July 23, 2015

Another day, another liberal double standard: Why do we always bring a knife to a gunfight?

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

Hey, did you hear about that thing that happened where a leftist did something bad and got away with it, but if it had been a conservative doing the exact same thing, everyone would have flipped their lids? Isn’t that just the worst double standard? Aren’t you so mad about that thing that you could potentially do something about it, but won’t because you know in the back of your mind that nobody will support you? 

Yeah, me too. Seems like all we do some days is cover up and defend ourselves against assaults from the left, writing about double standards on our blogs, hoping  that the world at large will wake up and say, “My God, they’re right! Never again will the Media Party pull the wool over my eyes!”

The left loves to talk about invisible conspiracies with enormous amounts of power that spend all day, every day, oppressing the underclass, but even if they won’t admit it, there’s a very good reason why they go after out-of-touch white males instead of, say, ISIS. The social justice warriors are bullies, and we know this because they understand the pecking order very well and only attack those who look weaker than them.

We’re a couple of weeks past the Catherine Porter fiasco, but this much seems clear to me at this point: Catherine Porter did what she did because she didn’t think she was going to get called on it, and even if she was called on it, she knew nothing would change. Now, with the benefit of hindsight, let me ask you all: Is she wrong?

Well obviously she was wrong to do what she did, but was she wrong to think she’d get away with it? Did anything change? She still has her job, the newspaper she works for isn’t any less committed to stomping conservatives than it was, and we’ve all moved on to complaining about something else. What was the net gain for the right, exactly, and what exactly did we expect to happen?

One side in this so called culture war gets third party advertising right. The other does not. One side asks for “safe spaces” where their nonsense goes unchallenged. The other does not. One side prints newspapers that have Atkinson Principles dedicated to “afflicting the comfortable and comforting the afflicted”, and the other does not. One side openly claims that some lives are worth more than others, and…well, I think you get the picture. Not much of a war, is it?

To be clear, I am not advocating that we adopt the thuggish tactics of the left…because doing that would be incitement, and we don’t want to be lawfared out of existence. OH GOD PLEASE DON’T SUE US. All I’m saying is that, for a movement with so many freedom of speech advocates, there are precious few who dare to dream of conquering the culture piece by piece.

For example: we call for the privatization of the CBC all the time, but when we’re dealing with the Toronto Star (which is a private corporation, by the way) we seem to be OK with the editorial board allowing Ezra to have a letter in the paper and issuing a half-hearted apology where the Porter fiasco is referred to a “dispute” as if someone, somewhere, somehow is still disputing the facts of the case.

But then I find out that the Globe & Mail has never even asked Ezra for a rebuttal, and it makes sense immediately. When you’ve been bullied so long, been down so long, it all looks like up to you.     


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commented 2015-07-25 05:32:12 -0400
I cared quite a bit about the Catherine Porter fiasco, and was one of a few hundred people that wrote The Star to say so, hence Public Editor Kathy English’s response piece about The Star’s journalistic standards.
commented 2015-07-25 05:29:08 -0400
“even if Porter is completely in the wrong”, huh? Don’t you see how that kind of statement just reveals your own close-minded, anti-Ezra bias?
commented 2015-07-24 01:55:08 -0400
The problem unfortunately is that the majority of Canadians either hate Ezra Levant per a poll that was done on the most hated Canadians or don’t give a shit about him, so ultimately no one cares about the Catherine Porter story.

If the story was about a conservative – who is well liked, then the story probably would have had more traction. But even if Porter is completely in the wrong, you are not going to find sympathy from Canadians over someone that they think is a fucking douchebag.
commented 2015-07-24 00:22:27 -0400
Its been 5 years.
Internet only.
commented 2015-07-23 23:07:31 -0400
The left are out of their minds. I can not tolerate them anymore. I have given up my cable because of the left invasion. I don’t get the news paper. I have gone wayward to the net. If others had enough with the bias reporting of the left, you can to do the same. Lets hit the cable companies in the pocket book and give up cable.
commented 2015-07-23 22:02:03 -0400
I’m kinda with you. I wished publicly for a demonstration at the venue D. Suzuki was giving a speech at in Saskatoon, another one for slick Willy when he came to town for his hundreds of thousands of dollars. I would myself but I don’t live in a city and (I suspect this is the problem) I work. I can’t help but wonder if there isn’t at least a handful, maybe as many as FIFTY (gasp!) conservative thinkers in a place the size of Toronto the Great who could maybe give the lefties a taste of their own? I would LOVE to see a handful of placard waving megaphone holding Rebels asking Trudeau, loudly, if he supports Omar Khadr’s intention to run for the Liberal party! It might even get ugly, but then the MSM would have to pay attention, and it wouldn’t be just the Conservatives with the rep for “enticing” violent reactions by hosting “inflammatory” events. I’m referencing the “Draw Mohammed” thing, in case you missed it.
I suspect it’ll never happen. Not because it shouldn’t. Because we, as conservatives, suffer one flaw that won’t allow this to happen. We’re just too damn industrious to waste our time at some political thing, no matter how important. Finding a job, keeping that job, doing good at that job, all these things are more important than politics. We don’t want to be “those guys” who go to those rallies, and we don’t want to be seen as those guys either. You know that uniquely Canadian attribute of politeness? That’s conservative. That’s us. We see the dichotomy and the rudeness of yelling “Get a job!” to the losers on the other side of the street. I doubt if they would, though.
commented 2015-07-23 18:47:30 -0400
“The Globe and Mail never even asked Ezra for a rebuttal”.

Why? Over the past several years the editorial quality at the Globe has steadily gone downhill. More and more, the newspaper doesn’t even bother to try to introduce conservative opinion into its content. The editorials, news reports and virtually all op-ed columns are uniformly left wing. Virtually all letters-to-the-editor are left wing. As a result, the paper has become stale. There is no variety of opinion. Ironically, the on-line Globe’s opinion section is called “Globe Debate”. What debate? Virtually all opinion is the same, drab boilerplate stuff. This is why Ezra is not invited to contribute an opposing point of view at the Globe. The wretched paper is afraid of fresh ideas. — David Murrell in Fredericton