July 28, 2017

Venezuela is turning into North Korea. So how has Trudeau responded?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

A while back, Joseph Humire, the Venezuelan human rights activist, told me that Venezuelans are 19 pounds thinner now. They are literally being starved to death by their own government. 

They’re also several inches shorter due to malnutrition. Venezuela has the world’s largest oil reserves, larger even than Saudi Arabia, but today it’s just a step up from North Korea, where peasants literally eat grass.

And as people starve, the government responds with more brutality. At least 108 people were murdered in the past few months of protests. Where is the UN? Where is the media?

Leaders Chavez and then Maduro pretty much eliminated a free, independent media years ago. Now Venezuela has banned protests.

The place is on the brink of civil war.

Yesterday the United States ordered their embassy staff to leave the country.

On the other hand, the Liberals seem more “troubled” about the lack of “stability and peace” in Venezuela, rather than human rights violations.

Do you know what was stable? The Soviet Union. You know who has peace? A prisoner.

Canada’s pretty bad on this issue — but does that really surprise you?

TONIGHT'S GUESTS:

Our own Gavin McInnes and I talk about Trump's ban on transgendered people serving in the U.S. military.

Then Paige MacPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, joins me to discuss the newly founded United Conservatives Party, and the prediction that under the NDP, Alberta's net debt will quadruple to $44 billion.

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commented 2017-07-31 09:51:23 -0400
Given some of the speed at which some of the government actors were aware of Kevin Johnston’s website being shut down and him being charged I have to wonder if they crossed any lines. Imagine if it was a Christian trying to enforce his faith being pushed and if he was targeting someone he felt was dissing his personal beliefs. It would be interesting to find out to what extent the government has been involved and if they broke any laws pushing their own religious beliefs at the expense of others and the law.
commented 2017-07-29 14:32:41 -0400
“One day they are going to come after me”.
Ezra, you should be planning for that day. Host the website in Tuvalu, outside of Western legal reach. Have some home-based studios in Toronto, and move all the videos to other sites (DailyMotion, Vimeo, etc). When the time comes for them to shut you down, you can continue smoothly along.
commented 2017-07-29 12:54:22 -0400
- Venezuela was once held up as an example of the wonders of socialism by the usual crowd who are now silent as we se the inevitable end game of socialism – the masses starve as the ruling political class has all the wealth & power. Trudeau will never be critical of the system of government he adores so much.

- Gavin going over the top in a dress with a gun – the sort of thing nightmares are made of. The military is no place for SJW experiments. Trump is rebuilding a military that was depleted in combat under Bush & neglected under Obama. Trudeau could care less about the well being of the people he’s sending off on UN peacekeeping missions. All he cares about is that useless UN Security Council seat.

- Running up massive debt is the hallmark of globalist/socialist governments. Obama did it, Wynne is doing it, Notley is doing it, Trudeau is doing it. It’s there way of expanding the size of government without the people feeling the financial pain of that expansion. If they’re still in power when the bill comes due they’ll try to blame it on someone or something else. If they’re not in power they’ll blame it on whoever is (all with the help of their lapdogs in the mainstream media of course). They want to make sure people don’t see the actual cause & effect in action.

- Count me in the lets see what Kevin Johnson is actually being charged with camp before we proceed. I’m all for crowd funding worthy causes & freedom of speech is one of the top causes there is but lets see what this actually is first. (There’s also a risk of crowd funding fatigue.) Keep the story alive until then.
commented 2017-07-29 11:45:27 -0400
Ezra, I have seen people lose 50 or even 100lbs and they don’t lose any height let alone 3 inches.
We should send some Liberal fans of The Rebel to Venezuela to see if this is true.
commented 2017-07-29 11:35:20 -0400
It makes a great deal of sense for Ezra to get more information on these charges before he can make a decision to crowdfund. Edward Jobin, excellent comments.

Rebels, we can e-mail Nasir Naqvi and Kathleen Wynne to vehemently object to these charges; demand they be withdrawn and remind them an election is on the horizon and continuing down this path will certainly anger voters more than they already are.
ynaqi.mpp@liberal.ola.org
kwynne.mpp@liberal.ola.org
commented 2017-07-29 11:18:28 -0400
Edward Jobin commented 2 hours ago , Consider the following. Imagine Ezra just threw in offering support and then a video surfaces or some other similar issue which demonstrates some bad behaviour or threatening language. ( I know it’s not likely but it’s always possible).

I watched Kevin’s videos of his Mississauga protests and had no issue with them. However, there were two he made about John Alabi, the landlord who was fined because of his failure to comply with his Muslim tenants’ religious demands. In these two videos, as far as I can recall, he made inappropriate comments on the Muslim tenants, calling them pigs and against MS Pickel, head of the Human Rights Tribunal. I feel that he threatened her by mentioning posting her home address online. I believe he said that it was illegal to do that in Canada but he could do it in the USA, even from just over the centre of the bridge to the USA. He brought Ms Pickel’s ‘vagina’ into the conversation for some reason and threw around terms like criminals, liars, crooks, thieves referring to either Ms Pickel or the Muslims. If the suit is about his protests in Mississauga, I’ll support him financially. If it turns out to be about comments he made on the John Alabi case, I won’t.
commented 2017-07-29 11:00:21 -0400
Liza: The only one who romances the slave owner is the one who has never felt his whip.
commented 2017-07-29 10:59:15 -0400
There is allot of great causes here which require funding and I know there is allot including myself who would like to give more and even have a legal emergency fund ready but currently have financial limitations. It’s also really understandably annoying to hear of these bans which in some cases serve only to frustrate (as much as I am aware of). It is also annoying when you realize because of the smearing by politicians and other news organizations it is not as easy to attract advertising as no one wants to be seen as doing business with a perceived bigot or racist.
commented 2017-07-29 10:46:28 -0400
I don’t understand those who romanticise about murdering dictators. Are they thaat ignorant or that evil?

Paige is spot on. If resource heavy provinces did what Ralph did and socked money away in good times for the bad times, there would be little discomfort in a temporary downturn. Anything else is irresponsible. We will be Venezuela if we are not allowed to make use of the treasure trove of resources in this rich country of ours.
commented 2017-07-29 10:39:59 -0400
It is prudent of Ezra to wait for the charges. That only makes sense. That gives him lots of time to watch Kevin’s video’s. Kevin does have a loose mouth at times and it is bound to get him in trouble, but that is not to say he doesn’t expose an awful lot of important stories. He is a patriot.
https://www.change.org/p/hon-yasir-naqvi-hon-yasir-naqvi-retract-your-consent-for-criminal-proceedings-against-kevin-johnston

Good show Ezra. We appreciate what you and all the patriots who are fighting for freedom do, in this great country of ours, and indeed in all the West.
commented 2017-07-29 10:36:53 -0400
Edward, I tend to lean towards your position regarding Kevin Johnston and Ezra’s support.

Ezra is a kind person who wants to help people, but as the saying goes, “Prudence is the better part of valor.”
commented 2017-07-29 08:48:18 -0400
One of my few criticisms of conservatives is we are a little too quick to rush to judgement and a little to willing to burn bridges. Consider the following. Imagine Ezra just threw in offering support and then a video surfaces or some other similar issue which demonstrates some bad behaviour or threatening language. ( I know it’s not likely but it’s always possible). Then the media has a hey day because we all threw in to support a bigot. Again not likely (Kevin Johnson seems pretty earnest and straightforward) but waiting a little to find out more detail is only prudent. It’s not just your money but our reputation he is guarding.
commented 2017-07-29 08:25:35 -0400
Ron Joseph – Ezra gets more done in a day than most do in a year. I think we have to cut him some slack, and I know he will have caught up to Johnston’s body of work, before he helps to raise money for his defence. I’m in awe of Ezra’s energy and his ability to help others to see what is really going on around us, and to rally support.
commented 2017-07-29 01:13:58 -0400
Re Ezra’s Mail—-Ezra keeps saying that he has likely only seen 10 min. of Kevin Johnson’s videos.
David Menzies, one of The Rebel’s Stars worked with Johnson in at least 6 video’s which The Rebel posted here, so how could the guy in charge have seen so little of Johnson.
I don’t worry as Ezra will come up with a good plan to support Kevin.
commented 2017-07-29 00:06:14 -0400
trudeau’s vision for Canada on full display. Where is?…cbc..crickets…ctv…crickets..Canadian msm ?… Do you have any half decent Human Beings working in the ranks? Where is the outrage? Where is trudeau? We all know here at the Rebel where they are…
commented 2017-07-28 21:45:54 -0400
I thought Sean Penn and Oliver Stone would have things all settled down by now. I imagine NDP mla Rod Loyola is bombarded with relatives looking for safe haven. He was loose with the lip when they were in better shape down there, not much now. He must be heartbroken with the merger, his job is probably finite now. Bye bye dippershiters.
commented 2017-07-28 21:45:54 -0400
I thought Sean Penn and Oliver Stone would have things all settled down by now. I imagine NDP mla Rod Loyola is bombarded with relatives looking for safe haven. He was loose with the lip when they were in better shape down there, not much now. He must be heartbroken with the merger, his job is probably finite now. Bye bye dippershiters.
commented 2017-07-28 21:10:41 -0400
Liberal government response to Venezuela is apathetic; not helpful in the least & devoid of any real concern for human rights violations and the suffering of the people. Canada can do better.

For those Hollywood types who are now silent on the horrors that Venezuelan citizens are subjected to, I say we should hound them to ask how they could have supported such a tyrant. Shame them into giving a statement….how you do you like Socialism now you freaks!

As a Canadian taxpayer, I do not want to fund hormones; genital mutilation (gender re-assignment surgery); breast implants etc… I agree with funding mental health services for those living with gender dysphoria. I don’t think the Canadian military is doing right by allowing transgender people to serve.
I support President Trump’s recent decision.

Great interview with Paige MacPherson.
commented 2017-07-28 20:48:40 -0400
Canada is becoming an un-serious country.. I agree with Ezra although I find it hard to digest
commented 2017-07-28 20:46:42 -0400
Kind of looks like the future of Canada with the liberals. This is right up Trudeaus alley isnt it!
commented 2017-07-28 20:37:54 -0400
There will be only envy coming from Simple Justin.
commented 2017-07-28 20:31:08 -0400
Seeing how Tater Tot has a chubby for Latino despots and murderers, he’ll have to be the first western poli to butt snorkel the Venezualian commie overlord – gotta get that tyrant loving snout full of devils donuts.