November 20, 2018

Stephen Harper proves populist conservatives aren't "far-right "

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I showed a clip of from Ben Shapiro's interview with Stephen Harper where our former Prime Minister explained why it's incorrect to label the emerging populist/nationalist movement's "far-right".

As Harper explains, it's doesn't make even make mathematical sense to label the concerns of forty or fifty percent of the electorate as "fringe". 

Populism is emerging because the elites who ran societies ignored people's concerns for too long, and now they are witnessing the backlash. Continuing to dismiss these movements as "fringe" and "far-right" ignores their growing mass appeal.

Concerns over illegal immigration and unfair trade deals are valid and must be addressed.

WATCH my video see why I think Harper's honesty on the issue of populism is refreshing in comparison to what we're seeing from Conservative Party of Canada leader Andrew Scheer and Alberta's United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney.

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commented 2018-11-21 21:19:49 -0500
But if Hitler was a socialist, how come that these “far-Rightists” still admire him?

The description “Far-Right” is a great misnomer for the successors of Hitler in modern-day Germany. As we will see below, modern-day German neo-Nazis are demonstrably just as Leftist as Hitler was. So are American, British and Australian neo-Nazis also Leftist in any sense?

The answer to that is a simple one: They are pre-war Leftists, just as Hitler was. They are a relic in the modern world of thinking that was once common on the Left but no longer is. They are a hangover from the past in every sense. They are antisemitic just as Hitler was. They are racial supremacists just as Hitler was. They are advocates of discipline just as Hitler was. They are advocates of national unity just as Hitler was. They glorify war just as Hitler did etc. And all those things that Hitler advocated were also advocated among the prewar American Left.

That does however raise the question of WHY such thinking is seen as “Rightist” today. And the answer to THAT goes back to the nature of Leftism! The political content of Leftism varies greatly from time to time. The sudden about-turn of the Left on antisemitism in recent times is vivid proof of that. And what the political content of Leftism is depends on the Zeitgeist — the conventional wisdom of the day. Leftists take whatever is commonly believed and push it to extremes in order to draw attention to themselves as being the good guys — the courageous champions of popular causes. So when the superiority of certain races was commonly accepted, Leftists were champions of racism. So when eugenics was commonly accepted as wise, Leftists were champions of eugenics — etc. In recent times they have come to see more righteousness to be had from championing the Palestinian Arabs than from championing the Jews so we have seen their rapid transition from excoriating antisemitism to becoming “Antizionist”.

So the beliefs of the neo-Nazis are Rightist only in the default sense of not being currently Leftist. They are part of the general stream of popular thinking but that part of it which is currently out of fashion.
commented 2018-11-21 10:28:59 -0500
“There are no solutions; there are only trade-offs. Progressives always think in terms of solutions. They see a problem, and they want it fixed instantly. “What do we want?” Justice! “When do we want it?” Now! Conservatives know that everything costs something, and so that if we take a particular course of action, it too will cost something. Is that a cost we really want to pay?" – Thomas Sowell
commented 2018-11-21 09:09:02 -0500
Boy, do I miss Stephen Harper! Never imagined how quickly Trudeau would damage the country.
commented 2018-11-21 02:50:20 -0500
This is correct , the left thinks the line follows them around, no matter how far they go left.
commented 2018-11-20 23:24:03 -0500
JEFFREY TIGHE, there is some truth to what you say. As well, he left us with no adults left in the room and didn’t install a conservative to the senate when he could have,on the way out the door(or was it two). All of that being said, he got us through some rough patches. When Harper was PM, was the last time I had a good night sleep or felt at all safe on our streets. He was flawed, but he was absolutely stellar compared to the traitor we have in charge today, or the guy who is supposed to be beating Justin next October. From my perspective at this point in time, Harper looks pretty darn good.
commented 2018-11-20 22:05:21 -0500
Harper sounds almost conservative.
Too bad he governed like a Liberal.
He increased spending MASSIVELY, and he never cut spending when the recession ended and he got a majority.
Liberal-Tory, same old story.
commented 2018-11-20 22:05:21 -0500
Harper sounds almost conservative.
Too bad he governed like a Liberal.
He increased spending MASSIVELY, and he never cut spending when the recession ended and he got a majority.
Liberal-Tory, same old story.
commented 2018-11-20 21:39:45 -0500
We traded in Harper for Trudeau???? Unbelievable!!!
commented 2018-11-20 15:20:51 -0500
I love Ezra Levant and I love Ben Shapiro, but, I don’t know if Ezra loves Ben. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO??? Torn between two lovers, Feeling like a fool…
commented 2018-11-20 15:02:32 -0500
The problem with leftists is that they may not always be right but they are never wrong. That would be the first two pillars of leftiedom.