Friday, 9 December 2016

"The Path To Prison"

"Now the social justice tribunals operating in Ontario are quasi-judicial instantiations of the politically correct authoritarian creed and they are designed ... to operate outside of the normal parameters of the law. This is why they attribute to themselves the powers to use [quote] "... procedures other than traditional adjudicative or adversarial procedures..." Think about that."
Professor Jordan B Peterson. He is absolutely correct in his central point that whilst several manifestations of political correctness may be absurd, they are certainly not trivial. The more I think about this, the more the conclusion seems unavoidable: the authoritarian creed of political correctness is a more probable danger to Taiwan than are the Chinese designs on political annexation. Indeed, there is a reason that so many "progressives" in Taiwan have long advocated the introduction of "hate speech" and "hate crime" legislation - their intention, in so far as it can be surmised honestly, cannot be to provide a deterrence to crimes against certain identity groups, but rather to provide the necessary pretext under which people who oppose and criticize progressives can be punished with a range of monetary and non-monetary penalties up to and including indefinite prison sentences.

In this respect, their aims really are no different in basic architecture to those of the monstrous bureaucracy in the People's Republic of China whom they claim to oppose.

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