Some thoughts on the winter of our discontent
Bold prediction - in 5 years' time, maybe a bit less, the truckers's protest will be seen as a brave act of civil disobedience by the VAST majority of Canadians. It will be seen as a moment of unity akin to all those Team Canada hockey victories vs. the Soviet Union. Further, if Trudeau uses brute force, it will sink the Liberal Party for a decade. Lastly, if Doug Ford doesn't back down, and ANY major party opposes the mandates, the Ontario PCs are cooked in the next election. Some of this may happen a lot sooner, but I'm being conservative.
The bottom line is we all (and never more necessary than in the U.S.) must remind our elected officials and in no uncertain terms, that THEY WORK FOR US!!! We all have rights and now is the time to use those rights to set these people straight!
Canadians have gotten too comfortable with socialists - such as Trudeau.
The government is NOT your doctor so do your research and make your own health decisions.
Tyrannical lock-downs have been shown to be ineffective as reported in credible studies around the world. This is not about health - the Socialists are transforming into communists under their global agenda. Stop this before its too late. If you let communism in, you will have to shoot your way out.
We pray for Canada - from South Africa.
Income inequality is a huge and complex issue and needs a full public airing. However...many people are simply too distracted by the ascension of the far left to focus on such things. My personal concern has been animal welfare. I normally make most of my charitable contributions to animal welfare organizations, but lately I've been channeling my donations to constitutional watchdog organizations like the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which is representing Brian Peckford in his suit against the government for its Charter violations.
“I happened to notice that the Communist Party of Canada has come out against the truckers. Which seems pretty remarkable. What are we to make of that?”
If that seems pretty remarkable to you or most anyone, then we have a long hard road ahead of us still. Communist’s embrace of totalitarianism is fundamental to their philosophy and should be common knowledge to any adult.
When I was a young man earning my BS in Chemistry, I used to walk pass the philosophy building on campus with an arrogant, dismissive scoff. I would tell myself that chemistry, along with the other STEM subjects, is where one finds the serious students— the ones destined to change the world. Now that I am older and wiser I see that philosophy, all along, was the subject upon which civilizations are founded and upon which they will either prosper or fail. Accordingly, I would encourage everyone to study the subject of philosophy, even belatedly, as I have. Only then will you understand *why* it’s not surprising that communists, fascists, socialists, or collectivists in general oppose freedom and embrace all manner of state power under the guidance of their philosopher kings who always know better than thou as to what is good for society.
On a semi-related (pun intended) note, I was pleasantly surprised to see the NYT OpEd come out in favor of allowing the trucker protests to continue. I’m starting the clock to see how long it takes them to backtrack on that or push out the staff responsible for the article.
Not sure if you have mentioned it in other notes but a good addition to the list of books would be Robert Kennedy Jr.'s book "The Real Dr. Fauci". The content is shocking and should scare everyone who reads it. Sadly, too few people are reading and most of those who do aren't reading anything but fiction.
“ What’s misinformation today is often fact tomorrow.” Never has this been more true. The term has been so overused to slander opponents that it has lost all meaning.
"What does this moment mean for the Canadian left?"
Ha Ha Ha. The Canadian left. Ha Ha Ha. Communists Against Truckers (CAT). The Pregnant male. Ha Ha Ha. RATM sponsored by Capitol One. War is peace. Ha Ha Ha. Tara you are worth your weight in bitcoin!!!
Enjoyed the Swedish article by Malcolm Kyuyune, thanks Tara. The comments are interesting to read as well. Our truckers' protest has created so much traction (pun intended) around the world. Great to see. Makes it easier to stomach the atrocities of our governments.
Wow Tara. Awesome research and great post. You really are superb.
Thank you for providing interesting and informative content.
I bet Dr. Vinay Prasad of Stanford--hematologist, oncologist, epidemiologist--would speak with you about masks. He's read and written a lot about this.
Also worth reading is The New Class War by Michael LInd. He nails exactly what's going on in Ottawa and elsewhere in his discussion of the loss of democratic pluralism to technocratic neoliberalism. It's a short book with lots of insight into how the majority of us increasingly hold the short end of the stick when it comest to economic security and the right to engage meaningfully in our political system.
Look forward to the sequel, The North: Trudeau and its Afterlives
Things are getting scary here in Canada and I'm worried about where we're headed.