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?