if you want to see the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of an entire ideology on vivid technicolor display, it’s hard to beat what’s going on right now in canada.
the totalitarian “build back better” structures endlessly justified with rhetoric as relentless as it was dishonest are being demolished and supplanted by precisely that thing they claimed to champion:
the just power of the people to seek equity and agency.
this is literally the alleged intellectual class of the socialist salon getting exactly what it is they have always advocated for and then freaking out about it.
and it’s perfect.
because this is not what any of them really wanted. it was a pretext. it was a pose. and nothing undermines a pose like having your dad and his friends show up and do it better than you.
because this was never about “the workers” or “the downtrodden” or about elevating any of the alleged race victims or the lower classes
the socialists do not want that. they never did. they wanted to rule you. they wanted this:
and this becomes dazzlingly obvious in their incredible distress and outright horror at the actual workers seizing anything and empowering themselves without these cadres of alleged leaders.
back in april, i wrote THIS.
and then, like clockwork, we got trudeau calling any who would not submit to him racists and sexists and science deniers. those that acceded to his neo-lysenkoism and oppression were the righteous army and the “fringe minority” who would not submit were intolerable and unacceptable.
and then the actual workers, not the playacting mascot workers of the would be despot’s imagined structures, rose up.
and this was not what the elites who claimed to stand for them wanted.
nosirree bob, it was not.
all the fairy tales were wrong.
the deplorables were supposed to be hateful and violent and vicious.
instead they were kind and friendly and fostered community.
they were peaceful but implacable.
and where it took justin years to divide canada and tear it asunder, these people united it in days.
because this is real unity, and real unity will not be denied.
and in the face of this overt instantiation of the literal liturgy of the socialist sermons and the actual realization of their purported dreams and memes, the socialists lost their minds.
“you’re doing it wrong!!!”
“i’m supposed to tell you who to be angry at!”
OUR violent protests with burning towns and businesses are proper and just but your actually peaceful protest represents intolerable aggression.
it’s a surreal set of outcomes and all the proof you will ever need that this “socialism” and neo-marxist merchants of post-modernist grievance cults were never about emancipating anyone.
it was about inflicting fear and coercion to grab and to sustain power and position.
they did not want to remove your chains, they just wanted to be sure that they held the keys and had you locked in the right form of fetters.
this stands in stunning contrast to the response to the incredibly destructive BLM protests. were any damages there ever even discussed, much less demanded?
(this has since been deleted. i suspect the feedback was less than laudatory…)
these are not honest people. this is the tactical morality of the amoral partisan.
and a real, honest, grass roots reclamation of power by the people is their kryptonite.
these people don’t want anything from the elites, no subsidy, no sinecure, no gravy train of preferencing and priviliege.
they just want to be left alone.
and that is the one idea that no socialist can bear.
they never wanted to free you.
they wanted to rule you.
they needed you to need them.
and they cannot countenance any idea that you might not.
it is on obvious display in everything they they do and every word they say.
this incandescent rage at people actually finding their own power and freedom is not the response of a would-be liberator.
it it the screechy shibboleth of the would be despot whose hopes have been dashed.
they got what they claimed they supported and they could not bear it.
and this is because it was all lies.
this was never “for the people” it was “to the people without their consent.”
after the burning and looting they applauded and the staggering damage they have done over recent decades and the last two years in particular, this opposition to and willful mischaracterization of peaceful protest in defense of basic human liberty is beyond the pale.
and so the cowards run.
for no one can miss the truth of a lie this big.
and it is time these mendacious malevolencies masquerading as saviors were sent packing.
for they are not suited for a society of free people.
and we are done with them and all those like them.
and we have the means.
and we have the memes.
and this society is ours to create, not theirs to dictate.
and the lions are awake.
I continue to be amazed at how you can just keep churning out such amazingly accurate musings...
Every time I see Prime Minister Blackface and Grandpa Brandon I am somewhat heartened to be reminded that Klaus and Co. ain't exactly sending their best...
In February 1945 most Germans knew the war was effectively over. But, some true believers kept fighting doggedly until early May.
It’s the same here in Canada now. You can feel it coming to an end, but there are still many who deny it: pushing vaccinations for children, as well as boosters, masks, vaccine passports, and hand sanitizer (!) for everyone.
There’s still a ways to go, but there’s light at the end of the convoy.
This is why we have different words. This is not marxism or communism. This is authoritarianism or totalitarianism working toward a global oligarchical or even feudal system.
Someone on Twitter posted: "The Mayor of Ottawa called some tow companies and asked them to start towing trucks out of the city. The tow companies reply? 'We've got Co-vid.'"
If this is true, it's delicious.
I saw this JT commencement speech this morning and could not resist adding to the meme stack
I posted on Gab, but, alas, I cannot paste the meme in here, so here are the pertinent words from Justin Trudeau's commencement speech to NYU in May, 2018:
"... LET YOURSELF BE VULNERABLE TO ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW. THAT'S WHAT TAKES TRUE COURAGE.
"TO OPEN YOURSELF TO ANOTHER'S CONVICTION AND RISK BEING CONVINCED A LITTLE OR A LOT OF THE VALIDITY OF THEIR PERSPECTIVE ... HEH ... NOW THAT'S SCARY ... DISCOVERING SOMEONE YOU MAY VEHEMENTLY DISAGREE WITH MIGHT HAVE A POINT ... MIGHT EVEN BE RIGHT."
I have a sneaking suspicion that many people were starting to catch on to the fact that life in the big D cities wasn't exactly what they promised. No matter how much money goes to 'fixing the problems', nothing ever actually gets fixed because then the cronies wouldn't get any money next year. It's how Seattle spends a zillion dollars on the homeless and gets more homeless people -- so clearly more spending is needed!
“The first question I asked Jason (former leader of the Seattle Human Services Department, Jason Johnson) was when he started in 2018, the budget was under $90 million for homelessness, and now it’s $165 million for 2021. And of course, the problem obviously has not gotten better, so I think it’s a legitimate one. I don’t think there’s a lot of discussion out there about when we’re funding fixes versus funding like survival services,” he said.
Before I was told to hit the road for being a leper at my ex-workplace, I told my ex-boss that if they required truckers to get vaccinated that they wouldn't just say "NO" but "HELL NO!"
I guess I was right. Ex-bossman was a bit of an elitist prick. He knew nothing about truckers and their mindset. I come from a family of truckers and have worked in logistics/shipping most of my life. Somehow I knew the uprising would come from truckers. Now if only US truckers would do the same and end this medical tyranny once and for all.
This one cracked me up:
Makes me think of the Bug’s Life scene: “If one stands up to us, they all might stand up!”
"and we have the means.
and we have the memes."
God bless you, Gato, you are brilliant, you are brave-hearted, you are a force to be reckoned with, and you are hilarious. And loved by many.
"When the Gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers."—Oscar Wilde
Praise the Gods for answering leftists' prayers in Ottawa.
Exactly right. Many of the people preaching socialism do so merely as a pretext to grab more power for themselves.
The “Build Back Better” stuff has been discredited over and over, both historically and theoretically. It’s just Central Planning Redux. The arrogant and incompetent have decided to run things again.
Read Adam Smith, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman. They demolished the arguments for government central planning. The people in charge have terrible incentives and lack adequate information to run a complex economy.
Only a decentralized system that respects individual choice can bring prosperity and allow human beings to flourish.
Now people realie that worker owned co ops were what marx really wanted, not what the USSR etc did, which was state capitalism.. Whether the state or private corps own the business, it doesn't matter, it gives them control over the government and the people.
One person one vote
now we also need
One person one vote ECONOMICALLY/business wise
Addressing targeting the populace, decades before big data and micro-targeting, Ellul wrote that in propaganda “…the individual never is considered as an individual, but always in terms of what he has in common with others, such as his motivations, his feelings, or his myths. He is reduced to an average; and, except for a small percentage, action based on averages will be effectual.” (p. 7) This explanation appears timeless. However, technology now allows us ever-greater market segmentation, and therefore ever-smaller groups can be targeted with disinformation based on their shared views. Mass movements arise from the connection of motivated people with like-minded others. Strengthening those connections and making the connected group even more like-minded can be accomplished through amplifying information that reinforces common views and minimizing exposure to information that effectively challenges shared views. Amplifying supportive voices while minimizing opposing ones occurs in what we now call “filter bubbles.”
Regarding “filter bubbles,” Ellul wrote “Propaganda tends to make the individual live in a separate world; he must not have outside points of reference.” (p. 17). Ellul went on to say and modern research supports) that “Those who read the press of their group and listen to the radio of their group are constantly reinforced in their allegiance.”(p. 213) Social and traditional media information outlets on radio, television, and the internet allow us to self-select what information we even see, much less accept. To avoid the cognitive dissonance of contrary opinions, we can deny ourselves outside points of reference, and thereby reinforce our own allegiances.
U.S. Army War College
A small correction regarding the Ottawa City Manager's tweet:
GoFundMe never froze Freedom Convoy's funds. Fake news in an effort to get the public to stop donating. With the funds they presently have they can afford to keep this going for years. Press Conference, convoy organizers:
The problem is, in Marxist/leftist areas there are many people who see themselves as the ruling elite. They don’t realize they truly have no power in the face of the ruling class. But they think they are intellectually superior and therefore they are superior. It’s a rude awakening to found out they’re not. Something like an embargo on stuff they want may help them see the light.
All the books and theory in the world get shattered by reality.
Brilliant! Thank you!!! These leftist, globalist, elitist leaders of countries around the world are incompatible with a civil and rational society. They are incompatible with truth, freedom, and humanity.
Regarding the "woke" backlash to free speech: The call to censorship and so-called cancelling is reflective of a cultural disease born of a systematic, purposeful severing of the connection between inputs and outcomes. This effort began over 100 years ago with the advent of mass media. The religion that has funded it, Commercialism as promulgated by the high priests of Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Media, Big Medicine, Big Chemical, Big Education, and others, is coordinated through an incentivized system of benefits and it relies upon corruption of government agencies and politicians. Ask yourself: Do these monolithic corporations operate under a cloak of coordinated manipulation? Think "Big Tech" to easily access the answer. Or do they operated within an ethic of the social good guiding them? Now, think "Truckers for Freedom."
This wokeness business is little more than the pathetic attempt of the class of college-educated so-called "liberals" (slaves to the system that sustains their privileges) begging liberal politicians and woke corporate leaders (plantation masters) for relief from uncertainty and changes to the status quo. Nothing is more essential to the woke than their continued class identification. Wokeness has somehow supplanted enlightened revolt, (think "Neil Young in 2020s versus Neil Young in the 1960s").
Those who are independent of this class offensive and who dare to revolt against the status quo (Joe Rogan, Dr. McCullough, Dr. Malone, the Truckers and all manner of non-conformers) are castigated by the woke as trouble-makers of the worst kind. "Heretics and revolutionaries must be censored, jailed, and shunned before they stir the masters of the universe to lump us with them and reduce OUR standing relative to the 'red-state, genocidal racist, misogynist rabble' (aka "them") that we seek to silence."
Wokeism is the slipping in of excuses of every sort for the excesses of the oligarchic power structure, all in a play to avoid uncertainty and undesired changes to the status quo. Changes over which the woke have no control, the kind that a dominated person lives in mortal fear of experiencing, the kind where you're chained in the basement and begin physically shaking and sweating at the sound of the doorknob rattling as your captor is about to open the door and barrel down the stairs for another round of torment; the kind when you await the terrifying rumble and rattle of the subway tunnel ceiling while the Nazis are bombing from above, this lack of control is what they fear the most. Their cushioned lives have taught them nothing else. The woke will do ANYTHING to avoid the thing they fear most, including sacrifcing friends, family, and children. To wit: Pfizer is going after infants, toddlers, and little girls and boys (6 months to 5 yrs). Children have virtually no chance of dying from Covid, yet we're going to vaccinate them in order to please our corporate masters??? And now, if it may please the court, please enter this tidbit into evidence: https://youtu.be/Kvx0oCvMm8g.
German propagandists of the 1930s and 40s perfected the art of accusing their opponents of the exact wrongs and crimes that the tyrants were committing themselves. And so, in the 2020s we've come full circle back to the 1920s when fascism began in earnest. "The Emperor will show you the true nature of the Force. He is your Master now.” ~ Darth Vader
Wokeism is cowardice pretending to be courage.
I need to re-subscribe under a bunch of different names so I can give this all the likes it deserves.
The Cat is knocking it out of orbit with these posts!
During the fifties the marxists realised workers despise them, because workers wants to make enough to give their children something more than they themself grew up with. Cue focus-change to the useless segment of the middle and upper classes.
The effect? Late sixties radicalism, which then rapidly subsided into an endless morass of drug abuse, cults, and other perfidy.
And then comes the early nineties, and queer theory, post modernsim, decostructionism and memetics (yes, memetics was a scholarly discipline in the early nineties - a subfield to semiotics and semantics). And this time, having washed away anything resembling theories of history, economics or really anything connected to reality the aging corpse of chic pinko bourgeois bolsjevism-to-provoke-mumsy-and-papa to apoplexy - this time it proved the perfect tool for those who rule.
Methinks the Cat may be a Smilodon in hiding.
It is apparent the world needs more trucks and drivers with steel in their spines-
Given that we in the States elected Brandon, we don't have a lot to crow about, but still, why on earth do Canadians keep electing that pussy Trudeau?
Stop being so meme to Trudeau
I suspect that the vast majority of the truckers in Ottawa are owner-operators making them more entrepreneurial than classical Marxist "working class" but the rally-targeted elitists certainly include those Cultural Marxists who, these days tend to vacillate between the yearning for the serfdom of socialism and the state-aligned corporatism and illiberal dictates of fascism, both variants of statism exemplified by the so-called left.
Effing brilliant! Now may other nations rise up and emulate the brave Canuck Truckers!
Rule #1 of ditches (for Bieber’s namesake): Stop digging when you’re already too deep to escape. But the spoiled brat who’s hiding from Canadian citizens is deaf to your message. For he is the quintessential “more equal” party.
Toss the puppy come next election. And give Dorval Airport its name back. After all, wasn’t Mirabel his daddy’s pet white elephant?
This is beautiful! Thank you!! And you are so right and righteous in your comments just like the people are right and righteous to demand their freedom that was unlawfully taken by tyrants!
There is truth here, but underlying it is a basic misunderstanding of what socialism is, and what the current liberal elite are. The current liberal elite are not liberal, and they are certainly not "left wing." Socialism is about as much a part of their ideology as it is for Trump. They are conservatives and authoritarians, and don't much differ from Republicans in their ideology except in the things they want to control. No Republican wants civil liberties any more than these clowns do. It just so happens that the liberties they want to abolish are slightly different. Two wings; same bird. Socialism and communism are not inherently authoritarian. Socialism is BY DEFINITION democratic. In fact, it is quite possible to be a libertarian socialist or communist--neither need be top-down systems. The important thing to note is the hypocrisy, as you said, between what these shitlibs pretend to stand for, and what they actually stand for. Their liberal pretensions are all theatre. But it is also critical to recognize that authoritarianism is bad on the right too--one need only to visit Congress and the Senate to get a good look at what each "side" wants to mandate.
All your memes are belong to us.
you are fucking gorgeous
Bang. On. The. Money. Have a kipper.
Dad was from Quebec. He had a saying, 'Your freedom stops at the end of my nose'. I think about that every day now. Injected bioweapons are def. out of the question given this metric, and I will never take an injection for my 'health'. Never even took the flu shots, cuz...they could put ANYTHING in those vials. And what do you know, they did.
Listen Baditude, I don't know who you think you are, but I think you are the bomb!
Cdn BLM protest here. It’s incredible. https://twitter.com/pedrog18885948/status/1488222489478148096?s=21
OMG I am going to laugh every time I eat chicken now
Pure class!!! Satire and humour (taking the piss!) really irratates this woke, self-righteous lot, so keep it up I say!
Not a meme yet.
Hey Justin! My minority is bigger than your minority!
Justin? Justin? Justin who? Who's Justin? Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, that Justin! Racist, Canadian Primed Minstrel BlackFace!!!
I'm not sure there is a feast fancy enough for you, gato.
But I'd give this a shot from a nice site in Moab overlooking the river.
You can have equality or quality, but you can't have both.
I bet you think there's a way to square that circle, a way to give everyone a chance, to have affirmative action for all social interactions. But that's a fantasy. Back in reality, the only way to test for exceptions, is if you're a mindreader. Otherwise, by the time you find out you've made a mistake, it's too late to do anything about it. Meanwhile, the identity group that you're not catering to, will get their widdle feewings hurt, and come back at you to take revenge.
THIS!!! - so spot on. Thank you
A bit of context: The founder of BLM - Patrisse Cullors - did in the summer of 2020 refer to herself and others in the org as "trained Marxists" (as in the first meme above) - it was spoken as a boast, a badge of credibility. And, as is better known, she subsequently developed a penchant for pricey, fenced off, real estate. The meme therefore has real accuracy.
Canadians: who is Candice Bergen who is going viral for supporting the truckers in Parliament?
Thank you from canada. ❤️🙋🏻♀️🙏🏻🇨🇦
THAT WAS EPIC!
What a great article! Love the pictures! I’ve already passed them along and posted to twitter (that’s the only reason I keep the damn account). Meow……
Socialism -- and even going back to the French Revolution before formal Socialism existed -- has always been for The People in the abstract. The actual literal existing people are merely an obstacle.
To borrow from "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand, "who is John Galt?" There are also 3 movies based on the book if you don't want to read the book.