You haven’t really made it in the Canadian blogosphere until you’ve been called a “bigot” by Warren Kinsella, so I must admit to getting a good laugh out of the “BBQ cat” mess. That said, I think Kathy gets it right:
Should Kinsella fall victim to the Professional Ethnic Victimhood Police, those of us who dislike him may get a little thrill for a moment.
But that makes us just as bad as the censors we’ve spent months and years castigating.
If Iggy fires Kinsella, I feel it is none of my business — it is his staff and campaign. I’ll feel bad for Kinsella’s family, because times are tough. I suspect my political/blogging views have/will cost me a couple of “straight” jobs. That’s the risk I take.
Much as I dislike Kinsella, not so much for his multiple jabs at me but for his bizarre personal vendetta against Ezra, I do NOT want to see this end up in the HRCs and will publicly defend his right and everyone else’s to make stupid old ethnic jokes on the internet.
“Finally, they came for Kinsella…” as it were.
Hopefully, Kinsella won’t lose his job over this – and, he’ll be a little more careful about accusing people of “racism” in the future. (Some, mind you, have deserved it.)