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A ramble through the collapsing oligarchy

(H/T Brad; from the early days of the convoy, but forever heartening)

The aristos are scared.

Question is: Are they scared enough? That is, do they finally realize it’s time — and past time — to heed the pleas of the peasants?

Answer (of course): No.

Sure, some of the lower level, more directly accountable ones — provincial and state governors — are grudgingly getting the message. (Thank you, Canadian truckers.) At higher levels, they still seem to think, as aristos always think, that a vigorous ass-kicking or a handy war will put an end to the uppitiness and afterward we can all get back to our jobs of enriching and empowering them.

They will not get it until it’s Ça ira time, when it will be too late.


Most answers to Friday’s freedom question were marvelously optimistic. The truckers will win! Or have already won.

I’d like to believe it. Sometimes I even do believe it for hours on end. They are in an unusual position of strength for Mere Peasants. Bless them for their decency and focus. Bless the wide world, especially those otherwise polite Canadians, for rallying around them.

My own thoughts when I posted the question “What will happen TO the truckers and what will happen AFTER the truckers?” were more like this: The truckers will eventually be crushed in some violent or ignominious way. They and their families and supporters will suffer terribly. But their destruction will trigger a global uprising that will overwhelm the oligarchy.

The aristos will do something stupid. Because that’s what aristos do when peasants dare stand up to them.

Well, they and their agents are already pulling some laughably dumb stunts. But I’m talking about The Big Stupid. The final one of many that leads to Ça ira.


Two points of agreement are coalescing on both the “right” and that portion of the “left” that remains sane.

1. The more dimwitted of the aristos (e.g. Pajama Boy Trudeau) are already doomed to fall. But the more cagey or protected aristos won’t give up the belief that We the Peasants (and specifically, They the Truckers) are simply an inconvenient nail they can send their hammer wielders to slam back down.

2. The real, deeper, most immediate message of the truckers and all the protesting peasants who believe in freedom is: “We don’t work for you.” YOU are supposed to work for us (however absurdly idealistic that notion has always been).

On the “right,” Roger Kimball says Trudeau has already had his Ceaucescu moment.

On the “left,” the scathingly wonderful Matt Taibbi, in a subscribers-only post, writes:

The White House issued a statement Friday, after Joe Biden chatted with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau:

The two leaders agreed that the actions of the individuals who are obstructing travel and commerce between our two countries are having significant direct impacts on citizens’ lives and livelihoods… The Prime Minister promised quick action in enforcing the law, and the President thanked him for the steps he and other Canadian authorities are taking to restore the open passage of bridges to the United States.

Translation: Biden told Trudeau his testicles will be crushed under a Bradley Fighting Vehicle if this trucker thing is allowed to screw up the Super Bowl, or Biden’s State of the Union address. Trudeau’s own statement that day came off like the recorded video message of a downed pilot:

I’ve been absolutely clear that using military forces against civilian populations, in Canada, or in any other democracy, is something to avoid having to do at all costs.

An anxious Trudeau promised to deploy law enforcement in a “predictable, progressive approach” that would emphasize fines and other punishments. Because demonstrators will see that the “consequences” for those continuing to engage in “illegal protests” are “going to be more and more extensive,” he said, “we are very hopeful” that “people will choose to leave these protests peacefully.”

Switching gears just a bit, he then added, “We are a long way from ever having to call in the military.”

Such a move, he said, would only be a “last resort.”

And, er: “We have to be ready for any eventuality”:

“We are a long way from ever having to call in the military. Although, of course, we have to be ready for any eventuality. But it is not something we are seriously contemplating at this time,” says PM Trudeau when asked re: prospect of military role in ending blockades.

Trudeau’s speech was clearly designed to convey to protesters that he was under heavy pressure to call in the air strike, making the New York Times headline covering all this — “Trudeau Rejects Calls to Use Military to End Protests” — particularly humorous in its disingenuousness.

Now that the “Freedom Convoy” is inspiring similar protests not just in the United States but in France, Belgium, Australia, New Zealand, and other places, it’s clear every Western leader from Biden to Emmanuel Macron on down wants Trudeau, rather than any of them, to take the political hit that would ensue from any use-of-force resolution to this crisis. All of these leaders seem equally to be laboring under the delusion that a decisive enough ass-kicking in the Great White North will make this all go away. Until then, there seems to be no plan in any country that doesn’t involve tear gas, truncheons, or getting Facebook to blame troll farms in Bangladesh for stirring up the “discord”:

As for talking to protesters, that’s out of the question. As Politico recently put it, the “conspiratorial mindset” of the demonstrators means “sitting down with them could legitimize their concerns.” Since we can’t under any circumstances have that, the only option left is the military “eventuality.” Or, as former Obama Deputy Homeland Security Secretary and CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem (the same person who went nanny-bonkers over the Southwest Air “Let’s Go Brandon” incident) put it, “Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks.”

Any sane person should be able to see where any of these ideas would lead. The problem is, we’re heading into our third decade of Western leaders embracing not thinking ahead as a core national security concept. It’s like these people went to anti-governing school.


No matter who speaks, no matter how eloquently or fiercely …

No matter how many consequences they force others to suffer …



(H/T Borepatch)




But they will. They will.

If they happen to get it good and hard, it’s their fault, and theirs alone.



Bitcoin for the truckers (H/T Cube64)

GiveSendGo campaign for the truckers (GiveSendGo is down this morning. Hoping for a quick return.)


  1. Granny
    Granny February 14, 2022 9:45 am

    I have been *very* pessimistic until the Truckers took a stand. I am now optimistic because it’s not just what they are doing, it’s what we all are doing, and they’ve given us Courage. We have rejected our entire government, public education, “healthcare”, Hollywierd, and so much more (who’s watching the Olympics in Communist China??), as not reflecting American values, morals, etc. We can throw sand in the gears all day long, every day, and we don’t have to have a trucker convoy or blockade to do that. Although, I think it would be glorious if there was a General Strike across the land. A General Strike will be really tough on the Lefties and anti-Freedomistas because they are living in a bubble of self-worship and generally have no clue as to how the real world works. Nothing will change unless the anti-Freedomistas suffer, at least as much as the Freedomistas have. Those who see the handwriting on the wall (a complete Communist takeover of our country) work every day at self-sufficiency and independence. We could halt the economy until our demands are met (long list), one of which is reversal of the Patriot Act that has allowed the government to spy on its citizens, next up everything related to the Great Reset (social credit scoring, etc.). We want manufacturing back in our country too! We have a very long set of grievances and it will take years to get it all sorted out. In the meantime, I support the convoys, a General Strike, and throwing as much sand as I can in every gear of The Machine.

  2. Simon Templar
    Simon Templar February 14, 2022 9:52 am

    “If they happen to get it good and hard, it’s their fault, and theirs alone.”

    This is absolutely what should happen, what needs to happen, and what many of us would love to see happen. But it is also unlikely to happen, IMHO. It is already looking like the jackbooted thugs are stomping on the necks of the truckers.

    I am still cheering for the truckers, and their supporters in Canada, but I have a history of cheering for noble underdogs that lose.

  3. Toirdhealbheach Beucail
    Toirdhealbheach Beucail February 14, 2022 10:45 am

    I saw “ça ira” and thought instead of “Dies Irae”. I learned something new, but I do not know the end of the matter is any different.

    I think I would argue that totalitarians and authoritarians always appear most powerful right before the collapse, like a pricked balloon. They undertake an exercise in power, as they always have, without realizing that they have crossed over the line like the Coyote of Looney Tunes crossed over the cliff, arms and legs desperately pumping until he realizes – too late – that he is yards away from the cliff. Right before he plunges to the bottom of the canyon.

    Losing the “consent of the governed” is an awful thing to Our Political And Social Betters (OPASB) who believe themselves to be gifted by education, training, and the grace of God to rule over the lesser classes. Although I think it might be a wise thing to break with the term “the governed”. In reality, it should read as “consent of the employers”, as we who elect them and empower their bureaucracies are ultimately their employers.

    Odd how a government would seek to talk to virtually anyone except its own citizens.

  4. bryanjb
    bryanjb February 14, 2022 11:33 am

    holy crap – that woman is on fire. just sent that link to everyone. i wish i could speak like that – God grant us all the power to testify!

  5. Fido
    Fido February 14, 2022 12:01 pm

    I’m still a pacifist by nature, and must use reason and discipline daily to keep myself centered and violence capable. Though my gut still protests weakly, I know with reasoned certainty that the most effective way to avoid violence is to be damned good at it, and ready to engage without hesitation when the moment demands. Aggressors are emboldened by success, and being better at violence than most of my peers, perhaps I want them to engage me before my peers, to better suppress overall violence. My vanity and hubris pretending to be a protector sheepdog, a slippery slope to power and corruption.

    The bell has not rung, and even if it had, violence will not solve our most basic problems:

    We cannot aid and abet those who are trying to kill us, and we cannot depend upon any vestige of their support. Not even their doctors. They have corrupted all institutions beyond repair. Everything will have to be replaced again. So the real task before us is “going Galt”. We must produce and trade things that improve and extend our lives, and we must do so without the support or permission of the en-slavers. Ultimately, we are theirs to enslave for as long as we use money which they can debase and inflate.

    Who among us truly understands what this means, and plans accordingly? If we fail here, nothing else matters. If we succeed here, they will use all violence at their disposal against us, and we must respond decisively. Our workload is massive. What else were you going to do with your life?

    “Ça ira time” — Is that like a “Ceaușescu Moment”?

  6. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 14, 2022 2:15 pm

    History does more than rhyme.

    But which history is the question, the Boston tea party followed by the Brits doubling down or Bill Connor’s with his dogs and we know where both ultimately led however we also have the Tiananmen Square protests which gave us to speak what is China today.

    Whether we like it or not I have a feeling with what is transpiring in Canada and spreading throughout the world today, it is really only a small part of the battle between good and evil that has been on going for eternity and will continue for eternity with victories and losses for both sides.

    I believe good will conquer evil but the question remains; which evil and what day? Because the next day there will be a new evil to conquer too.

    What is one to do? For me it is enjoy this life, prepare for what may befall a person, stand up for what is right but go out of my way to appreciate the small amount of time we each have in this world.

  7. Claire
    Claire February 14, 2022 2:38 pm

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau plans to invoke the Emergencies Act according to sources close to the prime minister’s office.

    According to the CBC, Trudeau told his caucus he will invoke the never-before-used Emergencies Act to give the federal government special powers to handle the ongoing Freedom Convoy protests across Canada. …

    The Act, if invoked, will provide the federal government extraordinary 30-day time-limited powers enabling the prohibition of public assembly, travel, and the use of specific property. It would allow Ottawa to designate protected places and force privately-owned tow truck companies to provide their services to the city.

    (Emphasis mine)

    Hm. How does this “forcing” work, one wonders? Fines, threats of imprisonment, all the usual hammerlike tricks of government I presume.

    But what if the towing companies — those few, specialized, limited towing companies capable of dealing with big rigs — refuse to be “forced”?

    What if the tow truck drivers all come down with COVID at once?

    What if the truckers remove the tires from their trucks (as some reports already say some have) or park so closely that the “forced” towing vehicles can’t do the government’s bidding?

  8. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 14, 2022 2:45 pm

    What will Justin do if the people do not comply, will Jr go Full Fidel, is it in his blood?

  9. Cube64
    Cube64 February 14, 2022 2:47 pm

    Claire, I can appreciate your wavering between optimism and pessimism. I’ve done it myself.

    >“The truckers will eventually be crushed in some violent or ignominious way. They and their families and supporters will suffer terribly. But their destruction will trigger a global uprising that will overwhelm the oligarchy.”

    Maybe, especially if you added a “Some of” to the beginning of the first sentence. I’m sure we both hope you’re wrong, at least about the first part.

    On the pessimistic side:
    1) The authorities still have many things they can threaten the truckers with, including lots of administrative weapons that they can impose without even needing to leave the comfort of their offices (For instance canceling their CDLs or freezing their funds). And they have a lot of non-lethal weapons for enforcing compliance with their decrees.
    2) The government and their allies in big tech and the MSM still largely control the mainstream narrative.
    3) Trudeau is under a lot of pressure from other world leaders, not to give in to the truckers because once he surrenders, dominoes all over the world will begin to topple. So, they’ve offered him all of the support they can muster to help shut down the protest.
    4) It’s disheartening that the authorities managed to eventually open up the Ambassador Bridge without ending any of their mandates. However, this was a much smaller group of protesters than in Ottawa and it took many more police than there were protesters to get the job done. And even though they cleared Ambassador Bridge, there are similar blockades and protests springing up in other places, so the authorities will have to play whack-a-mole.

    But I’m maintaining my optimism. I think the things the truckers have going in their favor that I mentioned in my comment to your Friday Freedom Question still apply. When I watch videos or read accounts, I can feel the determination and enthusiasm of the protesters and some of the independent journalists that are there with them, People all over the world are being moved by the truckers in Canada and are they are being spurred to action. And now even a news outlet as mainstream as Fox News has taken up the cause. This is a very powerful movement.

    I’m glad to see you writing about this. I was sure that it would capture your interest and your heart and that you’d soon feel compelled to write about it. Since the Freedom Convoy started, I’ve been checking your blog every couple of days so I wouldn’t miss your first article about it.

  10. DJC
    DJC February 14, 2022 4:06 pm

    #HalloTrudeau only 16% of Canadians polled would vote for him now. That number will fall. Trudeau should proceed to the helicopter with gusto. When is Trudeau’s final speech?

  11. Fido
    Fido February 14, 2022 5:01 pm

    @Comrade X: “But which history is the question, the Boston tea party followed by the Brits doubling down or Bill Connor’s with his dogs and we know where both ultimately led however we also have the Tiananmen Square protests which gave us to speak what is China today.”

    I think you’ll find the difference is whether the aggressors believed the protesters were armed and capable of violent defense.

    Even in the case of Gandhi’s India, the protesters used such violence that Gandhi resorted to a near fatal hunger strike to stop it. The government clearly believed they were capable of great violence, and they were.

    I think they want the “test” case to be in Canada, because they *need* to be successful at *least* in North America, and they believe canadiens are disarmed.

  12. Cube64
    Cube64 February 14, 2022 8:41 pm

    Comrade X, “But which history is the question”

    I like that way of putting it. Most people, including myself, don’t have a good enough understanding of history to be able to choose which events in history are the most relevant to the present situation.

  13. Cube64
    Cube64 February 14, 2022 9:00 pm

    I definitely think it’s good to be armed, but I think protests are more about swaying public opinion than convincing the authorities that you’re capable of fighting back. No country is as well armed as the U.S., but Canada is pretty well armed compared to most other countries.

    I can think of a couple of protests that mostly achieved their aims without the ruling class believing that the protestors might defend themselves with arms. One that comes to mind in the U.S., was the women’s suffrage movement.

    I’ll have to do some research, but I didn’t remember the reason for Gandhi’s fast having much to do with trying to stop protesters from engaging in violence.

  14. TennBuckeye
    TennBuckeye February 15, 2022 8:10 am

    Boy, that first video in particular was inspiring. The truckers have only lit the fuse of the dynamite the globalists have manufactured. And although the Ambassador Bridge has reportedly been cleared, the truckers and their supporters haven’t given up. I hope American truckers have learned some lessons, particularly on the funding side. Just be well prepared for at least two months. In the meantime, I’m digging into “Basics of Resistance, Book 1 of The Practical Freedomista.”

  15. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 15, 2022 8:29 am

    I have spent quite a bit of time in Canada, even been shooting with some of my Canadian friends, they didn’t have the same weapons as available in the lower 48 but sufficient IMHO for whatever their needs may be.

    The best way to make change is nonviolent for everyone involved.

    I am also reminded of a statue at a north bridge that tells me the worst thing TPTB can do is make farmers give up their plows for muskets hopefully that is not a lesson forgotten.

  16. Claire
    Claire February 15, 2022 8:44 am

    GiveSendGo was hacked, apparently by rabid SJWs, Sunday night. Donor details were made public via Google docs. Details included names and email addresses. I don’t know whether credit or debit card info was publicized.

    It would certainly not be surprising if this hack was actually perpetrated by Deep State agents, masquerading as SJWs.

    UPDATE: Captured info included names, email addresses, zip codes, and IP addresses. GiveSendGo says it didn’t include credit card information and that no money was stolen. (Canadian banks and government are doing the stealing, of course. Or attempting to. Thankfully both GiveSendGo and the Freedom Convoy have lawyers.)

  17. Granny
    Granny February 15, 2022 11:40 am

    With the currently unlawful and abusive setup of our own FBI and CIA, there is no “safe” Internet exchange of any kind, not donations, not blogs, not email. Even with a firewall, VPN and encrypted communications, they’ve got the tools to circumvent most all security measures. This is why they desperately want to regulate bitcoin since it is distributed rather than centralized. They, The Powers That Be, can’t stand it when they can’t get their grubby hands on every aspect of Everything.

  18. Printer Chick
    Printer Chick February 15, 2022 12:14 pm

    Claire and Cube64:

    Regarding Trudeau and the Emergencies Act, what came out today was that he did, in fact, invoke the EA, and he has told financial institutions, insurance companies and (I think) licensing agencies to investigate their customers’ social media accounts, and if, in their opinion, the customer is engaged in either supporting or participating in the “illegal blockades and protests”, they can (and are supposed to) freeze their accounts (banks), cancel the policies (insurance), and revoke licenses.

    Not only that, but Trudeau has given them blanket immunity from repercussions of them doing his bidding. Those targeted include the truckers, trucking companies (if their trucks are involved), anyone physically participating or verbally and/or financially supporting the truckers protest. He is also now requiring that all fundraising companies/websites REGISTER with the Canadian government so that they can “monitor” the donors to “make sure they aren’t supporting an illegal cause”.

    Obviously, they have no jurisdiction over people in other countries supporting them verbally, but they have and will continue to freeze bank accounts that the donated monies are/were going through before reaching their end destination of fuel suppliers, eateries, hotels, truckers, or whatever.

    Personally, I think that Trudeau has pretty much guaranteed himself to be first in line when the guillotine goes up, closely followed by anyone in their government that supported this action. I fully expect a run on their banks (today and tomorrow at the least), with people wanting to get their money out of the banks that will be complying with this nonsense and moving it to foreign banks (like here in the US).

    But, that’s just my opinion. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.

    It’s almost time to grab the popcorn and watch the sh*tshow! 🙂

  19. Printer Chick
    Printer Chick February 15, 2022 12:35 pm

    Addition to my previous comment:

    “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.”

    Paisley said that the protest would continue despite frozen bank accounts or impounded trucks until every protester is cuffed and thrown in prison.

    “[The Trudeau government] underestimated the determination and the intelligence of those here, and so everyone still here on the ground, they’re basically willing to give their lives for this – peacefully of course,” Paisley said.”

    Here’s the link to this article:

  20. Cube64
    Cube64 February 15, 2022 4:55 pm

    Printer Chick,

    Yep. My understanding is pretty much exactly what you said. Thanks for taking the time to explain it as well as you did. I’m paying close attention to this story as it unfolds; otherwise I might have missed it.

  21. Granny
    Granny February 16, 2022 5:21 am

    Freedom Convoy – #FreedomWeek starts Feb. 21 “Don’t go to work for 7 days!” #irnieracingnews Feb.16

    Wooohoo! Looks like a General Strike!!

  22. Noah Body
    Noah Body February 16, 2022 11:59 am

    The problem faced by the truckers, and by all resistance movements in history, is that there has never been a shortage of people willing to do a tyrant’s dirty work, usually as part of the military, the police, or prison guards. As far as I know, Hitler never killed anyone personally. He had plenty of followers to do that. Here in the USA, Herbert Hoover didn’t personally rout the Bonus Army. He simply ordered the military to do that.

    Why are so many people willing to follow orders to harm others? Certainly some of them have been true believers in the tyrant’s cause. Probably more of them thought it was just doing their job, just following orders, and did it to get paid, or to avoid punishment, or as a result of years of conditioning to obey authority. And some are probably sadistic psychopaths who are drawn to a job where they can get paid to hurt people.

    Unless human hearts and minds are changed such that initiating aggression is seen as morally wrong, tyranny will usually have the upper hand.

    Sorry I can’t be more optimistic.

  23. larryarnold
    larryarnold February 16, 2022 8:51 pm

    “Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks.”

    Um. Step One through Step Three will make Step Four much more difficult.

  24. R R Schoettker
    R R Schoettker February 17, 2022 5:48 am

    Noah Body:

    “….there has never been a shortage of people willing to do a tyrant’s dirty work….”

    A dependable fact; regrettable but undeniable. Truth and realism have always been a better guide to life’s expectations and actions than ‘optimism’; no apology necessary.

  25. Simon Templar
    Simon Templar February 17, 2022 6:11 am

    “….there has never been a shortage of people willing to do a tyrant’s dirty work….”

    Noah Body, you pointed out a few very good reasons for this, and, as R R Schoettker said, it is a dependable and undeniable fact. But it is one that has always confounded me. I always think “If these people would just say “F*** you” to the tyrant, then there could be no tyranny.” I guess that is just my persistent optimism getting in the way of a more objective view. I also always wonder if there could be any solution, other that the only one that has ever worked historically. And I always come up empty on those ideas, too. I find it very disappointing that, for how ever long humanity has been around, we have not been able to do any better than this.

  26. Claire
    Claire February 17, 2022 10:22 am

    Ottawa government is now saying that if they arrest you in connection with your protest activities, they may take your pets and consider them “relinquished” after eight days.

    Reports are that bank accounts are also already being frozen.


    I haven’t had time to respond to comments, but thanks for the usual high-quality, and special thanks to Cube64 and to Printer Chick for being first to explain how bad the Emergencies Act action really is.

  27. Cube64
    Cube64 February 17, 2022 10:49 am

    It was all Printer Chick, and I think her summary was excellent. Since then, it has only gotten worse with threats to separate pets as well as children (for their own good of course).

  28. Claire
    Claire February 17, 2022 10:58 am

    I fear I didn’t phrase my thanks very well. To Printer Chick for first explaining just how bad the Emergencies Act would be and to you, Cube64 for bringing in your own detailed insights and the potential role of bitcoin (which you did in an earlier thread about the truckers).

  29. Simon Templar
    Simon Templar February 17, 2022 11:15 am

    Wow! They really are going full fascist, with the separating of pets and children. I can only hope this creates the mother of all backlashes.

    But I see in some places in the news that many / most Canadians support the government actions against the truckers. I don’t know whether to believe it or not, but I do see it in the news . . . .

    Here is just one example:

    From the above:
    “Nearly two-thirds favor military support role in ending the protests”

    If true, that is some scary stuff!

  30. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 17, 2022 11:15 am

    messing with my bank is one thing but coming after da Bones is way over the line, don’t ya know?

  31. Fido
    Fido February 17, 2022 11:54 am

    @”The Saint”
    As you point out, tyrants are a symptom, not the problem. The problem is the people who are supporting the tyrants. Just as “leaders” “leading people astray” is not the problem, people too lazy to do the hard work of reason and instead just trusting “authority” is the real problem…

    But for us, the real problem is getting people to actually get off their duff and apply reason and logic, and trust their own authority. Here I get really jaundiced. Decades of “the gods of the copybook headings” being on hiatus, has bred this ability completely out of much of the populous, and years of indoctrination have burned this out of the few who are still theoretically capable.

    Until the “gods” return, and the laws of physics hold us to account… terminally… I have no hope for any real progress here. (is a return to former sanity “progress”?) It has to be nature though, holding us to account, as *we* are not qualified. There is some hope here, as it appears to have mutated into an IQ test. Time will tell.

  32. Granny
    Granny February 17, 2022 4:12 pm

    Touch my kids or my dogs and there will be hell to pay. Just sayin.

    TruIdiot is desperately trying to incite violence so he threatens children and pets.

  33. larryarnold
    larryarnold February 17, 2022 6:09 pm

    “Nearly two-thirds favor military support role in ending the protests”

    I’d guess those two thirds are getting their information from the Canadian media, and believe the truckers are literally flying Nazi flags.

    If the government succeeds in confiscating trucks and imprisoning truckers, the Canadian supply chain is going to get very fragile, very fast. Progressives really do not understand that actions have consequences.

  34. R R Schoettker
    R R Schoettker February 18, 2022 8:34 am

    Simon Templar:

    I understand and share your consternation. IMO the explanation for this is that there has always been, and still is, a portion, regrettably a small minority, of ‘humanity that are decent and honorable individuals but that their efforts and influence are unfortunately swamped and overwhelmed by the ‘herd’ majority. Such individuals have the capacity for ethical integrity and self-actuation while those who identify with and submit and conform to the social herd external to their individuality are merely slaves to it and those who direct it. The group has always been evil and never the instrument of good.

  35. John
    John February 18, 2022 4:30 pm

    Liberty has always been underdog. A largely unpopulated continent gave it new breathing space. This country gave it a legal standing after Lexington Green and Concord Bridge following over a half decade struggle. Complacency has it now in jeopardy.

    I see no better time than now to stand together with Canada to carry the torch forward. The world watches. Tyranny always has had many willing to live as subjects. Most of them lack passion, the spirit and faith to be free. That I think, is their weakness.

    Barstow, CA. Why not?

  36. John
    John February 18, 2022 5:58 pm

    Archbishop Viganò’s

  37. Granny
    Granny February 19, 2022 8:43 am

    Thank you for posting Vigano’s message. I’m not Catholic, but he’s the most “awake” “christian” leader out there, in my humble opinion. He speaks the truth, however unpopular it is. We need more like him.

  38. John
    John February 19, 2022 7:57 pm

    Well, thank you very much Granny. But seems sort of my duty to share gifts, shared to me from others. Is Catholic true to idea that has carried for two millennia? Russian Orthodox? Tries? It’s fallible, being a human institution. I believe there is a core run through many or most human heart, if one dig a little. It is a connection between people, even be they strangers.

    The “devil” and “hell” isn’t out there. It is always in the right here and now among us. The timeless demons among which be lust for power and riches, with indifference to expense of any or all other person… The knowledge seems most evidently very old. Seduce the awake, and leave that the many sleep.

    Shall the many wake up? See what (most) all have in common?

    (Hey- Live feed independent journalism is where people on the ground can share what they see within their world. Many persons make many thousands of times. Old media has committed suicide.)

    On Canada:

  39. Comrade X
    Comrade X February 20, 2022 7:05 am

    “I told you this part wasn’t going to be pretty. The collapse of fascist ideological movements and fanatical death cults never is. The New Normal is proving to be no exception.

    After three weeks of non-violent civil disobedience outside the Canadian parliament in Ottawa by truckers and other Canadian citizens struggling to uphold their right to not be subjected to forced “vaccination,” Justin Trudeau unleashed the goon squads. Thousands of militarized riot police (and other unidentified heavily-armed operatives) swarmed the area, surrounded the protesters, started breaking into trucks and arresting people, and beating them with batons and the butts of their rifles…….

  40. Granny
    Granny February 20, 2022 10:14 am

    I was very optimistic until that occurred Comrade X. It’s taken me a few days to regather my wits. The truckers, most of them, have remained peaceful even in the face of severe provocation. I don’t think I could have done that, but then again, I avoid large gatherings. I am hoping for a General Strike starting tomorrow and for 7 days. I am joining the “not spend a dime” crowd for 7 days except in cash in my community. I’m sure the powers that be are salivating in anticipation here – seeing as how Xiden continued the “emergency” here in the US in anticipation of our own trucker revolt. I know that there are many creative ways to protest that don’t include “showing up”. Some say that’s not good enough. I say who is John Galt?

  41. Fido
    Fido February 21, 2022 2:30 pm

    In a former post I suggested that the “protesters” might better serve as support in coming conflict than as martyrs in a gulag. I’m reconsidering. After the latest in a *long* list of examples of how that plays out, anyone still looking to engage in “peaceful protest” in the belly of the beast where they are strongest, is probably too low IQ to be useful as much more than martyrs. More power to them. The rest of us should act locally where we are strongest. Get your money out of banks. Convert most of it to commodities you will need. Stop depending on their support (power/water/food), and stop supporting them. Find your brethren and defend yourselves. This is not easy, but you do not have a choice. They want you dead.

    Whatever you hoped to avoid by compliance will only be delayed, and compliance will make you weaker. You cannot comply your way out of tyranny.

  42. antibubba
    antibubba February 24, 2022 8:54 pm

    Despite all the propaganda, Canadians are peaceable people. The convoy that wends its way to Washington will not be Canadian.

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