A tweet surfaced of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 50, hailing his nation’s truckers as heroes during the early days of the pandemic, in March 2020
Trudeau called dissenters in the Canadian capital and along the US border ‘hateful,’ ‘violent,’ and ‘racist,’ labeling them a ‘small, fringe minority’
The Ottawa, Canada police are exempt from the vaccine mandates
…the chaos now unfolding in Ottawa can be traced directly to the harsh treatment of unvaccinated Canadians by their government over the past six months or so.
By: John Daniel Davidson February 08, 2022
There are no clear off-ramps for the protesters, and no one in a position of authority seems to know how to deescalate the situation.
Corporate media outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times have been telling us for years now how Hungary and Poland are incubators of authoritarianism that represent an existential threat to democracy. But it turns out we should have been worried about Canada and Australia, of all places.
If you had told me 18 months ago that Australia, a democratic country that once seemed to exude rugged individualism, would devolve into a Covid police state that imprisons its citizens in quarantine camps and deploys riot police to crush lockdown protests with brute force, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here we are.
Now comes Canada, where the “Freedom Convoy” of truckers that arrived in Ottawa more than a week ago to protest Covid vaccine mandates has effectively shut down Canada’s capital. The mayor declared a state of emergency on Monday after the city’s law enforcement authorities talked openly about calling in the military over the weekend.