August 21, 2017

New York Times tells ACLU: Stop defending free speech

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The American Civil Liberties Union is best known for its defence of free speech, and throughout its history, it has taken on the hardest cases.

To cite just one example:

In 1993, the ACLU defended the grand dragon of the Texas KKK — and appointed an African-American lawyer named Anthony Griffin to the case.

Lawyers know that even accused murderers and rapists deserve a fair trial. The left always claimed to support that principle.

But then came Donald Trump.

True, he has a lot of government power, but the left still has more, in culture, business and technology. So if you say the "wrong" thing, your Internet can be cut off. And not by the government.

The New York Times just printed a piece by "K-Sue Park, […] a housing attorney and the Critical Race Studies fellow at the U.C.L.A. School of Law.” She writes:

"I volunteered with the A.C.L.U. as a law student in 2011, and I respect much of its work. But it should rethink how it understands free speech. By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes. More troubling, the legal gains on which the A.C.L.U. rests its colorblind logic have never secured real freedom or even safety for all.”

I think Anthony Griffin might object. He was a black man who loved freedom so much he knew he had to give it to his enemies if he wanted it for himself.

But he was a man of a different era, wasn’t he?

And so was the New York Times that once praised him, instead of publishing Millennial racial studies hucksters…

Tonight's guests: Our B.C. Bureau Chief Christopher Wilson joins me to talk about his recent report on who the "conservatives" really are behind the new group "A Strong Canada."

It's just one of many attempts by liberals to move the Conservative Party of Canada to the centre — and it's working.

Then ClimateDepot.com's Marc Morano comes on to explain why Steve Bannon's departure from the White House is "bad news for climate skeptics."

Finally: Your messages to me — plus an update on the attacks against The Rebel coming from all sides, from the media, politicians, far-left activists, and even one of the internet companies behind our web site.

Stay tuned, because tomorrow I'll have a full statement on The Rebel's future. For now, though:

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commented 2017-08-21 23:38:48 -0400
Andrew Scheer’s interview by the CBC denouncing the Rebel was pretty pathetic:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCSfe5OKb1U
When pressed several times by Rosemary Barton in exasperation as to Scheer giving specifics as to why he decided to renounce the Rebel, he responded with the usual bafflegab, including “I feel”. While he said that you don’t want politicians to decide who is and who isn’t a legitimate news organization, he did exactly that by throwing the Rebel under the bus! Clearly, by allowing himself to be interviewed by the CBC, the Liberals’s propaganda organization, he legitimized it. Noteworthy that he said that he didn’t consider the Rebel as the kind of outlet to get his “vision out of a positive message”. Could that have something to do with the Rebel critically reporting Scheer whipping his MPs to support the Liberal motion affirming the Paris Accord and attacking Trump? He is either naive or stupid or both to believe that the leftwing CBC will help him get out his message!
As far as his saying with respect to the Rebel that he is “not their kind of conservative”, he, likewise, threw Rebel supporters under the bus, indicating that they are not not welcome in his “open, inclusive” party.
commented 2017-08-21 23:23:48 -0400
Ezra, I wouldn’t give the ACLU such flowery praise when one consider’s the candid vision of ACLU founder Roger Baldwin:
“I am for socialism, disarmament, and, ultimately, for abolishing the state itself… I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.”
https://townhall.com/columnists/mattbarber/2011/03/25/aclu-communism-is-the-goal-n1167720
Defending a KKK member may not be that much of a stretch considering that the Democrats founded the KKK.
commented 2017-08-21 23:17:35 -0400
The ‘A Strong Canada’ group is the very definition of conflict of interest. The Hill Times a purveyor of fake news.
commented 2017-08-21 23:06:41 -0400
Apparently, free speech is now being equated with white nationalism, which of course, represents males of European ancestry which the Marxists and the feminists are trying their best to neuter. White nationalism simply means that you’re proud of your white culture and they can’t have that.
For more on this topic, check out a YouTube interview between Canadian, Stefan Molyneux
and Vox Day: Culture Wars: The Battle For Western civilization.
commented 2017-08-21 23:02:44 -0400
Sit doggie sit. Stupid troll.
commented 2017-08-21 22:56:51 -0400
Liza,

Can none of them think for themselves anymore?

I have asked you the same question about Ezra – can’t you think for yourself, since you parrot everything he says?
commented 2017-08-21 22:44:19 -0400
Good job getting the Rebel back in the saddle so fast. Looking forward to the announcement tomorrow. I hope it’s what I think it is.
commented 2017-08-21 22:42:41 -0400
I am glad to get some honest reporting on what goes on in the U.S. from a Canadian perspective. Most people I know, absolutely hate Trump because the CBC has spent so much time vilifying him. They wouldn’t be bothering with Trump if they didn’t feel what goes on with his policy wasn’t important and even a threat to the entire global movement. The Rebel needs to counter what the cbc spews with regards to the U.S ,and US/Canada relations. It all ties in and is a part of what we need to know. I follow the U.S. news closely and I know many Rebels who do also.
We have a lot of the same wars to fight. The entire free world is in big trouble and all free countries who want to remain that way are in this together.

I could not be more disappointed with the politicians in this country on both sides of the ever shrinking spectrum. They have all succumbed to the globalist bribe. Can none of them think for themselves anymore? Would sure like to drain that swamp.
commented 2017-08-21 22:29:31 -0400
The truth will set you free! I am the way, the TRUTH and the life, no man come to the father but by me. Jesus Christ also a Jew! John 14:6
commented 2017-08-21 22:20:43 -0400
God bless, Ezra!
commented 2017-08-21 22:09:41 -0400
Well time to vote for the CHP.
commented 2017-08-21 22:00:19 -0400
For now though….

Meaning we could be gone in a few months.
commented 2017-08-21 21:51:52 -0400
Ezra, I was with from day one and helped spread the word. Long live the Rebel.
commented 2017-08-21 21:40:56 -0400
We all need to focus our time, energy, and finance exposing the enemy of freedoms that have come out of the shadows. Do not let them divide us. We are not racists. We are free speech advocates.
commented 2017-08-21 21:38:07 -0400
Many people are complaining they cannot access the Rebel except by using Tor and then accessing through a domain in the US.
commented 2017-08-21 21:31:00 -0400
Scott Gilmore wants the right vote to split. They are trying to confuse the voters with their fake conservative party.
commented 2017-08-21 21:27:51 -0400
Ezra when I read some tweets saying the Rebel lost its domain, it reminded me of when the SNN went off air. We have to stay ahead of our enemies, and keep fighting for the truth for all!
commented 2017-08-21 21:23:41 -0400
So will this author of the New York Times article lead by example and surrender her free speech rights?
commented 2017-08-21 21:23:07 -0400
Interesting how the NYT loves the the First Amendment right of Freedom of the Press so they can get classified information to damage Trump but otherwise want the freedom of speech and Second Amendment rights to bear arms limited.
commented 2017-08-21 21:22:59 -0400
The fact that MSM is becoming preoccupied with the Rebel is a wonderful testament to how important you’ve become (and good advertising too). I’d take it as a compliment!
commented 2017-08-21 21:11:59 -0400
Hey Ezra. Keep fighting for freedom. Don’t let your enemies win.
commented 2017-08-21 21:10:56 -0400
Truer words have never been spoken.
Michael Voris from church militant. com says "If the world is against you, you’re on the right path ".
God love you
commented 2017-08-21 21:09:31 -0400
- The site was down on my phone for a bit but it came back up within the day (I don’t like streaming from my phone anyway). The trolls on the internet are doing what trolls do – they troll. I’d say 98% of them are faux-upset & telling everyone they’re unsubbing when it’s obvious they were never subbed. It actually seems to be dying down now. The number of subscribers on YouTube has dropped but it’s hardly been the devastation that the trolls are making it out to be. The number dropped when The Rebel went to Israel too (I guess that’s when a lot of the “alt-right” jumped ship.) The Rebel will emerge from all this stronger than ever.
commented 2017-08-21 21:08:52 -0400
- The New York Times – the rag that employed Walter Duranty, who whitewashed Stalin’s mass murder of millions & attacked any Western journalists who dared report the truth. His picture still hangs in a place of honor on their walls. He got a Pulitzer prize for it as well. This is the paper that referred to the holocaust as a refugee situation & basically covered it up through the war. CNN may have become the definition of fake news but the New York Times has a very long history of producing it.

- I’m surprised that the eclipse wasn’t blamed on man made climate change. I don’t see Trump changing direction on the Paris agreement but he does need to clear out some of the establishment people around him. That said, despite his faults, Trump is a good leader & good leaders aren’t afraid of having people with opposing viewpoints around them. The Democrats have all but handed Trump a second term at this point with their idiocy.

- Moving the PCs to the center for electability purposes is what’s kept the Liberals in power in Ontario since 2003. I’m not surprised that this Liberal in Conservative clothing want’s the party to move in this direction. Andrew Scheer is turning out to be the Liberals best weapon.