September 01, 2017

“We could even ban media panel discussions”: Globe & Mail columnist calls for censorship

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto, who also writes columns for The Globe & Mail.

His latest is about free speech, race, political correctness and extremism.

So what is this philosopher’s advice?

Don’t bother trying to understand those on the ‘other side’

Huh? Isn’t that the basis of all intellectual growth, understanding and compromise, of all community, of solving all problems?

Listen to Kingwell:

"Curbs on speech and strict rules of engagement – no interruptions, no slogans, no talking points – may be the right answer here. We already, in this country, ban hateful speech. Let's go farther and insist on discourse rules, limits on public outrage and aggressively regulated social media. We could even ban media panel discussions.”

He’s not just talking about banning people like us at The Rebel — who he mentions by name.

He literally names mainstream media pundits as people to be censored.

Basically, everyone but him.

The Globe and Mail actually published this. It was not a parody.

They hate you, my friends.

And they want to silence you.


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commented 2017-09-04 19:16:30 -0400
Longwell’s censorship plan has a very long history….repeating this history is wrong!
commented 2017-09-03 20:35:37 -0400
Longwell should be wearing a drab olive green uniform and cap like Castro or he could have a beret like Chavez . Textbook Marxist like most educators.
commented 2017-09-03 20:24:27 -0400
This guy Kingwell is positively frightening. Typical Ivory Tower type. Didn’t I see him on some CBC discussion panel?

So “I’m right and you’re wrong and you need to be muzzled” is his logic. That is already the status quo in present-day Germany.

What alarms me is that this is also Justin & Co’s way of thinking. I’m surprised JT hasn’t appointed him as Minister of Truth.

Total free speech is the only way to go.
commented 2017-09-03 14:22:15 -0400
What is lost in this censorship push is that the A.C.L.U. went to court to win rights for both the neo-Nazi groups and for the communists so any attempt to restrict one side as hate speech should also be applied to the communists who have expressed their own anti-religious bigotry and willing ness to commit mass murder in pursuit of their political goals. In other words if you want to eliminate hate speech as they claim they need to be reminded to apply it to their own poisonous dogma.
commented 2017-09-03 12:35:16 -0400
Glenn Craig commented – " his assumption that a force of armed men stand at the ready to enforce what he is advocating….how else is he going to back it up"

Well posited question G C. How else indeed. One need only recall the mobbing and gooning of Trump supporters, so called conservatives, and anyone deemed (politically) undesirable by black shirt shock troops entranced into savagery, by leftist Torquemadas like Kingwell, to see what the “unintended?” enforcement agendas are. The next stage is restriction of trade for denounced groups – then police oppression, then political star chambers and re-education gulags and then….. the killing fields. Because that is the natural progression historically imprinted by the political cleansing Kingwell advocates – we’ve seen it all before….and it all starts with the demonetization of a group and censorship of their free speech….onward the leftist inquisition…leftist McCarthyism.

Our political class and media have adopted radical ideologies – so radical they are damaging to social cohesion and unpalatable to most. With radical intolerant ideas and the arrogant lack of self awareness as to how one becomes a hypocritical parody of what they despise, comes the Alinsky methodology of corrupting law, morality and reason to implement them. Kingwell’s ilk have embarked on a very destructive and dangerous agenda. It will intensify until pushback is equal to the force exerted. Surely these virtue-posing tyrants must realize when a politically censored group is denied a voice for counter argument other means must be employed to seek loss of civil equity are the abominations of Oklahona City and Waco not proof of where this leads?. Open and free debate has saved us from destructive civil turmoil, free speech is an institution in our society that acts as a safety valve – clog that valve with censorship or self righteous crimes and the pressure build up will eventually explode.

I still challenge Kingwell to debate Jordan Peterson on his censorship hypothesis – oh yeah that’s right, he’s already decided debate is pointless with anyone not of his opinion – because Kingwell knows the fallacy of his hypothesis can be rationally defeated in open debate if not morally unsupportable.
commented 2017-09-02 22:07:36 -0400
What he’s not-so-secretly doing, is telling antifa they’re right, and encouraging them to continue. He’s promoting hatred, bigotry, censoring etc. He’s invariably promoting civil war.
commented 2017-09-02 21:57:46 -0400
James Hala: Rex was educated in the school of reality. He never ceases to entertain and educate and cut through the B.S. in his own unique style.
commented 2017-09-02 21:51:24 -0400
this pure fascism, as the progressives become more emboldened filth like this will slither out to throw out their ever more edgy demands that civil society be destroyed in order to build their utopia , how many more millions of dead are we willing to endure to allow this foul man his incendiary actions.
commented 2017-09-02 21:09:30 -0400
War is coming.

Be ready.
commented 2017-09-02 20:38:11 -0400
What I find the most incredible about Mark Kingwell’s rant is his assumption that a force of armed men stand at the ready to enforce what he is advocating….because if people tell him to fuck off and get real….how else is he going to back it up?

This is sort of like what frustrates those who would like to have a coup to overthrow of Trump. It is really hard to stage a coup if law enforcement and the military do not go along with it, and Trump is much more liked by both the military and the police than Obama ever was, or Hillary ever would be.
commented 2017-09-02 19:47:29 -0400
Today at the National Post brilliant and funny writer Rex Murphy broke ranks with the insipid , cowardly fake news lame stream media and called out the Antifa fascist anti free speech nazi terrorists for what they are !!! The CBC must be in the panic room in full hand wringing snivel mode printing out his pink slip now !!! Too funny, now watch Rex get vilified but I think he will bury them with his wit and grit ! Well done Rex and stay brave !! Maybe other serious journalists will awake from their PC Zombie stupor…you never know !
commented 2017-09-02 18:01:04 -0400
@Martin Ashfield….here I was trying to come up with something controversial and outrageous to say on the internet that would get me soap box fame and you reminded me of the old adage “the squeeky wheel gets the grease” ……well the wheel that was refered to was the wheel on a horse (or other enslaved animal) cart….it became the self appointed spokesperson for the (usually castrated) animal slave which had given up on braying or whinneying in protest of it’s condition. It repeated the REEEEEE!!! over and over again until it became accepted truth …or got on the nerves of the teamsters and stagecoach and covered wagon passengers until that they killed whales in cold blood to remedy it. (Axel grease was made from whale oil).

With Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune telling young men to go west, thereby provocing the mass genocide of the whales…..I feel a humdinger rant coming on…thank you Martin……:-)
commented 2017-09-02 14:19:04 -0400
Don’t forget Chris Selley over at the National Post who has written that alt-right people who can’t be silenced should be “put down”.
commented 2017-09-02 14:03:10 -0400
The left is losing the argument so, in true fascist form, they have to silence the right.
commented 2017-09-02 13:05:10 -0400
Fascist PC thug…with no logical argument, so he of course wants to shut down debate and all other views that differ from his own cowardly PC smugness, are there any institutions more worthless and narrow minded than Canadian universities ? ?
commented 2017-09-02 12:34:20 -0400
EDWARD JOBIN said,’ Why is it those opposed to free speech always seem to be those loud mouth jerk off types.’
Because the old adage ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’ is very true in today’s world of BLM, White Supremacy, SJW’s , MSM and in the USA the Hollywood types along with the Democrats and opinionated so called university and collage professors.
They are the loudest and they get the ‘GREASE
commented 2017-09-02 09:59:07 -0400
Why is it those opposed to free speech always seem to be those loud mouth jerk off types.
commented 2017-09-02 09:32:04 -0400
Why does U of T employ a fascist and why does the Globe & Mail give him space?
commented 2017-09-02 08:25:24 -0400
Just one more light weight professor Marxists from educational system that we have in Canada.
commented 2017-09-02 02:09:52 -0400
YVETTE MOZOL——Yes he wants to shut us up as he feels superior. If he is so good, why does he have to be subsidized by the Government, where as most of us aren’t .
commented 2017-09-02 01:27:21 -0400
Well, he may not like what we have to say & that goes both ways. He must love himself a great deal with such an attitude. He sounds like a dictator who wants to command everything & shut us up because he feels superior to us & what do we call these people?
commented 2017-09-02 01:18:45 -0400
No wonder today’s university students are such idiots, when they have Professors like this brain dead idiot.
commented 2017-09-02 00:46:28 -0400
The professor forgot to put at the beginning of the title; Recipe for Civil War . . . . .
commented 2017-09-02 00:46:27 -0400
The professor forgot to put at the beginning of the title; Recipe for Civil War . . . . .
commented 2017-09-02 00:44:51 -0400
Jan G.

When was that CBC Sunday panel, do you recall, can you find it online?
commented 2017-09-02 00:42:49 -0400
And they wonder why they’re getting smaller, while Rebel is getting bigger. Pah!! The Globe and Fail !!
commented 2017-09-02 00:10:00 -0400
Gerry Fladeger; Ya and it ain’t Groucho.
commented 2017-09-01 20:26:08 -0400
Well Ezra, you certainly hit that eight inch ardox flush with a thirty ounce framing hammer! BANG!

I’d like to see Professor Peterson duke it out with Kingwell, and literally as well…

Bolshevik thugs. Ha…I read your comment after…LOL.