Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Tuesday Post

Whether or not...

A nation that did nothing to rescue Raoul Wallenberg has any right to punish parents who home-school their kids:

A leader of Sweden’s Liberal Party last week called for a change in the country’s social services law so that the government can take children away from home-schooling families more easily by allowing social workers to do so. 

The call for the change comes amidst already stringent penalties in Sweden for home schooling. The Home School Legal Defense Association and Alliance Defense Fund have applied to the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of one family whose child was abducted by the government in 2009 and have filed a brief in a Swedish appellate court on behalf of another family fined an amount equivalent to $26,000 U.S.....

Liberal Party politician Lotta Edholm called for the change to the country’s social services law in a Jan. 10 column in Aftonbladet, a prominent Swedish newspaper. Edholm then wrote on her blog: “Today I write with Ann-Katrin Aslund on Aftonbladet’s debate page that the social services law should be amended so that social services are able to intervene when children are kept away from school by their parents—often for religious or ideological reasons.” 

The statement is the most direct and serious threat to date for home-schooling families in the Nordic country, where the climate for home-schooling has continued to deteriorate. The Swedish Court of Appeal has agreed to review three different cases in which government officials denied permission to home-school. 

“Parents have the right and authority to make decisions regarding their children’s education without government interference,” said ADF Legal Counsel Roger Kiska. “Swedish policy on home education is at odds with recognized international legal standards that uphold the right of parents to direct the education of their children.”

One simply cannot argue that it is not a liberal's business how a parent educates his children. For a liberal, your kids are his kids and he'll do what he damn well likes with them. I put to Miss Edholm this: if she wants the kids to join public schools, she can damn well drag each and every single one of them to school. Don't let the police and social services do her dirty work for her.

This can only happen in Nigeria:

The suspected mastermind of the Christmas Day bombing of a Catholic church in Nigeria escaped custody after being arrested in the country's capital, police acknowledged Tuesday — an embarrassment for a nation struggling to contain increasingly bloody sectarian attacks by a radical Islamist sect.


Remember: Israel is the apartheid state:

The stabbing in Gaza of a Palestinian rights activist after he exposed Hamas' contempt for its own people by using them as human shields, and after he criticized the radical Islamic group for torture, abuse and trampling free speech, should be strongly condemned by the United Nations—both as an attack on the victim’s human rights, and on the idea of freedom of expression.

Masked attackers on Friday stabbed Mahmud Abu Rahma multiple times in the back, leg and shoulders, it was revealed today.

This latest attack on a rights activist underscores Gaza's brutally enforced intolerance for any discourse other the anti-Israel mantras of Hamas, which rules the area with an iron fist.

The Palestinians would have accepted previous land/peace agreements if all they wanted was a home. Think about it.

Censorship and fanaticism go hand-in-hand:

A talk on sharia and human rights by NSS Council Member Anne Marie Waters’ at Queen Mary College, London was cancelled at the last moment because of an Islamist who made serious threats against everyone there.

The talk was due to take place on 16 January but before it started, a man entered the lecture theatre, stood at the front with a camera and filmed the audience. He then said that he knew who everyone was, where they lived and if he heard anything negative about the Prophet, he would track them down.

The man also filmed students in the foyer and threatened to murder them and their families. On leaving the building, he joined a large group of men, apparently there to support him. Students were told by security to stay in the lecture theatre for their own safety.

Jennifer Hardy, President of Queen Mary Atheism Society, who organised the event said: “This event was supposed to be an opportunity for people of different religions and perspectives to debate, at a university that is supposed to be a beacon of free speech and debate.

“Only two complaints had been made to the Union prior to the event, and the majority of the Muslim students at the event were incredibly supportive of it going ahead. These threats were an aggressive assault on freedom of speech and the fact that they led to the cancellation of our talk was severely disappointing for all of the religious and non-religious students in the room who wanted to engage in debate.”

The police were contacted about the incident.

A true religion of peace or a true progressive does not behave this way. It can't be said enough.

Watch an argument eat itself:

By making it mandatory to withhold the gender of a fetus until after 30 weeks of pregnancy, we would prevent gender from being a catalyst for abortion, because after 22 weeks, doctors only perform abortions in life-threatening situations.

While embracing culture and encouraging diversity is part of what it means to be Canadian—so too are equality and women's rights. This extreme form of sexism should not be tolerated. That being said, neither should racial discrimination—and that means the law would apply to all women, not just those of Asian descent.

"The execution of a "disclose sex only after 30 weeks" policy would require the understanding and willingness of women of all ethnicities to make a temporary compromise," wrote Kale. "Postponing the transmission of such information is a small price to pay to save thousands of girls in Canada."

I couldn't agree more. After all, who better to save the future generation of women than the current one? As women, we have a responsibility to stand up for our rights—and that means not abusing the ones we currently have (like the right to an abortion).

While it is a woman's right in Canada to continue only wanted pregnancies, exercising rights and abusing them are two very different things. Making an inherently sexist decision based on the fact that it's your right as a woman is definitely an abuse of that freedom. 

Now white liberal feminists have to decide what is more important- abortion or multiculturalism. As you see from this article, they are unwilling to deliberately make that choice. They are forced- very reluctantly and as little as possible- to admit they are eliminating a human being- a female one (the male ones don't matter, I guess) - but they don't want to defend Canadian values, even making definitive moral pronouncements on cultural practices that aren't simply "unacceptable" but outright barbaric:

While embracing culture and encouraging diversity is part of what it means to be Canadian...

No, that's Trudeau's idea of multiculturalism and, as one can see, it's a horrendous failure. New World cultures are already diverse in a number of ways. If we insisted on encouraging a diversity that would eliminate female babies and eventually liberal democratic values, the writer of the above article wouldn't even have attempted to post it. If you want to stamp out female feticide and infanticide, stamp out the cultures that would allow them. Promote cultures that find these practices hideous.

But that would take courage and sense.


And now, flags of the world. .... with food.

1 comment:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

You will like Ezra's take on the "Selective abortion" issue.