I’ve been reading how the Canadian national and provincial governments are in preparation (and sadly cases already executing) of using the force of power to use repression against the massive anti-Mandate Freedom Convoy protests. So I am pleased to also read the protesters have been “Outsmarting Liberal Politicians.”
Below is the Speaking About News on outsmarting the Leftist powerbrokers followed by some polemics by Alex Jones against Medical Tyranny (which includes pay-the-bills ads – which you get to choose to FF through or not).
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David Krayden, OTTAWA – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the City of Ottawa are constantly looking at new and adventurous ways to remove the freedom convoy from the nation’s capitol but the truckers keep outsmarting and outmaneuvering them at every turn. The Ottawa Police Service is repeatedly warning the truckers that they are going to be raided.
The truckers have not responded to these threats with any incendiary language or violence and watching the action first hand, one is impressed at how much the convoy is actually doing to improve situations in the city, offering free food and clothing to homeless people.
Nothing has been more devastating to police than the release of a YouTube video showing a Ottawa police officer swearing, arresting and throwing a 78-year-old man against his car for honking his horn. The incident has essentially frozen any further aggressive police action toward the convoy and has embarrassed the police service.
The police service has also raised the issue of the number of children involved with the convoy as some social workers have mused about seizing them. That idea has been roundly condemned as another example of how COVID-19 restrictions have flagrantly violated basic democratic norms.
The Official Opposition Conservative Party Thursday demanded that the House of Commons vote on ending the COVID-19 mandates, while more provinces are announcing that they plan to withdraw vaccine passports and masking in all indoor public places.
Trudeau has continued to insist the protesters are displaying “Nazi symbols” although this claim is being increasingly dismissed and ridiculed by media outlets. The arrival of Fox News has turned the convoy into an international story and whenever the camera is on, the crowds of protesters and supporters cheer and offer their complete disdain for those Canadian media outlets that continue to parrot Trudeau’s version of the truth.
The prime minister’s Quebec caucus is furious at how Trudeau has ignored the protesters – because so many are from vote rich and usually Liberal-friendly Quebec. One of the truly amazing phenomena of this protest is how truckers from Quebec and Alberta – two provinces that have often sparred over4 language and energy issues – have literally embraced each other in their opposition to COVID-19 mandates and the Trudeau government.
With the protest poised to begin its third week, it shows no sign of collapsing and its participants continue to say they are not leaving town until they see change. More trucks are expected to arrive on Saturday as some truckers have gone to Toronto to expand the protest in Canada’s largest city.
A party-like atmosphere continues to pervade the protest. At a detachment organized at a ballpark about a five minute drive from Parliament Hill, the organizers have set up saunas and a food tent that also offers toiletries and winter clothing to participants. These saunas, combined with bouncy tents for the kids, apparently sent Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson over the edge as he complained that it was “disturbing” that the protest was turning into a “some kind of fun carnival.”
All Trudeau can say is that “these protests have to stop” and reiterate his apparent belief that white supremacists are behind the event. The Liberals are suggesting the convoy is being funding by American interests and want to expand an investigation into funding into whether it is “ideologically motivated.”
Longtime Ottawa resident Phiilip Lafleche discussed whether people in Ottawa were being inconvenienced by the protest.
“I’ve been here for six days and I have seen so much support,” he said, noting the piles of food, clothing and provisions that have been donated by locals. “They’re so behind us.”
He said in his analysis of history, he cannot recall a time when a government “locked up the healthy … we quarantine the sick and we make sure we take preventative measures for the vulnerable but we never have locked up the healthy. And I’ve been locked up for two years.”
He said one of the effects that the convoy has on local businesses is that people are increasingly refusing to wear masks when they go into stores. Lafleche said mandates have forced business owners to be “policemen for the government.”
“The truckers were the point. They broke through the barriers, They started the conversation. Even though [Trudeau] won’t talk to us.”
Lafleche said he is fed up with the “mainstream media,” much of which he says he “used to watch.” He criticized journalists for getting the news “from their Twitter feed” instead of engaging in investigating journalism and doing their jobs.
He says he plans to stay at the protest as long as he can. “But I’m willing to be arrested – yes.”
While sellout to the pharmaceutical criminal cabal Justin Trudeau pushes fake vaccination numbers on fake news media, harasses and try to coerce the Canadian population into taking dangerous experimental Covid injections, that killed and injured so many, he also wants to turn Canada into a prison, where vaccine-free patriots are not allowed to even leave, pretty much treating the people of Canada like cattle, and totally ignoring basic human rights, constitutional rights, and the Nuremberg code. Justin Trudeau wants to make the freedom loving truckers look like the bad guys, while he’s the one accused of misconduct with minors, and keeping friendly relationships with condemned pedophiles. A Canadian family tried to cross into the United States though the Canadian border on foot, to escape Justin Trudeau’s Covid tyranny in the middle of a cold winter night, and they were all found dead and frozen; This Covid madness most end, one way or another.]
Canada allegedly has a representative government but you wouldn’t know it by some of the severe Medical Tyranny imposed on its citizens over a CCP COVID virus that has had a 99% survival rate prior to the imposition of dubiously effective and significantly dangerous mRNA Jabs.
WELL…I pray Americans wake at least to the same degree as Canadians as a Freedom Convoy of Truckers have been travelling from the West coast to Canada’s capital city of Ottawa to protest Mandates. Along the Truckers have been vilified with lies by its own government and a Left oriented press.
GoFundMe has been exposed as part of the Left Stream Liars by freezing donations given in the millions to help finance the Freedom Convoy. FORTUNATELY, another crowdsourcing funding platform called GiveSendGo has stepped up to the plate and as this writing has acquired over 3 MILLION dollars for the Freedom Convoy. YOU CAN SUPPORT FREEDOM HERE: https://givesendgo.com/freedomconvoy2022.
The Canadian trucker convoy started as a protest. Now, it’s practically brought the Canadian government to its knees. The Covid tyrants in Ottawa are coming unglued. So they’re getting more aggressive. In Parliament, Canada’s pathetic, fake “conservative” party threw out their leader for even meeting with the Truckers. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police sent a representative of the Crown to meet with truckers in an eerie scene, something that looks like war games, something that reminds us of a horrific movie or a recreation of the genocidal events in our world’s history.
The jury’s no longer out on the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, which like so many social platforms of the day, is heavily influenced by far left politics.
The story of the day isn’t that GoFundMe, “now nixing the Canadian trucker $10-million trucker fundraiser while having promoted the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest appeal”, as reported today by Fox News—but that the trucker fundraising has moved on—moved on even before seeing the Fox story.
Not only have the truckers moved on but so have their supporters.
“Despite all the server attacks against them, the truckers Convoy has raised $2 million in 2 days on GiveSendGo” –Behizy on gab.
“Crowdfunding platform GoFundMe, which is now caught up in controversy over its nixing of a fundraiser for the Canadian trucker protests, once promoted an appeal for the 2020 Seattle Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP.) (Fox News, Feb. 6, 2022)
“The platform on Friday announced that it had frozen the convoy’s official campaign, offering a justification that there was violence connected to the Freedom Convoy and the protest had turned into an occupation. The truckers are protesting Canada’s vaccine mandates.
“We now have evidence from law enforcement that the previously peaceful demonstration has become an occupation, with police reports of violence and other unlawful activity,” a statement from GoFundMe said.”
What evidence? Who’s seen it?
“It said it had subsequently judged the fundraiser to be in violation of its terms of service (specifically clauses barring the promotion of violence and harassment) and that it was being removed. It subsequently reversed a decision to redistribute any funds that had not been claimed.” (Fox News)
Donors gave no permission to GoFundMe to “redistribute” their donations.
“The GoFundMe page to support the “Freedom Convoy” of Canadian truckers was approaching $10 million as of Monday evening, which is more money than the major federal political parties of Canada raised during the last quarter of 2021. (Fox News)
“However, despite its concern about “occupation,” in 2020 the platform not only allowed, but also gave its backing on social media to a fundraiser for a farmer working in the left-wing Seattle protest which occupied a six-block downtown area.
“In a community with no police, this farmer is feeding people & bringing them closer together,” the tweet said with a link to the fundraiser. “Learn how you can support Marcus’ mission within the CHOP.”
“The platform retweeted a Bloomberg interview with the farmer, in which he said it was interesting to him to see “an area that has been highly gentrified taken over and occupied and for these people to experience what it’s like to be occupied and to deal with issues of being displaced.”
“While the CHOP was initially heralded by liberal media outlets and politicians, the New York Times later reported on the experience of besieged business owners who endured the occupation and violence that accompanied it.
“Business crashed as the Seattle police refused to respond to calls to the area. Officers did not retake the region until July 1, after four shootings, including two fatal ones,” the Times reported.
“Fox News reported at the time that crimes including shooting and assaults had taken place, that protesters had reportedly blocked police from responding to crimes and that the local police chief had said that 911 response times to reports of burglaries, rapes and other crimes had tripled in the vicinity.
“The contrast between GoFundMe’s backing of CHOP and its nixing of the Freedom Convoy fundraiser was noted by commentators including Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
“Double-standard?” he tweeted on Friday.”
Platforms licensed to collect money from the public have no business inserting political influence on how the money is distributed.
Godspeed the GoFund-Me investigation by Governor Ron DeSantis, and other states—and all potential litigants chasing the crowdfunding platform through the Courts.
In the video below, Convoy organizer Tamara Lich informs Canadians on the easiest and simplest way to give and support truckers and those fighting for our freedoms in Ottawa:
Rumble VIDEO: Freedom Convoy 2022 – Tamara Lich GiveSendGo [For some reason – a mystery to me – Rumble has not made the embed codes available for this video but the original video link is available]
In this video, Tamara Lich informs Canadians on the easiest and simpliest way to give and support truckers and those fighting for our freedoms in Ottawa.]
“This is Tamara Lich here, from beautiful downtown Ottawa on this lovely Friday afternoon.
“We are here today to give you an update on the situation here with GoFundMe, as well as how you can continue to help the truckers we have on the ground here.
“So as you know GoFundMe has released only $1 Million of the over $10 Million that you have donated thus far, and they have frozen the rest of it for now.
“I wanted to get you some accurate information on how you can support the Truckers who are on the ground here at the moment.
“We have decided to team up with an organization called GiveSendGo and which is going to enable us to get donations into the hands of the truckers, much much quicker, while everybody gets the rest of the stuff sorted out.
“So it is going to be GiveSendGo and Freedom Convoy 2022.
“You can check out their site, there will be links posted here, shortly once we have all this information up, and so yeah, please, if you can donate and help us, keep these truckers going . We plan to be here for the long haul , as long as it takes to ensure that your rights and freedoms are restored.
“And honestly, from the bottom of our hearts we thank you very much and we will continue to bring you updates as we have all that information, so thank you very much.”
Freedom Convoy 2022 and its massive supporters have the unprecedented potential to free the West from overreaching, tyrannical governments worldwide!
Go, Freedom Convoy 2022, Go!
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Six Comments On The Canadian Truckers’ Freedom Convoy
In this installment of their weekly Sunday Six conversation, PF Whalen and Parker Beauregard of The Blue State Conservative discuss six conclusions we can draw from the anti-vaccine mandate protests sweeping across Canada.
#6: Canadian establishment conservatives are just as worthless as their American counterparts.
Parker: I am a big Jordan Peterson fan, and he finally gave me an opportunity to bring him into our discussions. I can usually never do Peterson justice; he’s just a uniquely gifted thinker and orator. As always, he captures what so many people feel innately but often can’t communicate.
In the brief, and what appears to be unplanned and spur-of-the-moment, video, Peterson goes after the leaders of Canada’s “conservative” opposition party leaders. Where are they? Why aren’t they rallying around the truckers? Why aren’t they seizing this populist movement and harnessing the frustrations and desires of regular Canadians who want only to live in a free society? Part of his appeal to the absent leadership includes some pretty common-sense language:
“This is your moment, conservatives in Canada. You could come out and say to the population, say to the people who are desperate to hear this, that we can have our lives returned to normal. And that there’s still some danger but that we’ve got this. With competent leadership and care, we could return our lives to what they should be. We could have our country back. We could move forward into the future in a normal manner.”
The whole video is shared below. It begs the question: What is it about conservative government officials here and elsewhere? Are they not really conservative? Are they cowards? Do they place their own job security and social standing over the needs of the people they claim to represent? We have seen enough Liz Cheneys, Lindsey Grahams, and Aaron O’Tooles for one lifetime.
#5: Strong opposition to vax mandates isn’t limited to the U.S., and it’s not a fringe position
PF: The talking heads in the American media – along with leftist politicians and establishment ‘conservatives just like in Canada, as you mentioned in #6 – would have us believe that rejecting the idea of government authoritarian vaccine mandates at a federal level is a position held only by conspiracy theorists; whackos. That is not the case, not just here but in Canada as well, and elsewhere around the world. Those who love freedom, no matter in what country they reside, support the human right of being able to decide what’s best for one’s own health.
If someone opposes vaccine mandates, or if they even question their wisdom, the left and their minions will unleash an all-out assault. They will attempt to cancel your podcast, or suspend your Twitter account, or have you fired from your job. And why? It’s all about power. If we’ve learned nothing else from the Omicron variant of COVID, it’s that the vaccinated can still transmit the disease. And that’s not me saying that, it’s the CDC. So, if the vaccine doesn’t stop the spread, what’s the point in mandating the vax? They’re essentially saying, “It’s for your own good, and you’re going to do it, like it or not.”
It’s funny with vaccines because you and I differ significantly regarding our own choice. I’m fully vaxxed, or at least I am by the most recent standard Fauci has put out there. I got the J&J shot last spring, and I got the Pfizer booster in November, whereas you haven’t been vaxxed at all. But we totally agree on the vaccine mandates. Such mandates should be implemented at a state and local level, not at the federal level. Any such mandate should have the support of both the legislative and executive branches, not just a governor, mayor, or president governing by decree. And it’s nice to know that we’re not alone in this opinion.
#4: It exposes the con of political leftists supporting and representing the working class.
Parker: One of the great ironies of this entire movement is that truck drivers as a whole, let’s say, could not more perfectly capture the notion of a working class. In Marxist terms, here are people that get paid relatively little for carrying and earning the means of profit for larger businesses and the 1%. Their plight should be the plight of the Marxist revolution, right? Wrong.
Rather than come out and support the working folks of Canada and their circumstances of medical oppression and quite real unemployment at the hands of the elites, Justin Trudeau, the American corporate media, and everyone else who campaigns on supporting and representing exactly these people ignore and disparages them instead. Is the jig finally up? Do enough people now recognize this? Though not related through protest, isn’t it just another angle of the same problem like when AOC killed tens of thousands of Amazon jobs in her district? The working class got hosed up their derriere on that. Now with the truckers, rather than unite in their fight for rights and freedoms, the leftists in power spit on their single aim of providing for families and call them fringe white supremacists.
This convoy ought to make it perfectly clear that the government has no desire to represent the will of the people or do right by them. The government, especially a leftists’ dream of an ever-bigger government, is in direct conflict with the ideals of supporting a thriving, prosperous working and middle-class people. There has never been an exception in history, and the convoy once again illustrates this point.
#3: The leftwing tyranny by Big Tech worsens, with GoFundMe shutting down the truckers and seizing $9 million of donations.
PF: This news shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it’s downright scary. On Friday, GoFundMe, which is a privately held company and not part of a larger conglomerate, made the announcement that it would be stopping all contributions to the “Freedom Convoy 2022” fund and that they would not be returning donations to the donors. Instead, GoFundMe will give those funds to “credible and established charities verified by GoFundMe.” This action is technological autocracy at its worst.
The reason GoFundMe is citing for their actions is that there are, “police reports of violence and other unlawful activity.” This justification is merely an excuse and a lame one at that. Whatever violence and unlawful activity the truckers have engaged in is a fraction of what we saw with Black Lives Matter in 2020, yet GoFundMe not only allowed massive amounts of fundraising for BLM, they enthusiastically supported it. Yet at least 25 people died in those protests with over $2 billion in property damage. We can conclude, therefore, that 25 dead and billions in damage isn’t violent and unlawful enough for GoFundMe to act, provided leftists are the culprits.
The motivation by GoFundMe is obvious. As part of Big Tech, they are leftists which means they support all things Democrat. Joe Biden and his comrades in Congress and the media support vax mandates, and the Canadian truckers oppose them and are drawing unfavorable attention to GoFundMe’s leftwing allies up north. Solution? Just shut them down and come up with a convenient excuse to do so. Freedom of speech be damned, Big Tech must promote the left’s agenda.
#2: It has inspired an American Freedom Convoy from California to DC.
Parker: I will take freedom however it comes, though with a tinge of regret that the American people have relinquished their claim to being the biggest lovers of and advocates for freedom during the rise of Covid-ushered totalitarianism. While the American people dutifully stayed home, masked up, and complied with vaccine mandates, major European cities exploded with nightly rage. Now, our docile neighbors to the north are up honking nonstop in Ottawa. It’s a beautiful sight to behold.
It at least seems some Americans have gotten their act together. A similar Freedom Convoy is trying to get off the ground in California and embark for DC. Will it take hold? It’s hard to see how it couldn’t, despite social media’s best efforts to delete group pages and lines of communication. A healthy number of Americans are fed up with medical tyranny, notwithstanding the majority of Democrats who welcome vaccine passports and other draconian measures. Does it matter that vaccines, lockdowns, masks, and everything else doesn’t work? Nah.
Around the world, particularly in Europe and hopefully soon in Canada, we are witnessing the end of the supposed public health emergency. England, Denmark, Finland, and others have signaled that life must resume in a post-Covid world. A loud, noisy, and purposeful exploit of our own roadways could send a powerful message to the sheltered, selfish, and stupid elitists in DC that think they deserve their authority. Would the Feds get involved? No doubt, but not taking action implies we are okay with what’s happening. While Jordan Peterson called out conservative political leaders, could we add American conservative people who likewise don’t respond?
#1: In Canada, it’s not just truckers anymore who are protesting, they’re coming from all walks of life now.
PF: As you mentioned in #2, the backlash against vax mandates that started with the Canadian truckers targeting Ottawa has spread to truckers in the U.S., but that’s not all. Yesterday in Canada, law enforcement across the country, including in their largest city of Toronto, was bracing for more widespread and intense anti-vax protests. And what started as an effort by truck drivers is now spreading to other occupations as well.
According to Reuters, healthcare workers in Toronto had a major protest of their own planned for Toronto’s downtown area on Saturday. But others are also participating. As one protester stated to the BBC, “average peace-loving and law-abiding citizens from all walks of life who are fed up with being disrespected and bullied by our government” are speaking out. Our friends to the north are fed up.
So, the question becomes, if the movement has spread from Canadian truckers to American truckers, and from Canadian truckers to Canadians of all professions, how long will it take before all freedom-loving Americans recognize the wisdom and courage of the Canadian truckers and call for an end of the tyranny by our own government? Again, one need not be anti-vax to be anti-vax-mandate. It’s OK to support and even recommend vaccines to friends and family while simultaneously recognizing their right to decide for themselves. America is The Land of the Free, after all, and the basic freedom to choose whether to be vaccinated should be fundamental for all of us… and for Canadians too.
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