August 22, 2017

Why The Rebel rejects the Alt-Right

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On last night's show, I explained why The Rebel has denounced the alt-right. 

Our Faith Goldy was reporting from the leftists counter-protest to the alt-right rally in Charlottesville when a car plowed into the crowd.

Faith was mere feet away from the attack. A few steps closer and she could've been killed.

Leftists jumping at the chance to attack The Rebel are using our coverage in an attempt to label us as racists and neo-Nazis — a bizarre claim considering I'm Jewish and our staff comes from a variety of races and background.

WATCH my video to see why I believe the alt-right has changed since its inception, and why The Rebel is denouncing this racist ideology.

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commented 2017-08-16 00:39:45 -0400
John said..
“I guess to you everyone that doesn’t agree with your extreme conservative position is dubbed a left winger when many points of view exist and you may hate that but they exist and that riles you up!”
2 points:
1. Substitute right with left, conservative with liberal in your statement and you have described how conservatives might view progressives to a “T”. Does that really get us any further ahead? No, but it points out the futility of trying to paint all viewpoints with which you disagree with one brush.
2. Define “extreme conservative position”. If you are truly the All-Encompassing, you’ll realize that the viewpoints on here DO span the gamut. They may be overwhelmingly conservative in tenor, but they are not uniform; therefore, you are simply categorizing the spectrum of conservative thought writ large on The Rebel as “extreme”. As you know, what is, or is not, considered “extreme” is only defined by virtue of its distance from your own point on the spectrum, and on your personal willingness to accept thoughts at considerable variance from your own. Killing someone for a difference in ideology is considered extreme by nearly everyone (not all, sadly). Everything else is personal preference.
So I’m believing that you’re perhaps either not as centrist as you think you are, or you are not as accepting of opposing viewpoints as you hold yourself out to be.
commented 2017-08-16 00:36:31 -0400
It’s hilarious that some people act like Brian was just a contributor here. Slightly above janitor.

The Rebel was his vision along with Ezra’s. However Ezra changed that vision and like many business partnerships, they could no longer be in business together.

It has nothing do with their other places of employment. Do you think The Rebel is the same today as it was when it first started or like Sun News? Even if you disagree with Brian – are you really unable to step back and at least see his point or are you too much in the bubble?
commented 2017-08-16 00:26:23 -0400
Even the Conservative on P&P reiterated that Levant and the others on here act the way they do for shock ratings and basically attack, attack, attack politics which is quite frankly politics which most people are against, including conservatives.

Now, at least, hopefully people move into more moderate positions and Canada can have a debate on reasonable ideas and the ideas of the Rebel will further diminish. The truth is immigration, illegals, political correctness are just trivial issues which only appeals to the far-right of the Conservative party, which hates Islam and wants to mimic the policies of Trump which quite frankly don’t benefit anyone. He still continues the same economic policies as Obama and Bush, and even the same foreign policy positions with slightly different rhetoric, and has backtracked on nearly everything related to protectionism and buy American.

This proves that people on here are unsure of basic political science and are simply going along and any person that leaves is instantly a traitor to the cause. That is why Canadians instead of supporting the three big parties would be better off supporting minor parties particularly ones that would challenge monetary policy, foreign policy and economic policy and be more pro state bank, more independent, more anti-war, and choose an economic policy that would favour tariffs and more infrastructure rather than more privatization when Canada and the US are as private now than they have ever been.

That is something the right wing fails to answer about their hero, Trump, and how much of a disappointment he is to people that supposedly voted for him. He is also someone that doesn’t understand seemingly any issue. He cannot even articulate foreign policy and geography and anything in a complex way.
commented 2017-08-16 00:19:20 -0400
I support Press TV and RT. I don’t give a damn about left wing media when there isn’t any in Canada. The fact is CBC lets on Conservative, Liberal and NDP commentators and yet you have James Scott on here talking about his conspiracy nonsense about how CBC is somehow involved in Charlottesville because of his extreme hatred of anyone that challenges his hero, Trump, when quite frankly Trump is doing anything bt draining the swamp.

Most attribute that to simply wanting any Republican in the White House. America became as far as I am concerned a poor nation over time because of the trade deals and globalization which you probably supported around the time of Mulroney. Everyone knows Canada’s boom period existed from the 1940’s to the 1970’s up until the oil crisis of 1973.

We had the Bank of Canada, and yet people on here continuously use stuff which is obviously not factual or factually incorrect.

Even Chong and a lot of conservatives are moving away from Rebel. They are obviously not centrists like the Liberals or centre-right like the Conservatives.

I guess to you everyone that doesn’t agree with your extreme conservative position is dubbed a left winger when many points of view exist and you may hate that but they exist and that riles you up!
commented 2017-08-16 00:12:21 -0400
John S. you have described perfectly the leftist regressive main stream media.
Well done!
commented 2017-08-16 00:11:15 -0400
Those that quit The Rebel did so because of their careers, they were more than likely threatened by their other employers about their Rebel connection. Mainstream Media continues their winning streak, as more Conservative media figures bail out in support of the left wing agenda. Lilley never seemed to be passionate about what he was reporting on, no matter how controversial it was, his demeanor never changed. Now that the stakes have gone up with all the issues that The Rebel has been reporting on, Lilley has gotten all weak kneed and jumped ship, I wish he had done it during the cruise LOL. He doesn’t want to be type cast as it were, where he would not be considered for other jobs in the future. With the growth of The Rebel, these reporters needed to continue to build the channel so that it became their sole employer, having more than one master never works. They obviously did not have their hearts in it and if something so petty is going to make them betray their team, then it’s probably the best thing that could happen. Not for them but for The Rebel, because it sure didn’t take much for them to change colors, now they are going to be part of Mainstream Media making the big bucks churning out Fake News.
The Alt Right was created by the Alt Left. Look at all the rioting, property damage and attacks against the police, committed by the Left, not the Right, not the Alt Right but the Left. Time and again we see the video footage of the insanity that is groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter, parading around committing violence unchallenged. Suddenly in one organized event there are people of a strong opposing view, who are members of extremist groups like White Supremacists and KKK. They are willing to fight against the Left and the world is outraged but nothing is done in response to Left Wing violent outbursts. I don’t agree with or support any of those groups, but it’s easy to see why they are suddenly gaining a following as an equal force to be exerted against the violence and overpowering influence of the Left. Let’s face it, the emergence of such opposition was bound to occur, to stop it the politicians only needed to DO THE RIGHT THING but that is too politically incorrect for them to stomach. What on earth are they going to do when their failure to stop immigration, stop illegals, stop terrorism, etc. etc. etc. turns into a Civil War?
commented 2017-08-16 00:05:40 -0400
Everything is open to criticism. Nothing warrants murder.
Overlook theses tenets and your society will no longer be free.
I have said for over a year now that the usual suspects complaining about the Rebel being “alt-right” haven’t got a CLUE what the real alt-right is all about.
Presenting controversial stories for consideration cannot be compared to actively cheerleading for physical violence, let alone a murder. Taking it a further step and saying that The Rebel’s portrayal of any particular story could somehow lead, Pied Piper-like, to an actual act of physical violence gives Ezra and his contributors way too much credit. The blame for any such physical act lies with the perpetrator of the act, not from what was read on the Internet. Or should we also go back to blaming comic books, pool halls, and rock and roll for society’s misfits as well?
What happened is a disgusting example of the real alt-right, folks. They exist independently of anything that happens here. Ultimately they do not agree with either of the above tenets.
But don’t kid yourselves…those on the alt-left don’t either. And for those of leftist liberal persuasion to label all those of conservative thought “alt right”….well, the comparison would be to label all those of progressive / liberal thought as Stalinists; suppress expression contrary to “accepted norms”, do not dare deviate from leftist thought, ruin, threaten and shame those who do.
Stalin , of course, would also take it the next step and actually kill the opposition to keep things “tidy”. It will only be a matter of time before the Antifa fascists kill someone themselves, even if accidentally, so the analogy will at that point be complete. I wonder if the liberal left and progressive media will at that time feel the same revulsion they are evidencing today.
Hope I’m wrong, but I don’t think they will.
commented 2017-08-15 23:53:29 -0400
Except Rebel attacks Islam because it is the new flavour of the month immigrants that come over just like the Italians, the Irish and every other group over time.

The fact is Muslims for the most part are peaceful yet it is these funded groups by the Saudis that are causing all the problems. You never see Iran doing anything in the West or invading anyone.

The fact is it is like the old saying goes that the right wing media says something over and over again and the way the mind works is you hear something long enough and it becomes fact. Psychologists argue that is normal for the human brain.

Also, why does the right wing continuously cherrypick certain stories over other stories?! The truth is civic nationalists like myself feel that the whole Islam radicalization debate is really just concocted by those that want more wars, more destabilization of other nations, more scapegoating, more corporatism in the West, and yet they continuously believe their own propaganda. Civic nationalists have always stood against the world wars, the Cold War, and have advocated for the truth and have always been silenced through every major conflict.
commented 2017-08-15 23:50:44 -0400

That article I posted is what you asked for regarding Ezra and Brian. Had nothing to do with Faith.

And again, Faith responded to claims that have been made about her. You can’t 100% claim that it’s not true, just like I can’t 100% claim that it is true.

One can read her own comments and see her actions and come to their own conclusions, but obviously the backlash against her is not just from the left since conservatives have been calling out The Rebel in addition to 3 people quitting.
commented 2017-08-15 23:48:33 -0400
Sheriff David Clarke In A Must See Exclusive… It’s Pitchforks & Torches Time

well worth the listen.

Absolutely right James Scott, they were all poised and ready to jump. It is sick.
commented 2017-08-15 23:34:59 -0400
We stand with you Ezra and Faith.

No one in Canada in all my day has done more for free speech than Ezra Levant.

So ask yourself, “if Faith would not have attended Charlottesville on Saturday, who then would the whiners be attacking?”. In Canada, this has become more of a hate hunt towards the Rebel than it is about Charlottesville.

And do you know who is pushing the hardest? The CBC. Why would that be? Let that sink in.

Another thing, if you choose to confront a planned protest with a spur of the moment counter protest organized on social media, exactly what do you think might happen?
commented 2017-08-15 23:31:51 -0400
Sarah, nothing in that article supports what you are saying about Faith.

As for Brian, he said it was a long time coming, so obviously The Rebels’ attendance at this event was not the whole reason he left.

Nevertheless, you accuse Faith of sympathizing with the Alt-Right rally when in fact you have no evidence, only circumstantial gossip that other people accused Faith of the same. That’s called “jumping on to the band wagon.”
commented 2017-08-15 23:28:38 -0400
I think so too Mike Krchnak, it’s hard for that cretin jimmy to hide.

Elton Braun, that is a fact.
commented 2017-08-15 23:24:51 -0400
James asked, “Why are they [the CBC] so quiet about that?”

Probably because they would get attacked relentlessly by the jerks out there for being “sympathizers” of the rally.

Apparently reporters cannot even attend and report on an event without being considered as sympathizers of that event anymore.

What a screwed up world the Leftists have built.
commented 2017-08-15 23:20:44 -0400
John said, "The fact is Islam should not be attacked and racism has to end. "

It is not Islam that The Rebel criticizes , it is the terrorists that commit heinous acts of violence in the name of Islam that The Rebel criticizes.

It is not Muslims that The Rebel criticizes, it is the terrorists that commit heinous acts of violence in the name of Islam that The Rebel criticizes.

John, conflating The Rebel’s criticism of the terrorists with that being all Muslims is dishonest. Why are you being dishonest?
commented 2017-08-15 23:13:34 -0400
Are you going to tell me the CBC did not have anyone in Charlottesville? Of course they did. Why are they so quiet about that? Afterall, to get any scoop to help them discredit Trump would be a great story for them.
commented 2017-08-15 23:01:18 -0400
John, when the self absorbed and ideologically corrupt (not to mention monumentally duped) liberals surrender our country to the great replacement, everything you have to say will be completely irrelevant.
commented 2017-08-15 22:52:58 -0400
The fact is Islam should not be attacked and racism has to end.

People in Canada should instead demand better treatment of minorities and we need a nation of ideas rather than scapegoating. It is not hard to demand more ideas, more ways to fix problems, getting away from trivializing politics, and simply returning to policy, facts, getting away from emotion, and simply stop with easy solutions which the right wing for me is too guilty of.

Don’t forget it was John Tory a centre to centre-right mayor in Toronto that has embraced ANTIFA and BLM.

That man started the movement to say that regardless of political position we need to all embrace anti-racism, coming together with BLM, more equality, and quite frankly trying to mend the divides.

The fact is division does not build a better nation. If we are to have political parties, and many of them, they should agree more than disagree, which means there has to be some modicum of agreement on most ideas.
commented 2017-08-15 22:46:03 -0400
Here ya go Ezra and Faith: The version found on the wall in Mother Teresa’s home for children in Calcutta:

-People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
-If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
-If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends along with some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
-If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
-What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
-If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
-The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
-Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
-In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.
commented 2017-08-15 22:46:01 -0400
Well at least Andrew Scheer, Justin Trudeau and all the NDP candidates are all against white supremacy and it is not clear yet which Conservatives are ever going to appear on Rebel Media as they have damaged themselves by appearing in support of the white supremacy groups, and also with David Menzies in support of Kevin J Johnston and showing up his videos. People ought to be aware of that.

Also, Canada does have one advantage compared to the US. Since Canada has many parties on the left and the right and some in the centre, it is very difficult in a multi-party democracy to ever truly label the left and even the centre to centre-left as truly representing those groups, as politicians and their supporters are not that way.

In fact, I would argue that the only people in Canada to truly worry about are the white supremacists and the social conservatives that also believe in hating Muslims, starting wars, demonizing minorities and simply creating a toxic stew of fear.

That is where this hatred on the right wing begins, and the left wing is peaceful on the socialist left, but what Rebel fails to mention is how the Black Bloc, which is an anarchist group solely, joins with ANTIFA and the BLM.

The fact is in the US racial profiling does occur and people in good cars are stopped and in some cases sent to jail. People need to ask the hard questions, and all parties in Canada oppose white nationalism and neo-Nazism.

I feel that anti-Islam is very much a symptom of social conservatism and part of anti-immigration which is the precursor to white nationalism.
commented 2017-08-15 22:39:54 -0400
I’m not going to presume I know anything more than I don’t so I certainly don’t know the thoughts and motives behind these former excellent contributors to the rebel are. All I know is that there is a huge need for any counterbalance to the fake MSM and I find that with the Rebel. Yes they have made mistakes but nothing compared to the dishonest MSM.
commented 2017-08-15 22:38:28 -0400
Well in would seem by the comments that Jimmy “the mouth piece” Reese et al has morphed into a Sarah, with no last name of course.
Same shit, different diaper.
commented 2017-08-15 22:37:27 -0400
“The Rebel have supported the alt-right for the last year – prior to Ezra’s awakening now that alt-right is bad. "

And what does that have to do with Faith attending the rally to cover it as a reporter. You have claimed she attended for personal reasons, but do not have evidence of such.

“Ezra sends Faith Goldy to the alt-right event, because alt-right is good and yes, the Rebel was crusading for the conservative cause.”

You have stated it before and still have not provided anything to back that up, so saying it twice makes it correct.

Look, Sarah, you are leading this around in circles, just like Jimmy Reece does and before him Jimmy Da Silva. It this a leftie characteristic?

Do you people take classes on how to make a conversation go in circles until your opponent gives up in frustration?

Well, it worked. I am stepping off this conversational merry-go-round.
commented 2017-08-15 22:35:44 -0400
Liza Rosie,

Your reason for why they left is simple bitterness on your part. You only like someone when they tell you what you want to hear. Brian is no longer doing that per the concerns that he brought up regarding The Rebel and thus he is dead to you now.

I was hoping that Peter would have a more reasonable response to why he thinks Brian (a guy who helped create this place) had to leave along with two others.
commented 2017-08-15 22:27:46 -0400
Peter Netterville,

Again, The Rebel have supported the alt-right for the last year – prior to Ezra’s awakening now that alt-right is bad.

Ezra sends Faith Goldy to the alt-right event, because alt-right is good and yes, the Rebel was crusading for the conservative cause. Faith is there endlessly praising the alt-right, while calling the left evil.

Brian is most likely thinking what the hell is wrong with you Ezra, the alt-right is horrible and we shouldn’t be there.

Faith Goldy’s direct quotes are all over the internet, making her look like a sympathizer. She does a video addressing the hate she is getting from liberals AND conservatives.

3 people quit The Rebel clearly over this event and the direction The Rebel has taken in general.

Everything I have said is completely reasonable. Until Lilly or someone else opens up further.
commented 2017-08-15 22:21:18 -0400
I also missed the question Sarah asked of me that Liza caught. Thanks Liza, I must be getting old … oh, wait … I am old.

Anyway, What Liza said would have been my response … or there about.
commented 2017-08-15 22:19:48 -0400
Sarah says, "So obviously he was thinking about bailing well before Charlottesville. "
So why didn’t he Sarah? Let that sink in.
commented 2017-08-15 22:18:53 -0400
Sarah said, “Ezra already commented on Brian in the media and Brian called bullshit in response.”

I must have missed that. Please reference for that me so I can read/hear it for myself. Thanks.
commented 2017-08-15 22:18:42 -0400
Sarah asks Peter, “I would still appreciate your view on why you think they left.”
How about mine Sarah, didn’t you like my opinion on why they left? They were strong armed by their other employer with the deeper pocket and more of the ‘right’ kind of influence in Ottawa. It is as simple as that.