Sunday, December 29, 2013

What Canada's FM John Baird and pedophilia have in common

I just found article in Toronto Star Canada pushes Russia on Gay Rights which is interesting in some ways because it shows both hypocrisy & arrogance of Canada's rulers.

John Baird, Canada's foreign minister, writes letter to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov. Full text of the letter you can find here clicking on pdf image because it was deleted from Toronto Star. Mr Baird says "Canada remains concerned about Russian legislation passed in June 2013 that places a ban on propagandizing of non-traditional sexual relations among minors".

So in other words Mr Baird wants Russia to repeal this law full text I just translated into English
The law is called ""On the protection of children from information harmful to their health and development".

It's interesting to me what Mr Baird finds so objectional in this law protecting Russian children from watching pornography in movies, internet websites, on TV and reading about it in books? 

Has Canada no such censorship law? According to wiki censorship in Canada is one of the most pervasive in the world and Conservative leaders like Stephen Harper used to say: Human rights commissions (who are in charge of censorship in Canada), as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society … It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff"

Again wikipedia says some of the trusted allies of Canada like Saudi Arabia execute gays or giving them lengthy jail terms as Qatar. Does Mr Baird write to these allies demanding repeal of their draconian laws? I think not.

Hypocrisy is astonishing.

Arrogance with which John Baird interfered in domestic Russian affairs on regular basis is astounding too. Lavrov doesn't write to Harper's government to dismantle surveillance stasi-style state in Canada for example.

Though situation with LGBT rights in Russia is not ideal it's far from being worst in the world. And not ignorant as Mr Baird but knowledgeable politicians in the West recognized it. Recently Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans said: "Russian gays are not persecuted hence no ground for giving them asylum in Netherlands".

What I find most outrageous in the whole phony concocted media affair about alleged LGBT persecution in Russia that Westerners hellbent on repealing Russian law restricting access of Russian children to pornography. So in effect Mr Baird and likes fall neatly in one of definitions of pedophilia.

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