April 13, 2016

Bono is stupid to think comedy can defeat ISIS — but “man-child” Trudeau’s ideas are just as dumb

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

U2’s front man Bono addressed the U.S. Senate yesterday. He suggested that one way to fight ISIS would be to get comedians to make fun of them, like Amy Schumer, Chris Rock, Sasha Baron Cohen.

Right: Amy Schumer, a Jewish woman who doesn’t wear a burka. Sasha Baron Cohen, another Jewish comedian. Chris Rock, whose signature move is profanity? That would go over well.

If you’re in Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital, and you laugh at ISIS, do they suddenly disappear? We know what Islam thinks of offensive jokes: They attacked humour magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

Some people point to Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 comedy, "The Great Dictator," as a powerful, brave political satire. It was designed to mock Hitler, and guess what? It taught Americans that Hitler was just a buffoon, and nothing to worry about. Hey, how did that work out?

Speaking of mockery, it's easy to make fun of a rock singer's stupid ideas. How are our man-child prime minister's ideas for defeating ISIS any better?

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commented 2016-04-20 00:19:07 -0400

ISLAM: The only religion in existance that has to have the word “PHOBIA” attached to it.

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commented 2016-04-18 16:29:46 -0400
Ron I would love to join the RCAF but since Trudeau decided to whip his jets in and since I have little experience making tents it wouldn’t be much point however I had a brain wave. Maybe we could create a comedy troupe and go over fight with our unique brand our humor and if at any time you felt the jokes weren’t being understood you could do an interpretive dance. We’ll call you the vain jangler. I’m sure people will laugh their heads off. Seriously dude no one wants to bomb women and children but what you don’t get is there isn’t much choice when people use human shields. You have misplaced the blame for the women and children getting bombed. That is the fault of Isis who hide behind these human shields. Surely your resolution is not to never fight anyone because they use human shields? This is the very problem Israel finds itself in and it is an unfortunate propaganda stunt designed to bring condemnation on those who have little choice but to allow your enemy to go undeterred or risk being labelled an undiscriminating killer. The condemnation belongs on those hiding behind children and women something we in the west would not consider. The answer is not allowing our enemies to paralyze us or booking a night at yuk yuks. And fyi I adhere to no end time doctrine and God doesn’t rely on my help to accomplish his purposes.
commented 2016-04-17 23:15:38 -0400
Ron…you’re sounding a tad extreme.
commented 2016-04-17 10:19:10 -0400
The radical extremist right wing in Canada want to drop bombs on women and children—children like the school children in Halifax. The school children in Halifax who are Muslim and may have blackened the eye of a Christain kid. What these dumb assholes cannot ever understand (because they aren’t smart enough) is that they are taking the invitation from the perverted Islamists. They (stupid right wingers) are reacting exactly the way ISIS wants them to act. Trudeau is infinitely smarter than these contard violent extremists from the right—usually fundamentalist Christians who think this is helping God bring about the “end of times”—morons, all of them.
commented 2016-04-16 15:09:50 -0400
Now, sometimes, there is a foundation for this kind of fear, for men do act in a very
hectoring manner to their fellow-men, and the very persons who talk most about
being liberal in their views are generally the greatest persecutors. If I must have a
religious enemy, let me have a professed and avowed bigot, but not one of your “free
thinkers” or “broad churchmen” as they are called, for there is nobody who can hate
as they do; and the lovers of liberal-mindedness who have no creed at all think it to
be their special duty to be peculiarly contemptuous to those who have some degree
of principle, and cannot twist and turn exactly as they can.
-CH Spurgeon
commented 2016-04-16 12:36:55 -0400
Bono might not have thought that one through, but Trudeau has and he is doing it all right. I was a soldier in Afghanistan and the only tactic that worked was when Western troops were mentoring the locals so increasing the mentors on the ground in Syria and Iraq is the only possible way of defeating these crazy terrorists. It is what all the counter-terrorism experts are asking for, it is what the US Army is asking for and it is what NATO has asked for. There isn’t one single knowledgeable expert who disagrees with this tactic. Anyone that is claiming otherwise most likely has a racist agenda.
commented 2016-04-16 10:17:34 -0400
EDWARD JOBIN commented 1 day ago
We might all die laughing at his stupidity when his jokes bomb and kill the wrong intended audience.

Why don’t you get over there and start fighting?
commented 2016-04-16 10:16:26 -0400
The radical right wing wouldn’t understand humour anyway.
commented 2016-04-15 15:49:19 -0400
bono should change his name to bozo because he is a genuine clown . Leftists are just not too bright are they ?
commented 2016-04-14 20:53:21 -0400
Saddam Hussein , Mubarak. Gadhafi all used comedy shows to keep the fanatics under control . Anwar Sadat cancelled the Egyptian version of The Tonight Show and we know what happened to him.

So Bono is right. Just humour the radicals .
commented 2016-04-14 18:40:26 -0400
“Cut a cheque!”, is what was reported said in one soundbyte from the press.
He’s worth more than 600 million, and he and his band are guilty of tax evasion, and he tells the representatives of common folk to pay up.
“He said he understood the financial stress the U.S. and other nations are under as they debate how much foreign aid to allot. But he warned the bills will only get bigger without action.”
“If you don’t do it now, it’s going to cost a lot more later,” he said. “I do know that.”
That’s sad.


That’s sad.

commented 2016-04-14 15:36:02 -0400
We might all die laughing at his stupidity when his jokes bomb and kill the wrong intended audience.
commented 2016-04-14 15:13:29 -0400
Wouldn’t it b ironic if Bono received a visit from the thought police for promoting “racism” or Islamophobia.
commented 2016-04-14 15:11:38 -0400
Jay Kelly: Part of loving your neighbor is holding them to account for bad behavior. How about loving the neighbors who are being raped, beheaded or made into slaves.
commented 2016-04-14 14:52:15 -0400
It is all bullshit Ezra. Notley, Bono, Obama, Trudeau, DiCaprio, Suzuki, all of it. It is all bullshit.
commented 2016-04-14 14:07:20 -0400
Yea Bono, just laugh at them while they saw off your head. Another celebrity that has gone fully brain dead. It’s becoming a cliché at this point. Trudeau seems to have always been brain dead.

Good luck to Manitoba. The Alberta NDP policies & federal NDP love-in for the LEAP manifesto may have been the best advertising for the Tories.

Alberta budget – expect stupidity & corruption – lots of both.
commented 2016-04-14 13:50:41 -0400
WOW…Bono is really that STUPID!!! I’m shocked by this. makes me look at him completely different. WHAT A ELITEIST IDIOT!
commented 2016-04-14 12:37:14 -0400
Manitoba liberal leader Rana Bokhari proclaimed that Brandon West liberal candidate Billy Moore ’ misspoke ’ and preceded to spell-out what he ’ really-really-meant-to-say ’ . Imagine for a mere moment , that a white conservative male accused a native male { Moore is a member of the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation based in Nelson House, MB.} of ‘misspeaking’ and explaining what that native man really-meant-to-say, image the usual torch and pitchfork crowd – the righteous ‘progressives’- screaming for an apology and redress for this white-men effrontery .
commented 2016-04-14 12:24:58 -0400
Bono is a product of golly-wood. low-information, low-hanging fruit . These lazy Idiot-savants get their knowledge from a crass & vulgar pop-culture . The Twitter sphere is their source of news , populated by so-called ‘progressives’ all hanging out in the same padded Eco-chamber catching each others FARTS !
commented 2016-04-14 12:21:26 -0400
Hey Bono – I get it – Brilliant dude!

We get guys like Cris Rock and Jon Stewart and maybe throw in J Kelly, and air drop them over ISIS Syria – to inflate the comic effect we give them sticks and rubber guns and fill their parachutes with comedy items like rubber chickens and anchors and barbells and stuff – we’ll have these entrails-eating psychos laughing their pants off.

Because everyone knows that xenophobia-fueled, terror-culture martyr-fantasy death-worshippers are especially vulnerable to sophomoric satire – and they’re particularly vulnerable to the shame-culture of preening lefty celebrity peacocks and their bubble boy puffery – oooohhhh ouch, that celebrity scorn really hurts – make it stop..
commented 2016-04-14 10:30:44 -0400
Jay Kelly . You go ahead and love your pet muslims all you want. There are plenty of us who never ever will. They bring on the hatred they get. So I guess you love the way they treat women then, support it. Disgusting.
commented 2016-04-14 10:08:11 -0400
Jamie MacMaster – great post! ;)
commented 2016-04-14 09:29:28 -0400
Let’s not be too quick to condemn Bono. I think Canada should seriously consider his plan and offer to donate the so-called comedians on CBC as a pilot project. You know, air farce, this hour has 22 minutes, etc. Maybe ISIS really could get more laughs out of them than we do.
commented 2016-04-14 07:00:24 -0400
Has been rock stars and actors are kid-Ults with money. The world shouldn’t tolerate them at the adult’s table. Here’s an idea though … Send the terrorists a frontal pic of Bono taking a piss. Best way to implement the deadly joke theory.
commented 2016-04-14 06:28:20 -0400
This leftist fool obviously has no idea who he’s dealing with. Sadly, he is far from alone., and the useful idiots are the ones running the show.
commented 2016-04-14 03:05:33 -0400
Jay Kelly no demonization they do all that stuff.
commented 2016-04-14 02:51:57 -0400
If Poor people stated what Rich people say as ‘truth’—
We would all be fools.
commented 2016-04-14 02:26:19 -0400
Anyone remember the Monty Python skit about the funniest joke in the world. In fact, it was so funny, the joke’s author died laughing, as did everyone else who subsequently read it. They then translated the joke into German (each translator working on only one word at a time for there own protection). Then they had front-line soldiers, who didn’t understand German, read the joke in German over load speakers. And that’s how Hitler was defeated. Honest! No, really…. it actually happened that way. Perhaps that’s what Bono is trying to accomplish with ISIS…. and REALLY funny jokes.
commented 2016-04-14 02:00:50 -0400
You can look at “South Park”, which has a spoof of Bono.

Charlie Chaplin’s film “The Great Dictator” is gorgeous and pretty well nailed it. In 1940 the Jews were demonized. They raped little girls and had hooked noses.

Today we have a choice. We can go for the demonization (of Muslims and their weird appearance) or we can go for the love of neighbor.
commented 2016-04-14 00:40:25 -0400
If y’all want another good laugh at Bono, go watch South Park’s ‘More Crap’ episode—it makes him really look like crap!
Anyway, I definitely look forward to Faith Goldy’s show tonight, as I do worry about those kids!
One last note, Deborah Graupner and Jeffrey Stephaniuk, not only is that an indeed creepy idea for changing Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, but MAN would they ruin it!
Thanks for great shows and keep ’em up! :D