Sunday, May 22, 2011
James Moore's Double Standard
Heritage Minister James Moore is angry. Apparently, a Canadian punk rock group, Living With Lions, who received a government grant, trashed Christianity and the Bible on their latest album.
Ezra Levant reached into his bag of prose and called them "a bunch of losers".
James Moore issued a statement calling the CD “offensive” and “simply wrong” and expressed his “profound disappointment” with the grant.
But where was his outrage last week, when we learned that taxpayers helped to sponsor the Islamophobic Geert Wilders, as part of the Tulip Festival?
Moore could have stopped his appearance, but didn't. The Right refer to Wilder's hate filled diatribes as "freedom of speech". Why then is Living With Lions not given the same consideration?
They are an anti-establishment punk band, who would appeal to a very small demographic, though the headlines will probably help them sell more albums.
However, there is a troubling double standard taking place in Canada today.
Geert Wilders fine, George Galloway out. Hate speech at a Tulip festival fine, young people expressing themselves silenced.
Welcome to Harperland.