Alt Right Nationalist Admits that he is a Progressive

In his movie and companion book “Death of a Nation,” filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza presents an interview he conducted with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer, who has become a symbol of white nationalism.

D’Souza told WND the Spencer interview helps dispel “the media-left narrative” that “basically says that however bigoted the Democratic Party might have been in the past, nevertheless, white supremacy is clearly on the right.”

The movie opens Friday in theaters nationwide.

D’Souza asked Spencer about his beliefs and their philosophical underpinnings, including whether or not he sought to conserve the principles of America’s founding.

“I’ve been critical of the American founding throughout my career,” Spencer replied.

The whole concept of individual rights, he said, was “problematic.”

Later in the interview, D’Souza asked Spencer about the fundamental conservative principle of limited government.

“No individual has a right outside of a collective community. You have rights, not eternally or given by God or by nature,” Spencer said.

D’Souza then asked: “Who gives them to us?”

Spencer replied: “Ultimately the state gives those rights to you. The state is the source of rights. Not the individual.”

https://davidharrisjr.com/social-and-political/alt-right-nationalist-confesses-hes-progressive/

 

BBC World: Sarah Jeong: NY Times stands by racist tweets reporter

The New York Times has defended a new member of its editorial board who wrote racist tweets about white people.

The newspaper’s announcement that it was hiring Sarah Jeong met an outpouring of online criticism after her old posts were unearthed.

In a statement, the Times said that Ms Jeong regrets her remarks and she had been responding to online abuse.

The Times this year fired a new writer after old tweets that caused offence emerged.

Quinn Norton was let go only hours after the newspaper announced her hire in February.

Ms Norton had retweeted a slur about African-Americans, had posted homophobic remarks and said she had befriended neo-Nazis.

Ms Jeong wrote in one tweet from July 2014: “Oh man it’s kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men.”

One online critic posted a selection of Ms Jeong’s other tweets, which contain obscenities.

“Are white people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically being only fit to live underground like groveling goblins,” she said in December 2014.

The South Korea-born journalist, who was raised in the US, also used the hashtag “#CancelWhitePeople” and referred to white people as “dogs”.

She attended Harvard Law School and has previously written for the Atlantic, Motherboard, the Washington Post and the New York Times Magazine.

In a statement on Thursday, the newspaper’s corporate communications team said Ms Jeong’s “journalism and the fact that she is a young Asian woman have made her the subject of frequent online harassment.

 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45052534

Female hotel staff harassed in Trudeau’s “makeshift migrant camps” | Sheila Gunn Reid

Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel.Media reports: In part two of our investigation into Trudeau’s policy of turning Canadian hotels into makeshift migrant camps, we’ll show you how Syrian refugees treated the hotel staff tasked with cleaning up after them and repairing the damage they left in their wake.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_67DKIvuqA

 

 

Docs reveal SHOCKING damage in hotels housing Syrian refugees | Sheila Gunn Reid

Sheila Gunn Reid of The Rebel.Media reports: Trudeau wants to house another batch of migrants in Canadian hotels and that’s bad news for the hotels and the staff who work there. Watch as Sheila shares what was revealed in access to information documents regarding the damage done to hotels that housed Syrian migrants.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DvV1I_-Kl8

Restaurant owner jailed for 90 days, fined for not paying their staff

TORONTO — The owner of a now defunct Toronto-area restaurant chain has been jailed for 90 days for failing to comply with a government order to pay former employees wages and other money they were owed.

In addition, Ontario court justice of the peace Karen Walker fined Yuk Yee (Ellen) Pun and the companies behind the Regal restaurant chain $900,000 for the failure.

In one of the largest cases of its kind, Pun and the corporations she controlled breached Ontario employment laws by failing to pay more than 60 employees $676,000 in wages, overtime and other mandatory compensation. In June, 2015, the Ministry of Labour ordered her to pay them more than $457,000.

However, Pun and her companies failed to pay the full amount, prompting Walker to convict them in Newmarket, Ont., this week under the Employment Standards Act. All pleaded guilty to the charges.

Avvy Go, a lawyer with the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic in Toronto, said the punishment meted out is not common.

“It is one of the few cases where the court has imposed a jail sentence on a director of a company for failing to comply with the Employment Standard Act,” Go said in a statement. “This sentence shows the seriousness of the breach committed by Ellen Pun and her companies.”

The Ministry of Labour said the claimants were administrative staff, food services providers and cleaning staff. Many spoke little English and required an interpreter and the legal aid clinic to file their claims.

Between June 2013 and April 2014, the ministry received 68 complaints from employees of the 12 corporate defendants, none of whom is still in business. Each claim involved unpaid wages ranging from a few hundred dollars to as much as $45,000 earned from May 2013 into February of 2014, the ministry said.

Although the total amount the workers were short-changed was more than $676,000, the ministry could not legally order restitution of more than $457,000 plus an administrative fee. However, Pun paid only $104,800, leading to the court case and sentence.

“It sends a strong message to other employers that they must respect the rights of their employees under the law,” Go said.

The restaurants shut down in 2013, leaving the employees without jobs, weeks or months of back pay, and termination money. In all, 68 individuals filed claims. The initial Labour Ministry order followed a year-long investigation.

Among the dozen corporate entities fined in the case were Ellen’s Health Food, Ellen’s Investment Holding and various numbered companies.

Coincidentally, the Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday refused Pun’s leave to contest her unrelated fraud conviction and 30-month jail sentence. In that case, an Ontario court convicted her after she convinced a doctor to give her $620,000 to buy land but the money vanished and no land was ever purchased.

 

https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/restaurant-owner-jailed-for-90-days-fined-for-not-paying-their-staff-1.4038053