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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment.
"Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts.
"Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"
If it passes then Canada will never be a free and democratic nation again It will be a despotic regime ruled by vindictive authoritarians similar to Communist China or many third world regimes: scapegoating and criminalizing good people who stand up for democratic values and ruining the lives. I wish I were exaggerating but that process has already started.
More than 200 bank accounts frozen of working-class people who tried to save their country through peaceful protest. Criminal charges being applied to thousands in the coming weeks for just exercising their lawful right of assembly and free speech. But this is just the beginning.
Yes freezing bank accounts is bad enough but it’s going to get much worse. Don’t think it can’t happen here. To paraphrase an old verse, from Martin Niemoller:
First they came for the unvaccinated, and I didn’t speak up, because I was vaccinated. Then they came for the truckers, and I didn’t speak up, because I wasn’t a trucker or supporter. Then they came for anyone who was critical of the Trudeau regime (or whose neighbour snitched on them for any reason or who made a social media comment deemed “unacceptable”) and I didn’t speak up, because I didn’t want to get in trouble. But then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.
We are witnessing the end of Canada as a free nation, a liberal democracy. If the vote passes Monday expect mass arrests to follow — i.e, for anyone who disagrees with Trudeau: complete eradication of freedom of speech, people encouraged to report on their neighbours, arbitrary detention and imprison by state police, public shaming rituals online and in the media, and all the hallmarks of despotic regions around the world. It’s already happening.
There is every indication that those labelled enemies of the state for daring to advocate for individual rights and freedoms and civil liberties will suffer persecution and even become the victim of human rights violations.
If this all comes to pass, some people will pretend that Trudeau is a benign dictator and try to curry his favour. But ultimately no one is safe, not even the government leaders themselves. Those behind this — I believe it is Communist China — will stop at nothing to achieve domination over Canada, to own it. Those who think they’re safe now are not. No one is under that type of regime. If this is not the Canada you love, then tell your MP and Senators.
The memo below is complicated but take the time to look at it. Here are some of the arguments I have come up with. I think the MPs and Senators know why it’s wrong but many will vote with Trudeau out of fear or careerism, which is sad, but maybe there will enough who have integrity and will take their responsibility to the country seriously enough to break with their Party over this (we hope). If not, after Monday night, Canada will cease to exist as a free nation and will become a dictatorship.
It’s easy to look away and think you’re safe if you lay low, but people in the USSR did that and they were taken anyway. Under that type of government your neighbour can turn you in for any infraction real or imagined and they arrest you. They’re going after innocent people right now, freezing bank accounts and laying criminal charges against people who attended the peaceful rally in Ottawa. It’s already starting.
The media wrongly portrayed these good folks as “insurrectionists” which is a complete lie. They were objecting to two years of government overreach, understandably. The protest was an expression of pain at the things they suffered. All Trudeau had to do is meet with them and lay out a plan for ending mandates as other nations have done — and as many provinces are now doing. Instead he used divisive rhetoric to divide the nation and scapegoat and criminalize them, unjustly. In retrospect, it seems quite calculated to justify this power grab.
The implications of the Emergency Act go well beyond the truckers and those who support them. If this Act is enabled forever — and the government says they want it permanently — it means they can go after anyone at any time for any reason. There is no more rule of law or due process.
Even people who are “progressive” and agree with Trudeau’s worldview could find themselves on the wrong side of the state. No one is safe if you live in a dictatorship of this kind.
Ultimately, this is about the CCP defeating Canada by dividing and conquering it from within. Canada is a great natural resource, and the CCP want lebensraum (living room) and global dominance. I didn’t say it; President Xi did. I don’t think we should hand over this country to Communist dictators.
Here are some arguments: (1) we’re not in a state of emergency so this is uncalled for; (2) it’s unnecessary inasmuch as police are moving the Ottawa protestors now (if that’s the real issue); (3) it’s damaging to civil liberties, no matter what the PM claims to the contrary; (4) it could easily lead to human rights abuses by those who are too overzealous to enforce their newfound powers; (5) it will continue to divide Canadians, and could even lead to Canada falling apart as a nation (i.e. Quebec, Western provinces); (6) it’s generally bad for Canadians and the economy. In short, ending Canada as a Western liberal democracy is a tragedy that must be averted. It’s a rejection of our entire history and way of life. This should not be happening.
Also, one last thing: don’t believe anything in the CBC, CTV, Chronicle Herald, etc. All lies at this point. The media are corrupted and have abandoned all journalistic ethics – which is why we are in this place to begin with.
———- Forwarded message ——— Von: Taking Back Our Freedoms <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: So., 20. Feb. 2022 um 23:22 Uhr Subject: Call-To-Action 2.0 | Extreme Urgent To: <email@example.com>
EMERGENCY CALL TO ACTION 2.0 (Canadians and those abroad)
Please review, and forward to as many as possible over next 24 hours.
For those who already called and emailed your Members of Parliament and Senators, this 2.0 memo provides a reason to call and email again, with additional reasons. Below you’ll find new info and hyperlinks that can be cut and paste for emails that you send in support of your demand that Your MP / Senator vote against the Prime Minister use of the Federal Government’s Emergencies Act.
BACKGROUND: As you already know, Prime Minister (PM) Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act (formerly called the War Measures Act), doing so in response to peaceful Freedom Convoy in Ottawa. The Emergency Act has never been used, even during Events of ‘9-11’.
This is an urgent call to action for all Canadians, to take back our freedoms and democracy.
EXTREME URGENCY: There literally has never been a more serious time of crisis in our nation’s history than right now. We must do all we can to defeat Trudeau’s continuance of the so-called ‘Emergency’.
The PM is required to bring this matter before Parliament (House and Senate) for approval by this Wednesday at latest. It can come before the House as early as tomorrow (Monday night).
If you’ve not viewed our TBOF ‘Emergency Call to Action’ webcast yet (Feb 15, 2022) please do so for accurate understanding of extreme urgency of what we are dealing with. The facts on the ground have changed since the Feb 15 webcast, which is the reason for this Call-to-Action 2.0 Update.
Canadians who oppose this latest provocation should:
Call their MPs at both their constituency and parliamentary offices and send them an email. You can obtain contact information by going to https://www.ourcommons.ca/Members/en and entering your postal code.
Non-Canadians living abroad can still help by looking up their local Canadian embassy and/or consulate and calling them. Spread the word, far and wide!
Be inspired by listening to this excellent short video with segment of Premier Brian Peckford’s speech before massive gathering at Victoria BC. It captures the true spirit and passion of Canada’s Freedom Movement… Peace, Hope and Love!
Link to our Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Our rights and freedoms have been trampled upon by our political elite for near 2 years, and its’ now time to demand an end to the C-19 Emergencies and Mandates.
NEW ITEMS TO RAISE (use any hyperlinks in your email)
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTE: In proceedings before an Ontario Superior Court, while the Judge ruled to disallow the Freedom Convoy participants use of ‘air horns’ or ‘train horns’ in the City (Par 2), he also ruled “the Defendants (Freedom Convoy leaders) and other persons remain at liberty to engage in a peaceful, lawful and safe protest” (Par 8). So why the violent crackdown in Ottawa? See also Open Letter of Jeff Rath B.A. (Hons.), LLB (Hons.) Barrister & Solicitor, Director with Taking Back Our Freedoms.
FREEDOM CONVOY GOOD-WILL CONCESSION:In response to the ‘extreme violence’ unleashed upon the Freedom Convoy and their supporters, and specifically out of concern that innocent people (though peacefully gathering) may end up injured or killed by further aggressive policing actions, the Freedom Convoy formally announced their pullout from the ‘Red Zone’ (Feb 19, 1:30 PM). Most of the convoy participants remain in the Ottawa region, awaiting the decision of Parliament with respect Justin’s unlawful and unconstitutional ‘Emergency’ Act.
*** With all convoys withdrawn from the borders, and no major highways closures, and with the Ottawa Red Zone now cleared, no reason remains for continuance of the declared Emergency Act.
EXAMPLES OF EXTREME ABUSES BY TRUDEAU REGIME:
WORLD’S EYES ON CANADA: The world is watching and shocked by what they are seeing in Canada. The following is a powerful commentary to open eyes of people on extreme measures being taken by the PM and deputy PM Chrystia Freeland.
FREEZING ACCOUNTS USING STOLEN DATA: The Trudeau regime is using the RCMP to freeze bank accounts of Canadian citizens who are found (through stolen data) to have legally donated to the Freedom Convoy. Especially in speaking to NDP/ Liberal MPs, ask how they could justify the seizure of a single mom’s bank account for what is nothing more than supporting a cause that opposes the PM’s political policies? This measure to seize bank accounts of citizen’s is evil to the core!
How could they (any MP/ most especially the NDP) support such an extreme abuse of power against a single mom, just for donating to a cause that challenges the PM’s policies?
Can they not see that if this abuse of political decent is permitted, that they are next?
BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY CONVOY: It is 100% not true that the presence of the Freedom Convoy and their supporters hurt Ottawa businesses. Business in the ‘Red Zone’ were ordered or heavily pressured to close by authorities in Ottawa. Those who remained open, flourished, but they are now being brutalised by extremist Ottawa citizens.
POLICE BRUTALITY: Here are two examples of police brutality that the world is seeing but not those Canadians watching mainstream media
It is meant to smear the reputations of good people and mark them for public shaming – similar to the tactics employed during the Chinese Cultural Revolution to smear alleged “counter-revolutionaries” and perceived enemies of the totalitarian state. Our “journalists” have become the Red Guard.
The idea is to justify the criminalization of those who speak up for democracy and truth against the abuses of the state. It’s propaganda of the worst sort because it attacks individuals and is used to ruin their lives. CTV should indeed by ashamed of doing this — but clearly, they are shameless.
The Trudeau regime (it is no longer a representative government of the people, but a dictatorial regime) has destroyed a Western liberal democracy and replaced it with despotism propped up by corrupt state media. This is tragic.
Those who value truth, justice and freedom and who love Canada as it was up until Trudeau took over and began ruining it with divisive tactics — are weeping with sorrow for the demise of this great nation — which state propaganda outlets like CTV helped to kill.
The so-called “journalists” at CTV, CBC, Globe, To. Star (which has violated its “Atkinson principles”) etc have abandoned real journalism and journalistic ethics and become instruments for despotism by scapegoating those who are standing up for democracy at this time.
Such “journalists” and editors have helped destroy Canada and smear the reputations of good men defending Canadian values. Do not believe the lies the MSM is telling.
Scapegoating is an old tactic used against religious and ethnic minority groups. It’s being used now against the working class in Canada who stood up against medical tyranny. This is evil and wrong.
I applaud those in TBOF who have defended Canadians in their hour of need. Unfortunately, while they are morally in the right, politically they are at a huge disadvantage.
Those who would destroy Canada and replace it with a system that emulates Communist China’s social credit system (meant to reinforce the power of the state and abolish civil liberties) seem to be winning.
The media made that happen. The legacy media helped destroyed Canada and ruined lives over the last two years. Anyone associated with it should bear that guilt and shame at having participated in something truly wicked and morally reprehensible.
Eventually, the public will wake up to what has happened but by then it will be too late. It may be already. Trudeau seems to have seized dictatorial power, with the help of the media and is using it to destroy Canada.
It gets pretty serious. Especially,when its the big boys trying to make you submissive and fearful.
It goes to the core of your being.
They have picked the wrong guy.
Take this CTV News organization trying to make a liar out of me by saying that children are not forced to get a vaccine when all around us there are ads doing just that. In schools where they are coerced by teachers and other students. We all have experiences of this.
Do they think we have all contracted the same psychosis that they seem to have contracted? Or because its the big press we will all lie does in submission.
But the real kicker is using the Constitution Act of 1982.
This either shows an ignorance that is hard to believe or a gall anddesperation that is something to behold.
If you too are concerned, you can write a short email to these Liberal MPs asking them to vote against the motion to adopt the Emergency Act, at these emails.
Here are some arguments: (1) we’re not in a state of emergency so this is uncalled for; (2) it’s unnecessary inasmuch as police are moving the Ottawa protestors now (if that’s the real issue); (3) it’s damaging to civil liberties, no matter what the PM claims to the contrary; (4) it could easily lead to human rights abuses by those who are too overzealous to enforce their newfound powers; (5) it will continue to divide Canadians, and could even lead to Canada falling apart as a nation (i.e. Quebec, Western provinces); (6) it’s generally bad for Canadians and the economy. In short, ending Canada as a Western liberal democracy is a tragedy that must be averted. It’s a rejection of our entire history and way of life. This should not be happening.
But construct your own message. It can be emailed or faxed or phoned in.
Reflections on our current crisis in Canada, by Think for Yourself
The evening of Mon. Feb. 21, 2022 is when the vote will be taken in Parliament to confirm the use of the War Measures (Emergency) Act. Trudeau has the majority of votes need to pass it, despite the objections from the CPC and Bloc Quebecois.
The Act is already in force but the vote will allow it go forward longer. It’s supposed to be reviewed but Trudeau has the votes to keep it in place for as long as he needs to quash all political opposition — which could be in perpetuity, permanently. I do not believe he intends to relinquish his power.
It will no longer be Canada. It will become an imitation of China (Chinada as some call it).
Jagmeet Singh, the NDP leader, and Trudeau have conspired — at the behest of whoever they answer to (the ruling elite, the globalists, the CCP) — to turn a Western liberal democracy into an actual dictatorship. This is their opportunity and they seized it.
Those two have already been acting like dictators during the lockdown, shutting down Parliament and going on a massive spending spree with no oversight in 2020. They’re already drunk on power.
Trudeau says his use of powers will be limited but why would he limit them? Why should we take his word for that? What’s to stop him from using these powers to arrest his opposition and destroy anyone he wished to? With the banks, media and police onside, nothing.
The hateful rhetoric against the unvaccinated and now the truckers indicates a complete unwillingness to act with anything like decency or honour. Trudeau is scapegoating the truckers and criminalizing their peaceful dissent in complete violation of normal rules of a liberal democracy.
The idea that the Charter will still be honoured if the War Measures Act is in force is laughable. The Charter is mentioned in the Act, but there it seems left up the government how to interpret it. Freezing assets is already a violation of the Charter.
It is specifically being used to strangle efforts at constitutionally protected peaceful protest, without which it’s no longer a liberal democracy: “The government is also using the threat of financial ruin to prevent more anti-mandate protests from popping up at other sites.”
The Charter has been repeatedly violated over the last two years under lockdowns and mandates — violating freedom of religion, assembly, speech, medical privacy and medical choice. Trudeau has shown no willingness to honour civil rights during his tenure. Why would he now?
All the evidence points in the other direction — that he will expand his powers in the direction of doing what all dictators do: arrest of political enemies, censorship (he’s already got a good head start on that), the creation of political prisoners, and use of state-sanctioned torture and murder.
His government hasn’t engaged in torture and murder yet but with the media and police help they will create false flag terror operations to justify human rights violations before long. The Coutts arrests could well be the work of agent provocateurs. We know it’s not part of the main movement but such arrests are used to target everyone. Talking about “extremists” is the setup to this.
Some police may disagree with this violation of their oath? Some have said so and quit the force. No problem, the government will just appoint others who are willing to do those kinds of dirty jobs. Police without ethics or qualms about violating rights can always be found, unfortunately.
I am skeptical that enough people of good conscience will step forward to stop this, though I hope I’m wrong. The truckers and supporters tried. They had the courage to try even as the academics and people who should have known better were silent or complicit. And for their bravery and courage, they are being crushed, criminalized, imprisoned, scapegoated — like the pro-democracy protestors at Tiennamen Square.
Those in the media who support this and who demonized the truckers — those “journalists” and editors are guilty of betraying Canada and of destroying a Western liberal democracy. They are party to human rights violations during the pandemic and whatever happens from now on.
I wonder if a blog like this would be considered illegal and cause for arrest because it conveys the “unacceptable views” of a “fringe minority”? The prudent thing to do is to take it down and lay low, as many are already doing. But I’ve always taken on just causes whether they’d lose or not. This cause is just.
They’ve started arresting the truck convoy leaders now. They will be political prisoners for years to come for daring to challenge Trudeau. I hope note. As will Artur Pawlowski, and many others who spoke out are now in jail.
This sweep could also include many ordinary citizens as well who contributed to the GiveSendGo fund, I predict. The government is being encouraged by the media to attack Canadians who crush anyone who dissents. Several thousand people contributed. Are they next?
Trudeau has the ability under the War Measures (Emergency) Act to do whatever he wants. Claiming that he has to abide by the Charter just because it says so in the Act is a joke and anyone with any sense knows it. Has Trudeau ever abided by the Charter or respected it? He has a history of violating the Charter over the last two years especially.
I am not too happy with people I personally know who should have known better, people I warned about this two years ago. One says it was “a conspiracy theory.” Another said “I will sit this one out.” My friends and family did not believe it. Do they believe it now? What does it take to convince people that what’s happening is wrong?
People could hide behind the denialism that Covid restrictions were medically necessary (though now it should be evident to everyone that they’re not and never were) — but how do you defend the outright seizure of absolute power?
Trudeau pretends this is temporary and limited. I don’t believe him. This is the end of Canada as a free nation (if it passes and it seems likely to at this point). It was killed from within by people who do not understand what a Western liberal democracy is and seem willing to trample on individual rights and freedoms and demonize their neighbours. That’s what happens in Communist regimes: the citizens are used against each other.
This is real fascism that we’re facing now – ironically justifying itself by calling pro-freedom and democracy activists “Nazis” (without a shred of evidence to back it up). Those in the media who attacked the truckers and supported Trudeau are most to blame. They abandoned all journalist ethics and standards.
There is nothing to stop Trudeau from going after everyone who spoke out against him and or who contributed to the truckers’ financially. I expect the worst because it’s within his power and he is an ideologue. I fear this is the end of Canada. And it’s happening faster than anyone expected.
It could not have happened without the legacy media: as Ezera Levant says, “So the government journalists at Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster are responsible for the greatest attack on our civil liberties in a generation. Never let them call themselves “journalists” ever again. Any more than Axis Sally or Tokyo Rose were journalists.”
Any Canadian who doubted this — which is most of them — should wake up now because no one is safe under this kind of government. Anyone can be taken away by police. There’s nothing to stop it. Your “good” behaviour doesn’t protect you in a dictatorship. “That can’t happen here” is a stupid argument, a form of denial. It can happen to anyone.
All dictators fall eventually — and I suppose they will go to Hell in God’s Final Judgement and those who are evil will be made to face what they’ve done — but in the meantime, because of free will, many needlessly suffer in this world. And that will be the case here, as in so many other third-world dictatorships and Communist regimes.
Few imagined that it would happen here but it has, because people allowed it and were in denial. Now, barring many MPs in the Liberal Party getting some common sense and courage and voting against this on Monday — it appears to be too late.
As for the truckers, their last stand for freedom reminds me a lot of the Ghost Dance of the native Americans as their culture was being wiped out. They got together one last time to celebrate their culture, which was being extinguished, knowing it (and they) would soon be gone. They celebrated who they were and are with each other a final time — just as they did in Ottawa and Coutts.
The media at the time looked down on them as “savages” whose behaviour (in their view) was inexplicable. Today the term for those you don’t like is “racists” or “extremists.” It’s the same happening today. The idea is to disparage and demean. The Ghost Dance now makes sense to me.
Above: interview with a shop owner who is being doxxed and scapegoated and threatened just for donating to GiveSendGo.
Christian noted how coronavirus vaccine mandates — ostensibly issued for the purposes of “public health” and “public safety” — imposed by provincial and federal levels of government are destroying people’s livelihoods and denying their rights to earn a living.
Government decrees marketed as measures to address COVID-19, he said, had caused businesses to close, driven individuals into bankruptcy and forced others into losing their jobs.
Christian remarked, “We need to put food on the table. We need everything. We need to survive. We need to keep our jobs, but now we lose everything because of [Trudeau]. He will not let us live, to come back to our jobs, to come back to our families, [or] to live the way we lived before.”
“When I came in this country, I thought it’s beautiful,” Christian reflected. He praised Canada as filled with [good] people.” He lamented, “And now look at us hating each other. My son cannot see his grandfather, because he vaccinated and my is not vaccinated. He’s not allowed to go to his house. He’s sad.”
Canada’s treatment of Freedom Convoy protesters like terrorists allows it to bring in a social credit system via the backdoor.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet were urged by their American counterparts last week to put an end to the disruption of trade between the two countries caused by the Canadian Freedom Convoy truckers and their supporters, who were hanging out on the Ambassador Bridge that links Detroit, Michigan with Windsor, Ontario, and carries about a quarter of all trade between the two nations by value of goods.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg poked their noses into Canada’s domestic affairs and suggested Trudeau should “use federal powers to resolve this situation,” according to CNN.
[I’m sure President Xi was instrumental in this too]
The truckers want freedom from mandates. These US officials want freedom to profit. So, all Trudeau had to do is give everyone the freedom they seek by dropping whatever is left of federal vaccine mandates which require, for instance, presentation of a digital ID linked to anti-Covid jabs in order to travel anywhere within or outside of the country. Then the truckers would go home, the protests would end, roads and bridges between the two countries would decongest, and life would go on as before the rapidly fading pandemic.
But Trudeau apparently did not understand the assignment – unless he thought the assignment was to do a poor imitation of a tinpot authoritarian. He had a choice. He could have responded to the American officials’ call to use “federal powers” by declaring a complete repeal of all remaining federal health restrictions. Instead, he took the term to mean a crackdown on protesters, and invoked a rare law that’s directly associated in the minds of Canadians with terrorists.
Outside of the two world wars, the War Measures Act, which became the Emergencies Act in 1988, was invoked exactly one time in the history of Canada – by Trudeau’s father, former prime minister Pierre Trudeau. He used it in the context of the October Crisis: a series of events in October 1970 that saw Quebec separatists kidnap a British diplomat and murder the province’s deputy premier. In other words, during a period of domestic terrorism.
Allowing for the suspension of civil liberties, the law is designed to be declared in the event of insurrection, invasion, or war. It gives the federal government special powers at times of national emergency to do things that the law would normally disallow. Like, for example, cutting off the funds of anyone it decides is involved in the protest movement.
The new rules targeting the Freedom Convoy declare it a duty of Canadian institutions to “determine on a continuing basis whether they are in possession or control of property that is owned, held or controlled by or on behalf of a designated person,” meaning “any individual or entity that is engaged, directly or indirectly, in an activity” related to the protests or convoy. The institutions that are required to block the assets of these individuals who dare express themselves peacefully against Trudeau’s sanitary authoritarianism include banks, companies, trusts, loan providers, and fundraising platforms.
In other words, if the government doesn’t like your political views, it has now introduced a mechanism by which it can deprive you of your own resources or prevent you from acquiring any. With Trudeau apparently fighting tooth and nail to maintain Canada in this state of perpetual emergency at federal level, he is ensuring the maintenance and indefinite prolongation of digital identities under the guise of health passports (at least in order to travel or, in some cases, work).
And now he has just introduced a means by which the government could leverage this declared emergency to ultimately associate someone’s identity with their political beliefs and behavior. Tack on the digital identity of the federal health passports, and you have a means of preventing people from living based on political beliefs as decided by government with just one push of a button somewhere in an increasingly interconnected and harmonized electronic system. And all without any immediate means of recourse or appeal.
The fact that the updated War Measures Act has even entered Trudeau’s mind as an option to deal with a bunch of people honking and cheering for freedom, while racking up seatbelt infractions, is incredibly troubling . . .
Trudeau’s actions will create a chilling effect on Canadian free speech. People will think twice before expressing support for anything other than a cause that the government has deemed “lawful” – a definition no doubt subjected to the whims of those in power, like the sanitary restrictions.
Indeed, the extent to which Trudeau’s government now feels comfortable extending its reach was demonstrated when Justice Minister David Larnetti rather alarmingly said,“If you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who’s donating [to the convoy]… you ought to be worried” about your bank account being frozen. This is the talk of a dictatorship.
It’s a far cry from the Canada that Trudeau himself promoted as an opposition member of parliament when he reminded then Prime Minister Stephen Harper of his own words from 2005. “When a government starts trying to cancel dissent or avoid dissent is when it’s rapidly losing its moral authority to govern.”
Trudeau isn’t just trying to cancel peaceful dissent under the guise of security. He’s single-handedly imposing a brutal systemic crackdown on it. Welcome to the very first iteration of a Chinese-style social credit regime in the Western world.
It’s more than a little rich when defenders of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s controversial decision to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in our nation’s history claim that there will be no civil liberties violations.
How are they so sure? Oh, they rush to tell us — because the law says that the Act is still subject to the Charter. Excuse us while we use a little online lingo here: LOL.
Just because a process is supposed to obey the Charter doesn’t mean it will. By that logic, the mere fact the Charter exists should mean there will never be Charter violations. That obviously isn’t true.
No, what’s going on is that Trudeau now has carte blanche to do what he wants to people who not only participated in border blockades and the Ottawa truck convoy, but to anyone merely suspected of being involved and showing support.
Does this include those day protesters who showed up for a few hours to wave Canadian flags in support of ending the mandates? Maybe. We have no assurances that it won’t.
After all, there is no oversight of the Emergencies Act right now — it doesn’t go before Parliament until next week and no court orders are required.
One of the scariest aspects of what Trudeau has brought in are the banking measures.
As Bloomberg News described it: “banks would be required to report relationships with people involved in blockades and would be given the authority to freeze accounts without a court order, among other measures.”
The financial news organization explained that there was confusion in the banking world about what exactly this entailed, but that banks — always keen to be in government’s good books — may overreact so as to not let transactions the government disapproves of slip through.
What does this all mean? Nobody knows. For now, it appears that the Liberal government has broad discretion to seriously mess with the finances of anyone even suspected of being involved in anti-mandate protests.
This is a serious problem. It’s wrong. And it’s not necessary.
Even if the Liberals don’t make use of the more extreme powers now at their disposal, the fact it’s gotten to this point where we’ve even talking about it is scary.
The arrests have started as of yesterday (Feb 17th)
OTTAWA–As police move to secure a perimeter around downtown Ottawa and arrest two key convoy organizer, many of the truckers protesting in front of Parliament Hill are planning to stay in place.
Police arrested Freedom Convoy fundraising spokespeople Chris Barber and Tamara Lich Thursday, several hours apart. True North cannot confirm whether they were charged or are still in police custody.
This is Tamara’s video:
[And an update from CBC today, Feb. 18: “police [have] continued to issue formal warnings to protesters telling them to leave the area, and the city’s interim police chief said a safe end to the 21-day illegal occupation of downtown streets was a matter of when, not if.” — which is even more evidence that the Emergency Act is unnecessary, if its real purpose is to clear Ottawa — though I believe it’s being invoked for more nefarious reasons]
As news of the arrest made its way among the protesters, many seemed unfazed. “I’m not surprised,” one trucker told True North. “I bet he (Barber) wasn’t either.” One organizer told True North the arrests were likely to embolden the truckers.
“They want to demoralize us,” the organizer said. “It won’t work.” Shortly after Barber’s arrest and before her own, Lich urged supporters to “hold the line.” It’s a phrase that’s become a rallying cry for protesters in recent days as police ramp up enforcement efforts.
There were at least two other arrests Thursday afternoon.
One man was arrested after several complaints to the police by supporters of the convoy, who told True North he was often aggressive towards other demonstrators, including allegedly spitting on them. Convoy protesters applauded as police subdued him after a short struggle and carried him into a police car. The protesters then thanked police for removing him.
A speaker up on the convoy site’s flatbed stage implored the crowd to give the police space, and said the man had been arrested because he was “not being safe.”
Another man was arrested after a large group of police entered a crowd of demonstrators. Police on the scene were tight-lipped about why they were making the arrest.
Thursday morning, Ottawa police established a “secure area” covering most of the city’s downtown. Police have said they intend to question anyone entering the area to ensure they have a “lawful” reason for doing so. They maintain under the federal government’s emergency declaration that joining the protest is illegal.
Inside the secure area, protesters continued to be in high spirits, dancing, barbecuing, and hot tubbing well into the evening – despite sleet and forecasts of 30cm of snow overnight.
Live stream from Ottawa from Feb. 17:
Here are actual scenes from a live stream just, Thurs. Feb. 12, 2022 p.m. At Parliament Hill
Below: good report. The Trudeau spokesman mentions violence. That’s a lie.
True North writes: Why did Trudeau give himself the most drastic and sweeping powers available to a Canadian prime minister? What was his justification for weaponizing war-time measures against peaceful protesters? The short answer is because he hates the truckers.
[And I would add that now it gives Trudeau the status of actual dictator, and I have no doubt that he will engage in a reign of terror and arrests now and quash all opposition — which could be everyone who ever spoke up against him]
He is using the full power of the state to quash his political enemies. This set’s an incredibly dangerous precedent and marches Canada down a dark path.
On today’s episode of the Candice Malcolm Show, Candice is joined by lawyer Ryan O’Connor to discuss what this means for Canada and our liberal democracy.
Here is my summary of the True North report above, and some thoughts on it:
The economic argument the government is making is disingenuous (my word, not his) because the government itself imposed economic hardship during the pandemic far greater than any disruption the blockades have caused.
The CBC reported that the government felt that the protest was an attempt to overthrown the government. Of course it is not – though I’m sure many people would like Trudeau to resign. But saying that is not insurrection. It’s normal political discourse in a liberal democracy.
The CBC reporter refers to a “cache of weapons” but the reality is that the protest movement has been nonviolent. Those arrested for this are not associated with the larger movement. This is hardly would what constitute a national emergency.
My theory is that the Trudeau was told to use this law in order to quash the protest and impose outright tyranny. I don’t think he’ll ever relinquish use of it. I do not believe it will be limited in scope, as he says.
The lawyer says if you disagree with the government, that’s what happens in a liberal democracy and it should not ever be used to justify sweeping laws that could freeze bank accounts without official authorization.
This is a “flagrant lack of ethics: Freezing protestors’ bank accounts is in violation of the constitution, and simply morally wrong. Frozen funds could mean people can’t pay their rent or mortgage and end up homeless. It could mean not being able to heat their homes during the coldest month of the year. It could mean not being able to buy food for themselves or their families.
“The protesters have not committed any acts of violence, or even threatened any. They have done nothing but exercise their right to peacefully assemble, as detailed in the Canadian constitution. To hold this financial threat over them is unforgivable. And it won’t stop here.
“Now the precedent has been set, in future other acts vaguely defined as “domestic terrorism” could incur the same penalty. Refusing a vaccine, for example. The specific rules don’t even matter, they will likely change based on what the establishment narrative demands, but the punishment will stay the same: Play along, or we’ll take your money. This amount of control is exactly why they have been pressing so hard for a cashless society the last few years, and why that needs to be resisted at all cost.”
I would add that this is really the Trudeau government and its backers (the WEF/CCP) acting ideologically as part of its coup d’etat of the West. A cashless authoritarian society is what they wanted. Yes, he was elected PM but the last two years and now this use of the Emergency Act is the end of Canada as a liberal democracy.
There is a very bad intention here. Trudeau and the MSM and pundits clearly seek to implement an authoritarian biosecurity state. I and others spoke up against it, but it wasn’t enough.
The lawyer says this is broad legislation that does allow wide latitude to do the kinds of things the government wants it to do. Some of those have very serious civil liberties implications.
The lawyer says that even if you oppose the truckers now, what’s to stop the government for using it in the future against a cause or group you believe? It could become normalized. This should give us pause. (That’s an understatement!) We would all be the poorer for it in a liberal democracy if that were to happen.
She asks why are some conservatives going along with a huge power grab by a Liberal PM? (My answer: they all work for the same ruling elites). He notes that no one who is advocating this now was for the suspension of civil liberties in 2020 when protests also affected traffic and infrastructure.
And she notes that statues being pulled down by mobs do not evince the same concern, even though the Ottawa protest does not result in the same damage. Why does the PM treat left-wing groups so differently that pro-freedom working-class groups?
He says: “No one should approach this [Act] from a political perspective; they should approach it from a civil liberties perspective. For the PM this is a political emergency” (for him). It’s not a national emergency. “This should only be invoked if there’s a war or major natural disaster” not for this “partisan gain.”
This is the last desperate act of a man who knows he has lost all credibility and all control. This move just destroyed international trade for all of Canada. Who would invest in a country who can arbitrarily seize private bank accounts.
I hate to say it but I suspected this coming down the pike as soon as they said “2 weeks to blah blah blah”. The banking aspect was a surprise but the rest of this… I knew it when he said he admires the CCP. Keep up the great work Ezra + Rebel employees! Canadians owe you a great debt for the risks you take. Thank you!
Great observation Ezra. Saddest thing is that there are people (also Canadians here in Oz that I know) who think that Trudeau’s Lib. party is absolutely great and would vote for him don’t matter what . . . I lived my young years in a Communist Eastern bloc country and escaped the tyranny that was nothing comparing to what is beginning to happen in Canada and also here in Australia (hope not) . . . “WHERE WILL YOU EASCAPE TO” our Canadian Friends? Freedom is crumbling all over the world because we do not support people who are prepared to protect it.
The banks should all tell trudeau to go pound sand. If an American bank gives up their American customers to trudeau they would not be immune to lawsuits in the US, no matter what the Canadian law says.
Totalitarian leaders, whether of the right or the left, know better than anyone else how to make use of Divide and Conquer. They thrive on the infighting. During unrest in national politics, they are most at ease. The strategy of Divide and Conquer is one of their most valuable tactics.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) have announced separate legal challenges against the Trudeau government for invoking the Emergencies Act to crush trucker protests across Canada . . .
[Encouraging but I don’t know how far they’ll get. If Trudeau has absolute power, the judges will side with him to protect their careers]
“Prime Minister Trudeau has set a dangerous precedent by invoking the never used before federal Emergencies Act to address the current situation,” said CCF legal director Christine Van Geyn in a press release. “The high threshold for declaring a public order emergency in the Emergencies Act has not been met.”
Van Geyn said that the Canadian government has invoked the Emergencies Act as “a matter of political convenience.” This move, she said, is “illegal and violates the rule of law. That is why we are challenging it in court.”
The entire political class in Canada and around the world have damaged our countries beyond repair. I’m surprised it’s taken so long for such a major protest. You can see how happy people are to be out celebrating because they’ve been locked down for so long. The temperatures were so cold but thousands went out to support the Truckers. The governments over reach during this covid has been a massive over reaction. Non of the lock downs did any good. I’m afraid of what the future holds for Canada.
Crowd funding sources hacked, convoy protestors names released to the public by none other then the CBC. Nothing suspicious here. That is scary enough, but several of the people whose names were released have been terminated by their employers, just for supporting a Peaceful Protest against the tyranny of the current government. Our illustrious leader has gone as far as to brand the entire Conservative Party as naxi supporting racists who are trying to undermine democracy in this country. The biggest threat to democracy in Canada is the man in the big chair who does not debate or negotiate with opposition but instead governs by decree. He is one scary individual.
Yes, extremely scary. And all of this because we wanted to be safe. So, how safe are we from continual government overreach?
We are doomed. His highness insults every Jew in Canada and refuses to apologise. He accuses Conservatives of standing with “people who wave swastikas”. There will be a run on banks thanks to Freeland. The Ottawa city council has lost there way with most on the brink of tears. The world is watching Canada become a banana republic.
In but a few short years this boy-child, foul mouthed, trust fund brat has completely destroyed what was once one of the most wonderful places to live and work. How was this even possible???Thank you Toronto, part of the GTA, Quebec and the Eastern Provinces. What were you thinking?????!!!!! [by voting for him]
I’m told they will still allow banking IF you give the straight arm salute.
Freezing finances of those who speak out against Trudeau, hacking and doxxing donors so they lose their jobs or business all because of one man’s ego – this will not end well. [I personally think it’s bigger than him — someone higher up]
How do you know this government won’t target you and me simply for being critical of them? Especially those of you vocal on social media. I don’t trust these people at all and it would not surprise me one bit to find out they monitor their vocal critics.
[The following is a great comment and I think in a sane world this argument would work but there’s something flawed with Canada right now and we’re moving towards a very dark place]
Have we reached the point where it is time for the Liberal Party caucus to remove this Prime Minister and to vote against any measure to invoke the Emergencies Act now that 7 of 10 provinces comprised of nearly 50% of the population do not support it? Invoking the Emergencies Act will: (1) cause investment and investors to flee Canada, (2) cause the US to return manufacturing from Canada to the US, (3) cause the Canadian Dollar to decline against other currencies, (4) and erode Canada’s standard of living.
Author William Henry Chamberlin laid out the modus operandi of communists in his book, Communist Basic Tactics ‘Rule or Ruin‘. Our Prime Minister appears to have embraced the ‘Rule or Ruin’ axiom of Communism. Our Prime Minister has failed to act as political leader who has the support of the majority of Canadians. His actions with respect to dealing with the protest have been a failure. Finally, he decided to use the most severe and blunt weapon available to a government in resolving the impasse. It is up to the Liberal Party caucus to take the appropriate action to stop the madness. [But will they?!]
Thank you for posting that. I am going to copy and send to every Liberal MP! This might get through to a few hopefully. We need to convince about 20 to break with the Party. This sets a disastrous precedent for the entire West and is a step closer to global domination by China. The harm this will cause cannot be overstated, not just for Canada but the world.
That’s what the Communists did. Seized assets from everyone that did not tow the party line justified as enemies of the “prosperity of our socialist state”.
I get the feeling that Trudeau & company are enjoying all the negative news. From his elected beginning, it seems like anything leading to stress, disorder, and nonsensical things was the path he was on. Defund the police, kick out members of his party that didn’t agree with things. All the newest negative news is giving him more power. Looks like an easy way to achieve his goal of turning our country into something else.
Trudeau and the Caucus still in support of him needs to be gone if there is anything left to save of Canada.. Something which now looks like a doubtful prospect. CANADA.. WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU!!!!!??????
Established in response to foreign terror organizations, our PM unleashes anti-terror laws against Canadian citizens.
by Brad Salzberg [edited]
The Canadian Anti-terrorism Act was originally passed by the Parliament of Canada in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.
Since then, the government of Canada has banned more than 52 terrorist organizations.They include Al Qaeda, Taliban, Armed Islamic Group, International Sikh Youth Federation, Hamas, Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
In January 2010, an immigrant named Zakaria Amara was sentenced to imprisonment for life for his role in the 2006 Toronto 18 terrorism case. It is the stiffest sentence ever given under the Act.
. . . Canada’s anti-terrorist laws were created in response to a wave of international terrorism. The attacks on the World Trade Center, attributed to mastermind Osama bin Laden, has served as the catalyst.
Generally speaking, the impetus is based on the behavior of Islamic terror organizations. In Canada, its most extreme invocation applies to Zakaria Amara and the Toronto 18, charged with a plot to detonate truck bombs, storm the Parliament of Canada building, as well as the bombing of CSIS headquarters.
Has Justin Trudeau’s application of the Emergencies Act placed Canadian truckers on the same level as the Toronto 18? Let us explore the idea:
Canada’s terrorist financing laws are contained in two statutes: the Criminal Code and the Terrorist Financing Act. Under the Criminal Code, it is “an offence to knowingly deal with any property or provide or facilitate any financial or related service for any terrorist activity or any terrorist group.”
Legal provisions apply to reporting entities, including banks, financial institutions and credit unions. This week, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced government’s invocation of the never-before-implemented Emergencies Act.
“The government is directing financial institutions to review their relationships with anyone involved with the blockades and report them to the RCMP or CSIS. As of today, a bank or other financial service provider will be able to immediately freeze or suspend an account without a court order.”
We draw a conclusion: the Trudeau government has designated the Ottawa protestors as terrorists. If this were not the case, the freezing of personal bank accounts could be considered a breach of the law.
Is it fair and reasonable to place the truckers, their children, and their children’s bouncy castles on a similar level to those who plotting to bomb Parliament?
If one didn’t know better, one might draw an ominous conclusion: Justin Trudeau has taken anti-terrorism laws intended for foreign terror organizations, and unleashed them on law-abiding Canadian citizens.
. . . [This is a] government attack upon their own people . . . not all people– only those who disagree with government policy. Just as society is structured in communist nations such as China and Cuba.
True or false? The longer Justin Trudeau remains prime minister, the further our country walks down a path to Canada’s conversion to an authoritarian state.
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Good discussion in the video below from Randy Hillier, Bruce Pardy and others in Ottawa.
Discussion about frozen bank accounts and tickets and police putting fencing up.
The corruption of science and so-called “misinformation” (which is code for censorship) — good comments by Pardy.
Monday night is the vote on the Emergency Act so until then any police state actions are premature.
“The willingness to debate is on the downward trend because those in power believe they know the truth.” In other words, there is ideological rigidity backed by state power.
“The Police presence ramping up . . . This may go down” soon.
It looks like Justin Trudeau is making good on his promise to freeze bank accounts of Freedom Convoy supporters.
We now have the first confirmed instance of a bank enforcing new federal powers under the Emergencies Act invoked by Trudeau on Monday.
Yesterday, Shaun Zimmer, a Fight The Fines alumnus, received a phone call from a director at Assiniboine Credit Union informing him that he can no longer access his account.
Shaun has been publicly defying pandemic measures since they came into effect. You may remember that back in September, Manitoba police issued Shaun $5,000 in fines for running an outdoor fitness boot camp, breaching Manitoba’s COVID restrictions limiting outdoor gatherings.
Like so many others, Shaun came down to Ottawa with the Freedom Convoy and had been providing moral and financial support for the truckers and their families.
Click here to listen to the phone call Shaun received from his bank.
Shaun has bills to pay, including the mortgage on his house. But he’s standing strong and refuses to fold under the government’s blatant fear tactics.
Trudeau has gone too far — this emergency order is a vindictive and obvious power-grab.
If you agree and want to see an immediate end to the Emergencies Act, please sign our petition at EndEmergencyOrders.com.
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In the 60s the Leftists were protesting and talking about love. Now the new Leftists have turned into entitled smug vicious authoritarian fascists and hate-mongers who clamour for a police state against the working class. The new Left believes in violating human rights by removing freedom of religion, assembly, speech and medical choice. They will punish and crush you if you disobey them. But they’re all for “inclusivity” — which is code for do as we say or we’ll destroy you. I am with the truckers!
The Canadian MSM has abandoned them and is urging politicians to crush them. Except for True North and Rebel News, which are independent. The only big tv stations left to tell the truth are Fox News in the US and Sky news in AU. Pretty soon, after the tickets, expect the riot police to move in as they did in NZ recently.
Pretty reasonable request from truckers and unreasonable response by the Trudeau government.
God bless these men and women. Please say a little prayer for these people. Just a quick one will help.🙏🏻
My heart is breaking for these people and for all Canadians. Our country will never be the same. Shame on Trudeau and his henchmen. Talk about going from 0 to 100 in a blink of an eye. He does nothing but insult us for over two weeks and now this. He is a failure as a leader. He needs to go be a husband and father and let an adult with wisdom take over. I am so proud of the truckers and the truth seekers for not attacking Trudeau’s wife and children though. Every child deserves protection, even his. They may fight dirty but we can’t sink to their level. God bless you in your efforts to save our beautiful country.
We here in Kentucky we are on the side of the truckers! God Bless!
God bless all truckers farmers and.all Patriots!!! 👍🏻🙏♥️
God bless the truckers standing for the freedom we have always had.
Freezing bank accounts, depriving people of their earned money is like sending these people to the Gulag concentration camps.
We pray for our Canadian friends peacefully protesting for their freedom of choice!
I agree with the truckers. I am not from Canada but I believe in freedom of choice. The truckers are NOT violent what so ever so there’s no reason not to have a simple talk with them. Hats off to the truckers. Much love sent for them to stay safe. 👍❤
Seven provinces against this move by Trudeau — but Trudeau has the votes in Parliament to move ahead nonetheless
I saw Brian Peckford’s blog entry about this last night. He says seven provinces are against it. The legacy media report just three provincial opponents. Which provinces are for or against Trudeau’s use of the War Measures (Emergency) Act? It’s not front page news. I still have not found where he gets seven provinces from. We know that Ontario and B.C. supported the use of the Emergency Act.
Meanwhile, what was the MSM reporting: a supposed poll that claims that two thirds of Canadians oppose the convoy and support the use of the Emergency Act to remove it. If so, that’s immensely disappointing – though it doesn’t mean the truckers are wrong. If true, it would just mean that 2/3rds of Canadian are letting the MSM think for them. And it means that Canada is completely lost and will become a fascist state in which there are no rights or freedoms and a social credit system is used to enforce state degrees. But I am not sure that the poll is true.
As an online comment says:
“Polls can be inaccurate and misleading. Used in contested political situations, they’re often not neutral. A poll can be written in such a way as to skew the narrative in one direction. The pollster, John Wright, makes some remarks that in my opinion show bias. For instance, Wright says “If you have supported this, it will come and haunt you” and implies that the truckers bring “international shame” to Canada.
“Actually, if you look at the international coverage, it’s Trudeau who is bringing shame to Canada by treating patriotic citizens as enemy combatants whose lives need to be destroyed. All for daring to engage in peaceful protest against unjust decrees, which it’s certainly their lawful right to do after two years of having their lives destroyed by the government. I hope politicians do not take this poll seriously. Allowing polls and the MSM to determine politics is the blight on society.
“This move towards authoritarianism is destroying Western liberal democracy. We need a return of basic principles, including respect for individual rights and freedoms — which have been trampled for the last two years by medical tyranny. Canada is going to a dark place now due to these scapegoating tactics and violations of human rights.”
The pollster, John Wright, inverts the morality of the situation, arguing that those who support truckers will regret it. Wow. That’s hardly the view of a neutral pollster.
This article and poll badly mispresent the truth. It’s supporting state fascism. Of course, the National Post gets money from Trudeau. The only thing the pubic will regret, years from now, is believing the MSM.
Other comments online in response to this slanted story:
The conspiracy theorists were right: we went from two weeks to flatten the curve to the war measures act.
The general feeling is exactly the opposite. People are scared, not of the truckers, of the the government.
After a dictator seizes sweeping powers that could be used to invade and control the lives of the citizens this is the type of poll they enjoy reading.
If the LPC stays in power, the West will leave. We have reached the breaking point. Many of us will go with you. Many of us will not live under a tyrannical fascist liberal traitor.
Online polls are complete garbage. The writers and the National Post KNOWS this. Pure click bait trash.
Last week media was telling us that 44% of Canadians supported the truckers. This week Trudeau’s PMO pressured the media and they tell us the opposite. Truckers RULE!
I do not believe the polling numbers for a minute.
I very much doubt 2/3 of Canadians support pampered over paid Ottawa residents over basic civil rights. As Churchill said, polls are useful to dogs.
National Post pushing the propaganda. Disgusting. I’m done wasting my time with this outlet.
Legacy media=Pravda enjoy your daily dose of propaganda’
One could compare what is happening in Canada right now to what happens in a Stalinist dictatorship, except that the slogans are different. In the Eastern bloc, they used to talk about solidarity. In Canada, they talk about diversity. (Tucker Carlson)
“Why 300 people decide life for 30 million?” – Romanian ex-pat, now a trucker protesting Trudeau
Trudeau police state: Where the government defamed citizens then deletes their bank accounts if they complain.
Hardly surprising that another poll likely conducted at the XiBC cafeteria in Moronto is in favour of expanding the “Coward in Chief CCP puppet PM BIPOC phace’s police-state. Freedom is Slavery. [a line from Orwell’s 1984]
This should be public knowledge: Pfizer-BioNTech uses BC based Acuitas Therapeutics lipid nanoparticle technology. The Trudeau Foundation owns a 40% stake in Acuitas, through both direct ownership of shares and indirect ownership through shell companies.
Who’s coming up with these polls? Even if it means “people who will not leave may get hurt, or worse.” What’s ‘worse’? Go truckers.
NDP needs to be dissolved. [They are propping up Trudeau right now]
[There are actually more comments against the article and poll than the number of people polled. It’s obvious that the poll is a lie being created to give Trudeau the justification to seize dictatorial power. There’s no way that 2/3 of Canadians want this. More like that that 2/3 do not want it. The pollster warns people they will regret not going along with Trudeau. Not the words of a neutral pollster. It’s a warning of what’s to come]
Below: legal expert Jonathan Turley defends the practice of nonviolent civil disobedience, correctly comparing it the civil rights movement. It actually is a civil rights movement, I would add.
Take this headline, by the same “journalist” who wrote the biased article above. It seems to imply that opposition parties are upset with Trudeau for not cracking down on the protest. In fact, people are upset with him for not speaking with the truckers and for smearing them. People are upset with the legacy media for doing the same.
“As a leader of a minority government, Trudeau needs the support of one the opposition parties to have the Act passed by Parliament within seven days.”
That means that if the NDP support it – which they say they will – Trudeau can use this Act to become dictator of Canada. I do not believe he will ever revoke that power. They can just keep manufacturing “terrorists” out of thin air to justify a never-ending war against the people.
Apparently the NDP leader J. Sing said, “Prime Minister let the siege of Ottawa go on for weeks and weeks without actually doing anything about it” Singh told reporters.
So does that mean Singh supports brutal police tactics against unarmed civilians? What has the NDP become?
Interim Conservative Party of Canada leader Candice Bergen said she was “very concerned” by Trudeau’s decision, calling it “ham-fisted.” “Provinces are not in agreement with what the Prime Minister is proposing,” Bergen said. “We have seen the Prime Minister continually wedge divide and stigmatize Canadians who he doesn’t agree with. And by doing so, he creates so many barriers in terms of trying to solve this problem.”
[Bergen is right, of course]
Bloc Québécois leader Yves-François Blanchet said he was “surprised” to find out the Prime Minister planned on invoking such serious measures and that he has “serious doubts” that Emergencies Act powers are necessary to deal with any part of the protests across the country.
[Why would anyone be surprised by Trudeau employing fascist tactics after the dehumanizing rhetoric he used in the last year? That type of rhetoric by a nation’s leader typically leads to state-sanctioned violence and human rights violations]
Ontario Premier Doug Ford was one of the few who came out in support of Trudeau’s decision to invoke the Act . . .
[Doug Ford is a tyrant, so it’s not surprising]
Ford: “The world is watching us right now, wondering if it’s a stable environment to open up businesses and expand businesses.”
[Actually the world is wondering if Canada will continue going down the path of being a third-world dictatorship. Going from being a Western democracy to Zimbabwe doesn’t look very good]
On the same day RCMP agents arrested 11 people and seized a cache of weapons linked to convoy blockages at the Alberta border, the province’s Premier Jason Kenney warned that use of the Act could “escalate a tense situation.”
[I believe the weapons were planted. The timing is too perfect]
Manitoba’s premier said: “The sweeping effects and signals associated with the never-before-used Emergencies Act are not constructive here in Manitoba, where caution must be taken against overreach and unintended negative consequences.”
Quebec’s Premier took a similar position, arguing that the province had handled convoy protesters in Quebec City two weekends ago just fine on its own.
Phil Boyle, associate chair for legal studies at the University of Waterloo, said that the federal government can expect some legal challenges to the new measures being invoked.
This is a clever montage of videos showing the contrast between Trudeau’s remarks and the reality on the ground:
Below is a good piece from Tucker Carlson (from minute 16:22 to 21:10). In the first 12 minutes of this video Carlson mocks the Democrat proclivity for its hysteria, which can give us some insight into the hysteria of the Liberals and Canadian MSM over the truckers.
Why are they and the bought and paid for media (and the entrenched managerial class they seem to represent) treating the peaceful trucker movement as though they’re enemy combatants and an existential threat?
Instead of addressing the situation with a measured tone — such as meeting with the truckers and hearing their complaints — they acted as though thousands of ordinary working class Canadians engaged in peaceful protest (as is their lawful right) are committing “sedition” and “insurrection” and represent an “occupation” worthy of invoking the updated War Measures Act!
To be clear, Trudeau just declared war on Canadian citizens. It’s almost beyond belief.
Police are ticketing protestors in Ottawa now in order to clear the streets. But it is their legal and constitutional right to be there, doing that, and such tickets can be contested in court – and I hope they will be. Bankrupting and stigmatizing citizens seems to be the playbook for medical tyrants over the last two years. Thousands of fines were imposed for going to church, not wearing masks (they don’t work), and now for exercising the right to free speech. The Emergency Act is illegal. This should not be happening.
Below is an interview with the Canadian MP, Melissa Lanceman, whom Trudeau insulted in Parliament yesterday by saying she stood with those who wave swastikas. The only person who waved a Nazi flag was (I believe) an agent provocateur sent by Trudeau’s deep state contacts to deliberately misrepresent a peaceful protest and obviously not representative of its character or goals. The exchange backfired on Trudeau because the MP is Jewish and thus took offense to the inference.
Some good online comments:
Calling Canadian convoys ‘violent’ is like calling BLM protests ‘mostly peaceful.’
“They” are not waving swastikas, “They” are waving the Canadian flag. You, Mr Prime Minister, are wearing the swastika. [A reference to the fact that Trudeau is a medical fascist]
Question: Why do they not issue a no confidence motion against him in Parliament. Answer: Far left NDP party will protect him even though he has a minority.
The strangest thing is he fully believes he’s right. No self awareness whatsoever.
JT was born with a silver spoon. He does not relate to the average Canadian. He should have talked to the truckers from the very beginning.
Trudeau is truly amazing. He committed suicide without dying. [No he is dictator now]
Someone wrote: “Canadians have been shown to be the most polite, accepting all inclusive loving people. They deserve a leader that reflects them.” I replied: “Right now we’re losing that image: a lot of Canadians are turning against each other right now. It’s unprecedented. The divisions stoked by the PM and media are terrible. It’s dividing families. It started with Trudeau promoting racial divisions (that don’t really exist here), then pitting vaccinated against unvaccinated, and treating those who peacefully protest for freedom from medical tyranny as enemy combatants in a war! The corrupt media here support all this, in complete violation of all journalistic ethics. It’s evil what’s happening. The same thing is happening in the U.S. sad to say. This is a globalist coup d’etat to divide us against ourselves and then take over.”
Below: This trucker got an opinion piece printed in Newsweek, which is part of the MSM. In the comment section you can see the opinions are divided for and against. It’s a good piece (below). Here is an interview with him from Feb. 12th.
Forty-eight hours after an impromptu rave party erupted at the the biggest truckers’ protest the world has ever seen, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed me and my fellow Road Warriors from a secret location he had been spirited away to, out of a fear that our peaceful protest against vaccine mandates would turn into Canada’s January 6.
“I have attended protests and rallies in the past, when I agreed with the goals, when I supported the people expressing their concerns and their issues,” our prime minister said. “Black Lives Matter is an example of that. But I have also chosen not to go anywhere near protests that have expressed hateful rhetoric, violence towards fellow citizens, and a disrespect, not just of science, but of the frontline health workers, and quite frankly, the 90 percent of truckers who have been doing the right thing to put food on our tables.”
Like the hysteria that preceded Trudeau’s flight, his comments were pure propaganda; Ottawa Police reported no incidents and not a single arrest—at a protest topping 100,000 souls; indeed, the mood was absolutely festive. The peaceful protest included flags and signs in both of Canada’s official languages and with more than a few four-letter words.
Of course, Trudeau is right that there was hateful rhetoric, too. Everyone has seen the photos, because like Trudeau, the media chose to focus on it. They found the single Confederate flag, and the single swastika flag, and they made their stories about 100,000 people peacefully protesting about the two among them who did so with hate.
[My comment: I believe these were agent provocateurs, not real protestors. The Confederate flag did not use to be a symbol of hate. Flags are symbols that can have different meanings. For many rural Southerners its a way to honour the memory of their ancestors. It symbolized Confederacy during the U.S. Civil War and was honoured by people who fought in that war — on both sides — for years afterwards. You will still find it used commonly in Southern states to honour the dead or to imply regional identity, not slavery. Ever since the civil right era it has been appropriated by SJW activists on the Internet to imply hate. I suspect the person who flew in Ottawa was trying to convey the negative implication in order to smear the protest, which is why he was chased off. Someone comments online, re: the man carrying that flag: “The protestors were not amused and were distancing from him. The guy had a full face mask on. If it was me I would pull it off him and have someone take his picture. I think he was a plant.” And someone else: “Trudeau’s personal photographer was caught taking pictures right beside him” And someone else: Police have been caught on video in hotels with cartloads bombmaking materials. It’s all a setup.”]
These flags and the sentiments they represent are ugly and reprehensible, and many of my fellow truckers suspect these two people were plants. But even if they weren’t, tarring a demonstration that drew in excess of 100,000 people as racist and full of fringe extremists based on the actions of two people is quite a reach, proof of nothing so much as the fact that the media is clutching at straws to smear us—which are in short supply.
The question you should be asking is not how two racists managed to find their way to a protest of 100,000 people, but rather, why is it that the media who pretend to care about the working class, who until very recently were absolutely lavish in their praise of “essential workers,” have turned on us?
The Freedom Convoy was originally envisioned by Albertans Tamara Lich and B.J. Dichter as a smallish group of truckers, farmers, their families and supporters, who planned to head to Ottawa and express their discontent with lockdowns and vaccine mandates. The Federal government was requiring all truckers crossing the border to provide proof of vaccination to continue hauling goods back and forth, despite the fact that truckers have been doing so without this requirement for the entirety of the pandemic and with no evidence that truckers, alone in their rigs, spread COVID-19 any more or less than any other group. It was estimated that the mandate would put 30,000 truckers out of work; because of Canada’s enormous trade relationship with the United States, most truckers in Canada haul south, and the domestic freight market would not be unable to absorb this many unemployed drivers.
But what was supposed to be a small protest soon ballooned, thanks to social media. Lich and Dichter started a GoFundMe, and news of the planned convoy began to spread, and spread quickly. Within a few days, many more truckers were pledging to join the convoy, and the GoFundMe attracted thousands of small donations from regular Canadians, often in amounts of only $20 or $50; many of those same contributors wound up on the side of the road, waving flags and showing support to the convoy once they began to make way for Ottawa from all corners of the country.
Videos of these roadside support rallies only increased donations, and further increased the number of Canadians turning up to bid the convoys well. At the time of this writing, the GoFundMe has received $9,626,550, a fundraising feat that exceeds the annual sum raised by Canada’s third largest political party, The NDP.
The Freedom Convoy might be one of the largest truly grassroots movements we’ve ever seen, and it’s taken on a life of its own, exceeding the expectations of the organizers and touching something deep in the collective psyche of Canada.
The vast majority in attendance at Parliament Hill were not truckers at all. In Ottawa, at the protest and online, I have heard from many that it wasn’t even necessarily about the truckers or their particular beef with the mandates, but a general feeling of having had enough—enough of lockdowns and coercion, enough of lives interrupted, enough of masks, enough of families divided over the questions of vaccines, of children’s upbringings being marred by this psychological warfare.
The media, bless them, and many of the rest of those in their class—unions and other labor organizations, various government entities, and Canada’s political parties—had nothing to do with this movement, and they have no control over it. They were left out. They are viewed with disdain by the public, because they lost touch with the fact that people have had enough of this. What they call a “fringe minority” of upstarts did what they were supposed to be doing: representing the concerns of the many millions of people whose lives had been impacted by government overreach.
And now that this Freedom Convoy has reached the capital and set a fire across the world, all of these managers, these elitists, this media and email-job class who hid at home while the working class continued to keep society functioning, are clutching at straws to cast aspersions on those of us who want to move forward.
With no gain for the managers of society to be had from this and no credit for them to take from it, they have chosen to smear us instead. But they should tread carefully; over and above the peril to already frayed and fragile supply chains, the working class of Canada have been inspired to action, and it is ever more obvious that we have no need for the assistance or approval of the classes who think they are so far above us.
Gord Magill is a trucker with over 25 years on the road across 4 different countries. You can find him on twitter @ghostofgord.
There seems to be a lack of understanding of the importance and value of nonviolent civil disobedience (NVCD) for bringing about positive social change. If anyone should get that it’s those who purport to stand for women’s rights, gay rights, worker’s rights, civil rights, climate justice, etc. They have used NVCD for decades – that is until they gained managerial and political power. Now it’s “insurrection” and “sedition” and peaceful protestors are treated like enemy combatants and the War Measures (Emergency) Act is invoked. The two most well known defenses of the use of NCVD is Martin Luther King Jr’s Letter from Birmingham Jail and Thoreau’s On Civil Disobedience. It’s the height of hypocrisy for Trudeau to march for BLM and claim to be for social justice but then act like a fascist. His tweet against the truckers and supporters is telling: he accuses them of every -ism and -phobia in the book (unjustly), then says Canada stands for inclusivity. Are the millions of Canadians who support the convoy to not be included. Therein lies the ethical problem with Trudeau’s vision of Canada: it’s not universalizable — meaning that it excludes certain people. It is discriminatory. Trudeau has already come out with hateful rhetoric against the unvaccinated and before that “old stock” Canadians. But if you are elected to represent a nation, it’s everyone in that nation. Dividing people against each other and scapegoating groups you don’t like is not good leadership. In particular, scapegoating those who object to two years of pointless and harmful restrictions deepens the divide between the elites and the people even more. Now we’re seeing many defectors from the ranks of what Thomas Sowell would call “the anointed.” They are rightly bothered by the dehumanizing rhetoric they witness and would rather risk losing status among the elites than their souls. Here are a few I can name:
Journalists: Tara Hensley, Alex Berenson, and Rara ___ Scientists and physicians: Robert Malone, Byram Bridle, and many others listed here
It’s not hard to understand why he’s doing this. It’s part of the WEF plan to impose a social credit system as in China. It’s to take complete control over all of us. They will never end this once it’s passed. Then we’ll have a dictatorship, shared with the NDP. It’s the end of Canada as a liberal democracy.
How the CDC abandoned science
Mass youth hospitalizations, COVID-induced diabetes, and other myths from the brave new world of science as political propaganda
The main federal agency guiding America’s pandemic policy is the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, which sets widely adopted policies on masking, vaccination, distancing, and other mitigation efforts to slow the spread of COVID and ensure the virus is less morbid when it leads to infection. The CDC is, in part, a scientific agency—they use facts and principles of science to guide policy—but they are also fundamentally a political agency: The director is appointed by the president of the United States, and the CDC’s guidance often balances public health and welfare with other priorities of the executive branch.
Throughout this pandemic, the CDC has been a poor steward of that balance, pushing a series of scientific results that are severely deficient. This research is plagued with classic errors and biases, and does not support the press-released conclusions that often follow. In all cases, the papers are uniquely timed to further political goals and objectives; as such, these papers appear more as propaganda than as science. The CDC’s use of this technique has severely damaged their reputation and helped lead to a growing divide in trust in science by political party. Science now risks entering a death spiral in which it will increasingly fragment into subsidiary verticals of political parties. As a society, we cannot afford to allow this to occur. Impartial, honest appraisal is needed now more than ever, but it is unclear how we can achieve it . . .
[I am skipping ahead to the conclusion]
. . . So why does the supposedly impartial CDC push weak or flawed studies to support the administration’s pandemic policy goals? The cynical answer is that the agency is not in fact impartial (and thus not sufficiently scientific), but captured by the country’s national political system. That answer has become harder to avoid. This is a precarious situation, as it undermines trust in federal agencies and naturally leads to a trust vacuum, in which Americans feel forced to cast about in a confused search for alternative sources of information.
Once that trust is broken, it’s not easily regained. One way out would be to reduce the CDC’s role in deciding policy, even during a pandemic. Expecting the executive agency tasked with conducting the science itself to also help formulate national policy—which must balance both scientific and political concerns and preferences—has proven a failure, because the temptation to produce flawed or misleading analysis is simply too great. In order to firewall policymaking from science, perhaps scientific agency directors shouldn’t be political appointees at all.
Ultimately, science is not a political sport. It is a method to ascertain truth in a chaotic, uncertain universe. Science itself is transcendent, and will outlast our current challenges no matter what we choose to believe. But the more it becomes subordinate to politics—the more it becomes a slogan rather than a method of discovery and understanding—the more impoverished we all become. The next decade will be critical as we face an increasingly existential question: Is science autonomous and sacred, or a branch of politics? I hope we choose wisely, but I fear the die is already cast.
It’s all about power. Not to be a cynic but I believe the authoritarian Left is shifting the narrative yet again. They’re not giving up. They’re moving to suppression of the freedom movement and scapegoating of it as “terrorists” now. They got away with medical tyranny for 2 years. That’s over (for now – it could come back later with another variant or disease).
Now they’re focused on repressing the convoys and those who prefer basic rights over state despotism. That’s why the War Measures Act is being used and fake polls are being created to support it. We have to shift gears to the defense of civil and human rights against the targeting of those in the freedom movement.
If they can freeze your bank account for disagreeing with the state (a social credit system as in China) they have total control over all of us and we’re in Chinada. And that’s what all this has ever been about — not Covid. That was always just a means to an end which is absolute power.
The Beijing Games and the pandemic will make everyone realize that ‘we cannot sell our souls,’ the coach says. As Chinese soldiers stood to his right, in an interview with Latvia’s national public broadcasters Latvian Radio and Latvian Television, Rubenis called the Beijing Olympics “political theater.” “This is a huge ‘spectacle,’ and for me, as an Olympian, my heart aches watching this,” Rubenis told the Latvian media. [I have a feeling the soldiers did not know Latvian and thus did not stop the interview for that reason; I hope the article was not published until he was back in Latvia!]
The COVID era we have been living through has been yet another reminder that, basically, there are two kinds of individuals in the world—those who are more comfortable obeying authority no matter its dictates and those who prefer to think for themselves.
Obviously, it’s not quite that simple—there are degrees and it’s a sliding scale, as with so many things.
Many people veer only slightly one way or the other. Still, others make decisions only to enhance their power and can flip-flop with ease. (These are the public officials we see suddenly changing their views on COVID because the public is no longer being so obedient.)
[e.g., Erin O’Toole, a real flip-flopper]
But, at base, most people fit somewhere in these two large categories.
We could call them the communists and the freedom lovers.
Some of the former group squawk at that appellation, not considering themselves Marxists and regarding that as a smear, but that subset would be more upset at a name that is yet more accurate to describe them—conformists.
Nobody likes to be called that. A significant number of these people thought of themselves as non-conformist rebels in their youth, yet have become the most abject conformists as they age (cf. Neil Young). They are ready and eager to sign on to such things as government-approved shots without questioning or examining “the science.”
These very people tend to believe the science, even, actually especially, when their knowledge of science is scant. They also “conform” to various forms of the conventional left-wing politics we see that are often masks for greed or personal advancement.
Others, a larger subset, are simply conformists by personality, either afraid to go against authority or simply emotionally predisposed to obey. They are, therefore—although most don’t realize it—also predisposed to be loyal future members of authoritarian societies, prepared to ignore the many behavioral strictures, near-complete lack of privacy, and even the atrocities that may be committed.
The Canadian truckers are the opposite. They are freedom lovers by dint of personality and character, by their very souls, if you will, and therefore the natural inheritors of the American founding, although few may have read either the U.S. Constitution or the Federalist Papers.
Their nemesis, Justin Trudeau, is practically the paradigm of that quasi-Marxist conformist so common now in the upper reaches of Western politics in North America and Europe. They are, as some have written, what happens when those who used to attack The Man become The Man. They are people whose authenticity disappeared long ago, if it was ever there.
They naturally would hate the truckers, do anything possible to stop them, because the truckers are authentic people and in no way fake. In a sense, they unmask the Trudeaus of the world as phonies by comparison. Nothing like that should be allowed to happen. Arrest them! … And they do.
The proximate cause of the truckers’ protest is lifting the vaccine mandates. Worthwhile as that is, what they are really fighting for, what many of us see in them, is something more transcendent, even more crucial—the fight for the freedom of the individual against tyrannical government.
They embody the goals of the Founding Fathers to a remarkable degree, speaking out for their rights in peaceful protest.
There is no greater cause than that in these times when tyrannical governments and über-government globalists, enabled by the terrifying capabilities of modern technology, conspire to eliminate freedom from our lives and dominate us to a degree never before possible in human history.
Standing beside these leaders, as always with autocrats, are all the conformists of the world of various stripes, of whom there are, alas, many.
The brave Canadian truckers aren’t necessarily the last stand, but they are the greatest stand so far, capturing the public imagination. We can hope they are the beginning of something even bigger.
This struggle between these two sides—the conformists and the freedom lovers—has been going on in different forms from time immemorial, yet you have the sense the battle is heading to a crunch point, if not a conclusion. Some would call this moment religious in nature and they may be right.
Authoritarian governments, led by communist China, are taking progressively more global control at the same time as democratic governments, including the USA, are becoming more authoritarian.
Although there has always been internal conflict, in our lifetimes, America, for the most part, represented freedom lovers. That role isn’t as clear now. The Democratic Party has become almost entirely a party of conformists led by authoritarians. The Republicans have a number of such people within their ranks as well.
[The same is true of the Canadian political parties]
What do we do about it? We fight for our freedoms—what else? And maybe we borrow a phrase from the left: “By any means necessary.”
[This is a good article on how the Left went authoritarian and against civil liberties they use to champion]
[In the last three years] big business consolidated and centered on tech and finance. Then it became entrenched. The laptoppers educated at woke universities ported their values into the workplace, gained managerial control, and deployed HR departments as their mechanism of control. The politics of these industries followed, and now it is the base of the Democrats.
It’s strange because I’m old enough to remember when everyone on the left defended: civil liberties, freedom of speech, the working classes, schooling, small business, the poor, public accommodations for everyone, peace, and democracy. It opposed witch hunts, segregation, class privilege, big business, war, and dictatorship. Or so it seemed.
Anyone paying a modicum of attention to modern political trends knows that this is no longer true, and that accounts for why so many on the left are disaffected (and that includes many writers at Brownstone). The evidence is everywhere (the apostasy of Noam Chomsky and Naomi Klein come to mind) but sealed by two reliably left publications: The Nation and Mother Jones. The former’s push for forever lockdowns has been relentless while the latter just launched an anti-trucker campaign against what everyone used to think were basic civil liberties. (Both sites are hard to navigate for all the pop-up ads and commercial pushes.)
All of this happened almost imperceptibly sometime after the turn of the millennium, and set the stage for the rise of Trump in all his working-class appeal. That cemented the deal. The Republicans lost the backing of the most influential sectors of economic life, and the Democrats could count on the backing of the most highly capitalized and powerful players in the whole information economy.
Which is to say that the Democrats are the party of the rich. And the entrenched rich somehow found themselves on the side of lockdowns and mandates.
The Democratic Party was built by people who have for many decades pretended to be the champions of the poor, the vulnerable, the workers, the proletariat, and so on. They built huge systems to address them and serve them. Then it changed. They became the champions of closures. They shut the schools and churches, and wrecked small businesses. Their policies imposed unconscionable burdens on the very people they claimed to support.
It’s not simply that the rich have gotten richer, though that’s certainly true as America’s billionaires added $2.1 trillion to their net worth during the pandemic. It’s Silicon Valley corporations with close ties to the Democratic party, like Google, that have benefited most.
While the tech companies have few actual employees compared to older productive industries, their largesse now directly subsidizes whole sectors of the professional class economy, including journalism. Individual professionals may not have become richer during the pandemic but, unlike hundreds of thousands of American workers who lost their jobs — many of whom worked in the small businesses that were shuttered over the past two years — their employment was mostly secure.
Perhaps it’s not surprising, then, that those professionals would instinctively internalize Covid policies that enriched their tech oligarch patrons as a personal victory and defense of their own status.
As a result, the Democrats have massively alienated their voter base, leaving them with only strongly reliable support among elite classes.
And what of the Republicans? I can sum it up in a word: truckers. The policies of the last two years relied on them fundamentally but forgot about them otherwise. They were pushed too far, in all countries. Now they have said: enough. They are in revolt, as a proxy not only for transportation workers but the whole of the working class, including independent businesses.
Don’t forget that the number of “excess deaths” among small businesses during the pandemic in the United States was 200,000. One of the most striking facts is that 41 percent of black-owned businesses were destroyed. It really amounted to a kind of slaughter that has fundamentally shaken the whole commercial sector in the United States and all over the world. What you see on the streets of Ottawa today (also in D.C. and Jerusalem) is the result of this realignment.
It feels like class war because it is. It’s not the one Karl Marx dreamed of, where the workers and peasants rise up against the rich to demand their surplus value. It’s the rich working with the government, media, and tech to put down the demands of the less privileged in society who are calling for a restoration of simple freedom and rights.
Among the less privileged are workers, small businesses, moms pushed out of professional life during lockdowns, religious people who still have an attachment to their communities, and generally people who value their personal independence.
All this kindling was in place when the vaccination mandates finally lit the fire. Forcibly jabbing people with a medicine they do not believe they need is a good way to alienate people forever. They might go along to keep their jobs, but they will come out on the other side more furious than ever.
That fury is boiling over around the world today. Some mayors are responding by getting rid of all controls and mandates. This happened in D.C. this week, without explanation. The real reasons likely trace to the hospitality and restaurant industry in D.C., which had been devastated by the mandates that have driven so many people to surrounding states. In addition, the large African American community in D.C. seriously resented the mandates. Among D.C. whites, 71 percent are vaccinated but that’s true of only 56 percent of blacks. The appalling reality is that nearly half of the blacks in D.C. were banned from public accommodation under the mandates. That’s truly untenable.
We’ll likely see New York and Boston flip soon too. Meanwhile, other governments are taking the totalitarian route. Justin Trudeau in Canada has invoked emergency powers to become the would-be dictator over the whole country.
Long an admirer of China’s authoritarian, one-party rule, his new dictatorship seems completely untenable, but we shall see. We thought that rule by the Chinese Communist Party looked untenable in light of the masses gathered at Tiananmen Square. We know how that ended. Will Trudeau attempt a Tiananmen solution?
To top it all off, most of the country is on the verge of experiencing double-digit inflation, a policy that is utterly wrecking the poor and reducing the purchasing power of everything. Despite all the promises and predictions that the worst would be over by now, the worst certainly lies ahead.
People yesterday were once again pretending to be shocked at the Producer Price Index, which saw a one-month increase of 1 percent and a 9.7 percent increase year-over-year. That can only translate to ever higher prices for the consumer.
Check out this chart on who is being hurt the most.
[The answer: 20 percent of households that earn less that $40K annually experienced severe hardship due to inflation — which was exacerbated by the lockdowns and mandates. The wealthier you are the less hardship]
This might be the most portentous moment in our political lives: the commercial elite, the new Patrician class, is drifting full fascist, while the Plebeians (the ancient designation of commoners) are pushing for uncompromised freedom. That’s an upheaval that realigns nearly everything.
All of this should remind us that the history of liberalism (in its traditional sense meaning freedom) is a history of revolt against elites. It was a brief moment in history in the twentieth century when liberal values reliably overlapped with the interests of big business—and hence why there remains such confusion today in the world over what is liberal, what is conservative, what is left, and what is right.
Lockdowns and mandates have reshuffled political alliances, it would appear. They have created a clearer demarcation than we’ve seen in our lifetimes between the Zoom-class Patricians and the freedom-loving Plebeians. Engaging that struggle with intelligence and clarity is what’s necessary to recapture the cultural affection for, and the political practice of, the liberty we once knew.
Comments online in response to this article:
You want your freedom back America? You are going to have to reject your nanny state which you for some unexplainable reason you continue to vote for while you complain about the controls and tyranny it exercises over you. Stop asking for (or demanding) that the nanny state (administrative bureaucracy/deep state) solve your pathetic and self-imposed (for the most part) problems for you and provide you material benefits which you did not earn at the expense of others who did. Until you open your eyes and see very clearly what we have all done, we will go the way of Rome and all other totalitarian dictatorships of history.
There are not enough freedom fighters to turn the tide, but I will do my part anyway.
The amount of cognitive dissonance that leftists have to climb over any more to open their mouths and argue any point is staggering.
Some of us are living in the Zoom-class Patrician world, but are clamoring for the same thing as the freedom-loving Plebians.
Comment: It’s all about power. Not to be a cynic but I believe the authoritarian Left is shifting the narrative yet again. They’re not giving up. They’re moving to suppression of the freedom movement and scapegoating of it as “terrorists” now. They got away with medical tyranny for 2 years. That’s over (for now – it could come back later with another variant or disease). Now they’re focused on repressing the convoys and those who prefer basic rights over state despotism. That’s why the War Measures Act is being used and fake polls are being created to support it. We have to shift gears to the defense of civil and human rights against the targeting of those in the freedom movement. If they can freeze your bank account for disagreeing with the state (a social credit system as in China) they have total control over all of us and we’re in Chinada. And that’s what all this has ever been about — not Covid. That was always just a means to an end which is absolute power.
I can’t stand authoritarianism from any camp, right or left. Progressive authoritarianism really irks me due to its hypocrisy. The people who should be protesting Big Pharma and this abuse of power are all silent.
There’s a great article by Allie Stucky’s The Religion of Leftism — on how Leftism is cultish and has more to do with correct belief than moral responsibility.
The irony is that most of my views are ‘progressive’ on issues such as the environment, animal rights, peace and social justice — but the foundation is always liberty and egalitarianism and universal rights — whereas the foundation for the new Left is collectivism – which leads to illiberal censorship, coercion, ideological conformity, loss of autonomy of the will (and bodily autonomy) and is based on fear and aggression.
It’s frightening. Many of them are fascists who are scapegoating the truckers as criminals. Thus when I hear Leftists authoritarians call the working class “fascists” and claim that by crushing them they are defending “democracy” I have to conclude they don’t know what those words actually mean. Trudeau is a fascist. The truckers are exercising true democracy. The MSM spins it the other way around.
I fear all this is going to end very badly. Western liberal democracies are being turned into technocratic biosecurity states modelled after China. If it’s not stopped, there will be few places good left to live in the world. It’s enough to make one cry. The truckers gave me hope but now they’re being crushed by a police state and vile corrupt MSM in Canada – or as some now call it Chinada.
OTTAWA—As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his effort to impose authoritarian rule in Canada, he is beginning to face some challenges. “The Royal Canadian Mounties are just not that good at goose-stepping,” said a disappointed Trudeau. “For some reason, it doesn’t come naturally to them, which is such a shame since goosestepping is very intimidating to racist, homophobic insurgents calling for ‘freedom,’ whatever that is.”
Reports have begun to surface that a new “Intro To Goose-Stepping” course has been made mandatory at the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) Training Academy in Regina, Saskatchewan. Training instructor Reginald Breslin told reporters, “It’s true. We’ve begun the goose-step training, as ordered by our Dear Leader, that’s what we have to call him now. And it’s not going great. The high leg kicking thing done in perfect formation is not easy. Especially when on horseback. But we’ll get there. It’s what The Gardener Of Human Happiness—we can also call him that—says he wants, so we have to do it.”
Apparently, goose-stepping is not the only area in which Prime Minister Trudeau is turning to German history for inspiration. He recently raised the possibility of “Anschluss” (reunification) with Austria, but aides explained to him that such a move might not be feasible at the current time, so plans were tabled for the moment.
[The Babylon Bee jokes but it’s no laughing matter, in reality. This is real]
CLAREMONT, CA—Sources have confirmed that local assistant professor of Applied Gender Entanglement Studies, Spenther Dillstump, unsealed his front door for the first time in two years then, clutching his emotional support Fauci Doll and whispering a prayer of righteous safetyism to Dr. Rachel Walensky, emerged from his home to face the eerie dystopia of people living normal lives.
“Eeek! What’s that horrific monstrosity! We’re all gonna die!” yelled Dillstump according to witnesses who reported him pointing at the unmasked smiles of an older couple walking past. The quadruple-masked adventurer was also seen trying to ward off the couple with a printout of outdated CDC guidelines while shouting long-disproven facts about natural immunity.
Numerous eyewitness accounts describe Mr. Dillstump as frantically scurrying behind trees and dumpsters whenever humans passed by in their threatening states of happiness and normalcy.
Onlookers later described police arriving at the city park in search of terrorist groups acting violently, as described by an anonymous 911 caller. All they saw were a few families enjoying the fresh air, children laughing and playing, and a crazed man behind some bushes gargling hand sanitizer. Underfunded and overworked, the officers were unable to question the individual—identified by onlookers as Dillstump—as dispatch sent them away to the 39th carjacking that day.
Exhausted and overwrought, Spenther Dillstump eventually snuck back to the eternal safety of his home, having never found a store that sold hazmat suits and still mandated masks, vaccines, social distancing, and BLM attire.
U.S.—The nation is preparing to celebrate what has become a beloved annual holiday: Two Weeks To Slow The Spread Day, to be held in March every year.
“This time of year we like to come together to remember the historic day two years ago when we put on masks and locked ourselves down, trusting that the lockdown would be over in just two weeks,” said local man Paul Christof as he stared out his window longingly, his three masks securely in place. “This year, I’m going all out with a Zoom party with no more than five of my closest friends—I mean, closest, figuratively speaking, of course. We’ll be literally far apart, because I want to stay home and stay safe, and I don’t want grandma to die.”
Traditional festivities for the newly christened American holiday include remote Amazon gift exchanges, ordering DoorDash feasts for just yourself, and the customary binging of the Netflix. Historians believe the holiday will become a hit, and people will continue to wear masks and stay home throughout the year as the festive day is celebrated for hundreds of years to come.
Above: according to this fellow the guy with the Nazi flag was using it to illustrate what Trudeau wants to make Canada into. If so, that’s true — Trudeau is a fascist — but the protestor badly misjudged how it would be interpreted. Trudeau has used that flag to defame truckers even as he resorts to fascist tactics (scapegoating rhetoric, martial law, censorship, coercion, police state tactics).
Below: they discuss the disparity between the Trudeau MPs embracing actual jihadist terrorists but demonizing and criminalizing ordinary Canadians for peacefully standing up for their right of freedom of medical choice. Now Children’s Aid is moving in on the kids. It’s obvious that some sort of police action and mass arrest will happen soon, much to the delight of the fascist class (i.e., authoritarian Leftists) in Canada. Sheila has some good remarks on the elites hypocrisy and condescending attitudes. The nanny state is going fascist. This is a class war. They’re taking the dogs too.
How Liberals Left the White Working Class Behind: White working-class anger has been simmering for decades, due to globalization, wage stagnation, and the myth of meritocracy. [Good article on class war; quite applicable to what’s happening in Canada now]
Above: A Compilation of Six Canadians Speaking Out at the Protests across Canada up to February 2022. They talk about lessons from history, ending mandates, fake health emergencies, and holding the line. One man tells a story of a newfie offering his truck to a stranger in Ottawa. Another man describes a tear jerking experience with a child who was simply happy to see his unmasked face. Protests and Canadians uniting behind the Trucker Convoy continue across the nation.
People still participating in the so-called “Freedom Convoy” blockade of downtown Ottawa are being warned by police to “leave the area now” as questions heat up about when police will act to remove the demonstrators who have paralyzed the nation’s capital for 20 days.
[Notice they say “so-called” to disparage it]
The police warning came as Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino urged anyone thinking of coming to the city on the weekend not to do so, and said that “extremist” leaders are now on the ground in Ottawa.
[That’s a lie, unless standing up for freedom of speech and medical choice is “extreme”]
“You must leave the area now. Anyone blocking streets, or assisting others in the blocking streets, are committing a criminal offence and you may be arrested. You must immediately cease further unlawful activity or you will face charges,” reads a notice issued by Ottawa police on Wednesday morning.
[Police are violating freedom of assembly and speech, the right to peaceful protest]
“The people of Ottawa are being denied the lawful use, enjoyment and operation of their property and you are causing businesses to close. That is mischief under the Criminal Code.”
[MLK would say a higher law is in order than a mischief charge, which is the law of man. What about the Charter? I though it was still supposed to intact? Or is that a lie? Obviously it is]
Protesters are ‘organized, driven by extremist ideology,’ says public safety minister following arrests
[Extremism is wanting freedom of medical choice and to retain a Western liberal democracy?]
Mendicino said during a press conference that Canadians need to resist the urge to look at the blockades as isolated incidents. “We need to be clear-eyed about the seriousness of these incidents. Indeed, several of the individuals at Coutts have strong ties to a far-right, extreme organization with leaders who are in Ottawa,” he said.
[It’s not illegal in a Western democracy to have a political belief. The real extremism is arresting people in violation of their Charter rights]
“We’re talking about a group that is organized, agile, knowledgeable, and driven by an extremist ideology where might makes right. And this is completely contrary to our democratic values.”
[The Trudeau government is the one violating democracy. The truckers are exercising it]
Mendicino did not name any particular group or individual.
[Because it’s a lie]
Also on Wednesday morning, an Ontario Superior Court justice in Ottawa granted a 60-day extension to the injunction issued last week which banned the use of air horns and train horns by the convoy. That injunction had initially been granted for just 10-days and was set to expire.
[Horns and hot tubs and bouncy castles. All serious threat to democracy]
Both the injunction extension and the new warning to convoy participants come after the federal government invoked the never-before-used Emergencies Act on Monday amid intense frustration and anger among Ottawa residents over police handling of the convoy so far.
[Ottawa residents who want Trudeau to act dictatorially will later regret it when they’re arrested or living in fear of being arrested; they think they’re safe but in a Communist dictatorship, no one is]
Peter Sloly resigned as chief of the Ottawa Police Service on Tuesday, and federal officials have for days offered increasingly clear rhetoric that the blockades are now “illegal,” and that police must end them.
Yet demonstrators have remained defiant in the face of the Emergencies Act, with hundreds still parked in blockades along residential streets of downtown Ottawa and vowing to remain.
[They are going down with the ship, so to speak. It reminds me of the natives who did the Ghost Dance as their culture was being destroyed]
The convoy organizers originally said they wanted to force elected officials out and force an end to all public health measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, most of which are under provincial — not federal — jurisdiction. Organizers later removed references to calls to remove elected officials from their websites, and have since claimed they never called for such action.
In the order invoking the Emergencies Act, the federal government explicitly warned about fears of “serious violence” from blockade participants motivated by political or ideological goals.
[Another lie; it has been a nonviolent movement]
While the order did not use the word “terrorism,” that language mirrors the Criminal Code definition of terrorist activity, and convoy organizers removed a journalist from a press conference this week for asking whether they are aware of any firearms among participants.
[This is a false portrayal of the freedom movement, similar to how dictatorships work to suppress similar freedom movements in dictatorships — exactly the same]
[The main group disavowed this and left. I believe the weapons were either planted and it was a set up]
“The group was said to have a willingness to use force against the police if any attempts were made to disrupt the blockade,” RCMP said in a news release.
. . . Under the terms of the Emergencies Act, police warned that people are also prohibited from coming to Ottawa in order to join the demonstration, and that police can seize any vehicles taking part in it.
[Police are now violating the Charter]
“Anyone who commits these illegal actions could face fines or be required to appear in court,” the notice continued. “Commercial vehicle drivers’ licences and private drivers’ licences can be suspended or revoked.”
Bringing children to the demonstrations is also prohibited, with a potential fine of $5,000 or up to five years in prison as a result. That provision of the new emergency powers came after Ottawa police said roughly 25 per cent of the vehicles in the blockades have children in them.
Child welfare authorities have been involved, police said, and on Wednesday the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa issued a warning to parents.
[The state is now seizing children; not far off from the CCP who are doing this to the Uyghar]
Convoy is a ‘stain on our city,’ says councillor. With police handing out notices to convoy supporters, members of city council are thankful that some action is being taken.
[That City Council is a stain on the city!]
Kavanagh added that convoy’s occupation of Ottawa needs to end and that the longer it carries on, the worse it looks on the city and leaders.
[Trying to suppress is looks bad on the city and its leaders]
“This has been a real stain on our city, on our nation that it was allowed to come in in the first place and settle — they’ve practically put down roots … I want it to be over,” she said.
[The freedom movement are heroes. Ottawa city council are villains for going along with the end of democracy and turning Canada into a dictatorship]
Bill Blair, the federal emergency preparedness minister, said the additional measures granted under the Emergencies Act are “targeted, temporary and proportionate to the threat that exist in our country.”
[The only threat to the country is people trying to suppress democracy, like Blair]
Take a moment and imagine that you flipped on the news, and saw the following headline about some foreign country.
“Amid surging inflation, government invokes emergency powers as protests spread.”
What image comes to mind?
What part of the world or what country do you imagine?
Perhaps somewhere in the Middle East?
Perhaps in Africa?
Perhaps in some authoritarian state you usually hear about whenever something horrible is taking place there.
All of this is to say, you usually wouldn’t think of a headline like that in a country like Canada.
But here we are.
In many ways, Canada now increasingly resembles the kind of authoritarian state that we usually watch on the news and feel some sort of distant sympathy for, while being grateful “that it couldn’t happen here.”
But of course, it is indeed happening here.
The two big events recently are both connected, in a way that is actually quite obvious but has been ignored by much of the media and political establishment.
Surging inflation, surging unrest
History shows that rising inflation often leads to significant civil unrest and deepening of political divisions.
This makes sense, because inflation – particularly when caused (as it is being caused now) by deliberate government policy and money printing – represents the state robbing the Citizens of their earning power.
Inflation is a way for governments to increase their own power, as they drain more and more wealth away from those who actually produce.
Governments love this for a few reasons.
First, it is able to weaken individual Canadians, families, and entrepreneurs, which helps to bleed away wealth and independence.
Second, it is often hidden, or at least not nearly as obvious as a tax increase.
When taxes are raised, it’s obvious, and people can directly see how much the government is taking away.
For example, when the GST was introduced, it was immediately obvious to Canadians that a new tax was taking away 7% of their money on every purchase.
It was politically toxic, so toxic that even the tax-hiking Trudeau Liberals haven’t raised it back up after Harper lowered it to 5%.
Yet, we are watching inflation surge in Canada, now hitting 5.1% according to government figures (the real rate is likely even higher).
Here’s what BNN Bloomberg had reported on the highest inflation since 1991:
“Canadian consumer price inflation accelerated to a new three-decade high in January, adding to pressure on the Bank of Canada to start raising interest rates as early as March 2.
Annual inflation was 5.1 per cent last month, up from 4.8 per cent in December, Statistics Canada reported on Wednesday in Ottawa. Economists were anticipating inflation would be unchanged in January.
The average of the central bank’s core measures — often seen as a better indicator of underlying price pressures — rose to 3.2 per cent, also the highest since 1991.
The report will reinforce expectations that policymakers, led by Governor Tiff Macklem, will start a rate-hike cycle at the next policy meeting. Markets are pricing in as many as seven increases in borrowing costs over the next 12 months.”
And even worse, not only is inflation surging, but it is surging in almost every category:
“Consumer price pressures aren’t just accelerating, they’re broadening — and that could spell trouble for the Bank of Canada.
It’s getting difficult to argue the acceleration of inflation to three-decade highs is transitory or being imported from abroad. Nearly 80 per cent of the 48 subcategories in Canada’s consumer price index are now rising by more than 2 per cent, according to Bloomberg calculations on data released Wednesday by the national statistics agency.
That’s the highest proportion since 1991, far exceeding the 50 per cent average. Around two-thirds of prices are rising more than 3 per cent, the upper end of the Bank of Canada’s targeting band.”
Now, just imagine if the government brought in a new 5% tax on everything.
People would be up in arms – especially considering how difficult it has already been for people to make ends meet.
Inflation is the exact same thing, except there isn’t a clear notice on your bill that says ‘inflation tax.’
This lets politicians get away with stealing your earning power.
And yet, that doesn’t stop people from being poorer, and it doesn’t stop the level of anger in society from rising. It just makes it more diffused and scattershot.
It’s why you see movements like the Arab Spring kick off amid surging prices, as people feel more and more fed up with what is happening.
That brings us to the protests we see in Canada.
Our country has been subjected to draconian restrictions for close to two years, restrictions that were much harsher and much longer-lasting than in many parts of the world.
When people pushed back against those restrictions, they were attacked and demonized.
Politicians with the courage to speak out were quickly booted out for ‘daring’ to go against the establishment orthodoxy.
Even the key ‘opposition’ party, the CPC, was suppressed by their own leadership, with Erin O’Toole refusing to listen to the party base or many of his own MPs, meaning opposition to Trudeau’s increasingly authoritarian agenda was almost non-existent in Parliament, at least until O’Toole was removed with Candice Bergen, who has been much tougher and stronger in her opposition to Trudeau:
All in all, Canadians have been suppressed in nearly every possible way over the past two years. That suppressed energy doesn’t go away, it simply gets bottled up, particularly when the social norm in this country (a social norm that is now thankfully being wiped out) was to never discuss anything controversial and cover up our differences with a fake veneer of ‘niceness’ and ‘politeness.’
That bottled up emotion was on top of the fact that Canadians have lost their jobs, lost their earning power, and lost their businesses in huge numbers. We’ve seen a growing mental health crisis, and a surge in drug overdose deaths. We are seeing ‘deaths of despair’ in this country.
During this entire time, government officials and politicians were insulated from all of this.
They didn’t lose their jobs.
They didn’t lose their earnings.
And they kept their cushy pensions that we all pay for.
State-run and state-funded media also got more and more money throughout this time, protecting their job security with your tax dollars.
And then, when Canadians started to speak up, Justin Trudeau demonized people in the most ruthless and brutal terms, seemingly trying to intentionally stoke more and more rage and anger in the nation.
Finally, after all of this, Trudeau refused to even speak with or acknowledge the protestors, and went directly from doing absolutely nothing, to imposing the Emergencies Act, an authoritarian power-grab that takes away our rights and freedoms and is completely out of proportion to the actual situation.
Trudeau is now being condemned worldwide for his dictatorial actions, and the Trudeau government is being taken to court by civil liberties advocates in this country:
“The Canadian Constitution Foundation (CCF) has announced it is launching a legal challenge to the federal government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act. The challenge will be by way of urgent application for judicial review at the Federal Court.”
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association also announced legal action against the Trudeau government:
Canada looks like a third-world authoritarian country
So, we now have surging inflation, government policies that take away freedoms and crush the economy, and emergency powers being used against those who protest.
Under Justin Trudeau – a known blackface enthusiast and someone who has repeatedly praised Communist Dictatorships – Canada resembles a third-world authoritarian country where freedom and economic opportunity are stolen away from our Citizens by the government.
With Justin Trudeau’s anti-freedom attitude, and with his destructive economic policies, Canada will be keep getting poorer and poorer until Canadians take our country back by defeating the Trudeau Liberals in the next election.
[This appears to be a defense against a huge attack by the Left in the U.S. against his perfectly valid comparison of the civil rights movement and the truckers freedom protest — a comparison I myself made and can rationally defend.
The objection to that comparison is fueled by ideology not reason. Of course Leftists will object to an icon (MLK) being compared to the truckers but at the core, the freedom movement IS a civil rights and human rights movement, against medical segregation and for freedom to choose. It’s an objection to scapegoating and dehumanization.]
For the first time in history, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act to crackdown on what he has described as an attack on democracy itself in Canada.
While civil libertarians in Canada have condemned the move as threatening core free speech and associational rights in the country, the [Democrat, i.e., pro-Communist] American media and legal commentators have largely supported Trudeau in the use of these extreme measures.
Indeed, I triggered a tsunami of outrage in stating that Canada could have used such powers to cut off donations for the Civil Rights Movement and arrest Martin Luther King today for such protests . . . there was also an objection that there is no equivalency between the truckers and the Civil Rights Movement.
[But indeed there is an equivalency; the convoy IS a civil rights movement]
Again, that is not the point of the reference: it should not matter if you agree or disagree with the underlying cause. The concern is that the Canadian government could declare such an emergency to crackdown on any group engaging in civil disobedience through blockades or occupation protests.
It could even happen to Dr. King today if marchers sought to repeat historic marches in Canada. Without meaningful limits under the law, they could also be unilaterally declared threats to Canadian “sovereignty, security and territorial integrity” by Trudeau for acts of civil disobedience.
With the emergency powers, Trudeau can now prohibit travel, public assemblies, conduct widespread arrests, and block donations for the truckers. This also includes freezing bank accounts and ramping up police surveillance and enforcement.
[This is happening]
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association objected:
“The federal government has not met the threshold necessary to invoke the Emergencies Act. This law creates a high and clear standard for good reason: the Act allows government to bypass ordinary democratic processes. This standard has not been met. The Emergencies Act can only be invoked when a situation ‘seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada’ & when the situation ‘cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada.’”
Such voices have been drowned out by media demonizing the truckers as racists or insurrectionists.
As civil libertarians, it is less important what people are saying as their right to say it. That includes people who speak through their financial support or donations. Millions in such donations were blocked by GoFundMe or the Canadian government in this crackdown.
It is often tempting to ignore the implications of such extreme measures by focusing on your disagreement with a given group.
To understand the scope of this law you can simply look to how widely revered movements could be treated under the same provisions. For example, the Civil Rights marchers also engaged in civil disobedience in shutting down bridges and occupying spaces. As I stated on Monday,
“Now, when you put all of that together, you’ve extinguished the ability of thousands, perhaps even millions of people to express themselves through a form of civil disobedience. And according to Prime Minister Trudeau’s definition, he could have shut down the Civil Rights Movement. He could have arrested Martin Luther King. He could have arrested any number of figures that we now celebrate today as visionaries.”
On Tuesday, I returned to that same point and noted that Canada could easily use the same law against the marchers and Dr. King today. Trudeau’s government could cut off all funding for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) while arresting figures like Dr. King. I noted that “I thought [the use of the Emergency Act] was quite excessive. This is an act of civil disobedience. That is a standard tactic of groups going back to the civil rights movement and even earlier to block bridges and streets, to do what was referred to as — quote — ‘good trouble.’ By this rationale, they could have cracked down on the Civil Rights Movement. They could have arrested Martin Luther King.”
The “they” is clearly the Canadian government in its use of these emergency powers today — not a reference to arrests in the past in the United States.
As is evident from the entire interview, I was referring to how the Canadian government could use these powers against an array of different groups for similar acts of civil disobedience. I was not saying that Dr. King was never arrested. Of course, he was. I have previously discussed those arrests, including in recent columns (here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here).
To critics in our hair-triggered political environment, it did not matter that I have referred to MLK being arrested repeatedly any more than the fact that I was clearly referring to the Canadian government today in making such arrests.
The point is that it is not just truckers who can be the targets of such Canadian emergency powers. The sweeping language would allow Trudeau to shutdown a contemporary civil rights movement and a leader like Dr. King as easily as he did the convoy. Yet, even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined in.
The second objection, however, is far more interesting. People objected to any analogy of these truckers and their cause to Dr. King and the fight for civil rights.
Turley here is simultaneously conflating human rights advocates such as Martin Luther King with a bunch of assholes shitting up international borders because their disinformation handlers told them to and telling racists that white people get the worst treatment.5:17 PM · Feb 15, 2022·
[This person writing this is an ideologue and can’t see that her dehumanizing attack on the convoy is the moral equivalent to the character assassination of MLK and the civil rights leaders and that she is in fact comparable to the racist segregationists of that day, who attacked those who stood for civil rights and freedom — as the truckers do]
Of course, I was not saying that the truckers are the like of MLK. I doubt the truckers would say that. [In fact, I think many of them would, as I do]
Rather, I was comparing forms of civil disobedience. The protection of forms of protest should not depend on whether we support or oppose the underlying message.
[Turley is taking a defensive position here against an onslaught of Leftist vitriol it seems. The truckers’ are being incredibly misrepresented in the nasty statement by the SJW above. Arguing for freedom of medical choice and freedom in general is the issue — and that is the same as MLK arguing for equality. The convoy is a human rights movement. There is actually no difference]
People objected to the very notion that the Civil Rights marchers could be viewed as akin to the truckers. But that is the point. The law does not have any distinction. It could be used today against Dr. King just as it was used against the truckers. Indeed, Dr. King was accused of being a communist and a traitor by government officials during the crackdowns and arrests of the period. The Canadian law, however, would allow the federal government to use such claims to freeze funding and order arrests under the Emergencies Act today, including a figure like Dr. King for acts of civil disobedience.
We should be outraged by the use of such measures against either civil rights marchers or the Canadian truckers. As the Canadian Civil Liberties Association correctly noted, there is no limiting principle in Trudeau’s use of these powers. Trudeau simply declared that the convoy “seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” without any substantive support for that finding.
These are sweeping emergency powers that could be used against some of our most celebrated figures and shutdown some of our most revered causes. Under this law, the only thing preventing Trudeau from shutting down movements — even historic movements like the Civil Rights marchers — is his affinity for the cause as opposed to the underlying conduct.
[Trudeau and the SJWs are really the equivalent of Bull Connor — but infinitely more powerful]
My comment: What this is really about is imposing a social credit system as they have in Communist China, to penalize protest of the government and impose whatever Trudeau thinks is best to run your life.
That’s what the entire pandemic and lockdown and mandates were about: to social condition us to obey the state. Canada is now a dictatorship. It will never end. If the challenge to this is not successful, it’s the end of Canada as a western liberal democracy.
Canada is not an authoritarian technocratic biosecurity state. Or more precisely it wasn’t until Trudeau made it one.
As for Doug Ford and all the medical tyrants, they should resign in shame for what they’ve done. His admission of the failure of the mandates is too little too late.
In the video above, the guy who defended Trudeau’s actions has no idea what’s happened in Canada. The Emergency Act is being implemented after all the “economic disruption” at the borders was cleared by the police. All this is now is a way to punish those who peacefully protest. It’s a social credit system as in China.
The protest is a last resort by thousands of people against a government that was not listening — and in fact was imposing more mandates. Now it’s all being lifted slowly thanks to the truckers’ efforts — but until they stood up nothing was happening in Canada. Quebec was imposing a discriminatory “health tax”!
Massive street protests were being ignored. Court cases were being dismissed. The opposition parties said nothing. The people were left with no alternative but to protest. This is the modern civil rights movement. The truckers are heroes but the government is treating them like terrorists and is trying to destroy them now.
Now Canada is becoming a fascist state. The same will happen in the US under Biden I predict — unless enough people work to stop it.
“We are not taking away your right to protest… We are taking away your money, insurance, and fuel”
Canadians exhausted all option before they took action. The opposition parties and media were worse than useless. Now the CPC steps up but until the truckers we had a jellyfish named O’Toole who bent with the wind. The media are corrupt and bought off, like Pravda. And Trudeau was pushing for even more mandates — a “health tax” for the unvaccinated! That’s when the truckers took action, thank God. They are heroes. They turned everything around – but for their troubles they are treated like terrorists.
I’m a French Canadian (so sorry if my English isn’t perfect) and if there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that the government’s anti-covid measures over the past two years have been far more deadly for our economy than the freedom convoy protest. Especially here, in the province of Quebec, where they kept closing, then reopening, then closing, and reopening again businesses considered non-essential, causing the permanent closure of many of them. Lots of people have lost their dream, what they had spent a lifetime building. The depression and suicide rate has never been so high. To criticize the first thing that gives us hope because it affects our economy shows a poor understanding of our situation.
Excellent spot on pointers and analysis by the Five! Having lived in Canada and observed Canadian culture and history my take on Canada’s situation is the following: The horrendous abuses of governmental power in Canada, that the world is witnessing, is exactly why the American Founding Fathers, the Framers, who justifiably successfully rebelled against the British Crown’s arbitrary tyranny created the US Constitution with the Bill of Rights, which recognized pre existing inalienable natural rights. As such the US Constitution with the Bill of Rights, are all part of Checks & Balances that are supposed to limit, curtail the parameters of government power in overreach against, into the common people’s lives. Canada, as a nation, has it’s lineage as a British Commonwealth nation. All of the Common Wealth Nations have seen the erosion and loss of fundamental rights of Englishmen and their own Crown Subjects that are enshrined in the English Charter of the year 1215 known as the Magna Carta. Coupled with this is the fact that over many years, International Socialists, Neo Communists have entered Canada, having been deeply entrenched themselves, in the critical organs which run, have influence in Canada; with the Political parties, especially with the Leftist Liberal Progressive Political parties, News Media, Education system etc. Thus having more in-depth influencing focus on targeting multiple generations of Canadians with the planting and cultivation of toxic corrosive, Neo-Marxism. Then is in the USA.
“Government IS NOT the solution to OUR problems.. Government IS THE PROBLEM” — Ronald Reagan
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” ― Nelson Mandela
I am amazed at how the Canadian government is addressing this crisis of their own making, it is absolutely disgraceful.
The Canadians have been so reasonable that they have smiled their way out of freedom. Donations from Canadians are votes, free speech, and freedom of association. Basic rights. Donations from the US and the rest of the world are brotherly love. The government has launched a coup against democracy and is grinding it beneath its heel. The looming question is whether the Canadians still have the critical mass in their population to maintain their freedom and restore their founding principles. Or have they been captured by the benefits seekers and those who came to power by pandering to them and increasing their number?
“If you think the trucker convoy in Ottawa is a racist movement, you’ve been tricked” was just one of the trigger-worthy truth bombs dropped by Carson on what proved to be his last time on the airwaves for the radio station.
Carson is not the only high profile individual to speak out against the Trudeau approved narrative on the freedom movement, which is now in its third week of protesting against COVID-19 mandates outside of Parliament.
Many federal Conservatives — like Pierre Poilievre, who says he is “proud of the truckers” and stands with them — have pointed out that the movement consists predominantly peaceful Canadians who just want their voices heard.
The party’s motion to “give Canadians their lives back” by having the Trudeau government release a plan to “follow the evidence; follow the science, and table a plan to quickly end all federal mandates and restrictions” was supported by the Bloc Québécois, but voted down by the Liberals and the New Democratic Party.
Despite Carson knowing that speaking out in support of freedom on Z95.3’s Kid Carson Show would mean his contract with the station wouldn’t be renewed, and thus his days in mainstream radio would be numbered, Carson says he’s “received thousands and thousands of messages of people just saying thank you for saying it somewhere publicly, in mainstream media where it hasn’t been spoken about.”
That gratitude was displayed organically during our interview, as a passerby who recognized Carson while I was speaking with him stopped to thank him for saying what he said on air.
With his new found freedom to speak to issues that matter to him, Carson is shifting his focus to his Kid Carson Show podcast. His most recent episode happens to be titled “Why is Justin Trudeau so weird”.
[I believe they’ll arrest him in this new dictatorship]
This (below) is an article from four years ago by Canadian thinker David Solway. The struggle with Canadian identity reflected in it seems rather quaint now. Canadians were reminded of their real identity in the freedom movement, but seemingly too late. Had it been found prior to any of the times Trudeau was elected or re-elected, we might have saved Canada.
As it is, I fear that authoritarian Leftism has won, through sheer force of will, forever dividing the country. Fascism has been defined as “might makes right.”
The Canadian Mind: A Culture So Open, Its ‘Brains Fall Out’
The Canadian national temper is a funny thing, riddled with contradictions. It is plainly an abstraction, and yet it does seem to have discernible traits. Some jokingly regard it as absurdly apologetic — a Canadian is someone who says “sorry” when he is jostled. Canadians are polite and amiable, pacifist by nature; they are the world’s peacekeepers. Canadians regard themselves as morally superior, especially with regard to Americans. Canadians are inwardly attracted to failure, as Margaret Atwood contended in Survival — Canadians have a will to lose as powerful as the American will to win. And so on.
Canada is a huge but under-populated country. The wind echoes in our ears. Much has been made in our literature of the hardiness and resilience necessary for existence in a punishing climate and of the harsh labor required to extract the benefits of a resource-based economy. Susanna Moodie’s Roughing It in the Bush is an early classic detailing the rigors and challenges of domesticating an unforgiving milieu. Canadian fortitude is a national foundation myth.
One recalls Northrop Frye’s analysis in The Bush Garden of Canada’s “garrison mentality,” the fear of “being swallowed by an alien continent,” the fight for survival in inclement surroundings, and the feeling that events and achievements of significance must be happening elsewhere. Naturally, Frye’s thesis has been contested in a rising swell of self-importance and postmodern speculation. In Studies in Canadian Literature, Sherrie Malisch points out that many critics have taken umbrage with Frye, advocating for the replacement of the “myth” of the garrison mentality by something called “ecological logic,” by feminist sensitivity to the environment, or by an aboriginal sense of ‘wholeness.”
Similarly, writing in the Town Crier, André Forget, for example, thinks that Frye’s analysis is passé, that the “garrisoned mind” has opened up to an anonymous urban and Internet landscape which “has done away with most of the practical limitations geography used to enforce.” Canadian writers in particular have become more sophisticated. His argument is not entirely without merit and may be initially persuasive. Yet any reading of our literature and study of our culture and politics would strongly suggest that the Canadian imagination remains for the most part local, indigenous, imitative and mired in a state of general insipidity.
Everywhere one turns one sees a tendency toward mimesis — we tend to copy rather than invent — qualified by intellectual emptiness. In other words, it may be that the vacancy of the Canadian mind reflects the vacancy of the Canadian landscape. Of course, much of the land is variegated — lakes, rivers, forests, the impressive mountain ranges running down the length of “beautiful British Columbia” — in the same way, metaphorically speaking, that we can boast a number of resonating exceptions to the staple of tepid cultural and intellectual sameness.
One thinks of novelist Mordecai Richler, poet Irving Layton, critical minds Harold Innis, Marshall McLuhan and Northrop Frye, musicians Leonard Cohen and Gordon Lightfoot. Our founding father, Sir John A. Macdonald, was the ne plus ultra of our political class; there has been none like him since, which may explain why he is now on posthumous trial for war crimes and a hue and cry has gone up to remove his statues and rename eponymous schools.
The constitutive factor, however, exceptions aside, is the “howling emptiness” of a vast landmass that may partially account for the emptiness of our intellectual topography — if, as Jared Diamond had argued in Guns, Germs and Steel, geography governs the development of culture and spirit.
Any nation the preponderance of whose citizens regularly elects left-wing political parties; accepts single-payer healthcare; believes in the efficacy of the welfare state; endorses the hoax of global warming (as does even Sherrie Malisch, above); [my comment: is it a hoax?] accommodates swarms of third-world immigrants and refugees who have no love for or understanding of a country becoming an open-to-all multicultural tombola with the highest proportionate rate of immigrants in the Western world; has allowed its educational industry, from pre-school to graduate school, to be corrupted possibly beyond retrieval by lockstep Leftism, “diversity and inclusion,” and “social justice” claptrap; has caved to the feminist and campus-rape fable; dutifully takes CBC Leftist propaganda as gospel; has fallen for the 16th Century meme of the “Noble Savage” in its dealings with the aboriginal peoples; extravagantly celebrates a second-rate rock band like The Tragically Hip and names a street after it; reads (when it does read) tedious scribblers like the acclaimed Joseph Boyden and Ann-Marie MacDonald; and gives a complete ignoramus like Justin Trudeau a majority government on the strength of name and coiffure, cannot be regarded as informed, well-educated or in any way distinguished. Unlike the U.S., there are no cracks, to quote Leonard Cohen, where the light gets in. The Canadian political, cultural and academic spectrum has gone dark from end to end.
True, America elected a fraud like Barack Obama, but then reversed course with Donald Trump — something that could never happen on a federal level in Canada. Nor would a Brett Kavanaugh ever be confirmed here. We have nothing like the First Amendment; our Supreme Court is a Leftist institution par excellence and has even decreed in effect that truth is no defense in cases where “protected groups” are insulted or offended. Paragraph 140 of a 2013 Judgment finds “that not all truthful statements must be free from restriction. Truthful statements can be interlaced with harmful ones or otherwise presented in a manner that would meet the definition of hate speech.” Section 15 (2) of the Constitution Act of 1982 abridges the rights that section 15(1) guarantees Canadian citizens.
Further, our Human Rights Tribunals are Soviet-style shadow courts that discard due process in adjudicating cases of supposed discrimination or “hate speech.” As Canadian Human Rights Commissioner Dean Steacy said: “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.” Openness to everything except freedom of speech, chartered principle and practical reason is the hallmark of our justice system, as it is of the nation. As Carl Sagan quipped in The Demon-Haunted World: “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”
As far back as 1904, novelist Sara Jeannette Duncan in The Imperialist had the measure of the country, especially in her character Alfred Hesketh, soon to be a naturalized citizen. Hesketh’s “open mind” was ironically being filled “to capacity,” which augured very little of substance though the act was accompanied by “satisfaction.” He would make a good Canadian. The Canadian mind was always “open” in the pejorative sense, but it has inflated exponentially in the current era. Regrettably, the opening of the Canadian mind does not signify an expanding hospitality to the world of truth, fact and reason but, on the contrary, a growing vacancy of disciplined thought, creative virility and common sense.
Susanna Moodie felt there was great hope for this country — her heart, she writes, “bounds with glee to hail thy noble destiny.” Philosopher George Grant in Lament for a Nation thought Canada was bound to disappear. I side with Grant. Indeed, I would argue that Canada, in both an intellectual and spiritual sense, disappeared a long time ago. My heart contracts with sadness when I contemplate its destiny.
[My comment: And now it is gone, forever stained by the hate and division sown by Trudeau and his seizure of absolute power. It is not the country I grew up in. It has been taken over by a dictator, who has divided us and trampled on human rights.
It seems the working-class never really lost a sense of who they were, but the move of the middle-class to self-loathing and scapegoating and Leftist groupthink and now medical tyranny and corporate Communism — it’s the end of Canada as a liberal democracy, a good place to live. A great shadow has fallen over the country.
I am overcome with a feeling of great sorrow at the end of this country. My friend who is age 79 says, also with sorrow, “I always thought it would happen after I was gone.”]
Finally, here’s a short piece by a senior citizen who was in the Navy and RCMP. He laments the loss of Canada. He seems pro-mRNA shots, so I don’t agree with him on that (which is fine; disagreement is okay, censorship and coercion is not) but I agree with his lamentation:
“It is said and written that leadership begins at the top and in Canada today, it is evident that the top in this case has no understanding or even a smidgen of understanding of what leadership is. None is evidenced in Ottawa currently and none is seen shining through the politicization of the military leadership. Oh, Canada, we weep for thee . . . Alas, where has the strength of Canada and thus Canadians gone? The backbone . . . that was so evident early in the 20th Century has up and gone in the 21st Century as evidenced by the attitude of its younger citizens these days . . . it can only be seen as a failure – an immense failure.”
From the video message from Tamara Lich from Feb. 16 (she was arrested the next day). It’s a Christian message of forgiveness:
“What is happening, and what has transpired against my fellow Canadians breaks my heart — it is breaking my heart. You guys, I just want you to stay strong. I want you to continue to be unified and spread the love . . . When you see the reporters in the street, be kind and show them love. We don’t have to agree with what they are doing. But it upsets me when I see people upset with them, even though, after all they’ve done, I know it is frustrating, but we still have to have love in our hearts. Please show respect to them. Show respect to our police officers. A lot of these men and women — although I know it is not an excuse — are probably just trying to feed their families. I’ve said it from the start, and I’ll say it again: please pray for them and forgive them for they know not what they do. At least I have to believe that.
“And I know that there is a lot of anger at our government; there is a lot of rightful anger at our government. But I want you to know that Justin Trudeau has three beautiful children. So remember that. You don’t have to like what he does. But I’m going to ask you to pray for him too. And I’m going to ask you when you fly a ‘F*ck You!’ sign [to remember] he has three kids — just like me. I pray that you all find forgiveness in your hearts. And I pray that you all find love, even when we don’t understand it because there are lots of things that I don’t understand.”
Tamara also apparently believes she will be arrested and imprisoned:
“There’s a pretty good chance — well, I think it is inevitable at this point — that I’ll probably be going somewhere tomorrow where I’ll be getting three square meals a day. And that’s OK. I’m OK with that. And I want you to know that I am not afraid. I’ll probably get some sleep finally. Just please: stay peaceful and please take care of each other and know that this, too, shall pass.”
“There are a lot of things at work here that need to prevent this from being a success. The only way that this is going to succeed is if we always come from a place of love. I’ve always said as human beings we make choices from one of two places. We make choices from love or we make choices from fear. That’s it. That’s the bottom line. I pray and I hope that you will make choices from love. You have to know that they are trying to provoke us. You hear their language and the verbiage that they’re using — and that is not coming from love. I know you guys all know that, but we can only win this with love. And we can only win this together and it is time to stand together. If you can come to Ottawa and stand with us, that would be fantastic. And if you can’t, pray for us.”
“I just want you to know that this is my hill and the hill of so many brave men and women I can’t tell how how amazing these people are. And they are going to stay and fight for your freedom as long as they possibly can.”
“I’m so damn proud of all of you. Every single one of you. And not just in Canada, but all around the world. Who knew this was going to take off in this way. So please, try not to be angry. Keep love in your heart. Stay strong. Stay unified. Stay proud. We are so proud of you. The love that we have felt in the last 19 days . . . all across this country: it was the likes of nothing I have ever seen before. And that was you guys. That was all you.”
The Emergency Measures Act, recently invoked by Canadian PM Justin Trudeau, was previously invoked by his father during the October Crisis of 1970. However, that event’s true history reveals important yet unsettling parallels and lessons to Trudeau’s efforts to end the Freedom Convoy and related blockades.
Due to the current activation of the Emergency Measures Act by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 14 in response to the Freedom Convoys and blockades both in Ottawa and across various provinces of Canada, I thought it fitting to revisit research that I had previously published as a series co-written with Paris-based journalist Benoit Chalifoux that explores the previous, controversial invocation of that same act by Justin’s father, Pierre Trudeau, in 1970.
First, I will detail some important contextual information of the Martial Law and War Measures Act deployed by Pierre Trudeau, who utilized a demonstrably staged crisis run by Anglo-Canadian intelligence networks between 1960-1970, eventually resulting in tanks rolling across the streets of Quebec and opponents to an anti-human reform of society being crushed. This section will also deal with some important contextual matters dealing with the directing role of the eugenics-driven Fabian Society and its Canadian branches in this manufactured crisis, using it to shape a technocratic revolution in 1970. Next, I will break down the facts of the October Crisis, dismantling the official narrative of “lone cells of violence-prone separatists” and producing clear evidence that the entire operation was an inside job directed by top down agencies Anglo-Canadian intelligence.
Revisiting the October crisis of 1970 is important given recent events as they relate to the Canadian Freedom Convoys and related manifestations. There are unsettling similarities between what transpired in 1970 and what is happening now, with the staging of Confederate and Nazi flags within the currently ongoing Ottawa protest movement, which has been used to exacerbate the State’s narrative that these peaceful protesters are “violent racist insurrectionists” that must be stopped at all costs and the February 14 warning delivered by the former head of Trudeau’s security detail of an imminent false flag in Ottawa that would be sparked by firearms planted in or around the Freedom Convoy. This exercise will not only help us gain a better understanding of the nature of the game at play, but also the weaknesses of the “deep state” apparatus long embedded within the heart of Canada’s political and intelligence establishments.
Sovereignty or Technocracy: A Tale of Two Revolutions
Until 1947, Canada was known as “The Dominion of Canada”. While title of “Dominion” has changed, Canada is technically still not an independent nation, but a Monarchy ruled by the British Queen and Privy Council. Until the 1960s, the French Canadians, who form the overwhelming majority of the population of Quebec, primarily worked as manual labourers and in low-level clerical jobs, while the upper echelons of society were occupied by the descendants of the British colonial elite. The question for honest leaders in Quebec at that time was “How can a society so long kept economically and culturally underdeveloped be brought into a state of self-government, skills and dignity?”
Faced with that conundrum, Quebec Premiers Paul Sauvé (1959), Jean Lesage (Liberal Party 1960-65) and Daniel Johnson Sr. (Union Nationale 1966-68) had, between 1959 and 1968, instituted policies that had led to a great economic revolution in Quebec centered on scientific and technological progress. Through their efforts, an advanced engineering culture arose in Quebec, as did an orientation towards ending colonialism under French President Charles de Gaulle’s leadership.
This was, however, only one current that shaped the 1959-68 period of Quebec. There was a second, much more insidious current that also shaped the events of that period. Without an understanding of both currents, it is impossible to comprehend the true purpose of the October crisis of 1970 and its effects.
The Deconstruction and Reconstruction of Society: The Role of the Fabian Society
The de Gaulle-Johnson-Lesage nation-building momentum had been an inspired attempt to outflank the influence of the British Malthusian movement, which had worked to permeate many branches of government during the first half of the 20th century. This Malthusian movement, directed from the London-centered global intelligence apparatus, had been attempting to impose a program in Canada and elsewhere that Fabian Society leader H.G. Wells described in detail in his 1940 book “New World Order.” Put simply, this program was essentially a transformation away from the nation-state model and towards a new model of social organization based on depopulation, eugenics and one world government.
The Fabian Society was established in 1884 by a coterie of British eugenicists and Malthusians in order to promote a new social order designed to mold society into a new, mechanized order run by a managerial elite of “social scientists” from the top down.
The choice of the title “Fabian” was derived from the Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus Verrucosus who was renowned for his strategy of defeating his enemies through superhuman patience and slow attrition. The Fabian philosophy was displayed in an infamous stained-glass piece of art featuring Fabian leaders George B. Shaw and Sidney Webb as blacksmiths hammering the world into their own secular image and featuring a shield of the Fabian logo of a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Unlike the conventional “brute force” approach of conservative British imperialists, who often opted for scorched earth methods of destroying their victims, the Fabians prided themselves on playing a more “peaceful”, yet subtle and deadly long game. Rather than push for big wars, which often had the effect of risking heavy losses on the oligarchy itself, the Fabians understood that it was better to promote slow attrition and infiltration using Jesuitical techniques of permeation.
Historian Stephen O’Neil wrote the following of the Fabian Society’s guiding principle of Permeation theory:
“Despite their traditional political image, the Fabians, under the impetus of Sidney Webb, thought that they had a new and unique weapon in the policy of permeation. It was through the utilization of this tactic, according to Webb, that the Fabians, in the spirit of the Trojans and their legendary horse, would enter the ranks and minds of the politically influential by providing them with programs, ideas, opinion, and research heavily documented with statistics which could be conveniently drafted into public policy.”
Throughout the 20th century, the Fabian Society would penetrate branches of government, military, academia, media and private corporate boards around the world. From below, plebs and laborers would be attracted by “buzz words” promoted by Fabians, like equality, social justice, and re-distribution of wealth that were ultimately hollow as these powerful networks had no intention of manifesting what those words actually mean.
Like Jesuitical and Masonic orders, many Fabians would never have a clue what those at the top of their organizations intended for society on a global scale. This is why the British Labor Party (formerly the Fabian Party of Britain) has so often attracted well-intended members who never had a clue what the game was truly about. The official Fabian School that became an ideological control hub and recruiting grounds for next generation talent (paralleling the Rhodes/Milner Round Table’s Oxford University) was the London School of Economics.
George Bernard Shaw outlined the pro-eugenics Fabian philosophy clearly in 1934 when he said:
“The moment we face it frankly we are driven to the conclusion that the community has a right to put a price on the right to live in it … If people are fit to live, let them live under decent human conditions. If they are not fit to live, kill them in a decent human way. Is it any wonder that some of us are driven to prescribe the lethal chamber as the solution for the hard cases which are at present made the excuse for dragging all the other cases down to their level, and the only solution that will create a sense of full social responsibility in modern populations?”
H.G. Wells was equally explicit in many of his non-fiction writings, saying in 1904: “The way of nature has always been to slay the hindmost, and there is still no other way, unless we can prevent those who would become the hindmost being born. It is in the sterilization of failure, and not in the selection of successes for breeding, that the possibility of an improvement of the human stock lies.”
In his work Open Conspiracy (1928), H.G. Wells targeted the institution of the sovereign nation state itself, which had to be purged in favour of a new structure of global governance:
“It is the system of nationalist individualism that has to go… We are living in the end of the sovereign states… In the great struggle to evoke a westernized World Socialism, contemporary governments may vanish…. Countless people… will hate the new world order….and will die protesting against it.”
Later on, in 1932, Wells, ever the devout eugenicist, stated that all progressives and social reformers must become “liberal fascisti… enlightened Nazis.”
The Fabian Society of Canada
As Wells spoke those words in 1932, The Fabian Society of Canada was constituted under the title of “The League of Social Reconstruction”, with the aim of solving the problems of the Great Depression with a scientifically-managed socialist order.
It is noteworthy that of the eight founders of this organization, six were Oxford Rhodes Scholars (F.R. Scott, Eugene Forsey, King Gordon, Escott Reid, David Lewis and Graham Spry), and two were Fabians (Frank Underhill and Leonard Marsh). The purpose of the LSR and its political party, the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF), was to implement scientific authoritarianism under the model set forth by H.G. Wells as a “solution” to the Great Depression. It should thus not come as a surprise that the first CCF leader, J.S. Woodsworth, was a leading advocate of eugenics.
F.R. Scott became a leading recruiter and lifelong handler of Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada and Justin Trudeau’s father, upon the latters’ return to Canada in 1950. This was several years after Trudeau had trained under the tutelage first of Rhodes Scholar William Yandall Elliot at Harvard and then of Fabian Society figure Harold Laski at the London School of Economics. The LSR, CCF leadership worked closely with the Canadian Institute for International Affairs (aka: Canada’s Chatham House) and later changed its name to the National Democratic Party (NDP) in 1960.
The Importance of De-Christianizing Society
The intention of the synarchist figures who ran both the October Crisis and the secularization of Quebec aimed at nothing short of bringing society under a system of perfect predictability and control under a scientifically managed world government.
For this deconstruction of pre-existing values to occur, H.G. Wells and other Fabian thinkers reasoned that society would have to be purged of its traditional Judeo-Christian values, love for the general welfare, and especially scientific and technological progress. In this sense, all forms of individualism that Wells refers to are simply causes of uncertainty and uncontrollable change in the mind of a social engineer and hence must be purged. According to Wells, only a materialist society motivated by selfish impulses under a system of fixed resources can be controlled in a predetermined fashion. Quebec, during this period was a battleground for the soul of Western civilization.
Using the hypocrisies and corruption of the old Duplessis order as a moral lever to direct social anger towards Quebec’s governing regime, the social engineering program under the control of Georges-Henri Levesque at the Université Laval began gaining stream between 1946 to 1960, culminating in a Provincial regime change in 1960 in what had come to be dubbed the “Quiet Revolution.”
While the nation-builders attempted to guide this transformation into a constructive direction, militant separatist groups such as the Front de Liberation de Quebec (FLQ) were created throughout the 1960s. The acts of terror conducted by the FLQ during the 1960s, paralleling the mail bombs used by Cointel Pro-ridden operations in the USA like the Weather Undergroundl would justify the implementation of the War Measures Act on October 16th, 1970, and then to invocation of the Emergency Measures Act under the leadership of then-Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
The latter act, somewhat less drastic than the War Measures Act, was voted on by the Canadian Parliament on December 1st 1970 and remained in force for five months. Years before rising to the post of Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau had been recruited into the Fabian Society while under the tutelage of Fabian Leader Harold Laski at the London School of Economics from 1947-49 before being set up in the Ottawa Privy Council Office, which has long been a control center of Canada since Confederation.
The story of Trudeau’s recruitment to the Fabian Society, and the role of the Privy Council Office is told in full in my two-part series Origins of the Deep State (Part one and Part two).
Introducing Pierre Vallières
Many of the resources utilized in this report are derived from a book written by a journalist called Pierre Vallières, L’exécution de Pierre Laporte, les dessous de operation Essai (Editions Quebec-Amériques, 1977). Beyond what he writes in this book, Pierre Vallières himself is an important clue in the true story behind the true top down agenda of the Synarchy, which organized the various intelligence organizations that effectively manufactured the October crisis.
Vallières was a major player in the events of October 1970. He came from the separatist left wing and was a leading member of the Front de Libération du Quebec (FLQ), the movement that was held responsible for the bomb attacks, and the kidnappings of British diplomat James Cross and Quebec’s Deputy Premier Pierre Laporte.
Vallières’ connection to the FLQ and his first-hand account of the events surrounding the October Crisis are only truly useful if we take into account what he leaves out. By intentionally omitting a series of important facts, Vallières deflects the reader of his book from acquiring a sense of causality in the same way that September 11 “inside job” reports may seem impressive in their knowledge of the mechanics of controlled demolitions, yet always leave out the role of the Saudi and British governments (through BAE Systems), among other governments, in sponsoring the operation.
It is for that reason that it is vital to take into consideration the higher dynamics that Vallières omits before exploring the important mechanics which Vallière’s work accurately portrays regarding the fallacy behind the official narrative surrounding the FLQ and the October Crisis. Thus, before proceeding, we must first look at a relationship between Pierre Vallières and a magazine called Cité Libre.
The Cité Libre-Vallières-Trudeau Connection
Cité Libre was an influential journal founded by none other than Pierre Elliot Trudeau and Gérard Pelletier while both young men were employed by the Ottawa Privy Council Office in 1951. Cité Libre served as an important organizing tool used to attract young leftist elites of Quebec around an existentialist “personalist” ideology and to undermine the Catholic regime of Maurice Duplessis and the Vatican influenced Union National party that ran Quebec from 1945-1960. In fact, Vallières even received the reins of Cité Libre directly from Trudeau in 1965, taking over Trudeau’s job as Editor-in-Chief. This freed up Trudeau to become a federal Member of Parliament under the newly re-organized Liberal Party banner. The Federal Liberal Party had, by that time, been purged of all C.D. Howe influences, and had become the chosen host which leading Fabians and Rhodes scholars chose to “permeate” to advance their agenda. It is noteworthy that Trudeau, Lalonde, Pitfield, Gagnon and Pelletier had been devoted CCF/NDP members before joining the Liberal Party between 1963-1965.
The Liberal Party was chosen due to the simple fact that the Fabian Society of Canada’s New Democratic Party, previously known as the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation, demonstrated itself incapable of gaining the political power necessary to realize its ambitions.
Within five years of this transfer of editorship of Cité Libre, Vallières would be credited with leading Quebec into a state of crisis, while his former colleague Pierre Trudeau (now Prime Minister) would capitalize on the chaos of Vallière’s organization to implement the greatest psychological trauma on the Quebec population in history by declaring Martial Law. The invocation and subsequent use of this act also served to break the will of many Gaullist forces who were still resisting technocratic, Fabian reforms as late as 1970.
Several other Cité Libre operatives rose to prominence in Quebec or Federal politics leading up to or after the October crisis. These include René Levésques, founder of the Parti Quebecois, as well as Gérard Pelletier, Jean-Louis Gagnon, Marc Lalonde, Jean Marchand and Jean-Pierre Goyer.
Jean-Pierre Goyer was a frequent contributor to Cité Libre, becoming an MP alongside Trudeau, Marchand and Pelletier in 1965. He then became appointed Solicitor General by Trudeau, overseeing the entire RCMP during the October Crisis. After the RCMP became too scandal-ridden to be of any use, having been caught creating FLQ cells, robbing dynamite, conducting extortion and theft throughout the 1970s, Goyer played an instrumental role in creating CSIS, Canada’s intelligence service, alongside Trudeau`s right hand man and Privy Council Clerk Michael Pitfield in 1984. Pitfield himself had been active with the Cité Libre nest in the early 1960s, having translated the group’s influential “Manifesto pour une politique fonctionelle” in April 1964.
Jean-Louis Gagnon not only served as Managing editor of La Presse (alongside Gérald Pelletier), but also as Deputy Cabinet Minister and then head of Information Canada under Trudeau during the October Crisis. Meanwhile, Gérard Pelletier was appointed Pierre Trudeau’s Secretary of State. The Oxford-trained Marc Lalonde became Principal Secretary to Trudeau (and later his Justice Minister) and Jean Marchand (who was dubbed by the Quebec press as one of the “Three Doves”, with Pelletier and Trudeau being the other two) also became a Cabinet minister during this period.
This is the same group that later brought in a cybernetics overhaul to the Canadian government as well as the Malthusian Canadian branch of the Club of Rome, whose sponsorship by the Privy Council under Trudeau, Pitfield and Lalonde directed Canadian government funds to the organization that was used to produce the study that came to be called Limits to Growth (published in 1972). It was this fraudulent work that became the gospel of the neo-Malthusian revival and was used to justify the post industrial paradigm of depopulation, and globalism. This can be seen in the ties of Limits to Growth to founding of the World Economic Forum in the early 1970s.
The October Crisis of 1970: A Carefully-Prepared Plot
The list of structures and institutions that follows shows that some official circles had anticipated the October 1970 crisis. This, among other facts to be explored shortly in this article, implies that this crisis had been concocted to lead into the War Measures Act and allow for the invocation of the Emergency Measures Act. These two pieces of legislation would then be used to consolidate power in the hands of the “new technocratic elite” that had taken control of the Quiet Revolution following the mysterious death of Quebec Premier Daniel Johnson on September 26, 1968 and the ouster of both Jean Lesage and Charles de Gaulle from political power in 1969.
The purpose of the following timeline, which relies heavily upon accounts by Pierre Vallières, taken from his 1977 book L’exécution de Pierre Laporte, les dessous de operation Essai (Editions Quebec-Amériques, 1977), is not intended to establish the cause of the October Crisis, but instead to sufficiently demonstrate that the official narrative commonly used to explain this period cannot be true. Not only that, but as the facts show, the cause of these terrible events appear to have been organized by more powerful institutions both within and above the Canadian government.
At the Federal Level (Ottawa)
Based in Ottawa, the Strategic Operations Centre (SOC), was the channel from the army to the Trudeau Government. Its existence became publicly known only in 1975, like that of the Centre national de planification des mesures d’urgences (CNPMU), that worked closely alongside the SOC. In the light of what we now know, one can well imagine that the tasks of those centres was to draft, and implement, scenarios that could lead to promulgating the War Measures Act via a “problem-reaction-solution” paradigm.
Establishment of the Comité du 7 May 1970: set up by the Federal Government in the wake of the elections on April 29th 1970, as we shall shortly see. The decision was disclosed only on December 23rd 1971, by the Toronto daily The Globe and Mail.
Opération Essai (Operation Trial), derived from an initial plan, first drafted in 1960, by the Planning and Operations Section of the Quebec Command. That same year, 1960, Jean Lesage became head of the Quebec Government, and launched the “Quiet Revolution,” which was a process that had a bipolar character. This process became a key battleground between two opposing forces. The first had aimed to install a technocratic elite in Quebec while secularizing the province. The opposing force was represented by those nation-building, largely Catholic forces then centered around Lesage and Daniel Johnson who desired to direct the revolutionary energy then enveloping Quebec around an anti-imperialist strategy of republicanism and technological progress.
1966: the Infantry, Air Force and Navy were regrouped, and a new Mobile Army Command was set up at the Federal Military Base of Saint-Hubert.
1969: the Mobile Army Command set up its Civil Emergencies Section, whereby contacts with the army were to be restricted to carefully selected political figures.
7 June 1970: Michel Côté, the City of Montreal’s Head of Litigation, was secretly appointed to head the Combined Anti-terror Team – Escouade combinée anti-terroriste or CAT. His job was to keep an eye on Jean Drapeau, then Mayor of Montreal.
Chronology of the October 1970 crisis
The chronology below also challenges the official thesis, and highlights a great many contradictions.
1966: Daniel Johnson is elected Quebec Premier, giving anti-Malthusian forces a new opening to regain their lost power on the continent. This coincides with the rise of Robert F. Kennedy to greater prominence in preparation for his 1968 announcement of his plans to revive his brother’s policies in his bid for the Presidency of the USA.
1967: Charles de Gaulle visits Quebec on Johnson’s invitation. Deals are struck between the two leaders based on advanced technology, infrastructure, space technology and cultural programs. Many components of this arrangement were based upon the French-Quebec assistance of technology and training to former African colonies now gaining their independence. The French President was invited to return at the end of 1968 for the Francophone Summit.
By 1969, Charles de Gaulle is forced out of office in an anarchistic mock referendum in France. De Gaulle himself had survived over 30 assassination attempts, several of which were orchestrated by the Montreal-based Permindex, which was also at the center of the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963. Two of the three previous Union National Premiers before Johnson met identical fates and died of heart attacks while in office in a period of 6 months. Maurice Duplessis died on September 7, 1959, while Paul Sauvé died on January 2, 1960.
1968: Daniel Johnson’s two greatest political enemies: Pierre Trudeau and Rene Lévesques, both agents of the technocratic reforms of the Quiet Revolution steered by Georges Henri Lévesque’s Université Laval, are set up to polarize Canada between two false notions of nationalism and install a new form of Malthusian power structure at both the provincial and federal levels. Trudeau becomes Prime Minister and Lévesques founds the Parti Quebecois (two weeks after Johnson’s death) and later emerges as Premier of Quebec (1976-85). The PQ absorbs many of the saner independence forces who advocated Johnson’s formulation of “Independence if necessary, but not necessarily independence”.
1968-1970: violent demonstrations break out in Montreal.
The Civil Emergencies Section predicts “grave disturbances” during the April elections, and states that the army might have to be called out to “protect the democratic vote.”
April 29th 1970: Provincial elections held whereby the separatists win 23% of the vote.
February and June 1970: two kidnapping plots are uncovered by the Montreal police force (police de la Communauté urbaine de Montreal, CUM). One plot, to be launched in June 1970, was to be an FLQ attack on the US Consulate, launched by FLQers Lanctôt and Marcil.
27 May 1970: an article appears in La Presse, on the army’s role in putting down civil disturbances in Canada. According to the article, military operations were be run out of the Saint-Hubert base.
In Pierre Vallières’ view:
“By late summer 1970, everything was in place, and liaison between the army and the police forces concerned had moved onto a weekly, sometimes daily basis.” He adds that “By June, the contents of the October manifesto had already been printed in some newspapers, following the abortive ‘Lanctôt-Marcil’ plot against the US Consulate; the FLQers demands had become known, and, finally, the FLQ’s operational bases (save for the flat rented in September in Northern Montreal by Cossette-Trudel) had been dismantled or had become known to the police. The FLQ-1970 was under control in October, and no surprise was possible.”
James Cross is kidnapped
5th October 1970: The British diplomat James Cross is kidnapped. The police’s first step is to go straight to the wrong place, the Greek Consul’s place of residence. The kidnappers’ trace is lost. The kidnappers demand that the FLQ’s manifesto be published, and that their political prisoners be freed.
7th October: One o’clock in the afternoon. Mrs. Cross is shown police photographs and identifies Jacques Lanctôt as one of the kidnappers.
8th October: The FLQ manifesto is published, but negotiations continue over the freeing of political prisoners.
Pierre Laporte is kidnapped: the crisis intensifies
10th October (5:40 pm): the Quebec Justice Minister announces that the authorities have decided to categorically reject the demands made by Cross’ kidnappers, nor will they free the political prisoners.
10th October (6:18 pm): Pierre Laporte, Vice-Premier of Quebec and Minister of Labour and Immigration, is kidnapped in front of his home, just as he was about to play ball with his nephew. Pierre Laporte was second in command of the Quebec Government, and as such, was, allegedly, afforded special police protection. However, the first thing the police did – having been notified of the kidnapping within two minutes of the event – was, yet again, to go straight to the wrong place!
Vallière reports that: “the six eyewitnesses of the kidnapping of Pierre Laporte (his nephew, his wife and their neighbours) are unanimous: the kidnappers were ‘clean cut’ and well dressed, a fact sergeant Desjardins confirmed to journalists that evening (…) Another witness, who worked in a petrol station on Taschereau boulevard, stated that shortly before the Minister was kidnapped, strangers had asked him how to get to rue Robitaille. ‘I thought they were policemen’, he said, because one was carrying something that looked like a walkie-talkie’.”
Night of October 12th to 13th: The Army Mobile Command sends an emissary to Quebec’s Justice Minister, Jérôme Choquette, demanding he sign, in the name of the Bourassa cabinet, a letter requiring intervention by the armed forces. The cabinet was not then prepared to sign, and Choquette announces he would continue his efforts to persuade the reluctant elements.
15th-17th October: “For appearances’ sake” the Canadian Parliament debates the opportunity of proclaiming the War Measures Act. The Opposition puts up a show of protest until Saturday October 17th. Pierre Laporte’s body is thereupon discovered, “proving” a posteriori that the measures unleashed on October 16th had been needful.
15th October (2 pm): The Canadian army begins to deploy in Quebec, at Bourassa’s request.
15th October (9 pm): Bourassa ups the ante, and lays down a six-hour deadline for the kidnappers to hand over James Cross and Pierre Laporte.
16th October (in the night): Quebec Premier Bourassa signs a letter written by Federal Justice Minister Marc Lalonde, instituting the War Measures Act. Several thousand soldiers were already deployed in the streets of Quebec and in the Federal Capital Ottawa. Through the War Measures Act – whose application need not be voted upon by Parliament and that has NEVER been abrogated since – the curfew came down, civil liberties were suspended, and, inter alia, search of private domicile without warrant became lawful. Over four hundred people were arrested.
16th October (4 am): Meeting in Council, the Governor General, the Queen’s direct representative in Canada, approves the proclamation of a state of emergency, pursuant to which the War Measures Act comes into force automatically.
17th October (4 pm): a member of the Cell that calls itself “Dieppe (Royal 22°)” (this is the name of a French Canadian regiment but that was not, oddly enough, at Dieppe in WWII, where many French Canadians died) calls into the CKAC radio station. Purportedly, this is a third and heretofore unknown FLQ cell. The caller announces that Pierre Laporte has been murdered. The earlier communiqués had all come from the FLQ cell known as Libération, that held James Cross, and that spoke on behalf of the Chenier Cell, the members of which were presumed to be the Pierre Laporte’s kidnappers. The Libération cell, that seemed to find the “Dieppe (Royal 22°)” business disturbing, put out a communiqué at mid-day, calling upon the press to blow the whistle on a “montage” (coup monté) by the Federal Government. The police prevented that communiqué from being published until December 8th.
Pierre Laporte’s body is found in the boot of the very car used to kidnap him (witnesses had taken down the car’s registration number at the time) later in the evening on the Saint-Hubert military base (!), right next to the Army Mobile Command. Given the prevailing State of Emergency, who, I ask, could have driven the car onto the base without being stopped and searched? Credibility is stretched well beyond the breaking point here.
In the hours following on the death of Pierre Laporte, the authorities put out a description of Paul Rose and Marc Carbonneau, but not that of Jacques Rose, Francis Simard or Bernard Lortie. Paul Rose, Jacques Rose and Francis Simard (presumed to be members alongside Bernard Lortie of the Chénier cell, while Marc Carbonneau and Jacques Lanctôt were part of the Libération cell holding James Cross) had been on police files and monitored since no later than 1968. The three had been in Texas (or perhaps Mexico) since September 1970, and had raced back to Quebec after James Cross was kidnapped. The many trips by Chénier cell members during the time Pierre Laporte was held (and the temporary gaoling of Jacques Rose and Francis Simard between October 15th and 17th) lead one to presume that it could only have been someone quite different keeping watch over the Minister, and that the actual role played by the cell in kidnapping and murdering him was secondary.
19th October: The house where Pierre Laporte was held and murdered, or so goes the official thesis, is “discovered” at 5630 rue Armstrong at Saint-Hubert, near the aforesaid military base bearing that name. That very house had been ransacked by police whilst the Minister might have been there, but nothing was turned up. Bourassa told Mrs. Laporte on 14th October that the police had found the place her husband was being held: “he will be freed within hours, we await the opportunity to do so without endangering [him].” The question remains: was that safehouse 5630 rue Armstrong?
2nd November: The Federal Justice Minister John Turner proposes an Emergency Measures Bill, based on the War Measures Act. The Emergency Measures Act was voted up on December 1st and came into force for five months.
3rd December: The Emergency Measures Act is signed into law. The crisis was, at least apparently, over. Why the sudden need for new Emergency Measures?
On that very day, December 3rd, James Cross is freed, and his kidnappers in the Libération cell are given safe passage to Cuba.
Late December: Paul and Jacques Rose, as well as Francis Simard are arrested. The coroner’s report is based upon unsigned confessions. Paul Rose never acknowledges, not even verbally, the confession attributed to him. Although he was actually firmly in police custody at the time, and apparently to avoid any risk whatsoever that he spill the beans in open Court, he was, unbelievably, tried in absentia!
31st March 1971: Paul Rose, Bernard Lortie and Francis Simard are sentenced to life imprisonment. Jacques Rose, who was tried later, was acquitted. The Prosecution Service declines to appeal. Jacques Lancôt and Marc Carbonneau were already in exile in Cuba.
If we are to go by the explicit terms of the War Measures Act, the entire country was about to go down in murder and mayhem. The truth is rather different: the FLQ was a tiny, two-cell organisation with a total membership of about ten! But we read, in Article 2 of the War Measures Act:
“EVIDENCE OF WAR
The issue of a proclamation by Her Majesty, or under the authority of the Governor in Council shall be conclusive evidence that war, invasion, or insurrection, real or apprehended exists and has existed for any period of time therein stated, and of its continuance, until by the issue of a further proclamation it is declared that the war, invasion or insurrection no longer exists.”
Until 1970, the War Measures Act, first promulgated in 1914, had been proclaimed only twice before: when Canada entered the World War I, in 1914, and World War II, in 1939. Here, we are to take the Governor General’s personal opinion, as “conclusive evidence” of a State of War that absolutely did not exist.
What did the victim himself think about all this? All that is known for certain, is that in not one single letter he wrote to Premier Robert Bourassa while kidnapped did Pierre Laporte ever refer to the FLQ, nor did his wife, or most of his friends, ever buy the official story. A Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) report dated March 3rd 1971 states that Mrs. Laporte’s opinion was that the authorities had executed her husband.
There is a dreadful similarity between the Laporte kidnapping and murder, and that of former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro in 1978, down to the detail of the police wandering about in circles in the vicinity of the safehouse. In both cases, subsequent events strongly suggest that the real intention was never to free the kidnapped victim, but to use the crisis to shift the balance of power in the country, in favour of rentier-finance interests.
The Material Ease of Terrorists
It is rather astonishing that so many players from that time have since risen to positions of material ease and social prominence. Precisely at the time of the October Crisis, the synarchy has launched a fresh wave of “strategy of tension” in Europe and the Americas. Throughout the 1980s to the present, the true orchestrators of the events of October 1970 have wished to keep a tight grip on the players used during that game, likely to prevent their disclosing what really went on.
Ex-FLQer Jacques Lanctôt now owns his own publishing house, with a large stock-in-trade on cultural, sociological and psychological issues, and essays on the separatist movement. On March 28th 2004, Télé-Quebec broadcast a documentary called Hostage (Otage), comprised of interviews with Jacques Lanctôt, who kidnapped James Cross, and the Cross family. The documentary was finished in early 2004. Lanctôt is now a leading journalist with Canoe Inc., which is owned by Quebecor (whose Vice-Chairman is none other than Brian Mulroney).
From 1996 to 2002, Paul Rose had achieved such a miraculous boost of success that he became the head of the Quebec wing of the New Democratic Party of Quebec! Yes, this is the same NDP which grew directly out of The Fabian Society of Canada’s Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.
Under Rose’s lead, the Quebec NDP merged with the Union des Forces Progressistes which in turn merged with two other organizations to become Quebec Solidaire which currently holds 10 seats in Quebec’s National Assembly. On March 14, 2013 Quebec Solidaire spokesman MP Amir Khadir introduced a resolution into the National Assembly to honour Paul Rose.
CSIS’s ‘Trudeau Files’ Erased in 1989
On June 15, 2019 the strange fact was made public by Canada’s National Post that the entire 40 year CSIS/RCMP dossier compiled on Canada’s most famous Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, was destroyed by Canada’s top spy agency in 1989.
How this embarrassing fact could have gone unnoticed for so long is surprising given Canada’s access to information laws, which make all government dossiers available on any public or private citizen 20 years after their deaths. In 2019, historians searching for a story filed early applications to read this long-awaited dossier, which was supposed to be awaiting scrutinizing eyes in the Archives of Canada. The answer they received from CSIS and the National Archives was that the massive treasure trove of documentation was destroyed because it supposedly did not “meet the threshold set out by the CSIS Act to justify being kept in service’s active inventory. The file also fell short of criteria for preservation set out by the national archives.”
Based upon the facts laid bare in the above text and earlier in this report, it can safely be said that the true reason for CSIS’s destruction of the Trudeau Files was likely related to it detailing devastating information on the role played by Canada’s third longest standing Prime Minister within the context of Britain’s geopolitical “Great Game” against the world.
The role his son is now playing in carrying out the authoritarian legacy begun by his father 50 years ago can only be understood from this vantage point.
Learning History’s Lessons
Today’s situation in Canada obviously has many parallels to the events that occurred in 1970. An abused population has been pushed to its limits by a sociopathic power elite and this population is standing up for such basic rights as life and liberty. The psychology of the oligarchical social engineers attempting to manage the behavioral transformation of Canadians (and the world) into a complacent docile herd of cattle has also not changed over these 50 years.
While many of the particular managers of the empire have come and gone over the decades, the principled conditions of the fight between two opposing views of humankind still endure. Where one view is represented by those who believe in the inalienable rights of every individual, the other view is today represented by transhumanist (i.e. neo-eugenicist) technocrats who demand submission and assimilation into the only permitted reality by all citizens and nations.
It remains to be seen whether those standing up for the basic liberties among the freedom convoys both in Canada, and increasingly abroad, are capable of navigating through the storm and traps being set by those same intelligence agencies that stage managed the events of 1970. Ultimately, their success is contingent on whether the lessons of history are internalized as quickly as possible.
Just as it was 50 years ago, today’s generation of sociopathic technocrats and the oligarchical hivemind they represent suffer from one powerful Achilles heel. That is, they believe their own propaganda and genuinely see themselves as the God-like immortals who are divinely ordained to sit above the slavish depopulated and dumbed down mortals forever, much as Aeschylus’ depicted the character of Zeus in his famous play Prometheus Bound.
It is that hubris and arrogance which also ensures a religious-like inflexibility to bend to a higher truth when it is demonstrably presented in the systems they wish to control. Instead, this parasitical oligarchical culture will always be guaranteed to use the qualitatively same methods and modus operandi decade after decade without any capacity to self-criticize their own fundamental operating system despite its flawed and disprovable axioms. Dirty tricks will be used, false flags deployed to lay blame on the innocent, false protest groups will be created to attract well intended fools, and division and discord will be sown wherever possible. And where those techniques fail, the oligarchy’s true colors will be forced out of the shadows and the face of evil which despises the light of truth will continuously be forced into the spotlight.
So long as humans committed to their humanity continue to mobilize in love, peace and wisdom for their inalienable rights despite the threats posed to our individual security or even mortal existences, then this natural expression of true civilization will spread like a Promethean fire in non-linear ways that no mathematical model or technocratic control freak will ever be able to control.
Author Matthew Ehret is the Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Patriot Review, and Senior Fellow at the American University in Moscow. He is author of the ‘Untold History of Canada’ book series and Clash of the Two Americas.
I have switched the headline of this newsletter from “medical tyranny” to “Trudeau tyranny” because a lot of the provinces are slowly (too slowly) phasing out restrictions — though they could bring them back anytime.
We’re now facing the more immediate threat of Trudeau’s tyranny, through his use of the Emergency Act.
I predict that in order to justify keeping the Act in place Trudeau’s henchmen will orchestrate a false flag operation using agent provocateurs. Meaning that they’ll plant weapons or uncover a “terror cell” among the truckers — as they just did in Coutts, Alberta. But this will happen in Ottawa. The Ottawa protest must be on guard against that.
The next 30 days will be interesting — to see how far Trudeau goes with it. It’s clearly meant to punish and repress those who want freedom. Will it mean the collapse of the Trudeau regime, as many hope, or does it signal the end of freedom and democracy in the West?
Take that Justin Trudeau! Take that Federal Government! Take that Federal Liberal Party!
This situation is almost equal to what you need for a Constitutional Change —-7 Provinces and 50% of the population. The opposition to the Undemocratic Emergency Act is 7 Provinces and 48% of the population! Justin Trudeau , even your Dad agreed to 7 Provinces and 50% of the population.
British Columbia , Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador —-SHAME ON YOU! SHAME ON YOU! Now , JUSTIN! REMOVE THAT EMERGENCY ACT!
[I’m guessing that these three provinces voted to support Trudeau’s use of the Act]
More good news: it’s been exposed that Trudeau is in a huge conflict of interest, inasmuch as he invested in an profited from the pharma corporations that made the mRNA drugs — then relentlessly pushed them on the public. This is in addition to his many other ethics violations. Also see my article from September on why Canadians should vote against him.
Robert Malone writes: “Trudeau has become a very wealthy man on his profits from the BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. He is invested heavily in the Canadian company that holds the patents for the lipid nanoparticles. The Canadian government is also profiting nicely off of these companies -from their patent royalties.
“Thanks to David Martin, who did the heavy lifting and has produced the documents and facts proving this point – see on Rumble.
“In my opinion: Trudeau’s conflicts of interest are vast. His vaccine mandates, authoritarian rule and use of emergency powers has benefited himself at the expense of Canadians. It is time for him to go.” Millions of Canadians agree!
If you want to get to the heart of what this is all about, read this message from freedom activists in Australia:
It’s from this video: Blockade Everything! I can’t seem to embed it in WordPress, but here’s an excerpt of what’s said:
The Australian government says ‘Even if we had zero cases and 80 percent vaccinated double dosed, you’d still have to respect some rules that exist around vaccinations, around social distancing, around mask wearing.’ They commentator says, “That’s what this has always been about. It’s what we said from the beginning. The pandemic is a cover-story.
“The pandemic is there so you’ll get the vaccine. The vaccine is there so you’ll get the vaccine passport. The passport is there so you’ll get the social credit score. The social credit score is so you’ll obey the government. The government can now control every single thing that you do when you don’t do what you’re told. It can deny you food, medicine, housing, travel.
“And none of this is lawful. None of these guidelines are lawful. It’s time to stop complying, folks. Stop complying with your own slavery, because this is going to continue for as long as people remain obedient. There’s been a call to blockade borders. I think it’s a great idea. They’re trying to shut us down, so let’s shut it down ourselves.”
I have illustrated this idea below. Feel free to share it!
“If fascism ever comes to America, it will come in the name of liberalism.” – Ronald Reagan, 1975. This can be amended to read: “if fascism ever comes to Canada, it will come in the name of progressivism.” Same idea.
My analysis is that Trudeau didn’t anticipate the backlash and then he over-reacted. He must not be in favour with the WEF elite right now because he over-played his hand with the insults to the truckers and those who support them, and now the Emergency Act. It has inspired convoys around the world. They don’t like that. I would not be surprised if Trudeau is forced to resign soon. One can only hope!
Brian Peckford writes: “The [Emergency] Act is in effect now. Parliament can confirm or revoke the Act but until then, the Act is in effect . . . A proclamation has been issues outlining specific powers the government has under the Act. In that proclamation, the conditions are outlined [as to] what comes under these powers.” It is “international traded being threatened, infrastructure threatened, and acts of violence.”
Peckford says “NONE OF THIS APPLIES TO OTTAWA AND THE TRUCKERS. REPEAT : NONE OF THIS APPLIES TO THE OTTAWA TRUCKERS.” [But despite this] “there is indication that Ottawa is being included! Lawyers are challenging all this as we speak.”
In other words, Ottawa should not have invoked the use of the Emergency Act. It’s uncalled for. They are turning Canada into a police state. This Act was only meant for times of war, not for peaceful protests.
Above: a hopeful video from the trucker support group in Ottawa, to reassure them that they’re holding the line and urging others to do so. They refer to Mr. Fancy socks (Trudeau).
These are real working class folks fed up with endless restrictions. Trudeau’s response was to tell them – and a millions of other Canadians who support them — to shut up and to call them racists and terrorists.
The arrogance of this is almost beyond belief. But I think it’s not Trudeau’s doing alone. He’s being told to do this, to implement authoritarian rule as the next phase of the WEF agenda.
Here are his Ramadan socks:
Below: a great summary and discussion by Candice Malcolm of True North:
The CBC and Left are claiming that this does not suspend civil liberties. More lies.
The defeated motion read: “That, given that provinces are lifting COVID-19 restrictions and that Dr. Theresa Tam has said that all existing public health measures need to be ‘re-evaluated’ so that we can ‘get back to some normalcy’, the House call on the government to table a plan for the lifting of all federal mandates and restrictions, and to table that plan by February 28, 2022.”
Now it’s left up to each province to do it at their own pace – which in some cases will take a long time. And the mandates can come back at any time, now that the precedent for medical tyranny has been established. But the protest helped to show the many are not happy with it, which will hopefully make politicians wary of doing this again.
Nonetheless, the truckers freedom protest has had the effect of convincing most provinces and many businesses to drop these unconstitutional restrictions (below) and it has also led to the emergence of a much-needed freedom movement in Canada.
Reflections on the new phase of the globalist coup d’etat
by Think for Yourself
For several decades grievance studies and cultural Marxism slowly eroded Western societies through the education system, laying the groundwork for what’s unfolding now. Trudeau’s misuse of the Emergency Act to create a dictatorship is stripping away the façade of a public health crisis to reveal the totalitarian aspirations that lie beneath it.
Many are now seeing what some of us saw years ago, but most are silent in the face of this naked show of power. Because now they can seize your bank account. They are applying a a CCP-style social credit system, as I and many others predicted they would. First it was the vax passports; now it’s support for the truckers and opposition to the state that’s punishable. This is a blatant violation of freedom of speech.
After a couple of generations of cultural Marxism slowly eroding and dividing our society from within, we saw the acceleration of the divisive race rhetoric just and increasing scapegoating of working-class people (the so-called “deplorables”).
Trudeau did his part by calling Canadians “racists” and imposing mass immigration and belittling Canada’s history. He later scapegoated the unvaccinated and the truckers and freedom movement, giving license for the media and pundits to do so as well.
In the last two years, we saw the use of medical tyranny to introduce a social credit system through division and dehumanizing rhetoric against the unvaccinated and repressive mandates.
Canada was among the worst in the world, contributing to the spontaneous explosion of the freedom movement here. That seems to be over for the time being – though it can invoked at any time again if they want to (all it would take is another respiratory disease, real or imagined).
Now, as the freedom movement emerges in response to this repression, a new phase in the globalist playbook is to accuse it of insurrection and terrorism (falsely) and use it as a pretext for imposing authoritarian rule and a police state. The very movement that arose in response to restrictions is outlawed and repressed even more.
The use of the Emergency Act to impose martial law in Canada — and the use of riot police in Europe and Australia and New Zealand reveal the desperation of the ruling class to crush the freedom movement before it topples their precarious hold on power.
This new phase will continue for years, I predict. The treatment of the J6 political protestors in the U.S. will become the norm, with long prison sentences and stiff fines designed to destroy your life and scare everyone else into submission.
Take for the example the case of Canadian political prisoner Pastor Artur Pawlowski, who is back in jail for the 5th time. All because he has dared to speak out against the government’s violation of freedom of religion. The media completely corrupt, so the truth must be told by independent media.
This will continue until Canada is a full-blow totalitarian state, with torture, murder and gulags — unless enough people begin to grasp what’s happening and stand up against it, as the truckers did and are still doing. Otherwise, the West — the best system of governance in human history — will be gone in a few years.
It’s true that the U.S. Republican states will hold out for some time, but I’m fearful that unless there is a massive rejection of the globalists soon, the globalist coup d’etat will be a fait accompli.
And I predict something more: when the globalists impose this regime, it won’t be long before the CCP take over from there — or that authoritarian globalism merges with the CCP.
The CCP actively and openly seeks world domination and their methods are more brutal. Authoritarian Leftist progressive globalists, whether they know it or not, are laying the groundwork for what’s known as corporate Communism. It could also simply be called fascism.
Eventually, the former liberal democracies will drop the pretense entirely and just move to re-education camps and gulags, engage in torture and mass murder and suspend elections, as in China.
Again, this will happen unless enough people see it and stand up against it. It seems headed in that direction. Though it’s very encouraging to see people mass in Ottawa to oppose it.
This is vital as it has been in Hong Kong to stop the takeover by China. They have not been successful because the CCP don’t care and no one came to their aid, but we may still be successful because Canada is a liberal democracy and globalists are hesitant to use brutal CCP tactics (i.e., mass murder). This may be the start of a descent into real despotism from which we never recover but there is still hope for now.
All people of good conscience should resist it, non-violently of course. If violence is used, they win because they have armed force and Canadians do not. That’s why they’re desperate to push the narrative that the freedom movement is violent — when in fact it’s not.
Maintaining nonviolence as the prevailing ethic is paramount now, in my view – not just to retain the moral high ground but also to prevent the globalists from using “extremism” as a pretext for implementing a permanent police state and dictatorship – as exists in so many tragic places in the world.
Below: good American commentary from an elder statesman. “The tyranny of the managerial elite over the working class majority . . . Trudeaus’ leadership is underwhelming. He has misjudged the situation . . .” The rest of what he says is very good. He sums it up quite well.
Below: “Mark F., a Retired RCMP Officer, Speaks Outs at Parliament Hill in Ottawa on February 13th 2022. He recites the officer’s oath to the Canadian constitution and people, and reminds current officers to do the same. Something with his heart pulled him to the stage to talk to the people. He remembers the past crimes committed by the government, which almost brings him to tears. Protests and veterans supporting the Trucker Convoy continue across Canada.”
Below: good commentary from Hannity:
Below: a humorous reaction against medical tyranny propaganda on television.
“The kind of action that the government of Canada is taking, killing a fly with a sledgehammer, this is completely and absolutely unnecessary,” said Peckford.
The last living contributing author of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms Brian Peckford is extremely concerned about the overreach being used by the government after it invoked the Emergencies Act.
Peckford — the former Premier of Newfoundland — spoke at a press conference on Monday in Ottawa with the leaders of the truckers’ Freedom Convoy.
“We are at a very historic moment in our history to see this act being invoked for the first time against peaceful demonstration and civil disobedience,” said Peckford.
“This is completely unnecessary to apply to the truckers and we will over the next days and weeks we will actively argue against any such measure being passed by the Parliament of Canada.”
He said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not made any effort to sit down with the truckers who are peacefully demonstrating to find possible solutions.
Peckford said invoking what was previously known as the War Measures Act, is “completely unnecessary” and hopes the order will be shot down in Parliament within the next week.
“We want robust debate and no closure on this for weeks.”
Section 1 of the Charter — the government being able to restrict individual freedoms — doesn’t apply in this situation, said Peckford.
“If Section 1 does apply, which I would argue it doesn’t, they would have to demonstrably justify their actions,” he said.
Peckford said it is a very high bar for the governments to eliminate the individual rights and freedoms of Canadians in the Charter.
Below: my own research on why the Emergency Act is not legal:
Why Trudeau’s use of the Emergency Act is illegal as well as being morally wrong
Trudeau is using a law that’s intended for war time or a real emergency such as a major natural disaster in order to suppress peaceful and lawful protest against his government.
As many online comments have noted, the protest against his misuse of emergency orders (for a treatable disease with a 99 percent recovery rate) has led to his misuse of the Emergency Act. In both cases it’s blatant misuse of the law. The only “national emergency” is that which is created by a paranoid and vindictive federal government!
I trust the Justice Centre will be making that argument in court. They’re already doing the court case on the illegality of the use of emergency orders over the last two years.
Hopefully the judge is not a political appointee of the Liberal government! Here is the text.
3 For the purposes of this Act, a national emergency is an urgent and critical situation of a temporary nature that
(a) seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it, or
(b) seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada
and that cannot be effectively dealt with under any other law of Canada.
Clearly, the peaceful trucker protest is not an emergency by that definition, as several Premiers already stated — the Premiers of Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Quebec. Quebec surprised me.
How are the “lives, health or safety of Canadians” endangered by peaceful protest exactly? The lockdowns and mandates endangered us, but not the protests. Far from it. The truckers are saving us! They are heroes!
As for the protest being a “serious threat to the ability” of the government to “the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada” — again, where is the emergency?
This is a reference to Canada breaking up or being invaded. Again, Trudeau handing over Canada’s natural resources to China might count, but not peaceful protest by truckers.
So why is Trudeau et al treating the truckers in this fashion? As previously posted, Bruce Pardy’s analysis is correct: the nanny state that Trudeau seeks to create (using the WEF model) feels existentially threatened by Canadians who want a Canada in which civil liberties are resected.
They don’t understand or respect the idea of a free people, of individual liberties. They are collectivists.
On some level this is a class war between a privileged middle- and upper class and the working class. The irony being that ‘progressives’ imagine themselves morally superior — but they’re calling for the violation of human rights! Where is their supposed moral superiority?
It’s a rift between two visions for Canada: the vison up upon which it was founded and what made it great (an enshrined in the various founding documents) and the vision of a “post-nationalist” globalists ruling elite – which is much like the type of corporate Communism operative in China right now.
This is what should engender a spirited debate, but the elitists don’t like debate. They prefer censorship and repression.
“Articles of the Constitution of the German Reich are suspended until further notice. It is therefore permissible to restrict the rights of personal freedom [habeas corpus], freedom of (opinion) expression, including the freedom of the press, the freedom to organize and assemble, the privacy of postal, telegraphic and telephonic communications. Warrants for House searches, orders for confiscations as well as restrictions on property, are also permissible beyond the legal limits otherwise prescribed.”
While the Emergency Act, in print, does not allow for all of that, it does broaden the ability of the government to censor, arrest and imprison, spy — and as we’ve learned — freeze bank accounts. The danger is that Trudeau will take it too far, beyond a point of no return.
We already know that two bank accounts were frozen by TD bank. They held $1.4 million in support for the protest. “TD has been put “on notice that their actions are improper and disappointing,” Keith Wilson, a lawyer for the convoy, said in an email on Saturday, adding the convoy will seek a court order next week to release the donations to a new not-for-profit corporation that has been set up to manage and distribute them.”
That was Feb. 12, before the Emergency Act. Now that it’s in place will all donors lose their bank accounts?
If nothing else, it gives the Liberals an enemies list in Canada whom they could target for punishment and whose computers and smartphones they’ll track.
The Emergency Act says that it does not suspend the civil liberties in the Charter and Constitution, but clearly it does. It’s written with an internal contradiction. Its proponents claim otherwise because there’s a bit of doublespeak in the Act: it says the Charter is still in effect. This will no doubt be of use if lawyers have to defend people harmed by it.
On a more positive note, by Trudeau exposing his hand in this way undermines his reign. The hope is that enough people of good conscience will see that he’s gone too far and call for his resignation for endangering Canada.
The freedom movement is a response to the rise of globalist authoritarianism. It seeks the restoration of the individual rights and freedoms the West was founded on and which are enshrined in its constitutions and bills of rights.
It’s here to stay no matter what the angry Leftist authoritarian apparatchiks may do or so. In fact the more they try to crush it the more it grows. A real people’s movement is open to everyone who shares its ideals.
A lot of people came to Canada to be free and prosperous. Canada has always symbolized those things until recently. This is why Trudeau must resign, for Canada’s sake. He is destroying this country.
Here is the source for the comparison with the Reichstag Decree. It’s a great analysis:
This part is interesting of the Emergency Act is interesting:
8.1 (d) the authorization of or direction to any person, or any person of a class of persons, to render essential services of a type that that person, or a person of that class, is competent to provide and the provision of reasonable compensation in respect of services so rendered;
Meaning that they intend to use this part of it to force tow truck drivers to town the trucks. They said so. Will the tow truck drivers do as they’re told or commit an act of civil disobedience? There are fines and the threat of prison sentences for those who disobey, under the Act.
It seems remarkable that Trudeau would have the audacity to try to force people to act against their conscience in this way. He seems to regard the working class as his slaves! It’s precisely this arrogance that has led to the protest.
What’s needed is to retain the spirit of hope that led to the formation of the convoy. If enough people start to despair and give up, then Canada is lost. I fear that. The truckers have given hope to hundreds of millions around the world. The globalist plan is hanging on by a thread and can easily unravel.
The outrage against Trudeau online is stupendous. While the MSM lies and says most Canadians are against the convoy, almost all the comments online are for it. If so many are against, why are they silent? It’s good to see. He has invoked the wrath of millions. Of course, the media and elite class in Canada continue to double down and belittle the truckers.
The next few weeks will tell the tale of whether Canada will be liberated or go down the dark path we long feared it would.
Some are calling for a general strike. Great idea if there’s support for it. The good thing about the truckers’ protest is that it was organic and spontaneous and decentralized. I’m hoping the same will happen again now that JT has outed himself as a bona fide tyrant.
We would like you if possible to urge Premier _______ to join other CPC Premiers who have already spoken up against the imposition of the Emergency Act by Trudeau. That obviously goes too far and must be stopped.
Trudeau seems to have forgotten that Canada is a liberal democracy, not a dictatorship. There is nothing that the truckers and their supporters have done that should warrant being treated as terrorists. The truckers engaged in peaceful protest, as is their constitutional right. They’re heroes, not terrorists!
Now the government threatens to freeze bank accounts and has unlimited powers to spy and punish those that disagree with it — as happens in third world dictatorships. And riot police or the military sent to disperse kids in bouncy castles and hockey games and soup kitchens and people singing “Oh Canada” in Ottawa?
Even if he disagreed with the protests, Premier ________ should be speaking up against what’s happening now. This is an absolute disgrace.
But the media that Trudeau bought off with our tax dollars has asked no questions about the suspension of civil liberties, which is a disgrace and shows the danger of media corruption. Thank God for independent media in Canada.
We urge you to speak up for democracy and oppose the use of the Emergency Act.
This is from the Toronto Sun, one of the very few MSM that are not totally corrupt . . .
There are some concerns about the federal government’s decision to invoke the Emergencies Act to end antigovernment blockades against COVID-19 measures that are being held across the country.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association says it does not believe the “high and clear” threshold needed to invoke the act has been met, noting the law states it can only be used when a situation cannot be dealt with using any other law in the country.
Executive director Noa Mendelsohn Aviv warns that normalizing emergency legislation “threatens our democracy and our civil liberties.”
This is the first time the Emergencies Act has been invoked since it came into force in 1988, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday it is necessary to protect critical infrastructure such as borders and airports from the blockades, and create time-limited powers that do not already exist.
The government will use the act to force towing companies to remove big rigs and other vehicles that are blocking highways and other critical infrastructure.
It will also be used establish zones where public assembly is not allowed, and require banks to suspend or freeze accounts suspected of supporting the blockades, including those belonging to companies whose trucks are part of the convoy.
One of the main organizers behind the truckers’ protest in Ottawa, now in its third week, said members are not going anywhere, and will “hold the line” in the face of the act. [That was Tamara Lich speaking]
NDP will back Justin Trudeau’s Emergencies Act: As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with premiers about using the Emergencies Act to quell demonstrations that have paralyzed Ottawa’s downtown core and several border crossings NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh says he would support the legislation if it is tabled.
[Singh is such a rotten person. I am speechless at how much the NDP are willing to betray the working class for their own elitist class interests. Singh is wealthy and arrogant, e.g., “Rich, fashionable Jagmeet Singh finally calls out farmers for their privilege: Singh is a rich criminal lawyer lecturing a bunch of aged farmers, teachers and nurses about their ‘privilege’ — because they sent him a letter?” He has labelled the truckers “white supremacists.”]
Epoch and Rebel both have literally thousands of uncensored comments calling for Trudeau to resign, and criticizing him for doing this.
The corrupt media tends to censor comments critical of their glorious leader and financier. I wonder if Trudeau will impose widespread censorship with his newfound powers?
The next month will either result in the end of Canada (if people submit) or the end of tyranny (if they rebel).
Below: always a great commentary from Tucker Carlson:
Below: good American commentary in support of the truckers and for freedom:
Just a few of the tens of thousands (maybe even hundreds of thousands) of online comments in support of the truckers and against Trudeau:
Justin Trudeau should resign. The UN should send observers to Canada immediately. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights says: “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression… Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.” The UN should send observers to Canada immediately.
If you look at world history, it’s very common for authoritarian regimes to step on their citizens rights like Trudeau is doing when they see the writing on the wall, start losing their grasp on control and power, and get very scared!
Fidel would be so proud of his son.
Any and all are subject to summary seizure, with the promise it will be returned if all is found to be in order. Donations to the Conservative Party of Canada will be considered “problematic”.
Julius Caesar granted himself the powers of Dictator For life. Trudeau is not going to relinquish any power, and risk Conservatives might get into office. If anything he will protect his position with more persecution of his enemies.
Trudeau setting himself up to to be able to seize assets, bank accounts of his political opponents potentially. This is not democracy. This reminds me of a certain country that blackface admires [China]
As per Mr. Trudeau, you can not demonstrate against an emergency measure without getting another emergency measure declared against a peaceful demonstration. [As for the economic argument he makes] Please. Ford in Ontario caused much bigger financial losses [during the lockdown I presume]
Make no mistake, Trudeau’s agenda, and now his tactics, have been laid bare. This has nothing whatsoever to do with the pandemic or mandates. It is about raw, unadulterated power. Of course the “high and clear” threshold needed to invoke the act has not been met. And of course there are other solutions available to deal with this peaceful protest. Trudeau doesn’t care! Trudeau will not tolerate contrary opinions or dissent. His agenda is the complete dismantling of Canada and the Canadian Charter.
Having the power to seize assets and property, prevent lawful protest and quell whatever Trudeau determines is “dissent” all without proof or warrants and to prevent citizens from even providing funding or support to any cause Trudeau so chooses are the dictatorial powers Trudeau craves, exposed to the light of day. Trudeau and Ford used more rhetoric and more threats over the last two days to put a chill in law abiding citizens. They have done nothing to condemn the violent actions of counter-protestors.
Trudeau and Ford and Singh have teamed up to destroy hope and destroy families and destroy the Charter and to destroy freedom. And they have now made it clear to all but the wilfully blind, those lacking cognitive ability, or those who are in on it with them, that they will not rest until they have destroyed Canada.
“If you let the government break the law because of an ‘emergency’, they will always create an ‘emergency’ to break the law.”
He is concerned about the truckers disrupting business in Ottawa but of course that that is totally different then the Gov’t shutting down business all across Canada for over a year.
Citizens have a right to protest against evil edicts. How dare these leaders unleash evil upon its citizens. Every time you see these leaders in a photo the picture is so neat and clean looking. Then words of comfort are spoken ,meant to be understanding of what’s going on. But real evil is in the plans behind the scenes.
Trudeau is ignoring the message that The People are tired of Emergency Usurpation Rule. All he has to do is repeal the unnecessary mandates.
Cut off Trudeau and his nation from the U.S. market. Temporarily boycott Canadian products and push your Congressmen to act in support of freedom and condemn Trudeau as a fascist.
What evil, smug, arrogant pieces of garbage these creatures are. How much did they sell their souls for is what I want to know.
The supreme leader of People’s Republic of Canada just declared martial law!
Now they have access to your bank accounts. All Canadians should take whatever money they want to give to the peaceful protestors out of the banks put it in their wallets and purses and walk down to where the truckers and protestors are and hand it to a group that represents the protestors. The little dictator will then have to arrest people who carry cash. How far will the puny little twit go to crush the will of the people.
“Let them eat cake” – Justin Trudeau
The good, freedom-loving people of Canada should declare a state of emergency over having an unwanted, narcissistic, communist, tyrant occupying the seat of Prime Minister, and then find a way to HAVE HIM REMOVED. Power to the people. He works for them, not the other way around.
Now anyone who still thought was about “health” should be able to see the truth and realize this is a war to strip not just Canada but every country of their human freedoms.
It is time for the everyday police officer to pick a side. Sacrifice as much as the truckers are sacrificing for liberty. Pick the side of tyranny and it will NEVER be forgotten.
Crime is down, streets are clean, homeless are being fed, garbage is being picked up, WOW this sounds like they really need the Emergencies Act to get this situation fully under control!
All law enforcement officers and military personnel will need now to decide what to do when confronting one another, as to the legal and moral implications to follow what may be illegal orders, & directives by their superiors, and government officials. When will the “people” have justice and sane governance? What happens when local law enforcement & and federal government troops are on opposing sides of enforcing ever-expanding punitive and draconian measures?
Truly evil little man. Trudeau appears to be suffering from Napoleonic Complex. The Premiers should push back.
Truckers, hold the line. Shut it down. All of it.
Stand strong, don’t yield. Let the world see how powerful cowards like Trudeau and Biden really are. They are both sissies hiding instead of listening to the will of the people they SERVE.
In 2020 we had government supported “peaceful” protests that were burning down cities. In 2022, we have bouncy castles, smiling families, strangers hugging each other, and people proudly waving Canadian flags. Trudeau can’t risk having a unified country, so let’s call a State of Emergency!
He needs to grow a little one inch mustache below his nose so people will recognize who he really is.
These demonstrations are the only means by which honest, hard-working people can draw attention to the disastrous policies of Trudeau and his thugs (just like the disastrous policies of FJB and his thugs). MORE POWER TO THE TRUCKERS!
Take away the mandates and restrictions and this will be over! Trudeau is finished he must go!
Welcome to the New World Order
This is for the people that complain to be inconvenienced: “Those that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety” – Benjamin Franklin
The Canadians should never have elected this person. Also, Biden should never have been elected by rigged votes. Our countries are being screwed!
Trudeau is now unabashedly a DICTATOR!!!! I weep for the Canadians.
Why doesn’t he come to the table and discuss a peaceful solution with the truckers? This man is weak.
There’s a huge difference between a national emergency which involved a literal insurrection that killed politicians and had manufactured hundreds of bombs and a bouncy-castle revolution where they clean the streets and feed the homeless. A minority government petty-dictator declaring martial law without all that much of an outcry by the public tells me that we’ve lost our democracy. Get out while you still can. We’ve clearly failed as a free society.
Trudeau is now governing like the CCP. He is labeling Peaceful Protestors as “Domestic Terrorists.” Stealing the money donated to them too.. He didn’t freeze the crowdfunding for BLM/ANTIFA despite their violent acts. Trudeau becoming a dictator like those we’ve read about in the 20th Century. May God help the Canadian People.
Just declare an emergency and a first world nation becomes a third world dictatorship.
Get out, you say? No… stay and fight!!! That is what Canadians are all about!!! Do not give in! Do not comply! Do not SURRENDER!!!! God is with you!!! God moves mountains! God is with all of us FREEDOM FIGHTERS!
So, the government responds to a protest against government crackdowns with more government crackdowns!
Tyrants can’t function without police and military to enforce their edicts. If the military and police really believe in freedom for Canadians, and they’re not just gestapo for hire to the highest bidder, then they must step in and arrest the petty dictator Trudeau and his ministers before he has enough power to target them … For the sake of all Canadians and Canada’s future, Trudeau must be removed.
This sock puppet of a leader in Canada needs to step down immediately.
Total tyranny but he has a great deal to lose if he loses face or loses the office of prime minister. God please protect the truckers and their children and move in the hearts of all called to do evil. God help us all.
Below: Truckers are not backing down. Their courage is astounding, even knowing that by continuing to do this they are likely to lose everything.
Below: interesting that someone in the UN High Commission, about two years ago, expressed what many of us knew at the time — that emergency orders were uncalled for and were in fact not about disease control; they were about grabbing political power and quashing “civil society.”
Great analysis (as usual) by Laura Ingraham. “This was never about a virus; this was about making the public public.” Absolutely.
Banks, Insurance companies. If they do that they are shooting themselves in the foot. So anyone who supports the truckers can have these things done to them. So JT thinks. Anyone, who follows JT’s lead is completely insane . . . Officer! I found someone, who is, right off his rocker. He is, putting millions of people in danger. Do I have to call, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, for help, or will you do it? I can do that you know. Anyone can. Canadians do have the right to be kept safe, from insane people.
I think these are some of the terrorists JT is talking about.
Trudeau Has Declared Martial Law Against Freedom Convoy Protest: The military is poised to intervene against the truckers, according to Canadian media reports. Trudeau’s arbitrary invocation of the Emergencies Act, rather than recognize the fundamental human rights of Canadian citizens, thus effectively suspends the Constitution, the Charter and even the International Covenant on Civil Rights.
However, a number of premiers have pushed back against Trudeau for invoking the Emergencies Act, rather than recognize the legitimacy of the Freedom Convoy protesters wanting their rights to be respected.
“The illegal blockades must end, but police already have sufficient tools to enforce the law and clear the blockades, as they did over the weekend in Windsor,” tweeted Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe.
“Therefore, Saskatchewan does not support the Trudeau government invoking the Emergencies Act. If the federal government does proceed with this measure, I would hope it would only be invoked in provinces that request it, as the legislation allows,” he added.
“I am proud of Manitoba’s law enforcement officials & have full confidence in them to protect our communities. The proposal from the federal government to use the Emergencies Act is not helpful to the situation at the Emerson Border,” Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson wrote.
“Alberta Premier Jason Kenney told reporters that he told Trudeau earlier on Monday that he would prefer if the Emergencies Act did not apply to Alberta, and that such a move was unnecessary in the province,” Fox News reported.
[However Trudeau has indicated that he will use it nation-wide to break up the freedom movement, and today on the radio I heard something that sounded quite staged: in Coutts Alberta, 11 people arrested for supposedly possessing weapons. Who would go to a peaceful protest with weapons? It seems very unlikely, given that it’s the day after Trudeau announces martial law — as if designed to justify what he’s doing. The “extreme elements” who “infiltrated” the protest — I’m willing to be it’s the police themselves. As this fellow says:
“Quebec Premier Francois Legault also warned that he did not want the Emergencies Act to be applied to his province, warning that he thought such a measure would be divisive,” the report added.
“It’s not time to throw fuel on the fire,” he said.
On Sunday, Canadian police have begun mass arrests of Freedom Convoy protesters who had successfully blocked the critical Ambassador Bridge for nearly a week. But now the Canadian government has a whole new problem.
The Windsor Police announced the operation to arrest the Freedom Convoy protesters on Sunday morning.
One person writes: the Federal Police in Australia are OUT OF CONTROL, with rubber bullet guns evicting KIDS from peaceful camping sites at MIDNIGHT… Over 1 million Aussies protested last weekend at the capital and the Authorities are embarrassed, but reacted by sending in INTERNATIONAL MERCINARIES with rubber bullet guns, with AFP uniforms… but one military trainer recognised his students and outed them… not Australian police, INTERNATIONAL police.
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Yet in addition to a medical pandemic, covid has also been a propaganda pandemic. The following analysis reviews some of the most important pandemic PR and propaganda campaigns run by Western governments, the media, and intelligence agencies.
INGLEWOOD, CA—A who’s who of LA elite, many of whom have been vocal advocates of mask mandates, appeared to be huge hypocrites on Sunday as they cheered on the Rams at Super Bowl LVI while maskless. However, they were quick to assure everyone that they had been wearing high-tech invisible masks only rich people know about.
“No, we were totally wearing masks! They’re just… um, invisible. They use… um, top-secret invisibility technology only rich people know about,” explained Lebron James to a tearful child who has never known a life without masks.
Lebron James, crypto-miner Matt Damon, and director Ben Affleck were just a few of the celebrities who had access to the invisible masks. Damon, who previously starred in Elysium, a film about a ruling class who doesn’t share their life-saving medical equipment, was reportedly oblivious to the irony.
I will let cities burn, stores get looted, people shot, government buildings destroyed if a black criminal thug is killed. But I will prosecute freedom and civil liberties.
Trudeau is sounding a whole lot like Hitler before he declared himself the Fuhrer. What next, camps? Oh wait they are already building them. Is this what the great reset is about. Resetting back before Germany invaded Poland and the Whole world moving to Socialist Tyrannical Rule? I think So! HONK HONK… Let’s Go Brandon.
Below: Feb. 16 honking for freedom!
Open letter to MP Bill Blair
Myself, many other Canadians, and our American and international friends are amazed, astonished, astounded, stunned, nonplussed at the enactment of the Emergencies Act for a non-emergency like the peaceful, joyful and grassroots citizens’ protest happening in Ottawa and elsewhere.
According to the house of commons website, you are the Minister of Emergency Preparedness. That tells us that you should be able to discern the difference between a peaceful protest and a real emergency. But evidently you can’t since you went ahead, with others in your government, and invoked the Emergencies Act.
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau used the War Measures Act in 1970 to deal with violence, kidnapping and murder committed by terrorists in Quebec. I know what was going on then, Bill. I was there; and there was reasonable justification. But yesterday, you and your government invoked the Emergencies Act “to deal with bouncy castles and ball hockey” to quote a lawyer who is challenging this mindless act. Do you see the irony? Bill, this is not an emergency, it’s a movement of patriotic Canadians and many, many friends.
I watched on CPAC as you argued against the motion to remove COVID mandates. In your talk, you characterized the protest as some sort of dangerous uprising funded by “foreign money”. Bill, you are amazingly out of touch with ordinary Canadians!
You and Justin Trudeau and your government are abusing power. If there’s an “emergency” Bill, perhaps that is the emergency. We, and history, are watching you, Justin Trudeau and your allies; and the sight is not pretty.
You can’t hide what you are doing. Remember, the internet, social media and cell phones Bill. Each phone is equipped to record video in pretty high resolution. Those on the ground in Ottawa are recording everything and sending it to their friends in the rest of Canada and the world. So we know the truth Bill. Stop the propaganda!
Foreign money? Of course there is “foreign money”, Bill because Canadians have friends everywhere who care about them and their nation. Please wake up Bill. This is not some dangerous foreign takeover of Canada as you have attempted to allude. This is the people of Canada saying: “Enough. Stop it!
Please undo what you have done quickly: – Meet with the Freedom Convoy organizers – Remove all COVID mandates – Call a meeting of the doctors and scientists on both sides of the argument and facilitate a dialogue, backed up with data and transparent to the people.
Otherwise Bill, we the people can’t trust you. You are damaging our nation! _________
Below: an American commentator. He makes some good points, though he’s incorrect to say that restrictions are being lifted across Canada. They’re being phased out in some places, not others, and the politicians phasing them out are acting like it’s no big deal. They’re evading the fact that they ruined our lives for two years for nothing (except to give themselves more power).
It shows Doug Ford, who is one of the worst tyrants in the Western world. Now he’s backing down on the vax passports after imposing them on people unjustly and acting like a bully. He speaks about freedom but disingenuously. He will never be forgiven. He is a traitor to humanity.
A report on dong a vigil with our “Trudeau, resign” and “End mandates” signs:
We went out today despite the bitter cold. During that time we got honks but also three hostile remarks from passersby — which is unusual for Canada where most people are too polite to do that usually. It’s due, I think to people seeing leaders like Trudeau and Ford — and the media — scapegoating the freedom movement and tarnishing it. It gives them the message that it’s okay to be aggressive towards us.
This is from people who have zero knowledge of how the West is founded on individual rights and freedoms. Nor any knowledge of democracy or fascism are, apparently. The tension is like that which you normally see in the U.S. This is a small town in rural Canada. It’s unreal. Although the honks and support were about 10x that, the negativity I saw today gave me the feeling that we could very well lose as well. It was dispiriting. Canada could become Chinada if not enough people catch on and speak up.
Pastor Artur in jail again. People arrested in Coutts with (allegedly) weapons. I think that’s a false flag operation. Politicians treating all this with a ho-hum attitude – we’re going to Phase 3 or whatever. No acknowledgement or apology for ruining the lives of millions. It’s a forlorn feeling. Same thing is going on in all Western nations right now. China and multinational corporations and the ruling elite will benefit from our division. It’s still my hope that the freedom movement will prevail, though.
And I have to recall that win or lose, we stand on the right side. Evil may seem to prevail and for a time it does, but that which is Good is eternal in the spirit.
“Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall. Always.” – Gandhi
“Thus says the Lord: “Keep justice, and do righteousness, for soon my salvation will come, and my deliverance be revealed.” – Isaiah 56:1
“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
Ever since the freedom convoy first touched base in Ottawa a couple of weeks ago, the PM has gone out of his way to increase the tensions.
The Liberal government appeared to be hoping for some sort of Jan. 6 style event as happened in the United States last year. All of their rhetoric indicated they were keen to see such an event go down.
It never did. The convoy has been peaceful throughout.
The only real violence so far has been a vehicular ramming conducted against protesters, which sent four people to hospital. You don’t hear much about that though. Trudeau never condemned it.
Instead, Trudeau has called protesters every name in the book even though they are a diverse crowd in every sense of the word.
Now he is giving himself extraordinary powers to deal with these protests. One of the most disturbing parts is how they can now dictate that banks freeze people’s accounts without a court order.
People like Canadian hero Kevin Vickers — the Sargeant-at-Arms who personally thwarted the 2014 terrorist attack on Parliament Hill — have called for calm and dialogue. Trudeau doesn’t want that though. He just wants division and more hostility.
It appears to be in this spirit that the PM has decided to invoke the Emergencies Act for the first time in Canadian history. At least four Premiers opposed him.
The controversial blockade of the Ambassador Bridge was already resolved. The grounds for invoking this act are, according to Joanna Baron of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, “extremely thin”. The protests may be a nuisance and many people may disagree with them, but that doesn’t justify this decision.
The only thing that can be said in defence of Trudeau’s invoking of the Emergencies Act is that it was his incompetence that made such an extreme measure necessary.
Below: police and protestors hug and say goodbye after the blockade ends after police found weapons and the main group did not want to be associated with that. I believe the weapons were planted but it remains to be seen. Even if they were not, it does not represent the views of the protest, which was always peaceful and nonviolent. Trudeau and the corrupt media are trying to portray the truckers as violent but they’re obviously not.
If there is a historical precedent for the truckers’ revolt in Canada, and the populist protests in so many other parts of the world, I would like to know what it is. It surely sets the record for convoy size, and it is historic for Canada. But there is much more going on here, something more fundamental. The two-year imposition of bio-fascist rule by diktat seems ever less tenable – the consent of the governed is being withdrawn – but what comes next seems unclear.
We now have two of the most restrictive “leaders” in the developed world (Justin Trudeau of Canada and Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand) hiding in undisclosed locations, citing the need to quarantine following Covid exposure. Streets globally have filled up with people demanding an end to mandates and lockdowns, calling for accountability, pushing for resignations, denouncing privileged corporations, and crying out for a recognition of basic freedoms and rights.
Note too that these movements are spontaneous and from “below:” they are populated mostly by the very workers whom governments shoved to face the pathogen two years ago, while the ruling class hid behind their laptops in their living rooms. It was the lockdowns that sharply divided the classes and the mandates that are imposing segregation. Now we are facing a modern allegory to the peasants’ revolt in the Middle Ages.
For a long time, the workers complied bravely but have been forced to accept medical shots they neither wanted nor believed they needed. And many are still being denied freedoms they took for granted only two years ago, their schools non-operational, businesses wrecked, places of entertainment closed or severely restricted. People turn on the radios and televisions to listen to lectures by ruling-class elites who claim to be channeling the science that always ends in the same theme: the rulers are in charge and everyone else must comply, no matter what is asked of them.
But then it became screamingly obvious to the world that none of it worked. It was a gigantic flop and the sky-high cases of late 2021 in most parts of the world put a fine point on it. They failed. It was all for naught. This clearly cannot continue. Something has to give. Something has to change, and this change probably will not wait for the next scheduled elections. What happens in the meantime? Where is this going?
We’ve seen what revolutions look like against monarchies (18th and 19th century), against colonial occupation, against totalitarian one-party states (1989-90), and against banana-republic strongmen (20th century). But what does revolution look like in developed democracies ruled by entrenched administrative states in which elected politicians serve as little more than veneer for bureaucracies?
Since John Locke, it is an accepted idea that people have the right to rule themselves and even to replace governments that go too far in denying that right. In theory, the problem of government overreach in democracy is solved by elections. The argument made for such a system is that it allows for peaceful change of a ruling elite, and this is far less socially costly than war and revolution.
There are many problems with matching theory and reality, among which that the people with the real power in the 21st century are not the people we elect but those who have gained their privileges through bureaucratic maneuvering and longevity.
There are many strange features of the last two years but one of them that stands out to me is how utterly undemocratic the trajectory of events has been. When they locked us down, for example, it was the decision of elected autocrats as advised by credentialled experts that were somehow sure that this path would make the virus go away (or something like that). When they imposed vaccination mandates, it was because they were sure that this was the right path for public health.
There were no polls. There was little if any input from legislatures at any level. Even from the first lockdowns in the US, occurring March 8, 2020 in Austin, Texas, there was no consultation with the city council. Neither were citizens asked. The wishes of the small business people were not solicited. The state legislature was left out entirely.
It was as if everyone suddenly presumed that the whole country would operate on an administrative/dictatorship model, and that the guidelines of health bureaucracies (with plans for lockdowns that hardly anyone even knew existed) trumped all tradition, constitutions, restrictions on state power, and public opinion generally. We all became their servants. This happened all over the world.
It suddenly became obvious to many people in the world that the systems of government we thought we had – responsive to the public, deferential to rights, controlled by courts – were no longer in place. There seemed to be a substructure that was hiding in plain sight until it suddenly took full control, to the cheers of the media and the presumption that this is just the way things are supposed to be.
Years ago, I was hanging out in the building of a federal agency when there was a change of guard: a new administration appointed a new person to head it. The only change that the bureaucrats noticed was new portraits on the wall. Most of these people pride themselves in failing to notice. They know who is in charge and it is not the people we imagine to elect. They are there for life, and face none of the public scrutiny much less accountability that the politicians face daily.
Lockdowns and mandates gave them full power, not only over the one or two sectors they previously ruled but the whole of society and all of its functioning. They even controlled how many people we could have in our homes, whether our businesses could be open, whether we could worship with others, and dictate what precisely we are supposed to do with our own bodies.
Whatever happened to limits on power? The people who put together the systems of government in the 18th century that led to the most prosperous societies in the history of the world knew that restricting government was the key to a stable social order and growing economy. They gave us Constitutions and the lists of rights and the courts enforced them.
But at some point in history, the ruling class figured out certain workarounds to these restrictions. The administrative state with permanent bureaucrats could achieve things that legislatures could not, so they were gradually unleashed under various pretexts (war, depression, terror threats, pandemics). Moreover, governments gradually learned to outsource their hegemonic ambitions to the biggest businesses in the private sector, who themselves benefit from increasing the costs of compliance.
The circle has been completed by enlisting Big Media into the mix of control via access to the class of rulers, to receive and broadcast out the line of the day, and hurl insults at any dissidents within the population (“fringe,” etc.). This has created what we see in the 21st century: a toxic combination of Big Tech, Big Government, Big Media, all backed by various other industrial interests who benefit more from systems of control than they would from a free and competitive economy. Further, this cabal leveled a radical attack on civil society itself, closing churches, concerts, and civic groups.
We’ve been assured by David Hume (1711-1776) and Etienne de la Boétie (1530-1563) that government rule is untenable when it loses the consent of the governed. “Resolve to serve no more,” wrote Boetie, “and you are at once freed. I do not ask that you place hands upon the tyrant to topple him over, but simply that you support him no longer; then you will behold him, like a great Colossus whose pedestal has been pulled away, fall off his own weight and break into pieces.”
That’s inspiring but what does it mean in practice? What precisely is the mechanism by which the overlords in our time are effectively overthrown? We’ve seen this in totalitarian states, in states with one-man rule, in states with unelected monarchies. But unless I’m missing something, we’ve not seen this in a developed democracy with an administrative state that holds the real power. We have scheduled elections but those are unhelpful when 1) elected leaders are not the real source of power, and 2) when the elections are too far in the distant future to deal with a present emergency.
One very easy and obvious path away from the current crisis is for the ruling class to admit error, repeal the mandates, and simply allow for common freedoms and rights for everyone. As easy as that sounds, this solution hits a hard wall when faced with ruling-class arrogance, trepidation, and the unwillingness to admit past errors for fear of what that will mean for their political legacies. For this reason, absolutely no one expects the likes of Trudeau, Ardern, or Biden to humbly apologize, admit that they were wrong, and beg the people’s forgiveness. On the contrary, everyone expects them to continue the game of pretend so long as they can get away with it.
The people on the streets today, and those willing to tell pollsters that they are fed up, are saying: no more. What does it mean for the ruling class not to get away with this nonsense anymore? Presuming that they do not resign, they do not call off the dogs of mandates and lockdowns, what is the next step? My instincts tell me that we are about to discover the answer. Electoral realignment seems inevitable but what happens before then?
The obvious answer to the current instability is mass resignations within the administrative state, among the class of politicians that gives it cover, as well as heads of media organs that have propagandized for them. In the name of peace, human rights, and the renewal of prosperity and trust, this needs to happen today. Bury the pride and do what’s right. Do it now while there is still time for the revolution to be velvet.
This is not the first time Trudeau has invoked emergency orders. This if from a year ago. MP Rona Ambrose and the CPC are acting like “authoritarian fetishists.”
Commentary from Nova Scotia
Politicians who claim their restrictions resulted in success in mitigating Covid-19 are not telling the truth. For example, Nova Scotia Premier Tim Houston said the province is now “able to ease restrictions thanks to the province’s high vaccine rates and the fact that Nova Scotia is leading the country in booster doses.
It’s the Omicron variant that’s the real reason Covid-19 is killing so few people right now, not the vaccine, which accomplish nothing (except to weaken the immune system after the mRNA spiked proteins are flushed from the system). There’s also the problem of the adverse events.
For instance, in Nova Scotia, which has about one million people there were numerous adverse events. A famous one is the 13 year old girl whose heart stopped after taking the mRNA shot. Her father, Mark Mallett, posted a video on Facebook; it was taken down and the health commissioner Robert Strang issued a public statement that claiming there’s no proof that the jab caused the heart condition. The link now says “this content isn’t available right now.”
“A thirteen-year-old girl in Halifax, Nova Scotia is in the hospital right now because her heart stopped after the vaccine.”
Pastor Artur Pawlowski was just denied bail and will remain in pretrial custody indefinitely.
The pastor was in a Calgary court today over a sermon he gave to truckers at the Coutts border blockade in southern Alberta, telling them to hold the line.
His presence at the demonstration led to a dramatic arrest at his home on February 8, where he was charged under Alberta’s Critical Infrastructure Defence Act for allegedly abetting the Coutts trucker blockade.
He has been at the Calgary Remand Centre in solitary confinement under terrible conditions ever since.
Today, the court deemed that Pastor Artur poses an ongoing risk to society and must remain caged up like a wild animal with no set date for his release.
It combines the relentless persecution of Pastor Artur and the criminalization of peacefully supporting the truckers.
There’s no timetable for when we expect Pastor Artur to be let out, but that will hopefully change in his upcoming court appearance on March 11.
Pastor Artur has some of the best lawyers in the country currently working on his behalf — Sarah Miller of JSS Barristers is his lead legal counsel and has done an incredible job advocating for him in the face of insurmountable odds.
We’re helping crowdfund Pastor Artur’s legal fees, so if you want to pitch in, please click here or go to SaveArtur.com. We’ll have more to report soon, including an exclusive interview with Pastor Artur’s family about this decision.
Pastor Artur has been the tip of the spear in the fight for religious freedom in Canada and one of the strongest voices challenging the ongoing COVID restrictions in this country. And Rebel News has been reporting on Pastor Artur’s crusade every step of the way and helping him crowdfund his legal fees. If you want to support Pastor Artur’s legal fight, please click here to donate.
CBC lied by calling one of Pastor Artur’s speeches an “overt call to violence.” Here is the text from the deceptive CBC article: “A video of the speech posted online shows Pawlowski telling the crowd that “for freedom to be preserved, people must be willing to sacrifice their lives. This is our time. If this is our Alamo, then so be it,” he said. Johnston [a crown prosecutor] called Pawlowski’s words an “overt threat to violence.”
But where exactly is the “overt call to violence” in his words? The crown prosecutor, Steven Johnston, is looking for violent intent where none exists. Johnston appears to be fulfilling Trudeau’s political agenda to punish Pastor Artur. They’re punishing him for having dared speak out against the lockdown that violated freedom of religion.
Here is a letter I am sending to his office:
I read the CBC article in which you referred to one of Artur Pawlowski’s speeches as “overt call to violence.” As someone familiar with the history of religious martyrdom and violence, I’m skeptical of the claim that this was in fact a call to violence.
His statements sound more like a call for self-sacrificial action. They could just as well refer to the conduct of the early Christians who were nonviolent and became religious martyrs in the first centuries after Christ.
While his speech is directed at a largely secular audience, I believe it stems from Pawlowski’s religious belief, which includes a history of religious martyrdom.
Recall that he was initially arrested for keeping his church open at Easter, the holiest time of the Christian calendar. So from his perspective, this is about freedom of religion from persecution by a secular authoritarian state.
It if is a call for violence, it’s certainly not “overt.” One would have to infer it from some other context, such as Trudeau’s widely disputed claim that the convoy is violent. There is no evidence to support his claim.
A reference to the Alamo might be construed as a call to violence insofar as it was a military engagement, but it could also just as easily be a reference to self-sacrifice for a noble cause since it’s well known that the defenders of the Alamo knew they could not win against the Mexican Army but understood the importance of self-sacrifice for their cause (Texas sovereignty).
I thus believe Pawlowski was using the Alamo as a figurative statement, to mean “never give up” or “hold the line” or “go down with the ship.” In none of the statements quoted in the article did he call on the convoy at Coutts Alberta to defend their position with the use of arms or explicitly call for violence.
I have a hard time seeing his statements as an “overt” call to violence. And is his speech not protected under the Charter? Canada is now losing its prized status as a Western liberal democracy.
Having him arrested five times gives the appearance of a political witch hunt. You’re turning him into a martyr in the public eye by doing that. Arresting pastors for keeping their churches open is the kind of thing that’s normally done in China, not Canada.
I recall a time, not too long ago, when activists were ignored by the government, knowing that eventually, having had their say, they’d disband of their own accord. This movement, like all political movements, is finite, but it’s being prolonged by Trudeau’s over-zealous response.
You must know that it’s an overwhelmingly peaceful movement. Using the force of the state to repress and silence its heroes creates the kinds of dangerous tensions in a society that we’d do well to avoid.
Your office is throwing gasoline on the fire by continuing to go after Pawlowski. Some people who listen to the CBC will believe what they read or hear, but millions do not.
“The illusion of freedom will continue for as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” – Frank Zappa
“The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became the truth.” – George Orwell
“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” ― Frank Zappa
“Their stupidity does not amaze me, its when they’re smart that amazes me. It’s baffling whenever you find someone who’s smart — incredible. Soon you’ll have zoos for such things.” ― Frank Zappa
“A single person who stops lying can bring down a tyranny” – Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
[This is an article from a year ago about Chrystia Freeland’s connection to the WEF, which Trudeau is also affiliated with. Freeland is the Minister who just pushed for and got the implementation of the authoritarian Emergency Act to make a hit-list of all donors to the GiveSendGo fund, a sort of political enemies list — which is the kind of thing Communist China would do. They intend to go after bank accounts and jobs and driver licences of key people in the freedom movement. Will they do this to everyone who donated? How far will the new fascist Canadian state take this?]
There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view.
The World Economic Forum (WEF), which has met at the Swiss ski resort of Davos every year since its creation in 1971 by German academic and entrepreneur Klaus Schwab, was forced to convert its annual schmoozefest into a virtual event this year due to COVID-19.
Of note on the main agenda was a “stakeholder capitalism” panel, which included Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Chrystia Freeland. The former-journalist-turned-politician has been a fixture at the WEF for years.
Rubbing shoulders at Davos with the world’s rich, famous and powerful was one of the inspirations for her 2012 book, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.
[My comment: It’s curious that she writes a book exposing her own ruling class and then proceeds to crush a populist movement against it, ten years later. She knows better and has soul her soul]
Indeed, in her book, Freeland notes that an invitation to Davos “marks an aspiring plutocrat’s arrival on the international scene.” The global elite don’t especially enjoy the glare of publicity on their privileged lifestyles, so much so that Freeland wrote in a 2015 opinion piece in The Guardian: “After my book, Plutocrats, was published in 2012, I was even — and I know this will shock you — disinvited to a Davos dinner party!”
If the doors of Davos were closing for Freeland, they swung wide open after her entry into politics in 2013. Indeed, the one-time critic has enjoyed an apotheosis of sorts and since 2019 has sat on the board of trustees of the WEF itself. Other members include Canada’s own Mark Carney, former governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England; Al Gore, former U.S. vice-president; Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest individual; Larry Fink, head of BlackRock, the world’s largest investment fund; and a slew of other bankers, CEOs, tycoons and celebrities. Notably, Freeland is the only government minister presently on the board. Other members include Canada’s own Mark Carney.
[Carney is a “Canadian economist and banker who served as the governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 to 2013 and the governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020.” He is author of the aggressive anti-trucker piece in the Globe & Mail: It’s time to end the sedition in Ottawa by enforcing the law and following the money. He appears to be one of the people pushing Trudeau to move towards authoritarianism. In other words, Carney is an enemy of a free Canada and Western ideals.]
While there does not appear to be anything explicitly proscribed about Freeland’s serving on the board of a private foundation, the optics are extremely problematic, as Schwab and the WEF take strong positions on matters of global public policy which, if implemented, will affect all Canadians. Even more strangely, Freeland also sits on the supervisory board of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, a chapter of another Davos-type exclusive club that holds forth on global issues. That’s quite a journey from her beginnings as a freelance journalist working out of Ukraine.
These board memberships are far from symbolic. According to the WEF, the board of trustees “act as guardians of its mission and values” and are its “highest-level governance body.” Similarly, board members of the Aspen Institute Kyiv are responsible for providing “counsel to the president, as well as governance over the business, affairs, and property” of the institute. What would happen if acting as a “guardian” for the WEF came into conflict with acting as a guardian for Canada’s public finances, which is Freeland’s day job? What would happen if providing “counsel” to the Aspen Institute president came into conflict with providing counsel to Canada’s governor general, which is part of Freeland’s day job as a member of the Privy Council?
Writing in the New York Times in 2011, Freeland described Schwab as a “rather traditional European social democrat who aims to encourage among … participants a kind of noblesse oblige, or its modern equivalent, stakeholder capitalism.”
The political tradition that Freeland is describing originated with the reaction of privileged liberal elites rebelling against Europe’s feudal past, a world away from contemporary Canada. Search the 2019 Liberal party’s campaign platform, and you won’t find a single reference to “stakeholder capitalism.”
Yet, as a member of the board of trustees of Schwab’s outfit, Freeland is implicitly or explicitly committed to importing this brand of European social democracy into a Canadian ethos originally founded on individual rights and free market capitalism, which in turn is premised on maximizing shareholder value.
While Canada has drifted considerably leftward since its founding, a wholesale adoption of a corporatist philosophy and governance ethos imported from an exclusive gathering of the self-loathing rich who espouse these ideas over cocktails in the Swiss Alps would be nothing less than a subversion of Canadian democracy.
Like its first cousin, “The Great Reset,” which bizarrely aims to bring in environmental considerations under the purview of central banks, the innocuous sounding stakeholder capitalism is committed to destroying the foundations of Anglo-American free market capitalism and replacing it with a system where governments and their cronies in Davos tell private businesses what they need to care about.
The irony here is that all of those at Davos, including Freeland, got there because of the free market system and shareholder-driven capitalism, which they’re now bent on overthrowing in an unholy alliance of true believers and opportunists.
There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view.
Ethics over Fear is one of many groups emerging at this time to argue for freedom On its site it list its allies:
Below: this is a neutral report on the protests. At the end of it, it shows an American super bowl protest — not large in numbers like Canada, perhaps because the restrictions are less harsh in the U.S.?
As Ford Fischer demonstrates in his narration, the protesters are a mix of people who see themselves as politically liberal, and politically conservative. There are some whose objections seem to be purely about mandates. “I’m double-vaccinated,” says one speaker. “To think… I will show my papers to buy a sandwich? Hell, no!”
For others, the issue is the vaccine itself:
“They said, ‘Get your booster…’ If it doesn’t work once, it doesn’t work twice, maybe it’ll work the third time. You know who does that? Gamblers. People who play blackjack!”
The scenes outside the Super Bowl, meanwhile, look quite different. Although trucker protests have gathered steam in too many countries around the world to count by now, the U.S. version has so far failed to produce the large numbers Canadians have seen. The News2Share footage also shows a crowd that looks and sounds different from the ones in Ottawa.
Stories like the Freedom Convoy are exactly why we like the idea of having Ford and his shooters just let the cameras run for a while at heavily covered events. The idea is to let audiences watch longer pieces of footage with minimal contextualization, so they may draw their own conclusions. Hopefully, News2Share’s pictures from Ottawa and L.A. shed some light.
He goes on: “What we’re fighting against are the politicians and the media,” he says, adding, “What’s been done to them by the media is, they’ve twisted their fear, and made them think their fear is a virtue.”
Here are some interesting comments online:
It weirds me out to watch how easy it has been for the American Left to rationalize their hypocrisy. While protesting racism was a justified cause, how many autonomous zones, nightly riots in Portland and other fringe events that had nothing to do with the BLM protests ignored by the media and the government. Imagine if anyone had suggested freezing the millions they raised, or doxxing people who donated to the cause. That would be an unimaginable dystopia. All it took was a few images and a smear campaign to give people the justification they needed to be okay with an authoritarian crackdown on people they deem “white supremacists.” I think it makes the truckers more sympathetic and Trudeau look like a frightened member of the aristocracy, protecting the rich who seem to have little concern for those who bring them their stuff while they sit at home rage tweeting . . .
I think the US caravans or convoys are starting later.
Could we get a piece like this on the international ones? Not a peep about any of it on cable news here.
John Ralston Saul right in the middle of it all in the Ontario Capitol and the man who headed PEN International for two consecutive terms is invisible.
As far as large protests go, the Truckers for Freedom protest at Parliament Hill in Ottawa has gone remarkably well. Thousands of upset people have converged in one spot and demonstrated with no reports of violence or vandalism. No clashes with police, no windows smashed.
If you watched nothing but legacy media coverage of the event, however, you would think that the demonstration was dominated by neo-Nazis and other assorted hate groups. The coverage has been nothing less than appalling.
Let’s review what has been making headlines since day one of the protest was held on Jan. 29.
A photograph of a person carrying a Nazi flag has been circulating. It was never actually seen among the protesters but it has been used to try to claim the protest has been dominated by Nazis.
A single Confederate flag was seen among the crowd. That picture has also been widely spread. But a video of demonstrators chasing that lone flag-holder from their ranks appears to have been overlooked by the media.
Some fools had parked on the steps of the National War Memorial and an idiot danced on the top of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. This video is being constantly replayed by mainstream outlets, but they neglect to mention that this took part well outside of where the demonstration was held and it was only a handful of people. Those people were draped with Quebec flags by the way. Why isn’t the media trying to claim it was part of a Quebec nationalist movement?
A few twits draped a flag and put a mask on the Terry Fox memorial statue. The items were removed within minutes and the statue is unharmed (unlike many statues destroyed in past protests). It was disrespectful but hardly a capital offence. Still, we are barraged with images of the “desecration” continually on mainstream channels.
A Member of Parliament was photobombed by a jerk who had drawn a swastika on a Canadian flag with a felt pen. Ridiculous demands have been made that the MP apologize, though he clearly didn’t even know the flag was being waved behind him. Media is eagerly working to keep this story alive.
That’s about it. That’s all. That is the worst that the mainstream media could find after thousands of demonstrators spent an entire day in Ottawa.
Why couldn’t the media report on the thousands of Canadian flags being waved proudly through the demonstration? Why couldn’t they at least note that despite a week of predictions from “experts” that this demonstration would turn into another “January 6” event, not a single violent incident happened?
If we are going to pick winners and losers from the demonstration in Ottawa, the clear losers are the members of the mainstream media.
Trust in legacy media outlets has been in decline for years along with their viewership. The slanted coverage of news coupled with government bailouts has driven people to seek news from alternative news providers. The reprehensible behaviour from the mainstream media this week truly exposed to Canadians just how rotten that institution has become.
Nobody expects the media to support the trucker’s protest, but people expect coverage to be fair at least.
The media first ignored the convoy, then it tried to sow rumours about the legitimacy of the fundraising for the convoy, then it moved on to trying to paint the convoy as being extreme. The CBC even tried to link backing for the convoy to Russian interests.
Yet, we are witnessing an incredible event unfolding before us.
Despite the most vociferous efforts of Canada’s political and media establishment, an unprecedented nationwide movement and protest has emerged. The organizers didn’t need mainstream media coverage in order to bring together tens of thousands of people. They didn’t even need establishment banks in order to raise over $8 million from over 100,000 people.
This is what is at the root of the desperate and almost hysteric opposition to the Truckers for Freedom protest from the Canadian establishment. Canada’s political and media elites have lost control, and it scares the tar out of them. They don’t know what to do and are responding by hysterically lashing out.
Time will tell whether the protest will have the effect of actually pressuring authorities to drop pandemic restrictions. Even if it doesn’t, the convoy has already been a grand success. The convoy has shown that citizens can and will stand up for themselves when pushed too far, and that the establishment isn’t invulnerable.
Canada’s political and media elites needed a good dose of personal insecurity, and they just got it. They now can choose either to change their tune or get left behind. I suspect that they will choose the latter—and we will all be better for it.
[He was overly optimistic in the last sentence; they have gotten worse]
Below: good conversation about what’s happening.
Below: Canadian Parliament just before the Emergency Act was invoked. CPC opposition to it:
Below: After announcing it, Trudeau defends the use of the Emergencies Act. He says the protest is a “threat.” It is not. MP Candace Bergen is correct in her arguments against this rash move.
Rebel News: Trudeau gives BLM money while seizing the bank accounts of peaceful protesters:
Rebel News report: The Liberals gave grants to Black Lives Matter, the BC Civil Liberties Association and the Anti-Hate Network through a government agency, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
BLM protests brought riots and violence to American cities, yet Trudeau gave the group’s Canadian arm over $8,000.
The BC Civil Liberties Association — noticeably silent during the last two years of civil rights violations — was the recipient of $10,000 from the same foundation.
This new information about the race relations grants was revealed in an order paper response to a question posed by Quebec Conservative MP Pierre Paul-Hus.
This week, Justin Trudeau used a never-before-used tool to turn peaceful critics of his government into terrorists or terror financiers under the law.
Below: an actual BLM tweet which attacks the West and extols China and doesn’t seem to realize that the CCP killed 100 million people and has enslaved over a billion:
Virtue Hoardersby Tara Henley. A conversation about the professional managerial class with professor and author Catherine Liu.
[To access the half hour audio discussion, which is quite good, hit the link above It’s about the class of people who support the ruling elite and despite the working class]
As we all think through the class tensions that have surfaced in Canada, it’s a good time to take a closer look at an ethos held by many of those shaping the dialogue.
This group of decision-makers and opinion shapers, which includes the media, is often referred to in leftist circles as the professional managerial class. Catherine Liu, professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Irvine, has recently published a book on the PMC, titled Virtue Hoarders: The Case against the Professional Managerial Class. It is a fierce and funny polemic, and one so sharp and insightful that I’ve gone back to read it several times now.
In our conversation today on the podcast, Liu touches on everything from mommy bloggers to land acknowledgements — and argues that we must insist on viewing society’s current struggles through an economic lens.
Report by Rebel News: The Emergencies Act (a replacement for the War Measures Act) was invoked by the Liberals on Monday in an admission that not only had they lost control of the country, but their emotions as well, and were intent on taking out their frustrations on law-abiding citizens.
The Act is meant to be used for things like population-wide cholera outbreaks or literal acts of war — foreign attacks against the country on Canadian soil, not when moms and dads, small business owners and farmers take to the nation’s capital when they feel like no one is listening to them.
The truckers and their friends in Ottawa right now have not been violent. They have hot tubs, soup kitchens, bouncy castles, saunas and live concerts. That has not stopped the government from using tools meant to deal with Al-Qaeda and ISIS brides on them.
Their property and bank accounts are going to be seized for the crime of driving a truck into Trudeau’s territory. Just don’t expect the BC Civil Liberties Association to care. Their silence was purchased in advance.
Below: a trucker driver explains why the use of the Emergency Act by Trudeau is wrong. Many people — this gentleman included — conclude that Trudeau is doing this to save his political career. I’m not sure about that actually. It dovetails with the WEF agenda and I believe it represents a new phase in their plan: attack the freedom movement as “terrorists” by using agent provocateurs. We already saw that happen with J6 and now it’s happened (I believe) in Coutts, Alberta (i.e., the highly suspicious find of weapons and charge of 3 Calgary men).
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has reiterated the platform’s commitment to boosting what she described as “authoritative” sources and “experts” over the independent creators that helped build the video-sharing site into what it is today.
On February 13, crowdfunding platform GiveSendGo, which was being used to fundraise for the Freedom Convoy protests, was hacked. The personal information of more than 90,000 people who donated to the Freedom Convoy 2022 campaign was stolen.
Now, the Canadian government-funded media company CBC is using the stolen data, contacting those whose data was exposed, for a story.
CBC likely got a copy of the data from the leaked files hosting service Distributed Denial of Secrets or downloaded it at the time of the attack. The original link to the hacked data, posted on GiveSendGo.wtf, is no longer available.
[This is a serious advocacy group, part of the Canadian freedom movement. They urge us to contact our political representatives]
Justin Trudeau is fully unhinged, desperately trying to cling to power and complete his totalitarian agenda. By invoking unprecedented emergency measures, he is completely subverting the rule of law in Canada, suspending our civil liberties, and using his newfound powers to completely destroy the lives of political dissidents. These reckless actions are precedent setting, and will enable future governments to invoke these powers with ease. While you might not be directly affected right now, it’s our obligation as citizens to do everything in our power to secure freedom for future generations and stop this tyranny from becoming permanent.
In the 2nd day of Trudeau’s state of emergency, we are observing the tyrants making threats to freeze bank accounts and seize the assets of ordinary Canadians. We must remain calm, but be aware of current events and consider ways to protect your assets, private property and resources. Under the emergencies act, Justin Trudeau must present his declaration of emergency to both the House of Commons, and the Senate of Canada within 7 days. Upon introducing the declaration to these legislative chambers, parliamentarians will debate the issue for no more than 10 hours, followed by a vote. Justin Trudeau is required to have majority approval in BOTH chambers in order for the state of emergency to continue.
Simply put, we as citizens have one final opportunity to defeat Justin Trudeau and his descent into authoritarian tyranny. If we fail in this task, it is highly likely that our freedoms will be gone forever.
We need every citizen to immediately begin contacting Federal MPs and Senators, urging them to publicly oppose these emergency measures and vote against them. You should also contact Provincial MPPs in Ontario, including Premier Doug Ford, to publicly reject these measures from being applied in Ontario, as multiple provinces such as Alberta, Quebec, Manitoba and Saskatchewan have already done.
The past three weeks of peaceful demonstrations have influenced meaningful change, with many provinces accelerating the removal of public health restrictions. We have also seen 4 Liberal MPs publicly break ranks with Justin Trudeau, suggesting there are many others in the Liberal Caucus sharing their views. NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who has propped up Trudeau’s Minority government since 2019, has signalled he may withdraw NDP support for these emergency measures if it appears the government is overreaching.
Astute observers know we are far beyond the point of severe government overreach. This is our final opportunity as free citizens to secure the future of liberty for ourselves and for future generations.
We are urging all of you to repeatedly contact Liberal MPs urging them to break ranks with Justin Trudeau; to contact Jagmeet Singh and other NDP MPs urging them to withdraw support from the Liberal government; to contact Canadian Senators and urge them to vote against these authoritarian measures in the Senate; and to contact Premier Doug Ford and Ontario MPPs urging them to publicly oppose these emergency measures, and express disapproval of their use in Ontario.
Call these people non-stop. Speak with them and their teams. Leave them repeated voicemails, and flood their inboxes with emails. Encourage your family and friends to join with you in these efforts. We must make it abundantly clear to our political class they have one final opportunity to do the right thing, or be remembered as traitors and tyrants for the rest of time.
MPP Randy Hillier continues to support the truckers in their highly successful peaceful protests. He has been in Ottawa since the beginning, and will remain active there until this situation is resolved. This is the defining moment of our time, and Randy Hillier urges all of you to stand with him in Ottawa during the days ahead. We must win this, no matter the cost.
Below: Trudeau says he is going ahead with violating the fundamental rights of citizens and justifies it by saying it’s in the interests of “the majority.” No, it’s in the interests of the ruling class.
Below: This guy is a working-class guy whose language is a bit salty (his handle is Salty Cracker) but I like him because of his anger at all this.
The emergence of a Canadian dictatorship is no laughing matter, even if it is Trudeau. The trauma in Canada serves as a stark reminder that even the politest nation can suddenly be turned on its head by a tyrant wearing blackface.
If Trudeau is coming for your bank account, consider these tips for keeping your money safe.
1) Convert all your money to Tim Horton’s gift cards: This is now the most stable form of currency in Canada.
2) Hide it under something Trudeau can’t move, like a 10-pound dumbbell: His max is only 7 pounds.
3) Write quotes from Thomas Sowell on all your cash so that when government agents take it, they’ll read how detrimental wealth confiscation is to political and economic stability and give it right back: Can confirm that this works.
4) Put your money in a basket and send it down the Nile: The drawback here is your funds may be repossessed by Pharaoh’s daughter. Or eaten by a crocodile.
5) Invest in a Hunter Biden Painting: Their value goes up every time President Biden tries to start a war! Neat!
6) Buy an NFT or something, maybe? Not sure what this is: NFTs are really cool, we are told. Can someone please explain?
7) Acquire more money by robbing a store in California: If Trudeau takes all your money, you can always loot a Walgreens in San Francisco and get more money. Crime is legal there for some reason.
8) Shut up and comply with all unlawful government mandates for the rest of your miserable life: The easiest path, buddy.
If you live in America, never fear! None of that will ever, EVER happen here. Not for a few weeks, at least.
An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau and the Federal Government [from some Christian pastors]
TO: the Prime Minister and Federal Government,
We are writing to you as representative pastors of Christian congregations from across the nation and as law-abiding citizens who respect the God-defined role of civil government and uphold the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the highest law of our land, which recognizes the supremacy of God over all human legislation.
Jesus Christ is Lord and King and the ruler of the kings of the earth. He sets up kings and pulls down the mighty from their thrones and none can stay his hand.
Mr. Trudeau, with great respect, you are neither the king nor the ruler of Canada.
You do not grant people rights and responsibilities that are theirs as God’s image-bearers and a free people. Since you do not grant them, you have no authority to remove them.
We as Christian pastors condemn in the strongest possible terms your unprecedented invoking of the Emergency Powers Act (1988) with the intent of bringing unaccountable state power to bear on peaceful citizens – men women and children – who have been stripped of their fundamental freedoms for two years and who have in many cases lost everything as a result of your governments mandates.
These tyrannical actions are exposing this government and people to the judgment of God, and we are deeply concerned that you do not appreciate the significance of God’s wrath upon a rebellious and lawless nation.
Our hope and prayer for you and your government is that you will lift the emergency measures, end these lawless mandates, and enact justice for a people who elected you to that purpose.
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[Black, while attacking Trudeau, also cautions truckers to proceed cautiously; he is a sympathetic member of the ruling class, but a conservative who is not too enamoured of the Liberal/Leftist hegemony or spineless CPC (though they’ve improved recently, finally); it’s a well-written article]
The official response to the truckers protesting COVID restrictions is one of the most disgraceful political episodes in the history of Canada as an autonomous country. The prime minister’s statement that the truckers were probably homophobic, trans-phobic, misogynists and racists was an outrage that was unsupported by evidence. Instead of dealing with these truckers and the issues that propelled them across the country in a serious way, the prime minister attacked them en route as a “small fringe minority” who hold “unacceptable views.” There is no justification for any of this and polls show the truckers represent approximately as many Canadians as the number who voted for this government in September. The government propaganda machine followed with a smear job highlighting Nazi and racist imagery, though there is very little of that, and a Confederate flag-waver was led away by the truckers.
Former governor of the banks of Canada and England and apparent Liberal office-seeker Mark Carney denounced the protesters in the Globe and Mail, accusing them of “sedition” and “insurrection,” and announced that their goal is “undermining our democracy and the rule of law.” In fact, they are just trying to avoid two weeks of quarantine when crossing the border, not overthrow the government. Taking on the august airs of a central banker, he wrote: “I know from experience that crises don’t end by themselves. You can’t spin your way out of failure.” That is particularly apposite coming from someone who was a total failure as the governor of the Bank of England when he became a mindless parrot of the Cameron government in claiming that Britain would be devastated if it approved Brexit, and when he tried to turn the bank into an authoritarian enforcer of a green ecological despotism, a public policy area that is no business of a central bank and where his views are moonshine.
There are some problems with the truckers’ stance. Their initial grievance was that the approximately 10 per cent of them who are not vaccinated would be quarantined for 14 days when they re-entered Canada from the United States. This is a legitimate complaint and the government could easily have substituted a strict testing system for a two-week layoff. The policy could be a serious threat to the supply chain of this country. These are highly skilled men with lonely and challenging jobs performing a vital national function. The truckers’ procession across the country was good-natured and contained no hints of violence or sociopathic or bigoted motives.
. . . The length and extent of lockdowns was misconceived from the outset . . . Instead of making the federal government’s management of the issue a primary factor in the autumn election, the opposition parties cowered in fear of seeming to criticize the ruling party during a national crisis. Docile and invertebrate opposition generally assures complacent, incompetent and abusive government. That has been Canada’s fate.
The appropriate official response, apart from immediately removing the most objectionable anti-COVID policies, would have been to invite a delegation of the truckers to meet with the prime minister and appropriate members of his government to discuss their grievances. The defamation and the attempt to incite public hostility against them was contemptible demagogy. The most egregious actors in this saga are Ottawa’s police chief, Peter Sloly, and its mayor, Jim Watson, who have been terminally self-pleased by having intervened with the corrupt American left-wing fund-receptacle GoFundMe, to seize the truckers’ money. This was simply theft. The truckers quickly attracted heavy support from other quarters and their original supporters received refunds, though the Ontario government managed to persuade a court to block the US$8.4 million ($10.6 million) that was raised through another site.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has needlessly escalated the state of anger and division in the country and has disserved everyone. But the truckers now have to act carefully. It is not acceptable for anyone to obstruct normal business in the centre of the country’s capital, or in any other city, for more than a brief period, to call attention to their grievances. The public are the victims of all the disruption the truckers are causing, and the public is not their enemy: it is precisely the gallery the truckers need to impress. If Trudeau or other senior members of the government won’t meet with a delegation of the protesters, the truckers should make that point loudly and disperse. Public opinion would rightly support them, especially if Trudeau continues with his smear job and his unctuous pieties about national unity, which his own intransigence is fragmenting.
No closing of the U.S. border, as truckers are now doing at three crossings, for more than 30 minutes is tolerable, and neither is impassable congestion on the Trans-Canada or other major highways. The truckers can win this confrontation by exposing Trudeau’s pompous posturing and his slander of the truckers as a fraud. But they can’t win by trying to intimidate the government and by so inconveniencing the public that they demand the government make concessions to end the truckers’ protests. In that scenario, the public will demand that the truckers go home; not that the government cave to all their demands. The government, incompetent and largely contemptible though it is, is the elected and legitimate government. The truckers are right to rail against authoritarian mandates, but they should remember that they have no mandate from anyone to do anything, and their hold on public support is tenuous. What is much more worrisome than the conduct of the truckers or even the asinine and now thoroughly discredited official response to the coronavirus is that the federal government’s reflexive response is not to recruit public opinion by making a goodwill effort to listen to the truckers’ complaints and respond to them reasonably, but to defame this approaching host of aroused citizens supported by millions of their countrymen as a wretched mob of thugs, bigots and perverts.
It is all depressingly illustrative of the great national malaise: the government isn’t governing and the Opposition isn’t opposing. Our political leaders are incompetent. They are a nuisance as well as a disappointment, and in a democracy we get the government (and Opposition) we deserve. It is this vacuum that provides much of the receptivity for the protests of the truckers — they’re the only player in this drama that is showing any leadership.
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Israel Starts Canadian-Inspired ‘Freedom Convoy’ Against COVID-19 Mandates | 14 Feb 2022 | The convoy of Canadian truckers protesting COVID-19 mandates and restrictions has inspired people in other countries to follow suit with protests of their own, including Israel. Thousands of Israeli protesters have joined a Canadian-inspired “Freedom Convoy” on Monday, with vehicles flying Israeli and Canadian flags while driving along the main highway linking Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In footage posted to social media, vehicles are heard blaring horns on Israeli roads as protesters are seen banging drums and blocking roads–mirroring a similar method Canadians have used to voice their grievances over the government’s COVID-19 mandates and restrictions. “Over 30,000 vehicles in 40 convoys from 40 Israel cities united in Jerusalem earlier today to demand the removal of all COVID-19 restrictions and a return to normality,” said Oshy Ellman, a senior Israeli communications adviser.
Canada’s House of Commons erupts after Trudeau accuses Jewish MP of supporting swastikas –The speaker of the House of Commons admonished Trudeau and others to avoid ‘inflammatory’ language| 16 Feb 2022 | The Canadian House of Commons erupted in shouts of condemnation Wednesday after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau replied to a Jewish member of Parliament by accusing members of the opposing Conservative Party of “standing with people who wave swastikas.” Trudeau, a member of the Liberal Party, made his comment in response to being grilled by Conservative MP Melissa Lantsman during a tense, emotional Question Period, which occurs every sitting day in the Canadian House of Commons when members of Parliament ask questions of government ministers, including the prime minister. Lantsman, who became the first Jewish woman to be elected as a Conservative MP last October, read a 2015 quote from Trudeau when he said, “If Canadians are going to trust their government, their government needs to trust Canadians.” [This is all based on one Nazi flag in Ottawa, which was probably the work of an agent provocateur. No one can identify who this person was]
Canadian truckers react to Trudeau invoking Emergencies Act: ‘He just gained more freedom fighters’–One trucker quit his job and stayed with the Freedom Convoy | 15 Feb 2022 | Truckers who remained in Ottawa on Monday evening were largely undeterred by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergencies Act, felt it was another “power grab” and said they would continue their protest. One trucker committed to staying opted to resign from his company after he was suspended Monday. “The more they are trying to put us to the corner, the more we are willing to stand our ground,” another trucker, Edward Martyrosya, told Fox News. “I think it’s wonderful,” trucker Csaba Vizi said of Emergencies Act. “I’ll tell you why: because even more Canadians who have been looking at the whole thing passively from their home, their couch…they might want to wake up and stand up with us.” Trudeau “just gained more freedom fighters,” Vizi continued.
‘We Will Hold the Line’: Freedom Convoy Organizers Say They’re Not Deterred by Emergencies Act | 14 Feb 2022 | Freedom Convoy organizers say they will continue to protest on Parliament Hill despite the federal government’s declaration of a state of emergency. “We are not afraid. In fact, every time the government decides to further suspend our civil liberties, our resolve strengthens and the importance of our mission becomes clearer,” organizer Tamara Lich said on Feb. 14 in anticipation of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act over the protests demanding an end to COVID-19 mandates. “We will remain peaceful, but planted on Parliament Hill until the mandates are decisively ended. We recognize that there is a democratic process within which change occurs. We have never stepped outside of that process, nor do we intend to.” Trudeau is the first prime minister to use the Emergencies Act.
Below: some police are quitting. Trudeau has gone too far.
Ottawa freedom movement: hold the line!
There are three major developments in the last few days:
(1) On Feb 13th, at the Ambassador Bridge, police made 23 arrests and cleared some vehicles after a tense standoff, under a state of Emergency for the province of Ontario.
Premier Doug Ford on Ontario declared an state of emergency and promised “severe consequences” against truckers. In doing so, he sounded more like a third-world dictator than a leader in a liberal democracy. Ford has been one of the worst medical tyrants in the world.
The Bloc Quebecois joined the CPC in voting for the motion, which was defeated. Liberal MP Joel Lightbound supported the motion (to his great credit).
(3) But far the biggest development is that Trudeau announced that he’s imposing the Emergency Act for Canada in order to deal with the trucker protest through the use of surveillance and police force and surveillance and seizing bank accounts and assets – and possibly military force.
All three developments are terrible for Canada and the world.
Emergency Orders to crush the freedom movement represents a new phase in the globalist plan
Rather than bring an end to the life-crushing medical apartheid many millions of Canadians continue to suffer under – which he could have done and should have done — Trudeau has taken a page from the Chinese Communist Party he so admires.
He has imposed a national state of emergency, giving the federal government unlimited powers to crush peaceful protests against his corrupt government.
In response, one of the convoy organizers, Tamara Lich, told fellow truckers to “hold the line.” The truckers to their credit understand that this has always been about fighting dictatorship and it could cost them everything. They are truly courageous.
Ezra Levant has a good spin on this. Here’s summary of what he says: “This is the greatest infringement on civil liberties in our history.” Canada is now a true dictatorship.
For example, truckers are now “terrorists” and I am now a “terrorist financier” because I gave a small amount of money to the truckers so now my bank account can be seized.
I will likely be spied on too, and possibly fined or arrested for speaking up for freedom through this blog – which they would call “misinformation” because it defies the state narrative.
Homeland Security in the U.S. recently listed those who speak out against medical tyranny through “misinformation” as “domestic terrorists.” Now Trudeau will do the same, though that’s unconstitutional.
Constitutions apply to all people in a nation, universally, not just to those who vote for you or agree with you. Trudeau’s error is to exclude people he doesn’t like and see them as enemies to be destroyed.
Trudeau “is building a database of enemies” Levant says. “Banks will be ordered to seize the bank accounts of Trudeau’s enemies.”
The claim that this is temporary is false. They said it would be two weeks to flatten the curve. That was years ago. And yesterday they voted in Parliament against ending the mandates – i.e. to continue them. So mandates continue.
Provinces may scale back but Trudeau has found the pandemic politically useful, so I doubt he’ll give up the powers it confers willingly.
The CBC says this does not violate civil liberties. That’s such an obvious lie. The CBC is so utterly corrupt. So is the rest of the legacy media.
These are not journalists. They’re state propagandists, supporting dictatorship for a liberal democracy.
This could well lead to Western Canada splitting off from Canada and Canada breaking up: Manitoba, Alberta, Saskatchewan.
It could also lead to China seeing its opportunity to finally take over Canada. They already have soldiers and billions of dollars invested in Canada and they are intent on world domination. The last I hope not, but it’s possible.
Rather than meet with those objecting to endless mandates and restrictions — which clearly never were about public health to begin with — now the globalists have moved onto their next phase: police state repression of the growing freedom movement. They are supported by the corrupt legacy media in this.
The globalists feel threatened by the freedom movement and will use the media and police and bogus “emergency” powers to crush it. In doing so, they reveal their true intent: global tyranny. The entire pandemic was obviously the first phase in their plan to accomplish this.
From now on, globalist elitists in control of governments, police and media will face off the the global freedom movement and independent media.
This has been nonviolent on the part of the freedom movement but that may change if agent provocateurs in service to the state act violently. The state would like that. The state is bringing a massive threat of violence now — against peaceful protests.
The argument that such things “could never happen in Canada” no longer applies.
I am glad to see some of the Conservative premiers oppose Trudeau and hope this could spell an end to his reign.
After this move, he is deeply hated in Canada – but if he has dictatorial power and the use of the police, does it matter? Sadly, there are many people who support dictatorship here.
I am re-posting Epoch Times,True North video on it and a Rebel News articles on it. This is a good discussion from True North:
Below: comment by CPC MP Pierre Poilievre. He is good on all points except for his statement against blockades. He gives one hope that his part (CPC) may be able to force Trudeau to back down and end this and agree to end the mandates (one hopes). It’s hard to say at this point.
Comment (below) by opposition (CPC) leader Candace Bergen. She notes that JT’s approach is the wrong one and that Liberals were against the CPC motion to end the mandates. I’m not with her on wanting to end the protest but she is right that Trudeau’s approach is wrong. He’s made things worse, not better. I think his handlers see this as an opportunity to become a full-fledged dictatorship, a police state, necessary to implement the WEF/CCP vision that the last two years really about.
From MP Randy Hillier, who is an close ally of the trucker movement:
From Ezra Levant, a very good discussion (probably the best statement out, yet). He says it threatens civil liberties:
The Emergencies Act is martial law. But what’s happening in Canada is not an emergency:
Someone commented below this video: “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” – John F Kennedy
and “This is a very sad day for the people of not only Canada, but also the western world. What is it with these power crazed politicians?”
Starting with Scott Moe, provincial premiers began speaking out against the federal government’s potential plan to invoke the Emergencies Act in response to Freedom Convoy protests.
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe has been making headlines recently, first for standing in support of the truckers convoy, then for being the first premier in Canada to announce an end to vaccine passports in their province.
A few other Canadian premiers followed shortly after, with Progressive Conservative Premier Heather Stefanson announcing the planned loosening of restrictions in Manitoba as well.
Now, both premiers, followed perhaps somewhat surprisingly by Quebec Premier Francois Legault, are taking a strong stance on the recent news that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely to invoke the Emergencies Act as a response to the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa and supportive protests happening across the country along the Canada-U.S. border.
Others premiers are rumoured to follow suit.
First, in a statement on Twitter, Premier Moe said:
The illegal blockades must end, but police already have sufficient tools to enforce the law and clear the blockades, as they did over the weekend in Windsor. Therefore, Saskatchewan does not support the Trudeau government invoking the Emergencies Act. If the federal government does proceed with this measure, I would hope it would only be invoked in provinces that request it, as the legislation allows.
The relatively new Conservative premier of Manitoba, Heather Stefanson, also put out an official statement this afternoon, sharing it on Twitter with the caption:
I am proud of Manitoba’s law enforcement officials and have full confidence in them to protect our communities. The proposal from the federal government to use the Emergencies Act is not helpful to the situation at the Emerson Border
Quebec Premier Francois Legault, who has been much more strict on COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates, also spoke up, stating “We don’t want it in Quebec territory.”
Later in the day, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney also announced his opposition to the use of the Emergencies Act.
“This morning I told Prime Minister Trudeau that Alberta’s government is opposed to the invocation of the federal Emergencies Act,” Kenney wrote on Twitter.
“We have all of the legal tools and operational resources required to maintain order. The Act would add no relevant additional powers or resources.”
While the country waits with bated breath for potential military involvement and enforcement in Ottawa and elsewhere, some convoy supporters are now likely breathing a small sign of relief that their premiers do not support this federal over reach upon citizens.
_________________ Douglas Murray on how globalist ideologues Jacinda Arden and Justin Trudeau are morally callous and willing to resort to violence to crush the working class and impose tyrannical rule over them:
President Xi will exploit Canada’s descent into dictatorship and make Canada a satellite of China:
by Noé Chartier and Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times, Feb. 14, 2022
The Canadian federal government has declared a state of emergency due to the ongoing protests against COVID-19 mandates and restrictions by truckers and their supporters.
In a press conference on Feb. 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the protests aren’t peaceful and are harming the economy, while measures are needed to strengthen law enforcement agencies.
[My comment: They are peaceful, actually. As for harming the economy, that’s a disingenuous concern, given that Trudeau’s lockdowns and mantes and profligate spending and irresponsible debt creation did far more harm to the economy than anything in recent memory.]
“On Friday, Ontario invoked a state of emergency to respond to the blockades. This was the responsible and necessary thing to do. Today, to continue building on these efforts, the federal government is ready to use more tools at its disposal to get the situation fully under control,” he said.
Trudeau said the application of the Emergencies Act will be limited in time and will be used in a targeted and proportionate fashion. He added that the act will be used to protect critical infrastructure such as airports and cross-border crossings.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced a number of measures to reduce funding to the protests. These include broadening anti-money laundering measures to crowdfunding platforms and digital currencies. Banks will also be able to freeze accounts of entities involved in the protests.
Freeland also said that for companies whose trucks are used in blockades, their corporate accounts will be frozen and their insurance suspended.
Trudeau is the first prime minister to invoke the Emergencies Act.
In 1988, the Emergencies Act replaced the War Measures Act, which Trudeau’s father, then-Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, used in 1970 during the October Crisis when Quebec separatists kidnapped and killed Quebec cabinet minister Pierre Laporte.
The premiers of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Quebec stated that they don’t support the prime minister’s use of the act.
“We have all of the legal tools and operational resources required to maintain order. The Act would add no relevant additional powers or resources,” Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wrote on Twitter on Feb. 14.
“The illegal blockades must end, but police already have sufficient tools to enforce the law and clear the blockades, as they did over the weekend in Windsor,” Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe wrote on Twitter.
“Therefore, Saskatchewan does not support the Trudeau government invoking the Emergencies Act. If the federal government does proceed with this measure, I would hope it would only be invoked in provinces that request it, as the legislation allows.”
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson also wrote in a tweet that invoking such powers isn’t needed in her province.
“I am proud of Manitoba’s law enforcement officials & have full confidence in them to protect our communities. The proposal from the federal government to use the Emergencies Act is not helpful to the situation at the Emerson Border.”
Quebec Premier François Legault struck a similar stance, saying he doesn’t want the act to apply in Quebec, as it’s an unnecessary and divisive measure, reported La Presse.
In a press conference earlier on Feb. 14, Freedom Convoy organizer Tamara Lich said the protesters will continue demonstrating until their demands are met.
“We will remain peaceful, but planted on Parliament Hill until the mandates are lifted,” Lich said.
Brian Peckford, former premier of Newfoundland who is acting as a spokesperson for the Freedom Convoy, said at the press conference that the protest in Ottawa has been peaceful and questioned the justification for declaring a state of emergency.
“Looking at the situation, especially as it relates to the Convoy 2022, which is here in Ottawa … is peaceful. The streets are clean [and] crime is down since the truckers arrived,” Peckford said.
The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is providing legal representation for the organizers, said in a statement ahead of the declaration that it would “immediately file a court application seeking to overturn such a declaration.”
[That’s encouraging! I truly hope they succeed. The JCCF is doing so much for Canada right now]
“Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau used the War Measures Act in 1970 to deal with violence, kidnapping and murder committed by terrorists in Quebec. Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering using the Emergencies Act to deal with bouncy castles and ball hockey,” Justice Centre litigation director Jay Cameron said in a statement.
“Peaceful protesters who feed the homeless, shovel snow, pick up garbage, dance in the streets, play street hockey, wave Canadian flags, sing the national anthem and set up bouncy castles for children do not ‘seriously endanger the lives, health or safety of Canadians,’ nor are these peaceful activities ‘of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it.’”
The Emergencies Act defines a national emergency as “an urgent and critical situation of a temporary nature that a) seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it, or (b) seriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada.”
The act lists four different types of emergencies: public welfare, public order, international emergency, and war.
Trudeau invoked a Public Order Emergency citing “threats to the security of Canada.”
Typically, an emergency expires in 30 days unless it’s revoked or prolonged by the government.
The act grants powers to the government to strip citizens of the right to assemble if there is a “reasonable expectation” it may lead to a breach of the peace.
Citizens can also be prohibited from traveling to or within designated areas or from using specified property. The government can also assume control of public utilities and services and direct people to render essential services.
In the current context of blockades or occupations, the government will be able to compel tow truck companies to remove vehicles blocking streets or lanes, which they have previously refused to do in relation to the protest in Ottawa.
Failure to comply with the act can lead to, on summary conviction, a fine up to $500 or imprisonment for up to six months, and on indictment, a fine not exceeding $5,000 and imprisonment up to five years.
The City of Ottawa and the province of Ontario have also declared states of emergencies in recent days.
“Freedom is valued not only for its intrinsic worth, but what it costs. And a people to whom liberty is given will never prize it as highly, defend it bravely, or wear it as proudly as a nation that wrenched it from the hand of tyranny.”-Frederick Douglass, 1868
We share your anger and disgust with the government’s misappropriation of power through invoking the Emergencies Act and we unequivocally condemn the same. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families as you wrestle with a dark and troubling season for our nation.
Please familiarize yourself with the contents of the Emergencies Act. It begins by affirming the supremacy of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bill of Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It then defines the nature of the sort of National Emergency that would precipitate this extraordinary and historic action. It outlines one which:
seriously endangers the lives, health or safety of Canadians and is of such proportions or nature as to exceed the capacity or authority of a province to deal with it, orseriously threatens the ability of the Government of Canada to preserve the sovereignty, security and territorial integrity of Canada
Neither has been the case. Worse, vast powers are being seized by a petulant government that has refused any dialogue whatsoever, throughout.
So what now?
We take a deep breath. We knew things would get worse before they got better, and here we are. We wake up and put our clothes on, love our families and nurture healthy habits like we did yesterday. Then, 40,000 men and women in Free to Fly ask themselves what they can do, each day, to make a difference.
This may sound hopelessly idealistic, especially when we see repeated and egregious violations of democratic norms. But the goal is defeating authoritarian impulses and if we each impacted 2 others every day for a week, there’d be half a million more wanting to do the same. Doing nothing while slipping into a permanent state of defeatist anger will also change nothing.
So, we relentlessly pursue elected officials, while boldly exercising our God-given freedoms and our Charter rights. We stay informed on the issues and learn to sift facts from rumour. Perhaps we ask respectful questions of friends in positions of power or influence about how they see their role, given what’s happened. Open dialogue and courageous action need to happen more than ever, as we seek to be agents of change.
We prepared this 8-minute video below outlining some of the same. May God keep our land glorious and free:
It makes no difference if you are exercising your legitimate rights and freedoms. Just get a blanket power to cover everything.
Ottawa has less crime since the truckers arrived . Where is the justification??
Anyone who walked the streets of Ottawa these last few day would have to be impressed with the truckers. One person remarked to me how happy everyone seemed to be. Last night others prowled the streets at 9 PM —-how peaceful and clean!! My walks to the Hill to speak all saw peaceful protests , decent people with signs exercising their rights.
This over reach is already opposed by 4 Provinces representing 37% of the country’s population.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms , a Constitutional Measure , is the Supreme Law of Canada, Section 52 of the Constitution Act of 1982. It is there to protect the Rights and Freedoms of all individual Canadians. This is no peril to the state . This is a manufactured fear . Section 1 over ride does not apply.
Even if Section 1 of the Charter applied allowing for override there are four tests Governments have to meet. The first is demonstrably justify . How can the Canadian Government demonstrably justify this applying to Ottawa when the crime rate has gone down since the truckers arrived , who have been helping citizens of Ottawa, and moving trucks from residential areas .
Oh , yes, the power , the over reach —statism out of control
The truckers and those who support them now must make representation to all MP’S and all Senators , all Political Parties in Parliament to stop this madness in the Peoples’ House .
And then we must reestablish the Charter through the courts as being the bastion of freedom for every single Canadian .
Good rant against Trudeau:
The police state in NZ:
Convoy! by Robert E. Wright, American Institute for Economic Research
Americans aged about 45 or older may dimly recall a song from the mid-1970s called “Convoy.” It was a campy part of the genre called Outlaw Country that leveraged the CB radio and lingo (10-4 good buddy) crazes then sweeping the country. I could explain every line to you in intricate detail, even the one about swindle sheets, but here instead concentrate on the song’s climax, when a mighty convoy of a thousand screaming trucks crosses the Jersey line by crashing the toll gate doing 98.
Like Paper Lace’s “The Night Chicago Died,” a pro-po po ballad narrated from the perspective of the son of a police officer involved in an epic shootout with Al Capone’s gang, “Convoy” doesn’t depict a specific incident but rather evokes folk memories to stir the mood of the masses. “Convoy’s” lack of specificity potentially endows the song with a timeless quality, but few have invoked it in reference to the epic convoys currently protesting Canada’s Covid policies in Ottawa and several border crossings. Frankly, Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Going to Take It,” sung here by protestors in Ireland, is much catchier.
But of course the Freedom Convoy is about so much more than finding the right anthem for the anti-mandate movement. What began as a very belated show of mutual commitment has evolved into a grown up version of an “occupy” movement, like the ones that swept major U.S. cities in 2011 and chopped up Seattle and Portland in 2020.
I say “grown up” because the truckers are not living in tents on the sidewalk, snapping their fingers, or chilling in warm weather while making meaningless declarations of independence or vague policy demands. The truckers are honking their horns in dangerously frigid temperatures while seriously disrupting Canada’s domestic and international trade. Most importantly, they have a single, clear and just demand: freedom!
The convoy protestors want freedom from senseless, unscientific Covid restrictions and mandates and freedom from a ruling class that ignores their own rules and treats everyday Canadians with derision and disrespect by painting what are truly mostly peaceful protestors as members of a deranged fringe of white supremacists. Instead of using the protests as a way to save face while lifting their senseless Covid policies, Canada’s leaders have doubled down yet again. That is too easy to do today when the worst that happens to politicians is that they lose their jobs.
Canada has a long, though mostly forgotten, history of protest against corrupt leaders, including the rebellions of 1837-38. Like Americans, Canadians would not hesitate to subject wayward politicians to nightly charivari or “rough music.” In the most egregious cases, they destroyed politicians’ personal property, including torching their houses or pulling them down with ropes, which was safer for neighbors and lowered rebuilding costs. The notion was that politicians must pay, personally, if they, and those who follow them into office, are to relearn the lesson they had forgotten, that they are the servants of the people, not their overlords.
As servants of the people, leaders should resign in disgrace if they ever anger enough people enough to induce them to take extreme actions like blockading the seat of government for weeks. Prime Minister Trudeau fled the capital, not out of fear for his life but out of shame. The moment those 10,000 screaming trucks entered Ottawa, his leadership failure became palpable to all.
But if getting kicked out of office into lucrative book, TV, and speaking deals is all that happens to tyrants, what is to prevent the next PM, like the new governor of New York, from continuing unconscionable and failed policies? I recently suggested “fizzlicking” (replacing) failed health agencies, but what can be done with their leaders?
Nobody wants to contemplate violence, even libertarians who know the non-aggression principle is a tit-for-tat strategy and not absolute pacifism. So I am going to suggest, once again, implementation of a bonding mechanism. Instead of a mere oath to uphold the Constitution (or Canada’s Charter of Rights), politicians should pledge their entire net worth that they will not violate the law. That should make them timid when it comes to policy experimentation, like lockdowns and forced mass vaccination during a pandemic, which is exactly the check the people need.
Videos . . .
Health officials and politicians and teachers groups that made them wear masks committed child abuse. The children were never in danger from the virus. The government was just trying to socially condition them to be obedient to the state, which compromised their health and immunity (masks are damaging psychologically and physiologically). Those who pushed the mandates should lose their jobs. The key ones should be prosecuted.
“So basically, this is a long war we’re all in, a very serious war and we are starting to win this first big battle but not without huge casualties.”
This is a must-watch video by a soldier, Major Stephen Chledowski, about why the mandates are wrong are tyranny:
This video was originally on Youtube but earlier today they censored it:
WINDSOR—ICE agents are overwhelmed as thousands of desperate refugees from Canada have flooded the U.S. northern border to claim asylum. The crowd, now numbering in the tens of thousands, is attempting to escape fierce political oppression by Fidel Castro’s tyrant son in Ottawa.
“Hey, come on there buddy, just let us in, eh?” said asylum-seeker Tim Pokadoke. “So sorry to bug ya but Trudeau’s killin’ us up here, ya know?”
Intelligence experts confirmed that Canadians are facing unprecedented political and religious persecution. They also confirmed early intelligence reports that indicated Trudeau is a “sad, scared little girly man who has to oppress working people to feel like a big boy.”
Canadians at the border are hoping their requests for asylum will be granted so they may breathe the sweet, pure air of American freedom.
UPDATE: U.S. officials informed the Canadian refugees that the border was closed and that they would have to sail down to the southern border and cross there like everyone else.
UNITED STATES—After nearly two years of life-altering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders across the nation are granting citizens a slow return to normalcy after hearing the wonderful news that the indisputable, irrefutable, unquestionable, unchanging SCIENCE is changing again.
“While this isn’t the first time incontrovertible SCIENCE has turned out to be controvertible, we don’t want anyone to assume that undebatable SCIENCE should ever be seen as debatable because it is not,” said CNN’s medical expert Dr. Leana Wen while sticking a butter knife in a toaster. “Yes, the unmistakable SCIENCE on masks, vaccine effectiveness, treatments, lockdowns, and comorbidities was actually mistaken, but don’t forget that this pandemic has been prolonged only because people doubted the SCIENCE.”
The abrupt change in unchanging SCIENCE has occurred at a serendipitous time for democrat politicians heading into midterms, as recent polls have shown an overwhelming desire to no longer be ruled by strict, ever-changing SCIENCE-based policies.
This new variant of unvarying SCIENCE may be seen as vindication for the thousands of medical experts who were summarily shamed, berated, mistreated, discredited, demoted, or even fired for ever doubting the indubitable SCIENCE or ever suggesting the SCIENCE may change, which it has done and continues to do.
“I suppose I feel vindicated. I hope our nation finally remembers that SCIENCE has always been an ever-changing, imperfect process of seeking answers about our physical world,” said one former doctor from his cardboard home deep in a hobo camp.
The rally, in downtown Halifax (Nova Scotia, Canada) was held to support the freedom from tyrannical government mandates: mask and Covid vaccine mandates and passports.
This province still suffers from all three, needlessly. Nova Scotians are unique in Canada in suffering a ban on protests along the highways to support the freedom convoy: a little gift from our overly authoritarian Premier.
The event had roughly a thousand people at its peak but the mainstream media (CTV in particular) misrepresented it as having many fewer. They also gave an inordinate amount of attention to the small counter-protest at the fringes of the event.
Despite this, the feeling at the rally was celebratory and happy. The freedom movement is growing in leaps and bounds. Every time Trudeau speak against “the fringe minority” our numbers grow. Ironically, Trudeau has united Canadians against medical tyranny.
In a strange way he may have done more to spark a revival of Canadian patriotism than any politician in modern times — simply by being a tyrant and by trying to destroy Canada. It has awakened our love of Canada and the feeling that we need to save it from destruction.
Links to photos of previous freedom rallies in Halifax:
The rally started in Peace and Friendship Park downtown.
Above: Trudeau accused the freedom movement of holding “unacceptable views.”
Below: He also accused us being a “small fringe minority” even though the freedom movement in Canada now numbers in the millions.
Canadian flags on hockey sticks have become a favourite symbol of the movement.
A few policemen were there but these rallies are peaceful and there were no incidents.
There were numerous fur people in support of freedom
“Political dinosaurs love mandates.” That would make Premier Tim Houston and health commissioner for Nova Scotia, Robert Strang, political dinosaurs.
Above: there were several people who had taken the mRNA shots but object to the mandates. Freedom of medical choice is paramount in a civil society. Liberal democracies are predicated on the consent of the governed. If we do not consent, and are forced, that’s tyranny.
Above: This sign is a reference to a Christian argument against use of coerced mRNA injections, as per 1 Corinthians 3:16-17, 6:19 and 2 Corinthians 6:16. See this letter of exemption.
Above: more hockey stick patriots.
Below: these patriotic Canadians then marched from the park along Barrington street towards Halifax City Hall.
Above: “Stop violating the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. End Vaccine Mandates”
Above: verses from the Canadian National Anthem: “O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love in all thy sons command. With glowing hearts we see thee rise, The True North strong and free! From far and wide, O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land glorious and free! O Canada, we stand on guard for thee. O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.”
Above: her sign is addressed to Trudeau.
Above: the sign says “Where there is risk, there must be choice.” The mRNA injections have a high-risk safety profile, with many known adverse events. They should not be coerced.
Above: Mr. Canada, a true patriot standing on guard.
Above: these gas cans are now a symbol of protest because the Ottawa police took away the truckers’ fuel.
Above: the freedom movement is diverse and includes people of different political views and lifestyles, including ethical veganism. See my article on Covid and animal rights.
Above: the sign says “No Dr. Strang, No Trudeau, No more government dictatorship.”
Above: “Division is not love. Segregation is not Canadian”
Above: this fellow is hitching a ride to Ottawa to join the movement there.
Above: “It’s not about health” This is a reference to the fact that the mandates are not really about protecting public health or fighting disease as much as they’re about profit and power for the ruling elite.
Above: the people with masks are employees of the mainstream media.
Above: there was some dance music and dancing.
Above: “Proud member, fringe minority”
Above: “Freedom isn’t free. Time to fight for it … again”
Above: There has been a First Nations presence at the freedom rallies. Sorry for the poor camera focus in some of the shots,
This gentleman has a good sense of humour. We chatted for a bit. “Let’s go Brenda” is a play on “Let’s go Brandon.” I’ve also heard “Let’s go Brandeau.”
Above: “Enough is enough! End all mandates!”
Above: “Taking back our freedoms! We stand with freedom fighters!”
Above: “Integrity in Journalism”
There was a scuffle when a counter-protestor with a sign against “white nationalism” tried to storm the stage. You can see the edge of the sign. There were about half a dozen counter protestors but CTV tv misleadingly said there were “dozens” and at the same time tried to diminish our numbers in its biased report.
After the convoy, few people in Canada trust the legacy media anymore. It’s time for it to be defunded and held to account for its lies and deceptions — which robbed us our freedoms and killed many people in the process (through lockdown deaths and vaccine deaths).
Above: the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. “We bleed for thee” is a play on “we stand on guard for thee” in the National Anthem. Over the last two years an untold number of Canadians (thousands) died and suffered due to medical tyranny imposed on us from the ruling elites pursuing their Great Reset at our expense.
Above, right: activism against masking of children.
Above: chalking is a fun way to stand up for the truth.