October 17, 2015

Libertarian Party leader tells Trudeau: "Read a book" to learn the principles of freedom

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator
 

The Libertarian Party of Canada was at the CBC Headquarters in Calgary to promote their public awareness campaign – “Sell the CBC.” 

The party showed up with 50 signs and planted them right on the front lawn, to many honks and waves from passersby.

Tim Moen, leader of the party, says that the CBC is a waste of tax dollars that could be spent on more important expenditures. His Director of Communications, Trevor Schmidt, agrees.

Former UFC fighter and supporter Nick Ring thinks that the money spent on the CBC is better kept in his pocket.

I also asked Moen what he thinks of Justin Trudeau’s increases in funding to the CBC – watch to catch his parting words.

 

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commented 2015-10-19 14:23:21 -0400
“Resident Troll”?
E tu, Token?
commented 2015-10-19 13:43:55 -0400
I wish there was a Libertarian candidate in my riding.
commented 2015-10-19 13:09:47 -0400
“THERE’S A LEVEL OF ADMIRATION THAT I ACTUALLY HAVE FOR CHINA, BECAUSE THEIR BASIC DICTATORSHIP IS ALLOWING THEM TO ACTUALLY TURN THEIR ECONOMY AROUND ON A DIME.”

- JUSTIN TRUDEAU, JULY 2014

CANADIANS, READ THAT QUOTE THREE TIMES AND THINK BEFORE YOU VOTE. NO DICTATORSHIP HERE!
commented 2015-10-18 22:47:09 -0400
I’ve seen many posts where Terry calls people out for generalizations, etc. If it’s a right winger complaining about a left winger, the right winger is invariably going to make some kind of characterization about left wingers in general, which he then demonstrates how that doesn’t apply and is wrong. And yet … “On this site, in discussions in which I’ve been involved, some respondents seems to be convince that the Left is a Force of Darkness which stands for the destruction of everything we hold dear. Anyone who fails to oppose every tenet advanced by “The Left” is therefore either a dupe or a demon. In another thread, for example, I am currently being accused of plotting the destruction of our country and our culture.”. So, discounting one example coughVladcough this statement is a petard, and our resident troll is hoisted on it. Says I. Terry…?
commented 2015-10-18 22:17:30 -0400
Sell the CBC, SAP. If, God help us, the PC’s should loose the Election, then the CBC or the individuals responsible for it’s content, should be Sued for all the falsehoods that have been transmitted by this propaganda machine.
As a tax payer, I strongly recent having my tax money being spent on CBC Bullsht.
commented 2015-10-18 22:03:49 -0400
Francis Marion;
Did you ever try Jazz FM 91.1. First started in the early 1960s by Students at the University of Toronto, who built their own transmitters and antenna. at first it could only be received by listeners in the Toronto area. Later with better equipment, the signal strength grew. It is now the most listened to Jazz radio station in the world, due to it being streamed on the internet. 24/7 Jazz, with hardly any commercials at all. Hook your PC up to your Stereo for perfect sound.
commented 2015-10-18 20:03:42 -0400
As a Rebel Media fan I watch videos regularly and appreciate the host of amateur bloggers, journalists and contributors of all sort. One piece of criticism is that all the interviews were conducted on the street. I understand that the “guests” probably wanted their signs in the background" but I found the traffic distracting and it diminished the message being conveyed.
commented 2015-10-18 16:03:40 -0400
“…The fact is, the brave new world being forced on us by whomever ‘controls’ the lefty elites of the chattering classes, will in fact become a dystopian nightmare – just like it always does…”

I’d bet you’re right about the outcome, DAN MANCUSO. But stuff is “forced upon us” for one reason: there is no resistance to it.
commented 2015-10-18 14:46:04 -0400
“you could also apply your gift to where it is desperately needed – the Media Party.”
Thanks for the kind words, Dan. And I do, or try to, in a few different ways, some of which you’d approve of, some of which you probably wouldn’t. :)
commented 2015-10-18 14:27:41 -0400
TERRY RUDDEN ;
Thanks for acknowledging that Terry, but really, it was merely the truth. As a Christian and a conservative I feel duty bound to speak the truth – even if it casts me in an unflattering light, because the truth is what is important, not our egos and ideologies. Which is why I get my ‘news’ from sources like THEREBEL, WND, PLD, Canadian Cincinnatus, Howard Galganov, etc. and not the Media Party, whose problem is a lot more than just a lefty bias. (and Fox News is merely the MSM’s version of conservative)
The best service you can render here Terry is to keep us conservatives honest and on our toes, a foil like that becomes necessary when complacency and narrow thinking can set in, so you could actually help prevent that from happening here, or even better, you could also apply your gift to where it is desperately needed – the Media Party.
As for accusing Bill Elder of Manichaean Dualism, I watched a black and white TV for years when I was a kid in the 50’s and 60’s, it was simple god-guys and bad-guys. Colour came along and things sure looked a whole lot different, heros in white hats became anti-heros, women started acting like men and life was a whole lot more complicated and confusing. When stereo arrived, well, it just wasn’t the same any more. Nothing was recognizable on TV. Men started acting like women, women began hating men, people started going a little nuts. That is all directly related to the era of PET and LBJ, and our society’s and culture’s have gone downhill ever since.
The fact is, the brave new world being forced on us by whomever ‘controls’ the lefty elites of the chattering classes, will in fact become a dystopian nightmare – just like it always does…
“Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” George Santayana
commented 2015-10-18 13:54:26 -0400
Hyacinth: I’m a writer and an editor, and I choose my words with care (although I’m a sloppy proofreader online). “Manichean” was intended to hint at the inflation of a political difference into a grand, moral battle. “Machiavellian” is just about tactics.
On an interesting note of trivia, my wife and I visited Machiavelli’s tomb in Florence last year. Did you know he is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce, along with Michelangelo, Galileo, and Rossini? Can you imagine the midnight conversation among those ghosts?
commented 2015-10-18 13:39:57 -0400
Terry,
In that context your post makes sense, however, it would not have been the term that I would have chosen, but to each their own.
I do not see it as a conflict between light and darkness but rather a stark difference of opinion that may get overly zealous in exchange (posting).
commented 2015-10-18 13:26:47 -0400
Bill,

I hate to wake you from your slumber, but every single poll – including The Rebel’s has had a majority of Canadians supporting the CBC.

The very reason why Stephen Harper isn’t doing anything about the CBC, except given them more funding than Liberals have in the past, is because he would lose on that issue alone – if he started spewing about how he is going to defund the CBC.
commented 2015-10-18 13:14:07 -0400
Hyacinth: I meant Manichean, a belief that the universe is a battle between the forces of light and darkness. I’ve noted that at the stupider extremes of political discourse, both on the left and on the right, there is a tendency to equate the opposition with Absolute Evil, and one’s one affiliation with absolute virtue. On this site, in discussions in which I’ve been involved, some respondents seems to be convince that the Left is a Force of Darkness which stands for the destruction of everything we hold dear. Anyone who fails to oppose every tenet advanced by “The Left” is therefore either a dupe or a demon. In another thread, for example, I am currently being accused of plotting the destruction of our country and our culture.
commented 2015-10-18 13:12:05 -0400
George Luck said, “I have no problem with the CBC broadcasting all the socialist garbage they want. I just object to the fact that tax payers are forced to pay for it. CBC should be self funded. Then they could fairly sink or swim.”

Totally agree. But you see there are those that freak when people mention to defund the CBC, such as our resident socialists. The thing they reveal in their shrill objection is that they know the CBC could not survive on its own as a socialist/wannabe communist broadcaster if it had to raise its own funds.

Few if any of the 52% of Canadians who want the CBC would invest their own money in it, but they are fine with everyone paying for it. Me thinks it makes them warm and fuzzy to know they can force those who do not want to pay for the CBC to pay for it anyway.
commented 2015-10-18 12:55:48 -0400
“Then you’ve unfortunately bought into the cartoonish, Manichean version of political reality that seems to define so much of the Rebel universe. That’s regrettable, but it must make your life a little simpler.”

Terry, did you not mean Machiavellian version? Machiavellian: being or acting in accordance with the principles of government analyzed in Machiavelli’s The Prince, in which political expediency is placed above morality and the use of craft and deceit to maintain the authority and carry out the policies of a ruler is described :characterized by subtle or unscrupulous cunning, deception, expediency, or dishonesty,
i.e.: He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead

Or did you really mean “Manichaean” version: Manichaean: A dualistic religious system with Christian, Gnostic, and pagan elements, founded in Persia in the 3rd century by Manes (circa 216-circa 276) and based on a supposed primeval conflict between light and darkness. It was widespread in the Roman Empire and in Asia, and survived in eastern Turkestan (Xinjiang) until the 13th century.
Which if this is the case then your reference is lost on me.
commented 2015-10-18 12:33:51 -0400
Francis Marion….try ckua.com. If you like that kind of programming this is for you. Funded thru donations and great music. Not commercial radio and if you heard the same song in a month it would be shocking. How many times do you have to listen to " sweet home alabama". Get rid of the CBC. For 1.1 billion a year we could have 10 state-of-the-art jets bought and paid for. 5 yrs we could have a flee of 50 and something our country could use in this day and age.
commented 2015-10-18 12:18:06 -0400
Incidentally, Bill: you’ve takenh a sudden downward turn from caustic but smart respondent to stupid and abusive. Something wrong?
commented 2015-10-18 12:16:07 -0400
Bill:
" I have difficulty believing you share ANY libertarian ideals."
Then you’ve unfortunately bought into the cartoonish, Manichean version of political reality that seems to define so much of the Rebel universe. That’s regrettable, but it must make your life a little simpler.
commented 2015-10-18 11:49:44 -0400
Da Silva chirps = "If the people wanted CBC gone – it would be gone "

Hahahahaha LOL – that zinger alone was worth the price of admission to your one man geek show.

Canadians are largely unaware of the CBCs budget, when they are made aware polls show +60% want its budget cut. Personally I hate to see it in the horrible decline it is in now – I used to watch and listen quite a bit but not the last few years or so and lately I don’t even catch a hockey game on it.
It is obvious this crown corp has been horrendously mismanaged and misused and become redundant.
I tend to support cutting funding and having it replaced by viewer funding, like PBS – it will sink or swim on its own merits and take its proper niche in the Canadian broadcast spectrum proportional too its support. We will see if the friends of CBC are willing to put their money where their mouth is. Viewer pay will effect the CBC anyway when cable providers deregulate their “channel packaging” services to pay for channels watched service.
commented 2015-10-18 11:24:07 -0400
The CBC is proof of the fact that the majority of Canadians will support any political party that promises them more ‘free stuff’ than the other parties. The CBC is the feel good ‘soma’ that assures that the choice of government dependence is the best: that socialism is the only answer to Canada’s alleged problems and that nobody is capable of success without help from the government. The proof of that is that the Liberals and NDP can actually find anyone to vote for them.

I have no problem with the CBC broadcasting all the socialist garbage they want. I just object to the fact that tax payers are forced to pay for it. CBC should be self funded. Then they could fairly sink or swim.
commented 2015-10-18 11:19:10 -0400
Rudden, I have difficulty believing you share ANY libertarian ideals as I see you constantly support big intrusive government, exclusive political cabals (party systems) and private wealth redistribution (state sponsored extortion) via socialism in the guise of Liberalism.
But I suspect your political affiliations are not the only thing you misrepresent.
commented 2015-10-18 10:34:11 -0400
Drew: “You and the left are the ones who mollycoddle them and the when the reform to better the lives of natives are brought forth you and the left have a cow.”
Say NO to drugs, Drew.
commented 2015-10-18 10:31:17 -0400
Dan Mancuso: thanks, that’s a generous statement.
I share many Libertarian ideals, but the notion of a Libertarian “Party” has always struck me as ironic, in the same was as the notion of an Anarchist “Party”.
commented 2015-10-18 08:04:52 -0400
Linda Cayer commented,
“I do not want one nickel of mine going to the CBC and the likes of David Suzuki who has been slurping up cash from tax payers for decades. . They are killing this country with their propaganda. Take the money from them and give it to our Veterans or elderly. Enough is enough.”

I agree with Linda 100 percent. Over the decades I have noticed how CBC went from reporting the news to fabricating news. How Suzuki went from a garden variety nut to a very wealthy lunatic in part by the efforts of Liberal elitists at the CBC. Suzuki hit an all-time low trying to make little children scared: http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/rex-murphy-give-us-money-or-santa-gets-it and let’s not forget his political meddling http://www.torontosun.com/2011/09/20/suzuki-foundation-in-election-controversy CBC is nothing but a hotbed full of political moonbats that are intent in the destruction of Canada: CBC is a parasite that is slowing killing its host (see link for a metaphorical examples:http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/parasites-turn-their-hosts-zombies http://io9.com/12-real-parasites-that-control-the-lives-of-their-hosts-461313366 )

In this day and age of the internet and advanced technology the CBC is nothing but a useless financial drain to the Canadian taxpayers. Stop all taxpayer funds to CBC, enough is enough. Redirect the yearly 1.1 billion of tax dollars to those that need it such as the Veterans and low income elderly as mentioned by Linda. If the CBC is a necessary source of news as they (at the CBC) claim then removing all taxpayer funds is not an issue, they’ll manage to stay afloat on their own by the viewers willing to support them.
commented 2015-10-18 07:50:49 -0400
Well, selling the CBC is a silly idea – the only way a potential purchaser would be interested would be to keep the government funding in place. The solution is simply to defund it. Let it sink or swim. It isn’t going to happen of course – no one has the guts. And besides, if average Canadians have no concern (or is it awareness?) about important stuff like the public debt load on their shoulders, then they certainly aren’t very worried about a ere billion pissed away on the CBC.

And, as for the Libertarian Party, it has some sound principles (free speech, property rights) sandwiched between downright impractical lunacy. I get the impression that their policy writers are either old dopers or simmering anarchists.
commented 2015-10-18 05:34:48 -0400
Jimmy, I remember one of the first lessons I learned at Canadian Press that once and for all shattered the illusion of the noble crusading journalist was that if you could afford about four square inches of advertising…you could buy silence….and if your owned the newspaper it just went without saying. The CBC was supposed to be the cure for that…..the medicine isn’t working because it became contaminated with political ideology when journalism changed from apprenticed craft to academic pseudoscience. So it’s time for a new prescription.
commented 2015-10-18 03:25:59 -0400
What part of “could be spent on more important expenditures.” don’t you understand DeSilva? Dumping a redundant money losing crown corp is sound management.
commented 2015-10-18 03:24:26 -0400
Jimmy Da Silva millionas go to
CBC online???? LMAO yeah sure they do
commented 2015-10-18 03:23:32 -0400
Also more Canadians against Niqab face hiding as well Jimmy , but the CBHC still kisses radical Islams ass