June 20, 2018

How totalitarian Left’s crackdown on rational debate creates unlikely allies (Guest: Marijn Poels)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show


A few weeks ago, I attended the screening of an independent film in Edmonton. The film is called “The Uncertainty Has Settled” and it details the consequences from Europe’s green energy policies on food security and local agriculture.

The Dutch filmmaker behind the documentary told me that he’s been shunned by many of his former peers for questioning the dogma of man made global warming, and for being willing to have conversations with so-called controversial characters in his film.

Radical leftists are just as hardline when one of their own step off the ideological reservation as they are with conservatives.

But these purity tests administered by our self-appointed moral and intellectual superiors in the mainstream media, government and academia, are having unintended consequences.

It is creating allies where none existed before as open minded liberals and “get off my lawn” conservatives are finding themselves on the same side of the fight for free speech and free thought.

Joining me tonight from a tree house somewhere in Germany is filmmaker Marijn Poels, to discuss the damage green energy policies can levy on the family farm and his next project, a film that details the polarization and elimination of civilized debate by the modern Left.

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commented 2018-06-22 12:59:05 -0400
I attended the screening and was earlier asked to review the flick. Poels disappoints because while many of us have no difficulty in describing “global warming” as hoax he prefers to sit on the fence. His speculations on the hoax’s benefactors and victims is inverted and his abiotic petroleum theory is embarrassing. Sheila is still dragging around her luggage about the “totalitarian Left.” If you want to know who’s behind “global warming” peruse the members’ lists of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development and the Environmental Grantmakers Association (see below). Each member organisation has public lists of directors, trustees and executives. I defy Sheila to find one “Marxist, communist, revolutionary socialist” among the lot. This milieu does at times adopt leftish camouflage but only semi-literate, political ignoramuses fall for that.
commented 2018-06-21 20:15:43 -0400
Muta Ween good description. I have asked some of them in the past who anointed them as such, but never get an answer. They are Judge , Jury , and Executioner all in one.
commented 2018-06-21 15:47:50 -0400
As the leaders of the far left move further & further to the extreme left they make enemies of more moderate leftists (such as in the case of Lindsay Shepherd). The theory of man made global cooling/warming/climate change is so full of holes at this point that it’s becoming a joke to anyone who’s been paying attention. The globalists need it to justify funding the UN & justifying their socialist wealth distribution scam.

The rare earths needed to make wind turbines is creating vast, highly toxic, lakes in China. Biofuels are driving the deforestation of Indonesia. There is nothing green about green energy.
commented 2018-06-21 08:43:21 -0400
I call them the Human Interaction Police.Anything a human being can think,say or do is subject to their approval or their sanction if it doesn’t fall within their norrow guidelines.
Given the choice ,why would anyone with an ounce of intelligence choose to not be free , choose to not have liberty.
Don’t surrender to the HIP’S ,the Human Interaction Police. Their mission is to steal your greatest possession in life, your liberty.
commented 2018-06-21 07:08:32 -0400
It is bad enough that our hapless PM went on a 1.5 million dollar Griswold style family vacation on our dime, it is even worse that, in so doing, he laid waste to our relationship with India by inviting a Sikh terrorist to dinner. The only redeeming feature of this comedy of errors is that the Tories should have lots of material for attack ads in the coming federal election.
commented 2018-06-21 02:06:29 -0400
John Williams true liberals are rare. Mostly we have Liberals.
commented 2018-06-21 01:40:16 -0400
Nice metaphor John Williams!…
commented 2018-06-20 23:40:12 -0400
This guy is my kind of liberal. He recognizes the closing of the “open minded” thinking of the left is the lefts drifting off the highway into a marxist / communist ditch which many “liberals” have. And after having crashed, they insist on stepping on the gas and spinning the wheels of their up side down car with their age old “demonize the right” driving style. Perhaps they should just get out of their broken car and accept our offer to drive them to the next town.
commented 2018-06-20 22:31:59 -0400
What a fascinating interview! It’s wonderful that people are tiring of the thought police and are rebelling against them. We can only hope that the trend grows and the totalitarians are marginalized as Neo Nazis are now.
commented 2018-06-20 21:33:25 -0400
Ignore the truth and continue the lie, this is exactly the way all left wing politicians respond to questions they do not like. One only has to follow Trudeau on Question Period in the House of Commons to see this in action. the truth is, if you do not follow their line of thinking, then to hell with you, why should they care. Climate Change, Islam, you have to think their way or go away.