing it out labeled "Danger: Hate Speech", and putting the article up on posts etc.

Anonymous said...

Oh, come on. There's only one proper slogan for this protest. It's so obvious, I'd expected somebody else to think of it by now...

"I am Spartacus!"

Dag said...

Identity theft!

I am Spartacus!

Eeyore said...

"It's the end of free speech, as we know it,
It's the end of free speech, as we know it,
It's the end of free speech, as we know it,
Says Ian Fine!"

For any of you who like to sing.

Seraphic Single said...

Hmm... not sure how to make it short and snappy:

My grandpa didn't fight for fascism.

No to Backdoor Fascism.

My grandad (dad, uncle, great-grandfather) died for my freedom of speech in 1940.

So Saudi.

My Canada Includes Canadians.

Seraphic Single said...

Dieppe: did they die in vain?

Flanders Fields said...

Freedom of Speech: (One vowel only!).

Anonymous said...

Magna Carta > Koran

Flanders Fields said...

Polio is to health what Canada is to speech.

Findalis said...

Here's my input:

ANY SPEECH IS FREE SPEECH!

WHEN YOU SILENCE ONE OF US, 10 OF US WILL ARISE TO TAKE HIS PLACE!

COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON!
--- VOLTAIRE

I can't be there in person, but my spirit and voice will be marching besides all of you!

Flanders Fields said...

"BCHRC" - The sound of free speech regurgitating.

Spartacus! said...

No, I am Spartacus!

Flanders Fields said...

Steyn gunned by BCHRC!

Flanders Fields said...

Freedom of Speech - One Prohibition at a time.

Flanders Fields said...

STATE! Silence! steyn.

Dag said...

Findalis above has graciously hosted a number of posts from me on this topic, for which I am thankful and indebted. The word spreads across the world thanks to folks like Findalis, and we, in turn strengthen their effort as well by speaking up and speaking out here.

All these comments from people around the world must be shaking the Death Hippies to the core. Gotta love free speech in action like this. You all are showing the world how it's done.

Oop, I think I just heard an other Death Hippie hit the ground.

truepeers said...

Death hippies only temporarily hit the ground; they have their ashes shot into space!

truepeers said...

Thanks to everyone; we're going to have a headache at our meeting tonight!

J.S. said...

How about...

Steyn's Suppression Oppresses
Ban Star Chambers

"Star Chambers -- Coming to a Town Near You -- (Not) Only in Canada, eh?"

Or "You Can Try to Oppress, but"(with an Australian accent) -- to the tune of the Bee Gee's song "Stayin' Alive" -- "Steyn's Stayin' Alive, Stayin' Alive" etc.

Anonymous said...

How about: "Welcome to Saudi Canadia"

Anonymous said...

"Does that include Mark Steyn?"

See this interview with the commission for the context:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=njrQaONEtB0
http://youtube.com/watch?v=OLxOYIuBidE

Anonymous said...

How about "Tie that kangaroo (court) down, Steyn"

Steel True-Blade Straight said...

My suggestion:

Human Rats Commision:
A Farce to be Reconned With!

L said...

How 'bout, all on one sign:

FREE DAVID AHENAKEW
FREE AL-JAZEERA
FREE GERALD HANNON
FREE EZRA LEVANT
FREE SYED SOHARWARDY
FREE ERNST ZUNDEL
FREE SPEECH IN CANADA
WITHOUT EXCEPTION
FREE MARK STEYN

Not immediately catchy, I know; also it's very, very obscure, and would require a ridiculously tall placard. Hey, I'm new to this marching-and-chanting thing, what can I say?

Unfortunately I won't be able to lose my, erm, "demo" virginity Monday anyhow, since the twerps have scheduled the Steyn proceeding for 8 a.m. EIGHT A.M.! This can only be a calculated insult to literary/journalistic Areopagitica types. The BCHRT may not be "the most tyrannous inquisition that ever inquired"; but starting legalish activities at such an hour certainly proves that they are nerds. Give 'em megaphone shouts and compelling signage for me, fellow citizens, please; hopefully we can all brunch in there somewhere.

Cheers! FREE SPEECH WITHOUT EXCEPTION!

L said...

Oh, hey FREE YANN MARTEL too, that mushy damp multiculturalist mediocrity -- check out this weirdness from '07:

http://www.freedomtoread.ca/news_and_opinions/2007/03/cbc-radio-stops-author-from-reading.asp

How did Martel respond to getting clubbed down by federal opinion-regulators, you might wonder? Well, he tried to co-operate, first off, pleading to be permitted to read "something that isn't objectionable but just deluded." The CBC's response: no, you may not, and shut up please.

Then he just shut up. Lately he's been agitating for the government to pour more cash into arts programmes, especially the orchestra of the same federal broadcaster that ruthlessly gagged him. Martel apparently fears that the dispersal of said CBC orchestra might presage a new barbarism in Canada.

He has no apparent problem with the muzzle the sophisticates of Mother Corp put on him, though. In fact, he appears to still be wearing it, while poking out his tongue to lick the hand that beat him. Pray tell me, Yann -- whose dog are you?

FREE YANN MARTEL nonetheless EVEN THOUGH HE IS DIM AND BORING!

Heyyoukidsgetoffmylawn said...

"Mark my words..."

truepeers said...

L,

Free Elmasry! might sum it all up.

I believe the trial starts at 9 or 9:30. Our demo starts at 8 so we can catch people going in and then some of us have to get to work and some of us want to see what a kangaroo court looks like.

Kralizec said...

MARK STEYN IMPROVED MY UNDERSTANDING

It seems worth reminding slogan-readers of the reasons we think freedom of the press and freedom of speech are good.

Michael Shaw said...

Separate Mosque and State!

Anonymous said...

Canada Libre!

The HRC is Mother, the HRC is Father.

Obama wants 8 more States.

Findalis said...

I see The HRC is PsychCorp.

Tom said...

2 offerings for slogan

1. "Voltaire was right"
2. ""I'm offended too"

Tom St. Louis
http://www.gmsiamovie.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

The trial is going on right next to the art gallery where are the crazy hippies hang out. How bout a play on the 9/11 conspiracies..

"CHRC decisions are an inside job"

Anonymous said...

I think you should really take this slogan:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajopringue/210070262/

Freedom go to hell!

Wear a headscarf like the guy on the picture.

This is the agenda of Muslims, not human rights.

Just look at Saudi Arabia & Iran. This is the kind of "freedom" Islam gets you to.

Having this kind of slogan may actually get you on the front page :)

Peter Palmer said...

Suggested slogan:

BIG BROTHER READS MACLEAN'S

I have a nice poster too but can't seem to load it here. (I adapted mine form the one at this site: http://blogs.zdnet.com/open-source
/?attachment_id=1785)

Maybe I'll email poster to Steyn or the mag direct.

Good luck with the thought police.

EBD said...

Wish I could be there. Here's the slogan I'd like to see on placards:

MY OPINIONS ARE NOT GOVERNMENT PROPERTY

or

KEEP YOUR BUREAUCRATS OFF MY THOUGHTS

truepeers said...

Thanks to everyone who wrote in; we didn't have room for all the slogans but we chose some to group together for our leaflet.

PrivilegedWhiteMale said...

In Canada I can say whatever YOU want.

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