Deplatforming, the chief tactic of the left over the past few years - like when leftists get you kicked off of Facebook for having the wrong ideas or when speakers get banned from conferences, or when people get fired from their jobs, happens all the time now.
It’s easier for them to scream at people or even punch people rather than persuade people. Persuading would require knowledge and facts and arguments after all, and a big part of debating is listening.
The screaming and threats have another effect too — it not only damages the person it’s aimed at, but it scares everyone else, either into submission, or actually into joining the mob.
That’s how it works when the media calls up politicians, to demand they disavow someone — it’s really a way for the media to control politicians.
We’ve seen that in Canada, like when the state broadcaster asks conservatives about us here at The Rebel. It’s not a real question but rather, the CBC’s way of saying — hey Mr. Conservative. Are you a real conservative, or a gentle CBC-friendly conservative?
This is the litmus test — and if you don’t answer right, we’ll call you racist.
But I have a deplatforming story the likes of which I’ve never seen before.
It regards our former UK reporter, Tommy Robinson. And it involves the troops.
Tommy loves the troops, and the troops love Tommy. These working class Brits love the last patriot in the public square.
But, as surely as day follows night, people who don’t like Tommy Robinson and don’t like the military, and don’t like working class Brits — well, they freaked out about pictures of young British lads with Tommy.
One of those people freaking out was the Muslim imam for the British Army.
And that had the Muslim Council of Britain freaking out. And the media joined in.
Now, those young lads who took their photos with Tommy were immediately investigated, and so this story is getting bigger, not smaller.
Last night we set up a petition at www.StandWithOurLads.com. In 24 hours, more than 100,000 people have signed. That’s amazing, and goes to the importance of the military, and the outrage over the meddling by the Muslim Council.
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