Canada’s State Broadcaster Has Found A New Far-Right Dog-Whistle — The Word ‘Freedom’

Written by Sir John, Eh! on February 14, 2022

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This just goes to show you that it isn’t just the United States media that has an overt left-wing agenda.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has decided to post an article that suggests that “freedom” is a malleable term that the “far-right” uses to fight against freedoms for others.

It’s a batcrap crazy take, but welcome to the insanity of the CBC. Honestly, if it wasn’t given a bajillion dollars a year from the government, it would be but a distant memory in 2022.

Still, these commie-sympathizers decided to run it.

Yikes! With this take on freedom, does CBC actually stand for the “Communist Broadcasting Corporation”?

Of course, the CBC thinks that anyone to the right of Karl Marx is a “far-right extremist.”

It’s not even worth clicking on the link, honestly. It’s precisely what you’d expect — people who want freedom on the right are actually trying to impose restrictions on other people somehow.

The article says that freedom is a “flexible” term that can mean a lot of different things.

And, of course, there’s a reference to January 6 — the riot that is a perpetual gift to the leftwing zealots all over the world.

That flexibility, in part, has fuelled its growth among certain groups, said Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at the Oshawa-based Ontario Tech University.

“It is a term that has resonated…. You can define it and understand it and sort of manipulate it in a way that makes sense to you and is useful to you, depending on your perspective,” she told Cross Country Checkup.

It’s also a term that has thrived among far-right groups, said Perry, one of a number of experts who say the presence of far-right groups in Canada is growing.

As seen among some protesters currently opposing vaccine mandates and other public health measures, freedom signals a desire for freedom from government intervention or overreach, Perry noted.

“I think it resonates very much with what we’ve been seeing — and maybe takes some inspiration from what we’ve been seeing — in the U.S. over the last year and a half or so, leading up to the last election and events of Jan. 6,” she said, referring to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Source: CBC

So, who are these “experts” that the CBC is relying on? Quillette editor Jonathan Kay explains that these are grievance hustlers who make a name (and career) for themselves by pushing unsubstantiated rumors suggesting that neo-Nazis are prowling around all over Canada.

There’s Bernie Farber who was caught by Kay using a photo of an anti-semitic flyer from Miami a few weeks ago to smear the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa.

And Barbara Perry who is quoted above has a list of 300 neo-Nazi groups in Canada that she won’t release for reasons unknown. You’d think that if the rise of this sort of racism in Canada was a growing threat, she’d put out the list.

So, to sum up, the CBC has listed two experts both from the same organization whose leader has pushed a hate hoax against the truckers. It also included a comment from Elisabeth Anker, who wrote a book titled, “Ugly Freedom” and recently had an op-ed in the New York Times that shows that she’s a leftist that wants to use the call for freedom as a cudgel.

It turns out that the Canadian Anti-Hate Network got some cash from Prime Minister Trudeau. Of course, they do.

The CBC is getting lambasted by Canadians.

The most prominent Canadian has weighed in…

The Premier of Alberta has blasted them for it.

Other Canadian politicians have also schooled the CBC on what freedom means.

Canadian reporters are also slapping the CBC around for this nonsense.

It’s even getting noticed by those who live in the Land of the Free…

For years the Conservatives in Canada have been calling for the defunding of the CBC. Now you know why.

Sir John, Eh!
Sir John, Eh! Is ClashDaily's Canadian Correspondent who occasionally weighs in on what's going on in America's hat.