April 20, 2017

Citizens love new “Australian values” immigration test — But guess who doesn’t

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Australia has a nominally conservative prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who is feeling pressure from the right. So he has introduced new immigration policies:

Instead of one year’s residency, you need to live in Australia for four years before becoming a citizen. Makes sense. You also need to speak English well.

And my favourite part — Australian values.

Or, in other words, what for decades used to be called “civics”:

What’s the rule of law and democracy all about? What are civil rights? And these days, for Muslim migrants, to know that women are equal to men; and the separation of mosque and state.

What has been the reaction to Australia’s new immigration values test?

Ridicule, at least from the BBC.

It went into full fake news mode, and tweeted some sophomoric jokes. That’s their rebuttal. It’s identical to what they did during the entire Brexit debate.

But I’ll bet you this will turn into the most popular thing Turnbull has done all year.

Not everyone believes in nothing. Trudeau does, though.

He and the Liberals mocked Kellie Leitch of the Conservatives for proposing a Canadian values test.

That’s one reason the media loves Trudeau — and hates Brexit, and Le Pen and Malcolm Turnbull.

(Sounds like Australia could use The Rebel, don’t you think...?)

NEXT: Ahmet S. Yayla is an adjunct professor at George Mason University who also served as the chief of counterterrorism and operations for the Turkish National Police between 2010 and 2013. 

Tonight he shares his expertise, joining us to talk about his exceptional National Review piece explaining the fallout from the recent referendum in Turkey.

THEN: Sun columnist Lorne Gunter and I discuss whether or not Notley's NDP are making life better for unions, at the expense of everyone else.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-04-21 15:28:36 -0400
Peter Netterville, I’m convinced they suffer from cognitive dissonance and lash out at Rebel commentators to relieve their anxiety. I wish they would go to therapist instead.
commented 2017-04-21 14:35:58 -0400
Tammie said, “The haters were out last night, on most threads. They are a tiresome lot!”

Makes you wonder why they are so angry and hateful, doesn’t it?
commented 2017-04-21 14:11:31 -0400
@THE TREE commented 13 hours ago
Yup, we can trust Ezra Levant, the convicted liar, to call the BBC, of all news sources, fake news!

BBC lost it long time ago, hardly call that a news source.
commented 2017-04-21 12:53:17 -0400
Karan Singh, thank you for posting excerpts from Enoch Powell’s speech.

The haters were out last night, on most threads. They are a tiresome lot!
commented 2017-04-21 11:35:09 -0400
Justin runs from real journalists with his tail between his legs. I still remember SNN trying to interview the man child, and he literally ran from the reporter. If I recall correctly, it was Faith who put him on the run. If the MSM had shown that video, the spoiled man child never would have been elected.
commented 2017-04-21 10:30:53 -0400
have y’all noticed that these Leftie commentators here follow a pattern? You hear from none of them for a while and then suddenly we a swamped by them. I doubt as many have said that it is the same person. Their tones are too individualized. I suspect that they are in collusion somehow to use Antifa swarming tactics in commenting- as if that would work. But they are delusional or they wouldn’t be lefties so who knows.
commented 2017-04-21 08:58:21 -0400
Ezra should enter into politics. I would LOVE to see a debate between Ezra & JT.
commented 2017-04-21 08:47:09 -0400
Thanks to Lorne Gunter for his candid reporting on the Notley NDP gov’t. When I watch the AB Leg question period it makes my head spin. All they do is grandstand for the camera, answer nothing, spin everything, and lastly, but most importantly, the NDP blame the previous gov’t for every issue put forth.
commented 2017-04-21 08:29:53 -0400
Ezra says “Australia could use The Rebel”. HECK YA! Everyone could use the Rebel. I certainly hope more & more people discover the Rebel everyday.
commented 2017-04-21 02:53:22 -0400
Turkey is so screwed. With luck, Trump takes on that Turkey dictator. And did Ezra ever do anything with that petition where he tells the Turkish dictator to eff off?
commented 2017-04-21 01:13:47 -0400
Yup, we can trust Ezra Levant, the convicted liar, to call the BBC, of all news sources, fake news!

Boys and girls! When, oh when, will we stop giving Ezra Levant the attention he craves, like some ill-bred brat?
commented 2017-04-21 01:12:17 -0400
ISTOMP it is so satisfying knowing that the Israelis always wipe the floor with terrorist scum.
commented 2017-04-21 01:04:20 -0400
ISTOMP go bend over like the loser you are. You probably like Islamists because they allow sex with kids. TWERP! LMAO!
commented 2017-04-21 00:49:48 -0400
Erdogan is very dangerous because his military is huge and he has nuclear armement I heard. If he succeeds in turning his country in another islamist dictature, I prefer to not imagine the effects on the world.
commented 2017-04-21 00:37:58 -0400
Australia has also abolished it’s Temporary Foreign Workers visa program effecting almost 100,000 TFWs. “We will no longer allow 457 visas to be passports to jobs that could and should go to Australians,” Mr. Turnbull said. “We’re putting jobs first, and we’re putting Australians first.”

Today is also the anniversary of Enoch Powell’s speech “River of Blood”.
Every word of what was said in 1968 by Enoch Powell have proved to be true in today’s context.
Some excerpts form his speech:
– “We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancées whom they have never seen.”
– “For reasons which they could not comprehend, and in pursuance of a decision by default, on which they were never consulted, they found themselves made strangers in their own country. They found their wives unable to obtain hospital beds in childbirth, their children unable to obtain school places, their homes and neighbourhoods changed beyond recognition, their plans and prospects for the future defeated; at work they found that employers hesitated to apply to the immigrant worker the standards of discipline and competence required of the native-born worker; they began to hear, as time went by, more and more voices which told them that they were now the unwanted. On top of this, they now learn that a one-way privilege is to be established by Act of Parliament; a law which cannot, and is not intended to, operate to protect them or redress their grievances, is to be enacted to give the stranger, the disgruntled and the agent provocateur the power to pillory them for their private actions.”
– "As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see “the River Tiber foaming with much blood”. That tragic and intractable phenomenon which we watch with horror on the other side of the Atlantic but which there is interwoven with the history and existence of the States itself, is coming upon us here by our own volition and our own neglect. Indeed, it has all but come. In numerical terms, it will be of American proportions long before the end of the century. Only resolute and urgent action will avert it even now. Whether there will be the public will to demand and obtain that action, I do not know. All I know is that to see, and not to speak, would be the great betrayal."

Countering acquisitions of ‘racism’ against him, he defended his speech by saying:
– “What I would take ‘racialist’ to mean is a person who believes in the inherent inferiority of one race of mankind to another, and who acts and speaks in that belief. So the answer to the question of whether I am a racialist is ’no’—unless, perhaps, it is to be a racialist in reverse. I regard many of the peoples in India as being superior in many respects—intellectually, for example, and in other respects—to Europeans. Perhaps that is over-correcting.”

Canada, not only needs to emphasize on "Canadian Values’, along with assimilation in host society & adaption to canadian culture, by new immigrants but foremost needs to drastically cut down its annual immigration intake, almost half a million of annual immigration (including TFW & Student) rate is unsustainable and nonsensical.
commented 2017-04-21 00:37:20 -0400
ISTOMPCON SERVATIVEASS posts a propaganda video and then in Faith’s video page complains about the “propaganda” he sees here at The Rebel. Yikes, now that the model of hypocrisy!
commented 2017-04-20 23:41:01 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,170 Attacks, 213,451 Killed, 294,830 Injured that we know of.

commented 2017-04-20 23:29:09 -0400
Don’t bet your pay on Australia’s Turnbull coming through with his promises as he loves Islam when it is convenient. He is the same as Theresa May or the Traitor Cameron before her.
commented 2017-04-20 23:06:25 -0400
@ Istompcon Servativeass commented 1 hour ago

Seeing as you are delivering messages – HERE’S one for you to take back to your Libtarded rein holders – "go tell George Soros – TruDope – Nutley & eh – when you meat that tyrant Obumer – - that your kind have & are pissing off all the wrong people – the very ones that gave you the freedom to spout off that brainless bullshit – and are right at the brink of REVOKING all your privileges!! – beginning with breath!!
Remember Bolsheviks are not known to survive long. Google their history.
commented 2017-04-20 22:51:54 -0400
just a comment from your monolog ezra…. apparently GM has left Venezuela…. the government took over a factory and stole their assets. A country that should be the richest in the world is among the poorest due to 4 decades of socialism. Viva la Hugo Chavez… can’t even ship their own oil out…. Viva Hugo
commented 2017-04-20 22:17:27 -0400
@ISTOMPCON SERVATIVEASS… Hey I’ve got a bombshell revelation for you and for all who are interested in the North Korea thing….North Korea shares it’s northern border with China…and an ity bitty part with Russia…and that part with Russia….just happens to be an artillery shot away from the Jewish Autonomous Region.

Now this was where various Russian regiemes planned to exile the Jews. It’s population is measured in the tens of thousands and only about 4% of them are actually Jewish….yet all attempts to disband and assimilate the region have been ardently opposed by the residents…who seem to be happy with being Jewish wannabees if that’s what it takes to fend off the sonovavitches who exiled them there in the first place…

This region is the only “Jewish state” other than Israel….which is why temper tantrums of North Korea get more than their fair share of attention in the MSM.
commented 2017-04-20 22:12:17 -0400
Ezra Levant is a shill for Zionism and a propagandist. He frames things a certain way and speaks to a very sanctimonious and impressionable audience. I wonder how many of them have harassed, stalked, and assaulted people for speaking with accents they did’nt like because Ezra told them they’re violating our “values”.
commented 2017-04-20 22:03:13 -0400
In response to Glenn Craig. That’s what I was going to say. If it’s going to be WW3, bring it. We’ve come this far.
commented 2017-04-20 22:03:01 -0400
Istomkon Servitass is just the same paid troll under a new name. Same style, same modus, same stupidity. I think paid trolls get paid for each pen name, from what I’ve read. There are three styles on this web-site, each with three or more names. This one is the least able, as shown by his personal attacks.

So instead of reacting to buddy just remember his source.
commented 2017-04-20 21:59:30 -0400
Lorne should run for Mayor. It’s an open seat. Sure thing.
Ezra, shawn is a troll and you went for it. C’mon. Don’t doubt the facts
commented 2017-04-20 21:51:30 -0400
- Trudeau is a vanilla version of Obama. He has globalist values which means he has no values.

- Turkey needs to be kicked out of NATO at the very least.

- There seems to be no ethics in Canadian politics any more.
commented 2017-04-20 21:45:16 -0400
GLENN CRAIG You obviously did not watch the video and understand it. Instead you clung to the mindset of an artificial group identity and resorted to name calling. That’s what they all do.
commented 2017-04-20 21:41:45 -0400
@ISTOMPCON SERVATIVEASS……..Oh cave in and surrender to the left or you will be nuked!!!!

Response…FUCK YOU LEFTARD!!!…you won’t get all of us and we will nuke you back many times over.

I was born in 1950 …and leftards have been threatening to nuke me since day one….FUCK YOU LEFTARD!!!
commented 2017-04-20 21:41:44 -0400
Great discussions today.
Looking forward to Leitch and others turning the “racist” accusation against her by her detractors into an attack on Australia: “So are you saying Australian society is racist for pursuing their values too?”
Turkey is a pro-ISIS dictatorship. They have to be booted out of NATO. How can you justify our soldiers dying in order to defend a country with a terrible human rights record and not a western democracy?
The NDP did the same here in BC: drastic social changes and long term contracts knowing they will be voted out. They’re counting on the next gov’t to NOT eliminate EVERY aspect of the socialist experiment because it can’t afford to.
commented 2017-04-20 21:26:56 -0400
As Andrew Coyne was fond of saying, NDPs’ job is to change things, and the Conservatives job to not change it back!

Commentor Shawn at the end of the show. Shawn wants to play into their hands by getting into hair-splitting technicalities where they have all kinds of room to fudge things. Sorry Shawn, that is a huge mistake. Ezra is right to KISS (keep it simple Simon). We don’t kill ppl or throw them in the psych ward like the 1,600’s for a tweet – PERIOD!!!! Not now, not ever – PERIOD!!!