JoNova

A science presenter, writer, speaker & former TV host; author of The Skeptic's Handbook (over 200,000 copies distributed & available in 15 languages).


Handbooks


Advertising


Australian Speakers Agency



GoldNerds

The nerds have the numbers on precious metals investments on the ASX



The Skeptics Handbook

Think it has been debunked? See here.

The Skeptics Handbook II

Climate Money Paper



Archives

Books

Trudeau is panicking: It’s the biggest human rights protest in a generation

Tucker Carlson points out how Trudeau’s overreaction reveals his impotence.

By going double or nothing, it’s so much harder for Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford (Premier of Ontario) to back down.

The biggest human rights protest in the West in a generation:

The Left used to represent the Workers

As David Evans says:

The great political realignment continues. The ruling class have coalesced — with the establishment right joining the bureaucratic left. They are all college-educated  (but not too bright, you understand), and they love well paid government jobs and government money, and being aligned to the dominant political ideology so they can name-call anyone else and dismiss them without having to actually engage with what they are saying — without having to actually think.

But they left behind most of society. We can’t all be overpaid non-productive consumers of government money.

Parasites United will never be asked to work too hard.

Here’s one Ontario Police Officer who says there are “many police officers who want nothing more to see our country returned back to the beautiful state that it was. A lot want to speak out but we can’t because we will be reprimanded…”

The crowd in Ottawa is said to be growing and massive this weekend.

Heavily Armed Officers Have Arrived at the Ambassador Bridge

Unlike the Ottawa protests, which have been impeccably well behaved, the Ambassador Bridge Protest is a higher risk, and lower moral-high-ground protest — potentially causing financial losses to others. The easy moral solution of course, is for Trudeau to end the mandates.

On Friday a Canadian Judge granted an injunction to end the Ambassador Bridge Blockade.  Premier Doug Ford, who was heard telling supporters he would end the mandates yesterday, has instead today announced to end the blockades there will be fines for “non compliance” of up to $100,000 and maybe a year in prison. This is the same Premier Ford who said his government is making these temporary emergency powers permanent in law. To help police “do what it takes to restore law and order,” adding that “we must heal the divide that is fracturing society.” That’s $100,000 dollars worth of healing for all you non-compliers.

The document, which was provided late Friday by the City of Windsor, states that anyone having notice of the order is prohibited from “impeding or blocking access to the Ambassador Bridge and indirect or direct approaching roadways and access points” for 10 days.

The injunction authorizes police or “designated agents” to remove any vehicles, personal property, equipment, structures, or other objects that impede or block access to the bridge, and approaching roadways. — CBC News

Reuters reports that the protesters were defiant. There was a very spirited vote to keep protesting. The stakes are very high. The Riot and SWAT teams have been sent in to remove the trucks.

Police descend on Ambassador Bridge protesters Saturday morning

Rebel News reporters Isabelle Rivo and David Menzies are on the scene of an intense policed stand-off between protesters blocking Windsor, Ontario’s Ambassador Bridge and dozens of heavily armed officers.

UPDATED: There are unconfirmable reports that the protesters in cars at Ambassador Bridge are leaving as police ask, one by one, due to a “huge police presence” and the threat of fines. Some are being towed away. It’s far from clear what is really happening.

At Coutts River, on the Alberta border, the protestors have formed human chains to stop police breaking up the convoy:

Your money is Their Money: donations stolen

The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Bank in Ottawa has said it will give $1.4 million of the donations made for the Truckers “to the courts“. These are funds from both GoFundMe and direct donations to Truckers. And you thought your money was yours to give to whomever you wanted?

UPDATE: MM Comments at #2 that in theory this is so donors can get their money back, which is good to hear. But even if this is the case, the delay in getting funds to Truckers and the doubt created by this move will deter donors from donating and Truckers from joining the battle. It serves the Empire, and will sabotage donations and also drain them to fight legal battles.

This may not work out too well for the bank if Canadians that have funds in TD Bank decide they’d like to find another bank.

Protesters plan to fight back legally to regain the funds. They are also talking about using cryptocurrency for donations but it’s not entirely clear that they will be able to convert the crypto into cash in Canada.

When the government steals the money for legal protests it feels like we’re at a moment in history where people need to carry gold across the border to “fund the resistance”.

It could bring down Justin Trudeau

New polling shows 54% of Canadians now support the end of Covid restrictions.

The big loser in this is Trudeau —  53% think Trudeau looks weak. Only 16% would “vote for Trudeau” based on the way he has handled the Freedom Convoy.

‘This could cost him his job’: A blockaded Canada turning on Trudeau, poll finds

Tristin Hopper, National Post

‘The last time I’ve seen numbers close to this were in the final days of Brian Mulroney,’ says Maru pollster.

But make no mistake, Canada is a mess of contradictions. The same article reports that 56% of Canadians have no sympathy with the protest (despite largely agreeing with the aims of it). No  doubt the relentless media misinformation on the Truckers helps feed that paradox, though the protests on the bridges will be affecting jobs and supply lines. Astonishingly two-thirds of Canadians, according to one poll (how was that question asked?) said they would support military removal. Have they really thought about it?

We’re in an information war. If Canadians knew how careful, considerate and law abiding the protestors have been (for the most part) they might view things differently.

Ultimately, the mandates are hurting, and Trudeau faces a Parliamentary challenge:

Canada’s 3.7 million unvaccinated remain banned from air travel, rail travel and government employment, with no hint from Ottawa on when those strictures might end.

Blockades aside, Trudeau is now facing a joint House of Commons motion from the Conservative Party and the Bloc Québécois calling for an end to COVID-19 restrictions by the end of this month.

h/t David and Bill in AZ and Mantaray Yunupingu, David Maddison, Another Ian.

In Australia


Years ago I rode across that bridge every day.  Great to see a magnificent turn out today.

In France, reports of tear gas and extraordinary footage:



..

9.9 out of 10 based on 67 ratings

129 comments to Trudeau is panicking: It’s the biggest human rights protest in a generation

  • #
    Kevin kilty

    53% think Trudeau looks weak. Only 16% would “vote for Trudeau” based on the way he has handled the Freedom Convoy.

    One has to wonder a bit at those 16% — i.e. 53% think Trudeau looks weak. Only 16% would “vote for Trudeau” based on the way he has handled the Freedom Convoy. But I have family members who, for example, say we should all give thanks to Joe Biden for the vaccines. These are the same family who have never made a good decision once in their life, not even by accident, and now in their 70s find themselves broke, on SS for a pension, and complaining endlessly that someone else should take of them.

    There is no TV in our house. I read for all of my information. But until you see the carefully constructed stories on a news broadcast (I see them now and then when my father in law visits) you have trouble understanding how “16% could “vote for Trudeau”.”

    480

    • #
      Kevin kilty

      Then I see this morning’s headline in a Federalist article

      Why Do 15% Of Voters Still Believe The Corrupt Corporate Media Tells The Truth?

      Because of habit, and it frames stories as this 15% expect to see them. It validates their world view.

      420

      • #
        max

        Kevin kilty
        February 13, 2022 at 5:29 am · Reply

        It validates their world view.

        this explanation is correct –but it is too simplified.

        it is emotionally hard to admit that someone was cheating you all your life, that you are a patsy, foolish…
        and
        it is emotionally hard to admit that you are wrong, expesialy if your respect and livelihood is going to safer, undermined.

        200

    • #
      HB

      Turd dough can’t cook the books out of 16%

      00

  • #
    MM from Canada

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) Bank in Ottawa has said it will give $1.4 million of the donations made for the Truckers “to the courts“. These are funds from both GoFundMe and direct donations to Truckers. And you thought your money was yours to give to whomever you wanted?

    According to the bank, the idea is that the courts will make sure people get their money back. However, the spokesperson also said that it was so the money would be distributed “in accordance with the intentions of the donors”. I’m pretty sure the donors intended the money to go to the truckers.

    “On Friday, TD Bank told CTV News that it would apply to surrender to an Ontario court the money that had not been refunded by GoFundMe, totalling about $1 million, as well as some $400,000 the group had accepted through direct donations.
    “TD has asked the court to accept the funds, which were raised through crowdfunding and deposited into personal accounts at TD, so they may be managed and distributed in accordance with the intentions of the donors, and/or to be returned to the donors who have requested refunds but whose entitlement to a refund cannot be determined by TD,” spokesperson Carla Hindman said.
    toronto. ctvnews. ca/td-bank-to-hand-convoy-funds-to-court-as-organizers-turn-to-cryptocurrency-1. 5778435

    90

    • #

      Thanks MM

      Post UPDATE: MM Comments at #2 that in theory this is so donors can get their money back, which is good to hear. But even if this is the case, the delay in getting funds to Truckers and the doubt created by this move will deter donors from donating and Truckers from joining the battle. It serves the Empire, and will sabotage donations and also drain them to fight legal battles.

      Now, here’s the next question. I have heard Trudeau said that it was illegal (or not recommended?) to support the Truckers with fuel or donations. If that is true (and what exactly did he say) does that mean the funds in banks could be confiscated and the donors subject to legal action?

      30

  • #
    Erasmus

    If you believe that elections are above board, untainted by fraud, then it’s very true that your vote has consequences. Canadians didn’t have Trudeau just a few years back; they had a more sensible and somewhat conservative government until they voted them out.
    Ditto the USA, although there we have grave doubts about the voting system.
    We get to vote again soon. It’s sad that we are reduced to voting for the least worse alternative.
    Governments have failed us on the two major challenges of recent times – energy and pandemic management.

    500

    • #

      Erasmus
      Don’t vote for Liberal or Labour, who are both WEF aligned.

      There are the Lib Dems, UAP and One Nation who are against the mandates.

      We need to avoid wasting our vote on parties who do not want to know what your concerns are, and bow to Big Pharma and the WEF.

      301

    • #
      max

      Erasmus
      February 13, 2022 at 5:31 am · Reply
      We get to vote again soon.

      and you assume something is going to change?
      you are going to substitute on set of moroons with another set of moroons.

      man if I am rich as Gates and if I am morally bad — I will bribe both parties/leaders and no. matter who win –I am winner.

      80

    • #
      Mark Allinson

      ” … until they voted them out.”

      Can you be sure that they didn’t vote their conservatives out in the very same way that the US voted Trump out?

      40

  • #
    bobby b

    I have friends amongst the truckers in Ottawa, and I’m very worried about their safety. A snake is most dangerous when it’s been injured, and Trudeau et al. have been injured. I fear that they are going to attempt a big violent sweep in order to save face, and I don’t want my friends to be the ones to suffer for all of our sakes.

    I’ve been pessimistic about whether these events could actually sway government actions, and I was wrong about that, but I’m still pessimistic about how this could hurt my friends. I do not trust Trudeau to do the right thing. Actually, I trust him to do the exact wrong thing, because his pride won’t allow for less. And my friends will pay the price for that, even if it does bring about the changes we all want to see in the end.

    For these reasons, anything that we non-truckers can do – today, right now – to bring similar pressure on all of our governments will not only be most effective in bringing change, but in providing the truckers with some cover and protection. You can drive APC’s in amongst men and women and children and harm many and claim some sort of success – but not when the rest of the world is deciding to become active towards the same goals. Then, you’re just tyrants and killers.

    530

    • #
      Jojodogfacedboy

      I understand where you’re coming from.
      What Trudeau would like to do and wants to do is not physically possible.
      With decades of mismanagement, the areas that they needed to spend funding for was wasted on irrelevant crap. So this leaves the politicians themselves vulnerable in lack of police and military to make threats against it’s people.
      Trudeau literally took off out of Parliament do to being afraid that the public could get to him.
      He also has a limited jurisdiction and needs other Premiers to back up his boistering.
      The Sharks in politics are circling and know he is done.
      Remember, he’s only in a Minority Government from last election.

      340

      • #

        Bobby B, I think you are wise to be worried. And given the poll results suggests many Canadians just want the issue resolved, and “Military” removal is OK, Trudeau may indeed decide that the answer to falling polls is decisive action of the most aggressive kind.

        Others have pointed out that even if the cars and Trucks leave the Ambassador Bridge now after midnight last night, blockading the bridge was technically “illegal” by the court order. If that is the case then the powers that be have all the number plates and may choose to prosecute, even after a long delay (as I understand has happened in the US regarding Jan 6, 2021).

        Getting the message out about the real risks of vaccination may shift public sympathy towards the Truckers and change the situation dramatically.

        80

    • #
      Mark Allinson

      “I fear that they are going to attempt a big violent sweep in order to save face”

      Yes, once the war the NWO wants against Russia begins there will be a global internet shutdown while they do their dirty work.

      30

  • #
    • #
      OriginalSteve

      It seems the key is not to leave, even if its takes months. By staying there and dogging in, they will eventually cave.

      And the provinxces have sensed the tsnami of public opinion is thoroughly against vaccines :

      https://morningstarjournal.com/2022/02/10/some-canadian-provinces-will-drop-covid-19-mandates/

      “…. Canadian provinces such as Alberta, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan have announced plans to reduce or remove all COVID-19-related measures amid the Freedom Convoy protests.”

      And this is very telling …..very similar to Canada :

      https://en.mercopress.com/2021/12/20/german-streets-crowded-with-demonstrations-against-vaccines

      “According to Bavarian radio-television BR, protesters of all ages and even families with children marched through the southern part of the city with posters and banners with slogans such as “Obligation to think instead of getting vaccinated,” or “We resist” or “Vaccination will make you free,” in reference to the sign at the entrance to the Auschwitz concentration camp (Arbeit Macht Frei, “work will make you free”).”

      So as I keep telling my teenage daughter, this is a weird and abnormal period of time, this is not the “new normal” of lockdowns and draconian laws, but rather its a global theft of liberty and freedoms, to consolidate power under a pandemic-driven trojan horse.

      100

  • #
    Graham Richards

    If the government keeps pushing their dumb responses, someone, somewhere will snap.

    When the shooting starts it will be the fault of the fascist government & their policies. As much as nobody wants a violent response from “the other side” one or the other parties will react sooner or later!!

    321

  • #
    OriginalSteve

    “By their fruits, you shall know them…”
    (Matt 7:16)

    So now they have dropped their mask entirely, and you now see what the elite really are….

    30

  • #
    OriginalSteve

    I would see these actions by govt to be acts of desperation. The elite appear to be so desperate to stop people having thier God- given freedoms back, they would tear gas families?

    It appears that govts are declaring thier own populations to be a “problem” to be controlled, brutally if needed?

    270

  • #
  • #
    Klem

    I’m hearing quiet rumblings that the Canadian Liberals may conduct a non-confidence vote and remove Trudeau. Just a rumour.

    But I could care less really.

    I want the vaxx passports and QR codes eliminated. I don’t want my children asking the government for permission to live their lives. For me that’s the hill to die on.

    470

    • #
      OriginalSteve

      I thnk people globally have decided enough is enough and doing thier own peaceful “baton charge” and are driving back the globalist bullies…..

      [Snip*]

      I think its really important to stop and think – what future do you want for your grand kids :

      – lockdowns ( big gov )
      – bodily freedom violating injections ( big pharma )
      – censorship ( big tech )
      – brutal policing ( big gov – Victoriastan gets an honourable mention )
      – every aspect of your life controlled ( big gov – vaccine passports )

      Versus

      – Flying to spain for a holiday without needing 4 needles of an experimental drug
      – Having huge family get-togethers at any time
      – Not having to check in everywhere
      – Freedom of speech
      – Freedom of association
      – Non brutal policing

      Choose wisely

      [*Email coming. – Jo]

      90

  • #
    Double on Tundra

    I know several people who completely believe the perspective provided by their beloved CBC: the whole convoy are fodder for troublemaking US insurrectionists and evangelicals. Truckers just aren’t very smart, you see, certainly not as smart as us.

    There is no reason to waste any time trying to understand a protest populated by grease-stained dupes who have been conned by those nefarious American insurrectionists and evangelicals, is there?

    The TV news coverage over here always talks about the “So-Called Freedom Convoy”. There was never a “So-called” in front of any term used for BLM riots, or an environmental protest or any other leftist cause. Not once. Nor the January 6 kerfuffle in Washington DC. It’s so obvious once you’ve seen it.

    And now the politicians are jumping in, talking about dark “US funding” behind the protests. GiveSendGo is a US firm. My donation was made in US dollars because that’s their currency. So am I part of the shadowy “US interests” that we are all supposed to worry about?

    By the way, every pipeline, every oil project and every gas project on the West Coast of Canada has been campaigned against by actual US interests, namely the Tides Foundation, as well as the usual suspects like Greenpeace. Apparently that US money is acceptable for protests and actual threats, including no less a public figure than David Suzuki telling Canadians late last year that unless we change our ways we should expect pipelines to be blown up.

    That money isn’t being seized by governments; in fact donations to many of those organizations are tax-deductible. Huh.

    The double standards are breath-taking. Principles of private property, free speech and honest reporting have been abandoned without a backwards glance.

    Honk honk, everybody. Honk honk.

    510

  • #
  • #
  • #
  • #
  • #
    another ian

    “Ottawa COVID cases DROP! Is there anything Truckers can’t do”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/2022/02/12/ottawa-covid-cases-drop-is-there-anything-truckers-cant-do/

    Multiple trucker threads at SDA this morning

    80

  • #
    Binny Pegler

    It must remembered that Trudeau no more ‘Owns’ the Government, than Megan Rapinoe ‘Owns’ Victoria’s Secret. He is just the ‘Face’.
    If the various party members decide he’s a threat to their cushy jobs. they will throw him overboard in the blink of a eye.
    Likewise if the ‘marketing team’ decide that woke pretty boys are no longer in vogue, and bearded trucker types are now the flavor. They will find someone who fits and the government can turn on a dime and head off in a new direction, under ‘New leadership’

    170

  • #
    Paul S

    Still nothing about what happened in Canberra yesterday.

    110

    • #
    • #
      philemon

      They need to sing “Waltzing Matilda” while they’re at it!

      40

    • #
      Harves

      According to our lamestream media, the only thing that happened in Canberra yesterday was a few nasty people shut down a Lifeline bookfair.

      Lifeline of course is trying to raise money to support the huge influx of clientele- all those who lost their businesses due to government lockdowns.

      The hypocrisy of our media knows no bounds.

      210

    • #
      Yonniestone.

      The mobile phone coverage appeared to be geo-fenced on the lawns of the protest but Parliament House had 100%, investigations showed there was unscheduled repairs being restored.

      Yep nothing suspect about this one bit, nothing to see here move along please.

      220

      • #
        David Maddison

        It is appalling that the Government would do this.

        It’s also highly probable that they used a device called an IMSI catcher to capture the International Mobile Subscriber Identity of everyone there who had their mobile phone turned on so they know who was there.

        Devices to do this include the StingRay, Kingfish, Harpoon, Amberjack, Arrowhead and Hailstorm from L3Harris Technologies. There is also Octasic Nyxcell V800 PDU/F800 TAU. These and similar devices are used by both Government and criminals (who may or may not be the same people) although the devices are only legally sold to government departments.

        I wrote about the many ways Big Brother monitors us in the November and December 2021 Silicon Chip magazine.

        170

      • #
        David Maddison

        The lesson is for freedom advocates to use off-grid communications. CB radio at the most basic level to more sophisticated and less jammable and interceptable spread spectrum digital comms modes that communicate directly from node to node but not over any government-controlled grid.

        160

        • #
          Yonniestone.

          Thanks David, that IMSI equipment was photographed early yesterday with many fearing an LRAD weapon, after the obvious loss of mobile coverage and excuse for tower repairs it became clear what it was, I have many verified witness reports of phones not working in that area yesterday including the independent journalists.

          CB radios are a hot item amongst freedom fighters, we will not be silenced.

          120

  • #
    beowulf

    Canadian police have begun an operation to forcibly remove freedom truckers from impeding traffic, particularly on the Ambassador Bridge.

    Police surrounded the protesters front and back. Large police armoured personnel carrier has been brought up in the distance. Snipers on the roof of customs building.

    pic.twitter.com/sI295G7hUV
    — 𝚂𝚎á𝚗 𝙾’𝚂𝚑𝚎𝚊 Global News (@ConsumerSOS)

    Ezra Levant of Rebel News weighed in on the disturbing development.

    Trudeau had deployed snipers against a peaceful, unarmed protest.
    Snipers.

    https://t.co/2lYLjn0zYN
    — Ezra Levant (@ezralevant) February 12, 2022

    https://beckernews.com/new-canadian-police-announce-operation-to-force-shut-down-of-freedom-convoy-has-begun-44125/

    80

  • #
    MarkMcD

    Unlike the Ottawa protests, which have been impeccably well behaved, the Ambassador Bridge Protest is a higher risk, and lower moral-high-ground protest — potentially causing financial losses to others. The easy moral solution of course, is for Trudeau to end the mandates.

    Funny how these pollies had no concerns at all about economic harm when they were locking down their country, printing money they don’t have and enforcing mandatory distancing etc.

    But, “Oh noes! The People disagree with us destroying the economy and forcing them into experimental genetic treatments” so economic harm is now a bad thing!

    160

  • #
  • #
    CameronH

    The left/socialists are interested in the workers as individuals. For the left workers are just and abstract idea that is used as a means to an end. The end is the destruction of our society so that they can implement their utopia.

    40

  • #

    Husband and I were at the Canberra protest yesterday. Let me tell you about it. It was HUGE. The crowd consisted largely of families – many with little ones in prams – many with their family dogs! They came from all around Australia – particularly from Victoria and Qld. They were NOT your traditional idea of demo crowds – no WOKES in this crowd. Just working class people who have had ENOUGH.

    My only criticism is that they need better speakers. They need people who are used to public speaking and can articulate the passions and beliefs that bring such crowds together. Instead there were earnest people who ranted a lot. Work to do guys!
    Get it together – because decent Australians need leadership.

    380

    • #
      KevJ

      My thanks to you and your husband for attending. The images of people I saw was amazing.
      Yes, we need a strong leader.. But where are they?

      21

  • #
    another ian

    More Tucker

    https://youtu.be/m-E3S_vEzsA

    I just read “War of the Running Dogs” by Noel Barber about the Malaya Emergency attempt of a communist take-over there. The book has gone back to the library so this is IIRC.

    One of the things that the “Communist Terrorists” didn’t try until too late was Chairman Mao’s two pronged strategy which was to beat up and cower the countryside and force the powers that be back to the main urban areas while disrupting those with strikes etc.

    Seems to me that the truckers have done a “reverse Mao” here where they have “captured the hearts and minds” of the country while taking over the urban and other strategic centres.

    A quote from that book –

    “The answer lies not in pouring more troops into the jungle but in the hearts and minds of the people”. General Templer, Malaya, 1952″

    60

  • #
    John R Smith

    I’ve noticed they are not screeching about the trucker and Canberra protests being ‘super spreader’ events.
    Demic must be over.
    Or maybe they just forgot.

    200

    • #
      Forrest Gardener

      Yes, the super spreader events are so 2021.

      I don’t have the short memory I need to swallow government propaganda.

      90

  • #
    Rosco

    I was a union member all my working life and tended to favour Labor.

    The ALP was a strong antagonist of South Africa’s Apartheid regime and I was proud to support anything that decried stupid discrimination against anyone on the basis of some spurious belief system.

    But that Labor no longer exists !

    The way the Labor State Governments have behaved over the last 2 years means they actually practice Apartheid on the basis of some spurious belief system – the nonsensical claims that the un-vaccinated are responsible for all COVID !

    Thus in my memory the Queensland Premier -Palaszczuk – will forever be the leader of the QAP – the Queensland Apartheid Party.

    Surely true Labor people must truly hate these bastards ?

    250

    • #
      another ian

      At one stage I was talking to a bloke behind a government counter who mentioned that he had been caught up in the Goss government’s removal of positions in country offices. Subsequently it was discovered that things didn’t work very well and they had to be restored. So he got his promotion years later.

      I explained that the combination was Goss and Rudd and got the reply –

      “I’ll never vote for Labor again”

      A good morning’s work I thought

      140

    • #
      Serge Wright

      You make a good point about true Labor people. The working class people, which includes tradies and small businesses are the forgotten class in today’s society. These are the people who deserted Labor and voted for Morrison in the last election, but were promptly knifed in the back by his 180 on net zero and failure to control the rogue state premiers. The problem for the ‘real workers’ in this country is that the media has branded them as enemies of their Marxist agenda and has set about to vilify them as racist right wing extremists, such as in the Victorian anti-lockdown protests and now over in Canada. Real workers are the backbone of the nation whose output and tax contribution keeps the entire nation running. These people are not welfare recipients and they don’t include public service workers, whose incomes are derived from taxes. Real workers are therefore the most import group in society and yet they are public enemy or a forgotten class, simply because they don’t subscribe to the woke narrative of the new elite class, which includes the Greens and most of the ALP members and their big tech and big media comrades.

      130

  • #
    Serge Wright

    As noted in the Outsiders today, Trudeau is a self-confessed globalist and a product of the Global Economic Forum (A spin-off from the EU), whose goal is to create a one-world Marxist government. The truckers convoy represents the people’s resistance to this threat to their national sovereignty and this is effectively the people’s last stand. I don’t think many people watching from around the world fully understand this situation in Canada and also what it means for the rest of the developed world. If Trudeau wins, then it will be a catalyst for other left wing governments to follow suit and impose their own forms of authoritarian rule. NZ is already primed for the move, with Ardern another disciple of the Klaus Schwab Marxist school and of course the USA is at it’s own tipping point with a far left government pushing for the great reset. If people want to retain their national sovereignty and their hard-earned personal assets, then this convoy is “freedom ground zero”.

    261

    • #
      Forrest Gardener

      Last stand? Governments wish.

      30

      • #
        Serge Wright

        If the government wins this stand-off then this uprising is defeated and it’s effectively game over. Trudeau will see a win as endorsement of his authority and a defeat of his political opposition. Any further resistance will be met with harsh penalties and even more draconian laws will be introduced. Thus, the truckies know they can’t back down and must see this out until the mandates are lifted. If Trudeau sends in the military or uses extreme force to remove the truckers, the truckers win in the eyes of the public as they will be seen as victims, so this is now a long waiting game.

        80

        • #
          farmerbraun

          “If the government wins this stand-off then this uprising is defeated ”
          The protestors at the NZ parliament seem to be aware of this, and are resisting the efforts of the Speaker of the House to drive them away with noise.

          80

        • #
          Forrest Gardener

          I don’t see it as winner takes it all. The truckers have already won in that they have struck fear into the hearts of previously unchallenged totalitarians.

          It will take a while for the people to bring governments around the world to heel if indeed this is where the current protests lead.

          31

          • #
            beowulf

            No, the truckers haven’t won yet. A few random concessions on mandates is not a victory. It can all be undone again at a whim when the truckers go home. The governments will tighten the screws again with the slightest excuse. It’s all or nothing. It’s a fight to the death with the global beast. If our generation loses this round, our offspring will be stuffed for generations. This is our Kokoda moment.

            71

            • #
              Forrest Gardener

              I’m more optimistic. The woke totalitarians will fail. The taste for freedom is the genie which cannot be put back in the bottle.

              20

    • #
      Bozotheclown

      By now Labor should know they have been for years only dumbass pawns.

      I hope they are fully awoke!

      00

  • #
    James Murphy

    A Canadian chap who makes stuff, breaks stuff, swears a lot, is generally pretty entertaining, and far from stupid, has this to say about the relationship between Canadian judges and politicians

    https://youtu.be/I-CN-09-S3w

    50

  • #
    David Maddison

    Be aware that fascism, which is what most Governments around the world are currently busily implementing is a political philosophy of the Left, not the Right. Yet another reason the Left are so dangerous.

    Dibesh D’Souza explains:

    https://youtu.be/m6bSsaVL6gA (5 mins 37 sec)

    111

  • #
    Andre+Thomas+Lewis

    These protests will succeed when the police either join the protesters or at least stand down. When that happens the politicians are finished. Lech Walesa in Poland kept up the people pressure in the 1989 anti-communist government protests there and police eventually stopped obeying orders to stop or arrest them. He eventually ran for parliament and became president of Poland in 1995. It can be done people!

    200

  • #
    • #
      John R Smith

      What will be the rules for HIV lockdowns?
      Happy Valentines Day.

      20

      • #
        farmerbraun

        More importantly , what will be the test for any notional HIV , now that the PCR test is defunct?
        And why did the PCR test get used , when rapid antigen tests were apparently already available?
        Or are rapid antigen tests equally unreliable?
        And if that were so , and if it were true that a segment of HIV code had been inserted into Sars-CoV-2 , to improve the infectivity (gain-of-function), then would a rapid antigen test for HIV give a positive for a Covid antigen?

        Questions , questions , questions?

        30

    • #
      farmerbraun

      Something much scarier than covid is needed desperately for the psychopaths to regain control and compliance.

      10

  • #
  • #
    David Maddison

    https://globalnews.ca/news/8615490/td-bank-freezes-accounts-trucker-convoy/

    TD Bank freezes two personal accounts that received over $1M for trucker convoy

    By Nichola Saminather Reuters
    Posted February 12, 2022 1:03 pm EST

    Toronto-Dominion Bank has frozen two personal bank accounts into which C$1.4 million ($1.1 million) had been deposited to support protesters fighting the Canadian government’s pandemic measures, a bank spokesperson said on Saturday.

    [..]

    TD applied to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on Friday to take the funds, which were sent through GoFundMe and bank transfers, so they can either be sent to the intended recipients or returned to the donors “who have requested refunds but whose entitlement to a refund cannot be determined by TD,” the bank said in a statement.

    TD has been put “on notice that their actions are improper and disappointing,” Keith Wilson, a lawyer for the convoy, said in an email on Saturday, adding the convoy will seek a court order next week to release the donations to a new not-for-profit corporation that has been set up to manage and distribute them.

    [..]

    One of the bank accounts received a lump sum of C$1 million through GoFundMe, while the rest was sent to the second account through multiple bank e-transfers, the TD spokesperson said. TD does not know where the GoFundMe payment originated, they said.

    GoFundMe took down the protest convoy’s donation page on Feb. go4 after it reached $10 million, prompting most of the protesters to turn to Boston-based GiveSendGo. GoFundMe has said it will refund the donations.

    [..]

    The Ontario Superior Court on Thursday ordered GiveSendGo to freeze all funds sent in aid of the protest. The crowdfunding platform defied that order in a tweet on Thursday.

    The protest has raised C$11 million on GiveSendGo, Wilson said.

    “We are also going to be taking the Ontario government to court to seek an immediate lifting of what we consider to be an unlawful order,” he said.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

    40

  • #
    David Maddison

    The Canadian Government has ordered up to 379 million doses of coronavirus vaccine (see link below).

    Population of Canada is 38 million.

    Doses for each person aged zero plus is therefore almost ten.

    Just like Australia.

    They are all singing from the same song book…

    https://www.canada.ca/en/public-services-procurement/services/procuring-vaccines-covid19.html

    100

    • #
      Forrest Gardener

      If only there was a competent journalist at the press conferences they would ask why so many doses have been ordered.

      70

  • #
    GreatAuntJanet

    This program director from a Calgary radio station has been spending the last week at the convoy to see ‘with her own eyes’ – because she can’t trust anything else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmohLQPL2sA&t=115s

    60

    • #
      David Maddison

      Thanks for posting. Excellent.

      I also love one of the commdnts:

      This world is being destroyed by an evil that is rolling into our lives like a slow rolling fog.

      50

    • #
      RickWill

      Opportunity for a new broom in Canada.

      Articulate, curious and sensitive people like the reporter can be influential.

      10

  • #
  • #
    STJOHNOFGRAFTON

    Klaus Schwab heads the WEF, the worlds biggest crime syndicate. They like pushing people around. Now, we the people, are pushing back.

    60

  • #
    Philip

    The time has come? Seeing these heavily armed soldiers and police marching towards unarmed civilians – – just wanting their freedom to decide what they put in their bodies and continue honest working lives, taking their own risks with health – makes me suspect these authorities will kill if they don’t get their way. I used to believe people were hyperbolic with their cries of “they’ve taken our guns next it’s our freedom” but I was naive, they were right. If they were armed the authorities would not be doing that.

    Life when it comes down to it is simply a battle of power. What you saw in the school yard is reality, that’s it, there is no outside world where grown-ups make reasoned decisions. If you have muscle you use it to get your way. The bully will tell you what to do and you should do it peacefully, if not at the end of “negotiation” they’ll punch you hard in the face and tell you they didnt want to do it but you made them. School yard, politics, it’s all the same.

    You can intellectualize all you like, clutch to your democracy beads. In the end you submit or suffer, even die. How many people are willing to lay down their lives, to ultimately lose anyway ? You cant beat guns with a beanie and a banner. Personally I doubt we have many Ghandi types among us given we are all raised in a Godless world of materialism. But that remains to be seen, you never know, these people seem fairly committed so far and may God bless them.

    Personally I saw something of this ilk coming a while ago, I didn’t know what exactly but something, it gave me anxiety that I couldn’t explain. I’m only of average intelligence and cant articulate myself very well, I generally lose arguments, even to people of very low intelligence, so Ive learned to keep my mouth shut in public, nod and smile. I keep an audio log of my thoughts to vent the frustrations. Been doing that for near 15 years now.

    I was once told of a story of a fellows grandfather, a German of older fighting age who roamed the land to avoid WW2. Apparently at the occasional check point he would pretend to be an insane old man so they’d let him go – as the story goes. It worked, he was not killed in pointless battle. You survive by your current circumstance and resources available. Society is good but you can get caught up in it’s nonsense and at times low IQ.

    So I planned, saved and retreated to a simple but comfortable house that I own at the metaphorical margins of society (we even have a pool), and live a frugal but fulfilled life with my wife. I want for little. (Sounds hippy-ish but no Im quite the opposite of that, I do work part time, the self sufficient dream is absurd imo).

    All very selfish I think. Im certainly nowhere near a protest. But they’ll come for you eventually, you cant hide forever – and to be honest I thought the looming threat of mandates was close to it but I avoided it to my relief. And Im not an anti vac, Im glad older people can get it, anyone who wants it sure line up, but me Id rather take my chances thanks I just have a bad feeling about it. To me, with all this flagrant bullying it looks like we are heading to a rather dark place. Things have notably declined, a precedent set. Both sides of politics are in on it . The so called right is heavily infected with World Economic Forum leftism and that worries me greatly. The long march through the institutions has been tremendously successful.

    I have an estimated 20 years of life left, no males in my line make it past mid 70 and I’m noticing my usual robust health starting to slip. I had to battle an 8 foot snake that was coming for my beloved cat the other day and thought I was going to have a heart attack to be honest. Took me a while to recover, a bit of a shock to me.

    But with 20 years I still should be fine I guess before they come for me. I’ve often wondered if I’m sane, and have concluded several times I am not, that I am somewhat delusional, I just operate on gut feeling a lot of the time. But seeing this right now I feel perhaps not, perhaps I’ve been a bit wise? I pray for those in the thick of it, dependent on the system and watch with interest.

    But then again, just do what they tell you, do the right thing and you have nothing to hide, right ?

    God bless the truckers, I admire their motivation and courage. Self indulgent rant over.

    [“I’m only of average intelligence and cant articulate myself very well”

    My friend, you are very articulate, intelligent and sane. Cheer up it is a crazy world right now.]ED

    [Mods, this seems too sweet to be true. Holding for other opinions.]ED

    160

    • #
      Vicki

      This sounds true enough to me. I saw and heard lots of people at our own Canberra rally who hold sentiments similar those Philip expresses.

      When you are not overburdened by the constant assault of media nonsense and social media hype, you tend to see thins simply and with clarity, I suspect.

      Philip – live true to your ideals, and you will live the life you were intended to live.

      90

    • #
      KevJ

      Many thanks for your comments Philip. You are not alone with these thoughts.
      Don’t despair, there are many of us like you..😀👍

      30

    • #
      Harves

      Thank you Philip. We seem to be of a similar age – probably why we have similar beliefs. I look forward to a similar existence over the next 20 years (hoping for 30) and am thankful for having lived during democracy’s heyday.

      00

  • #
    Jim Veenbaas

    A lot of Canadians might feel the same way I do. I love the protest, I love that it has exposed the lies of the progressive left, the never ending gas lighting by govt and media and the collusion between the dominant institutions – govt, media, finance, big tech and academia.

    BUT I do not support the blockades at the border. They are restricting the flow of goods between Canada and the US and harming everyday people. Auto plants on both sides of the border are shutting down shifts and this directly impacts blue collar workers in each country.

    The protest in Ottawa is different. It might be annoying for residents living there – and it should – but it’s not impacting anyone’s livelihood.

    31

    • #
      RickWill

      The blockade is deflationary. Really no different than the Covid border restrictions imposed by governments. The auto plant workers should be supported the same as they were during covid lockdowns. Most auto manufacturers globally have slowed down because of parts shortages.

      Those auto workers affected should be asking for government support rather than taking it out on the truckers. The truckers are on the right side. They deserve support.

      The solution is easy for any government with an ounce of thinking ability – end all Covid rerstrictions. Covid has run its race. The covid death rate in Canada is now in rapid decline:
      https://91-divoc.com/pages/covid-visualization/?chart=countries&highlight=Canada&show=highlight-only&y=both&scale=linear&data=deaths-daily-7&data-source=jhu&xaxis=right#countries

      Hospitalisations have peaked. Vaccines are not particularly effective against omicron. The virus is dying out because the vast majority of the population have now had it. If people have not learnt the lessons of the last two years on managing their health then they are beyond educating.

      The moment has come for Trudeau to man up and thank the truckers for reminding him what he should stand for as the leader of a democracy or step aside and let a true leader emerge. Truckers bring a bit more mass and presence to a conversation than the average person. They are a powerful force.

      90

  • #
    David Maddison

    While most Western Governments are focussed on suppressing our freedom and demonstrations in support of our freedom, Putin is busily preparing to invade Ukraine.

    I guess it would be a good time for the Chicomms to invade Taiwan as well.

    30

    • #
      Forrest Gardener

      Well, starting wars is just what governments do when they need a distraction.

      The question is whether the great unwashed will believe the stories this time around.

      50

    • #
      KP

      Nah, why would he bother? He just wants NATO to keep to their agreement about not crowding Russia, just like America did over the Cuban missile scare.

      The Yanks are hell-bent on having missiles right on Russia’s border in Ukraine, I don’t know why the hell they don’t stick to their side of the world. Even NATO being in the Black Sea is absurd.

      Putin will have other ways of getting security without going to war, its the West who are pushing for it. They’ll happily sacrifice every Ukranian’s life and then walk away from the mess.

      01

    • #
      Harves

      It’s a funny thing. I have reached the point where I would sooner believe Putin than most Western leaders. Russia has a legitimate security concern with the idea of Ukraine joining NATO. Neither NATO nor Brandon have done anything to address that issue.

      Does everyone remember how the media kept telling us how dangerous the world would become if Trump got elected?

      50

  • #
    yarpos

    A snapshot of the uselessness of that which is mandated

    https://newcatallaxy.blog/2022/02/13/table-5-is-damning/

    50

  • #
    Vicki

    I hear that the Canadian Truckers are being tactically advised by former military personnel. This makes a lot of sense, because they have been watchful and restrained, but also counter the moves of the authorities.

    If this is correct, I expect that they may very well withdraw some of their “troops”, with another ploy planned and about to be executed.

    If my theory is correct, we are about to witness the organisation – for the first time – of a powerful working class opposition to the assumption of control by the bureaucratic and autocratic middle class Left in the West.

    120

  • #
  • #
    [email protected] Katastrophe Kooks

    Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD Bank) –
    Banking. Gave $1.4 million of the Canada Trucker Convoy donations “to the courts”… thieves using their ideology to justify their thievery. Are they connected to TD Ameritrade? Yes, Toronto-Dominion Bank owns 40% of TD Ameritrade (a conglomeration of TD Waterhouse and Ameritrade), with Ameritrade owning the remaining 60%.

    It’d be a shame if TD Bank lost business because people switched their stock portfolios out of TD Ameritrade.

    40

  • #
    [email protected] Katastrophe Kooks

    TD Ameritrade –
    Trading. Blocked middle-class investors in a Reddit group from buying $GME and AMC because a hedge fund (which had a huge short position) was losing money.

    See Citadel.

    Citadel –
    Hedge fund. Citadel owns Melvin Capital Management and the Robinhood app. They banned purchase of $GME shares via Robinhood when Melvin Capital Management had a huge short position on $GME.

    Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s brother is a portfolio manager at Citadel, and her husband is a consultant with Citadel. Now we know how Jen Psaki got her job, despite being awful at it.

    Fed Chairperson Janet Yellen was paid $810,000 from Citadel to make a few speeches.

    Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke is also a big player in Citadel.

    70

  • #
    another ian

    More “Wisdoms of Trudeau”

    https://youtu.be/czdJqC3ujRw

    20

  • #

    The only reason poll numbers are so low is that there remains a very high proportion of Canadians that trust the CBC, CTV and Global news to tell the truth, something they’ve done anything but do. The plus side is the lies have been egregious this time around and thanks to social media many are finding that indeed the MSM in Canada are not actually telling anything remotely resembling the truth. Trust in politicians and the MSM is at an all time low in Canada thanks to the truth leaking through via social media and international media that have no issues with throwing Trudeau under the bus.

    I’ve never been a particularly large fan of social media as I find it largely destructive in its tendencies. Suffice to say the last two week have shown me the utility that still exists. I’m amazed that YouTube and Instagram haven’t been more forceful in banning much of what’s being posted. I suppose that’s the beauty of being a remarkably small market relative to the U.S. (Canada is about 10% of the US in population, more similar to Australia) and as such we don’t rate the same degree of censorship. Seems they still haven’t realized the galvanizing aspect these protests are having worldwide. I haven’t been proud to be Canadian for quite some time but the truckers are having a massive impact on that too.

    On an entirely different subject, there are a whole lot of employed Canadians that have been muzzled for a considerable period of time, police and military consist of a fairly small proportion of that. We’re all tired of it.

    80

  • #

    Just so commenters know: the Nuremberg word is subject to automoderation now, mostly because it is being repeated so often and casually and has become like a Talisman, and it’s boring. Of course, the topic is important and not banned, and anyone who has something new and valuable to say about it will be approved ASAP. Sorry for the delay on those comments.

    I fear the constant repetition of it is misleading people into thinking that bits of inanimate paper will ensure justice is done, when only the determination of people will make that happen.

    91

  • #
    psychedelia smith

    Is anyone getting blocked from that Bit Chute video? It says “Bit Chute channel restricted – Contains Incitement to Hatred”

    What the hell is going on?

    20

  • #
  • #
    Mardler

    Heaven knows why but I decided to drop in here after a long absence.

    I followed this blog on the climate hoax because it was a good source of information.

    I gave up because of the blatant misinformation on a mild virus. I just checked and it’s still there: misquoting data, disreputable sources, totally wrong on everything and easily debunked. We have since learned, as I was saying in Q2 2020, that lockdowns don’t work, masks don’t work, novel potions have limited value, natural immunity through infection is better, focused protection is better, non locked down countries and US states fared better than those under unscientific authoritarian rule and government stats worldwide have been manipulated e.g. the UK death toll as a direct result of Covid is now calculated to be in the 8,000-12,000 bracket not the headline, scary psy-ops, figure of c.150k.

    The sight of JN supporting people against “vaccine” mandates is as amusing as it is welcome.

    Has there really been a change? A realisation that the western world has been subjected to a plandemic on the orders of the elites on their instructions to “seize ze opportunity ov ze virus” from the Strangelove-esque Schwab?

    I haven’t the time to check but if the penny of real science, empirical data and freedom has dropped then welcome aboard!

    21

  • #
  • #
    OldOzzie

    ‘Where’s Trudo’ Comic Brutally Mocks Justin Trudeau for Hiding During Freedom Convoy Protests

    The parody of Trudeau’s authoritarian Canada was created in the “Where’s Waldo” style by artist Bob Moran and features in comic form many of the outrageously, left-wing people and events that are occurring in Canada even as the Freedom Convoy is desperately trying to put a halt to some of it.

    The individual vignettes are cleverly showing how Canada has spun off the rails into far-left lunacy and authoritarianism.

    One segment, for instance, shows how Canadian Christian pastors and ministers have been harassed and arrested by Trudeau’s police forces for daring to hold church services during the coronavirus pandemic:

    Speaking of Trudeau’s efforts to turn police into COVID stormtroopers, there is another spot satirizing the time police tackled and arrested a Montreal woman for not wearing a mask:

    Another shows a rotund fellow in a mask wearing a shirt reading, “I Love Pharma”:

    Finally, the PM himself can be seen hiding in the lower left-hand corner (of course) wearing a black-face costume:

    20

  • #
    Strop

    Tucker Carlson has “Crush Them” in quotations over the picture of Trudeau. I didn’t hear Trudeau say that in any video Tucker played.

    Does anyone know if Trudeau did say that?

    00

    • #

      Strop.
      Who cares?
      Nothing Emperor Justine says is worth the effort of listening to.
      If his lips are moving,he is lying.
      Actions are the only way to judge our Liberal Party.
      And their actions are treason.

      21

      • #
        Strop

        It’s not a particularly important detail in the overall discussion and it doesn’t change my low opinion of Trudeau if he did or didn’t say it. But words are important and I care about who to trust in reporting of things.
        I don’t have an issue if Carlson happens to say Trudeau wants to crush the protestors while paraphrasing Treudeau. But I have problem with him putting it in quotation marks implying that’s a direct quote if Trudeau didn’t say it. Maybe Carlson was just quoting himself over a picture of Trudeau.

        The point is, I like to be able to read or see something from trusted news sources and be able to confidently repeat it as fact if needed.
        This is a test of Carlson’s character.

        So I care. Does your reply mean he didn’t say it?

        00

  • #
    Steve Keppel-Jones

    If police officers won’t speak up for their country for fear of being “reprimanded”, maybe we need better police officers… “Dad, why didn’t you speak up?” “Sorry son, I didn’t feel like being reprimanded. Now go work on your social credit score so we can buy groceries again.”

    20