Wild Bill is a well-known vlogger (YouTube channel: Wild Bill for America) who lives in Florida. Among other characteristics, he is what is nowadays called an “Islamophobe”, which means he is persona non grata on both sides of our northern border. However, only Canada has recent legislative backing — Motion M-103, opposing blasphemy against Islam — to provide grounds for arresting people like Wild Bill and bunging them into chokey. We haven’t fallen that far in the USA. Not yet.
The background for Wild Bill’s story:
Last Saturday a “hateful” group called the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI, see their Facebook page) held a rally in downtown Calgary in front of city hall. Wild Bill was one of the invited guest speakers.
Here’s a PC view of the “hateful” rally, excerpted from a CBC report:
Anti-Islam Rally in Calgary Meets With Counter-Protest But Remains Peaceful
Worldwide Coalition Against Islam members march to city hall, met by members of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action
The event billed on social media as a “Patriotic Unity Mega Festival” in front of Calgary’s city hall on Sunday was met by an opposing group rallying against what they saw as a message of intolerance.
Gathered on one side of the municipal plaza were members of the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI), which was denied a special event permit for the rally by the city.
Officials said in a written response to the group the decision was “on the basis that your organization, and messages it espouses, are hateful.”
Across the plaza were members of Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (AFA), who say they wanted to show unity against what they called messages of intolerance and hate.
Standing between the two groups were Calgary police officers, ensuring things remained peaceful.
Insults, slurs and chants were hurled back and forth. However, no arrests were made.
Among the few dozen people watching the two sides rally was Lifetime Adventure Travel guide Judi Sommerville, who was leading a two-hour tour of the downtown.
“It’s totally embarrassing,” she said. “And it does not represent our city in the least. This is where we start the tour and talk about city hall and some artifacts, and it’s not a very good way to begin a tour of our beautiful, interesting city.”
When Wild Blue flew into Calgary, he was arrested at the airport by the Canadian authorities, and his iPad was confiscated. The evidence for his “crime” was the “hate speech” contained in his iPad — the notes for the speech he intended to give at the rally. He was detained for more than seven hours, and then allowed to leave the country. But the police kept his iPad, saying that they needed to send it to Ottawa for forensic analysis, and to determine how much tax he owed for bringing “contraband” — that is, his words — into the country.
Read more details on the incident at Adrienne’s Corner.
As Wild Bill points out in his video about what happened, the words on his computer would never be seen by anyone but him. How could they possibly be “hate speech”? If he had spoken them at the rally, then they might have violated the Soviet-style speech restrictions that now prevail in Canada. But to classify them as illegal while they were just sitting in digital storage on his personal computing device is simply absurd.
As a matter of fact, given the circumstances, Wild Bill’s words on his iPad were more serious than hate speech: They were thoughtcrimes. If he had spoken them at the rally, that would have been crimethink. So the police were doing their duty by preventing his crimethink in advance.
In the following video, Wild Bill tells the story of what happened last Saturday:
And here’s an earlier speech by him that is more or less the same as the speech he would have given in Calgary:
It sounds more or less like what we say here, doesn’t it?
In fact, it’s completely mainstream as far as the American Counterjihad is concerned. It follows that any of us who cross the border into Canada had best be careful — no doubleplus ungood notes on our computers. And no thoughtcrimes in our minds.
The above story is an example of why I don’t carry any Counterjihad materials with me when I travel to Europe. No laptop, no “Islamophobic” books or “racist” periodicals. My clothes, a toothbrush, a passport, a detective novel for the plane flight, and sometimes a piece of paper with a few necessary phone numbers — nothing else.
My thoughtcrimes remain invisible.
Until the Powers That Be deploy remote brainwave scanners that can read thoughts from a distance, that is. I hear Google is working diligently on the project even as we speak.
When that day comes, any thoughtcrimes will be detected, and crimethink prevented, before a criminal word passes anyone’s lips.
At that point I’ll have to start avoiding airports. And Times Square. And bus stations. And concerts. And baseball games. And…