October 16, 2016

Cops called after Western U students “co-opt” BLM slogan

David MenziesMission Specialist

Universities are bastions of free speech and free thought, right? Maybe they once were but these days such freedom is routinely under attack thanks to the repugnant virus that is political correctness as we saw at Western University recently.

The administration is outraged by the “repugnant” misuse of the Black Lives Matter slogan after four young men donning Western shirts posed in front of a banner proclaiming “Western Lives Matter.”

Western vice-president Jana Luker claims the banner “produced outrage and backlash within our community”, explaining:

“’Black Lives Matter’ is an important human rights movement and a powerful response to systemic racism that permeates our society. Co-opting the ‘Lives Matter’ phrase in this way is repugnant and trivializes the validity of this international cause and network.”

She said Western is investigating whether the young men violated the university’s student code of conduct, and Campus Community Police and London Police are investigating the matter along with them.

Yes, she actually called the cops!

Inherent to free speech is parody and satire and the Black Lives Matter slogan is fair game for parody.

So I say, “Satirists Lives Matter. And if I’ve offended any social justice warrior with that phrase, go ahead and call the cops.

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commented 2016-10-18 03:19:26 -0400
EXCELLENT POINT Yvette Mozol!…. In many and more of these postings I would like to see the the e-mail addresses of twits like VP Luker and dipshit judges making evidently stupid decisions… If the lefties can play that game, so can we, and should!…
commented 2016-10-17 21:33:01 -0400
Paul M. please give us Luker’s & the President’s email address, I too would like to tell them in a polite way what I think.
commented 2016-10-17 21:26:40 -0400
Where has Free Speech gone in this stupid politically correct world?
VP Jana Luka should clean the wax out of her ears & put her glasses on when it comes to describing BLM. I say, Kudos to these young brave students for exercising their right of speaking freely. I find her stance on BLM disgusting & I find her views on the matter repugnant. She has also got a lot of nerve calling the cops on this especially in the light of what they chant re the police. They should have chastized her for wasting their time & resources.
commented 2016-10-17 18:05:27 -0400
Please, everyone who believes in freedom and democracy and the intelligent exchange of ideas, please email Jana Luker and tell her what you think of her fascist support of a terrorist group such as Black Lives Matter, and her draconian suppression of the free speech of the students of her university. Also, email the President and demand that she be fired…..and shamed.
I have done so…..I hope that many others will.
Be polite with Luker, of course, but be honest and point out her error in judgement, and condemn her support of terrorist activity and her egregious attack against free speech and democracy in support of vicious racist tyranny.
commented 2016-10-17 13:55:15 -0400
The only bigotry/racism in play here is those regressed leftists who believe a racially destructive group like BLM is worth defending to the point of mindless hysteria.

BLM ignores the major problem in the black community is the overwhelming number of young black men being killed by black gangsters – those who support BLM are exploiting the black community by focusing anger at the police intervention on the problem of black-on-black crime.

As a social construct all lives should matter, as a matter of logic and fact those who claim only the lives of one race matters, is by logical extension promoting racism and racial supremacist constructs.
commented 2016-10-17 13:53:35 -0400
SJW nutjob,and nazi wannabe Jana Luker needs to crawl back into her taxpayer funded safe space !
commented 2016-10-17 10:10:20 -0400
Blacks in the U.S. represent 12% of the population yet commit 86% of the murders . Of those murders , almost 85% are black victims. It’s obvious that black lives do not matter to blacks. The city of Chicago is now closing in on 3000 shootings for 2016 – 3000 ! The vast majority of those shooters are blacks.
This university VP should be called out and castigated for her idiotic response to these boys action.
These boys should hire a lawyer and sue the university for harassment and deprivation of freedom of speech. What a buffoon !
commented 2016-10-17 08:44:02 -0400
The world would be a much better place to live in if we could get rid of socialists, communists, progressives, and the radicals of the religion of pieces. Some of the older left regime might be okay, like Ray Heard, for instance.
commented 2016-10-17 08:26:11 -0400
Andy Neimers said to twit Jay Kelly,
“Jay Kelly… I think you may have been sucking on the Pakalolo herb again… Where oh where do you get one inference that posters on The Rebel OBJECT to the slogan Western Lives Matter??…”

Brain dead is as brain dead does, it would seem. He and the rest of his socialist buddies always get reality bass ackwards.
commented 2016-10-17 07:47:16 -0400
Now having read that last post maybe I should turn on spell check….nah….it doesn’t catch Freudian slips…..:-)
commented 2016-10-17 07:44:26 -0400
@jay Kelly……My response to “black wives natter” would be “all wives natter” ….your response to that would be that I’m a racist and a sexist misogynist….

My response to that would be that overbearing cunt feminazi who thinks she can “take ownwership” of the English language and invoke the power of the law to do so is living proof that I am right….and you are mistaken.
commented 2016-10-17 02:36:59 -0400
Jay Kelly… I think you may have been sucking on the Pakalolo herb again… Where oh where do you get one inference that posters on The Rebel OBJECT to the slogan Western Lives Matter??…
commented 2016-10-17 02:13:03 -0400
Oops, “Western Lives Matter” was printed by the shop of University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. It is a catchy slogan.

Sadly, the University of Western Ontario is not really in the west. If the population of Ontario was divided east to west and north to south then Western would be in the south west, so we can go with that.

Why would readers of The Rebel object to the slogan “Western Lives Matter”? Are readers of The Rebel supposed to be bigots?
commented 2016-10-17 01:54:56 -0400
Thank you, Rebel Media, for providing a platform to discuss this. BLM should enjoy no special protection in the marketplace of ideas. Why are they being elevated to an untouchable stature, when they cause so much distress to others?
commented 2016-10-16 21:26:49 -0400
Paul Maurice, I am nearly 70 years old. When I was 12 years old I read a book that copied Atwoods Tale of 2 Maidens almost verbatim. It was written by an English, little known author….at that time I was a voracious reader and so after 50 years was astonished to find the story again. Atwood is a plagiarist, she is also a lefty boring sub talented scribe who was lucky enough to be forced into the school system years ago. Wow. How lucky we are to have Atwood and Suziki…
commented 2016-10-16 20:30:30 -0400
Where can I get my “western lives matter” T-shirt to show some solidarity towards the west and some support University students with free speech at the same time..!!
I am not kidding…!! I wish to purchase one.
commented 2016-10-16 20:04:54 -0400
Western vice-president Jana Luker is an unwitting racist foil of the 1%

BLM was conceived of and funded by Geo.Soros as a vehicle to glorify inner city gang cuture and inflame it and set it against law enforcement – by apologising for or normalizing gang culture and restraining police pressure on it , all that is being accomplished is to expand the black-on-black crime/murder rate and demonize any real solutions to this major impediment to black cultural evolution.

Abortion on demand and gang killings are responsible for the deaths of 80% of black males under 20 – but BLM is silent – just as they were this weekend of violence where black gangs murdered 3 black kids in GTA and a dozen in Chicago.

Inner city black communities need help to break the cycle of dependency and violence but they won’t get it from Geo. Soros and BLM – or virtue posing Campus VPs who want justice by spreading injustice.
commented 2016-10-16 19:48:26 -0400
Our universities are the last place we should send our children.
commented 2016-10-16 18:53:42 -0400
Write to that evil terrorist (BLM ) moron at the University of Western Ontario and tell her what you think of her bigotry against her own students, and her ignorant support of racist violent terrorists like Black Lives Matter.
Write to the President of UWO and demand that she be shamed and fired.
It probably won’t do much practical good……other than letting Jana Luker know what an ignorant and odious racist moron she really is.
commented 2016-10-16 18:42:15 -0400
The person I am referring to in the previous comment as the “odious abortion industrialist” is, of course, the disgusting Henry Morgentaler…..awarded an honourary doctorate for his battle to make the killing of unborn children legal…….and a booming industry.
That, my friend, Mr. Craig, and all others, is what the University of Western Ontario is all about.
commented 2016-10-16 18:37:31 -0400
Glenn Craig:
Margaret Atwood is one of the most over-rated writers in the world.
She is anti-free speech (she opposed the licensing of the Sun New Network), supporting only left wing liberal neo-Marxist causes.
Her garbage novel “The Handmaid’s Tale” is ignorantly and viciously anti-Christian…and the subsequent movie and opera even more so.
She is not to be trusted or admired for her hypocritical and utterly politically correct leftist view and activities.
I think she is despicable. But the U W O obviously doesn’t think so…..nor the world-wide “intelligentsia”.
But then the U W O awarded the odious abortion industrialist and promoter of killing unborn children an honoury “doctorate” degree.
And now we have this unthinkable moron vice president Jana Luker supporting a terrorist group like Black Lives Matter against her own students who simply declared that Western Lives Matter.
She should be shamed and fired.
So much for UWO. I have no respect for that institute of moral and intellectual bankruptcy.
Can some of us for a team to get that horrible Jana Luker fired? Or is it worth it in the long run.
Our whole society is going into moral and intellectual decay and rot.
commented 2016-10-16 18:09:47 -0400
My daighter is a graduate of that travisty that sees fit to dress all manner of nonsensense in the cap and gown of scholarship. It took all the restraint I could muster to stay in my seat when the keynote speaker at her graduation convocation turned out to be the mummified remains of Margaret Atwood….they gave her an honourary doctorate in male bashing which I suppose she deserves.

I used to participate in a MGTOW assessment commitee of which campuses to recommend to young men and likeminded young women…but I gave up…some are worse than others but they are all pretty bad though John Carpay may not agree….he kept up the rating purely on a freedom of speech scale.

Young men…the oil industry is presently in a downturn but that won’t last much longer. If there is an escalation in the middle east oil will become expensive again and Gerald Butts will get shouted down even by the Liberals. Aspire to a job that is so dirty and dangerous that no woman would covet it….they are the best paying jobs….let’s keep those wage gap stats up there…..and the men who become women in order to please feminists will…in the long run….prove to be something you can afford to scorn….and their scorn of you will never put so much as one dollar in their pockets…..or make any prized pussy unavailable to you.
commented 2016-10-16 18:02:53 -0400
Jana Luker should be be fired. She is an evil and ignorant leftist liberal moron.
It is disgusting that such an morally and intellectually wanting fool such as she is the vice-president of a major (or any) university.
Demand that she be shamed and fired for her hateful ignorance.
commented 2016-10-16 17:56:42 -0400
Sean Penson who is going to come get people like you want? You progressives are complete spoiled pansies, and the military is not going to start arresting its own citizens because some dictator like Justin says so. When you pussies do try we will wipe the floor with you. LMAO!
commented 2016-10-16 17:55:27 -0400
DH Chaisson what crimes are you talking about? Sorry but made up BS by left wing bigots does not mean Israel is guilty of any crimes you halfwit.
commented 2016-10-16 17:54:25 -0400
Andy Neimers:
Our whole society is turning into a lunatic asylum.
commented 2016-10-16 17:51:46 -0400
The London Free Press (despite its name) is a foe of free expression.
It sucks the penis of leftist liberal ideology (personified, say by Justin Trudeau) and the dry tits of neo-Marxist multicultural (personified, say, by Kathleen Wynne)
Its editors are actually brain-dead leftist liberal morons.
commented 2016-10-16 17:48:09 -0400
Then again, the University of Western Ontario (and so many other "universities) is a virus of evil and politically correct sickness in our society.
commented 2016-10-16 17:46:51 -0400
Avoid Harry Holtz, friend. His site is a virus.
commented 2016-10-16 17:22:18 -0400
VP Jana Luker is just playing to the crowd… And I gather that the London Free Press caters to such politically correct crap these days… What we need is a reminder of a similar incident in London about a year ago… Anybody remember?…. Then of course there was that fruitcake proff in the US who thought her school’s mascot looked “too fierce” and might intimidate some powder puffs?… Our universities are turning into lunatic asylums…