March 18, 2016

NDP’s history of racism, eugenics and homophobia: Inside the shocking writings of “Saint” Tommy Douglas

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Leilani Muir has died. She was forcibly sterilized by the government of Alberta because she was deemed “defective.” This happened to 2,800 people in Alberta, between 1928 and 1972.

It was called eugenics, and it was all the rage back then. Not just on Adolf Hitler’s side of the Atlantic, but in North America too. Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, set up a “Negro Project” to abort only black babies.

Yesterday Alberta’s NDP minister for Human Services, Irfan Sabir, gave a touching remembrance to Leilani Muir.

Of course, these being Alberta New Democrats, they blamed Ralph Klein, the late PC premier. Klein had nothing to do with it; the policy was abolished by the PC party long before Klein was premier.

In fact, Canada’s leading eugenics booster in the 1930s was Tommy Douglas, the socialist premier of Saskatchewan who went on to become the leader of the federal NDP. He was voted "The Greatest Canadian," remember?

Let’s look at a book he wrote in 1933, “The Problems of the Subnormal Family.”

He wants to ban certain people from getting married. He favoured segregation by social class, and sex. And he called for the sterilization of "the physically unfit and mental defectives." It could be written by a Nazi.

Tommy Douglas later abandoned his eugenics fad, once Hitler had discredited it. But he sure loved signing people up for forced medical attention. Wait until you hear what he said about homosexuals...

My guest and's resident historian John Robson joins me to discuss Tommy Douglas' controversial legacy. 

Then prairie tax watchdog Todd MacKay talks about scaling back the provincial sales tax in Manitoba as the province's election ramps up.

And finally, your letters to me -- good and bad!

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commented 2016-03-19 09:48:01 -0400
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commented 2016-03-19 09:45:54 -0400
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commented 2016-03-19 09:43:15 -0400
I always appreciate John Robson’s views on history.
commented 2016-03-19 09:17:19 -0400
@ Sam Young

We all need Brad Wall.
commented 2016-03-19 09:16:44 -0400
@ Ethan Maccullouch

Okay, so you want to be left alone to live you life the way you like. That’s great.

You mentioned that you don’t want interference from religious people like me, but when does that happen? Religious people will certainly tell you about their religion but never force you. Socialists through the power of the state certainly do force you. You probably cannot see the difference between being offered a choice which you can willingly refuse (the religion) and being forced by the government (socialism).
commented 2016-03-19 08:22:04 -0400
Don Cloud said, “Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black.Not surprising though.”

What do you mean, Don?
commented 2016-03-19 08:17:33 -0400
“He was voted “The Greatest Canadian,” remember?"
he was a flake piece of shit. I did not endorse this goof.
but he’s dead now and we are stuck with Kiefer Sutherland.
commented 2016-03-19 05:04:33 -0400
Commonly held beliefs, if incorrect and immoral are the main stay of leftist thinking throughout history.
commented 2016-03-19 04:14:58 -0400
You mean Stephen Harper didn’t invent all this stuff?
commented 2016-03-19 03:19:53 -0400
The conservative party here in Manitoba have released a very uninspiring election platform. It is basically a rehash of just about any other platform. The good news is, there is no sign of a carbon tax in there. Based on this alone, I am favoring the conservatives.

Manitobans are dreaming if they think the PST is going to go down to five percent. It will never happen. Nobody has any idea as to how to fix this province. We really need a Brad Wall.
commented 2016-03-19 00:33:37 -0400
It would seem that the Rt Hon, Rev Tommy Doug’las was nothing more than a typical NDP Deadbeat, that is a Butt Aperture with evil intent. Like I said, a typical NDP person.

Birth rates, a Muslim with four Wives will produce sixteen morons in four years. The average Canadian Woman, in these days of Progressive Thinking will be lucky to produce one kid in four years.

It is estimated that seventy percent of Muslims,world wide are inbred so we can assume that only thirty percent of Muslims born in Canada will be normal, or as normal as possible for a Muslim.

All I can see is a Canada ruled by brown skinned wing nuts who will rape white women, as they please. White males will be a thing of the past.

All of this will result in a blending of the Races, humans will become a paler shade of brown and every one will be ruled by Sharia Law. This of course is what the UNs agenda is all about.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy and start Fornicating, Bare Back.
commented 2016-03-19 00:31:47 -0400
Nothing like the pot calling the kettle black.Not surprising though.
commented 2016-03-19 00:03:22 -0400
Kenneth Lawrence, the left would do well to travel to Germany today to get an education, don’t you think?
commented 2016-03-18 23:41:50 -0400
Progressives are a bane on society through history. Why anyone would associate themselves with progressives is incomprehensible. Right Progressive Conservatives?
commented 2016-03-18 22:59:11 -0400
Ethan Maccullouch commented 43 mins ago
To PETER NETTERVILLE … "If I want to take acid. If I want to take a gun and shoot my head off. I should be allowed to do it. I don’t need intervention from people like you or religious yahoos. "

Eh Ethan – load up on some acid (like your hero TruDope) – LOAD up that gun (bet it’s not even registered!!??) & Do Blow your brains out!! You’ll be giving society a big tax break! It’s idiots like yourself that can’t control themselves and get all these “stupid” women pregnant – who then require abortionist services. I’m not judging you – but in your self righteous indignation that anyone who has different opinions are the ones telling you what to do -WELL Now – go Getter Done!! We applaud your firm decision.
PS: after the bullet exists – you’ll be sad to have your peoples find out that there was no brain to have blown out!
commented 2016-03-18 22:45:57 -0400
Damn!! Why couldn’t Grant Notley have bought into his “idols’” philosophy? … that would mean R. Nutley would have ended up on the back or down the throat of Nutley’s mom!!
Wasn’t St. Douglas a MP in TruDope Sr’s government? No wonder Jr. TruDope is so Liberal!!
commented 2016-03-18 22:43:11 -0400
Socialism always leads to things like eugenics, sterilization, mass-murder, etc. The NDP hasn’t changed. They’ll try to paste their disgusting past onto the PC’s & revise history to suit their narrative. Then they’ll repeat the process as soon as they can, though in different ways.

Americans are as prone to this sort revisionist history as Canadians are. For example, FDR’s “New Deal” is seen as having pulled America out of the Great Depression. The facts show otherwise. He took a depression that he inherited & used it to expand the government & target funds to swing states in order to win reelection over & over, turning the depression into the Great Depression. As mentioned, this sort of thing has gotten worse over time.

The NDP has a reverse Midas touch. Everything they touch turns to crap. It doesn’t matter where they are. Best of luck to Manitoba & Saskatchewan.

I look forward to the time when the Rebel is covering the news from coast to coast with reporters in every province. I notice you’re approaching 100K subs on YouTube as well. Great work. The beginning of something much much bigger.
commented 2016-03-18 22:40:16 -0400
Ethan the left is who interferes and runs people lives , not the right. What church is forcing you to do anything halfwit?
commented 2016-03-18 22:38:38 -0400
Ethan many left wingers hate abortion to ever hear of GLAB? And i hate abortion because it is murder.
commented 2016-03-18 22:37:27 -0400
Ethan the progressive left only pushes for others to do more for those in need to make themselves feel better , they do not give a damn in any other way.
commented 2016-03-18 22:36:43 -0400
Ethan why should i pay for it moron? It is birth control in the vast majority of cases. Health care is needed , abortion is not a need. I am fine with my taxes going to it if the mothers life is danger or in the case of rape. Now quit telling me why i dislike things you moron. The left loves to stereotype like fools then they attack others for it like hypocrites and sorry but if you want tot feed the poor , grab a ladle.
commented 2016-03-18 22:30:25 -0400
I believe that it was Peter Lougheed that abolished this policy, shortly after he was first elected.
commented 2016-03-18 22:07:03 -0400
To PETER NETTERVILLE What I meant to say is abortions save money for tax payers when women on assistance have accidental pregnancies. They also save tax dollars when teenagers still in high school have an accidental pregnancy. I am one of those rare individuals that believes people are in control of they’re own lives. That what you do is the bed that you make and you lie in it. That’s it. Life is very simple. I don’t need a moral cop like you to tell me what to do. If I want to smoke pot. If I want to take acid. If I want to take a gun and shoot my head off. I should be allowed to do it. I don’t need intervention from people like you or religious yahoos.
commented 2016-03-18 21:48:38 -0400
I will say this for Tommy Douglas: He went to Nazi Germany, saw the horror of its eugenics mentality, and repented of his former support for it. Today’s leftists unfortunately can’t travel to the future to see the results of their delusions put into legislation, but before long they will be able to do so, by traveling to Alberta, as Douglas traveled to Germany, and seeing the horror of their deluded policies put into legislation in real time. They’ll be able to see the results of an equally insane government destroying lives for a deluded cause, just as Hitler did. I suspect that at that point, at least some of them, like Douglas, will reject their former delusions and repent.
commented 2016-03-18 21:34:08 -0400
Ezra, we are all carbon units! And maybe Tommy Douglas wasn’t so wrong after all. Perhaps sterilization of the 25,000 imported carbon units would be a wise choice. I am not against their procreation. but perhaps limit them to 4 new carbon units per family.
Would this not suit the needs of the carbon chasers who wish to limit all of “our” carbon choices?

commented 2016-03-18 20:57:13 -0400
Ezra – Thank you for adding the 720p for your shows! Now can we see 1080i or maybe even 1080p??
commented 2016-03-18 20:49:14 -0400
Peter Netterville – I agree, abortion is murder!
commented 2016-03-18 20:48:59 -0400
Ideas in the context of history: Here’s to popular fashion being discredited in 10 years or sooner, such as what you refer to as a “front line battle” of transgender politics. Faith Goldy made a report on the movie Hush, a pro-information documentary about medical effects of abortion for the purpose of achieving informed consent. It is facing resistance being shown on university campuses. She quoted from the University of Brandon,making it clear they were pro-choice on abortion, and were worried about showing it because they defend “the right to choose” of those who “self-identify” as women. Gender and transgender ideology have now become another tool for the demand and defence of abortion because by definition, the pre-born cannot self-identify, if the only criterion is the use of language to state one’s self-identity as human, or as male, or female pre-born; or even as self-wanted, as a subset of the gatekeeper’s magic word, wanted. However, their body language speaks for the pre-born. This body language of self-identity is their defence against the intention of wilful destruction by others.
commented 2016-03-18 20:47:56 -0400
Ethan said, “Abortions in many cases save more tax dollars then they cost in the long run.”

And how is that?
commented 2016-03-18 20:45:46 -0400
“It never had nothing to do with fetal rights.”

Bull feces.