Saturday, February 03, 2007
I don't know. I don't find anything wrong with this.....well, there is one thing, which I'll mention later. According to this story from BBC, and this story from Telegraph.co.uk, the small town of Herouxville, about 100 miles northeast of Montreal, has adopted a resolution detailing certain kinds of behavior that immigrants to the town shall not be allowed to do. The resolution reads: "We consider it completely outside norms to... kill women by stoning them in public, burning them alive, burning them with acid, circumcising them etc."
The resolution adds: "....That women are allowed to drive, vote, dance and own their own homes."
It further states, "The rules ban Sikh children from carrying ceremonial daggers to school...."
Here's where the City of Herouxville and I part company. Canadians, like most other British Commonwealth states, are not very smart with regard to the notion of self defense. Presumably, because in the end, the British Crown regards all of its subjects to be its chattel. It can't allow the serfs the right of self defense, since the serfs might someday realize that their worst enemy is, indeed, the Crown.
So, in the event of a robbery or an attempt at murder or rape, the Crown wants its serfs to simply lie down and die.
I don't accept that and, at least in a ceremonial way, neither do the Sikhs. I'll allow them their daggers, whether ceremonial imitations or real, sharp, steel daggers. I'll allow them sidearms, swords, blackjacks, nunchuks or brass knuckles--so long as they use them only to defend themselves and not to initiate force.
As to the former, islamists are notorious in their hatred for women. I have no idea how they manage to multiply--how women in islamic societies put up with their savagery.
I think it would serve all of Western Civilization well to require civilized behavior of all their immigrants.
Thanks and a tip of the battered gray fedora to Thaddeus Tremayne at Samizdata.
They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!