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While European leaders are busy expressing public indignation over reports of American espionage operations in the European Union, the European Parliament is quietly considering a proposal that calls for the direct surveillance of any EU citizen suspected of being "intolerant."
The authors of this proposed statute — under the aegis of an international NGO for tolerance and reconciliation — have invited the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee to endorse it as a legal project. But not only would an adoption of this statute at the national level of the European states be a significant step backward, but the supra-national surveillance that it would imply would certainly be a dark day for European democracy.
“Principle of Equality” to overrule fundamental freedoms of citizens
The European Union is about to set a milestone in anti-discrimination legislation – by widening the scope to all sectors of life, including the private one. A new horizontal principle to prohibit discrimination on various grounds, including sexual orientation, shall be established. The proposed new “Equal Treatment Directive”, which is currently being negotiated, would seriously imperil fundamental aspects of freedom of European citizens. The principles of freedom of contract and the freedom to live according to one’s personal moral views are in danger of being superseded by a newly developed concept of ‘equality’. It would undermine freedom and self determination for all Europeans and subject the private life of citizens to legal uncertainty and the control of bureaucrats. It is about governmental control of social behavior of citizens. These tendencies begin to give the impression of long-passed totalitarian ideas and constitute an unprecedented attack on citizens’ rights.
I could totally believe this and worse these days, however both links you provide are from think tanks and in my experiance they've all got an angle and some arn't above down right twisting of information.
gunna do my home work before I comment properly on thisedit on 29102013 by monkofmimir because: (no reason given)
both links you provide are from think tanks and in my experiance they've all got an angle and some arn't above down right twisting of information.
After five years of lobbying in Europe's halls of power, the ECTR proposal appears to be making headway, as evidenced by the European Parliament's recent decision to give the group a prominent 45-minute time slot to present its proposal to the Civil Liberties committee on September 17.
given the need to fight crime, persons may not be allowed to cover their faces in public.
There is no need to be tolerant to the intolerant. This is especially important as far as freedom of expression is concerned: th at freedom must not be abused to defame other groups.
Tolerance (as defined in Section 1(d)) must be guaranteed to any group (as defined in Section 1(a)), whether it has long - standing societal roots or it is recently formed, especially as a result of migration from abroad
The following acts will be regarded as criminal offences punishable as aggravated crimes :
(i) Hate crimes as defined in Section 1(c).
(ii) Incitement to violence against a group as defined in Section 1(a).
(iii) Group libel as defined in Section 1(b).
(iv) Overt approval of a totalitarian ideology , xenophobia or anti - Semitism .
(v) Public approval or d enial of the Holocaust .
(vi) Public approval or d enial of any other act of genocide the existence of which has been determined by an international criminal court or tribunal .
Juveniles convicted of committing crimes listed in paragraph
(a) will be required to undergo a rehabilitation program me designed to instill in them a culture of tolerance.
(a) The G overnment shall ensure that public broadcasting (televis ion a n d radio) stations will devote a prescribed percentage of their programmes to promot ing a climate of tolerance , as per Section 8(f) .
(b) (b) The Government shall encourage all privately owned mass media (including the printed press ) to promote a climate of tolerance, as per Section 8(f).
(c) The Government shall encourage all the mass media (public a s well as private) to a dopt an ethical code of conduct, which will prevent the spreading of intolerance and will be supervised by a mass media c omplaints c ommission .
I have a feeling we'll be seeing some burning government buildings in Europe if they keep shoving this kind of stuff down the throats of the people.
isn't it odd that the since the USSR fell russia is slowly becoming a "western" state if if a little "old west" in nature
while at the same time "the west" USA/EU is slowly becoming like the old USSR !
funny old world aint it!
Scary thought what if in a few years time we all find ourselves the wrong side of a new iron curtain.edit on 29/10/13 by ShayneJUK because: eta
The best part of the plan is they learn, so where the Russia failed to control the populace's mind, the EU will succeed because they learned how to fix the problems.