August 30, 2006
CRUSHING OF DISSENT, IN CANADA:
I saw the satirical website www.HezboLiberal.com and laughed pretty hard (my favourite line: "MP searches Middle-East for terrorism, finds Israel). But they weren’t laughing over at Liberal headquarters. The party’s in a bit of a snit right now over the issue of Israel and terrorism and they’ve lost their sense of humour.
The grown-up answer to a satirical website like that is to laugh it off. But the Liberal party is hurting right now, so it lashed out against the pranksters — pressuring their internet service provider (ISP) to censor the site.
That’s been their pattern, I believe. It only makes the satirist’s point, of course.