It isn’t just the nut jobs in the USA. Marjorie Three Names and Bimbo Boebert, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Roger Stone and the newest religious members of SCOTUS. The likes of Alex Jones and Steve Bannon have been able to stay in business because the miserable and the misguided are looking for an answer, a guiding light— and the aforementioned provide one for them.
In Canada, we have Ezra Levant. The founder of Rebel Media and The Western Standard Online. Featuring seedy story-tellers and publishing unsubstantiated, alt-right-wing nonsense. Ezra sold Western Standard Online a few years ago, and eventually, it ended up in the hands of Derek Fildebrandt, an Albertan now representing a libertarian political party disguised as Conservative.
Derek’s got an audience in Alberta and rural Saskatchewan. But, he is so far off the rails that he was banned from the United Conservative Party, Alberta’s current provincial government. Truth be told, most UCP reps should be banned. The party’s leader is a conspiracy theorist who pushed hydroxychloroquine as a cure for C-19. Her top MLAs are heavily into Christian theology, happily shortchanging public education and instead funding private Christian charter schools. They’ve rewritten the curriculum for the public school system à la Ron Desantis. Same playbook — cries of critical race theory, deniers of proven science, creationist theory contradicting evolution, etc.
If you haven’t already figured it out, there is no doubt that these Canadian Conservatives are harnessed to the crazies from the Trump Republican Party. They are one and the same.
Stupid, short-sighted and tied to American extremists who push the Big Lie, they sing from the same song sheet. These dimwits profess a desire to secede from Canadian Federation.
Ezra, who was featured on Tucker’s “Fox Follies” to spread the manure a little thicker, has been successfully sued for his outrageous claims and behaviours. He uses fundraising methods akin to those of Trump. Screeching about being wronged by others and asking for money to support his cause. Check into his incredible story about the Royal Bank of Canada after the bank denied him a mortgage. Ezra suggests that the Prime Minister influenced that mortgage denial. Isn’t Ezra important? And, because the story was featured on Fox News, you know it has to be true. I mean Fox actually calls Ezra’s manure machine…