Below was my first effort. This article has been rewritten and concluded here: http://powerandreality.com/brave-new-world-policies-canada-why-the-hate-speech-genocide-laws-go-hand-in-hand-full/
Updated: May 27, 2018 (v. 2)
The question to ask nowadays is what tools do we have at our disposal to push for a more rational and natural, more peaceful, life-asserting and freer type of society where we are not being manipulated and interfered with by oligarchic social engineers?
When we examine the laws, and even the ones that are used to intimidate us into silence, we should actually expect to see contradictions–since we are dealing with totalitarianism–which was clearly described in Orwell’s novel 1984. It grounds itself in imposing irrationality–in pushing information and command signals into us as though we are machines–because totalitarianism is not about justifying actions and beliefs through reason and argumentation. It seeks direct control through not only monopolization of resources–training in artificial scarcity–but in creating a shortage in human capacity–via brainwashing the public through emotional manipulation and repetitive propaganda, reducing our ability to think, reducing our capacities in general, which includes reducing reproductive capacity and the resulting population. A twisted system of operation like that is going to lead to other types of patterns that reveal themselves as laws and institutions are examined. Such a twisted and satanic system requires constant distraction and disabling of the mind and health in general, so it is not going to avoid sending signals and codes–or at least patterns- that are either intentional efforts to intimidate or just unintentional accidents in some cases.
I believe that if enough people were even to begin to point out these types of contradictions and signals, or try to use the Criminal Code, the Charter, or other laws, against the oligarchy, governments and corporations, just the effort itself would raise awareness and cause an immediate response and pressure for correction.
So, let’s take a look at the hate and genocide laws:
Canadian Criminal Code: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-46/FullText.html
Sections 318 to 320:
318 (1) Every one who advocates or promotes genocide is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.
Definition of genocide
(2) In this section, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part any identifiable group, namely,
(a) killing members of the group; or
(b) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction
So, you can think about what an actual genocide would look like.
“Groups” (as if somehow separate from everyone else) that are listed in order to protect (?) “them” (or us?) from “hate” or genocide:
Definition of identifiable group
(4) In this section, identifiable group means any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or mental or physical disability.
And the big question is: Does this law–a restriction that discourages free speech–actually protect anyone against genocide, or does it make genocide easier?
The above list of “identifiable groups” has been slowly modified right up until the recent past. It doesn’t have “political” or “corporate/government employment” yet, or “economic status/class” so I suppose they will eventually considering adding those topic areas in order to discourage discussion or prevent “hate propaganda” directed towards political parties, governments and corporations. Actually you’ll notice that these so-called “groups” relate to basic facts about the human condition, identities and roles in life–and all relate to topic areas that you may feel are important for discussion or for establishing foundational principles as a society, but you may not feel like discussing at all after reading the provision.
I don’t see any reason why an “identifiable group” could not include the majority of the population.
“Hate propaganda” includes the advocacy of genocide–which is important for my point–but does not seem to be limited to that:
Hate propaganda means any writing, sign or visible representation that advocates or promotes genocide or the communication of which by any person would constitute an offence under section 319; (propagande haineuse)
Even though the definition of “hate propaganda” seems vague to me, in any case the law also forbids the inciting of “hatred against any identifiable group” and the wilful promotion of same:
319 (1) Every one who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of . . .
(2) Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of . . .
It attempts to be reasonable–because it is pushing a restriction on speech that violates Charter rights and freedoms and our traditional concepts of our rights and freedoms.
(3) No person shall be convicted of an offence under subsection (2)
(a) if he establishes that the statements communicated were true;
(b) if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;
(c) if the statements were relevant to any subject of public interest, the discussion of which was for the public benefit, and if on reasonable grounds he believed them to be true; or
(d) if, in good faith, he intended to point out, for the purpose of removal, matters producing or tending to produce feelings of hatred toward an identifiable group in Canada.
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