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Friday, January 29, 2010

Do Words Matter? "Freedom Makes Us Free" by Laura Cohen

Blazing Catfur, published a commentary, as a guest post, because the Canadian National Post refused to publish it. Both the original Op-Ed and Cohen's rebuttal are interesting.
Do bad words lead to bad deeds? It's an interesting question. I'll leave that up to you to decide.


Freedom Makes Us Free- by Laura Rosen Cohen

Earlier this week, with predictable aplomb, Bernie Farber-CEO of the Canadian Jewish Congress, published an Op-Ed piece in the National Post commemorating the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Equally predictable was his oft-repeated thesis that bad words led to the bad deeds of the Holocaust.

The time has come for right thinking Jews to repudiate this noxious and self-serving claim once and for all, and to permanently halt the use of the Holocaust as a tool for individuals and organizations to censor freedom of speech and ultimately, freedom of conscience and thought.


Read the rest here.

2 comments:

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Thanks for the link Incog!

Incognito said...

any time, BCF!