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On a special October 16, 2014 episode of Exposing Faux Capitalism, I interviewed Arthur Topham, who has been charged as a political thought criminal for allegedly violating Canada’s Criminal Code provisions for “willfully promoting hatred,” for his writings at his site, RadicalPress.com.

In this interview, the issues we discussed included:

- The Ontario Civil Liberties Association supporting his case and calling for a repeal of all “hate crime” provisions in the Criminal Code and circulating a petition calling for the B.C. Attorney General to revoke her consent for the prosecution of Arthur Topham.
– He was charged with a crime after the Human Rights Commission was no longer to hear so-called hate cases in 2012.
– The tight control of the media and the blackout on mass media coverage of his case ever since November 2012 with a single National Post article.
– The phony media, with so-called liberal newspapers like the Toronto Star not making counter-point arguments to the supposed right-wing National Post newspaper on their article.
– The inconsistencies in the charge and with his prosecution.
– The Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees those charged “to be tried within a reasonable time,” yet he was charged in 2012, and his trial has finally been scheduled for October 2015.
– The political nature of the crime, with the Attorney General of the province having to sign off on it.
– The selective application of the law, with others not prosecuted, despite doing similar or more things than Arthur Topham did.

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An excerpt from an email to my Member of Parliament on October 10, 2014, on what every Canadian Member of Parliament should be aware of in lieu of Parliament’s vote to support air strikes against ISIS. Consider passing on this information to your Member of Parliament, and as things escalate according to plan, some may begin to raise questions behind closed doors and consider whether these military interventions are truly in the Canadian national interest.

I wanted to draw your attention to the remarks of former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Gen. Wesley Clark, that indicate these latest events may all be part of a bigger plan being played out by others who have no Canadian national interest, as he appeared on the program Democracy Now! in 2007 (transcript here) and described his meeting with a General at the Pentagon in 2001 after the start of bombing in Afghanistan, and he was told “This is a memo that describes how we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”

The timeline hasn’t held up, but since then, Iraq was invaded in 2003, Sudan was broken up in 2005 with South Sudan proclaiming independence in 2011, Lebanon’s former Prime Minister was assassinated in 2005, the U.S. has been continuing air strikes against Somalia to this day, Libya was taken over in 2011, the U.S. has since officially been providing military support to rebels against Assad in Syria, and Israel has repeatedly been saying that it will not hesitate to respond militarily to Iran’s ongoing nuclear program regardless of the international process through the IAEA.

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Arthur Topham, a Canadian and resident of British Columbia, was charged in 2012 under the Criminal Code with “willfully promoting hatred” for some of his articles at his site, Radical Press.

On September 24, 2014, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association has publicly come out in support of Topham’s right to free expression and has created an online petition that already has nearly 200 signatories in under 24 hours (including myself).

Amazingly, he was charged in part for producing a satirical version of the seriously intended 1941 book, Germany Must Perish!, which actually called for the forced sterilization of Germans, calling it Israel Must Perish!, and replacing all references to Germans with Jews, to show the political and ethnic motivations behind these “hate crime” charges.

He was also charged in part for reproducing the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, despite it being sold on Amazon.ca and in Canadian brick-and-mortar bookstores.

The petition calls upon the British Columbia Attorney-General to retract her consent for the criminal proceedings against Topham, since such consent is required for any “hate crime” charges, directly illustrating the political nature of these charges.

For an extensive interview with Topham on his charges and other issues, see this December 2013 interview conducted by Canadian journalist, Joshua Blakeney.

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Australia’s ahead of Canada, in getting its first explicitly libertarian parliamentarian — Senator David Leyonhjelm.

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given Australia’s high Economic Freedom Index rating for several years in a row by the Heritage Foundation, with its 2014 rating of third place compared to Canada in sixth place and the United States as low as 11th place.

It sure helped that Australia now has an elected senate, as there’s no way an open libertarian would be appointed to any legislative body in a parliamentary system.

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In the run-up to the June 12, 2014 Ontario provincial election, Allen Small, Ontario Libertarian Party leader, was interviewed by the Sun News Network on June 4.

Once again, the private sector continues to lead in providing alternative voices that the public sector claims to offer, despite Ontario’s public broadcaster, TVO, deciding not to provide any TV coverage of the Ontario Libertarian Party, despite its 74 candidates, which could theoretically form a majority government for the first time in its history.

For more on Allen Small, see my comprehensive March 20, 2014 interview with him.

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From the June 3, 2014 Toronto Star article, NRA criticizes ‘open carry’ gun rallies as ‘downright weird’, my comment was chosen as an “Editor’s Pick”:

FauxCapitalist

American gun culture is not supposed to make sense to anyone else, and that’s because our country was never born in violent revolution, we have nothing like their Second Amendment, and we never had a civil war. When you consider those factors, American gun culture doesn’t seem so weird or objectionable anymore, from their unique context.

They likely chose it because it makes Canadians think American gun culture is an oddity, but my purpose was to put it in a valid and particular context what otherwise doesn’t make much sense to most Canadians from a Canadian context.

Here are some other comments I made:

FauxCapitalist

@Ymhos What part? About the ability to carry hand-guns, or the right to keep and bear arms at all? If you find the latter weird, then perhaps you find many of America’s defining cultural differences weird.

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@besiboo We’re talking about American history, not Canadian history. At the time it was written, in 1789, it meant muskets, since they were what was used in the Revolutionary War. If they meant only muskets, they would’ve said so.

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@whodat singer It says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” People have rights, not militias. The Second Amendment granted no rights. It recognized an existing natural right of self-defence with arms, and was specifically intended to apply only to the federal government, to protect against the kind of government tyranny by King George that Americans had recently fought and died combating.

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@wetsurfer Times change, but principles don’t change. The Second Amendment was intended to provide the capability for the last resort of violent resistance in the face of government tyranny once all other amendments and peaceful resorts failed. Slavery wasn’t justifiable, being armed, is. Read the late Russian Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s Gulag Archipelago, about how the Soviet terror could’ve been ended if only the people violently resisted before it was too late.

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@The Real Meatloaf The U.S. Supreme Court, in the Heller case, decided that “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” protects an individual right outside of the Militia, and even Barack Obama has stated as much.

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@thainion There’s no expiration on the Amendment. The proper way to change the Constitution is by passing another amendment, as has been done 27 times.

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@mrestivo4u2 In those states that allow open carry, I can see why some do it, because it’s a right in those states, whereas concealed carry is treated as a privilege, and the Second Amendment is clear, that as far as the federal government is concerned, it has no power to infringe the right to keep and bear arms.

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The Columbine, Virgina Tech and Aurora Colorado shootings all took place in “gun-free” zones.

For more on guns, and the divide between Canada and the United States, see my articles:

1) Canada’s long-gun registry: a feel-good failure

2) “You’re not much of a libertarian” (for not signing my petition)

3) America’s are “gun crazy” and Canadians are disarmed?

4) The great Canadian-American gun divide

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Subsequent to my brief summary of the first hour of Dr. Ricardo Duchesne’s April 18, 2014 Red Ice Radio appearance, here is a full summary of his second hour appearance, available to members only:

- What about exploration of North and South Pole, and world’s tallest mountains by Europeans without violence? Critics of Western civilization don’t talk about it
12m – Double standard of critics of Western civilization who don’t talk about success and accomplishments
16m – Idealists today who change their tune if they landed in Canada in the 16th century in order to survive
17m – We live in a very affluent world today, and we don’t appreciate what it takes to achieve these things
18m – Ignorance and lack of thankfulness of what it takes to build up a successful society
19m – Whites in Toronto and Vancouver universities putting themselves down in front of non-whites
20m – Doesn’t think these critics have morality on their side when they just point to genocide of natives, and don’t consider pioneering spirit of European ancestors
22m – Colonization is a thing of the past
26m – Referred to rampant Muslim violence and rapes in Europe
– Excuses made for that
28m – 620,000 American men died in ending slavery
31m – False notion of collective guilt for slavery when only 5% of whites owned slaves in U.S.
32m – Cultural Marxists looked for other allies
33m – Working class knows there’s something wrong with mass immigration, but elites who live in safe, majority-white neighbourhoods are pushing it
– He’s angered by these immoral hypocrites, who are not to be trusted
34m – Frankfurt School
35m – Much easier to control people with no tie to ancestors or the past
– Convergence between leftist Cultural Marxists and right wing corporate neocons
37m – Corporatists who think white nations are just marketplaces
39m – Interesting convergence between Cultural Marxism and corporatism
41m – Someone he talked with who said the Cultural Marxists are useful idiots w.r.t. corporate people, but he disagrees with that
42m – White population in U.S. more disposed to look toward themselves for solutions instead of govt
43m – Tony Blair and Labour Party’s clause 4
– Fabian Society and Tony Blair
47m – Surprised at how fast mass non-white immigration happened after white-preferential immigration policies were removed
49m – William Lyon Mackenzie King could’ve said we want Canada to be European in character, but not anymore
50m – There is a conspiratorial element to official multiculturalism
51m – Duplicitous elites
– People from China and Japan are wondering what’s going on with Western immigration policies
54m – Canada already was very multicultural in 1971 before the official policy of multiculturalism
56m – Mass immigration from the rest of the world only being done in white countries
– In updated UNB website, you rarely see white males, despite mostly being white province
– They’re doing it to get people prepared for a racially mixed society
59m – When he searches for his name, the first thing that comes up is “racist”, but he’s never said anything remotely openly racist
– He’s been warned that if he was at a bigger university, they would’ve come after him
– Said he’s ostracized at his university
1h – Says he was born in Puerto Rico, thinks he’s predominantly white and identifies with white people on racial terms, and he’s been in Canada most of his life, and culturally, he’s Western and Euro-centric
1h1m – They think he’s a bit of weirdo — they can’t comprehend him
1h4m – He has a brother who thinks that problems of the world can be avoided with one race — he doesn’t think Chinese and Japanese will accept that
1h5m – Media pushing race mixing
– In U.S., blacks and whites are supposed to be equal, but standings and achievements are unequal, so they want a mixed race to level the playing field
1h6m – Article about natural blondes dying out in 200 years
1h7m – Said whites need to start thinking in racial terms, that there is this movement against them — that they’re being targeted and demonized
1h8m – Mitt Romney criticized for his family being too white — they adopted an African kid
– Race has been excluded from the discussion, and it’s said to be a social construct
1h9m – Said race has been excluded from the conversation, and it’s a war against the white race
– Said if white people don’t develop a sense of dignity and pride, and stand up, they will be overwhelmed
1h10m – United Nations definition of genocide
– Said white people have to realize they have to pay the price of being called racist if they want to survive
– Said he doesn’t care if he’s called a racist anymore, because he doesn’t accept their terms of their premises
1h11m – His book is not reviewed by conventional reviewers
1h13m – Swedish census bureau says 16% are now immigrants
– In his 2011 book, he said the West was a culture, and did not have ethnic boundaries
– In a recent article, he expressed his updated view, which is that the West cannot be separated from ethnicity
1h13m – Said, in his view, a society in which whites become a minority, it ceases to be a Western society, and becomes something else
– Said if we want to preserve European Western civilization, we have to preserve Western ethnicity
1h15m – Said they’re afraid, because we have science, human nature, history, loyalty, pride. On their side, they have infantile views about human togetherness and deceptions and manipulations, and don’t have ethics on their side.

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