At certain stages in the life of civilization you ridicule people like Ezra Levent. We do this because all the simple minded people who believe the spittle he drools - are pretenders; they are followers, scared people lost in a inexplicably confusing tangle of things they do not begin to understnad; people who would never do anything unique of daring ... they go with the flow, in essence, they hide...
So we ridicule people like Ezra Levanr - and the rage filled knee-jerks who lust his evil words. We ridicule them - and those secrete racists run and hide.
And that's the end of it - for a time. When it raises it's ugly head again; we ridicule it again - and it goes away - again.
At other times in the history of civilization - most notably when there is a generations-long economic depression - or generations of war - when there is no happiness, no future, and perhaps starvation - when we are faced with times like these - we see popular movements of the haters --- lead by people like Ezra Levant.
And in their mobs they will become braver than they are. And sometimes they kill a little bit - and that puts the blood lust on their tongues - where before there were only words.
It is at times like these, that is when the lessons we know from history are so important. Because we know, we remember: when the night of broken glass comes - all progressives know this - it is already too late --- and we promise, we will not be late again.
But this is not that time... .
So - to the infinite ridicule of Ezra Levant.
Below is a quote of what Ezra Levant said - from an article in the National Post that inspired this article:
Bernie M. Farber, et al.: Hating the Jew, hating the ‘gypsy’ | by Bernie M. Farber, Nate Leipciger and Avrum Rosensweig | Special to National Post | 12/09/25 - http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2012/09/25/bernie-m-farber-et-al-hating-the-jew-hating-the-gypsy/
.. what he said ...
Oh wait a minute, first this, (for those detail people out there - like me)
I should note before our ridicule begins - for those who haven't figured this yet ... that simply because a racist culture produces words that mirror racist ideas, doesn't make the racist idea correct just because there's a entomology of related words around the racist idea in that culture - or cultures.
Now, what Ezra Levant said:
“These are gypsies, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase gypsy and cheater have been so interchangeable historically that the word has entered the English language as a verb: he gypped me. Well the gypsies have gypped us. Too many have come here as false refugees. And they come here to gyp us again and rob us blind as they have done in Europe for centuries … They’re gypsies. And one of the central characteristics of that culture is that their chief economy is theft and begging.”
Ezra Levant, Sun Media, September 5, 2013
Let's play with this a bit:
“These are Canadians, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase Canadian and cheater have been so interchangeable historically that the word has entered the English language as a verb: he Canada-ed me. Well the Canadians have Canada-ed us. Too many have come here as false refugees. And they come here to cana us again and rob us blind as they have done in Europe for centuries … They’re Canadians. And one of the central characteristics of that culture is that their chief economy is ingratiating themselvs in Florida and California, and begging for Green Cards at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Offices wherever they go.”
And now to our closest friends; those ones we are therefore sometimes too critical of:
“These are Americans, a culture synonymous with swindlers. The phrase 'American' and cheater have been so interchangeable in most parts of the world these days that the word has almost entered the English language as a verb: 'he mericed me'. Well the Americans have mericed us. Too many have come here as false refugees during the Vietnam War. And they come here to 'meric' us again and rob us blind as they have done for centuries … They’re Americans. And one of the central characteristics of that culture is that their chief economy is imperial conquest through the unspeakable slaughter of total war.”
I should note I am not a Jew; I am not Roma. I am but a citizen who feels duty bound to stand against prejudice. I do it every day - as necessary. I will continue to do it, happily - as necessary. It feels good to do it - even though it may be necessary - to do it every day.