Thank a (Canadian) Trucker!
Time will tell how the tide rolls for these Canadian truckers, but they still give hope to the liberty movement! Published February 6, 2022.
The clocks that make up the history of our times are always ticking. It seems that the heroic Canadian truckers time may be up soon. First, they were the victims of smears and accusations from their own Prime Minister, then they were the victims of physical attacks by their own fellow citizens, nothing too big but just goes to show how quickly the mainstream narrative has uglied up society’s view of these truckers. Now, the most consequential slander is being used against the truckers. Writes RT:
“Ottawa Police Services Board held an emergency meeting on Saturday afternoon, but failed to devise a clear plan of action regarding truck drivers and their supporters, who have been protesting against the country’s Covid-19 mandates for over a week.
‘We are on day eight of this occupation. Our city is under siege. What we’re seeing is bigger than just a City of Ottawa problem. This is a nationwide insurrection. This is madness. We need a concrete plan to put an end to this,’ said the chair of the board, Ottawa City Council member Diane Deans, at the beginning of the nearly two-hour-long virtual discussion.
Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly agreed with her portrayal of the situation, saying that local law enforcement was ‘never intended to deal with a city under siege,’ and decried the lack of resources – and legal authority – to disperse the protest.
Deans asked Solly what kind of resources and help he needs to put an end to the demonstration ‘right now,’ and whether he wants the city to request assistance from the federal government or even the military. Solly said there is ‘no quick answer,’ as the situation is constantly evolving, and reiterated that ‘we do not have sufficient resources to adequately and effectively address this situation.’
At one point, Deans wondered whether the city had legal grounds to declare an unlawful assembly and then a riot, in order to conduct mass arrests, instead of pursuing ‘one criminal charge at a time.’
‘There are so many people out there engaged in a broader act of… mayhem, that we need to be able to bring it all under control,’ she said. ‘We can't allow this kind of terrorism in our community to continue this way’
Ottawa police have previously announced they will deploy any and all possible resources and tactics to shut down the Freedom Convoy. During a press conference on Friday, Sloly even warned his fellow officers that anyone seen giving ‘food, water, fuel, logistics, or funding’ to a protester would be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Officers are collecting driver IDs, registration and insurance information, and financial information where possible to assist in future prosecutions, Sloly warned. While the police chief praised the force for reducing the number of trucks in Ottawa city center over the last week, he insisted the force takes ‘no solace in these operational successes to date,’ arguing instead that its goal is to ‘end the demonstration’ by any means necessary.
‘Everything is on the table,’ the police chief reiterated during the press conference, saying that the scale of the protest was ‘unprecedented.’ The police chief repeatedly conjured the specter of the January 6 Capitol riot in the US, implying that his force was the only thing standing between the peaceful protest and utter chaos.”
Sure, this is just a local police chief and city councilwoman, and sure, the Canadian government has claimed they have ruled out the use of the military against these truckers. But government promises are just as worthless as government money, and any call for expansion of government power will be answered. What this police chief and councilwoman are doing with these statements is giving the government de facto reasoning to beef up and make use of their monopoly on violence in the name of “fighting terrorism” while also centralizing power with the excuse of aiding localities. All it will really lead to at the end of the day is more power for the government, and less liberty for the people. Just look at what the aftermath of January 6th has meant for so many political dissidents in America. The fact that Canadian statists are comparing that incident to the protest being staged by these truckers should send chills down the spines of all liberty loving Canadians. January 6th has been used to revigorate compliance with policies such as the Patriot ACT, as well increase the utilization of those policies. This has increased the police state in America, and led to a rise of political prisoners within America as well.
If the Candian government wants to keep saving face, they will have to make good on their words and use force to get their way. If the Canadian truckers remain non-violent and stand their ground in the face of government violence, that could be huge. It could be the spark that ignites the explosion of freedom movments across the West, as well as mistrust of and rebellion against government. Although if government violence against innocencts was widely regarded as something wrong, something may have already been done about it in countries like Germany. Still, one should still hold out some hope for this movement, as it has proven to be the most popular anti-mandate movement of them all and has remained non-violent. There may potentially even be a trucker protest here in America. From Daily Caller:
“Thousands of American Truckers plan to take part in a nation-wide convoy to protest COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
U.S. truckers are planning the convoy after 50,000 Canadian truckers made their way to Ottawa in protest of their own country’s mandate. The U.S. truckers will drive from California to Washington D.C.
According to the Facebook group “Convoy to DC 2022,” created to organize the protest, the truckers describe themselves as “part of many large groups who believe in our founding fathers.” The group has more than 95,000 members as of Monday.”
The Facebook page for the US truckers, like the GoFundMe for the Canadian truckers, has been deleted. In GoFundMe’s case, they almost took the money donated to the Canadian truckers and distributed it as they saw fit until the likes of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and West Virginia’s Attorney General Patrick Morissey stepped in and promised an investigation. This just goes to show that not only will the media and the government do everything they can to stifle these freedom movements, so will big business along with big tech, and they will help each other turn up the heat on these freedom movements too. It’s one big club, and liberty lovers are not a part of it.
This shows though that the people’s love for liberty is so powerful that it threatens those in power, and that is very good. It shows that their power is not absolute and nor has society been corrupted absolutely. The time is now for us to emulate these Canadian truckers before the government reigns upon them with their monopoly on violence, or the truckers are pushed so far they have to step down. If either of those scenarios happen, it could mean a movement like this will never work if it does not work now, or even that a movement like this could never arise again. Whatever happens, we must not let these heroes fade into obscurity. We must keep their love for liberty alive and help spread it. But we surely do not want to be too late in our embrace of it, nor should we let the time pass for us to realize why our liberty really matters. That is why the time is now.