January 07, 2019

Media attempts to discredit Calgary Yellow Vest protests

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

Over the weekend I went to a Yellow Vest protest in Calgary, Alberta. Around a hundred people gathered in front of City Hall to protest everything from the carbon tax to Justin Trudeau's foreign policy to the illegal immigration hotspots that are punctuating the Canadian-American border.

Originally, I was just going to cover the Yellow Vest protests: let you know what they were talking about, and why they were protesting on one of the coldest days Calgary's had this year. I talked with everyday Canadians, from recent high school graduates to an 82-year-old woman who had never been to a protest in her life before Saturday.

Before we published the video, however, it came to our attention that the Mainstream Media had grossly misrepresented these protestors, and what their movement is about.

First, please take a listen to the folks I chatted with on Saturday, and then we'll go through what the mainstream media said about them. You’re not going to believe it.

How did they seem to you? Would you call them fascists? Would you call them dangerous, violent even? That is what the left thinks of them. The self-proclaimed "progressive" news source the StarMetro, in an article written by Omar Mosleh, actually compared them to a "fired-up militia" that was "preparing for war."

Mosleh goes on to claim that the origins of the Yellow Vest movement was about income inequality when we know that it really is about overly burdensome taxation from the French government; he also claims that it has morphed into something scary here in Canada.

The article even claims that it's mostly "white, young or middle-aged men" who are disgruntled as if their opinions are less valid for some reason. I wonder what that sweet 82-year-old lady would think if she read this article?

But then again, that is not who this article is targeted at. It's targeted at Canadians who are unaware, who are not involved, so that they can discredit this movement, and make the public scared of them. They do this because the left is scared of the Yellow Vest movement and they're scared of what it can become.

We've already seen what this grassroots movement can do. For example, a convoy is already being organized to go from Alberta to the Ottawa, Canada's capital city. And over $100,000 has already been fund-raised for this by groups of new activists. Some of these activists just went to the first protest of their lives.

The left is scared, and when the left is scared there's no telling what kind of lies will come out of the mainstream media.

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commented 2019-01-10 02:17:08 -0500
It time for us to speak out loud and clear in numbers. God Bless the 82 year old lady who endured the cold to support the yellow vests/trucking convoy. That is an example of our Ancestor’s spirit that struggled through many relentless hardships. Let it surface through the generations once again. We just forgotten how to use it. May it be restored in our hearts so many more will take the challenge to speak out. Canada needs you, please take a stand.
Winston Churchill said it best, "Never, Never Never… Give Up……!
Canada is our home and Native land; lets keep it Glorious & Free with Peaceful protest.
commented 2019-01-09 21:15:25 -0500
Oh my God! They all white men! I just can’t digest the state this poor country is in. How people can tolerate a bunch of traitors leading the people to abyss! If Canadians don’t exercise healthily their voting rights (yes, the voting can be rigged and media will be biased) then I don’t bet a dime on Canada. It will turn into a shit hole easily ruled over and populated by sheep.
commented 2019-01-08 17:40:08 -0500
Yes absolutely, he is. Equality or Independence is very apt.

I think what all patriot Canadians want is prosperity and security. They recognise that the resources we are blessed with are a big part of what makes it possible. I can only speak for myself, but I don’t think most westerners prefer separation, it will be a last ditch attempt to protect the Canadian values that built this country and our lives. I think patriot Canadians across the country just want Ottawa to stop disrespecting them. Sock puppet Justin, like muppet Macron are not capable of respect, they only demand it, both being the dictators that they are. That’s why I call them twins, socialist (communist) twins, with a fascist side as well. I don’t know what else anyone would call speech, mind, and movement control. It sounds pretty fascist to me. Its the neo part of old definitions, a mutant breed of nasty dictators.
commented 2019-01-08 17:08:48 -0500
liza Rosie commented 15 hours ago
…. “Equality or Independence !”
That’s what Fildebrandt is running on
commented 2019-01-08 15:54:02 -0500
Also, the movement in Europe is a different ‘animal’. While the North American movement and the European movement have similarities, they also have many differences. At the moment the only ‘leftists’ in the yellow vests movement here are the infiltrators, like this Justin Booth what ever his real name is (see facebook vid in link below). Call these inserted spoilers, socialists, communists, Marxists, even nazi antifa types(yes that is a left wing phenomena). Their purpose in the movement in Canada is to smear good people standing up for their nation. ( Separate Provinces if we have to cut off the rot).

The left/right delineation is simplistic but involved. The true war is between globalists and citizens of sovereign nations. True Patriots who want to remain strong and free..
commented 2019-01-08 15:52:21 -0500
William Kay, the companies involved in the Climate Leadership Council are companies who’s actions are dictated by money. Whoever or what ever move will keep them as power brokers and their pockets lined, is what dictates their activity. The same with politicians. Power and money. Integrity does not enter into it.

They are happy to use what ever is on the plate. Leftists, nazi Antifa, cultural Marxists, lgbtq, North American Indians. They happily do the bidding of Soros and other ‘philanthropists’ for money and influence. They are happy to sell out the west to the Chinese, and Islamist’s. They are not fussy. They may not call them selves radical leftists but they use them and their ideologies.
commented 2019-01-08 12:27:17 -0500
People like Hitler relied on misrepresenting the German people. He too understood the power of lying and more importantly, repetitive lying! Hitlers philosophy was “if you tell a lie long enough, people WILL believe it”. Is this not what the leftwing media is doing to those who do not support them? Is this not what Trudeau is doing to those who don’t stand with him? Am I suggesting that Trudeau has adopted Hitlers policies? No. I am saying that the first steps to becoming a dictatorship nation is to silence the voices of the people and then begin forcing them to support your beliefs through repetitive indoctrination. Lets examine a couple of examples.
1. Convince the people that EVERYBODY is equal and deserves the same rights that you have. Now, start importing countless “refugees” into Canada and have the taxpayer care for them for the rest of their lives even though these same “refugees” HATE you with a passion.

2. Convince the world that borders are a hindrance and violate freedom of the people. Make it sound like borders and independent nations are evil and force oppression upon the people. What has this concept of border-less nations done for us as a result? Just look at Western Europe and see how it has virtually disintegrated into chaos, violence and death. Borders separate nations and peoples for a reason. A border keeps the animals and savages out and by removing those borders the animals are now roaming free and destroying everything they come into contact with.

Is this what Canadians want in Canada? If it is then continue supporting Herr Trudeau and his fascist liberal gang of gestapo thugs who want to force you to accepting their system of living.
Freedom is not free. It was purchased with a heavy price and those who paid did so with their lives so the rest of us would never have to do the same! Trudeau and his cohorts are here to destroy your lives and nation and the only way that can be stopped is if you stand up and fight back. If you’re not willing to stand up and defend your freedom then history proves you WILL lose it and once it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
commented 2019-01-08 10:45:26 -0500
Excellent reporting. The left’s mantra should be: By Any Means Necessary, Truth Be Damned.
commented 2019-01-08 09:44:52 -0500
Fine report, Bexte.

The Far Left embraces the Yellow Vest movement as their own and with some justification. Thirty of the French Yellow Vest’s 42 ORIGINAL demands were taken from the platforms of the French Communist Party et al. At the same time, many of these demands could also be found on the program of the French National Front. I support the Yellow Vest movement partly because it’s a spontaneous, refreshing breakaway from an antiquated, dysfunctional rigid left-right binary.

The Climate Leadership Council is a powerful new alliance of 19 organisations. Members includes: ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Total. They demand immediate imposition of a carbon tax starting at $40 a ton and rising thereafter. (That’s $40 USD and an American short ton – do the math – they’re more draconian than Trudeau.) Are these companies radical leftists?

Keenan used the phrase “the Left” four times in his monologue. Perhaps, we can advance the discussion, and become a better resistance movement, if we pause and expend a paragraph describing what this “left” thing is.

Seize modernity!
commented 2019-01-08 07:53:37 -0500
I wonder if any of those in the main stream media feel any sort of twinge of guilt in their conscience when they intentionally misrepresent the protesters, or anyone else for that matter.

It there any conscience left in the MSM journalists and executives?

Has all sense of morality in the MSM been replaced with lies?
commented 2019-01-08 07:50:32 -0500
The left should be scared. I was at the city dump yesterday and a young man with out my saying anything except good morning said. Do you think turdo will win the next election? I said possibly a minority government. He said young people like me need to get more involved. Then the line of vehicles moved.
commented 2019-01-08 04:09:22 -0500
While it is a nice thought that protests outside the doors of CBC branch offices would garner some coverage, especially if the other news media “bit on it”, reality is that it IS going to take hundreds of trucks descending on “sacred” Boy Blunder Ground Ottawa before it can not be blocked from the national news by the blatant censors at the CBC… Go Convoy! Save Canada!…
commented 2019-01-08 02:12:46 -0500
…. “Equality or Independence !”
commented 2019-01-08 01:44:21 -0500
Pathetic MSM , people remember your bigotry.
commented 2019-01-08 01:04:28 -0500
If Justin’s bought and paid for fake news Pravda ( CBC ) cheerleading squad see one white face in any protest or rally they will immediately label and discredit the protesters as “white supremacists”
commented 2019-01-08 00:00:10 -0500
Anyone who cannot recognise Canadian patriots when they see them has little allegiance to the country they either were born into or came to. Nobody cares what colour anyone is, only that they love and respect our country, its values and origins. The radical leftist socialist, open border globalists call that racist. Its not. Its Canadian. Its why people want to come here. The smearing of the yellow vests will get worse. There are even infiltrators on the street trying to make them look bad.
This guy Justin Booth is bullshit. Antifa.

Any Albertan I have spoken to who has attended any of the PEACEFUL gatherings have commented on how proud they felt to be standing side by side with people who only want the best for Canada.

THIS is what un Canadian looks like and it has nothing to do with race, just radical hateful ideology. Not desirable or compatible. No excuses, no taqiyya, no explaining it away.
commented 2019-01-07 23:50:08 -0500
Sheldon Eisler, Betty Power…."The CBC is the worst example and I think for a more impactful protest ,the yellow vests should start disrupting all CBC locations across Canada. "
The CTV, CBC offices in Calgary and Edmonton being blocked by 100 protesters on Public sidewalks, would get Eastern MSM attention. They couldn’t avoid reporting it. Naturally the employees would have to go in to work through the back doors of the building. You can’t lose, and you didn’t break the law.

If I protested in Calgary and Edmonton, I would prefer going after the Federal Liberal Offices, two in each City. They are the direct enemy. Someone would inform the MSM as the Office blocking was about to start.
commented 2019-01-07 23:23:55 -0500
Does anybody else feel a little bit dumber after reading all knowing Andrew’s post? This person claims to be educated….wow!
commented 2019-01-07 22:22:28 -0500
It’s amazing how the left uses its corrupt,lying media propaganda machine to divide. Alberta is now becoming an example of this,the truck rallies don’t want to be seen as being part of the yellow vest movement,because the media is painting the yellow vests as being racist,xenophobia,and Islamaphobes all because they are standing up to migration and the UN compact!! People you can’t let the media distract you from your goals,this is their intention!! There is strength in numbers and we need to protest as one movement against all these issues that are disabling Canada. Keep it together and keep rolling the left is running scared!!
commented 2019-01-07 20:35:50 -0500
Seems to me that everybody is making a mistake, or I am going color blind. These guys are Green Vests…aren’t they?
I too have my Yellow Vest from the Rebel and I wrote on it ‘Stop Trudeau, before he stops us’. The other day I decided to put it on while I was out shopping and while I was browsing among the detergents somebody tapped me on the shoulder, saying in a gruff voice, “Whats wrong with Trudeau”? and me being me replied, “He knows how to breath in for a start” The guy broke into a smile and said “Yes that is a problem”. Turns out he was a City Councilor who voted PC.
commented 2019-01-07 20:16:43 -0500
You agree with the guy who openly rejects the anti-immigrant undertones and is worried that their message will be lost?
commented 2019-01-07 20:04:09 -0500
I’ll be so glad when I get my Rebel yellow vest. I’ll wear it everywhere so I can start conversations with ordinary folks who don’t have the Internet. All they get is Global and CBC propaganda.
commented 2019-01-07 19:30:32 -0500
I see you also notice the huge difference between rioting and protesting, not to mention the fact that the Yellow Vesters are merely normal citizens forced into the streets to defend themselves from a state turned Totalitarian Fascist – as opposed to the Antifa, BLM, Occupy, Radical Feminist, homosexual shame parading lefties and other progressive freaks, out there acting as crazy people, violent, thuggish, crazy people…tells me that we’ve been conditioned, in a Pavlovian way, to be shocked when we see normal protest – not lefty rioting, fire, violence and destruction.
Just look at how deep and how effective the propaganda and programming has been!
commented 2019-01-07 19:11:57 -0500
The Fake News Media Party attempting to spin, misinform, outright lie and omit so much, so they can try to discredit Yellow Vesters and their movement, is similar to Facebook trying to label dissent to the fascism being imposed on us, as hate speech and suspend you again and again and again…they can only get away with that for so long.
In spite of nonsense babbling, talking-head, hand-puppet retards like Jihadi-Justin-Groper, I don’t think these globalists are stupid, so they must know they can only get away with it indefinitely. Therefore, I must assume this is merely a holding action until the other shoe – or jackboot – falls…falls on our collective necks!
Given the history of fascism in all its forms, and the pattern it always follows, I guess we can expect some kind of contrived disaster or calamity, or something, contrived, to bring in Martial Law and shut all us dissenters down! Indefinitely…
commented 2019-01-07 19:04:06 -0500
Excellent Keean.
commented 2019-01-07 18:53:17 -0500
When I see the Yellow Vest Protests in Canada, I always think, “Now that’s a protest.” You’ll notice that they aren’t violent, they aren’t disruptive, they aren’t destructive and they aren’t disrespectful. They’re just using their democratic right to protest. This is in stark contrast to just about every Antifa “protest” I’ve ever seen that inevitably turns into a riot where people are assaulted, property is damaged, the normal lives of everyone in the immediate area are disrupted and everyone except Antifa is disrespected. What a difference!
commented 2019-01-07 18:48:58 -0500
Sheldon said, "Trudeau’s little jewel the lying CBC if knocked off its pedestal would probably make Trudummy pay a lot more attention to the discontent of the people!! "

Probably not. Trudeau would just pull a Emmanuel Macron, sent the cops in after them.