November 09, 2018

Remembrance Day: The liberal establishment pretends to care about our military one day a year

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Sunday is Remembrance Day. I have a Remembrance Day tradition, that I started when I was at the Sun News Network, of reading a poem each year.

Not “In Flanders Fields”, which is very touching and is the reason we wear poppies on our lapels, but a different poem, by Rudyard Kipling, the great British journalist and author and sometimes activist, the author of the Jungle Book. A poem simply called "Tommy." I’ll read his poem tonight.

I've also have discovered a song, one that talks about veterans or, more to the point, how men who are recruited are sometimes treated. Some people call it an anti-war song, but I think it is a pro-soldier song.

Listen tonight and tell me what you think.

I'll also look at how bad things are for our veterans under Trudeau.

I see it in the UK, too, through my work with Tommy Robinson. They are a few years further down the road than we are. So many British soldiers wounded in Afghanistan; so many have PTSD, and they’re being short-changed.

Tommy has a new campaign about a PTSD clinic there that was shut down due to lack of funds — but they have funds for sex change operations and breast implants on the taxpayer dime.

We don’t seem to learn.

Listen to Kipling's poem and tell me things are better now than when he wrote it 128 years ago.

We ought to respect our troops, from the moment they’re recruited, throughout their service, and afterwards. That means not sending them on foolish missions like Mali; that means giving them proper pay and equipment while they serve; that means taking care of them if they’re wounded.

I think we need to do a better job of remembering.

NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid joins me to talk about the shocking news that 270,000 Canadian veterans are owed $165 million for disability pensions.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2018-11-11 14:45:35 -0500
Note to headline editor:

You do a deep disservice to everything liberal when you refer to turdo et al without a capital “L”.
commented 2018-11-11 09:32:12 -0500
The evil Merkel will be happy this weekend,she can spend time with her boys Trudeau and Macron!!
commented 2018-11-11 00:42:17 -0500
Which side are you on trudeau?
commented 2018-11-10 23:25:12 -0500
Now is the time to back our Military Friends..First….. is the leaders direction..then the people will follow and help…again this is just my opinion….
commented 2018-11-10 22:17:22 -0500
commented 2018-11-10 22:00:42 -0500
Which side are you liberalist globalists on? Canadian? or what?
commented 2018-11-10 21:55:40 -0500
commented 2018-11-10 21:52:45 -0500
commented 2018-11-10 21:52:32 -0500
Remembrance Day…..
commented 2018-11-10 20:53:19 -0500
PAUL MCCULLOUGH commented 7 hours ago.
- The far left do not want people to be patriotic.
Paul, in my opinion, immigration, Trudeau style, is nothing more than the death of the White Race. Trudeau is a Racist, he hates white people.
commented 2018-11-10 17:51:22 -0500
Trudeau save your speeches,you don’t represent or speak on behalf of our fallen soldiers that died so we could have a democratic society in a peaceful,free country. They gave their lives fighting the things that you embody,you are a disgusting and disgraceful representation of a Prime Minister in all of Canadian history!! You don’t deserve to stand on the same ground as they fought,you are a coward and a traitor selling out our nation to the UN and Islamic parasites!! You truly are a POS!!
commented 2018-11-10 17:34:37 -0500
And before I get the word police pounding at my door…I mean bitch slap as in a female dog!!
commented 2018-11-10 17:26:10 -0500
Imo..trudeau hasn’t earned the privilege to speak about and for Canadian Veterans that fought and died for him to be the PM!!!! He is a disgrace and a smack in the the face of disrespect to all Canadians!! trudeau himself should be bitch slapped about as many times as it takes for him to step down as a loser as a PM…As he is not listening to anyone!
commented 2018-11-10 15:13:44 -0500
Once the traitor makes a speech about the Fallen Canadian’s….he’ll probably go cut another multi million dollar check to one of his extremist butt buddies that killed our Allies!!!!!!
commented 2018-11-10 15:06:44 -0500
Soy Boy Trugrope only cares about his pet Muzzies. He makes me want to hurl when he makes photo ops and pretends to care about our vets and armed forces members.

Pure bullshit!!!!!
commented 2018-11-10 15:04:02 -0500
Imo…trudeau and his cbc liberalist globalist crew..should just STFU!!! Don’t say anymore lying bile words!!..because that’s all you have is lying words out of your pie holes!
commented 2018-11-10 13:15:39 -0500
- The far left do not want people to be patriotic. The want everyone to be separated into little groups & kept in fear that they will be crushed out if the government isn’t there to protect them. It is why the far left applauds people kneeling for the national anthem, burning the flag, hyphenating their race with their nationality, smearing Western history & undermining the military & veterans. The military & the veterans get the shaft because they want to eliminate patriotism. They want newcomers to be segregated into their own communities, preferably speaking their own language, as isolated from others as possible. They don’t want them to become Canadian. They don’t want their children to become Canadian. This is what multiculturalism has always really been about.
commented 2018-11-10 12:50:28 -0500
If Russia says the F 35 is inadequate, then that is the best indication that the aircraft is okay. Here is an article on an Israeli F35 flying unmolested over Beirut.
I dunno Space Moose, but it seems to me it is the Russian air defense system that is woefully inadequate. Mind you the Rooskies do a mighty fine job of shooting down their own aircraft.
commented 2018-11-10 12:45:03 -0500
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shale not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872-1918)
commented 2018-11-10 12:30:40 -0500
Russia Today was mocking the F 35 for being woefully inadequate when the plane was announced. I don’t blame them one bit.
commented 2018-11-10 11:28:28 -0500
The Canadian Corps, led by Canada’s greatest General, Sir Arthur Currie, was the best fighting corps in WW 1.
Vimy was just a warm up, in the final hundred days of the war the Canadian Corps would devastate the German army.
Lest we forget.
commented 2018-11-10 11:15:07 -0500
The F-35 was of course the American development of the British Harrier Jump Jet, of which, the Americans purchased thousands of. The reason that the F-35 is not quite as fast as they would have liked is because of the extra weight and volume required for the VTOL. It is still a good war machine. Britain has recently purchased a large number of them, to be delivered only after they leave the EU.
commented 2018-11-10 10:42:19 -0500
Speaking of Jr.‘s complete contempt for the Canadian military, the Trumpster has gone to Europe and is encouraging them to meet their obligations to NATO. Canada is a total deadbeat dad when it comes to it’s NATO’s responsibilities. Purchasing the F-35 would have been a good start to meeting our NATO commitments and defending our country from increasingly aggressive behavior from China and Russia who are now starting to deploy 5th generation aircraft. The F-35 got a bad rap in the early stages of it’s development but it appears that most of the the bugs seem to have been worked out. It is not the best fighter out there but it is still formidable multi task aircraft that can fly with our allies.
The National Interest has a wealth of Information on the F-35 both pro and con here is a taste.
commented 2018-11-10 10:10:32 -0500
STEPHEN E. commented 2 hours ago.
We have NO funds for our military and no funds for our veterans.
Stephen, I think that Trudeau follows the great Socialist Hitler, who’s theory was……Control the mind and own the man. Marxist dogma.
commented 2018-11-10 09:44:16 -0500
commented 2018-11-10 08:58:31 -0500
I want to thank Ezra for once again bring this issue forward. An excellent Shanty song. Always love the poem. Thanks!
commented 2018-11-10 08:23:30 -0500
We have NO funds for our military and no funds for our veterans. So says Baby Doc Trudeau.

Meanwhile, our Idiot In Chief, Trudeau, found $41 million to give to Afghanistan for its veterans, $2 million for an Afghanistan hospital, $2 billion for public low income housing in India, $600 million for third world abortions, $15 million for the billionaire Aga Kahn, $45 million for the disgraced Clinton Foundation, $2 billion to help fight “Climate Change” internationally, but not a nickel for our troops, veterans, or Canadians in general.

We have the money when the fools running the government want to spend, but not if it is to help our people. And with Andrew Scheer heading the Conservative Party, we can expect another four years of dumber than a rock Trudeau.
commented 2018-11-10 08:12:03 -0500
“One veteran said he wasn’t a hero, just doing his job for his country.”

Which is absolutely true, JAN G. My Dad and his brother and their cousins all joined up in 1940 and all of them ended up fighting in Europe in ‘44 and ’’45. None of them – or any of their peers whom I met over the years – expected any special recognition for what they had done. And to a man, Remembrance Day was about one thing and one thing only: “The poor sons-a-bitches who didn’t come back”. It had nothing to do with themselves.

I contrast their humble behavior with that of some of our veterans today, many whom have never seen action, clamouring for attention and entitlements. Different times, different men. Here is an article that our daughter wrote for The Landowner magazine about 7 or 8 years ago that addresses that very subject.

However, back on topic, there is no argument that our current government is pissing away billions on useless projects while essential things continue to erode. And veterans affairs is just one relatively small example of that. But is the bureaucratic indifference and contempt that veterans experience from Veterans’ Affairs, really any different than what any of us can expect from a host of federal departments?

There is also no doubt that trudo la doo, like turdo la first, despises our military – it is/was a constant and irritating reminder of their own lack of courage and service. But then again, like senior, he is contemptuous of all of us and everything that is ordinary and decent.
commented 2018-11-10 04:18:26 -0500
David Menzies has exceeded expectations as a reporter.
I thought at first he would do 4 reports over 4 days or so. But he has submitted 19 reports, with most of them being sound journalism and not just “talking head” opinions.
well done.
commented 2018-11-10 03:59:01 -0500
It is “wind” as in “blowing like the wind”. Not “wind” as in “wind up that clock”