I was listening to the radio and a discussion took place about the Peopleâ€™s Convoy to DC. The individual on the telephone said that he had contributed to the Convoy, but had gone to a local convenience store and purchased anonymous gift cards to send. His point was that the global fascist takeover of Canada had caused him to think about how to contribute, and even though he was an American Citizen who favored the American trucker convoy he was changing his behavior. Was his decision based on prudence or fear of eventual retribution?
A single mother in Canada with 4 children had her bank accounts and other financial instruments frozen. She hadnâ€™t directly participated in the activities in Ottawa, but she had contributed to the Canadian Freedom Convoy 2022 using givesendgo.com. This turned her into a target of Trudeauâ€™s communist and socialist government. (There are additional concerns about her employment. Would any of her three employers decide that she is a liability and terminate her employment.)
There are other interesting stories about Trudeauâ€™s tyranny:Â A Canadian who has a podcast on Youtube was told that he should shut down as the commentary is too critical of Trudeau.Â There is the leftist news mediaâ€™s use of doxxed information to contact people who contributed to the truckers.Â There are also postings on Ottawa telephone poles that display the names of Ottawans who contributed to the truckers.Â Obviously, all of this is for intimidation and retribution purposes.Â Â
What is most significant is that Trudeauâ€™s use of the Emergency Act has gone from temporary to control the trucker protests to permanent without any defined need.Â To buttress the permanence, Trudeau has not only employed Canadian police but UN paramilitary forces.Â Many of the arrested Canadian protestors are now being held for â€œmischief makingâ€ without the benefit of judicial process.Â This is quite like what is being done in DC to the January 6th protestors.Â Â
How will the Canadian people react to the sudden loss of their liberty?Â Will they fall for the totalitarian leftâ€™s idiotic idea that cries for freedom equate to extremism and racism?Â Will they be consumed by fear of a â€œknock at the doorâ€?Â Time will tell â€“ and I hope the bell will not toll for Americans. Â (By the way, if you honk your horn twice that means â€œHeil, Hitlerâ€.)
In anticipation of the American trucker protestor coinciding with the Biden State of the Union, fencing is going up around the Capitol. The DC police have been alerted and the National Guard has been recruited. The Secret Service, FBI, and various intelligence agencies are also involved. The American truckers have said that they will be peaceful and will protest the COVID mandates by driving around the DC Beltway and holding some freedom rallies away from the Capitol.
There are now obvious questions about the usage of the American Patriot Act. While it is designed to deal with terrorism, what is to stop it from targeting a single mother of 4? Will the politicians of the left who now control the Congress and Executive restrain themselves from employing this legalistic tool against average American citizens? (The Canadian parliament, dominated by the communists and socialists, did NOT vote to roll back Trudeauâ€™s tyrannical power grab. The message of the peaceful Canadian truckerâ€™s protest was thus rejected.)
One final thought here.Â â€œPrudence is no doubt a valuable quality, but prudence which degenerates into timidity is very seldom a path to safetyâ€.Â This is a quote by noted English statesman, Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury â€“ who lived about 500 years ago.Â Â Â Â