More precisely, the parents of the two Sunni Muslims who paid good money to attend a private school, and signed an agreement with the school, or perhaps a memorandum of understanding might better put, that this is a secular school, and in order to accommodate the diverse array of backgrounds of students, all religious practice would be outside school ground and hours.
An Alberta judge has upheld a human rights decision that found a private school discriminated against two Muslim students by not allowing them to pray.
The Alberta Human Rights Commission tribunal found in 2015 that Webber Academy in Calgary unlawfully discriminated against the students and fined the school $26,000.
The boys, who were in Grades 9 and 10, testified that praying is mandatory in their Sunni religion.
The school, in appealing the tribunal’s decision to the Court of Queen’s Bench, argued that the boys’ parents were told Webber Academy was non-denominational and there was no space in the school for praying.
Here is Ezra on the original decision:
Before we move on to my own analysis of this decision and its consequences, here are a couple of videos on this and similar issues which vanished along with previous Youtube channels but I restored for this article.
From Canada, 2013
What do all these have in common? Besides the fairly obvious that its all submitting to Islam. Including the Halloween one?
It has to do with the way socialism offers power to the individual.
In a classically liberal society, the premise is more or less that the individual has rights. That those rights allow you to live as you like but not limit the rights of others. That you are free to believe what you want but not act on beliefs in a way that limit the rights of others.
That the government’s primary job is to protect your rights.
This makes the individual powerful in the sense that they can achieve what they want to the extent that they are capable.
Overall it works spectacularly well and nations that implement this thinking thrive to the extent that it is implemented. Creativity and ingenuity soar.
Frankly if anyone is able to write a history of the world a century or two from now, they may say that Western liberal democracies where the Eden that the bible spoke of in some meaningful ways.
Trust is the invisible matrix that allows us all to revel in each other’s accomplishments and use the fruits of our labour to barter for the fruits of each other’s.
The trust flows from the solid notion that each of us are free to pursue our own interests and that others who try and limit our ability to do so, are committing a crime as a general rule. They would be violating our rights. Even the government is limited by law as to how much they can interfere with our ability to pursue self interest.
Now if we look at Islamic and Marxist systems we see a very interesting skewing of the power equation for the individual.
The individual has the power to destroy a neighbor so long as it furthers the absolute grip on the public by the religious or socialist authority.
If a person has an issue with you that has nothing to do with politics or religion, exposing you to Islamic or socialist authorities as being ideologically incorrect can mean the end of your career, now common in the UK and Western nations if you take issue with government policies on destructive mass immigration, or feel that Islam as a doctrine is not healthy for other peoples. In which case you can face the same, or often death, or torture as prescribed by sharia.
This kind of power is given to each and every individual, and feeds on the meanest and most characterless aspects of our nature.
If two neighbors have been tolerant of each other for a decade and then one does not wish to return a borrowed lawnmower, a blasphemy charge can be leveled against the lender and then its his to keep!
Once an area is sufficiently Islamic no trial is even needed, or official procedure of any kind. We see that daily in Pakistan and elsewhere. In socialism bureaucracy is mandatory so that might be a slight difference between the two systems.
In socialism however, children are fed the newest superstitious nonsense of the narrative and then sent home to inspect their parents homes and bring back a report so that the authorities can start admonishing you about using toasters that create too much carbon dioxide and cause catastrophic global warming. But nothing goes the other way.
Any attempt to use the same system to preserve law and equal rights will face insurmountable obstacles. If you try and use your kids to spy on the teachers and school boards and force them to stay within the legal limits we are used to, you may enjoy the occasional success. But the new model of “co-parenting” that teachers believe they are involved in, means that the power that using kids as snitches is a one way street. For the benefit of the state in implementing cultural Marxism,
The individual does not have the power to apply the exact same reasoning, laws, or processes to any end except the deconstructionist end. Destroying halloween and Christmas to replace them with an African drum ritual for example. but no drum rituals will be removed for Halloween or Christmas.
The school which lost the appeal will not be able to sue the parents for signing a document in bad faith, and that was clearly intended to create the exact circumstances required to advance Islam’s authority and make a pile of cash while at it.
The power of the individual is only when they are advancing Islam, socialism, or otherwise deconstructing classical civilization.
When a high school aged child in the US is ordered to remove a patriotic T shirt at school because it offends Mexican students, its a near perfect example of this principle in operation, where a tiny fraction of the population holds power over the majority to the extent that it actually crushes their constitutional rights as guaranteed by law.
A couple of examples. This one used the totem of a Mexican holiday to justify the crushing of the rights of the American students at an American school.
More recently, the dry language of impenetrable bureaucracy was used here to explain why firemen had to remove American flags from the back of their trucks. That way there really couldn.t be a protest where the issue could be put on a sign. Its hard to get people to rally behind “We demand the right to use the right sized grommets on a properly installed fabric on a moving vehicle”.
Islamic notions of propriety will always trump non-islamic ones. Notice how rules change at public pools even though they violate actual equity laws for Muslims.
Public functions in Canada which serve food make sure its all halal now. A Christian, who is not allowed to eat foods consecrated to another god has no voice to complain, or if they do, there are certainly no ears to hear them. They may find themselves on a list for the racist and intolerant.
Socialism and Islam both use the same method of empowering individuals for the purpose of tightening an iron and totalitarian grip on the public. And its very seductive. The Soviet union, which was as bad a system as you can imagine, survived nearly a century. North Korea is into its 3rd generation of despots showing that most people enjoy having the power of life and death over everyone they know with a single snitch more than they like using plates and cutlery to contain their food over a dumpster.
To resist this method of replacing liberalism with totalitarianism requires character and self sacrifice on behalf of the majority of the population.
One wonders what the odds of that working might be.
Eeyore for VladTepesBlog.
And then this example showed up a few minutes later. I am confident that people will supply a large number of great examples of exactly this process at work in the comments. Thank you all in advance.