There's lots of interesting stuff going on in the world. Too bad I don't have the time / energy / ambition to write more often.
Well, the "time" excuse is a complete cop-out, as it is for everybody who ever uses it. We all get the same 24 hours in each day, and make choices on how to spend them. To say that we don't have time for something - which I claim constantly - is simply to say that other things were more important to us.
I'm pleased to see that the Flagcounter over on the right reports that today I hit the 1000-Canadian-visitors mark. Traffic isn't what I'd hoped back when I launched this blog, but that's still not too bad. I also recently passed this blog's first anniversary (and my 200th post). I had considered doing something to commemorate the occasion, like maybe going over some old posts to discuss some favourites in a "director's commentary" type article, but.... I guess I didn't have time.
Posting may pick up over the next few days. I've got a few articles worth of material stockpiled, and rather than post a long hodgepodge, I intend to have smaller entries spread over several days. We'll see how it goes. We all know what "intentions" are worth. Anyway, on to the news:
The Canadian federal government (and provincial government of British Columbia) have taken a giant leap forward toward the widespread adoption of Sharia courts in Canada:
The Prince Rupert Aboriginal Justice Society has signed a formal partnership with both provincial and federal government agencies. Yesterday, the society signed a protocol agreement with a number of agencies, an official recognition of the alternative measures used to deal with offenders outside of provincial courtrooms. Those agencies include the Prince Rupert Detachment of the RCMP, the Attorney General of British Columbia, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Ministry of Children and Family Development, the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Community Corrections, and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada.The message is: everybody gets their own court. Aboriginal? Here's your sentencing circle. Muslims, step right this way for your Sharia court. Catholics, the Council of Bishops will determine your penance. Dungeons and Dragons players, remember that your Dungeon Master's decision is always final.
This is an obvious mockery of the notion of equal justice, and therefore a step toward anarchy. More disturbing, though, is the precedent set for Islamists who are pressing for Sharia courts in Canada.
Any movement away from the same justice system applying to all citizens plays right into their hands. The biggest problem is that they're the only large, organized group who acknowledge their intention to rule over the infidels, so there's very little organized resistance to their plans. They'll claim, of course, that Sharia court will only be used for Muslims who voluntarily submit to its authority. And that's exactly how it will be.
Enough rambling. Here's a picture of my son sitting in the parted Red Sea, courtesy of the Holy Land Experience.