March 12, 2015

Brian Lilley and Ezra Levant reveal what's next for TheRebel.media -- and much more

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

Ezra Levant joins me on my latest podcast to talk about where TheRebel.media stands only three weeks after our launch. PLUS:

On the exciting topic of crowdfunding, we did it:

With your help, John Robson's Magna Carta documentary is now fully funded! He comes on to tell me what's next for this essential educational project.

(People power: It's for conservatives, too!)

And yes, I have to talk about Justin Trudeau's continuing insistence that Stephen Harper is a bigot for opposing the wearing of face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.

(As Harper informed him: Many other Canadians -- including moderate Muslim groups -- agree with the ban!)

Listen in -- and tell me what you think in the comments:



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commented 2015-04-27 11:23:51 -0400
Brian, Ezra, I am happy to hear you are getting so much support, keeping the phoenix alive.
John, I’m looking forward to your documentary on the Magna Carta, I think it was shredded long ago.
Tax Freedom Day greater than 50% and climbing, and what’s our vote worth after lobbyists and floor-crossers?
commented 2015-04-22 22:14:44 -0400
I think understanding Trudeau is simple if you recognize that he lives in the left progressive bubble and understands everything in terms of leftist truisms where talking points take precedence over empirical facts. The boundaries of thought and discussion are also truncated.

E.g. Western oil and greenhouse gases are central to the discussion; OPEC and China are off the map. At best a simple unquestioned press release by China about going solar is enough to end all further enquiries.

The other key to understanding is the realization that he sees himself as a philosopher king. His job is to state broad principles and moral truisms. Details, policies and specifics can be left to the “experts” working under his guiding principles.

e.g. Boston Bomber – root cause social inclusion go to social engineering to increase inclusion , ISIS terrorism – war and violence solve nothing go to humanitarian aid and dialogue, Political Islam and cultural supremacy – all cultures are equal and at heart share the progressive world view – go to educating the west and government lead social engineering to correct Canadian culture.

He always seems to ring true to the two pillars of his existence.
commented 2015-03-23 22:10:13 -0400
I have called a few radio stations lately when this topic has come up. I agree with our Prime Minister when the niqab should and must be removed when taking the oath of citizenship. The reason I gave was if they feel it’s OK to remove the niqab when the get a drivers licence and a passport and a health card why is taking the oath of citizenship any less a requirement? This is one of the most important aspect to become a citizen! To not see you actually taking the oath, how do we know you are taking the oath. Those apologists saying we can accommodate them in a separate room make no sense. After all they came to this country to be inclusive but then demand not to be inclusive. I’m tired of the people here having to bend over backwards to accept others culture, to forsake our culture to please them! Remember they came here. If they don’t want to accept our culture, I have to ask, Why Are You Here? I don’t want to become like England or France, where the Muslim extremists control certain areas of these countries. We must stand strong and free and demand no less for all and show you believe and want to be apart of this great county. Take the niqab off and stand strong and proud to be apart of Canada!!!!!
commented 2015-03-20 23:49:22 -0400
In my opinion Justin Trudeau is hoping to sell himself off as a champion of civil rights. But what what the right of equality? Tell me if I showed up at a swearing in ceremony or ay my driver’s license photo or if I was asked to appear in a police line and I wore a paper bag over my head I would be allowed to participate as such? So if women are allowed to wear a hiqab how then will the law not be challenged by anyone else who wishes to hide their identity based on equality rights under the law?
commented 2015-03-15 12:01:16 -0400
If I am in a store, a mall, a bank or any public place and someone comes wearing a niquab…..I leave. How do I know what is under the head to toe covering. Could it be a bomb?
commented 2015-03-14 00:55:01 -0400
Brian, I don’t know if it was my end or your end that was the problem before, but today I was able to access the podcast. It was good but pretty long. Maybe in the future, you can break your podcasts up into shorter segments, by topic. Just a suggestion.
commented 2015-03-13 21:45:48 -0400
Brian I enjoyed your podcast but, I have to agree with Bob Egli that the podcast is a little too long & also like Lynne I do enjoy the man/woman on the street interviews. Really nice to be able to vent my frustrations with others who have common sense. I hope that you continue to grow & succeed as we do need a voice in this mainly left wing radio/television/newspaper media on every corner.
commented 2015-03-13 14:36:34 -0400
I really think that Mr. Trudeau is a “closet” follower of Islam who is afraid to come out of the closet!
commented 2015-03-13 13:43:21 -0400
Face covering in public? Outlaws and ninjas will agree. Got to keep our identity secure from police and courts.
This will work great next time I go to the bank to make a withdrawal. I can hide an ak47 under the garb but the alarm bell will set off the attention unless I use a bomb to ensure my cheque doesn’t bounce.
You can hide a lot of things under a sheet. My sex could be one of those things.
I’m sure the Libs and NDP will laugh off my concerns but they will have to get permission from their Imams first. “Allah akbar”. Just practicing in case I move east.
I think Justin is the “root” of my problem.
commented 2015-03-13 13:17:08 -0400
I applaud Prime Minister Harper on his stance on Muslim face coverings The covering of faces whether by niquab or full bourkja is both dehumanizing and not sustained by religious diktat.

The story that was widely accepted during my years in Saudi Arabia was that the bourka (a garment that make woman appear as black ghosts) was introduced into Saudi society during the two centuries of Turkish rule. Turkish soldiers would forcibly take women from city streets in order to rape them. The bourka was society’s response in the hope of making women less appealing to the soldiers. Until then, ten centuries of Muslim life passed without face coverings being imposed on women.

At one point during my stay, I happened to enter a store followed by a woman in full bourka attempting to beg. The store owner took offence at this and by employing a switch drove the woman from the store, and appeared quite proud of his success. It was quite apparent at the time that the store owner was able to overcome the Qouran’s instructions regarding charity because the bourka made the woman appear as something less than human and therefore outside of Islamic constraints.

Begging by Saudi Arabian women is quite common. Divorce under Shiria Law can leave the divorced woman without income or funds of any kind, the husband keeps the dowry and all proceeds from it, the woman is ostracized from both society and her own family leaving begging her only option.

Islamic society appears quite tolerant of the results of their divorce laws. Perhaps if the faces were not covered while in public people would be able to see and appreciate the pain and suffering these woman endure and hence respond accordingly.

Bob Pawley
Pentictron BC
rjpawley@shaw.ca
commented 2015-03-13 12:01:31 -0400
Looking forward to your subscription service as this should help with bread and butter funding. Also would like to see short interviews of man-on-the-street in addition to pundits, political science grads and politicians. A little attention to citizen-journalits also would provide interesting content. I like the concept of independence from big media companies. Gradually getting in the habit of checking out the Rebel on a daily basis in lieu of TV news.
commented 2015-03-13 10:23:22 -0400
I totally agree Richard. This is a quote from Margaret Thatcher, " I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air." Of course it doesn’t help that Trudeau has Omar Alghabra former head of the Canadian Arab Federation Muslim Association of Canada working in his backroom for him. Just remember who is advising him….
commented 2015-03-13 09:00:11 -0400
In other words, Trudeau thinks a government leader should lie to the public in order to “appease” the fears of the threat of radical Islam.

This is why Lefists are dangerous people.
commented 2015-03-13 08:43:24 -0400
Great discussion Brian with Ezra and John. I am happy to hear that it is full steam ahead for TheRebel.media in terms of raising funds from fellow conservatives who value your message. It is very much worth contributing to keep the light alive.
commented 2015-03-13 02:23:39 -0400
Great podcast. I like how Ezra and Brian say that they will not be afraid to go after the “conservatives” when they “lose the thread”.
commented 2015-03-13 02:20:49 -0400
Brian, I wanted to hear you and Ezra discussing the future of TheRebel, but I can’t access your podcast on my computer. Don’t know why. Could you guys do a video together on that? As a Rebel supporter, I would like to know what your plans are.
commented 2015-03-13 02:09:30 -0400
couldn’t afford tv any longer. Missed watching you guys. Great to see you’s online! :-)
commented 2015-03-13 01:56:07 -0400
Hi Brian and Ezra. It was great to hear you talking together. One of my pet peeves on the Sun News Network was that often each of you would cover the same topic on your shows. It made for a lot of repetitive content.
The other night both of you covered Trudeau’s speech, but your coverage was very similar. I think it would be better that you jointly cover it in one story or decide which one will cover the issue to avoid duplicate content.
Just my 2 cents.
Still a big supporter of what you are doing with the Rebel. Hope to see a pay wall soon. From one small businessman to another, cash flow is critical.
commented 2015-03-13 01:37:01 -0400
Sorry Brian, I just don’t have 46 minutes right now. Maybe I will get a chance on the weekend to listen to it all.
commented 2015-03-12 23:49:49 -0400
Thanks for the update on The Rebel. Enjoyed the podcast immensely. Did my nightly workout while listening. So The Rebel is not only good for my conservative soil, it is good for my physical well being. Double win.
commented 2015-03-12 23:38:15 -0400
Every time Trudeau defends Islam he’s spitting on the grave on Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Is that such a great stance to take not the eve of an election? On second thought, keep it up Justin!
commented 2015-03-12 23:09:16 -0400
Master Turdeau fails to understand that most Canadians want to protect the integrity of the country. We don’t want muslime mosques on every streetcorner, we don’t want women walking the streets covered in 7th century garb that – to tell the truth – frightens the hell out of me, we don’t want sharia law and we don’t want a harsh and hate mongering religion like islam proselytized in Canada. The government’s bill C-51 is a good start at reigning in terrorists in Canada.
commented 2015-03-12 21:43:53 -0400
Harper is our Churchill. Trudeau is our Chamberlain.
commented 2015-03-12 21:01:07 -0400
Dear Ezra and Brian

After hearing the news today on both CBC and BBC about the raping of white children in Oxfordshire UK in which no mention was made about Muslim men being the perpetrators; after reading about the same in Rotherham UK; after reading about scouting white girls in Derby UK; and after viewing videos of rape reports in Sweden, Norway, Denmark…. of white women and girls by muslims, I am sickened beyond belief that this has been kept from us by our media. There is a full scale attack on white women and chidren across Europe and all our media tells us is that we are not nice people because we demand that a muslim woman non citizen must show her face to become a Canadian. Justin Trudeau seems willing to sacrifice Canadian women and children on the altar of political correctness and muddy the political waters with nuisance issues to become Prime Minister. Pity us all if he ever achieves this. Where are the feminists of the past who would rise up and bravely defend the white women of Europe? Where are the politicians who would courageously denounce such attacks on their own citizens rather than cover them up? Where are the moderate muslims and why aren’t they speaking out about what their fellow religionists are doing? What a cowardly bunch they all are. In Switzerland, they have a law to deport newcomers who break the law after their sentence has been completed. Better yet, we need a moratorium on immigration now. It’s time for us to wake up before it is too late. Is this a topic that you would investigate? Judy R
commented 2015-03-12 20:27:29 -0400
Joan,

I do enjoy reading your comments, including your one here, but I believe that Prime Minister Harper said that the niqab is rooted in a “culture” that is anti-women.

That was not a comment on Islam (as Trudeau or his CBC/CTV newsreaders would have us believe), I believe that it was a comment on Saudi Arabia, the country in which the niqab is rooted, and which is very much anti-women.

You know, the place where women (in addition to the examples you’ve cited) would be publicly flogged for driving a car, or be found guilty of adultery as a consequence of being raped, and even last year Saudi Arabia “legally” beheaded a person convicted of witchcraft . . . seriously . . . in 2014 . . . witchcraft.
commented 2015-03-12 20:26:19 -0400
Trudeau pinned as a fringe element by Harper was too funny.

Trudeau, a radical muslim terrorist sympathizer sounds about right.
commented 2015-03-12 20:08:26 -0400
The rebel is now the last bastion of prescient integrity in media. Mr. Trudeau is Intellectuy ill equipped for leadership at any level . I am embarrassed at his inability to string together a line of intelligent commentary when not under the direct control of his handlers. His overwhelming misunderstanding of the issue brands him as one of our nations most dangerous risks to national security.
commented 2015-03-12 19:51:35 -0400
The Quarter only calls for woman to be modest. Apparently Muslim men are easily arroused. That is also why woman don’t pray in the same room in Mosques.
commented 2015-03-12 19:47:54 -0400
You guys are the best!
The moan should be removed during the Canadianship ceremony.