September 12, 2018

What happens when contract law is overwritten by a Twitter mob? (Guests: Honey Badgers Karen Straughan, Alison Tieman)

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

Should an internet mob of hypersensitive ignoramuses be able to nullify a contract you have with another business?

This process is called “deplatforming” or “unpersoning” and it’s become such an effective tactic used by the Left to silence their enemies, that it’s now predictably formulaic.

Here’s how it goes: The Left IDs the latest wrong-think criminal and labels their target, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, Islamophobic, or whatever-phobic.

Then, they begin pressuring any business that provides a service to the target with various versions of, “You don’t want to be known as a business that serves Nazis, do you?” or “Nice business you got there, shame if something happened to it.”

This is how they do it when they’re being abnormally docile, but often their mob pressure tactics result in threats of violence towards private companies who do business with those with whom the Left doesn’t approve.

Businesses will inevitably bend to the mob because the hassle and threats are just too much for anyone who’s trying to manage the day to day operations of a private enterprise.

But what happens when it goes one step further and the pressured business joins the mob?

That’s what the Honey Badgers Brigade claim they experienced when they were booked to participate in the Calgary Expo but were instead deplatformed by the venue operators because they hold views antithetical to feminism and gamer-gate.

The Honey Badgers tried to fight back with a lawsuit but just a few weeks ago, a judge found against them in their small claims case against the Calgary Expo.

Joining me tonight are Karen Straughan and Alison Tieman of the Honey Badgers Brigade to discuss what precipitated the lawsuit, what they plan to do next, and what the broader societal implications are when contract law can be overridden by a Twitter mob.

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commented 2018-09-22 16:55:30 -0400
When women no longer need to be victims, feminism will die.
commented 2018-09-14 11:08:37 -0400
Sheila don’t let anyone forget about this case. It has to be properly crowdfunded and defended. Bring them back for an update.
commented 2018-09-14 11:05:19 -0400
Breaching a contract because the Calgary Expo AND the Judge were bullied by fascists on twitter and online hit pieces, is not reasonable.. The Judge needs to be taken to the carpet for defaming them, not just by his ridiculous ruling, but by his absurd accusations and comparisons to terrorists.

Anyone who knows the honey Badger’s could not possibly take exception to what they say and stand for. ….unless they are hateful fascist feminists, or apologist cowards.

They have to sue.

So even the comic industry has been co opted as a means to indoctrinate. How disgusting for the ‘accuser’ fems, to bring up Minassian or any other wacko or mislabeled incident. First of all, no one believes that attack was solely because the guy couldn’t get a date.

Alison is so right. If anyone is responsible for making men want to distance themselves or act in a threatening way towards women its people like Satchie Scratchy……Scratchy is indeed a c word, a big c word.
commented 2018-09-14 10:15:07 -0400
The core of ‘gullible’ women’s identity, is victim hood.
I just don’t understand why that is a preferred state, Is it laziness, weakness or just raw vindictiveness? To blame, degrade and humiliate men, not to mention attempting to humiliate the women who stand by and defend men, is one of the most destructive things they can do for society. Below I said I didn’t understand how anyone with sons or brother’s could actively work toward making the world a more hostile place for men. I don’t understand how mothers could do that to their daughters either, or daughters to their friends. No one who would do such a thing can hide behind any ‘feminist’ movement and convince anyone other than another victim or someone who exploits victims, that they are anything but evil/misguided beaches.
commented 2018-09-14 01:24:22 -0400
Wow. I cannot believe that judge, what’s his name? This cannot stand, This country is turning into a fascist toilet.
Karen and Alison make me proud to be a woman. I could never understand how any woman with a son or a brother could ever be one of those men bashers. If we’re smart we are grateful for the good men in our lives and self possessed enough to not fall into the victimhood mentality pushed by these misguided and may I say, hateful women. I’m sorry Calgary treated you this way and that judge is way out of line. Its as careless and lazy a ruling as I have ever heard of.
commented 2018-09-14 00:15:04 -0400
Great interview, I must say I was rather ignorant of how bad the situation was until I watched The Red Pill. I recommend it to anyone who wants to not only get the other side of the story but see a real documentary where the documentarian challenge her beliefs and be open minded regarding to the Mens Rights movement.

Donate made.
commented 2018-09-13 11:47:33 -0400
This is a very egregious ruling, how can a judge even come up with such a nonsense ruling – he should be immediately fired (maybe judges should be subject to version of the “non-withstanding” clause to negate such “illegal” rulings) .
There must be a mechanism to appeal these kind of decisions without all the expenses (and time delays) in current processes. There also should be a process to fire judges that use their “feelings” instead of written laws to impose rulings!!!
commented 2018-09-13 04:17:43 -0400
Political Correctness ruins everything it touches. What do these clowns think life will be like when everything is not allowed? I will not go to the Edmonton Expo if crap like this happens.
commented 2018-09-13 04:01:52 -0400
I am surprised the honey badgers don’t come to the rebel more often.
commented 2018-09-12 23:16:14 -0400
One witness? Fired their lawyers? Didn’t show up? Sounds like the bad-guys were told in advance, not to waste their money on lawyers or time coming to court, we got you covered!
commented 2018-09-12 23:14:27 -0400
I’m deeply touched by tonight’s interview. All through my life, I’ve run into women who treated me like a dog dropping on the kitchen floor. They were hurt by some brute and they project that image on people like me. It’s nice to find these ladies who actually stand up for men and oppose the shrill rhetoric of feminists. I’ll certainly kick in a few bucks to help their court case, even though I’m on a disability pension.
commented 2018-09-12 23:01:53 -0400
They should’ve let them call the police and then demand that the police charge THEM with filing a false complaint (Public Mischief) and Criminal Harassment.

Knowing how to file a private charge can be extremely helpful. I’d have told the operations manager he’s engaged in harassment and if he doesn’t stop I’d be filing a private charge!!
I’ve staved of lots of problems that way, including harassing police officers!
commented 2018-09-12 22:23:54 -0400
The difference between communists & Nazis is that the communists controlled the financial markets directly & the Nazis shared control of financial markets with their cronies. What we’re seeing with today’s socialists is a variation of the Nazi style financial system. They’re in league with big business cronies & are trying to (in the case of big tech) use them to bring in the censorship without having to bring it in directly through government. They’re always backed up by activist judges (is there any other kind in Canada anymore?)& the fakestream news media.

Donation made. Best of luck to them.