MORE FROM DOUGLAS
Doug Collins (right), war hero and
veteran Canadian journalist.
reproduce with permission this article
from North Shore News, published
in Victoria, British Columbia, on
August 9, 1998
of Doug, he bites!
DID YOU know that your man Doug is an
evangelist, just like Billy Graham?
Or that he talks like "a subtler Archie
Bunker"? Or that he is an accomplished
Those verdicts on my sinister writings
were rendered by learned word-dissectors
at the human rights hearing in Victoria.
Mind you, they made it clear that I am
working for the fellow with long ears and
There was no lack of jokes at what the
Victoria Times described as "the
hatred hearing". The best perhaps, was
that by trying to hang me up by my heels,
something that would send Paula
Brook to the synagogue singing songs,
they have once again put my name across
the country and across the world.
Hi there, everybody. It's me. Doug the
The publicity annoyed Tom
Bulmer, the legal aid lawyer for
Harry Abrams, the Jewish laddie who
entered this second complaint against my
And I thought they had been used for
wrapping up yesterday's fish and chips!
According to Bulmer, the jolly old
neo-Nazis have taken up my cause. At first
I thought he meant the NDP. But as I have
said, Hitler is dead and I'm more afraid
of Glen Clark and Ujjal Dosanjh than I am
Bulmer yelped that my columns have
"taken on a life of their own. He's being
reprinted all over the bloody place."
Good news. But I do wish that some
people would stop referring to my
"Hollywood Propaganda" column as
It's become famous, that's bloody what.
Mind you,when I wrote it I didn't think
much of it one way or the other. Which
goes to show that we politically incorrect
miners should never stop digging.
How else could one get word-dissector
Barbara Harris of the University of
Victoria to say that my kind of stuff is
"very effective in TV evangelism and other
types of persuasive discourse"? Next thing
you know, she'll be giving me a job
The constant Holocaust propaganda
coming out of Hollywood is not persuasive
discourse, of course.
Harris was backed up by Frances
Henry of Toronto. Collins's "Archie
Bunker bigotry," she said, had just enough
subtlety to make his columns "dangerously
palatable." She meant to the great
unwashed, who think without her
According to local press reports (for I
walked out on the Inquisition, you may
remember) she said I use cunning
"linguistic techniques ...that are more
dangerous because they're apt to influence
more people than just the extreme
Good news. And by the way, Frances, who
paid for you to come here? The human
rights commission? B'nai Brith? Out with
it, dear girl, for it sure as hell wasn't
Harry Abrams. He ain't the spending sort.
He wants $2,000 just for making his
Miss Henry, who apparently included a
chapter about me in a book she wrote (with
government subsidies?) went on to state
with regret that "many Canadians are
calling for a return to old values and the
more traditional forms of behavior
associated with a society based on Anglo
Saxon values, norms and ideals."
Right on, dear girl. So tell us what
you want? The values of the old
USSR? Iran? Indonesia? Guatemala?
Your man had some skirmishes with some
of the mainstream media, who panted with
The Vancouver Sun sent its
leftist lady, Kim Bolan, to cover
the great show. She asked me whether I
thought there was such a thing as hatred.
I told her that was a stupid question.
The next day, she reported that I have
"a thick English accent."
Try not to be racist, Bolan.
And so it went. Editorially, the
[Victoria, BC] Times-Colonist
(often referred to as the
Times-Communist) advised its readers "to
turn a deaf ear to these ugly words",
which should be dismissed "as a feeble bid
to stay in a very small spotlight."
Try to get something right, T-C. I
didn't switch on the spotlight. It was
done by the Canadian Jewish Congress,
B'Nai Brith, and Harry Abrams.
What hypocrites you are, T-C. You pay
lip service to a free press while siding
with Clark, Dosanjh and the rest of that
Remind me not to buy your
with permission from North Shore