February 18, 2022

Meanwhile, In Canuckistan

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It isn't looking good for the Freedom Convoy. Trudeau appears to be clearing them out. However, given the extreme overreaction to the affair, Trudeau's victory may prove to be Phyrric in the long run. 

I'm not aware of ANY violence that was caused other than mounties pushing some people around. (I'm certain that in a chaotic affair as large and long lasting as this there had to be SOMETHING even if it was just someone getting drunk. However, the only thing the news has produced is a picture of a poster likening Trudeau to Nazis that was presented on the news with the Trudeau reference cropped out. )

The Godwin violation that caused so much trouble would be a point of legitimate criticism had not Trudeau gone to such lengths to validate it

The implementation of a social credit system that de-banks and de-licenses  anybody who showed support for a political protest that did not have the support of the Canadian government is straight out of China. To be implemented in such a broad and arbitrary way is terrifying. 

As we've seen recently with Lindell and earlier with Patreon , that terror is not limited to our friends up north. The Canadian innovation is the simply size of the net, and the number of people who can be made to suffer if the credentialed crowd wants to flex.The Lauratian Consensus that Trudeau represents has an awful lot in common with the costal default aristocracy that is causing so much problems in the States. Watch this mess closely, it may be a peek into our future in the US.  

As I type this, the Police are slowly, but methodically moving in. The political leadership appears to be hoping for the truckers to to provide them with some sort of 'casus belli'. The above mentioned de-banking and the governments policy of threatening trucker's bank accounts  and pets may well provoke a desperate response from somebody they can use to justify harsher methods. 

I mentioned the possibility of overreach on Trudeau's part. The freezing of bank assets has reportedly caused some considerable alarm, though there is no hard reporting on that in the media. I base it entirely on conversations with the sorts of Canadians I talk to, so take with a grain of salt. However, SOMETHING  is happening with regard to Canadian banks.

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 07:39 PM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 I have to hand it to the prime muppet - I did not think any Canadians could be worse than the Quebec separatists, but here we are.

Posted by: cxt217 at Fri Feb 18 21:55:06 2022 (MuaLM)

2 I'm hearing that a horseman trampled someone.

Posted by: PatBuckman at Sat Feb 19 09:15:22 2022 (r9O5h)

3 Pat:  yes, a group of mounted cops went through a street, more or less right through a crowd, and knocked an old woman down and trampled her.  They are now lying, claiming she threw a scooter at them, but there is video of it.
There were rumors last night that she died of her injuries, but I haven't heard confirmation or denial yet.  Also, supposedly the Ottowa police have backed off this morning and are letting people back into the area.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Feb 19 13:53:42 2022 (Z0GF0)

4 Here's a Tweet with an aerial picture; you can see one person is down, apparently still straddling some kind of scooter, which puts the lie to the claim it was thrown at the police.  One horse is standing over someone, bucking.

Posted by: Rick C at Sat Feb 19 14:58:00 2022 (Z0GF0)

5 The old lady is an elder of the Mohawk tribe, and she went to the hospital but only had a dislocated shoulder. There were pics on a niece's Twitter. Word is that she got out and went back to the protest.
Nothing on the guy who got trampled while trying to shield her. I hope he is okay.

Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sun Feb 20 09:22:18 2022 (sF8WE)

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