Re: Ezra Levant Makes SenseApr 23rd, 2009
=Levant's beliefs, every one of them, even the radical ones he held as a young man, are perfectly legitimate.
Colpy, legitimate? How?
They are within the realm of normal, every day political discourse.
Levant has the right to hold those positions and the right to express them. But they are hardly in the realm of normal, every day political discourse. How many others are advocating privatization of CPP, or dismantling of universal health care? I wouldn’t call that normal political discourse.
And, BTW, we haven't had "universal" health care in this country for a long, long time. Just ask the rich and powerful where THEY get their medical care. Usually not in Canada.........for basic health care to
be sustainable for the masses, it may have to become less "universal", in other words, the rich might have to pay, as they do now to jump the line in private clinics.......hardly an "extremist" idea, especially as it was so effectively encouraged by the Liberal gov'ts of this country........
Levant is, as I have said before, a democrat, a good citizen..........he contributes to society in positive ways, and stays within the limits of law and convention.
He may be a democrat and a good citizen for all I know (personally I don’t know him at all). Also, I assume he stays within limit of law and convention. But contribute to the society in positive ways? I have my doubts about that. Now, it may be that he gives to charities, helps old ladies cross the street, rescues an animal in distress, I don’t’ know. But no way he contributes to the discourse in positive ways, with his views that CPP should be privatized, or that health care should be privatized.
Yet you condemn him, refuse to carry on an intellectual exploration of his persecution by the government, simply because he disagrees with you.
No, I condemn him because he has extremist views. I don’t condemn conservatives, even though I disagree with them.
I'm a right wing extremist, by your definition.....why do you read me??????
Do you call yourself a right wing extremist? If you advocated privatization of CPP, dismantling of universal health care, I don’t think I would read you either. While you (or Levant) have the right to express such views, there is nothing that says I should take them seriously.
Do I get my "extremist" credentials back???
Is my campaign against Holocaust deniers suspect because I am a right wing extremist?
It would be suspect if you were a right wing extremist. If Zundle conducts a campaign against holocaust deniers, who would believe him?
BTW, in 1968, Zundel ran for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada.....but he was beaten out by that former Fascist, Pierre Trudeau.
Speaking of extremists.