A crisis of Faith

It had to happen – watching her charging around in Charlottesville, I thought – oh dear, this is not going to end well.

There are four aspects:

1. Faith Goldy in Charlottesville
2. Faith and the Daily Stormer
3. Ezra’s own blackmail issue
4. The cancellation of the free speech debate.

To bring the uninitiated up to speed, Faith was one of the few pundits who was actually there on the ground at Charlottesville, she’d been warned not to go by her her own people at Rebel media, people who knew what would be done to her.

Now I admit to being a bit soft on the gal – she’s an orthodox Christian and a bit headstrong, very loyal, very caring etc. etc. – a good person but some of her views too extreme for the entire left, plus RINOs, plus the delicate.

There was a post on her here a few days back:

http://4liberty.org.uk/2017/08/15/the-millennial-civil-war/

Her superconfidence in one without the life experience to back it up is typical of the young but IMHO, as long as the things spoken are correct and the heart is good, then the manner can be excused.

But sometimes the manner and the pundit’s following can lead him or her into an ambush – witness Guido and Devil’s Kitchen on Marr a decade back. They were taken apart and the entire libertarian centre-right couldn’t believe how naive they’d been.

Ditto with Faith. She explains:

Alas, the failing corporate media has finally turned its collective attention to my reports.

If only I had their attention when I was covering a nationwide scandal involving Syrian migrants physically and sexually assaulting Canadian children on our publicly funded school grounds.

If only I had their attention when I was documenting the mass flow of illegal migrants through our southern border months ago, before it crescendoed into the crisis our country faces today.

If only I had their attention whilst calling for the prioritization of Christian refugees who face genocide in the Middle East, as opposed to those the United Nations sends us.

If only…

But, now that I have your attention, allow me to set the record straight:

I attended this weekend’s events in Charlottesville on my own accord as a reporter and commentator, not as a supporter. At no point did I represent Rebel Media while on the ground: Ezra Levant explicitly discouraged me from attending the rally in any capacity.

The stale media sources now running a campaign to discredit me (and my freedom-fighting, alligator-hided former boss) are the same cabal who labeled me a neo-Nazi and white supremacist at several other junctures of my career. This is nothing new. It is only because scenes from this particular event were so reprehensible and, indeed, deadly that their bleats seem more deafening now.

I stand by the observations I made; however, I understand some were in serious need of clarification. My follow-up video, posted on Rebel Media’s YouTube page, provides this clarification

Since that video, it has come to the public’s attention that I appeared on a podcast affiliated with the Daily Stormer while in Virginia. I made a poor decision that has had unintended negative personal and professional consequences on those I care about most.

I cannot ask my friends and colleagues to provide cover fire in a battle I walked towards — of my own volition, in spite of their warnings. For that reason I am relieved Ezra made the difficult decision for me by terminating my contract with The Rebel.

Thank you to Ezra and the Rebel team — each and every one of you — for an enriching and inimitable professional experience. Together, we investigated stories the mainstream media ignored and delivered crucial commentary, acting as a voice for the voiceless in this culture war.

I pray God guides me in the lessons He wants me to learn in this, confident that I will emerge more spirited than ever.

Notes

1. The Daily Stormer is a far right [and I use the term appropriately, as distinct from the leftist slurs], BNP or David Duke type thing and though much of what they say might be correct, it’s the accompanying guff like nazi flags which mean people should steer clear.

Similarly, The John Birch Society is not wrong about communism but the issue is that the other things associated with them are a bit off … or at least give ammunition to those seeking to snuff out the ideas expressed.

Nigel Farage distanced himself from Marine Le Pen for that reason and he’s now distancing himself from Anne-Marie Waters. AMW is actually correct in her policies, they’re nothing more than what many of us are posting and commenting on … but her background is socialist and that is doing for her.

Were you aware that G Edward Griffin who interviewed Yuri Bezmenov in that famous series in the 80s about the left in the USA was actually John Birch?  [Incidentally, archive this via flv or whatever, as it’s the complete interview:]

You see, a pundit needs to find such things out.

2. Ezra, who runs Rebel Media and was involved in a long stoush with the egregious Lynch of the CHRC some time back, is one of the bastions of free speech at this time and so, naturally, they’re trying to take him down and anyone associated with him.

Such as Faith Goldy.

But they’re also trying to do for Tommy Robinson:

https://www.therebel.media/blackmail_setting_the_record_straight

Now read that and ask yourself – was Ezra not just as naive as the young Faith in that extortion threat? And he trusts a gay mafia, politicized couple in the a/v area? Really? This is how the Narrative blinds even the good people.

Wake up and smell the coffee

You can’t just go and make statements, whether pundit or reader/commenter, and not expect there will be consequences. Most of those consequences at N.O. and OoL we take care of for you – we block the trolls but there are still things which you cannot get away with – see the policies page.

You should be able to get away with something non-defamatory and legal if there is such a thing as free speech … but there ain’t … so there ain’t.

The other part of the Faith Goldy saga is this:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/the-far-left-strikes-another-blow-against-free-speech/article/2631841

On Wednesday afternoon, a Canadian university, Ryerson, decided to immolate its educational principles. It cancelled a discussion between conservative journalist, Faith Goldy, and Professors Jordan Peterson and Gad Saad.

Let’s be clear, the excuse the school offers is fake. What’s really going on here is that Ryerson has decided to sacrifice intellectual curiosity at the altar of far-left fascism.

Declaring that it is “prioritizing public safety” over free speech, Ryerson is offering a false choice. For one, Ryerson is in Toronto, a city with more than 5,000 police officers and named the safest city in North America in 2015. Had Ryerson sought to preserve free speech, it could have requested and enacted a security envelope around the event.

A warped sense of political correctness is at blame here.

Watch the vid at the end of that link too.

Faith

How sad, how tragic.

How inevitable.

5 comments for “A crisis of Faith

  1. john in cheshire
    August 18, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    But we learn from our mistakes, don’t we James? I don’t think minor upsets, such as these are going to stop the likes of Faith, Tommy or Ezra. They’ll be extra cautious in future and hopefully Ezra will keep his money in his pocket when he encounters the likes of those young extortionists and not be so willing to let his altruistic intentions rule his head. I hope we haven’t seen the last of Rebel Media, Ezra, Tommy or Faith. This battle might be lost but the war is still to be fought and won.

  2. August 18, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    If an apparently dangerous movement is on the rise then it seems to me that someone ought to investigate it to find out what the heck is going on. I therefore think indeed that the BBC was right to interview Anjem Choudary and Faith Goldy was right to talk with Daily Stormer types. As I understand it she is just trying to understand their perspective. (I think while we are on the subject of the BBC though it should be investigated for many other things such as the cover-up of the Jimmy Savile affair).

    I do think that the far-left extremist David Attenborough who openly advocated the assassination of Donald Trump in a Radio Times interview should be completely shunned, sacked and no-platformed. Anjem for all his many faults never went quite THAT far. Similarly the bake-off presenter who apparently told his audience to stab Nigel Farage should similarly be completely shunned, sacked and no-platformed.

    James I think you catch my drift here – don’t fall in line with the MSM’s game of monstrous double standards. We believe in freedom of speech that falls short of incitement to violence, let’s stand by that reasonable standard. I haven’t lost my Faith.

    • August 18, 2017 at 3:57 pm

      Plus the David Attenborough should be renamed Boaty McBoatface.

  3. Errol
    August 18, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Te Left will nto stop until all you can say is what they want. This is fascism. That must – MUST – be repeated at every turn. They don’t want to engage, they want to silence. That’s all they want to do. Once you are silent, you cannot contradict them. They have a free reign to say what they like, whatever evil, hate filled mess, whatever diktat they proclaim and there is no one to oppose them.

    This is how the Left work throughout history. They have no changed. They are nasty, vicious, thuggish effluet whose sole efforts are for their own survival and propagation.

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