Why the Freedom Convoy is provoking unprecedented hysteria — Analysis
The truth that it’s odd individuals behind the Freedom Convoy, somewhat than skilled activists, has induced alarm among the many ruling class
Within the two weeks for the reason that Freedom Convoy of Canadian truckers and their supporters started rallying in Ottawa to demand an finish to all pandemic-related mandates and restrictions nationwide, it has turn into clear that this motion isn’t like different protest actions. And that’s a scary proposition for these in cost who thought that they’d handle and exploit this disaster on their very own candy time and schedule whatever the precise science and actuality on the bottom.
There has lengthy been an agenda to corral as many people as potential unwittingly into a world dragnet by technological adoption. That’s what the revelations of Nationwide Safety Company whistleblower Edward Snowden had been about again in 2013. A technological panopticon offers these in cost with the power to observe and finally management or sanction dissidents or outliers because the state pursues the self-serving agenda of a choose few. Algorithms that exploit this large on-line presence allow the state to precisely craft propaganda to be deployed to vilify them within the eyes of the overall inhabitants, whereas portraying the state as the good protector — all whereas promoting residents out to the pursuits of a choose few elites. Basically, individuals are manipulated into arguing in opposition to their very own good.
For these residents who aren’t seduced by the mere comfort of expertise or the narcissistic attract of social media, the worry of terrorism or of Covid-19 extra actively inspired onboarding to those dragnets. And that was earlier than it was flat-out mandated with government-issued QR code well being and vaccine passes that linked on to your identification.
However then a bunch of truckers observed that the specter of authoritarianism in Canada and elsewhere was nearer than it could seem of their mirrors. And these important staff determined to park their important instruments till officers stopped treating important freedoms like they had been negotiable.
As a result of Canadian mainstream media is so severely missing in really contradictory debate and variety of thought, the protests risked sparking an unprecedented new consciousness for many who had been force-fed authorities speaking factors whereas they might have already been beginning to surprise why their entourage was triple-jabbed and nonetheless catching the virus. They had been in all probability starting to query the actual worth of the sacrifices that they had been compelled by authorities into making over the previous two years beneath the phantasm of security.
Into this combine comes a bunch of people that aren’t paid activists or troublemakers, however somewhat on a regular basis individuals with actual jobs — and ‘important’ ones at that, as beforehand hailed by the governments themselves. This makes the truckers a distinct breed of dissenters from Black Lives Issues, Antifa, or French Yellow Vest protesters. And that explains why the rhetorical huge weapons at the moment are being deployed in opposition to them. The truckers, by demanding that life return to precisely the way in which it was earlier than governments began instrumentalizing the pandemic, might undermine any agenda to take advantage of the disaster for globalist development. This is able to particularly be the case if the Freedom Convoy motion unfold around the globe, because it’s starting to do. Right here in France, for instance, convoys departing from varied cities are reportedly scheduled to reach in Paris starting on February 11.
Former Financial institution of Canada and Financial institution of England governor, Mark Carney, a twin citizen of Ottawa and Globalistan, wrote in a latest Globe and Mail newspaper opinion piece: “[B)y now anyone sending money to the convoy should be in no doubt: You are funding sedition. Foreign funders of an insurrection interfered in our domestic affairs from the start. Canadian authorities should take every step within the law to identify and thoroughly punish them. The involvement of foreign governments and any officials connected to them should be identified, exposed and addressed.”
Unlike previous environmental protests that have raged in Canada to the detriment of the country’s future energy independence, and been backed by US-based think-tanks funded by American business interests close to Washington elites — all of which have apparently escaped Carney’s attention or interest — truckers don’t actually require ‘foreign funding’. They have actual jobs that pay quite well.
You’d think he’d know that, given his illustrious background as an expert in money. But good luck trying to exploit the ‘foreign bogeyman’ trope and attempting to find the scapegoat that you’re looking for. Carney is concerned about the ‘occupation’ by protesters, who are merely fighting against the government blockade of citizens’ lives for the past two years. And a bonus L-O-L for his effort to portray protests to regain basic freedoms as some kind of attempt to overthrow the government of Canada. Perhaps someone could provide him with a paper bag before he passes out?
Here’s your ground truth in Ottawa: “More than 100 Highway Traffic Act and other ‘Provincial Offence Notices’ were issued for offenses including excessive honking, driving the wrong way, defective muffler, no seat belt, alcohol readily available and having the improper class of driving license,” according to a Fox News report.
Well, you know what they say. Every hardcore coup d’état starts with a seat belt offense, right?
In the meantime, US Homeland Safety, already apparently making an attempt to beat back any potential future pushback in opposition to its personal unpopular agenda, issued an advisory on February 7 conflating terrorism with “the proliferation of false or deceptive narratives, which sow discord or undermine public belief in U.S. authorities establishments.” Would that embrace dissent in opposition to any government-approved narrative across the pandemic and associated liberticidal measures?
Restrictions, mandates, and ‘vaccine passports’ in two Canadian provinces — Alberta and Saskatchewan — at the moment are ending, premiers of each jurisdictions introduced on February 7.
The remainder of the world now runs the chance of those trucker actions gaining momentum, earlier than the restrictions and mandates can permit for the complete implementation of a long-lasting answer of monitoring and surveillance able to monitoring populist blowback to authorities madness.
The rally race between truckers and globalists is on! And with nothing lower than democracy and freedom at stake.
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