M-103 is not a “blasphemy law” as some on the right have characterized it, it is only a motion. However, it seems to pave the way for more heavy-handed sanctions of expression that may happen to offend certain religious sensibilities. If you believe in free speech, M-103 and its implications need to be understood because it is extremely flawed and opens the door to ugly and divisive identity politics that do not belong in an institution like the Parliament.
You may have seen so called “social experiment” videos by YouTube vloggers where unwitting passersby are punked into exposing their ignorance or bigotry.
In a mean spirited version of Ashton Kuscher’s Punk’d, the CBC Marketplace program managed to entrap a few rednecks into purchasing “racist” T-shirts as if that proves how deeply racist Canadians are.
Remember, this isn’t Rick Mercer’s comedic Talking to Americans: this is a supposed “journalistic” exposé by CBC Marketplace apparently intended to prove just how racist white Canadians are. Instead, it is a cringe worthy hit piece that is laden with logical fallacies – or what is now referred to as “fake news”. Continue reading “Divisive CBC Marketplace race baiting prank: this is “Fake News””