The problem that a lot of liberals have with the idea of freedom of speech is that they want to have freedom until it applies to someone they disagree with.
That’s the key thing there, is that they need to realize that it applies especially to people that we disagree with. If that isn’t the point then I do not know what is.
Just look at what has happened with the way liberals have been running rampant since the end of the election, and even more so since the end of the summer.
The Edmonton Proud Boys website, which is used for recruitment, also went down over the weekend but then resurfaced Monday afternoon.
“There’s definitely a sense of panic,” said Elizabeth Simons, deputy director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.
The Canadian Proud Boys had already split into factions last year, with some members forming the far-right nationalist Canada First, Simons told Global News.
But the storming of the U.S. Capitol building, and hints the Proud Boys could be added to Canada’s list of terrorist organizations, appeared to be causing more internal rifts, she said.
“It’s splintering them further. It’s causing a lot of them to reconsider whether they want to be part of it,” Simons said. “I suspect that we’re going to see more of that this week.”
The Canadian Proud Boys still have a Telegram channel, and some members post on the platform Gab. Telegram did not respond to requests for comment.
Described in a Canadian military report on hate groups as an “extremist conservative group” that is “openly Islamophobic and misogynistic,” the Proud Boys were founded by Canadian Gavin McGinnes.
It was one of several prominent right-wing extremist groups that took part in last Wednesday’s attempt to stop the certification of Joe Biden. The leader of the Proud Boys Hawaii chapter was charged over his alleged role in the incident, and the national leader was arrested on the eve of the event.