Truckers' Freedom Convoy: Myths & Realities
Neoliberal elites & Corporate-State Media Continue Their Slander, Slurs & Propaganda Campaign - But The Tide Has Turned
Yep, only fascists would chant, "Freedom".
Only fascists would protest against authoritarian measures.
How delusional and indoctrinated have people become?!
The protests that are now going on in Canada, and around the world, for that matter, are not anti-vaxx - they are anti-mandate; meaning, they are anti-authoritarian.
Canadian truckers are 90% vaccinated. Obviously this is not an anti-vaxx protest!
If you oppose protests, by the way, you must therefore oppose democracy, because democracy requires the freedom of the people to express their views, whether you support those views or not. Why does this have to be explained?! Even the New York Times Editorial Board understands this, and explicitly said so, expressing their support for the truckers’ protest going on in Canada now.
Obviously, the protests are against authoritarianism. This is the only honest or intelligent way to describe them. The rest is lies, illusions, ignorance and deceit. Obviously, furthermore, if you are anti-authoritarian, you can't simultaneously be a fascist, since fascists are the ultimate authoritarians. Again, it is amazing that this has to be explained. Talk about indoctrination, mass formation psychosis, and mass narcissistic regression to an infantile state!
(See my earlier essays, on BlogSpot, WordPress and Substack: A Short Rebuttal of Hobbes, Importing From China, Any Enemy Will Do, Sinking All Ships, The Failure of Propaganda, Mass Narcissistic Regression To An Infantile State, Freedom vs Fascism, and, When Liberals & The Left Lose Their Minds.)
Again, people who are protesting against authoritarian measures obviously cannot simultaneously be right-wing authoritarians or fascists! Are people so deeply indoctrinated that they can be made to think things which are clearly self-contradictory? That is exactly the definition of double-think, or double-speak. It's not only ignorant - it's insane.
Are the protesters a bunch of crazy right-wingers? No, they span the political spectrum. I would align myself, and always have, with the Left - the anti-authoritarian Left, to be clear - and I am the furthest thing possible from a right-winger; and I fully support the anti-mandate and anti-authoritarian protests that are taking place now in Canada and around the world.
Even the normally staid and docile Church of England has issued a public statement, in clear and strong wording, saying that the authoritarian measures invoked under covid, “could spell the end of liberal democracy”. Are you going to brand them as racist, misogynists, and right-wing fascists? Let’s get real here.
War makes strange bed fellows, it has been said. And this has become a global class war: a global civil war, which will remain peaceful, I pray. It is a global clash between those who desire a police state and authoritarianism - mainly the elite and their minions and unwitting supporters; and those who refuse to surrender their democracy, their constitutions, their freedom or their human rights - or those of their children, or any others!
Here I am, a veteran of the Left, and I am quoting at length from an article by conservative journalist Sean Hannity, with whom I am sure I have many disagreements - but we agree on the most important issue of all: we both believe that freedom and democracy are infinitely preferable to fascism, totalitarianism, or authoritarianism of any kind, which is always intolerable, as well as dangerous in the extreme. That makes him my ally, and my friend, no matter what else we may disagree on. Here is Sean Hannity on the Canadian truckers' Freedom Convoy - the longest convoy in history, by the way, and a peaceful protest action which is inspiring protests and anti-authoritarian resistance around the world:
"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau may have only emboldened Ottawa protestors with his latest round of Emergency Acts meant to crack down on the freedom convoy — and Trudeau is still refusing to meet with the leaders of the movement.
According to an exclusive report over at the Daily Wire, “Trudeau announced in a press conference Monday afternoon that he was authorizing the federal government’s use of the Emergencies Act, a law passed in the late 1980s to take the place of the War Measures Act. The act strengthens Canadian law enforcements’ ability to fine and imprison violators and ensures the operation of ‘essential services’ such as towing rigs, Trudeau said during his press conference. It also empowers banks and financial institutions to freeze the accounts of any person or business suspected of being involved with an ‘illegal blockade.’
David Paisley says he has been protesting for weeks now and, as a street captain, helps organize protesters and direct those who wish to support the cause with funds, goods, or services. Paisley told The Daily Wire that Trudeau’s announcement, which made headlines across major news organizations in the U.S. and Canada, went off barely noticed by the protesters on the ground,” DW adds.
“No one really cares about any new announcement. I mean the police have been breaking the law long before any emergency power. They were taking our fuel away. They were arresting people for purely having jerry cans or having empty tanks of fuel,” he said.
“They’ve already been doing these ‘emergency powers’ and all it does is make people dig their heels in more,” Paisley added. “The irony … is that these very powers and threats are why we are here.”"
The protests world-wide are overwhelmingly peaceful, and are made up of people from across the political spectrum, and from all walks of life - and they are protesting in defence of YOUR human rights, YOUR freedom, YOUR democracy, and YOUR constitutions: the same rights, freedom and democracy, by the way, that YOUR parents, grandparents and great grandparents fought and died to protect, for YOU, during World War II, the first time that fascists tried to take over the world. If you have any brains at all, you should be supporting the protesters, who are now, today, defending YOUR rights, YOUR democracy, and YOUR freedom.
Despite immense pressures, threats, intimidation and seizure of bank accounts by the Canadian government, the truckers, farmers and other peaceful protesters are nevertheless holding strong. And the protests are spreading around the world. A Freedom Convoy of truckers is readying to move into Washington, DC. Meanwhile, as we speak, thousands of tractor-trailer semi trucks are poised outside of Paris, causing French President and banker poster boy Macron to visibly shit his pants.
Already nations around the world are cancelling the authoritarian covid mandates, including in Great Britain, Denmark, Norway, Portugal and Thailand, because not only are the new variants literally as mild as the common cold, but also because the science has now clearly shown that: A, everyone will get covid, and it is impossible to stop the spread of a virus, therefore the goal has shifted to lessening its harm, rather than irradicating it, which was always impossible; and B, the scientific evidence now proves that no amount of injections, vaccinations or boosters prevents people from being infected, or from infecting others; and C, the science has also proven that the vaccinated spread the virus as much or more than the unvaccinated; and D, it is the vaccinated who are filling up the hospitals, in places like Isreal, where the population is triple vaxxed; and above all, E, because the people were willing to put up with brief, temporary emergency measures, but they are not willing to permanently surrender their freedom, their dignity, their human rights or their constitutional democracies, for any reason, and particularly not for some bogus claims that mandatory vaccinations, vaccine passports, and permanent authoritarianism will keep them from getting sick, which the SCIENCE now absolutely proves they cannot, and do not.
In Canada, three provinces - Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba - have now cancelled all of the draconian and quite literally fascist and authoritarian covid mandates.
The tide is turning. The vaccines, masks, social distancing and isolation can continue for those who feel it makes them safer, although the science now clearly shows they do not. But the support for mandates and authoritarian measures is collapsing, both in Canada and around the world.
The central question is whether you believe that people have the right to individual sovereignty over their person, body and mind. If you do, then you support the freedom to make one’s own decisions, over one’s own body, and make one’s own health care choices, and you support the Magna Carta, the foundations of constitutional law, along with basic and fundamental human rights, freedom and democracy. If you do not support these things, then it is you who is the fascist. Is that clear enough? Are you a fascist, an authoritarian, or are you in favour of freedom, democracy and human rights? You can’t be on both sides at once - and sitting on the fence means you are silently condoning and supporting the fascists.
The struggle to preserve freedom, democracy, constitutional law and human rights, is far from over, but the tide has shifted: the people are waking up, and the global resistance to what Canada’s leading constitutional lawyer, Rocco Galati, and myself, have flatly called fascism, is growing fast.
Stay strong, stay free, and stay peaceful. It ain’t over ‘till the fat lady sings. But be assured, the people will win in the end.
Freedom, and the people, will win in the end, but this is not likely to be pretty. Crackdown and fascism will likely increase. I normally never read, watch or listen to the major media, but the conservative media are the ones speaking out against authoritarianism and fascism now, in general, not the liberals or the left, who are either complicit in their silence, or aiding and abetting, and cheering, for authoritarianism. Times like these make me almost embarrassed to be on the left. But I have always been left-libertarian, and staunchly anti-authoritarian. Anyone who is anti-authoritarian is now an ally, whether they are liberal, conservative, democratic socialist, anarchist, libertarian or green. We must unite the 80% of the people who are not ideologically committed to fascism, authoritarianism or totalitarianism - and now.
The issue is not about whether you are pro-vaxx or anti-anti-vaxx. It's about whether you support constitutional democracy, freedom and human rights, which makes you firmly anti-authoritarian and anti-censorship, or whether you support the "new normal" of authoritarianism, in which case, you do not believe in, or stand for, any of these things.
Are you in support of human rights, freedom and constitutional democracy, or are in support of censorship and authoritarianism? You cannot be on both sides at once. This is the central issue, and this is what we must ask ourselves now. What do we stand for?
J. Todd Ring,
February 16, 2022
Post-Script, for a dark time:
These are truly dark times. It is good to know that my research and writing is being heard and read by a growing number of people. We need all the voices for freedom, justice and peace that we can possibly rally now.
I would also urge people to back up and save offline, on a USB drive, every document, film, video or meme they feel is important, because the censorship, and repression, are mounting fast. USB drives can be shared palm to palm, if it comes down to that, which it almost certainly will.
You would also find my interview with Doug McKenty, on The Shift, quite interesting. It contextualizes... well - everything; and puts things into a global and historical perspective.
Stay strong, stay human, and stay free.
February 27, 2022
The Trudeau government invoked the Emergency Measures Act, forcibly broke up the peaceful protests, then revoked the Emergency Measures Act, but made literally fascist decrees permanent. The protests were a global triumph, in terms of raising awareness and building the resistance to tyranny, but it is clear that the fight for freedom, constitutional democracy, and basic, fundamental human rights, is far from over - exactly as I expected and predicted. Listen to Russell Brand’s highly lucid summary of the unfolding events, in this short video below.
My first two books - on Amazon and Barnes & Noble:
Enlightened Democracy, and, The People vs The Elite
Matt Taibbi: Trudeau’s Ceucescu Moment
Hannity Predicts Outcome of Canada Freedom Convoy
Jimmy Dore: Surprise! Black Canadians Support Truckers!
Why we're still suing the Trudeau government over its use of the Emergencies Act
- National Post, February 25, 2022