May 21, 2015

Let's be proud of Western civilization, and fight the real enemy instead: Authority

Gavin McInnesRebel Commentator

Today I, "Professor" Gavin McInnes, will give you a brief lesson on a forbidden topic: the glories of Western civilization.

Progressives aren't entirely wrong when they complain about "patriarchy" and "racism," but they should direct their anger towards the government and the authorities, not ordinary people who are just trying to live their lives.

Besides, the Left often gets history wrong.

That's why their "solutions" to "problems" often make things worse.

Do you know what really happened at the massacre at Wounded Knee, for example?

Watch and find out.

Then tell me what you think in the comments.

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commented 2015-05-25 22:39:46 -0400
WOW. Thanks for saying what I am thinking.
Good job Bill Elder.
commented 2015-05-24 15:04:40 -0400
Bill Elder, in recognition of your four paragraphs of solid as granite wisdom, I strongly suggest that THEREBEL get a LIKE button…
“…a new groundswell of public backlash condemning the tyranny…”, I guess that kind of language goes over much better than encouraging (or fomenting) the ‘pitchforks and burning torches’ kind of solutions…but you are absolutely correct, we need to start fighting back. The truth is a great place to start…
commented 2015-05-23 13:24:05 -0400
Well Gavin, I have to agree with the nihilist commie hordes, I am literally crushed under the guilt burden of the “white” western culture for outlawing slavery and unleashing upon the world:
• Liberal democracy and constitutional rule by law which gave the world its first empowered common individual,
• individual rights, and the freedom/system to protect these rights,
• modern technology,
• Modern medicine and the eradication of mankind’s oldest plagues
• an economic system which has spread prosperity to more individuals than any other form of wealth creation/distribution,
• property rights which make your ideas and creations yours,
• free speech and public discourse in which to run the market place of ideas an test the best ideas for worthiness,
EQUALITY UNDER THE LAW – a silly concept which has created the classless, raceless, society, true social justice
• freedom of spiritual expression/worship, political plurality, elected officials and
• labour saving technology so mankind do not spend the whole day scratching for an existence instead affording time to plan and transcend other burdens of the human condition.

For these I am truly remorseful, I will prostrate my worthless culture before barbaric inferior entities and “check” the 2000 year blood-struggle against tyrants which gave me this “privilege” – NOT!

If we have made a mistake worth apologising for it is that we have allowed corruption and the enemies of western liberal democratic culture to use the freedom we enjoy against us – to corrupt our governing institutions and to poison our own well of replenishment – to poison our children with old, barbaric,oppressive and feudalist ideas repackaged as brilliant pious nostrums to imagined crisis and Potemkin ills. I’ve yet to see other cultures produce an Aristotle or J. Locke, or Adam Smith, or Ford or Steinbeck, Tolkien, or Shakespeare or Blackstone, Bacon, Jefferson, or Alan Turing, AG Bell, Tesla, Goddard, Jobs or Einstein – come on other cultures we’re waiting for help here, there only seems to be one “culture” pushing mankind’s potential to the cosmos and one “culture” dragging it back into the swamp of serfdom, tyranny and austerity – and at this stage of our development neither one can have a stereotype or color attached to it.

Seeing the decay in civility and ethics in “progressive” political activism in the west I am left praising Joe McCarthy’s foresight but cursing him for using methods more damaging to the freedoms I love than the enemies of those freedoms. There must be a new groundswell of public backlash condemning the tyranny inherent in radical left wing activism and its alliances with enemies of our freedom and prosperity.
commented 2015-05-22 15:09:01 -0400
Let’s venerate the entrepreneur … so long as she shuts up, makes less than men do for the same work, and stays in the kitchen.

Okay, oppose authority. I can do that. McInnes, you are no authority; I oppose you.


The trick is balance. With no social organization at all, there would be awful havoc. Were women not allowed, by law, to work and feed our families, all sorts of boys would die. But too much government social control breeds corruption, rigidty and horrible injustice. Democracy is messy and imperfect but the best of bad social organization options. Humans being beasts, after all.

I do wish someone would write a Book of Negroes about the Saudi slave trade, though, that shows the heroine still enslaved today, as she is.
commented 2015-05-22 14:42:34 -0400
I don’t know if I can emotionally handle all the clear spoken truths and realities I just had smash into me watching “Be proud of Western civilization”. I’m finding a lot of that on THEREBEL lately – I just finished listening to Andrew Lawton. Even after the intense conditioning – as in exercising the brain muscle – at SNN, I’m feeling overwhelmed and a little frightened after listening to Mr. McInnes’ rant, meted out with such hammer blows of veracity…I thought this guy was a comedian?
Always question authority – especially your own authority figures…
‘I am a whi…er Western Man’!
commented 2015-05-21 19:19:15 -0400
Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Martin Luther, the King James bible, Herman Melville, Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution, Parliamentary Government, the Rule of Law, Universities, Monty Python, Science, Philosophy, History- I too think we should be proud.
commented 2015-05-21 15:50:04 -0400
Very good article!
This is what we all must start doing if we wish to survive, these increasingly Authoritarian Totalitarian Governments that are n what we call the 5 Eyes!
commented 2015-05-21 15:21:23 -0400
Thanks professor. I would also recommend “Into The Cannibals Pot” by Ilana Mercer.
commented 2015-05-21 14:02:03 -0400
Fraser – That was one of them, I still think the old windmills and waterwheels have a place on farms, just toss out them wind-power generators, and return them to good old fashions grinding stones for flour, and to draw up well water.
commented 2015-05-21 13:58:27 -0400
Chad, The best green technology was the pot belly stove it kept you warm in winter and kept the coffee hot.
commented 2015-05-21 13:52:27 -0400
Fraser McBurney – Remeber you need to separate Green Technologies from Regular technologies, otherwise the Eco-Terrorists will try to say we didn’t help out with that as well. So yeah, gotta make sure when you want to say “technologies” that you expand it to “modern and green technologies”
commented 2015-05-21 13:01:51 -0400
Gavin, I agree with your article Western civilization is the catalyst of most that is good in the world from universities, hospitals, medicine, music, science, technology humanities and care. No other culture has done as much for mankind than our western civilization. PERIOD
commented 2015-05-21 12:43:52 -0400
But that would create a merit based society, and would obliterate feminism(3rd wave), because feminists need the government in order to squeeze every white man of every last dime he has.