so, i want to be clear, i have not yet substantiated or disproven this. but there is A LOT of speculation that it’s going on.
(AP fact check claims it’s not true but, let’s face it, this has become an astonishingly accurate negative indicator. AP is the baghdad bob of the 2020’s.)
it would be the moral thing to do. it would be the honorable thing to do. and if it does occur, when this is all over, the officers that did so should be hired back and given promotions because it would be proof that they took their oaths to protect and serve seriously and would not stand in service of tyranny.
and that is the highest expression of public service.
according to this, the midnight raids were just a photo op. they were just a pantomime with a few officers and the rank and file wanted little or none of it. the camp they raided remains.
can anyone provide more information? does anyone have direct knowledge? (please share in comments) i really hope this is true, but also do not want to be led astray by confirmation bias and so gathering some facts on the ground seems in order.
my suspicion is that “half the force turned in their badge” is probably a bit of a stretch. it seems implausible they outright quit. i would not, however, doubt that large numbers of police have made it plain that they are not going to enforce this or turn upon their own people, their neighbors, and their friends just because they are standing, as people of ethics and principle should, for freedom.
if this is correct, it’s an earthquake.
hard to have a police state without police.
and it stands to reason. the police refused to accept a vaccine mandate. they got exemptions.
perhaps they understand that others might want them too. i hope so. it would really restore some tattered faith in morality over legalism.
an unjust law is no law at all. moral duty lies in opposing it. those who helped escaped slaves run were lawbreakers. those who turned them in were following the rules.
there comes a time when you have to chose which side you want to be on.
and there are some encouraging signs here from the police.
they met the protesters. they have seen them, their peacefulness and their sincerity. people say you cannot win without violence, but you can. you win by showing a path to a better way. you gain more allies with a bounce castle than a broken window.
and it looks promising. the police brass seem to have had their press-event raid and now the cops on the ground have gone back to respecting the people. it’s worth remembering that police are not a monolithic thing. they are people like everyone else, some good, some bad. judging them all by the actions of that one goon squad is like judging a protest by the 3 idiots off to the side with nazi signs.
and the reality on the ground seems a bit different than the media would have you believe.
and it looks like the “brown bag” rule is in effect. “hey, that might be a soda and not a beer. none of my business.”
i have heard people fret over whether you can resupply a convoy of this size in this manner. let me tell you as someone with 10 burning mans under his belt: when you get a couple hundred people doing anything, you can move SHOCKING amounts of stuff and build massive structures in nothing flat.
we had the army corps of engineers come out one year to learn how we did it. they walked around gawping and saying things like “how in hell did you do this in a week? we could not have built this in 3 months.”
the answer was simple: we all helped.
1000’s of people all pitching in can turn a desert into space ships and flying dragons faster than you can say “wait, you built a what!?!”
do not under-estimate what determined and fun loving people can do.
and as in ottowa, we reached an accord with law enforcement. be peaceful, and we’ll be cool. they would walk around. a lot of them thought it was a hoot. they’d chat with you, ask questions, laugh. many were great people.
law enforcement and counter culture need not be at odds. in the best societies, they have a sort of side-eyed grin at one another.
i have no doubt that some of the police have done some crappy things. take any group of 2000 people and you’ll get some bad apples.
but people on the ground can recognize one another. they can build bridges and see viewpoints. they can live in peace and find fellowship.
laws are not required for society, but society IS required for laws.
if we are really all in this together, then let’s do it together.
i hope the police do join the truckers and leave the “leaders” in the lurch.
i hope the truckers remain peaceful, implacable, and determined.
this is the good fight. the fight that crosses and transcends the other lines.
the divisive legalism of dictators has no place in a civil society of free people.
it is from the inclusive moral community of peaceful people that such things are built.
if everyone can just remember that, we are halfway home.
All that's left is for Trudeau and Ottawa's mayor to tie up their hair in man-buns and charge out against the truckers (Braveheart style!) to strike them with their purses.
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I *so* hope this turns out to be true as it is exactly what we need to happen!! The military has already declined to intervene, so the police are the only tools left enforcing tyranny.
Last night, I received this email from a Canadian friend:
“My friend whose boys are in Ottawa avec Trucks said that morale is higher than ever after the cops pulled their stunt. MORE are arriving to help and it’s all positive/fun.”
Someone also mentioned in the comments of my “Letter to Justin Trudeau” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-justin-trudeau/) that:
“I just read they are open to negotiate/talk. I am praying.”
Still waiting for corroboration, but these are promising glimmers …
If Canada can be turned it will bode well for the US. Epic struggle. Desperate struggle.
The campaign against the West, though, is only in the first stages. All the creative energy and cooperative spirit we possess will be needed as this dreadful pageant lumbers on.
I never thought I would find myself envying canadians’ unity and moral courage. Their innate and unassuming goodness has birthed greatness.
Lead on Oh Canada!
I worry about how well the media has managed to black this out and, when not decrying the Nazi truckers, pretend it doesn't exist. Does the average person in Canada or the US even know this is going on?
This morning I greeted a client with a imaginary-string-pulling Honk-Honk.
He looked at me, confused. "What's that for?"
"You know, just the whole Canadian trucker thing."
"Oh? What's going on with truckers?
I was frankly stunned. This client is, while very liberal (albeit of the SLC variety), very bright, well read, and generally seems to be ahead of the curve on current events. He had no idea what I was talking about.
I hope he was an anomaly, but I worry that the media's general success in blacking this out has limited how much good can come from it without things getting a whole lot darker.
Ottawa is very cold right now. The cops would have to be inhuman to refuse diesel fuel to the truckers, many of whom are literally living in their cabs right now, some with children and spouses. So I'm glad to even get a hint that the Ottawa police have some humanity left. I'm curious what will happen here if Brandon pushes our truckers and people this far.
This is spiritual warfare folks. The truckers are doing their part. Those who can donate are doing their part. Those who pray are doing their part. This battle is just beginning. Stay patient and strong.
Today, Elgato, you made my heart well up with tiny shoots of hope. Let this be real. Let this be our path forward. Let people see the light and the truth. Let us become human again.
As a canadian and big supporter of the convoy, I do have my doubts on the source of the info regarding the resignations. Needs big time verification.
"AP is the baghdad bob of the 2020’s" - LOVE this! So true! And great article!
Gato – you are one of my heroes – I have been following you since August 2021 (Marek’s disease post caught me) – paid sub – sadly I am responsible for some of the horrible traffic jams on this substack – I push everyone I know here. I have been compiling an historical outline regarding COVID for my friends who have not been keeping up with our government’s mistakes and manipulations. Two items I would love for you to further develop are 1) the development of Rivusiron and Patisiron and 2) the statistics of Ethiopia (and Kenya) are unbelievable. I discuss these at (https://analyticalresearchertx.substack.com/p/vovid-history-2-05-2022). I know you could use these to knock it out of the park! Your lowly servant – ready to serve more!
Cops are setting up processing camps and sending in reinforcements. Not sure what is going to happen but our strategy will just change. The spark has been lit. The fire of freedom won't be put out!
Gato - I've been scouring the alt web for verification of Pat's account on this (resigning cops, staged photo op, etc.) and haven't found anything to discount it. He shows evidence that the camps, food, fuel and people are all still there... perhaps he'll put out another video today? (I think the one you linked was 12:30am after the emergency declaration was made.) It's been a millennia since that video... (at least it feels like it to those of us watching this unfold with prayers and baited breath).
Well done Canadian cops!
However never take your eye off the ball - Mandatory Vaccination via the Back Door
For NHS staff
The childless Lefty urbanites of Ottawa still seem shell-shocked that they can't just have their way, that their team just wins and wins. I am not a psychologist, but when do they move into the Acceptance phase? When do they flip a switch one morning and join us?
It is very encouraging that most of the Canadian Police Servce did not go down the rabbit hole of their Ozzie counterparts: perhaps the Ozzie lot can take some cues from Canada and get back to being protectors of the Constitution and the people they serve, a force for good. And as you say there will always be bad apples but that applies to everything. And that the Mayor of Ottawa (like all provincial cities, e.g. Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver) is a screaming lefty really shows his unhinged logic (oxymron again!)
Watching Viva Frei's live stream of the Convoy, it's clear there is an unbeatable level of love and peace there. Very, very difficult for any fellow human with a heart to jackboot those fine people. Good will win. :)
Typically, they bring cops in from another area to shut down protests, or cops that have proved themselves loyal to the elites, so that the cops don't see the people they are oppressing as neighbors and friends and relatives. Maybe Klaus will be able to stage manage this in a way to render it impotent and irrelevant, as was the case with the Yellow Vests and the very large anti-mandate protests in EU. If it is confirmed that cops are defacto joining the truckers, then watch the whole top-level op unravel real, real fast, even faster than it is already unraveling. Truckers have power. If truckers don't truck, if they inspire a general strike, then everything comes apart and the Davos crew has to make a humiliating climb-down or simply declare "victory against the virus" and wait a few months til the next emergency is pushed forward. I'm guessing if the cops flipped, then some high-level tool like Teddy will start making noise about victory achieved and emergency over.
A dog! Woo-hoo! Great to see! And a real dog, not some Paris Hilton-pocketbook-dog.
I just spoke to a friend who was there. No evidence that cops have quit -- however, the day after the "raid" he saw very few cops vs hundreds the day before. Most seemed to be from other cities. And all the fuel that was stolen was returned -- possibly a court order? Rumor is that there could be a big raid preceded by a communication blackout but this has not happened yet. I think there would be a lot of pushback if that were to happen. The leaders of the Convoy said for MORE ppl to show up in Ottawa if there is a blackout -- i.e. we don't hear updates from them.
A few thoughts . . . .
Although this is great news if even remotely accurate one must sympathize with the police realizing what a precarious situation they now find themselves in. Wanting and knowing to do the right thing but then having to suffer the possible and perhaps serious ramifications. It's not just about refusing to enforce the dictate but the price they may ultimately have to pay for doing so. You really have to feel for them. I'm curious to see more interviews with the residents of the area. Nonetheless, if true I would also bring as little attention to it as possible.
The other side of that coin is no job and or amount of money and power is ever worth sacrificing your integrity, morals and values. I've often hoped THAT would be the end of all of this. All the people responsible - without them this would've never been possible.
Therefore the time is now long overdo to begin focusing all the attention on that message. Think of all the law enforce agencies around the entire world - all the pharmaceutical, big tech and media employee's again, throughout the entire world, all playing a role in this. Without them - it's over.
What if you knew the job you were doing could result in harm and or death - would you still do it. To all the media folks pushing these injections as safe and effective. To the medical personnel recommending or even worse, administering them. To all the bureaucrats who know the truth and remain silent. That's where the wake-up call has to be. Sign after sign after sign has to be directed at these folks to get them to start thinking and considering the consequences of their actions.
It's not about being on the right or wrong side of history but rather adhering to your conscience. The time has come to start waking these people up. Have they even remotely considered if they were wrong and the irreversible harm they have inflicted.
I’ve been really worried about the truckers safety and fearing what the Canadian government will do to them.
the npi fascists in canada are calling freedom loving men and women deplorables and projecting on them the evils they themselves espouse.
the parallel with the treatment of trump supporters is stark!
I very sincerely hope that rather than resigning, the police and RCMP members simply do not comply with unlawful orders and refuse to enforce. If theY quit, there will remain only the officers that blindly follow, which will be very bad for everyone.
Mass resistance is the only way, including law enforcement.
“Every time you comply, you get weaker.” -RFK Jr. -
The brass of most police forces in the US and Canada are woketards for sure. But I do know many guys that work the streets in cities and towns who have 1) never vaxxed and 2) will not, under any circumstances enforce mandates related to Covid. I have first hand knowledge of this and many of these guys and their colleagues have ignored “unmasked” calls or just went and told the complainers that they could continue to wear their masks but they won’t force anyone to do so. On the mandates, I’ve heard many have faked it because ALL of them already have had Covid, are young, healthy and understand the risks (a few of these guys have knife and bullet wounds from the line of duty - the flu doesn’t scare them). In the lockdown states where I know these folks they - to a man - have said the same thing “If I get fired I’ll just move to FL or TX - I get calls everyday from recruiters there.” They will not back down.
So I’m very hopeful that the line cops - the street and beat cops in Ottawa - side with freedom and liberty. There are plenty of law enforcement jobs in free states - it’s warmer and inexpensive to live in these locations - take the risk and stand for liberty!
Love the hopefulness in this post! BUT, I wouldn’t place any bets on (1) the report of large number of resignations or refusals by the police at this time, or (2) the likelihood of dogs and cats getting along in large numbers in the kind of environment that is being set up by Trudeau and Co.* But, if the latter backfires, and the police do begin joining the other side in large numbers, I think it would be game over.
*The Ottawa city councilwoman’s hate-laced statements are the kind that give license to the police to mimic the authoritarianism of their leaders. This is what has happened in Australia. Watching the police behave in such a tyrannical fashion is distressing.
There is the other possibility too... See the SOS Press Conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6fBFdLGUZw the police may have been instructed to stay cool and wait for backup. Big backup. The Politburo still thinks they can win this with force.
I recommend that the officers 100% support the authority and follow in their footsteps by responding accordingly when called into action by simply stating that they have been exposed to someone who knows someone that might have been exposed to a case of Covid (possibly seen on the tele) and therefore doing the right thing of staying safe and protecting citizens by staying home for the next 14 days.............or maybe a little longer.
It ain't winning, if the Establishment remains in Power.
If I were Trudeau, I might instruct the Cops to be friendly. I might assure Truckers that the mandates will be scrapped. Then, when you have dispersed, I'd have those same Cops nail you, one-by-one. The anti-Terrorism laws will no doubt be co-opted to put some of those truckers away for the rest of their lives. You know, as examples to the rest.
I'd put into place the mechanisms which would ensure that there would never be another Trucker Convoy. Then, I'd go right back to the introduction of Vax mandates and Passports.
These Global Elite have been planning their 'coup' for decades. There's no way that they're gonna let those plans be de-railed so readily.
If those Cops are now the Truckers' friends, that means they've swapped Loyalties. Up to now, they've done everything asked of them by the Canadian Regime. Can't trust a Turncoat.
Nah, the Canadian' Regime has to be dismantled in its entirety. If any of those guys remain in Power, their vengeance will be Biblical. Truckers are 'riding the Tiger'.
Another update, this one a lot more cautious:
This was put out by the protest leaders and they are bracing for a large police presence and arrests. They mentioned the police using a tactic called 'kettling' once the cameras go down. This technique was used in around 2010 during a G20 protest in Toronto. They have asked for people to get in their cars, perhaps not immediately, but to come to Ottawa: strength in numbers.
El Gato, I support you, but 50 per cent of the Ottawa police have not resigned over this protest. I do not know if any have.
Also, Ottawa police had until January 31 to get vaccinated (direct knowledge from a police officer, and this can be corroborated by media reports).
There may have been an exemption earlier, but not now. Some have not gotten it (direct knowledge from a police officer) but it’s unclear exactly how many.
“Law Enforcement,” the police, are not your friends.....It was the “police” who did the work of enforcing and entrenching the State’s (medical) scamdemic tyranny with coercion, force and the threat of State violence.
Ask pastor James Coates and the congregation of GraceLife Church about the police, they’ll be glad to school you on the matter. Beware a “Trojan horse” and the fate of Troy.
Jesus said that if you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains. We've seen it and continue to see it demonstrated before our very eyes.
We're both thinking of MLK and his attitude toward unjust laws ;)
This doesn’t mean we need to scrap all laws, of course, only that we need to ensure that the laws we DO have are worth killing to uphold. Early in covid some town or another in California passed a rule like this one stating you had to wear a mask outdoors. Days later, the council was just SHOCKED that police had roughed somebody up for not wearing a mask. But the stories are common, because (say it with me!) the only tool the government has is force.
I can almost hear you now. “Surely you this is hyperbole! We don’t kill people enforcing all our laws!” And mostly, that is true. But, as in the case of Breonna Taylor, sometimes enforcement spins wildly out of control.
So “you can’t sell loose cigarettes” leads to the death of Eric Garner. (Who wasn’t even selling loosies that day!)
And “you are being too loud” leads to the death of Ryan Whitaker.
Even things like “this kid is playing in the park” can lead to tragedy.
And when the authorities REALLY turn up the heat, they can rely on a group of citizens turning into snitches and doing their dirty work for them!
JUST IN - Six adults in #Berlin insult and beat a 17-year-old girl to hospital for not wearing a mask, WELT reports.
I just watched a conference with the leaders and they do not believe this rumour to be true.
please, Please, PLEASE let this be true!
The hope these truckers and their supporters are providing is immeasurable. We don't need mass resignation of police (though a girl can dream) we just need enough to look the other way.
How would you break down the sentiment of burner types during all of these mandates? Are they real resistance like the truckers or fake resistance like the Karens?
A Cesspool Of Corruption In Ottawa: AstraZeneca Maker, Emergent BioSolutions, Lobbying All Federal Parties
Paul Alexander is in Ottawa and providing updates on his substack:
Update Feb 7th 2022 Trucker convoy Ottawa on request for the govn to discuss the mandate
Gato, could you update us on the planned American convoy? I've not seen much since their FB page was deleted. Could you help? What date? What routes? I want to donate to their official GSG (not the fake ones that pop up) and go out on their route to cheer them on.
Truckers held a new conference last night during which they report that they understand that their communications may be cut off/ go black just prior to a number of police forces collaborating descend on them to the " kettle" them. ( ie round them up) They are asking anyone who is able to come to Ottawa and support them, to get ready to come. Presumably this is so witnesses are present and in the hopes that peaceful protesters outnumber the police https://rumble.com/vuchpm-live-news-update-from-ottawa.html Please share if you can.
What is jt's end game? Exit strategy? The UK has ended mandates and the vaccines are neither safe nor effective.
I almost prefer they keep their jobs and just refuse to enforce immoral orders. Keeping fuel from people in what looks like 5 degree weather?
At the end of the day, as in the brink of civilization, what counts is the trust you'll see in a stare, bonding and binding, even across trenches, as the Romans upheld Gravitas over Auctoritas.
The former christening the most powerful force in the Universe, the latter the weakest.
hoping and praying that the police are standing with the truckers/Canadian people. 2 hopes for me, doctors supporting the convoy, invited 3 public health officials to talk to them, https://viralimmunologist.substack.com/p/doctors-supporting-the-freedom-convoy and this woman should be the new leader of Canada, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeHJcw_GrmY
Meanwhile, in Österreich: https://summit.news/2022/02/08/austrians-being-stopped-randomly-by-authorities-and-forced-to-prove-they-are-vaccinated/
Look up this weekend weather high of 6 and low of -16 over the weekend in Ottawa . Stay strong truckers!!! Going to get a bit sporty to say the least.
It's not the cops who are the enemy of freedom in Canada, it's the media. All of them should have every cent of taxpayer money cut off. Learn to code. Then get used to being rejected at job interviews by guys like me.
Some news says police are returning the cans of fuel they confiscated. See https://twitter.com/_7_6_NEWS/status/1490916780923310085. So maybe the bosses can deliver the media message as the ranks deliver continued support. Every military officer understands when the sergeants revolt - orders get done, but as slow as possible (and in CA reversed).
:) And on Friday, Dr. Byram Bridle, viral immunologist with a beautiful soul, who co-founded the Canadian Covid Care Alliance, will be supporting the truckers in Ottawa. He and two of his colleagues have formally invited three of the top public health officials behind the Covid-19 narrative in Canada. https://viralimmunologist.substack.com/p/doctors-supporting-the-freedom-convoy Dr. Bridle says - "I am absolutely thrilled to let you now that a public invitation has been issued to three of the top public health officials that have been driving the COVID-19 narrative in Canada. They are being asked to meet with me and two of my colleagues at Parliament Hill this Friday. We are travelling to our nation’s capital to demonstrate our willingness to engage in a respectful discussion of the science and medicine underpinning COVID-19. This is to be a live-streamed event with an open invitation having been issued to all ‘alternative’ and legacy media sources. You will find below a portion of the media release, plus copies of the invitations that were sent yesterday (Monday February 7th).
Please circulate this far and wide; especially to those who have supported censorship and/or used these individuals’ messaging to validate segregation and discrimination of fellow Canadians. The argument that we are not to be given a platform that may seem to validate our ideas no longer holds water. The world is watching. Many thousands will watch the livestream. Potentially, millions will see the video recording. Canadians are awakening to the obvious reality that something is very wrong in this country and far beyond. Scientists and physicians of integrity can no longer be silenced and limited to tiny audiences.
I don’t care what side of the narrative anyone is on; censorship and discouragement of respectful scientific discussions is wrong. This is a necessary component of the scientific process to facilitate transparent education of the public. Canadians pay their public servants to do this as part of our duties and you deserve to be able to make the most informed decisions possible to safeguard your health. Censorship is one of the key problems that has led to the erosion of freedoms that we now need to take back. Everyone needs to encourage the three invited health officials to perform their duty to the public and participate in this event. If these health officials don’t participate they will be sending a clear message to all Canadians: that they lack the confidence to ‘walk the walk’. If they do not show up, those pushing the narrative will need to ask why their champions are afraid to step into the arena to demonstrate the robustness of their rationale to keep Canadians locked down, segregated and imprisoned within what was once a free democracy.
OTTAWA – Doctors in support of the freedom convoy are inviting senior health officials to participate in a public scientific forum with subject matter experts in COVID-19, medicine, immunology, epidemiology, and virology, including Dr. Byram Bridle, Dr. Paul Alexander, and Dr. Roger Hodkinson to an open and fair discussion, with senior Health Administrative representatives of the Federal Government, Dr. Theresa Tam and Dr. Howard Njoo and the Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, Dr. Shelley Deeks.
Given that the government claims we are in a state of emergency, we feel this discussion needs to be expedited and brought before the Canadian public.
As you are aware, there is a growing number of Canadians - led and inspired by the Freedom Convoy 2022 - who have traveled from across the nation to peacefully assemble in solidarity with the truckers. This movement is a lawful protest that is making its presence known across the country, and has garnered support not only throughout our nation, but also internationally. We are calling upon all Governments of Canada to publicly declare an end to the health emergency, and an end to all COVID-19 mandates both provincially and federally, as the evidence is clear that there is no health emergency, and the mandates cannot be supported scientifically. Twelve global nations including the UK and the Nordic nations of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have now either dropped mandates entirely or will in the immediate future.
When: Friday, February 11th, 2022
1 pm to 3 pm eastern time
Where: Marriott Ottawa, York Room
Here are the formal invitations… "