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Truckers to government: We are not your lab rats any more

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● The Canadian truckers and their supporters held a press conference February 7, 2022, for the media who despise them:

● The Ottawa police chief took credit in part for the GoFundMe cancellation. The cancellation actually made very little difference because money isn’t the big need. Supplies from supporters in the community appear from nowhere. The struggle is getting the Trust the Science elite to quit listening to international freakouts and listen to reality on the ground instead.

That said, the GiveSendGo organization that now accepts donations for the truckers reports, “We’ve seen nearly 10 million bots trying to overwhelm our servers in just the past two hours. Though this has caused issues for the platform, we will not let it stand in the way of providing a safe and effective means of fundraising for our campaign owner[s] across the globe.”

● Ottawa towing companies are refusing to tow the truckers: “All tow-truck operators on contract with the City of Ottawa have refused to remove the heavy vehicles associated with the ‘Freedom Convoy’ from the downtown core, the city manager says.” Maybe the contempt and indifference of an elite progressive government isn’t as inspiring to the masses of lab rats as the elite have thought.

● The airlines are beginning to tire of the imposed recession. “Interim CEO Harry Taylor said travel advisories and testing requirements were meant to be temporary, but that after two years the industry crisis has come to a head. ‘It is disappointing that Canada remains stagnant in its approach and continues to make travel inaccessible and punitive for Canadians and inbound tourists,’ he said Monday.”

● Ottawa businesses that obediently closed during the demonstrations lost a lot of money: “Apparently, the people running these restaurants believed the narrative that the demonstrators were prone to vandalism and violence.” Actually, the restaurants would have been in competition with all the free food offered but, even so, lots of people would have just gone out to dinner and let the homeless have the free food. “Oh, and the handful of restaurants that are not shuttered? Business has never been better. Lineups of customers literally stretch out the doors. And guess what? There has been no reports of barbarism erupting.”

● One of Justin Trudeau’s own MPs has broken rank and is calling for an end to the COVID crazy: “Liberal MP Joël Lightbound gave a solo press conference this morning to call on his own government to lift COVID-19 restrictions and to change its ‘divisive’ tone on the issue.” The opposition party, formerly echoing the government, has followed up: “When it comes to lockdowns and mandates, we’re seeing things change very quickly and rightly so,” Bergen added, noting recent comments from Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Theresa Tam that vaccine mandates should be “reevaluated.”

● Elite-driven slanders, hyped in Canadian media, continue: “Freedom Convoy truckers say Trudeau and North America’s liberal media are falsely demonizing them as ultra-right-wing crazies. And after spending a week in their midst, the Mail’s reporter can only conclude these peaceful, good-natured protestors are 100% correct about that – if nothing else” Also: “Trudeau accused of fueling anger after claiming anti-vax protesters are ‘waving swastikas’

Justin, baby, relax. What you saw might have been the flag of the province of Saskatchewan or something. It’s hard to see clearly when you are peeking out from hiding, shouting insults, and not meeting anybody. Now go get your beauty sleep.

● The message is getting through: Saskatchewan (province) will end mandates February 13. Alberta (province) is caving too. Quebec (province) plans to lift most restrictions by March 14.

● An Alberta MLA, visiting one of the standoffs at Coutts, Alberta, says, the Convoys have inspired the world to fight for freedom. ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests Are Spreading Throughout World as Truckers Lead the Fight Against Mandates.

Meanwhile, in the United States, four governors are dumping mask mandates: “For those with short-term memory loss, to advocate for individual responsibility was — until five minutes ago — to wish for the death of grandmothers everywhere. Now it’s science, apparently.”

● Longtime indie publisher Ezra Levant explains the hatred and contempt Canadian media feel for the truckers and their followers in an epic thread (February 8, 2022):

1. The first thing to know about the media is that they’re lazy. They’d rather re-write a government press release than get up from their desk and report from the field — especially when it’s -20° out.

So they repeat Trudeau’s lie that the truckers are racist and sexist.

…2— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) February 8, 2022

2. The second thing to know is that in Canada, more than 99% of journalists receive a payment from Justin Trudeau. Here’s the list of the journalists who took Trudeau’s $61 million pre-election pay-off: https://t.co/loGh7YgWqV

It’s more than 99% of working journalists.— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) February 8, 2022

3. There is an illusion of media competition in Canada, but it’s an oligopoly. Postmedia — the largest recipient of Trudeau’s media bail-out — owns every English-language daily newspaper in Canada, except two. And even they just run the same wire copy as their competitors.— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) February 8, 2022

4. And Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster is larger than all other news media combined. Every non-CBC journalist tailors their work so that, if they’re laid off, they can get hired at the CBC, since it’s “too big to fail”. It’s the last resort.— Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) February 8, 2022

There was never any chance you were going to find out what was happening from the legacy Canadian media. They’re more likely embedded with the police than the truckers. For news value, you need the few independents who don’t take the government’s cash.

● How did elite progressives and their media court flatterers come to despise working Canadians so much that they actually tripped a Big Switch in Canada? Commentator Roger Simon talks about the Frankfurt School and offers, “The yawning gap between them and the people they lord over has become too great. People are sickened, as they should be, by the arrogance.”

● The last word in elite cluelessness belongs to Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson: “It’s disturbing when you see the protest turning into what looks like some kind of a fun carnival, where they’ve got bouncy castles and hot tubs and saunas, a complete insult to the people who are putting up with this nonsense for the last seven days, and it shows a great deal of insensitivity,” …

Mr. Watson, kids – who are not at significant risk via COVID – have been in elite progressive COVID-19 jail for years. Soon, other parents are also going to get red-pilled and start liberating their kids from Trust the Science! jail. And trust them to think they have the right to ask some hard questions.

Summary: The reason people are laughing, smiling, and dancing here is this: It started with the truckers and the mandates. But the message is now much bigger: Canada belongs to the people of Canada, not to the internationalist elite who despise us. And don’t get us started on “Trust the Science!” After all, we’re Canadians. We would not want to be rude.


You may also wish to read:

Let us listen to Dr. Robert Malone, dissenting expert, on the COVID-19 crisis

and, for what’s happening in suddenly famous Canada:

The police swoop in Ottawa: The Constitution? Old news now. “Trust the science!” is starting to show its totalitarian face in Canada — but, as they slowly learn the facts, citizens are standing their ground, From the comments: “Canadians: ‘Be polite when you are being arrested.’ u guys rock!” (Sure, commenter. Canada belongs to the people of Canada. And this is how free people fight back. Serfs, by contrast, destroy things and attack people because they have no stake in a free and prosperous society.)

and

What I saw at the Freedom Convoy in downtown Victoria It was all friendly; people were having a good time. There was no violence; I heard no racial epithets and saw no racial insignia. So if media tell you that it is really about white nationalism, etc., remember that the legacy Canadian media are in fact supported to stay in business by the federal government. Because few depend on them for news any more.

22 Replies to “Truckers to government: We are not your lab rats any more

  1. 1
    polistra says:

    In NYC some upperclass moms, who have enough wealth and influence to be heard, are getting serious. Mayors can squash low-caste truckers, but mayors are a bit more hesitant to squash hedge fund executives.

    https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/revenge-of-the-covid-moms

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    Silver Asiatic says:

    Those upperclass ladies created the progressive nightmare that is NY City. But now they don’t like what their choices have done to their own kids – so it’s time to get angry and demand change.
    In any case, it’s good to see some enlightenment arising. The fact that Kathy Hochul doesn’t wear a mask while imposing it on everyone else, shouldn’t be the reason why you’re getting angry now. But that’s the emotional drama that seems to run everything now.
    That’s how the left takes over: First win over the emotions. Then infiltrate the culture. Then lock the doors.

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    jerry says:

    There is the wonderful image of two six foot Ottawa policemen dragging a 4’8” 78 year old man away because he honked his horn.

    Would post a link to photo except on a cruise in Dominican Republic and internet is limited.

    Here it is

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10491879/Moment-elderly-man-cuffed-arrested-two-Canadian-cops-HONKING-judge-outlawed-it.html

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    Scamp says:

    Jerry:
    There is the wonderful image of two six foot Ottawa policemen dragging a 4’8” 78 year old man away because he honked his horn.

    If he honked his horn he can be jailed for two years less a day and a $5,000 fine. Are you suggesting that the police should ignore people who flagrantly break the law?

    Would post a link to photo except on a cruise in Dominican Republic and internet is limited.

    Have fun on your cruise. I am looking out my window at a couple feet of snow. I am jealous.

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    jerry says:

    If he honked his horn he can be jailed for two years less a day and a $5,000 fine. Are you suggesting that the police should ignore people who flagrantly break the law

    Yes!!

    Any sensible person would suggest that. One of the most egregious laws I ever heard of.

    He should become a national hero.

  6. 6
    Scamp says:

    Jerry:
    Yes!!

    Any sensible person would suggest that. One of the most egregious laws I ever heard of.

    Are you suggesting that contempt of court is an egregious law?

  7. 7
    jerry says:

    Are you suggesting that contempt of court is an egregious law?

    In this particular situation, yes.

    The behavior of the police was conspicuously offensive in this example which is revealing about some of those who become police. And those directing how the police should act. How anyone could defend this is beyond me?

    Aside: apparently this offense took place before the court order. But that is irrelevant.

  8. 8
    News says:

    Scamp and all: The Ottawa police are trying out their new role as the police of a totalitarian state in a world run by China, not the U.S.. Their main problem is that they do not yet have a totalitarian-friendly population and they may never get one if things keep going the way they are. Maybe some of the younger ones can learn Chinese and move to China.

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    jerry says:

    What has Canadian truckers wrought

    CANADA – Alberta! – The truckers did it.

    Vaccine mandates and vaccine passports scrapped from Monday. Now That’s people power.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1491311314308075522

    EUROPE – Truckers and supporters from Helsinki, Belgium, France, Italy & Netherlands, this is an international protest of workers, all heading to Brussels.

    https://mobile.twitter.com/BernieSpofforth/status/1490828488680505345

    90,000 #USA truckers registered for Convoy to Washington

    This is a week old so not sure what latest is

    https://mobile.twitter.com/elizifferblatt/status/1488575339404140545

    How to avoid police taking your gas cans away.

    Amazing moment with some sly tactics. Citizens on foot bring gas cans to the Canadian truckers… but only every third can is full allowing a fun shell game in case they get stopped.

    https://twitter.com/justin_hart/status/1491243893408792576

    Inspired by the truckers in Ottawa and fuelled by social media, anti-vaccine mandate protesters plan to swoop down on Paris and other European capitals this weekend as part of the “European Freedom Convoy.”

    https://twitter.com/globeandmail/status/1491538391451774981

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    Scamp says:

    Jerry:
    What has Canadian truckers wrought

    Sorry Jerry. You should learn a little more about Canadian politics. Alberta’s decision was by a premier who has mishandled the COVID issue from day one. Back in the summer he opened up everything and removed masking requirements before they should have. The result was COVID swamping the hospitals and ICUs. At the peak of this they had physiotherapists staffing ICUs because the doctors and nurses were overwhelmed.

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    Scamp says:

    News:
    Scamp and all: The Ottawa police are trying out their new role as the police of a totalitarian state in a world run by China, not the U.S..

    Exaggerate much?

  12. 12
    News says:

    Scamp at 11, not exaggerating at all. Trudeau is an admirer of Castro and the attitude seeps down. I’m told that Jason Kenney is at a 20% approval rating, probably because he morphed into an authoritarian creep.

    You may like that sort of thing. Growing numbers of Canadians, having experienced it, don’t.

    Science as a cover for authoritarianism or totalitarianism will always be better for the authoritarianism or totalitarianism than for science.

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    Scamp says:

    News:
    I’m told that Jason Kenney is at a 20% approval rating, probably because he morphed into an authoritarian creep.

    No, Kenney’ slow approval rating started long before his lock downs. In fact, they are because of his lack of action.

    Science as a cover for authoritarianism or totalitarianism will always be better for the authoritarianism or totalitarianism than for science.

    Yet ignoring science comes at a huge cost.

    I have no problem with protesting the restrictions. Open discussions are always good. But the tactics being used by the trucker convoy is counterproductive at best, and extremely destructive at worst.

    They don’t want a discussion or a negotiation. They want nothing short of overthrowing a democratically elected government.

  14. 14
    News says:

    Scamp, if you call the arrest of pastors “lack of action.” I don’t think there is much point discussing the topic.

    For anyone reading this: Obviously, if Kenney’s low approval rating were really due to lack of action, his behavior since then should have raised it. But it hasn’t. The only thing that may keep him in power now is that his shrieking opposition might well be worse and much more irrational.

    Anyone who believes that the truckers are trying to overthrow the government has either not been paying attention or is determined to push that story no matter what.

    I will be most interested to see if there is another Convoy in Victoria on Saturday. A walk down Douglas Street on a sunny day will be fun. Friendly crowds and fewer masks all the time among the bystanders too….

  15. 15
    Scamp says:

    News:
    For anyone reading this: Obviously, if Kenney’s low approval rating were really due to lack of action, his behavior since then should have raised it.

    Really? Do you think Trudeau’s approval rating would increase if he lifted all mandates and restrictions?

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    Scamp says:

    Further to

    News:
    I’m told that Jason Kenney is at a 20% approval rating, probably because he morphed into an authoritarian creep.

    Undoubtedly a premier’s response to COVID will play a part in their approval rating. And most have probably declined due to COVID fatigue. But Francois Legault, who has imposed the strictest COVID restrictions of any premier, has an approval rating of 55%. Go figure.
    https://infogram.com/jan-2022-premier-approval-1ho16vomgepx84n

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    jerry says:

    Has Biden read the tea leaves and become a Trucker?

    I think I know how this trucker rebellion is going to end. Hear me out.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1491582230216548357.html

    Will Biden declare an end to the pandemic and then blame Republicans as obstructionist for not letting it end sooner?

    If anything, Canadian and a large percentage of American understanding as indicated by polls shows how uninformed they are about the virus. They actually believe the press.

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    Scamp says:

    Further to the impacts of the protest.

    Wildeboer, 62, the chairman of Martinrea International, which produces components for every global automaker, said Wednesday that the protests are within hours of halting some of his production lines. The company’s engine blocks, transmissions, subframes and brake lines can be found in GM Sierra pickup trucks, Ford Escapes and Jeep Grand Cherokees.

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    jerry says:

    Here is what this is all about. It has nothing to do with vaccines or the virus. It is about political control.

    During the pandemic lockdowns, the email jobs caste loved to talk about essential workers, and luxuriated in public displays of gratitude for them. But this caste of genteel urbanites never realised that this choice of nomenclature was in fact much more meaningful — and ominous – than they understood. Some people, it seems, simply are critical to the functioning of the economy, pandemic or no pandemic. Once those people — and truck drivers are perhaps the most critical of them all — start to demand to be listened to, they have ways to make those demands felt.

    For the Left, the problem of the truckers is their newfound political independence. Nostalgia really is a thing of the past now; the dinosaurs that were thought long extinct are back now, and they are hungry. Gone are the halcyon days of dreaming about halcyon days – where serious working class militancy was just a distant myth.

    The real danger of any trucker’s strike, or any pilot’s walkout, or any fuel tax protest in Europe, is that every new confrontation sets a precedent: a precedent that says that the Gord Magills are done taking orders from the Nora Letos of the world.

    https://unherd.com/2022/02/how-the-left-betrayed-the-truckers/

    In other words the working class does not need the community organizers anymore. And the community organizing class is upset that the prols don’t know their place any longer. That’s what’s happening in Ottawa.

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    Scamp says:

    Who said that government has not listened to the truckers?

    https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/ontario-introduces-legislation-to-prevent-illegal-blockades-at-border-crossings-1.5827654

    I’m pretty sure this isn’t what the truckers envisioned.

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    JHolo says:

    Just to remind people that the repercussions of the trucker protest are still ongoing.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/patrick-king-bail-review-april-14-2022-1.6419581

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