January 24, 2016

Maclean's quoted a Rebel blogger in their "angry radical right" story. Here's his response.

William HadrianRebel Blogger
 

There’s an old saying: "Don’t throw stones from a glass house." Well, this week Maclean’s seems to be throwing a lot of them.

In it, he refers to The Rebel.media, Ezra Levant, and yes, even me -- that is, my Megaphone blog post on Justin Trudeau adhering to a “decadent and debauched leftist ideology.”

The premise of Patriquin's piece is that conservatives are delusional, disenfranchised, and bear an animosity against Trudeau that is increasingly irrational and out of touch with reality.

Really?

I stand by my blog post: I do believe the Canadian Left adheres to a decadent and debauched leftist ideology.

When the Prime Minister of Canada prioritizes visiting a mosque in Peterborough before addressing the Canadians who were recently murdered abroad by Islamic terrorists, I do believe that such a gesture is decadent.

When math skills appear to be on the wane in Alberta, yet the NDP Premier Rachel Notley’s priority is to issue a “Guidelines for best practices" that lets delusional grown men use girls’ washrooms, I do find that such policies are debauched.

But let’s not stop there.

Let's attack the precise premise of Patriquin's article and his depictions of conservatives. Unlike him, I will not stoop so low as to track down egregious comments on Facebook to try and depict the Canadian Left as crazy. (I don’t need to, and besides, that wouldn’t be too hard).

Instead, let’s look at a few examples from Patriquin's media colleagues, as well as some politicians, who are angry, radical -- and on the Left.    

Patriquin points to Lawrence Witko, a 65 year old caretaker who made a few foul mouthed Facebook comments aboutJustin Trudeau, calling him Canada’s Saddam Hussein and saying, "Trudeau has to go—one way or another, he has to go . . . Lock n Load . . . ”

This incident prompted the RCMP to pay him visit.

Now does an angry 65 year old caretaker really represent the conservative movement in Canada? Doubtful.

Now remember Lyndon Penner, the CBC columnist who tweeted that he’d host a party upon the death of Stephen Harper, who later tweeted that he’d hope Harper would lose an eye on his birthday? Sound radical to you?

Remember Mary Walsh, the CBC's This Hour Has 22 Minutes comedian who dresses up as a valkyrie and berates Conservative politicians outside their house at the wee hours of the morning? Recall her segment where she walked around in ragged clothing in the freezing Newfoundland weather, referring to Stephen Harper as “Heir Harper.”

Is that crazy?

Or how about Elizabeth May, going on stage at a press gallery event, possibly drunk, singing and praising convicted terrorist Omar Khadr?

Someone needs to inform Patriquin that if the Canadian Left want to find crazy radicals, they need only look in the mirror.

What was Patriquin's motive for writing such a piece?

Sure, we know that yahoos with crazy views can pop up on any side of the political spectrum, but why is Maclean’s so eager to depict such views as being innate to conservatives?

It’s called "framing." The Left seeks to frame and brand the conservative movement of Canada as closeted, mentally ill racists full of homophobic, xenophobic and Islamophobic views.

Once they have categorized a movement as suffering from a pathology (as opposed to one adhering to a rational outlook), they’ve essentially silenced conservatives.

The Right now has go on the defensive, rather than concentrating on the issue at hand.

However, a better way to combat such tactics are to expose them, and highlight the Left’s own hypocrisy.

 

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commented 2016-01-30 13:13:57 -0500
Left wing lunatics caused the USSR, Pol Pot’s Cambodia, North Korea, and Mao’s Red China. Right wing lunatics caused some nasty words that made liberals feels bad.

I can admit there are right wing lunatics. But liberals refuse to acknowledge their own lunatics. Why? Probably a heresy against their state religion, I’d suppose.
commented 2016-01-26 18:12:18 -0500
Yeah, comments on blog by the left never go over the top (sarc). It’s the nature of the internet and they damn well know it. Once upon a time people talked this way to each other at the bar, or in the comfort of their own homes. Macleans just doesn’t like that the honest conversation can reach others. The fact someone said “lock and load” lead to the RCMP visiting that person? Seriously? Another reason the RCMP should be disbanded. Have they heard of the concept of exaggerating for effect? Now if that person went into paragraph by paragraph detail on how they would do it, that would be another thing.
commented 2016-01-25 16:06:08 -0500
If you think that’s bad; I’m certain my facebook page has been creeped by intrepid journalists and notes taken on my nefarious Farmville activities.
commented 2016-01-25 14:54:20 -0500
Andrew,

You force me to use personal attacks, because clearly you are retarded and can’t comprehend what you read.

What is so hard to understand here?

Just looking at the comments section with Ezra’s post about this – Rebel commenters have proven Macleans right and Ezra wrong.

Do I have to provide you with a link too?

OK here you go little boy. Read through the comments section.

http://www.therebel.media/everything_maclean_s_got_wrong_about_angry_radical_right?page=5
commented 2016-01-25 07:36:14 -0500
MICHAEL MANN commented 10 hours ago – there you go again MM – personal attacks with no specific examples – just like a socialist – Ezra says thanks for the clicks.
commented 2016-01-25 07:34:15 -0500
WILLIAM HADRIAN – you and fellow Rebel Mediates continue to exclude a much larger segment of Canada that is not Conservative – we are called Independent.

Independents are very similar to Conservatives. Financially, Independents are almost the same. Socially, Independents leave it up to the individuals when it comes to euthanasia, abortion, homosexuality and other less predominant social matters.

The left are a bunch of fuck ups that are able to continuously lie, distort and steal due to the media party’s continuous repackaging and promotion of their crap.

No one under the age of 40 owns a macleans subscription and this will only get worse for macleans. Macleans, without a handout, is dead. The only way for macleans to survive is to turn right – like putting lipstick on a pig – it’s still a pig.

The real battle is with Torstar and Globe and Mail (who are laying off in droves) – one of the same (forget the CBC – they will always exist because of the guaranteed welfare). When the socialists start branding Conservatives and Independents as nazi’s (national socialists and yes, haven’t forgotten your column Margaret Wente), it is time to take these reprobates down.

Love what you do William. Time to rip the Globe and Mail and Torstar.
commented 2016-01-25 02:55:15 -0500
Maclean’s is not incorrect for reporting that there are right wing lunatics out there. Where they were incorrect on, is, presenting a story where it looks like lunatics only come from the right wing.

You have right wing lunatics in Fort Saskatchewan, and you have left wing lunatics in Vermont. And then you have those complete lunatics that were chanting hile Hitler in Calgary, that just did not receive any coverage.

I hope Maclean’s quotes me.
commented 2016-01-25 01:24:35 -0500
Michael go prosecute Greg Elliot for daring to disagree with a feminist and speak his mind. That is not radical at all LMAO!
commented 2016-01-25 01:21:35 -0500
Michael go be a good left winger and jail Linda Gibbons for exercising her freedom.
commented 2016-01-25 01:20:50 -0500
Michael Mann when did this happen, Justin is an idiot and we have good reason to call him that.
commented 2016-01-24 21:52:24 -0500
Michael Mann…wishful thinking…..left and right boils down to a simple divide…..those who suck cocks and those who will not give in to the “peer pressure” to do so……:-)
commented 2016-01-24 21:21:16 -0500
Canadian main stream media shot themselves big time in the foot this recent election. They misrepresented the facts of Harper, to their own political agenda. They lied outright on many issues, and doing so they will never recover and be looked upon as credible again. Main stream media is not here to inform you, but only here to control you.
commented 2016-01-24 21:13:16 -0500
Just looking at the comments section with Ezra’s post about this – Rebel commenters have proven Macleans right and Ezra wrong.

So thanks Rebel commenters for making Macleans job so easy.
commented 2016-01-24 20:24:26 -0500
Looks like Maclean’s has declared war on the rebel. Awesome. And for anybody here that gets your name mentioned in Maclean’s, you should be flattered.
commented 2016-01-24 18:57:54 -0500
Not to worry. Macleans is a dead rag, and only inner circle activists on the far left, and pundits, pay it any attention to it any more. In a few years it will go out of print, and that will be a great day for Canada. Now if we could just speed up the eventual demise of the CBC, and save the tax payers over a billion a year, as well as save us from the ultra left garbage that it spews out. That would be a national holiday, a day….no, a WEEK to celebrate!
commented 2016-01-24 18:09:09 -0500
The Left – have no qualms, and no integrity ,when it comes to stooping Low (dead babies are a bonus for the cause). The Right— must be held to a much higher standard , and make their point -with out stooping.
commented 2016-01-24 17:40:14 -0500
Never chase the truth if it’s not going your way. Much easier to demonize the ones speaking it and shut them down. Lazy left journalism. God forbid we ever hear two sides to anything.
commented 2016-01-24 15:25:25 -0500
rogers/macleans canadas largest pornographers….followed closely by bell..
commented 2016-01-24 15:16:51 -0500
rogers owned macleans has one motive, money, ever since the conservatives tried to limit the powers of the cable cartels ..they (rogers) became a voice for the small minded flock.