In early July the Toronto police arrested a man named Benjamin Levin, who most of us had never heard of. That was all about to change. The 61-year-old Levin was charged with seven counts of child exploitation, including charges of possessing and accessing child pornography, and was released into his brother’s custody on $100,000 bail. He has three brothers actually. One was, for 17 years, the books editor of the Globe and Mail, another is Canada’s ambassador to Cuba, and a third the Registrar at the University of Toronto. In other words, a power elite family.
Levin himself is very much part of that elite. He is an educationalist who has influenced schools and teachers all over the world, including Canada, and in particular Toronto, was a member of Kathleen Wynne’s transition team when she became Ontario premier, a professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), which is sadly vital in guiding this country’s teaching methods, and was also deputy minister of education in Ontario between 2004 and 2009 – the senior bureaucrat in the entire department.
An indication of the man’s importance and closeness to Canada’s leftist elites was shown at the gay pride parade in Toronto, held just a few days before his arrest, where he stood in line with Wynne, federal Liberal leader Justin Trudeau, and former interim federal Liberal leader and former Ontario NDP Premier Bob Rae – the leading trio of Canadian Liberal Party. He wasn’t part of a larger group, not there by chance, but part of the inner sanctum. This is, as it were, the real thing. Bob Rae’s wife sat alongside, as did Wynne’s lesbian partner. They all smiled broadly as homosexual church leader Brent Hawkes walked up to them to give what looked like some sort of blessing.
Levin hasn’t been convicted of anything of course, but we cannot fail to mention that he has been at the centre of educational politics and power for a generation, and was a major figure in the educational establishment that gave us the most recent extreme and perverse sex education curriculum. The curriculum was postponed due to public pressure, but almost as soon as she became Ontario Premier, Wynne said that she would re-introduce it, much to the chagrin and amazement even of some of her ministers, who had no idea why it was written in the first place.
For those who have forgotten just how sordid and provocative this trash was, it proposed that 11-year-olds learn about gender identity, homophobia, personal satisfaction, and discover their bodies through masturbation and vaginal lubrication. At 12 and 13 years of age they were to be taught about anal and oral sex. At all times they would be told that there were numerous genders, that we were the gender we wanted to be or thought we were, and not necessarily what we were born. There was also a concentration on homosexuality, bisexuality and gender transfer, and a weird, grotesque obsession with loveless and fringe sexuality that has no place in education, and certainly not in the education of such young children.
At the time a coalition of parents, Christian groups, other faiths, and general community members formed to stop the curriculum and also ask why during an era of financial cutbacks and education pressures so much time and money was being spent on all this. For their pains they were abused as cranks, extremists, conspiracy theorists, and haters. When some people wondered if there might even be an aspect of pedophilia to all this, the laughter and scorn could be heard from Toronto to Ottawa. The same, of course, was said of those who criticized Alfred Kinsey and his books and research on sexuality, which have shaped teaching and thought around sex, children, and behavior for decades, and still do. We know now, however, that he was himself a psychopath, liar, and pedophile who tortured and abused children and babies. His ideas have caused immeasurable damage, and the battle continues; in Croatia, for example, good people are even now fighting to try to prevent his ideas being introduced into schools.
As I wrote earlier, Benjamin Levin has not been convicted of anything, and I am sure his lawyer Clayton Ruby, who also represented abortionist Henry Morgentaler, will defend his client to the best of his ability. As for the education curriculum in Ontario, Wynne is determined to force it on children, mums, and dad in her province, and she – just like Levin – has lots of friends and admirers in high places. Suffer the children, pity their future.
Michael Coren’s website is www.michaelcoren.com, where he can be booked for speeches and his books purchased.