February 08, 2017

Anti-Fascists vs. Rational People: Is This What “Liberal Tolerance” Looks Like?

Rebel Staff
 

This weekend I went to an event hosted by Students For Free Speech and Generation Screwed at the University of Toronto to discuss issues around free speech and fiscal policy.

The campus event had notable speakers like Psychology Professor Jordan Peterson, MLA Politician Derek Fildebrandt, and our very own Ezra Levant, and obviously, none of the speakers are happy with Canada’s handling of these issues.

This event was entirely intellectually driven. Jordan Peterson spoke about post-modernism. Derek Fildebrandt spoke about the Wildrose party and the future of Canadian Conservatism. We had professors, policy-makers, and even politicians speaking to students and guests about serious issues affecting Canada.

There were people protesting and rioting outside the event. These radical leftists called themselves anti-fascists. Around the time Ezra came to speak, the anti-fascists fought past security guards to storm into the event.

They broke tables, ripped up books, stripped half naked, pulled the fire alarm-- all while yelling, "THIS IS WHAT WHITE SUPREMACY LOOKS LIKE!" and “THIS IS WHAT FASCISM LOOKS!” when we were advocating against fascist policies restricting free speech.

Watch my video to see some of what took place at the event and to hear from some of the speakers.

There’s something mentally perverse with these anti-fascists, especially since labelling us as fascists and white supremacists.

So, what can we take away from this event?

Well, for a start, there are a lot of young violent people on university campuses, who are against discussions around free speech and fiscal policy.

These same young people are likely against Conservatism too, perhaps viewing Conservatives as racist, sexist, homophobic when, in reality, political ideologies are far more complex than their sociology classes have taught them.

In addition, I’ve personally learned firsthand, these anti-fascists are the real terrorizers and are the ones causing havoc at western schools at the moment.

We’ve seen this in UC Berkeley, in NYU and now, U of T. Wherever there’s a discussion about free speech, or the economy, or Conservatism, these local univeristy-grown violent activists will come and they will terrorize those who wish to have a civil discussion.

In this case, we had a perfectly normal discussion about free speech and fiscal policy and the anti-fascists still came and attempted to violently disrupt the event but we still fought on intellectually to discuss the issues that affect us all.

At the end of the day, we got the last laugh because they acted like fools while we talked about the issues and changed hearts and minds.

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commented 2017-02-09 19:23:42 -0500
Anti racism action Canada is the same. They use brown shirt methods to get their point across.
commented 2017-02-09 16:30:23 -0500
NAZI is an acronym for a german phrase that translates as ’The National SOCIALIST Party for the German Worker. Fascism grew out of Socialism.
The Liberal Leftwing Political Correct types mouth words such as; diversity makes us great but apparently not diversity of thought; we are so loving and tolerant unless your views are different.
Back in the pre-war years the NAZIs had groups called Brownshirts who did exactly the same thing as the students in the Liberal Arts programs are doing now. If you are supposedly educated then how can you justify destroying property and assaulting other people. It almost seems that we descending towards a totalitarian state. We already have human rights pseudo courts that restrict what you say. In an article in the National Post it was stated that seven provinces have combined federal/Provincial rates of at least 50%. Add in HST at 15% (Nova Scotia) which is a tax paid on already tax paid dollars and you are at least at 65%. Then you could add in other taxes on already tax paid dollars like property, booze, gas, and carbon and you are starting to get close to a situation where the state takes all your income. And of course the state tells you what you should be thinking because if you do not then you are intolerant and hateful. Of course there are groups of people that rational people find worthy of intolerance. The root causes of this idiocy is the education system which brainwashes all of our young people at the high school and university level.
commented 2017-02-09 13:33:06 -0500
I am not sure why these vandals and rogues term themselves as being on the “left” would it not be better to call a spade a spade by telling the truth, surely by their violent conduct and extreme fascist manner they put themselves firmly on the “right”. Do we not associate people who try to shut down free speech by violence as being on the “right”? People that destroy bus shelters and go around punching rebel journalists in the face in an effort to shut them up I consider to be on the fascist right, would not anyone? People that stand and watch as a fellow human being is being harmed by being kicked and pepper sprayed and therefore condone such actions, surely put themselves on the “far right”, would you not think so? Its as if these leftists (I mean rightists in reality) actually want to be seen as extreme Nazi’s, because they conduct themselves as such. In a way such masked menacing people are shooting themselves in the foot every-time they act with violence and threats, they stupidly choose to be identified with the “Mob” and evidently so. It makes me smile to think that their message is wasted and has no real moral force, because as soon as their inevitable lack of control kicks in, and their punches fly out to hurt the innocent, then I know who they really are, they are fascists, but of course they would consider themselves to be doing the world a favour by ‘informing’ us, however their message is drowned out by HOW they inform us, and that is evidently with violence. I would have some respect for them if they protested peacefully with some dignity and respect, we all have that right in a free society, but as soon as they start smashing car windows and turning over street trash cans, all in a frustrated blind effort to vent their spleens against someone or other, be it you or me, be it The Rebel Show, be it my friends Ezra Levant or Faith Goldie, then we see them for what they are… Extreme Rightists! Come on these jokers can’t truly be considered to be on the “left” not acting the way they do. Let them keep shooting themselves in the foot, for in that way we know who they are, “For by their fruits ye shall know them.”
commented 2017-02-09 01:32:01 -0500
Jay you white supremacist you.
commented 2017-02-09 00:10:28 -0500
Is a group of people of different colours, creeds, genders, abilities or any other mainstream measure of diversity all think the same way are they truly diverse? Only on the surface. Diversity like that is only “skin deep”. Witness the CBC.
commented 2017-02-08 23:59:46 -0500
Ah yes, the definition of words. How the lefties like to play with them. They have some weird thing going on for reality inversion. Slap a name on someone or something that is the reverse of reality. It can be an attempt to silence or promote. Hence all the “phobias” for things they don’t like and claims of anti-fa. They, the most regressive elements the world has seen since Lenin, call themselves “progressive” to try to sucker people in buy making claims in opposition to all reality.
commented 2017-02-08 23:16:59 -0500
Jay, you would have gotten exactly the same reaction any time back to 1984, I was there, I know this for a fact and even the most optimistic members of MGTOW gave up on even attempting to take back academia.

What you did is you walked into Dracula’s Castle to complain about the fact that vampires suck blood. You invaded and desecrated their Holy of Holies. I never thought I would live to see such audacity and I’m a pretty gutsy guy when it comes to this stuff.
commented 2017-02-08 21:58:07 -0500
DEBORAH GRAUPNER commented 4 hours ago
“Peter Netterville – I’ve noticed when I search for the meanings of words online, that there is always an an example using the word, and all have been socialized. I hope people are keeping their dictionaries and history books, because the globalists are changing the meanings of words, and are erasing history to suit their agenda. It’s absolutely disgusting and evil.”

Excellent point. And yes I do regularly check mine, for that reason.
Google changed big time within the last six months to a year.
Whether that’s because I’ve been personally targeted, as a conservative-whatever and algorhythimmed with a virus to bedevil my computer and searches or something, or if this is a general suppression of conservative searches…it’s getting harder to find stuff this conservative is looking for on the internet, conservative stuff. It’s hard to explain.
I’ve seen lot’s of ‘socializing’ meanings of words that come up in that box at the top of Google too.
Wikipedia!?
Scary shyte!
Under attack from everywhere…right in front of our very eyes.

Oh and PETER NETTERVILLE, a main feature of fascism is big business and big government leadership working in league together – just like the crony capitalism we have today that Old Trudeau forced on us, with his socialism.
commented 2017-02-08 21:12:21 -0500
Luv this guy! So much honesty.
commented 2017-02-08 20:52:51 -0500
We must remember that this generation of protestors and so called left wing anti-fascists have grown up in the ‘bullying’ era. They are accustomed to seeing, experiencing and bullying others to get their way. Therefore, they are simply continuing this technique which is now on a larger scale…and still no one is stopping them.
commented 2017-02-08 20:19:32 -0500
“Yes, I noticed that as well. The definitions listed in the online dictionaries are redefined to suite a socialist political agenda. A printed dictionary will have the correct definition.

I have a Webster’s New World Dictionary of American English © 1988."

Agreed. I have a Webster’s New Dictionary and Thesaurus 1990.
commented 2017-02-08 20:05:39 -0500
Antifa, black bloc, blm and eir fellow travellers should be prosecuted under terrorism laws.
What is terrorism after all? Targeted violence to achieve a political end. Explain to me how their actions do not fall within this definition when their own mission and other statements confirm it. President Trump would do his country a great service by declaring these vermin just that and using antiterror laws to sort them out. Welcome to Gitmo “Zack” Smythe-Worthington III,(Of the Seattle Smythe-Worthingtons)! BA in sociology (failed to complete), Poli-Sci (lacking credits), Art history (Dropped). 32 year old basement-dwelling career “student”. Meet Mohammed, the ISIS executioner guy, your new roommate. A review of sedition laws wouldn’t be untoward as well. Love to see some tenured marxist freak’s face when the men with MP5’s kick in the front door of his million dollar home and zap-strap his traitorous ass. And wouldn’t it be nice to see George Soros being hunted down and forced to run? AWWW Baby! Make it happen Donald!
commented 2017-02-08 19:38:58 -0500
The Canadian university; Welcome to the cultural marxist madrassa!
commented 2017-02-08 19:25:09 -0500
Feel sorry for the normal kids, that were raised not to have this brainwashing sink in. Those kids have to go through hell with these nuts at school. Our universities and schools are more like Institutions for the violent and criminally insane. All government funding should be revoked.
commented 2017-02-08 19:01:31 -0500
Liberal tolerance is = to muslim tolerance…..oxymorons
commented 2017-02-08 19:01:07 -0500
These protesters are the losers of society. They join these groups because they are ugly and have no friends. They study Arts and Gender Studies so they will be living with their parents until their parents either die or kick them out. They should get ready for their future job " would you like fires with that"?
commented 2017-02-08 18:27:31 -0500
@ Deborah – "I hope people are keeping their dictionaries and history books, because the globalists are changing the meanings of words, "

Yes, I noticed that as well. The definitions listed in the online dictionaries are redefined to suite a socialist political agenda. A printed dictionary will have the correct definition.

I have a Webster’s New World Dictionary of American English © 1988.

In that dictionary there is no mention of “right wing” or “conservative” politics as being fascist.

fascism – a system of government characterized by rigid one-party dictatorship, forcible suppression of opposition, belligerent nationalism, racism and militarism.
commented 2017-02-08 17:19:47 -0500
Peter Netterville – I’ve noticed when I search for the meanings of words online, that there is always an an example using the word, and all have been socialized. I hope people are keeping their dictionaries and history books, because the globalists are changing the meanings of words, and are erasing history to suit their agenda. It’s absolutely disgusting and evil.
commented 2017-02-08 17:19:20 -0500
The new fascism is putting road closed signs up because a massive sink hole has developed a mile down the road. The anti-fascists are the idiots that scream Fascist Pigs at the road crew as they bust through the barriers and drive down the road to their doom.
commented 2017-02-08 17:03:08 -0500
No mention of any arrests for causing a disturbance or trespassing. And pulling a fire alarm is an offense as well. The long road to incarceration for these fools begins with the simple and mundane charges.
I am totally disgusted that these simpletons are using the word fascism as a slogan without any knowledge or care for the true fascism that the Greatest Generation went to war to repel . A complete inversion of reality.
Good report but please take care and keep your head up Jay.
commented 2017-02-08 16:58:33 -0500
For the benefit of the learning-impaired, and you know who you are, “Fascism” is totalitarian socialism – no more no less that is the historically correct definition – you leftists accept the vilest part of fascist civil repression in stifling dissent to your despotic dogmas.
commented 2017-02-08 16:52:32 -0500
“The Fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists” – Winston Churchill

Prophetic???
commented 2017-02-08 16:28:42 -0500
These universities are becoming cesspools and swamps that badly need draining…
commented 2017-02-08 16:24:23 -0500
That girl who said that “the left cannot be fascist, look it up in the dictionary” is as stupid as they come.

Fascism can be attributed to any political leaning because it’s main characteristics are intolerance, authoritarianism, totalitarianism, dictatorship, despotism, and autocracy.

Most of those characteristics are being demonstrated by those that call themselves “anti-fascists”.

The anti-fascists are the new fascists.
commented 2017-02-08 16:22:07 -0500
These kids have been whiteboards since kindergarten for those in teaching and administrative positions to write on while continually erasing what was learned at home. At university age, they’re ready for action. Here they have been encouraged by those in authority to do some real damage. Add to that the fact that someone is paying these thugs to do their worst, knowing there will be no interference from the government and little from law enforcement. Now we have a violent faction of the population turned loose on the population. University officials and guilty professors need to be brought up on charges of inciting violence. Police need to put down violence where and when it occurs. This does not mean policing the internet and pulling people out of their homes at 2am for something they wrote online. It means making sure that people have the right to speak freely at universities or any venue without being physically attacked by hoards of violent Lords of the Flies. Where is the leadership in this country?
commented 2017-02-08 15:54:34 -0500
Wow!! Thanks Jay for showing us the true nature of what passes for education in our universities today.
Thank goodness I don’t have any school aged children lol. Not a chance in hell I’d let them anywhere near a university campus today. The garbage that they promote, the hatred for daring to have an opinion, I weep for the future of this country. I remember when I was in school they actually taught us HOW to think, not WHAT to think.
commented 2017-02-08 15:47:15 -0500
Campus feminists and Women’s Studies professors have been inciting hatred for decades. This is the result of feminist domination of university campuses