December 04, 2018

Apple CEO hates “hate” — so he's banning “divisive” ideas from his company

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


Everyone knows the late Steve Jobs. He was one of the founders of Apple. A genius of course — in computing, in business. But also aesthetics — he rebelled against the IBM mold of thinking. 

IBM's motto was “think”; which is a pretty good motto for a computer company. IBM of course goes back before computers; that motto is over a hundred years old.

So along comes this hippie, drug user, spiritual quester, outsider, dissident named Steve Jobs. And his motto was “think different”.

The entire message there was that being controversial, even a little bit crazy, is OK.

And remember the classic Apple ad that really shook up the world of computing, made back in 1984 (note the year..)? I remember watching this as a child, and truly being inspired by it.

But Steve Jobs is gone, and in his place is someone who is as bland and establishment as is possible; he’s the opposite of Steve Jobs. His name is Tim Cook.

Tonight I'll take you through a speech given by Tim Cook yesterday, at an "anti-hate" rally in New York City.

For one thing, he denounces "hate, division and violence." But those are three very different things.

"Violence"? Apple is one of the world’s biggest vendors of movies — including R-rated movies dripping with violence. Or maybe Tim Cook means committing violence in real life? If so, Tim, we’ve already got a police force.

If he means promoting violence, that’s already a crime too.

And what about "hatred"? Well, hatred is a natural human emotion. If you never feel it, you do not have a healthy personality. The key is what we do with it — can we transform our hatred into something positive? Or, at least, can we burn it off, let off some steam, harmlessly?

(By the way, free speech is the best for that — let people get a grievance off their chest.)

And that other point — "division." By definition, we have controversies in life that divide us. In fact, in parliaments, in congresses, any legislature, another way of saying, “let’s have a vote” is saying, “let’s call for a division”.

So what does that mean, no division? It means:

Tim Cook has decided that he’s going to disagree with you, but you’re the disagreeable one; he hates you, because you’re hateful; and he’s going to throw in the word violence, just because no-one can say they’re in favour of that

Then Tim Cook called Alex Jones a violent conspiracy theorist, but I have never heard of Alex Jones being violent, ever. But again, that’s a deliberate, Orwellian name-calling, isn’t it?

(By the way: A conspiracy theory is a speculation, usually about some hidden collusion. I put it to you that the entire mainstream media is deep into a conspiracy theory about Russia and Donald Trump — it’s been two years, and not a shred of evidence to support it. Whereas some of Alex Jones' conspiracy theories have been proven right...)

There's a lot more, as I'll show you tonight.

But frankly:

How is what he’s saying any different from what Alex Jones himself says — other than Alex Jones usually growls a lot?

Tim Cook has made it official: he’s a censor.

It really is the end of Steve Jobs’s "think different” approach. It really is Big Brother — telling you to be a better you, or else.

NEXT: Thanks to your generosity, we crowdfunded Jack Buckby's journalistic mission to cover the "yellow vest" demonstration in Paris, against Macron's policies. His video reports were truly impressive.

Tonight he joins me to talk about what what he saw and heard, and about reports that Macron is "backing down" from implementing his unpopular carbon tax.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

 

 

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commented 2018-12-06 20:24:28 -0500
Great job, Ezra, on dissecting Tim Cooke’s BS. I was glad that you pointed out his hypocrisy, esp. when he singled out “white supremacy”, but I’m reasonably certain that Rap music’s misogyny and racism will be given a pass. I also wonder if Apple will also target Muslims who use Apple’s so-called platform to spread Islamic supremacy..
commented 2018-12-06 12:08:14 -0500
Listening to the demented depravity, irrationality, virtue signaling, totalitarian dreams and hypocrisy of the left and it’s daily escalation of delusion, and especially from their ‘prominent’ spokesmen, and seeing all the damage to our Western culture and societies they are responsible for, is…enraging! Which encompasses anger, fear, anxiety and frustration.
I think that the reality of this predicament is that the left – en masse – CANNOT see their own culpability in that destruction – and this is the proof that liberalism, progressive-ism or lefty-ism is a mental disorder.
Come on, even the French are starting to get it…
How do we effectively treat and/or counter a mental disorder so pronounced, imbedded and widespread in the population?!
Because if we don’t effectively deal with this juggernaut that has captured the useful idiots and other sheep – all on the left – then that globalist juggernaut will continue to roll over us…unimpeded!
commented 2018-12-05 18:37:41 -0500
So, Tim wants to push his beta male, soy boy, leftist politics onto Apple. Good luck Apple, you’re doomed. What a shmuck.
commented 2018-12-05 13:46:13 -0500
To the tune of the Cat’s meow commercial:
Hate hate hate hate
hate hate hate hate
hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate
hate hate hate hate
hate hate hate hate
hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate
So there. Fuck you Tim Cook and I hate you so very much.
commented 2018-12-05 13:15:39 -0500
Both LIZA ROSIE and myself have both agreed that allowing Maxime Bernier to use the Rebel as a platform could be a winner for for Mad Max and the Rebel…..How about some more of you guys signing on and asking Ezra to at least consider it.
commented 2018-12-05 12:30:37 -0500
- Tim Cook’s message is that if you’re guilty of what he considers wrong-think you have no business buying any Apple product. Steve Jobs got pushed out at one point & Apple almost died. He came back & saved the company but that can’t happen again. Tim Cook may end up being the guy who destroys Apple.

- The carbon tax was implemented in order to pay for all the “free stuff” the government is giving to the invading migrants. This protest won’t be ending anytime soon because they will need to keep squeezing the people for every cent they can get out of them. Great job covering this.
commented 2018-12-05 12:30:30 -0500
Does this mean I have to like female genital mutilation? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to like throwing gays off the roof? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to obey barbaric 6th century laws? Sorry I hate it.

Does this mean I have to like polygamy? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to like misogyny? Sorry I hate it.

Does this mean I should raise my children like snowflakes? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I need to give up my guns? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to be a self-loathing white guy? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to condone the murder of the unborn? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I should support welfare seeking illegal immigration? Sorry, I hate it.

Does this mean I have to support wasting money on the global warming scam? Sorry, I hate it.

Nope, I am just too divisive to own Apple shit from this day forward!
commented 2018-12-05 10:06:14 -0500
Now lets see if they can get Macron to step down.
commented 2018-12-05 10:04:26 -0500
That’s pretty impressive that Macron backed off on implementing his carbon tax. He says ‘for now’.
It shows you the power of the people. It truly was a grievance which reached every political stripe. Everyone was feeling the weight of his taxation. Justin can milk us all for some time to come before the populace will get to that point here, but if he continues it will happen.
commented 2018-12-05 07:28:09 -0500
Robert Hurley said, "@Perter Nerrerville, my friend, it is not ANYONE’S job to police speech. Especially Political Speech! It’s enshrined in the U.S. Constitution. American Speech is still protected…for now. "

I was in no way supporting the restriction of speech.

My question was aimed at those who might read it that might also want some form of speech restriction however limited. The question was meant to provoke them to think about the consequences of wanting some form of speech restriction.

And regarding the US Constitution, well I wish Canada had that type of protection.

Freedom of thought, speech and association is in our Canadian Rights and Freedoms act along with the Constitution act of 1867 taken from the British North America Act, but it does not seem to have the legal binding that the US Constitution 1st amendment does in the US.
commented 2018-12-05 03:36:44 -0500
I need a new cell phone. Too bad apple took out the home button and ear phone jack. But I want to stick with apple. I don’t think Jobs would have let the apple phone go downhill like this. Any suggestions?
commented 2018-12-05 03:07:17 -0500
Things are going badly for the far left climate alarmist Green Meanies who are needlessly imposing energy poverty on average working stiffs. In Ontario the Wynne Liberals were relegated to the dust bin of non-official party status due to the PM Butts inspired disaster that was the Green Energy Act. Notley will soon go down to a resounding defeat and now, Macron is enjoying the fruits of his efforts to impoverish the people of France.
commented 2018-12-05 02:53:18 -0500
They think they are too big to fail. WRONG!
Never cared for Apple anyways.
commented 2018-12-05 02:17:48 -0500
The NFL decided to get out of the business of entertainment and decided to become an SJW/resistance business. That went well didn’t it? Now, Apple pursues this far left fascist anti-free speech agenda at it’s peril. Ezra is right, sell your Apple stock.
commented 2018-12-05 01:04:19 -0500
How come we Canadians are not protesting Trudeau’s carbon tax just as they are doing in France?
They call themselves the ’Yellow Vests", and they wont stop until Macron is GONE!
We passively sit and verbally complain, and by God we wont stop until Trudeau is gone!
commented 2018-12-04 23:51:43 -0500
Good information. You should read a part from 1984 every night. And play a Van Halen riff.
commented 2018-12-04 23:46:12 -0500
Robert Hurley….Although your 1st Amendment would be welcomed in Canada or Europe; it seems to be getting weaker in your Universities. Eg. Ann Coulter or someone even milder goes to Berkeley to speak about Free Speech and the Left tries to burn the place down, and the Police do nothing.
commented 2018-12-04 23:25:12 -0500
Deborah Graupner: I was going to say the same thing about free will. People like this Cook are simply self absorbed – to the core.

Ezra: Excellent insight.
commented 2018-12-04 23:25:02 -0500
Deborah Graupner: I was going to say the same thing about free will. People like this Cook are simply self absorbed – to the core.

Ezra: Excellent insight.
commented 2018-12-04 23:24:48 -0500
I was thinking the same thing Keith. The party is drawing people from across the board. More Max could bring new members to the Rebel. Its not like members from the other parties aren’t invited, they just won’t come on. The Rebel will be accused of everything under the sun from every direction, but whats new; that’s a Tuesday for us. More Max would only be fair in my opinion. Who knows, it might encourage Rempel to come back on(I doubt it).
commented 2018-12-04 23:20:18 -0500
That’s what happens when we run out and buy all the latest gadgets and computer toys, and buy more and more and more.
That’s what happens when computer geeks rule the world.
Disposable society.
commented 2018-12-04 23:16:56 -0500
Trudeau is at least as toxic as Macron. It would be a very good sign if Macron was ousted.
commented 2018-12-04 22:30:55 -0500
Ezra, I am wondering if you would be interested in raising money for a lawyer to stop justinass from letting the UN handle our Immigration and maybe another one for his carbon tax. I would be more than willing to contribute for something like that.
commented 2018-12-04 22:17:04 -0500
Ezra, I viewed both BBC and Red Sky News coverage of the Paris riots and Jack’s coverage beat them both. They were using long lenses and zooming in from a distance, while Jack was right there on the front line….. Can You Hear the People Sing.

Ezra, Maxime Bernier is not getting any coverage by the MSM, how about offering him full coverage on the Rebel, using his video’s. Could gain a lot of new members that way also. Just a thought.
commented 2018-12-04 22:13:37 -0500
Tim Cook is one scary dude. As creepy as it gets. Who made him god? So sick of these politicians and monopolies telling us what is ‘the right thing to do’ The world is a better place without these bogus moralizers. That anyone can think what Cook preaches, is reasonable is beyond me.
“Curation decisions”, code for censorship decisions. Why would we want anyone making “curation decisions” for us? We don’t.

“But who decides what is hate and what is not?” Peter Netterville, that should scare the heck out of everyone. That people clap and cheer Cooks speech is chilling to me. Proves how indoctrinated people already are.
Tim Cook sucks, Apple products suck, I wouldn’t buy them.
commented 2018-12-04 22:08:48 -0500
God gave us free will and a conscience and the ability to express all of our emotions as healthy individuals. This collective preaching from this CEO is setting the stage for more censorship and brain washing for the great unwashed masses. Who were the trained seals clapping for this globalist lunatic?
commented 2018-12-04 22:08:48 -0500
God gave us free will and a conscience and the ability to express all of our emotions as healthy individuals. This collective preaching from this CEO is setting the stage for more censorship and brain washing for the great unwashed masses. Who were the trained seals clapping for this globalist lunatic?
commented 2018-12-04 22:06:09 -0500
With respect to Apple, looks like that 1984 ad makes sense today if played backwards.
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