June 20, 2019

“Canada has lots of social issues” to address before attacking Americans

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

I'm here in Washington D.C. today to cover Justin Trudeau's day trip to the White House, so I asked a few people for their opinions on Canada and our Prime Minister.

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commented 2019-06-26 10:46:01 -0400
And yet you use their terms in the same way they do. Perhaps your frog is boiled?
commented 2019-06-22 15:00:29 -0400
AL PETERSON – I respectfully disagree that I am letting either the left or the right define the terms I am using.
commented 2019-06-21 18:51:04 -0400
James, your definition is not accurate. You are using the Left’s definition. A phobia is properly defined as the irrational fear of something. Disagreeing with homosexuality or immigration or islam does not make person a “-phobe”. I am not afraid of immigrants nor homosexuals- I have both in my family. I do have a fear of islam but there is nothing irrational about it. History and current experience bear this out.

The left resorts to the libel of the label as the move of first resort. Hence the Liberal meme I posted earlier. I’d like to keep track of news reports for a few days and see if anyone who ever disagrees with a Lefty is ever not called a “-phobe” or an “-ist”.

Why do you let the Left dictate the terms of discussion? Who made them the arbiters of truth and love and all definitions? No one. They simply claim it like the explorers of old stabbing their native flags into the soil of the new world and claiming it as their own.
commented 2019-06-21 15:06:15 -0400
AL PETERSON – Racism isn’t something that’s unique to one political end of the spectrum. It’s a real thing.

So too is homophobia. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s so much stuff that’s automatically labelled as homophobic by simpletons when it is not homophobic at all that a lot of people, including many liberals but certainly a great many conservatives, have come to the conclusion that the term no longer means anything at all.

The fact of the matter, though, is that homophobia is a real thing and it’s both ugly and pathetic. It’s ugly because it sometimes results in violence or active discrimination against LGBT folks that they don’t deserve. It’s pathetic because, by definition, the homophobe is a person who is afraid of his or her own sexual preferences for people of the same sex. So, yeah, being afraid of your own self is pretty sad.

Now, it seems to me that homophobia tends to be displayed differently by conservatives and liberals, with liberals tending to respond with excessive displays of love and acceptance for anything a member of the LGBT community might say or do even when that thing is clearly idiotic and conservative homophobes tend to respond with shutting down LGBT people’s comments and actions even when they are valid and make sense. But I’ve seen both over-compensation with approval and disapproval in both camps.
commented 2019-06-21 15:03:12 -0400
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

I Peter 5:8
commented 2019-06-21 15:01:00 -0400
JAMES RISDON commented seconds ago
AL PETERSON – It appears that way to me.

Again, it’s free advice based on my decades of education and experience but you are completely free to ignore it if you wish.
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That is because you allowed the Left to bully you onto accepting their agenda without the exercising that discernment that they hate.
You are new here so let me introduce you to the Three Pillars of Leftiedom:
1. they never learn from their mistakes.
2. they never learn from other people’s mistakes (i.e. history).
3. they refuse to exercise discernment.

You cannot gain acceptance or a hearing from them by being nice to them. You don’t have to be abrasive and a jerk but being nice will get you nothing but their undying contempt. Jesus did not call his people to be nice. Learn to exercise discernment and demand the truth at all costs. If you can be nice while doing so that’s great. But nice is not synonymous with, nor a replacement for, either of these.

“The truth will set you free”.

Jesus of Nazareth.
commented 2019-06-21 14:54:34 -0400
JAMES RISDON commented 5 mins ago
AL PETERSON – If that’s a reference to my comments, you’ll note I never told anyone to vote Liberal.
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No, indeed, you didn’t. It is my comment on the Liberal mentality that you are trying to appease and never will be able to. Why not ask them to define their terms? You will get nothing but bafflegab and bluster. Don’t get sucked into their devious schemes.
commented 2019-06-21 14:54:17 -0400
AL PETERSON – It appears that way to me.

Again, it’s free advice based on my decades of education and experience but you are completely free to ignore it if you wish.
commented 2019-06-21 14:51:13 -0400
JAMES RISDON commented 8 mins ago
AL PETERSON – Amen to that. I certainly need more discernment.

That being said, I think my reasoning is sound in terms of what I have said about those comments appearing to be racist and homophobic and therefore bad for the image of conservatives.
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Again , who do they appear that way too? Liberals. Noting a conservative does will ever be seen any other way.

If the communication professional is communicating BS what is the point? The truth will se you free. BS? Not so much.
commented 2019-06-21 14:47:29 -0400
AL PETERSON – If that’s a reference to my comments, you’ll note I never told anyone to vote Liberal.
commented 2019-06-21 14:39:36 -0400
AL PETERSON – Amen to that. I certainly need more discernment.

That being said, I think my reasoning is sound in terms of what I have said about those comments appearing to be racist and homophobic and therefore bad for the image of conservatives.

But, hey, it’s free advice. If people don’t want the advice of someone who is a communications professional and journalist, then they are certainly free to ignore it.
commented 2019-06-21 14:30:54 -0400
JAMES RISDON
The point I am making is that, while everyone is free to say whatever they wish, not all comments reflect well on the person making them. Racist and homophobic comments made by conservatives do not reflect well on the conservative movement in Canada.
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James, I see you have been sucked in by the Leftists to use their terminology -and one that has no definition in reality. Why does the left get to determine what is racist and homophobic? In short everything they disagree with is one of their “isms” or “phobias”.

The good part is that once everything becomes “racist” or “homophobic” or islamophobic" or whatever then nothing is and it deconstructs.

I don’t know why some Christians are such suckers for their BS. We are called to discernment. You need to exercise more of it.
commented 2019-06-21 14:16:10 -0400
SHELDON EISLER – Knowing that she does not like The Rebel Media, I chose to respond to Whitby MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes directly on her Twitter account. You may check that out for yourself at: https://twitter.com/MPCelina/status/1141667810541744128

I addressed Keean Bexte’s reporting primarily on The Rebel Media website because it seems reasonable to think that he would look at his own reports and read the comments and reactions to them.

So, you’re right. A person can’t have it both ways. I took both Bexte and Caesar-Chavannes to task for their bad behaviour.
commented 2019-06-21 13:33:59 -0400
Risdon: yeah I find it interesting though you didn’t chastise Caesar-Chavannes comment calling Keean a "Pussy"the other day in your comment,however you jumped all over Keean for being unprofessional.Why-because he asks the hard questions,you can’t have it both ways.As far as the making the conservatives look like yahoos,they are doing a good job of that on their own. I’m old style conservative,not this spineless new version we are seeing!
commented 2019-06-21 12:55:29 -0400
DALE WARREN – Fair enough. Yes, U.S. President Barack Obama was not, by his bloodline, a full-fledged Black man. I accept that.

But that, as Dr. Phil might say, is a distinction without a difference. Throughout the United States and the rest of the world, Obama is widely regarded as that country’s first Black president. When he was elected, Blacks throughout the United States felt empowered and optimistic. He was seen, rightly or wrongly, as a symbol of hope for Black Americans.

And so, when someone refers to Obama’s entourage as “gangsters” that is seen as perpetuating the racist stereotype of the Black man as a violent criminal.

Now, that doesn’t mean Obama is untouchable. Far from it. But it only makes sense for those who are opposed to his policies and actions to attack those specific measures on their merits or lack thereof and keep race out of it.

Of course, everyone has free speech and if someone wants to come across as a racist, well, it’s their right to do so.
commented 2019-06-21 12:47:02 -0400
SHELDON EISLER – Your inference is incorrect. I am on the record as stating that the government has no business restricting free speech in Canada where freedom of speech is a constitutionally-protected right.

As an advocate of free speech, I am therefore against any attempt by any government in Canada to try to regulate the news industry by picking and choosing which media is “real news” and which is “fake news” and propping up the approved media with millions of dollars of government money.

My comment had nothing whatsoever to do with government control of free speech. Any inference you made to that effect is simply unfounded and incorrect.

The point I am making is that, while everyone is free to say whatever they wish, not all comments reflect well on the person making them. Racist and homophobic comments made by conservatives do not reflect well on the conservative movement in Canada. Now, if conservatives in Canada want to be seen as racists and homophobes, then those kinds of comments would achieve those ends. But it seems to me that this would not be a laudable goal. Certainly, it would not help at the polls come election time as many conservatives would not want to support either racism or homophobia. I know I wouldn’t.

Many things are allowed in our society with its many freedoms that are simply not particularly good, like smoking pot, guzzling booze, overeating, binge-watching TV and, yes, making stupid remarks.

I’m just pointing out that it’s kind of stupid to anyone wanting to promote conservative policies in Canada to give the Canadian electorate the impression that conservatives are racist and homophobic.

Do with that bit of free advice what you will.
commented 2019-06-21 12:19:22 -0400
@James Risdon . . . . for the Record Obama is 1/2 caucasian, 3/8s arab & 1/8 african. Were you as upset when Obama’s gangsters came to Canada for 9 months in 2015 to help get Justin elected. As FOI information keeps exposing . . . Obama’s gangsters led the CIA, FBI, DOJ & State Dept in the USA . . . operating like a banana-republic attempting to overthrow a duly elected President. Many could be going to jail.
Obama will go down as the most corrupt & incompetent President in US history . . . and Justine will be his “Equal” in Canada, just more vacuous & less refined !
commented 2019-06-21 10:59:30 -0400
Sky News had the best video of Trudeau’s arrival…Trudeau walks up to the door and it dose not open, he looks around, with a look of pleading in his eyes then reaches out and knocks, the door opens and it is, what I assume was a Butler, standing there. Trudeau’s eyes tell a good story.
I assume the whole arrival was re filmed for MSM consumption.

The Marxist rag Sky News can have a medal for that one.
commented 2019-06-21 09:53:55 -0400
Risdon: you sound like you are an advocate of the liberal plan to stifle or quash free speech in Canada. I live in a democracy not a dictatorship,you are part of the problem were facing in Canada right now ,showing your willingness to be muzzled.We need more people to speak out and take a stand that is exactly why our democracy has been slowly eroding away under this current PM.
commented 2019-06-21 09:46:22 -0400
“Gangster” & “fairy” are compliments compared to comments and posts I have seen on American websites about Turdeau and Bath House Barry. It was pretty obvious who was wearing the girlie panties in the room, though.
commented 2019-06-21 08:17:02 -0400
In these comments below, one person made what appears to be a racist comment by referring to Black former U.S. President Barack Obama’s entourage as gangsters and another couple of people made what appear to be homophobic remarks by criticizing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for “sitting like a fairy”.

These kinds of racist and homophobic comments do not reflect well on the Canadian conservative movement – or, at least, the readers of The Rebel Media news website.

You may want to be a bit more careful about what you are saying as it only gives fodder to your political enemies and makes Canadian conservatives look like a bunch of yahoos.
commented 2019-06-21 03:58:19 -0400
The dumbest, most narcissistic head of state ever freely elected in a western democracy. I believe that to be factually and verifiabley true. I went to the drug store today to pick up a few items and when I went to the check-out counter, the subject of Justin Trudeau came up. The check-out lady could hardly contain herself, spouting vitriol and cursing those SOBs that voted for him. So he’s certainly not popular in this part of BC. I’m still for western Canada separation.
commented 2019-06-20 21:28:51 -0400
I love Donald Trump.
commented 2019-06-20 19:51:59 -0400
Trudeau is more of an SJW than a politician.
commented 2019-06-20 19:17:23 -0400
Trump gave Trudeau a clear and loud message by being absent at his arrival…..Eff Off Pretty Boy.
commented 2019-06-20 18:57:12 -0400
Lawrence, I hate to disagree with you, but at least S has value … to flies and dung beetles.
commented 2019-06-20 18:54:31 -0400
He sits like a little fairy because he is a little fairy.

I can’t wait until he is voted out of office in October … counting the days.
commented 2019-06-20 18:11:02 -0400
Did you see him at the White House talking with Trump,he sits like a little fairy!!!