Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The "Human Rights" Mausoluem--Where Human Rights Go To Be Buried

Michael Coren and Jonathan Kay discuss my "bĂȘte blanc" (I call it that since the sucker's white, not noir), our "human rights" mausoleum. In so doing they mention some of its inherent problems (that its construction costs have mushroomed and that it will never be self-financing; that it is creating friction between "victim groups"--Jews and Ukrainians, especially--as they vie for equal space for their mass atrocity; that a museum devoted to a concept--"human rights"-- and not a discrete historical event--the Holocaust of the American Civil War, say--is a difficult if not a dubious if not a next to impossible undertaking; that it's in Winnipeg, which, unlike, say, Paris, Washington and Jerusalem, is not a place people are drawn to for its museums). Alas, they fail to get to the crux of the matter: that we, the taxpayers, have wasted a colossal amount of our cash on an edifice that validates "human rights," a concept that used to mean something, but that in our time has become stripped of meaning, a peurile cliche that's been systematically hijacked and perverted by the power-hungry, the Zion-loathing and the deranged (categories which often tend to overlap).

A museum devoted to burnishing the reputation of "human rights" rackets around the world, including the odious UN "Human Rights" Council and our own petty and squalid domestic "human rights" Inquisitions? Other than, say, The Museum of the Arab Spring, can you think of a worse idea for a museum?

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