May 05, 2018

Lindsay Shepherd: “It’s really only one side of the political/cultural spectrum that engages in these de-platforming tactics”

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator


The Humanist Association of Ottawa (HAO) recently hosted a panel discussion on the topic of free speech and the silencing of dissenting voices on campus. In the video above, Lindsay Shepherd gives an opening statement and describes the types of tactics she and her group have to deal with in order to hold events.

For the full video which includes fellow panelists Henry Beissel, Dr. Rick Mehta, Dr. Christopher DiCarlo along with the Q & A that followed their remarks, click HERE.

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commented 2018-05-08 01:15:39 -0400
As I have pointed out numerous times Lefties, like Mr-Babies-Are-Parasites, like to mess around with the definitions of words to get them to mean what they want them to mean. It comes from that 3rd Pillar of Leftiedom- the refusal to exercise discernment.
commented 2018-05-07 23:21:03 -0400
Andrew that is one event. She can still have a platform.
commented 2018-05-07 17:43:42 -0400
Last time I checked Faith had yuuuge platform. I would call a disinvitation a disinvatation.
commented 2018-05-07 11:06:50 -0400
“Drew Wakariuk commented 13 hours ago
Andrew Stephenson he did not deplatform her, try again. "

What do you call removing someone’s speaking platform by disinvitation, then?
commented 2018-05-07 04:22:53 -0400
God I hate the universities.
commented 2018-05-07 01:48:10 -0400
Maybe they should just have a Skype interview with an “undisclosed speaker” every couple weeks. And on one of those weeks, Faith Goldy would be the speaker.
commented 2018-05-06 21:36:18 -0400
Andrew Stephenson he did not deplatform her, try again.
commented 2018-05-06 14:51:16 -0400
LEFT = NUTS 4 LETTERS a coincident you be the judge .
commented 2018-05-06 13:06:01 -0400
Lindsey said that all she wanted to do was have Faith on to put her views out there and put them to the test. Has it occurred to her that why Faith went on the Stormer was for similar reasons? To get some low down, bring it back to ‘put their views to the test’. Its not like anyone would have agreed to have the people from the Stormer on their channel for an interview, which is questionable in itself, so Faith went on theirs. Why are we not allowed to talk things over anymore, to put all ideas….. the good , the bad and the ugly, out on the table in the sunlight to dissect?

If we are not allowed to do that, then free speech is dead, dead, dead in this country, and the government has an easier time of total control over our population. Self censuring at its best, totalitarian rule at its best. The perfect storm for control.
Everyone should be very concerned about it.
commented 2018-05-06 12:52:52 -0400
Drew Wakariuk commented 14 hours ago
Andrew a disinvite is not the point. He did not stop her from speaking with force and shouting over them and he never forced the venue to ban her. Now like i said before try some reality. "

De-platforming is de-platforming. .The tactics don’t really matter so much as the end result.
commented 2018-05-06 12:47:34 -0400
Andrew, Jordan Peterson is a libertarian, the left paints everyone they don’t agree with as alt right. More like you are alt wrong..

I’m also getting tired of Faith J Goldy being tagged as some monster who hates people of colour. She is concerned about demographics and respecting the foundational people of Canada, hence she is a nationalist. I consider myself a nationalist as well. I am proud of my country and wish it to remain recognisable and distinctly Canadian. I think all countries have that right and it should be respected.
I know that is hard for many on the left to believe but it is a widely held sentiment. It is NOT to say only Europeans need apply to Canada, only that demographics must be respected, and that is no longer happening in Canada.
I think Faith is getting a raw deal.
commented 2018-05-06 01:46:08 -0400
Lindsay said, " Its my understanding that she (Faith) is a White Nationalist." Faith is White and she likes Canada, big deal, millions of us are like that in Canada. I believe Lindsay is mixed up between that and White Supremacist. Quite a difference.
commented 2018-05-06 01:39:43 -0400
Sorry, when they start to reference Woodstock….
I find it difficult to listen to a group of Humanists from Ottawa.
This was pretty boring.
commented 2018-05-05 22:35:36 -0400
Andrew a disinvite is not the point. He did not stop her from speaking with force and shouting over them and he never forced the venue to ban her. Now like i said before try some reality.
commented 2018-05-05 16:37:23 -0400
… Completely true.
… The Left’s speakers need no security. The disrespect for the freedom of others to express their ideas and values is exclusively on the Left.
… Mob rule is the politics of the barbarian Left.