September 06, 2016

Back to school SPECIAL: Coddled students and campus craziness

Tiffany GabbayRebel Host

“If everyone is special, then no one is….” Who would have thought that a quote from a kids movie called “The Incredibles” would prove so insightful. Tonight we’ll take a look why today’s generation insists on being coddled like babies.

Learn about the schools that are trying to eliminate competition and “hurt feelings” altogether — and the major U.S. university that has put students on notice: No “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces” there!

Joining me to talk about this is Professor Gad Saad, the Research Chair in Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences and Darwinian Consumption at Concordia University.

Then we switch gears and look at how Hollywood has lost its way. As society dumbs down, so-called comedies are nothing more than slapstick potty humor. When I’m not being grossed out, I’m being lectured to about political correctness.

My next guest has a much better handle on all this than I do. He is an award-winning journalist and co-director of the Denver Film Critics society, Christian Toto.

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commented 2016-09-18 18:15:11 -0400
Culture can change borders and we must watch it, know it and deal with it.
commented 2016-09-09 17:05:29 -0400
Thank you Sandra and John! Very appreciated!

And thank you all for watching and commenting!

Jack Pallance (great screen name btw!): INSANE what your wife just experienced. A student apologized for eating ribs?! This is just the kind of lunacy we try to keep exposing… I hope sanity will one day prevail again!

Jay Kelly: I understand Rebel’s audience is predominantly Canadian and whenever possible I always bring on Canadian guests and to provide insights and perspectives. With regard to movies I think that’s universal somewhat, no? The idea being whether American or Canadian, we can all relate (or not relate in many cases!) to the messages and themes in these movies…. I’ll never be able to provide Canada-focused news as well as my colleagues like Ezra, Faith and Lauren, but hope viewers will find that most of themes I cover are universal and apply to us all.

Thanks again, everyone!
commented 2016-09-09 16:50:52 -0400
To MARK MACFADZEN: thank you! I’m very glad you liked the show. reported on several of the incidents I cite in this show, including the bit on color coded name tags at Virginia Tech here: that’s backed up on the Facebook page of Virginia Tech’s Intercultural Engagement Center here:

Here’s a link to the story about Champlain College handing out the “gender pronoun” pins:

Georgetown’s reparations

Hope this helps!
commented 2016-09-09 16:38:57 -0400
Tiffany, watched your show for the first time today. REALLY GREAT! I love your point of view and you present it very well. Great interview with Professor Saad.
commented 2016-09-08 17:39:08 -0400
Deborah, it was the master plan hatched by the Communist Party decades ago. Once they got our kids it was only a matter of time.
commented 2016-09-08 12:21:04 -0400
In this picture, you need a magnifying glass to find any white people. Maybe the smart ones are being educated in the trades, and are boycotting the Marxist training centers altogether. Or maybe they are keeping the white people out by selecting who can attend, base on their racism against white people.
commented 2016-09-08 12:16:39 -0400
Jack – and the brainwashing continues. We the people, who are paying for these liars, need to sue the schools that are promoting this leftwing BS.
commented 2016-09-08 11:37:57 -0400
So my wife, a middle aged woman, got back from her first full day of her teacher’s program at University. Here is some of the madness she told me about. These guys are still stuck on old liberal talking points.

1) The program leader started off by thanking the first nations for letting the University use their land rent free for all these decades, since they are the true owners of all the land in Canada.

2) They had an exercise to get to know each other so talked about food. One student actually apologized for having ribs the night before, knowing it might offend vegetarians.

3) The same teacher proclaimed that if there was a national emergency the native people would be able to live off the land a lot better than white people (tell that to the native kids who go to school without breakfast)
commented 2016-09-07 21:19:07 -0400
- A generation of weakness. Snowflakes being indoctrinated by fools.

- As Hollywood caves more & more to SJWs it becomes less & less creative & less & less watchable. It may have something to do with the big studios being owned by multinational corporations as well.
commented 2016-09-07 15:12:16 -0400
JAY KELLY commented 14 hours ago
Probably someone writing for The Rebel should be more focused on Canada. Tiffany Gabbay knows that and she knows the Canadian viewers tendency toward U.S. movies.
Did you not notice that the professor Tiffany interviewed was from Concordia, which last time I checked is in Canada? Since this is live on the world wide web, why shouldn’t she be able to bring a different perspective? I hope you didn’t get a trigger warning and have to curl up in the fetal position until the bad people went away.
commented 2016-09-07 10:07:06 -0400
Hi Gabby, do you have a list of some of the sources you use in your presentation. Example of the bizarre colour wrist bands a university was using. Thanks … enjoyed your program
commented 2016-09-07 10:01:29 -0400
Bravo Zulu best comment yet. very interesting interview last year with a president of a drilling company in alberta. He stated they seek out farm kids and the ones you described in your comment because they are far and above the most intelligent hardest working and can handle almost all situations presented to them. They don’t need a safe place, they learn from mistakes, and don’t burst into tears at the drop of a hat.
commented 2016-09-07 09:56:18 -0400
commented 2016-09-07 09:54:34 -0400
ha ha these so called educated students will be helpless in the working world. They will be told they are not special and likely will end up doing nothing because they are not prepared. Life is not like these places where you are coddled. Life is hard and not fair sometimes but the tough get over it and move on to bigger and better things with there lives. If they are going to rely on a safe place in the working world they wont be working very long. they will get there ass fired and someone who is tough and prepared for the world will take there place. The more they listen to some of these useless professors the worse it will get for them.
commented 2016-09-07 09:25:48 -0400
I would like to give people more credit, but I think many form their political and societal views from movies. It is the brainwashing that is so concerning. I can’t watch movies with Leo DiCaprio, Penn, Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Matt Damon and the list goes on. If these actors knew what was good fro them they would keep their mouths shut. Sean Penn always looks like he is going to burst out crying. These actors need their safe space.
commented 2016-09-07 01:14:04 -0400
Probably someone writing for The Rebel should be more focused on Canada. Tiffany Gabbay knows that and she knows the Canadian viewers tendency toward U.S. movies.

If you are looking for an extreme opinion you are ten times more likely to find in in the U.S.
commented 2016-09-07 00:27:50 -0400
Awesome show. Would have been perfect if Clint Eastwood could have had his two scenes about movies. Or Quentin Terentino. But I’m sure those are hard interviews to get.
Good Job Tiffany.
commented 2016-09-07 00:04:02 -0400
Being coddled means you are not free.
commented 2016-09-06 22:37:13 -0400
I have an idea that might help desensitize some of these easily triggered snowflakes. Slap a straight jacket on them and strap them into a chair with their eyelids pried open, like in “Clockwork Orange.” Then make them watch Frederick Forrest’s entire performance in “Falling Down,” which can be seen in these two brief You Tube clips:
Make them watch it over and over until they stop crying and promise to grow up.
If that doesn’t fix ’em, nothing will.
commented 2016-09-06 22:04:16 -0400
I did not watch the show – just read the article………….

My neighbour refuse to allow his kids to bring home “participation trophies” They are banned from the house.

Says he does not want to raise weaklings.

“It is good to win and alright to lose – as long as you plan and work to do better next time.”

Great kids – polite – not afraid to sweat when they work – and not afraid to stand up and go against the grain. And they actually read and listen to the news and have informed opinions.

The oldest is only 17 and could easily teach current events at any university.

I taught them all to shoot – including the 14 year old girl. And damn! Is she a great shot!

No snowflakes in that crew.

Bur that is what it takes – leaving the kids to those idiots who now like to be called “educators” is akin to child abandonment in my mind.

Work your kids. Make them read and sweat and take them outside – and not just the postage stamp back yard. Camp, fish, hunt – get them a job on a farm so they can see breeding, birth – life and death.

It is reality.

Parents do not let kids become snowflakes – if they do they simply get what they deserve – weak trash that are not much to be proud of.

Best to all.