November 08, 2018

Albertan’s truck sporting “profane” political messages NOT illegal in Canada …. yet

David MenziesMission Specialist

You may recall that a couple of years ago, Andy Styles of Strathcona, Alberta — no fan of Rachel Notley and Justin Trudeau — was in the news due to some profane messages on his truck, displaying his disdain for the Premier and the Prime Minister.


Here at the Rebel, we sometimes make use of Jumbotron-equipped trucks sporting political signage as well, and while I might feel some kinship regarding the targets of Styles’ disdain, the problem was the language he used.

At the time, he told Global News he wanted to shock people, and “show my absolute disgust for both the provincial and federal governments.”

Mission accomplished there!

Some were certainly offended by the language, but an RCMP spokesman told 660 News, “Things that are offensive are not necessarily criminal.”

At one time, this would have been stating the obvious, but with the ongoing war against free speech, things aren’t so clear even two short years later, because some people want the police force to monitor bad taste.

Look at the recent story out of the UK from fellow Rebel Jack Buckby, about six men in England who were charged on suspicion of a public order offence for making a tasteless joke about the deadly Grenfell Tower fire.

The UK cops got it wrong while the Mounties made the right call on Styles two years ago, but considering all the free speech encroachments we’ve seen in the meantime, how long before we look back on the RCMP’s sane decision and refer to that as “the good old days"?

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commented 2018-11-09 05:23:18 -0500
The erosion of speech and property rights will only stop when Canadians demonstrate that they give a shit. But when you have a country such as Canada, where the MSM actually supports suppression of opinion, and the vast majority of farmers remain unconcerned about the erosion of property rights, well, let’s just say that the future ain’t exactly bright.
commented 2018-11-08 23:05:40 -0500
Glen Craig, Fully agree, and I also witnessed Stephen change directions on this subject.
Any recommendations regarding anti-fa especially in S. Ont where they seem to own the Police, therefore run the place ? I have some ideas, but may get arrested if I printed them.
commented 2018-11-08 22:18:58 -0500
We used to let society correct jokes done in bad taste through the application of the cold shoulder. Then we let the nanny state make decisions for us. Eventually anything that isn’t forbidden will be mandatory.
commented 2018-11-08 19:12:16 -0500
@MUTA WEEN…….from my experience as a spokesMAN and advocate for MGTOW I have to disagree….many many many times I have seen the most stalward advocates of civility and reason turned into snarling pit bulls by their encounters with the left….including Stephan Molineaux….my prediction is that Jordan Peterson will be next.

My advice to any and all advocates for our cause…if you are civil the best you can hope for is to be ignored and casually dismissed…….if you post a YOUTUBE video of gameplay in which your cyber character lasos a sufferagette and drags her behind a horse to a swamp where she is then fed to an alligator …that will increase your subscriptions to over half a million.

Contrary to what you are taught….calmly expressed logic and reason neither persuades nor motivates anyone. Even Stephan Molineaux backed down from me on that one.
commented 2018-11-08 18:44:43 -0500
There was what can only be described as an assault on Tucker Carlson’s residence last night by radical leftists. And yesterday CNN’ s Jim Acosta went postal at the Presidents news conference , refusing to relinquish the microphone and intimidating the poor White House staffer with his usual arrogance.
The left is out of control. Silence conservatives at any cost.
We don’t need to emulate them by using profane slogans or displaying I’ll manners .
commented 2018-11-08 18:30:24 -0500
We are on the doorstep of the NWO era of No Speak and our resident idiot JT will have the No Speak law enforced with cruel severity. Say the wrong thing and it will be slammer time.
Lookout Grandma the Speech Police don’t give a dam how old you are they will put you in the Stocks for saying you don’t like Justin’s socks.

The time has come the Walrus said, to talk of many things………
Of Shoe’s and Ships and Ceiling Wax………
Of Cabbages and Kings.

Just don’t say that Justin Trudeau is a Gibbering Idiot or you will be locked up for life.