Sunday, December 11, 2016
The Professional Bigotry of Ezra Levant
When Ezra Levant organized an anti-carbon tax rally on the steps of the Alberta legislature last Sunday, he was no doubt hoping it would make him a force to be reckoned with in that province, and a ton of money.
Not necessarily in that order.
But as we all know it all went horribly wrong, when Chris Alexander managed to inflame the Rebel mob into chanting "lock her up, lock her up."
And Levant's ugly rally was condemned by decent people all over Canada.
So now the self styled "Rebel Commander" is furious.
Claiming the chant was just a "joke,"
Lashing out at the media AND his own Cons for dumping all over his nasty little show.
And as this excerpt from one of his latest diatribes demonstrates, clearly going off the deep end...
Claiming that his supporters are the real victims not Rachel Notley.
And that he's not going to try to stop his Rebel mob from chanting those ugly words at a similar rally in Calgary today.
Conservative provocateur Ezra Levant says he won’t tell people attending an anti-carbon tax rally in Calgary on Sunday what they can chant, despite the controversy over cries of “lock her up” aimed at Premier Rachel Notley at last weekend’s event in Edmonton.
Asked in an interview Thursday if the “lock her up” chant would be discouraged or encouraged, Levant replied that “you better get a good seat if you want an answer to that question.”
Which of course is no surprise, since he has been demonizing the decent Rachel Notley in a most bestial manner ever since she was elected Premier.
And that professional bigot is already flogging this t-shirt at his ratty Rebel shop...
And like Kellie Leitch and other Cons, is now also channelling Donald Trump and importing his racist and xenophobic filth into our country.
But despite that, his rally today will be attended by a long list of the usual suspects. Kellie Leitch will be there, and Chris Alexander will be addressing the Rebel mob.
And while I can see the comic possibilities, the media will cover them and by so doing help normalize an Ezra Levant production, which should never be normalized.
For obvious reasons...
Not unless we want to encourage a man who has made bigotry his business.
Or see our peaceful country torn apart by racism and xenophobia, like the U.S. and so many European countries.
In these dark times we need that like a hole in the head.
And yes, as I have said for years, if we had proper hate laws in this country like they have in Britain.
Our shabby professional bigot would have been locked up long ago...