BlawBlaw wrote:But Lemire did write some of the posts examined in the CHRT hearing, and one was found to have violated s.13.
You are correct in saying some of the posts written by Lemire were examined by the CHRC/T. Some posts Connie and I have made have also been examined by the CHRC. Does that make us bigots? But you are wrong in implying the one post Lemire made that was ruled to be a violation of the unconstitutional Section 13 was written by him. It was written by someone else and reposted by Lemire. Six years of investigation failed to turn up anything Lemire wrote that violated Section 13, even by the ridiculous standards of the CHRC in one of the worst witch hunts of our time.
BlawBlaw wrote:He was also the webmaster of freedomsite...
That makes him a bigot? If someone posts something deemed to be bigotry on Free Dominion do Connie and I suddenly become bigots, or associate bigots?
BlawBlaw wrote:...and the last president of the Heritage Front from 2001 until it closed shop in 2005. It isn't mere guilt by association when you are the president of the association in question!
You are correct in saying being the president of an association is more than being smeared as guilty by association. But other that the words of Matt Lauder (which he is being sued over) and an accusation made in another unconstitutional proceeding, on what do you base your assertion that Lemire was ever the head of the Hertige Front? Other than Harry's claim that it is widely known that Lemire supposedly was the HF leader at one time, I have yet to see anything to support that accusation.
Jonathan Kay repeated the smear of Lemire but presented no information to back up his claim that Lemire was actually the leader of the government run Heritage Front. Why is it that none of the people repeating this claim bothers to back it up with evidence other than "everyone knows"?
Goebbels was right, if you repeat a lie often enough it becomes the truth.
BlawBlaw wrote:This isn't some baseless, leftist smear campaign.
Yes, it is. It came out of the CHRC and the pro-censorship camp and they are continuing with it to this day through people like Harry Abrams. They still have no credible evidence that Lemire somehow wrested control of the Hertiage Front from CSIS. The fact that someone like Jonathan Kay is still repeating this unsubstantiated claim merely demonstrates how effective the smear campaign has been. It was certainly effective enough to suck me in, I bought the smear lock, stock and barrel until I learned there was no evidence to back it up.
Here is another thing to consider. If Lemire is really some kind of Heritage Front bigot, why hasn't he been using this opportunity to promote the politics that have been assigned to him by others? Or why hasn't he just come forward and said, "Yes, at one time I believed all that bigotry stuff by I've changed and regret what I used to believe"? Why is he so adamantly sticking to his guns that he was never the leader of the H.F. when he has an easy out? Could it be that he refuses to do so because to do so would be to admit to something he didn't do?
If someone demonstrates to me that Marc Lemire was truly the head of the Heritage Front I will publicly admit that I was wrong. So far no one has been able to come up with any credible proof of the assertion and I won't participate in furthering the smear until that day comes.
"If it takes force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with your ideas. If you are willing to use force to impose your ideas on your fellow man, there is something wrong with you." - Mark Fournier