…even in Canada.
A short 150 second video by Jordan Peterson, entitled “Message To Canadian Leaders: Seize The Day,” in which he implores Canadian political conservative leaders and leaders of the opposition to make a strong message in support of the Canadian truckers and those beleaguered by the various measures of tyranny riding on a pale horse. There is no time like now:
“Our prime minister has literally abandoned the city – run away, as far as I can tell – citing security concerns because I think he believes his own propaganda about the nature of the people sitting in Ottawa, and then lying about it, justifying it as a consequence of being exposed to covid, despite the fact that he is double-vaccinated and tested negative.”
Well, Trudeau must have watched this video, because the news suddenly changed:
Ottawa (CNN) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for Covid-19, he announced Monday…
No, definitely NOT Ottawa.
And then, as if to test how much covidiocy people still hold to in this most transparently nonsensical narrative (I won’t add “in my lifetime,” as there have been too many from which to choose):
"This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19," tweeted Trudeau, who is fully vaccinated and boosted. "I'm feeling fine -- and I'll continue to work remotely this week while following public health guidelines. Everyone, please get vaccinated and get boosted."
Because, my fellow Canadians, you see how well they worked for me. Yes, vaccines work – but not at stopping covid.
Returning to Peterson, and his message to the political opposition: “Remove these mandates that are crippling our businesses and interfering with our private lives and stopping us from being able to travel.”
“What in the world are you waiting for? It’s your moment.”
While I was watching this video, all I could think of was Mitch McConnell. If the Canadian opposition is no different than the “opposition” presented by McConnell (and almost all other republicans), then Peterson’s pleadings are in vain. There is no opposition, not in any meaningful sense.
I noted in my comments about Peterson’s recent video on the Canadian Constitutional Crisis that, despite being greatly in agreement with Peterson’s comments, there was some area of hesitation. It was on this point, where Peterson and his guest were critical of those who thought there was little to be done about the way things are going.
Well, when all sides of the political aisle and all sides of the bureaucratic machinery and the entire weight of a police state and the machinery of corporate media and technology are against the people, what, exactly, is there to be done about it?
Most people – those who are aware of the tyranny – will look to themselves, family and friends, a circle of people whom they trust and will defend. Some will speak out, for the benefit of their conscience and in the hope that a few might listen. But beyond this?
When a summer of looting, burning, and murder goes unpunished, and peaceful people rot in prison for a year and counting, what other action might “we the people” consider? When clear evidence of voting…what shall we call them…irregularities is ignored, what comes next?
The end of this road is violence. It is a possibility that few normal human beings relish, and none will enjoy.
Which brings me to something I have been thinking about regarding these Canadian truckers, those who supported them financially, and those who cheered them on as they drove through the Great White North: what if this was happening in the United States? How would these people be treated?
We know what would happen, because we have seen the recent evidence. But there is an added dimension here: how to clear the streets? This will be interesting to watch in Ottawa.
Canadians consider themselves much more civilized than their southern neighbors, and in some measure with justification. This could all change, depending on how the streets are cleared.