Freedom's Just Another Word For 'Nothing Left To Lose'
At the moment, many Canadians are fighting on multiple fronts against a government that believes Canadians must be saved from themselves through curfews, restrictions on movement, forced medical procedures and loss of the ability to work and earn a living.
Sadly the vaunted Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), fully funded by that same government continues to promote the idea that those Canadians struggling to free themselves from what are arbitrary, punitive restrictions are 'insurrectionists', 'racists' and care not for their fellow Canadians
On Sunday February 13, 2022 the CBC continued their assault by publishing the thoughts of 'experts' on humanity. Barbara Perry, director of the Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism at Ontario Tech University doesn't place much value on 'freedom' and is actually trying to equate the word with those she believes occupy the 'far-right', a group she says is on the rise in Canada;
“For many, freedom is a malleable term — one that's open to interpretation. It is a term that has resonated…. You can define it and understand it and sort of manipulate it in a way that makes sense to you and is useful to you, depending on your perspective,"
Evan Balgord of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network believes that the word 'freedom' when used by protesting Canadians is not only meaningless but harmful to Canada;
"When they're yelling they care so much about their freedom, they're taking freedoms away from other people who don't have the same kind of agency and choice that they do,"
On Thursday, February 10, 2022 protesters gathered at the office of Immigration Minister Sean Fraser in Nova Scotia to protest those same restrictions and forced medical procedures. According to the CBC 'they attempted to enter the locked office after promoting the event with a reference to the Nuremberg trials, the tribunals held in the wake of the Second World War for the war crimes of Nazi officials' , which included forced medical procedures.
“There is no place for comparisons between public health measures and the Holocaust,” Said Fraser in a subsequent interview with the CBC.
“There is no place in our democratic discourse to threaten elected officials with violence because you don't agree with them, particularly when they were elected in a democratic way by your friends and neighbours who may not share your point of view." (LINK),
In this same article the CBC double-down on the media's breathless cry of 'Nazi' flags being waved and the wanton destruction and 'Desecration of Memorials' in Ottawa during the protests. As has been noted elsewhere, the single flag bearer was chased off the hill by the protesters themselves and the unknown soldier, who's grave is supposed to have been desecrated, died fighting for the freedom of Canadians and is probably quite content in the knowledge that those that live today are fighting for the same cause.
“Freedom is a slippery concept.”
I for one would think that the United States, founded on the fight for liberty and freedom would be cheering on the protest movement, but no! Elisabeth Anker, Associate Professor of Political Science at George Washington University argues that;
“On the far right, [individual freedom] is often translated into somebody who refuses to be bound by norms of equality, treating all people equally or norms to remedy inequality, whether that’s trying to remedy racial discrimination or gender discrimination.”
She also said that when right wingers exercise their rights it is “violent freedom,” that can easily lead to danger, discrimination and be anti-democratic....Apparently studying Political Science at GWU does not include the thoughts of their founder on the concept of 'freedom', nor is the study of history included for context.
The Globe & Mail, a supposedly 'Canadian' publication but written for the most part, and fully printed in the United States, has even harsher words for the protesters, writing of 'freedom' as;
“...a word that has become code for white-identity politics and the far-right’s weapon of choice in the culture wars,” and that freedom, “has not always been a concept usurped for selfish, malicious purposes. “
I had hoped that Canadians would have by now tired of their own government and media telling them that Canadians are violent extremists usurping the concept of personal choice for selfish, malicious purposes. Yet the war by the Canadian government and its media against Canadian citizens continues unabated, complete with assistance from their American allies.
Last week as I drove through the city I spotted a fellow pan-handling at an intersection. Not an unusual thing to see now that commerce and industry have been depressed, but what made this man stand out was the hand-printed sign he was holding. It read “Defund The CBC”. Apparently his message resonated with many people as there was no end to the people rolling down their windows to offer cash and food to the man.
The theft by Canadian (?) banks of money donated to the protesters (LINK), plus Trudeau's enacting of the 'Emergencies Measures' are more signs that those in power plan on staying in power, even in the face of mounting evidence that they are promoting the death and injury of Canadians through loss of of income, forced confinement and forced medical procedures.
This is great stuff for both 'royalist' Canadians and for those sad Americans who have forgotten the principals their societies were founded upon, both being fully confident that they alone have been chosen to dictate who eats and who doesn't.
I am not one of those. I do not believe that anyone has the right to impose their will upon others, especially people peacefully trying to regain their ability to live, eat and breath. What I will do is, through a series of forthcoming posts, attempt to illuminate the people who are responsible for what we are experiencing today, their ideologies and the paths they have taken these last few hundred, ney, a thousand years, to get here.
In the mean time, may Peace be with you and yours...unless you work in, or support the current government or its media.
Thankfully not every American has forgotten why they live in the 'Land Of Liberty' (LINK),