November 01, 2016

Why tech mogul Peter Thiel backs Trump (and why I changed my mind about trade)

Rebel Staff
 

Until this year, most people didn’t know the name Peter Thiel, but they’ve probably used products or services he’s helped create. He was a founder of PayPal, and the first outside investor in Facebook. He’s also an angel investor in LinkedIn, Yelp and many. 

Needless to say, he’s a billionaire.

And also a Christian and a libertarian and gay man and a lawyer and a banker, with a degree in philosophy.

He was the secret financier behind the Hulk Hogan lawsuit that forced the left-wing website Gawker into bankruptcy.

Thiel is also a Republican in San Francisco. That’s rarer than an albino tiger.

Peter Thiel gave a speech yesterday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., explaining why he supports Trump.

I don’t agree with everything Thiel says. He’s too libertarian and too futuristic for me.

But he has the basics right.

I’ll show you some highlights of the speech so many people are sharing and talking about.

For example, he speaks about an issue that I've changed my mind about in the past year: Trade. (WATCH and find out why...)

NEXT: Our friend, lawyer John Carpay of Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, comes on to talk about a great victory for all freedom loving Canadians, particularly our Rebel viewers, who have been so supportive: 

The BC Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Trinity Western University's Christian law school!

THEN: Jordan Peterson is the University of Toronto psychology professor who is fighting another academic free speech battle — for his right to refuse to use fashionable, "progressive" gender pronouns.

Today he updates us about where his fight with the university (and some of its students) stands today.

FINALLY: Your message to me! 

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commented 2016-11-03 20:18:05 -0400
Spectacular show, Ezra! A whole hour featuring Peter Thiel, John Carpay, Jordan Peterson and Ezra Levant – courageous freedom fighters all! Now that’s content we won’t find anywhere else.
commented 2016-11-02 14:35:39 -0400
ROBERT DICK – Islamists wouldn’t require a ruling; their are plenty of Madrasa’s in Canada as I type, and no-one challenges their tenets and rules without being labeled racist and Islamophobic—it’s not even on the radar. Some of these Madrasa’s have been linked to terrorist groups either through funding, promotion, or though members, and not a peep is raised, except maybe by the HRC against anyone thinking of raising a peep. Censuring Christian institutions to limit Islamic Institutions wouldn’t do a damn thing to the latter, and only serve to further diminish the only realistic idealogical bulwark against Islamofascism.
commented 2016-11-02 13:15:02 -0400
You do understand that the Trinity Western ruling will be used as a weapon by the islamists don’t you? This means they can open all sorts of islamo-centric institutions and they will use this very decision as a force-field to make THEIR shit untouchable. What was that thought about ideas cutting both ways?
commented 2016-11-02 12:44:15 -0400
The imposition of these ‘speech codes’ is barren of any altruism , rather it is a reflection of a ‘progressive’ ideology desperate to submit others to their totalitarian manifesto, obligating people to bend a knee and show deference to their mental illness.A psychiatric disorder given free range and metamorphosing into fundamentalist tenets that the inquisition would have envied. ………psychopaths on the make……..
commented 2016-11-02 11:33:18 -0400
This is my bombshell of contrarian truth……“equal” is an evil word. It is the antithesis of quality, merit, deserve, qualify, justice, discernment, judgement, outstanding, worthy, ….I could go on and on.

I think Walmart should send a naval task force to Hong Kong and force the Chinese to buy trillions of dollars worth of opium in order to restore the balance in trade deficit just like the British did……….:-)

I identify as a lesbian with malignant penis envy trapped inside the body of a male with a big dick and when I say something to you your response will be “YES DADDY” because the lesbian trapped inside of me is really butch.

“White noise” is a racist term…..it is also the name of a record label that records the Swedish singer Saga.
commented 2016-11-02 09:02:39 -0400
@ Carrie Dodds

From what I have read, Carrie, most of the people that post comments here agree with your list.
commented 2016-11-02 05:02:50 -0400
wow i have a long list of trues that no one agrees with me..lets see..trudeau is a communist leader wanna be, notley is turning Alberta into North Korea & climate change is a giant scam & the muslim migration is the one world order elitists way of getting rid of the ones that stand in their way of taking over like Christians & Jews.
commented 2016-11-02 02:32:10 -0400
Ezra…Respectfully, your interview with the professor needs to be outside the paywall. Every person has to here this man, no matter their stance. A brave, principled man, god speed to him.
commented 2016-11-02 02:02:14 -0400
Bob Egli – The Trump populist reform phenomenon is a matter of the shrinking middle class awakening to the fact the whole American system has turned on them, from catering to them to using them like mules and degrading them when they complain. The establishment carries the agendas of everyone but those paying the bills.

Even the liberal side of the middle class has discovered their party has betrayed then – then there’s the crisis level corruption that everyone but dysgenic criminals want cleaned up.

The silent majority is awake and being forced to wise up by the endless revelations of criminal malfeasance in the power structure.

It’s a historic event – a pivot point.
commented 2016-11-02 01:15:22 -0400
It shouldn’t be that hard to choose between Clintons transgressions and Trumps transcendence. Lord God I pray for common sense to prevail
commented 2016-11-02 01:13:24 -0400
DARYL HERMAN I’m with you all the way!
My sentiments exactly, it’s nice to see someone else feels the same way.
I have had enough of Trudeau and his band of thieves.
commented 2016-11-02 00:51:09 -0400
Bill Elder—Your post makes perfect sense if what the polls and media people are correct in saying " that Low Information people like Trump, and the University Grads will vote Hillary. " I believe High Information people will see the truth about Hillary without much effort and therefore vote Trump.
commented 2016-11-02 00:40:32 -0400
God bless you Ezra and Peter, John and Jordan . Fighting an uphill battle that most of us wish we could. Take refuge in the fact that we want to be right there. Thanks for taking the point.
commented 2016-11-02 00:26:30 -0400
Clinton. Lefty’s are the same everywhere, regardless their country of origin. You notice the Muslims employ all the same tactics as the Lefty’s. It’s why they get along so well and the real reason they’ve joined forces. Just birds of a feather flocking together!
commented 2016-11-02 00:22:45 -0400
Jordan Peterson. Count him a hero. I’ll be at the UofT next week and hope to bump in to him. But you MUST watch his episode on TheAgenda. Check out this Prof Matte – the sicko Jordan mentioned who claims science proves there’s no biological sex. Like all Lefty extremists, he doesn’t REALLY believe in science, he just likes to hi-jack it’s moral high ground for his own use! The tables were stacked against Jordan 3-1. So typical of all Lefty media, and thinking they’re oh so clever for this most primordial tactic!! Here it is;

http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/genders-rights-and-freedom-of-speech
commented 2016-11-02 00:16:04 -0400
Something nobody agrees with me on huh? Hmmm. Oh, there was never a “glass ceiling” for women in the workplace.

In my mid twenties I read this tiny article in the Globe. There was a big brewhaha about some guy being named CEO for some company. The issue was, he was only 45. There was a rule of thumb that CEOs should be at least 55. They wanted that life experience, that maturity.

In the late 1800s, women were as independent as they are today. Many not marrying, putting off family, traveling the world (even though they couldn’t yet vote). Then came WWI followed by WWII. By the time WWII was finished, the only thing women wanted to do, was marry and have kids. It was a rush to safety. So of course, they didn’t become CEOs. The next gen (my gen) didn’t suffer that need for safety, and began getting back to normal. That gen wouldn’t hit 55 (CEO age) until 2015. By late 2014, here in Canada, women were Premier to 80% of the population. We had a Women heading the Supreme court, and they were becoming CEOs, putting off kids, traveling and buying condos. In other words, that train, came rolling into town – EXACTLY WHEN I SAID IT WOULD!! (back 20yrs ago). And all the yelling and stomping and demands for special programs by feminists didn’t speed it up – by a single day!!
commented 2016-11-01 23:36:45 -0400
They called Jesus names too. I still haven’t been told why there was no autopsy done on justice Scalia
commented 2016-11-01 23:18:05 -0400
The unanimous decision by the B.C. Court of Appeal reveals how ‘progressive’ the situation is in Ontario with the opposite result by the Ontario Court of Appeal.
commented 2016-11-01 23:11:35 -0400
I stand with Jordan Peterson. This shouldn’t be happening but it really highlights what we’re in for. He is so right. We have to realize that once they start getting away with controlling the language we are one foot into a totalitarian society. It is terrifying to me that so many of our kid’s are so skewed. The day I use those ridiculous pronouns or buy into this nonsense in any way is the day I have given up, and that ain’t gonna happen.
commented 2016-11-01 22:09:15 -0400
Great show. Ezra, you’re the best.
commented 2016-11-01 21:43:06 -0400
Trump is & will win! Should Hillary (the satanic witch) try to underscore this election by her corruption, there will most likely be a civil war – which can quite possibly spill onto Canadian soil – as there are more Patriots living in Canada than what TruDope would ever admit to or count!
We are patriots to Liberty & Freedom – and we will not go away or be shut up. Proponents for the HRC had better start rethinking their agenda – because they will be one of the first organizations to be taken out – should political correctness continue to push the silent majority into a real shouting match – a match us patriots will win.
commented 2016-11-01 21:43:06 -0400
- I heard about Peter Thiel supporting Trump. Not much surprises me in this election anymore. Trump is drawing people from groups that you’d never think would ever vote Republican. Hillary doesn’t have the support of the people. The election fraud has never been this bad & they’re getting caught. If Hillary manages to steal this election it may end up leading to a civil war. It wouldn’t surprise me if her globalist pals throw her under the bus & try to pin all the corruption on her while they cut their losses & look for other ways to push their agenda.

- Great to hear about the Trinity Western University decision. Enough of this war against Christianity.

- Been following the Jordan Peterson story. If “progressives” put as much energy into doing something useful as they do into stomping out free speech, they might accomplish something useful.
commented 2016-11-01 20:59:47 -0400
I don’t know if Thiel’s endorsement is a good thing for Trump. Thiel seems to be all over the ideological and political spectrum to peg him as "libertarian – I think he’s an opportunist more than anything – certainly no friend to the middle class who are driving the Trump anti-establishment revolt.