last night at midnight, a “state of emergency” went into effect in ottawa proving once more that if you grant government excess powers in emergencies, they will inevitably claim such exigency any time they want more power or when your rights become inconvenient.
this was used as pretext to send in heavily armed police to steal fuel and supplies from the protesters, arrest peaceful people, and erect blockades to stop the flow of food, water, fuel, and support to the protesters.
all manner of rank hypocrisy, double standard, and tactical morality was on display.
it’s important that the world see this so that they may know just what sort of people we are dealing with here.
the would seek to inflict misery by force onto those who fail to comply with their demands on bodily integrity and then when peacefully opposed using a more benign version of the same tactic, they once more resort to force.
because those who cannot convince, compel.
there is a name for governance like this.
it is not “deriving one’s just powers from the consent of the governed.”
if you would like to understand every possible meaning of the phrase “self-deluded irony” watch as the literal architects of
lockdowns, forced masking, and business and school closures,
vilification of those who fail to comply and the terrorization and deliberate infliction of misery upon of any who refuse to submit,
the destruction of two years of lives and livelihoods to chase failed pseudoscientific plans rooted in taking the rights and freedoms of the people through abuse of unaccountable agencies and an oppressive state
attempt to brand people simply demanding their freedom back as insurrectionists and cast themselves as protectors of the very people they seek to subjugate.
“tone deaf” does not even begin to describe it.
they might as well just scream “that’s our job! only we get to bully and force!”
this is the commentary of diane deans, city council member. (transcribed by me.)
dianne sounds like she wants to go to war. every bit of framing here is militarized and evokes violence. (of course, ms deans will not be among the fighters. she has people for that.)
“we are on day 8 of this occupation. our city is under siege. this group is emboldened by the lack of enforcement by every level of government. they are terrorizing our residents, torturing them with incessant honking, threatening them, and preventing them from leading their lives. people cannot go to work or open their businesses. the cannot sleep, walk, shop, go to medical appointments or enjoy their neighborhood.this group is a threat to our democracy. this is a nationwide insurrection.this is madness.we need a concrete plan to put an end to this now.”
“we are on day 8 of this occupation. our city is under siege. this group is emboldened by the lack of enforcement by every level of government. they are terrorizing our residents, torturing them with incessant honking, threatening them, and preventing them from leading their lives. people cannot go to work or open their businesses. the cannot sleep, walk, shop, go to medical appointments or enjoy their neighborhood.
this group is a threat to our democracy.
this is a nationwide insurrection.
this is madness.
we need a concrete plan to put an end to this now.”
sorry diane, but all i see is this:
you’re not seeking freedom for people. you’re seeking a return to being the one holding the whip hand of their oppression and you are willing to use force against peaceful people to do so.
and that makes you a villain.
you and others like you did this with your nasty, small minded smug little tyrannies. you turned every level of government into an apparatus of oppression and you turned it upon we the people.
you closed the schools and the businesses because of your fear and superstitious beliefs in snake oil mitigations and your desire to wreck things so they could be “built back better.”
you showed no respect for the rights to personal choice, human agency, or bodily integrity and yet now you would wrap yourself in their mantle and claim to be their champion?
you sought to make others miserable to bend them to your will.
not so fun on the receiving end, is it?
you are not a champion of civil society.
you are its underminer and you are getting ready to call for violence against people who want nothing but to be left alone.
they have tried to speak to you. they have tried to negotiate with you. and you have refused.
instead you backed them into a corner and poisoned civil discourse.
you did this.
everything you just said (and then some) could far more aptly be said of you.
i mean, is “threatening them, and preventing them from leading their lives. people cannot go to work or open their businesses” ringing any bells here? because it ought to be.
this has been the overt platform of the vaccine mandate policy. how can you possibly not see this?
your desperation and delusion are on display for all to see.
bouncy castles and genuinely peaceful protests are not an insurrection.
the insurrection was how outlandishly government overstepped its bounds and become inimical to basic human agency and thriving. it is the just right of any free human to oppose such predation.
this is the backlash of your theft of liberty.
i seem to recall that many of you had some pretty concrete plans for the “intolerables.”
turnabout is fair play.
of course, fair play is not in your vocabulary, is it?
you will oppose peace with violence and return to systems of bio-apartheid while farcically mouthing words like “inclusion.”
astonishingly, the very police used to enforce these actions against vaccine mandates are, themselves, exempted from vaccine mandates.
not much of a moral high ground, is it?
you simply cannot make this stuff up.
and yet here they come, armed and unwilling to submit to that which they will enforce.
we get to opt out. you do not, so stop resisting.
there is a word for those who steal from others at gunpoint.
in any sort of just state, it is not “police.”
if this looks like a system working to you, then you’ve shown your hand on just how despicable your systemic vision is and how antithetical to the the concept of rights.
but everyone is watching.
how do you think you’re going to look?
there is a also name for governments that must use force to suppress their own people.
it’s not “the good guys”…
perhaps you can prevail for a time. perhaps not.
but this sort of suppression only fuels movements for liberty.
i had not, until now, felt a need to donate to this group. but now i do.
i hope that many others like me will feel similarly.
you are not fighting “extremists.” you ARE the extremists.
you are fighting your own people who are simply asking to be allowed to live in peace.
and that sort of system will not prevail for long.
your taking of fuel fuels our determination.
be a shame if people responded by bringing more trucks.
The number one takeaway of the last 2 years is simple and clear: we must remove emergency powers from our law books. Or, at an absolute minimum, make them very hard to enact and only for very specific criteria and with very, very limited timeframes. What the city of Ottawa is doing to my peaceful, liberty-minded countrymen is a disgrace to all we stand for in this country. And why I doubled my GiveSendGo contribution.
I suspect there are military experts in the Convoy and trust they are preparing strategic responses to this (latest) provocation by the government. The challenge is keeping it non-violent... especially when the government is so willing to use violence against the protestors.
These Brownshirts need to be put on notice. Pronto.
In “Letter to a Colluder” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-colluder-stop-enabling), I cited the Niagara Police Department as an example of courageous refusal to enforce tyrannical measures against the people. They formed the Niagara Regional Police United for Human Rights group and issued the following statement:
“Niagara: We stand behind you. We stand beside you. And if you need us to, we will stand in front of you. Discrimination has no place in Niagara, Ontario, or Canada. We took an oath to uphold the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and respect everyone in this Country which thrives in diversity and inclusivity. We hear you, and we are here for ALL of you.”
Would that the Ottawa police had such integrity.
ONLY THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT here in Ottawa is “under occupation”. Its a damm small part of the city. Medical appointments wtf is she talking about? It’s all government offices. Most bureaucrats have been working from home for 2yrs anyway.
The city has not sanded or salted the sidewalks. A guy broke his leg yesterday and I almost went down 3 or 4 times. Where is the concern for our safety?
As for the other clip they did not take much but a slip tank. They legally cannot take Jerry cans. You are allowed 200l max fuel storage so anything over that (ie slip tank) they legally can seize. But coming in fully armed? Holy shit is this Canada anymore?
They're fighting a non-violent war. Supply lines and logistics are like Rule #1. The initial response from the police was pretty lackadaisical so the protestors were lazy. It's time to upgrade and obfuscate the supply system. The protest won't last without it.
Why, oh why, did I know what Dianne Deans was going to look like before I even saw her pic? Why?
The city councillor via the use of Ottawa police removing the ability of the truckers to keep warm, not only for themselves but for their families they have brought with including children. What kind of government sets out to intentionally harm its citizens including children? Although they already have done this with the injections and now feel they can get away with harming their citizens whenever they feel like it. Just like Brandon is doing.
amazing what the Canadian government is doing to its people. at this point elections may not be a solution, a more timely solution is needed...
The escalation ladder is in place now. The biofascists will play to their audience -- the Cult -- as they gradually up the pain threshold. Maybe the cops will resist, but I doubt it. Time to call for a general strike, not just truckers, who have real power due to their ability to stop transport, but everyone.
Diane Deans can go f*** herself, get a life instead of running ours and the Ottawa PD should be ashamed of themselves-stand down and tell your so called bosses to blow it out their a**. We are free men and women and we ain't going to take it anymore and if you try and force us, you have no idea what hell we can rage against the machine. We will not obey you, we will not hear you, we will do what we have to in order to shut you down.
Every police officer who agrees to participate in this tyranny needs to be photographed and have his or her name and badge number taken down. Then that information needs to be made public.
I believe in peaceful Civil Disobedience. Before Texas came to its senses and repealed covid mandates, I'd be the sole #unmuzzled person in a sea of masks. Some folks & managers screamed at me (I now #boycott #Sprouts), but I was accepted at most stores and never feared the vitriol hurled at me by Luddites: I was armed and quietly walked away from these confrontations.
R Heinlein once wrote, "An armed society is a polite society." Well, given what I've experienced lately it's not necessarily polite, but at least the mob will pause for a moment before rushing me.
Australia defanged its denizens (denied citizens) in the 1990s. Canada continues to strip its hapless population of firearms to protect them from themselves, — 17 2.2021, "Government of Canada introduces new firearms legislation to protect Canadian communities," is.gd/YdS6E6
Remember #BigBrother & the #NannyState have your best interests at ❤️, — that's why they're running the largest #Mengele experiment in #Faucist history on millions of unsuspecting children.
In the long run, little gets delivered without these truckers. If they are treated poorly, do you think they are going back to work because the government says so? Is that a long term government strategy? Good grief, we have truly seen the absolute stupidity of elected idiots. In the US, I’m not sure why they don’t just stop delivering to the DC area and see how long this lasts.
Seems to me we're in that dangerous (surreal) end-stage of the collapse of a totalitarian system, and we've seen this before. The anarchy that has been flowing from 'the elites' of the planet has been met - finally - with coherent and resounding resistance across the globe.
But this is that point where anything can happen, including outright chaos.
If you think these Marxists in Ottawa (and across the rest of the planet) are just going to acquiesce and let go of the power they've conferred on themselves, then, respectfully, you don't understand history and what is coming next...and it seems that most folks are basically sleep-walking into a conflict they really don't understand.
Because this isn't 'just' a stance against Ottawa; it's an alignment against the wealthiest on the planet who have been funding academia, defense and intelligence, media and the 'deep state' unelected/unaccountable hiding in the shadows of multiple countries.
Everything you're watching play out in Ottawa is meant to protect the wealth, and the power of these folks, and they aren't going to give it up without a very REAL fight.
Truckers could end it in a hurry. Just stop driving. Park your rigs. Widespread urban unrest in maybe 3 days after that?
Not just bringing more trucks, but redeploying them to blockade every major transportation artery into the city with more big rigs and tractors than can possibly be moved.
Then blockade power stations, port facilities, and roll rigs onto airport runways.
Then start blocking smaller roads.
In three to five days the shelves will be empty, the gas pumps dry and the trapped rulers will start to behave like the vermin they are.
Be sure the pigs fire the first shots and it is all captured on camera for the world to see.
Bring the fucking government to its knees, and then kick it to the curb.
I wonder if it might be better to move on to actions like wide spread strikes and sick outs. The authorities can attack and disperse protests, especially in difficult climates like Canadian winter where they are depending on delivery of supplies. They can arrest key leaders and fog up leadership communications. They can commit false flag acts of violence.
With general strikes, they simply cannot force people to perform their work. I do believe that it is true they want to crash global markets and blame it on covid to cover for the inevitable crash of 12 years of bubble inflation by central banks; however, the more important focus for now is to break the stranglehold that the elites have on government power.
Waking up normal people won't happen by anything like a protest, which relies largely on news coverage for impact and reach. Perhaps total market dysfunction and the the disruption of many services might penetrate the veil of media propaganda more effectively.
From some of the twit comments it's pretty clear that many of the kool aid drinkers don't know what the protest is really about. They don't understand that at it's core it's about being made to have something injected into one's body that one doesn't want in order to keep one's job.
Forcing or coercing someone to take something into their body that they don't want is a form of assault, a form of rape. It is unethical and immoral. To
those who say --- "Well I took the shot so it's no big deal" --- you consented. It is a bit like saying --- "I had sex with my partner so what right do others have to complain if my partner forces sex on them."
Have these people lost the ability to think? Are they that party trained? Are they that loyal to the tribe they identify with that they will support whatever the tribal leaders say?
If all the current elected officials in Ottawa find themselves unelected in the future. The first thing the newly elected officials should do, is find every single officer that is willing follow these orders against peaceful citizens, and fire their ass, no pension, nothing. Their services are no longer needed.
Canada needs a trucker's strike: nothing gets delivered until all mandates are ended.
If Canada uses armed force to crack down on the peaceful protesters, we as their freedom loving neighbor to the south should immediately invade Canada to liberate the people from their tyrannical government. Threats of invasions seem to be popular right now in the world.
I am writing my Senator right now to at least call for economic sanctions against Canada if they use force against the Freedom Convoy. Isn't that what our state department keeps saying, we need to support freedom around the world. That includes Canada. Regime change now.
Thank you for trying Canada. It's more than we have done here in the US. We like our new chains.
For most sensible cats, insurrection basically amounts to "I'm not interested in living under your rules". It does not translate to "I don't want to live under your rules but I want to make my own AND rule over you". There's a big f$#&in' difference.
So when a thousand trucks clogging the city run out of fuel, what's the plan again?
I donated a couple of hours ago. The more they push, the more determined I am not to move an inch.
"no summer of love for you"
Oh man. The police...
"I was just following orders..."
This is not going to end well, at all.
We ask, they ignore.
We ask again, they gaslight with lies.
We ask again, they call us racist.
Asking time is over.
Unfortunately for the “elites” they have less strategy planning ability than a 4 year old playing checkers. Keep donating on GiveSendGo………. It’s about to spread……. Likely to every major Canadian city in any province that hasn’t dropped the mandates. The convoy organizers aren’t remotely frazzled. They are sending the message at press conferences that Justin hiding is doing exactly what they had long expected and that will bring phase two which will bring the party and the horns to even more woke homes. 😂
Remember kids: You can’t have a police state without the police.
I donated on Saturday. Took a while because of DDoS attack, but be patient. On Saturday GiveSendGo had raised a million dollars in 12 hours. Their server is definitely overwhelmed and I believe Rumble video had reached out to help them sort out the technical issues.
Ottawa (not in my country) apparatchiks might be interested to see what happens in tense confrontations with oppressive police powers by reviewing the "Bundy standoff" of 7 years ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff See the April 12 festivities in which Former Vice President Biden's BLM sent in sharpshooters, just like Ottawa did in order to cover the fuel confiscator cops. The standoff ended when said government gunmen "providing cover" were notified by drone footage that they, themselves, had been stealthily outflanked by retired military snipers with eyes-on. Ooof. A hasty government fallback was ordered. Cops love their families too, and they get my full support and praise right up until they execute illegal orders. After that, they are on their own, left to deal with Canadian, um, woodsman culture....at a distance. I pray the cops make the right call.
My first scan of social media shows none of this. The algos must be suppressing.
Remember when the government did this to the BLM riots or the Antifa Chaz/Chopped/Chumped hostile violent mostly peaceful protests? Hmmm... I... Don't recall that.
No. NO. HELL TO THE NO. Courage.
I don't know why I picked this guy, but he had posted some updates on the situation in ottawa, so I sent him the below message. This is all such a big sad disgusting joke!
Dear Josh, are you a journalist? Just wondering if you think if it would make sense to get some first hand accounts of the violence and harassments all the major news outlets are reporting on. I spent a half a day last week watching videos and reading first hand accounts, and oddly enough I could not find one negative event, action or sentiment. Weird huh? Especially when your brave PM was saying all those things about violence and racist stuff happening there. Also was thinking it might be interesting if a journalist with some integrity would do a piece comparing the BLM protest of Summer 2020 to what is happening in your city now. What do you think? Also, serious question: What do bounce houses represent to you? Thank you for your time, Kasha
So the governement has drawn first blood and demonstrated to the citizenry that the laws and ordinances all mean one thing and one thing only:
I do believe the citizenry should respond in kind, while they are still able to do so.
Ooo, that last cat meme. I wonder what the parent did after that? My response would have made the cat's look tame by comparison. As a friend once related about how they were parented, "I don't think our parents ever said a word to us about what would happen if we abused an animal or a child younger than us, but we KNEW." Our son knew this was the unspoken consequence and has never been unkind to our cats. I've been known to grab someone else's kid, whose parents subscribed to the un-parenting style, when said child was abusive to their dog. I would have liked to smack the parents first though. They are raising monsters.
The truckers can simply stop moving goods.
“ If God be for you, who can stand against you “. We are praying that the hand of God will be squarely on all of the brave truckers, their friends and family. I’m doubling my contribution through the GiveSendGo. As a side note the GoFundMe group did indeed come through with their refund program… had an e-mail today from my credit card company that I had received a credit on my card. I’m a proud Okie from Okla. standing with the brave men and woman in Canada…. Let freedom ring !!!
Aside from my lack of respect for the majority of elected sociopaths pathologically driven to control how other people live their lives, my sympathy for Ottawa is even less so. As a city at the heart of the tax, borrow, spend, borrow, rule over, buy votes, borrow, silence, borrow, intimidate, borrow, impugn, censor, outsource propaganda and institutional deceit and where stolen taxpayer money sloshes around like a permanent flood, a little inconvenience from people of the productive economy who have had enough of your tyranny is the least you deserve.
I emailed her the link to this with the subject line “wrong side of history”.
Love your work to be accurate: it's spelled Ottawa.
The terrible tune of tyrants is timeless.
This trucker on the scene says it was a show of force and an intimidation tactic but actually stole, er, confiscated very little (warning lots of f-bombs): https://mobile.twitter.com/leilamechoui/status/1490513342863220740?s=21
The goofiness and joy of the bouncy houses reminds me of the way many of the prominent Jan. 6 protestors acted. In both cases, it makes the tyrants feel particularly threatened.
"Threat to Democracy" and "Insurrection" are the new verbal ticks of the authoritarian left now that they have thoroughly worn out "Racist." But "Democracy" in their lexicon simply means "control by us," and "Insurrection" means "threat to our control."
In reality, history shows that what actually kills functioning democracies is the imposition of dictatorship under the guise of temporary "emergency powers." Fun fact: Everything Hitler did was perfectly legal under the emergency powers granted to him under Article 48 of the Weimar Constitution and the 1933 Enabling Act. And the Enabling Act was passed to combat . . . internal "insurrection."
Well, shutting supply chains go both ways. If they arrest the truckers/fine them/impound their trucks and tractors, Canada and maybe the US, could be in a world of hurt.
Freedom Convoy to DC 2022 needs help --check them out on GiveSendGo.
The denizens of the 9th and deepest circle of covid response hell at work. https://jenswanndowney.substack.com/p/if-clarity-civil-liberties-and-community?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=web&utm_campaign=substack_profile&showWelcome=true