September 07, 2016

Who’s “triggered” by Canadian International Air Show? Refugees or SJWs?

Andrew LawtonRebel Commentator

It was easy to scoff at the Toronto Star op-ed published last month advocating the ban of the Canadian International Air Show in Toronto on account of its potential to trigger refugees.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, that column triggered a wave of social justice warrior support for banning the Canadian pastime, including a petition to Toronto Mayor John Tory, which garnered just over 1,200 signatures.

Now, a Toronto documentary filmmaker is filming reactions of refugees to the air show, which she says will make it easier for Canadians to understand what the challenges from overhead warplanes are to those from war-torn regions.

Maya Bastian lives close to where the air show is hosted and says she doesn’t want the air show banned, just wants a discussion on it.

That’s fair but for so many people, “discussion” couldn’t be further from the goal. Control and ultimatums are.

A Saskatoon, Sask. city councillor learned that when she tried, with pure intentions, to suggest that refugees should have been given a heads-up about fireworks that were set off in the city.

Bizarrely, social justice warriors on Twitter called her insensitive for even daring to ask the question.

Damned if you do and damned if you don’t, they say.

Telling someone that there will be loud bangs and planes flying overhead if you think they’d have an issue with it is common courtesy—veterans with PTSD should be afforded it as well.

Banning things because of how people may react rather than telling them to go elsewhere for the weekend is simply a case of the rights of the majority being squashed.

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commented 2016-09-08 10:32:08 -0400
In August of 1965 I arrived in Toronto from the woods in Cape Breton. This was the height of the cold war, with the U.S.S.R. threathening to destroy the western world with Nuclear weapons. I knew nothing of the Air Show and was not prepared for what happened! I got a job at a Loblaws warehouse at the corner of Bathurst and Front street. After my first day of work, I was waiting for the streetcar at the the corner of King and Bathurst when several fighter jets, part of the air show, passed overhead at rooftop level. I had neither a change of underwear nor toilet paper, so I was forced to walk back to my humble abode in Parkdale! How could I ride a streetcar in that condition?? If I had complained that no one told me about the air show I’m quite sure someone would have pointed out which way was east told me to start walking! So I say, keep the air show going, it scared me, but, I got over it and I’m quite sure the refugees will as well. In reality, it’s not the refugees who are up in arms, but a few left wing idiots.
commented 2016-09-08 03:47:40 -0400
They just want discussion, about something that there is nothing to discuss about. Without a doubt this discussion ploy is the lead in to it being banned. I love the CNE Airshow, I went to the CNE always on the days that the Airshow was on. My parents, both WW2 Veterans loved it as well, it always generated a sense of pride in our brave military, and who doesn’t gasp at the daring acrobatics of our Snowbirds. I remember it was the only time I got to see aircraft up close and flying that otherwise I only saw pictures of. It was truly exciting and still is, but as a kid I was beyond excited. The one plane that still is clear in my mind that I got to see more than once that had me in awe was the Supersonic British Vulcan Bomber. I will never forget it. And some filmmaker wants to get the one side of the issue from people that are not Canadians, have not grown up here, dislike everything about our country, want to change everything about our country and she wants to give them a vehicle to voice any opposition to the Airshow. How about, we have had our Airshow for decades, you came here, this is something we do here. If you don’t agree with it or just don’t like it, you can leave the same way you got here. But this has become one of our traditions. It’s like people complained years ago about the noise from the airport, after they moved into a location close to the airport. You can’t complain when you are the one that moved here, we didn’t move it to where you were living. I am fed up with all the anti Canadian sentiment going on over the years. How about some support for what we do, for what we enjoy, for some of the things that help make us unique as Canadians. People like this filmmaker will take every opportunity to trash our country in whatever way they can, that’s what this is about. I’m guessing the filmmaker has heritage from another country, possibly wasn’t born here, but if this person was born here and is wanting to do damage to this country, then Shame on them. It’s nice living in a free accepting country like Canada, where you’re free to trash us whenever you feel like it and you don’t have to display any loyalty to our nation. Try changing or even discussing something in one of their countries and you get your head chopped off. Shut up and consider yourself most fortunate to be living here.
commented 2016-09-08 02:43:51 -0400
Andrew, you need to stop taking material from your radio show, and repackaging it for the rebel.
commented 2016-09-08 01:31:37 -0400
I remember back just before the RCAF was deployed to Iraq – when Prime Minister Stephen Harper was still in charge – and where I live on that lake Inthemiddleofnowhere, BC, there was a dogfight between two CF 18 Hornets – sans ammo – over head.
They screamed in from out of nowhere, unexpected, from the Southwest and battled it out over the lake moving to the Northeast. Twisting and turning, afterburners roaring, literally shaking the large logs and windows on my log home. And then they were gone over the horizon, a spectacle that lasted minutes, leaving me wondering if it had even happened…adrenaline pumping, awed and excited by the power and ferocity of our armed forces…there was pride in me that day and not a little compassion for our enemies who would be dealt some of that awesome ferocity and power…
Having grown up in Toronto I was exposed to the airshow over the CNE, but this was something else again. Being a multi-generational Canadian and somewhat of a patriot in a country where it’s not ‘cool’ to be a patriot anymore under the limp-noodle rule of the Selfie Emperor Justin Potato Head I, I’m all for these airshows.
That’s my take and I don’t have a lot of sympathy for people who aren’t…especially those SJW types, virtue signalling our country into oblivion…
commented 2016-09-08 01:30:17 -0400
Cameron did you ever get the facts before posting? Not that i have ever seen.
commented 2016-09-08 01:09:28 -0400
Some people just have too much time on their hands.
I guess the migrants who apparently hit the dirt everytime one of those babies comes ripping over head, won’t be the ones who recently came to Canada. They are more conditioned to the sound of commercial jets. Since 99% of refugees whom recently came to Canada were living in neighboring countries like Lebanon and Jordan far away from fighter jets.
commented 2016-09-08 01:02:29 -0400
Did you even bother to contact the Canadian legion? go get the facts before posting please.
commented 2016-09-07 21:05:30 -0400
We have to fly our military planes somewhere, apparently a theatre of war is not to the current governments taste, so air shows is what we got. The SJW’s would have them grounded completely, mothballed, decommissioned, and sold for scrap. War planes bad, planes for flying idiots around the globe pretending to save the world from AGW good. I have an idea, the next time a plane full of useful idiots takes flight, scramble the F18’s. Scare the green shit out of their puckered up assholes. Just sayin’.
commented 2016-09-07 20:25:34 -0400
WTF…is the world all going crazy or is it just me?
commented 2016-09-07 20:17:59 -0400
Social justice thugs and islamic welfare rapefugees.

Who cares – they are both scum

Snowflakes and social service leeches

What a country we have created
commented 2016-09-07 18:39:23 -0400
The drug companies must be dancing with joy at how many prescriptions these flowers will require to cope with life.
commented 2016-09-07 16:48:26 -0400
Ezra previously reported these folks are not even from war zones….
commented 2016-09-07 16:25:01 -0400
Stop this incessant whining you left-wing pansies. These people MUST have been picked on in school and now insist on this crusade to rid the world of all trigger elements which lie in wait for some poor unsuspecting snowflake!
commented 2016-09-07 16:05:58 -0400
It is just another excuse to change Canadian society.
commented 2016-09-07 16:00:55 -0400
Tell ’em all to go home and that the SJWs with them…
commented 2016-09-07 15:54:13 -0400
“Refugees” don’t like the airshow or anything else in Canada?

They know where the airport is.
commented 2016-09-07 15:11:50 -0400
The only thing that triggers Islam is infidels. Bumper sticker " I am the infidel your immam warned you about".
commented 2016-09-07 14:40:41 -0400
LOL what a fucking world we live in now days. Wish I had been born 50 years earlier. I have just fucking had it with this crap!
commented 2016-09-07 14:39:32 -0400
Immigrants controlling Canada – and this is what you voted for Canada.

Feeling stupid Canada?? You should. You chose a marxist man-child, son of a quasi-prostitute.

Effectively Canada, you chose white fucking trash to run Ottawa. Embarrassed?? Me too.
commented 2016-09-07 14:36:45 -0400
Seeing how “refugees” have a larger public voice these days than the majority, and they have not complained, this question seems a self answering rebus.

The piece we saw in the Star positing that refugees were “triggered” by a display of Canadian national security is more a matter of Freudian projection by the author who obviously has a very deep crisis of personal identity. Obviously he identifies with something other than being an average Canadian.
commented 2016-09-07 14:21:30 -0400
Tell them the loud noise could be a suicide bomber blowing himself up,or an ISIS IED then they will feel right at home.
commented 2016-09-07 14:08:11 -0400
I’m all for informing the recent refugees that we enjoy entertainment in Canada. If they are allowed into the country without the ability to speak either official language how are they supposed to be notified? If we are to ban anything more in Canada it should be SJW’s who use irrelevant topics to fuel their own agenda.