when you are the one opposing peaceful people standing up for freedom to choose and basic human agency and bodily integrity, you are not the "tank man." you are the tank.
it is just endlessly astonishing to me the manner in which these busybody fascists seeking to impose totalitarian coercion upon their fellow humans are possessed of this iron bar certainty that they are not only right but righteous.
i suppose that’s how they landed where they are. you start sure, and the rest is adopted as a flag of convenience to provide precept for tactical morality.
they profess to be the side of science, yet place such little faith in it that they cannot be content in the security that their own vaccinations and precautions bring.
you too must accede to their demands or they cannot be satiated. you too must trade liberty for safety for, it seems, it is not your health but your freedom to choose that most terrifies these people.
but this is not really much of an argument, is it?
and this debate, going on in the streets of ottowa and spreading like fire as people remember the rightful order of government in service of the rights and freedom of the people, is about basic human liberty, a liberty you sought to take away.
these are not oppressors. these are peaceful people who would be citizens and not serfs; masses, no longer huddled, yearning to breathe free.
“well why did you have to do this? why disrupt life? why clog the city with trucks?”
well, what else do you leave us? we tried talking to you. we showed you data and precept and ethical argument.
we have been asking for freedom for 2 years. did you listen?
no. you vilified and doubled and tripled down. you lied and you took more. you ostracized and othered and segregated. you sought to predicate the basic rights to self determination, societal participation, and bodily integrity upon our submission to your increasingly invasive diktat.
and it was never going to end unless we ended it.
you sought to coerce and to cow and to accuse us of your own turpitude.
you called us villains while acting villainously.
you do not get to do that and then wonder why we lost faith in speaking to you.
it was you who broke faith with us, not we with you.
these are the fruits of the self-important harvest you planted.
oh, are we inconveniencing you?
well, you certainly did not mind doing the same to us. you closed our businesses, took away our lives, took our kids out of school, and limited our travel. you forced our adherence to pseudoscientific and outright superstitious practice and told us where we could and could not go.
you created a literal bio-apartheid culture and called it “inclusion.”
i do not recall being asked for permission or agreement.
this has been a week and you cannot bear it?
well what about what you inflicted for years?
not so pleasing when you are not the one doing the telling, is it?
and even now, you shrill and you attack and you seek to discredit and ascribe false allegiances to hate because you cannot imagine that anyone could not want to be ruled by you. this is all you seem to know.
but this is because you are the ones who are hateful. you are the tyrants. you simply do not know this about yourselves.
you live in denial.
you inhabit a hallucination.
but we are not you. we’re the other guys.
we’re the peaceful people made implacable by your interminable lies and suppression.
and we have come to reclaim what you stole from us.
this is the “string of tanks” you claim to be stemming.
is this really what you want to stand in front of?
do you have any idea what colicky babies that makes you look like? your opposition is not heroic, it’s a tantrum at lost power to force others to live as you would deign force them live.
protest is your right as much as it is ours, and if this is really what you feel, have at it. but you are standing against those standing for freedom.
are you really sure you are on the right side of this?
because i don’t think you are.
did you ever really even ask yourself?
That self-righteous woman holding up the sign is out of central casting:
1) Contempt for blue-collar workers...check!
2) Masked outdoors...check!
3) Rainbow colored shade rims...check!
4) Tufts of hair colored a shade not ever found on a human head...check!
The only way it gets more woke is if it is really an individual with XY chromosomes pretending to be a woman...
"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. "
I’m transgender and I’m unvaccinated. I support the right of everyone to choose for themselves. All of the mandates and vaccine passports have to end.
As a Canadian, your relentless pillorying of the leftist loonies' outrage, including that emanating from the sock-puppet p.m., is greatly appreciated.
Watched Viva Frei broadcast live for four hours yesterday on Rumble from the heart of the Ottowa. Beautiful, peaceful group of people enjoying their first taste of autonomy in two years, the feeling is profound. The most interesting part is Viva attempted to talk to some of the “counter protesters” who were about 40 people, all masked and very dour. Most refused to talk. One guy offered that non vaccinated people were 18 times more likely to land in the hospital, that was the best he could muster. The only other lady who would talk seemed genuine and offered the same hospital statistic, but did not know Pfizer and Moderna enjoy immunity from liability. Honestly felt bad for the woman, she has no idea what she doesn’t know. The rest felt paid to be there and instructed to keep their mouth shut. The edifice is crumbling.
I keep telling people that you can't just impose draconian measures on society in general without overwhelming consensus and obtained through a democratic process that protects the rights of the minority. Even a significant percentage of people that complied are still angry and resentful.
It is just unrealistic to banish hardworking and honest people from public life without some backlash. What did the overlords think was going to happen? Don't blame those fighting for their freedom - blame those politicians and public policy dictators for arbitrarily imposing such grotesque and polarizing measures without regard for consent of the governed.
Even though you’re not in Ottawa, you’ve nailed it. I live near Ottawa. Believe me, people here take huge risks by even expressing a little sympathy for the protestors.
My own siblings - elsewhere in Canada - remind me that the organizers want to stage a “coup”. To lighten the mood, I reply that, if that’s the case, it’s the first coup I’ve seen that included bouncy castles. They just get angry.
It really is insane. I could give more examples from the last week, but it’s too depressing.
I can only hope the pandemic is over soon so these people can start healing. They’re really not in a good way, mentally.
that you cant even leave the country without a jab is astonishing, put people in a corner don't be surprised when they fight back
It’s the most fun winter party here in Ottawa!!!
If they admit what we all already know, they will be admitting we were right the whole time and that nothing they did mattered.
What do you expect would be the reaction to such a proclamation?
Blame it on women's fiction beginning in the '70s. I was young in those days and read the Sunday NYT and its Book Review, and I bought many recommended novels as soon as they were available in paperback, and I was just baffled that 300 pages of weeping over the older married academic lover, to reach the last page of "reader, I'm still as fucked up as I was at the beginning" was supposed to be brave new writing.
Neurotic helplessness as a lifestyle. I couldn't understand why, where in fiction you can do anything you want, this is what they chose to do. (My own published [online in webzines] stories include an awful lot of solving the problem by killing the impediment; I like my choices better.)
They have sainted Tony Eff. They have found religion. They have a doctrine to follow. It would be anathema even to consider whether they’re the bad guys. Blasphemy.
When it comes to blows, it will be a religious war.
God love the bold truckers. God guard and protect them. God save Canada and her people.
Fly, beautiful maple leaf, in freedom.
This is what highly credentialed upper-middle-class woke white urban women do. There's no joyful scene they can't look at and find...problematic. That woman who is very very disturbed by the Bad Nazi Trucks™ is very very disturbed by a lot of things, all day and every day. It's her social life.
I saw a video yesterday that showed 'anti-protesters' in Ottawa. There were many thousands of protesters dancing and singing, the the camera panned to the sidelines briefly and showed 3 outcasts standing together, looking unsure and bored, one holding small neon sign that said something like, "Keep All Mandates"
It was so pathetic I wondered if they were being paid and that's why they didn't leave.
AOC in December 2020: "The whole point of protesting is to make ppl uncomfortable. Activists take that discomfort w/ the status quo & advocate for concrete policy changes. Popular support often starts small & grows. To folks who complain protest demands make others uncomfortable...that's the point."
Mao’s red guards were fanatical virtue signalers who attacked anyone opposed to the regime.
It seems to me many traditional liberals should be against these mandates. When I worked in pharma not a week went by when some left-wing family member or friend didn't lecture me on the evils of "Big Pharma". Now? The word "worship" is insufficient.
I've been reading r/Ottawa just to try to see their perspectives. Basically, they claim to hate the stupid, uneducated, hick, fascists. That is literally their only position with not a measure of introspection about whether the mandates are justifiable in a civil society. Segregation, according to them, is fine because at some point in history people had it worse. Disgusting that most of these people are career beaurocrats living off the hard work of productive society.
This is a superb summary of where we are at in 2022. We, the majority, know this to be true but you, the minority hold control over the institutions & media. It isn’t sustainable. And I sense that the Canadian revolt is the turning point that convinces those of us outside Canada to take a stand. God bless Canada. El Gato Malo will be one of those remembered for being on the right side of history (borrowed that from the wrong side).
Of course she has blue hair. Because she's a Marxist Social Justice Warrior fighting for the state.
Once again, a Tour de Force on Freedom from Tyranny.
I hope this ends peacefully.
Is Canada's first Prime Minister of Colour™ still cowering in his bunker?
The irony in the is that countries around the world are relaxing restrictions at the same time that Trudeau refuses to do so. But, of course, this is but one of hundreds of ironies in the age of covid. One thing is certain: "They" are not done with us, not by a long shot. As Gary D. Barnett tells us:
"This assault on mankind is not over. Censorship is rampant. Do not lower your guard. The psychological war is just beginning, and the state’s plans to capture the future are going forward at lightning speed in its attempt to inject over and over again all the children. 2022 will be the year against children. This year will be the test as to whether these evil controlling monsters can poison and capture the most innocent among us. This is an atrocity, and the relentless efforts to corrupt, poison, and control all the young will not be abandoned by the state due to some protest, but can only be stopped by physical disobedience, defense of family without regard for risk, and an awakening by the individual. The state’s plans are clear, and until parents act like parents, and protect their children to the death, we all face a bleak future.
Beware of false prophets. Beware of contradiction. Beware of popular support. Beware of any event receiving mass approval by competing ideologies. Beware of false optimism. Beware of those once insiders now claiming to be saviors of mankind, whether political, medical, scientific, or popular. There are many out there, but they are easily identified, as all forms of hypocrisy are alive and well in this time of outrageous compliance.
Accept nothing at face value; question everything. Do not believe; know!"
Was at the Truckers Freedom Rally yesterday and today in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The energy there was electric -- smiles, music, signs, flag waving and, most importantly, HONKING! It felt so good to be outside (even though it was very cold) surrounded by people with the same belief in truth and freedom instead of alone at home being shunned and vilified by friends and family. I was so choked up as I walked through the crowd and now I'm home again reading this substack with more tears in my eyes because it is so good. Bravo truckers and El Gato Malo -- there is hope for humanity yet!
These people would bore me to tears if they weren’t so intent on destroying civilization. They would not exist if not for freedom loving people like us. They should be THANKING us.
God bless brave Canadians.... I am so proud of you. I remember you all helped save Americans from Iran.
Can you imagine portraying yourself as being in the same situation as that truly courageous human being in Tiananmen Square?! How flippin' deluded, so darkly blind one has to wonder what the rainbow colored sunglasses were for? TV doctor on CRAPNN declares them a face ornament/decoration. The stomach-churning SMUG excreting out of that Pennywise Clown with the really cool powder puff blue hair was more than creepiest. Bri Ih grrrlfren, ugh! Normally, I call 'patients' like that a Slave Lemming of the Covidopalypse, but, since they are in Ottawa, the home of Smollett Zoolander Turdeau, I refer to them as S O B' s, SLAVES OF BLACKFACE!
I close my ears, only for a moment, and the screeching's gone
All their screams, pass beside my ears, a curiosity
Maaaaasked in the wind,
all they are is masked in the wind!
Same old song, just a drop saliva in an endless athmosphere.
All exhaled, disperses in the air though they refuse to see.
Oh, ho, ho...
Now, don't hang on, no virus lasts forever in the air and sky
It slips away,
and all your masking won't make anyone not die,
Everyone is masked in the wind...
(not sure what's up with the extra blank lines, it's not in the editor)
It's difficult to 'reason' with the unreasonable...
When I heard the Chief of Police issue his intmidation, i wanted to vomit. A d the truckers put up bouncy castles.
There is a lesson in there, somewhere.
Brilliant! Hallelujah! Preach Feline, preach!❤️💪
Thank you for writing this. Beautiful.
Total flex by the truckers...I can't love it enough!
That Mitchell And Webb Look - "Are We The Bad Guys"?
1) Why is that girl holding up a picture of someone "heiling" at a truck? To me it looks like the truck is ready to run the nazi over.
2) The logic of the "Covidians" is the logic of an abusive parent or partner: "Why are you making me have to hit you?"
The counter protestors are a sad, sour, angry bunch. If you want some lols watch this video of Viva Frei trying to interview them: https://youtu.be/zTATJjWSwP8?t=9882
The worm turns slowly at first....
The coming economic storm will wake even more people up to what has been done to them, their families and friends. Unfortunately, around 30% of the population is severely damaged due to the multiyear fear-based psyops used to attack the general population in the western world. Many of the victims will finally recognize that this was done on purpose. That is when the healing will begin.
Freedom loving people will win in the end. They know how to feed and take care of themselves, cooperate with their neighbors and work towards building a free universe for mankind.
Klaus and his "Oligarchs United™" team will get stuffed.
Any of y'all catch this?? Equine and human partners on the march! Soooo many! Alberta ( Coutts... should ring a bell. )
I used to wonder why people drank the Koolaid. It seemed crazy. Not something you’d see in 2022. That’s the disbelief I have. That people are still crazy.
Holy crap I just love the way your write. Slow clap….
Your best work.
I think the blue-haired butterfly (and isn't she a Beautiful Butterfly) is imagining that SHE is the model for the Colin White picture. "I'm not only "stopping the madness!(TM)", but I'm secretly giving my own Truck Fudeau a sweet "Heil Hitler" and a little wink. Smoochy-kisses, Truckie! I heart you!" If it wasn't so serious, I would LOL, a lot!
It's morons like this that put Trudeau in. The wailing that will come out of them when he loses will be unbearable.
I teared up watching that video of all the people coming together in peace and harmony. Bounce castles for the kids and a street party atmosphere. This is what good people do when they gather. Those standing against them are truly lost.
Yes they are the bad guys - and the breaking news is that in the last 30 minutes Ottawa police have begun to arrest the peaceful protesting truckers!
Someone with blue hair is mad she wasn’t invited to the Trucker’s party.
Thank you great gato!
I have read that police are going to arrest people bringing fuel to the truckers beginning at midnight (UNSUBSTANTIATED). It would be a shame if any of it got spilled under police cars, because, I'm not sure, help me out here?
We are with you!👍🏻💕🔆. Sending money again to you brave citizens
What a great line gato...you start sure, and the rest is adopted as a flag of convenience to provide precept for tactical morality.
James Lindsay calls this a paralogy--a false reasoning used to justify morality. It's used by the leftists that created Critical Theory.