Steyn's position can be summed up thus: "I ain't gonna shut up."
NEED I SAY MORE? NOT REALLY BUT I CAN'T HELP MYSELF AND IT'S MY BLOG AND I QUITE LIKE MARK STEYN SO BEAR WITH ME...
I like a lot, lot lot about this interview (not the least of which is the lovely colour palate of spring pastels on Steyn's tie and pocket square-I mean FOR REAL???)
BUT I DIGRESS...SORRY WHERE WERE WE?
Hmm...don't shut up, nice suit, nice tie, hmmm...OH RIGHT FREE SPEECH.
At this juncture, I must also point out Mark Steyn's exceptionally gracious shout out to Ezra for his relentless fight for free speech, and for 'going nuclear' on the Alberta Human Rights Commission, which got the ball rolling on the death of Section 13. His remarks were extremely generous and well, Steyn is just a mensch.
And it was also good of Ezra to acknowledge the
And this advice, of course, is ever pertinent: "Push back harder."
And FOR SERIOUS AND NOT FOR JOKING THIS:
"You have to be an equal opportunity offender."
OMG NOT ONLY DO I LOVE THAT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT I RESEMBLE THAT REMARK.
The shout out to La Fallaci is divine as well.
You must watch the whole clip.
Ezra also is not saying much about his appeal, but I will say something about it.
As a Jew who is not really terribly popular with the Official Jews (crazy, right?!?) I have to say once again that the ruling against Ezra really will make it more than likely that many, many more Jews and non-Jews alike are going to be sued for calling anyone an anti-semite. The people facing the anti-Semites on the front lines will not have the legal savvy or time for the nuance of opinion versus statement of fact when they face immediate danger or any form of Jew-hating activists and various sundry thugs.
The Official Jews may not like me and they may not like Ezra Levant, but some of the best thinking, legal Jew brains in the community should bloody well be reading over that decision with a fine tooth comb and realizing how extremely dangerous it is to current and future activism on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people.
(And if they don't care, or don't think it's important, then well-the community is doomed and don't say you weren't warned...)
The organized community (CIJA, Federation, and all the other Israel based charities, non-profits) can dislike Ezra and me and others ad infinitum, but that doesn't change the very real and serious and expensive consequences they will all face (can you spell L-A-W-F-A-R-E, yes, I thought you could) if Ezra does not win this appeal.
I've always thought of this trial as Ezra's Blasphemy Trial and looks like I was right.
A very dangerous and freedom-limiting precedent will be set in Canada if Ezra loses his appeal.
It will of course affect Jews first, but as history shows us time and time again the things that start with the Jews, never end with the Jews, now do they?
P.S: Penn State SUCKS.