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By Lee Duigon
December 19, 2013

If you still have any doubt that the nations of the world are governed by lunatics and fools, consider this from Canada, from the official website of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Under “Guidelines on developing human rights policies and procedures,” we find a section on “Barrier prevention, review and removal.” For sheer daft, incoherent, power-hungry mania, you can’t beat this.

Remember, please, that the following drivel comes from Canada, a civilized country—not Zimbabwe, North Korea, or a science fiction novel.

“The Supreme Court of Canada has made it clear,” begins the babbling, “that society must be designed to be inclusive of all persons…”

Whoa! Since when is society “designed”? And who gets to design it—a tiny group of left-wing wacko lawyers, nerds, and nut-jobs? And what, pray tell, is a society that is “inclusive of all persons”? What do you have to drink before this stuff makes sense to you?

Bear in mind that the Ontario Human Rights Commission is not just a bunch of knuckleheads smoking ganja in the back of someone’s garage and grooving on their fantasies. It is a predatory arm of the provisional government which may, at any time, bring any persons to ruin by perpetual prosecution—even if that individual has committed no act for which he could be tried in any court of law. Canada’s human rights machine is not an arm of law enforcement; it is an inquisition which investigates very loosely defined “hate crimes” and virtually always finds the defendant guilty. Unless you can afford to laugh off several hundred thousand dollars in legal fees, you don’t want these people to know you even exist.

So the orcs at OHRC propose to remove “barriers” which may be “physical, attitudinal, or systemic.” Whether you’re building a new office, launching a website, or just trying to carry on your day-to-day business, “organizations should take a proactive approach, incorporating a human rights mindset into all that they do.”

“All”? As in “everything”?

“The organization’s physical premises should be revised to identify barriers preventing equal access for persons with disabilities, including persons with sensory, environmental, or intellectual disabilities.” And you’d better watch out, because “compliance with the Building Code is no defense to a claim of discrimination under the Human Rights Code.” One way or another, they’ll get you. The Human Rights Code trumps every other law of Canada—or so they say. It certainly trumps common sense and decency.

But let’s forge ahead to a crown jewel of totalitarian lunacy.

“Organizational culture includes shared patterns of informal social behavior, such as conversation, decision-making and interpersonal relationships, which are the evidence of deeply held and largely unconscious values, assumptions and behavioral norms…” They will come after you if they suspect you of having bad thoughts that you don’t even know about. After all, “An organizational culture that is not inclusive can marginalize or exclude persons identified by Code grounds.” You probably never even guessed your circle of friends “excluded” that one-eyed Wicca lesbian down the street.

They’ll straighten out your unconscious values for you, and they’ll catch you if you’re not “inclusive” enough. What does this stuff even mean? Are they trying to say that their little tribe of kooks has jurisdiction over every aspect of human life?

You’re going to look suspicious if you don’t have any “gay” friends, or fail to invite any Muslims to your anniversary party, or join a bowling team that doesn’t have any Aboriginal Persons on it. Maybe you’ve read a novel that is not “inclusive” of transgender persons.

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Remember—once you’re up in front of a Canadian human rights tribunal, the state pays every penny of the plaintiff’s legal costs, he’s allowed to file as many complaints against you as he likes, there’s no such thing as double jeopardy protection, hearsay and feelings are accepted as evidence for the case against you, you’re not allowed to counter-sue for malicious or frivolous prosecution, and you have about a 99.9% chance of being found guilty.

Can you imagine what life would be like in Ontario if the orcs at OHRC ever found the energy to rigorously enforce their mandate?

Maybe they do smoke lots of ganja, after all.

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Lee Duigon, a contributing editor with the Chalcedon Foundation, is a former newspaper reporter and editor, small businessman, teacher, and horror novelist. He has been married to his wife, Patricia, for 34 years. See his new fantasy/adventure novels, Bell Mountain and The Cellar Beneath the Cellar, available on


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Remember, please, that the following drivel comes from Canada, a civilized country—not Zimbabwe, North Korea, or a science fiction novel.