January 30, 2019

Fighting for free speech on campus, one “controversial” speaker at a time (Guest: Angelo Isidorou of UBC)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


Is free speech dead on campus, and is the radical left holding a bloody knife over the corpse?

Not as long as there are young people like my guest, agitating against censorship and advancing free expression on campus against a post secondary culture of safe spaces and the tyranny of feelings.

Last time I checked in with Angelo Isidorou, he was in the middle of a tempest of his own making as his free speech club at the University of British Columbia attempted to host an event with conservative commentator and author, Ben Shapiro.

And the campus cry babies were losing their minds - likening the uncomfortable experience of having Shapiro speak somewhere near them to the horrors of Charlottesville and the murder that took place there.

But in the face of that heavy and hyperbolic opposition, the show went on and everyone lived to cry and complain another day. And Isidorou went on to plan a new event with his next controversial speaker, comedian Owen Benjamin.

Tonight, Isidorou joins me to tell us what it was like to bring Shapiro and Benjamin to speak at UBC, to give us an update on the the state of free speech on campus and to discuss his foray into party politics.

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commented 2019-02-01 10:00:06 -0500
Maybe jethro is right; Diversity IS our strength. Diversity of opinion, that is.
commented 2019-01-31 13:42:17 -0500
When you try to sell gender theory as fact & man made global cooling/warming/climate change as science you cannot afford any debate, so you need to censor. The left has essentially become a bunch of angry, sexually confused children who want to sacrifice the unborn to the climate gods & burn anyone outside their drum circle at the stake.

The PPC is a populist party. They’re not just splitting the conservative vote, they’re splitting the vote of all the establishment parties. People are getting fed up with business as usual.
commented 2019-01-31 00:32:25 -0500
Good link LIZA…..Bernier for PM.
commented 2019-01-31 00:06:39 -0500
Bring on the fools, ti’s time for entertainment. Socialism is a mild form of Cancer that can be cured, if caught early enough.
commented 2019-01-30 23:50:18 -0500
Bernier on the Dave Rubin Report that is.
commented 2019-01-30 23:48:53 -0500
Angelo get Laura Lynne Thompson elected in Burnaby South. I look forward to those debates. Go PPC.

Maxime Bernier on Canadian Politics (Pt. 1)
commented 2019-01-30 23:42:57 -0500
Attention Canadians: JIHADI JUSTIN wants to REPLACE YOU

JIHADI JUSTIN is going to replace real Canadians with his UN Mass Muslim Immigration Pact that he forces on us and EVERY FEDERAL ISLAMO-LIBERAL is in CAHOOTS with!

JIHADI JUSTIN is going to force YOU to PAY for all of this through his fake carbon ISLAMIC JIZYA TAX.

Don’t pay JIHADI JUSTIN his fake carbon ISLAMIC JIZYA TAX.

JIHADI JUSTIN want to increase his JIZYA TAX fifteen fold if he gets re-elected.

commented 2019-01-30 23:33:23 -0500
Good work Angelo. Much needed.
Owen Benjamin is one of the most authentic honest humans out there. There is nobody else that is less PC, often vulgar(because ‘minced’ words are ‘wizard’ words in his opinion), equal opportunity offender and lovable guy than Owen Benjamin. Plus that big galoot plays bloody amazing classical piano. His mission is to do what you tell him not to.
Good to hear that Lauren and Stefan remember they are Canadian.
commented 2019-01-30 23:32:25 -0500
Take all the money you have and invest it in your child or grandchild’s education to become a psychologist. They’ll be rich. Guaranteed job security.
’Cause this society is going to need as many as possible.
commented 2019-01-30 21:59:22 -0500
What a great point
Angelo made. These leftist nut jobs are actually doing us conservatives a favour by being so flipped out. Let them rant and bring more folks to our side. This is why we need free speech. People can make up their own minds rather than having the leftist lunatics do it for them.
commented 2019-01-30 21:39:31 -0500
Good Show Wot? Quite Encouraging’