Canadian citizens are living in the classic movie, Network, when news anchor Howard Beale breaks down, leans out the window and screams, ““I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!” ⁃ TN Editor
Canadian coronavirus lockdown policies have been, and remain, some of the most stringent and restrictive in the entire Western world. It may be a Commonwealth thing, given that Australia and New Zealand have also descended into unrecognizable islands of cruel and capricious public health tyranny.
In Ontario, citizens are now allowed to eat popcorn at movie theaters that only opened up again earlier this week on Monday at fifty percent capacity, and only because of comprehensive drubbing that the government was subjected to regarding this ridiculous, make-believe public health directive.
Life in Canada has been tedious, tyrannical, and indescribably punitive. That is why for many months throughout the pandemic, ordinary Americans and pundits alike have been looking north from the land of the free (red states at least) and pretty much sneering at Canadians, bereft as they are of the First and Second Amendments. The polite Canadians, they scoffed, without their guns and their freedom of speech, were a lost cause.
And then one day, Prime Minister Trudeau pushed the nice Canadians a rule too far.
On January 15th, his minority government enacted a vaccine mandate for Canadian cross-border truckers – 80% of whom are already estimated to be vaccinated. So the truckers said the buck stops here. They quickly organized a grassroots campaign, set up a GoFundMe and sent a 40-mile long convoy to Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. It’s not an anti-vaccine thing, it’s an anti-mandates thing. And though the media would claim it’s a racist thing, the organizers are a Jewish guy named Benjamin Dichter and a Metis woman named Tamara Lich. The mandates for truckers were the straw that broke the Canadians’ back. The Truckers For Freedom Convoy is now camped out in Ottawa, demanding an end to all vaccine mandates, and to restore Canadian freedoms.
Interestingly, as the 50,000 truck convoy approached Ottawa from Vancouver, Trudeau Tweeted that he would need to self-isolate for five days because he had been in close contact with someone who had tested positive. And as the truckers and their supporters descended upon the city, he was whisked away with his family to an undisclosed location “for security purposes” and then promptly announced that he had tested positive for coronavirus (more isolation).
With over one million citizens at their capital demonstrating for freedom, and thousands of determined truckers saturating every single road around Parliament Hill, Trudeau offered no olive branch to the protesters. No, he would not meet with them, those racist, misogynists. Those Canadians with “unacceptable views” (like these guys here).
No, instead of calming the waters and speaking with the people, he doubled down and began a series of grotesque verbal attacks on the multiethnic, multicultural demonstrators, with members of Indigenous peoples very highly represented. To add insult to injury, his federal Minister of Transportation concurrently announced that not only would the vaccine and cross border mandates remain, but plans were well underway for the government to implement an interprovincial vaccine mandate especially for truckers. Revenge, served cold. After all he has done for us, the peasants are ingrates! How dare the people not appreciate their Dear Leader?
Taking a page from the American January 6th playbook, the Canadian mainstream media (largely subsidized by the Canadian taxpayers) has chosen to highlight the lone kooks in the crowd with bad flags (precisely one Confederate and one Nazi) and added additional hatred toward the peaceful, orderly and patriotic protesters. Their American media counterparts are sneering with equal disdain.
With the Prime Minister still in hiding, whoops, sorry, “isolation,” one would think it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for Conservatives, particularly Her Majesty’s Loyal Leader of the Opposition, to, as Professor Jordan Peterson exhorted, to seize the day and put the screws to the Prime Minister, to rise to the occasion and lead.
Alas, there would be no Carpe Dieming from the blander than margarine O’Toole. And by flip-flopping at a time of national need, and not reading the political tea leaves has secured his political demise. He’s digging in his heels, but it’s over. The truckers haven’t gotten rid of the mandates yet, but they now have one notably political scalp to their credit: Erin O’Toole, the guy who impossibly lost to Justin Trudeau.
Government rhetoric against the demonstrators is escalating. The Liberal government and liberal Mayor of Ottawa are urging protesters to leave, but the truckers say they have enough supplies for a two-year campaign and will not be coming home until freedom has been returned and all mandates are canceled.
The tides are changing in Canada and public opinion appears to be with the convoy. Inspired by the Canadian truckers, American, European and Australian truckers are also starting their own freedom convoys. As unimaginable as it would have seemed just a few weeks ago, Canadians are now seen internationally as a “ray of sunshine” and an inspiration.
Will Justin Trudeau back down and negotiate? Capitulate? Or will Trudeau’s classless verbal attacks morph into physical retaliation against the mostly working class truckers, their supporters on the ground in Ottawa and the millions of Canadians who also disagree with him and his sweeping mandates and are demanding their freedom? Stay tuned.
I hope they are successful! Now, America what are you going to do?? I for one will stand for our God given freedom!
don’t worry you can change this later | “Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.” –William Blake (michaelburns1.ca)
I wake up and check on the truckers every morning as well as the protesters and that lying SOB, murderer and coward Trudeau. If his mouth is moving, he is lying without exception.
Good news is that, apparently, after the so-called ‘meeting’ with the local police where the truckers were told, “We’ve been told to tell you to leave or be arrested and your vehicles seized…” the authorities called the tow-truck companies who told them, “Sorry, we have covid.”
GO CANADA TRUCKERS AND PEOPLE!! KEEP IT UP.
Yeah, Nazi flag…. as if that didn’t have Antifa written all over it. And hint to leftist idiots. I live PRECISELY AND EXACTLY where that flag was spotted, Majors Hill Park. Fact is, it is slightly off where the main protest is, and I will bet you dollars to donuts it is another Antifa idiot who unfurled it, got a snap, then ran. Of course, all covered with glasses, mask, etc – usual Antifa fasco-Marxist garb. But here’s the rub for these leftist idiots. HINT TO IDIOT ANTIFA BROWSHIRTS: CANADA WAS NOT – REPEAT NOT -INVOLVED IN THE CIVIL WAR,… Read more »
Great article to draw our attention to… nicely written. I’ve been struggling to find articles that express the overview like this– and you found it.
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Unfortunately, the truckers and their supporters are up against not only globalist puppet Trudeau but also the behemoth of his wealthy and powerful globalist backers, using the pseudo-pandemic to push through their Great Reset and New Narrative agendas. This ruthless globalist cabal is well aware that if the Canadian domino falls, others are like quickly to follow -an eventuality they will literally do anything to prevent. One can only pray the brave Canadian rebels have sufficient resolve and resource to win this seminal battle against the would-be destroyers of national sovereignty and human rights. The very least those of us… Read more »
According to the (jewish) reporter, Ezra lavant of Rebel news, the gentlemen sporting a Nazi flag and others – went back to their ridiculously expensive Penthouse suite in the most expensive Hotel in town. (It was not a trucker stop).
Ezra Lavant suspects that these are (quite literally false flag) agent provocateurs supplied by the usual mass media invent your own news suspects. You know – the ones that have written the story even before they cause the events.
To debase a movement upon that one action is more telling of the narrative desperation than anything else. The GFM commie attempt to theive funds then disperse them to ” approved charities” has backfired spectacularly. Now we even have a car running over protesters. Will lil fidel be done for incitement for that ? Lol hardly but theres more to come. What next ? Military to remove them. Cant starve of freeze or defund them out. Tyrants dont run away with the loot until theres no other options. Bank of england welcomes those sorts