August 30, 2017

Good news poll: Ordinary people reject “word police,” public shaming

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

It used to be people could have a discussion about politics, at a coffee shop, or over the water cooler at work.

Not now. If you don’t say the right things — you’ll be named and shamed, and fired from your job, like Google’s James Damore, who criticized the company’s “ideological echo chamber.”

The true threat of censorship and bullying these days isn’t from the government, but from Silicon Valley.

Google, which also owns YouTube; Facebook; Twitter; Amazon; Microsoft. Those companies affect your life more often and more deeply than any politician does.

(At The Rebel, we know this all too well.)

But what do normal people think?

Well, a major new Harris opinion poll just came out, one with a large sample size of more than 2,200 names.

Of those polled, 55 per cent said Google shouldn’t have fired Damore.

That’s not a massive majority, but in the face of the media firestorm against him, the tilted poll question, and people being shy when answering pollsters, that’s an incredible result.

(The response to another, related poll question, which I’ll share with you tonight, was even more impressive.)

It proves that severely normal people are against these witch hunts.

But the media are too stupid to know that. So are politicians.

That’s why, as John Carpay told us yesterday, and I agree, the worst is yet to come in the battle for free speech...

NEXT: Nuclear Showdown author Gordon Chang comes on to discuss what Trump administration should do to respond to North Korea's ongoing provocations, including placing additional pressure on Chinese banks.

THEN: Senior Fellow at the London Center for Policy Research, Tiffany Gabbaytalks with me about the left's shameful reaction to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2017-09-06 12:48:53 -0400
The troll is a pathological deceiver, we aren’t taking you seriously!
commented 2017-09-01 04:02:37 -0400
“Ayan Ray you leave loser, and sorry but only ignorant people agree with you. I will freely criticize whoever i damn well want to. I do not need your approval.”

The truth hurts?

Normal people agree with me, which is why you always whine that you don’t have a “voice” in Ottawa. That’s because you don’t deserve a voice.

“In the 1990 case known as R v. Keegstra, the accused was a teacher who used his position to promote hatred of Jews. In that landmark hate-speech case, the Supreme Court of Canada noted that Section 319 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits willful promotion of hatred except in private conversation, does indeed violate freedom of expression rights. However, the Supreme Court also noted that this violation is justified because it is a reasonable limitation of that right. In Keegstra, the court ruled that on balance, the limitation was less harmful than the harm of the speech itself.”

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html

People like you should leave if you are unable to live in a civilized society.
commented 2017-09-01 04:01:31 -0400
“Ayan Ray the Rebel said they did not know what he said moron and the charges do not include threats of violence so that is not what he was charged for moron. Now go cheer a hate filled Imam like a good hypocrite. And make your own website if you want to decide what gets covered idiot. The Rebel does not do as you say.”

Learn to read.

Free speech or promotion of violence and hatred through lies and rhetoric?

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-09-01 03:59:57 -0400
“Ayan Ray you have promoted violence against Israel , so why are you still speaking?”

I am simply pointing out the truth, unlike Ezra Levant and the like.

“Politically, Christians agree with Muslims in saying Israel cannot be a democracy and a Jewish state at the same time. About seven-in-ten Christians (72%) and 63% of Muslims take this view. Israeli Christians have political views similar to those of their fellow Arabs on several other issues as well. For example, majorities of Christians (80%) and Muslims (72%) say the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, and most Christians (79%) and Muslims (61%) in Israel also say the continued building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurts Israel’s security. And Israeli Christians (86%) and Muslims (75%) both overwhelmingly say the U.S. is too supportive of Israel.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/10/5-facts-about-israeli-christians/

“Ayan Ray the map has changed in other ways as well. The land was taken by force , they got it back. What part of that don’t you get? They were there long before Muhammed was born.”

Then should not Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand be given back to the indigenous peoples?

Thanks for confirming that racism, conservatism, and low IQ go hand in hand.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/millennial-media/201304/do-racism-conservatism-and-low-iq-go-hand-in-hand.
commented 2017-09-01 03:58:46 -0400
“Ayan Ray you think FGM is civilized, what about Honor killings, Honor rapes, forcing women to wear burka’s, sex with kids, coating the streets with blood during that slaughter festival? SO CIVILIZED.”

Generalization and stereotyping.

Thanks for confirming that Ezra Levant and the like are promoting violence and hatred through lies and rhetoric.
commented 2017-09-01 01:51:50 -0400
Ayan Ray you have promoted violence against Israel , so why are you still speaking? Oh right you excuse yourself from your own rules like a filthy hypocrite. And Keegstra was teaching. And i have decided that the Koran is hate speech , so it should be banned right? IDIOT! NOw tell me when are you going to volunteer for all these phony refugees you spout off about? I have done volunteer work for numerous causes i believe in, lets see you do the same.
commented 2017-09-01 01:48:28 -0400
Ayan Ray you think FGM is civilized, what about Honor killings, Honor rapes, forcing women to wear burka’s, sex with kids, coating the streets with blood during that slaughter festival? SO CIVILIZED.
commented 2017-09-01 01:47:04 -0400
Ayan Ray you leave loser, and sorry but only ignorant people agree with you. I will freely criticize whoever i damn well want to. I do not need your approval.
commented 2017-09-01 01:43:41 -0400
Ayan Ray the Rebel said they did not know what he said moron and the charges do not include threats of violence so that is not what he was charged for moron. Now go cheer a hate filled Imam like a good hypocrite. And make your own website if you want to decide what gets covered idiot. The Rebel does not do as you say.
commented 2017-09-01 00:26:26 -0400
“Ken Storey has been fired: UT fires teacher whose tweet blamed Harvey on Texas GOP vote”

I guess Ezra Levant and the like won’t defend him even though they are apparently free speech supporters! A bunch of hypocrites!
commented 2017-09-01 00:24:49 -0400
“The left are so consumed with hate that they are incapable of discerning what is truth.”

This is not hate?

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-09-01 00:22:52 -0400
“Poor little Ayan Ray he thinks we are mindless progressives who but his BS, and he thinks that if he says something is bad we have to agree because he thinks he is above us. Too bad for him.”

Normal people agree with me, which is why you always whine that you don’t have a “voice” in Ottawa. That’s because you don’t deserve a voice.

“In the 1990 case known as R v. Keegstra, the accused was a teacher who used his position to promote hatred of Jews. In that landmark hate-speech case, the Supreme Court of Canada noted that Section 319 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits willful promotion of hatred except in private conversation, does indeed violate freedom of expression rights. However, the Supreme Court also noted that this violation is justified because it is a reasonable limitation of that right. In Keegstra, the court ruled that on balance, the limitation was less harmful than the harm of the speech itself.”

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html

People like you should leave if you are unable to live in a civilized society.
commented 2017-09-01 00:20:42 -0400
“Ayan, once and for all, we only have your word Kevin J Johnston ever said those things , you refuse to provide any proof or link or context.”

Learn to read.

Unlike Ezra Levant and the like, I do not promote violence.

However, I noted that Ron Joseph has seen the video.

https://www.therebel.media/ezra_levant_august_11_2017

“Besides what does that statement have to do with the Rebel?”

Learn to use your brain.

Free speech or promotion of violence and hatred through lies and rhetoric?

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-09-01 00:17:25 -0400
“And you have promoted violence by lying about Israel, how come you can do this?”

I am simply pointing out the truth, unlike Ezra Levant and the like.

“Politically, Christians agree with Muslims in saying Israel cannot be a democracy and a Jewish state at the same time. About seven-in-ten Christians (72%) and 63% of Muslims take this view. Israeli Christians have political views similar to those of their fellow Arabs on several other issues as well. For example, majorities of Christians (80%) and Muslims (72%) say the Israeli government is not making a sincere effort to achieve a peace agreement with the Palestinians, and most Christians (79%) and Muslims (61%) in Israel also say the continued building of Jewish settlements in the West Bank hurts Israel’s security. And Israeli Christians (86%) and Muslims (75%) both overwhelmingly say the U.S. is too supportive of Israel.”

http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/05/10/5-facts-about-israeli-christians/

“Ayan Ray the map has changed in other ways as well. The land was taken by force , they got it back. What part of that don’t you get? They were there long before Muhammed was born.”

Then should not Canada, the US, Australia and New Zealand be given back to the indigenous peoples?

Thanks for confirming that racism, conservatism, and low IQ go hand in hand.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/millennial-media/201304/do-racism-conservatism-and-low-iq-go-hand-in-hand.
commented 2017-09-01 00:09:31 -0400
“Ayan Ray so what? He is allowed to say that, if you do not like it, move to North Korea and enjoy censorship.”

Actually he is not. You are wrong, as always.

“In the 1990 case known as R v. Keegstra, the accused was a teacher who used his position to promote hatred of Jews. In that landmark hate-speech case, the Supreme Court of Canada noted that Section 319 of the Criminal Code, which prohibits willful promotion of hatred except in private conversation, does indeed violate freedom of expression rights. However, the Supreme Court also noted that this violation is justified because it is a reasonable limitation of that right. In Keegstra, the court ruled that on balance, the limitation was less harmful than the harm of the speech itself.”

People like you should leave if you are unable to live in a civilized society.
commented 2017-09-01 00:07:11 -0400
" Ayan, you do realize that Ezra was talking about normal people defend free speech. Normal……..that clearly excludes you and your ilk."

You are not normal. Normal people won’t support hatred and violence like this.

Ezra Levant and the like won’t tell you what Kevin Johnston said in one of his Freedom Report videos:

“It is time for us to take our masculinity back and beat the living hell out of these [Muslims]. Pin them down on the ground, and beat them until they pass out. And when they’re passed out, you beat them further; and when they’re on the ground passed out, kick them, break a kneecap, break an elbow, press their hands backwards turn their wrists sideways, start breaking these guys down.”

Johnston was recently charged under Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code because he is promoting hatred and advocating violence, NOT because he is criticizing Islam.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/08/hate-laws-put-reasonable-limits-on-freedom-of-speech.html
commented 2017-08-31 20:37:29 -0400
Those poll numbers are good…but as Mark Twain says, “It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they’ve been fooled.”
Not too many times in life have I allowed fear to stop me from doing something I wanted to do, or say – and it’s got me into lots of trouble, which I’ve managed to survive, mostly…but fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm.” (oed), and that’s a survival instinct.
My fear would be all my retroactive words…not that it’s going to shut me up.
Yeah, no, keep hollerin’! There’s a lot of good people counting on that.

If we don’t eradicate Islam,
Islam has promised to eradicate us!
(See the Koran)
commented 2017-08-31 16:54:10 -0400
Julie Jay, I hope you soon reconnect with your friends. My heart goes out to the people of Texas.
commented 2017-08-31 12:05:14 -0400
- Notice the mainstream media never tell people to look at what James Damore wrote? If they believed what they were saying they would simply have linked it & let him die by his own words.

- Is it really surprising that the far left feel Hurricane Harvey is some sort of karma for Texans voting Republican? For these people man made global cooling/warming/climate change/climate disruption/climate crisis is their religion. If California gets hit by an earthquake will it be seen by them as karma for voting Democrat? I’m guessing not. The mainstream media seems to go from one event to another, undermining their credibility each step of the way.

- At least the New York Times is consistent in missing the mark. China is the key to dealing with North Korea. Without China propping them up they would collapse very quickly.

- The Rebels’ demise has been greatly exaggerated. It grew as quickly as it did because there was a need for alternative voices & THE rebel filled that need. A rough couple of weeks may have set The Rebel back somewhat but it was hardly devastating. The need is still there so The Rebel will come back stronger than ever.
commented 2017-08-31 11:41:43 -0400
Janice Kay, great news!
commented 2017-08-31 11:15:00 -0400
Another small victory, good news Janice.
commented 2017-08-31 11:14:01 -0400
Which is why they are trying to silence them and us.
commented 2017-08-31 11:12:12 -0400
Globalists agenda: “they wish to sow irrationality into you to harvest the fruit of government power”. Molyneux quote

With the new media, there is no memory hole with which to dump inconvenient truths and the contradictions of the left.
commented 2017-08-31 10:56:32 -0400
Thanks Liza, I appreciate your comments!
When CNN is demonizing Republicans & criticizing how the evacuation was handled in Houston, they should be reminded that the Houston mayor is a DEMOCRAT. All the left is pretty much Alt-Left at this point it seems.
commented 2017-08-31 10:48:48 -0400
If I actually believed the lies that the globalists are feeding people on a mass scale, I would hate conservatives, oil and gas, and Trump too! If I actually believed that if you do not fall in line with the rest of the zombies and embrace open borders, illegals (they are not irregular Justin they are ILLEGALS), and replacement of our population, that makes you a racist an Islamophobe and a xenophobe, I would hate me too. If I actually bought into antifa being the anti – fascists and we being the fascists and neo nazis, I would hate me too.

The left are so consumed with hate that they are incapable of discerning what is truth. They are going with the side they think is gaining momentum and where they think they won’t be called ‘racist’. They are mostly a bunch of afraid moral degenerates who want to appear moral. Well they are going to fail. It is becoming quite apparent what they are, and any politician who sides with the ALT LEFT anarchists will pay a very dear price.
commented 2017-08-31 10:45:51 -0400
That is terrible Julie Jay. I hope you get good news soon about your friends. The jackals circling and howling are no surprise as you say. They said Fort Mac deserved it because of evil oil and Canmore deserved flooding because of affluence which was a consequence of a strong economy partly due to oil. These people are brain washed. This mass hysteria clouds their logic and kills any speck of genuine humanity they may have possessed, before they became possessed! They are not the humanists, they are satanists, they are FAR LEFT, ALT LEFT anarchists, conscripted by our academics as soldiers for the global cause devised by some really big players (we all know their names.)