Elites Vs. Blue collar, or Maybe Canada’s Yellow Vest Day: Here’s What the Media Won’t Say About the Truckers Convoy

Terry Etam

Today, in late January, when I Google search “only elite should vote” I get 106 million results. When I Google search “should only the elite vote” (ignoring question marks because I’m trying to fit in with the younger generation) I get 154 million results.

The elite has time to noodle around Google (many of us are in that camp, from a global perspective – university-educated, own a house, two vehicles in the garage, and maybe a Tesla thrown in so we can hold our heads high) apparently; and the blue-collar do not. That is one reason we see tens of thousands of trucks barreling down highways from all over North America, heading for government centres under the guise of vaccine mandates, but that is just the tip of the iceberg.

The New York Times pondered the issue in 2016 in a piece called Should Everybody Vote? The article speculated that having a more focused and well-informed (ominous music in background) group would do a better job of running the country: “We can think of this approach as a matter of modeling our voting on our jury system. We would never accept deciding important and highly publicized trials by a vote of the general public… We could have an unofficial jury — chosen, perhaps, by a consortium of major universities or of television news divisions — that would meet, discuss in-depth and vote several weeks before the actual election.”

Bringing the issue of blue-collar vs. elites back to Canada, back in 2018 we had our ultra-elite Prime Minister say this at a G20 conference: “Well, you know, there are gender impacts when you bring construction workers into a rural area. There are social impacts because they’re mostly male construction workers. How are you adjusting and adapting to those?”

To give the guy credit, taken in context, he could have a point, in a way, if a small town is overrun by a thousand workers for a very short time. But that can happen in any industry, and when you have a trust fund kid, UN-led, Ottawa-centred (with occasional holidays to Tofino on important First Nations days, but I digress), singling out the negative impact construction workers have on communities, what do you get?

This is what you get. Left-wing media outlet the National Observer ran a story in 2019 called Green New Deal tour seeks hope and reconciliation in Canada. How did they elaborate on reconciliation? Quote from story: “(Pipelines and resource developments) involve large numbers of man camps, and wherever there are man camps or any kind of natural resource development, you have high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, human trafficking, high rates of child-porn rings — both in Canada and in the U.S.” The accompanying picture showed David Suzuki and Naomi Klein beaming with those vicious smiles/smirks that capture so well the hatred and loathing of the entire movement.

While admittedly a fringe view, or one would hope that is accepted as a fringe view, those attitudes have seeped into the generally accepted conversations on our national media channels (we all know who I’m talking about) and are therefore part of the “intelligent discourse” that the NYT ponders might be the best prerequisite for allowing people to vote.

And that is why we are seeing this massive wave of truckers sweep not just Canada but the US as well. The border vaccine mandate is the straw that broke the camel’s back. The convoys are the result of years of frustration. Not just frustration with this overarching elitist frame of politics, but also things like the inimitable Gerald Butts, who took to Twitter after Canada’s most recent election to stand in awe of what a great job the Liberals did to hold onto power – he called it electoral efficiency; the Liberals won by focusing all their efforts on key ridings and won with the absolute minimum of national support required. That’s our elite? What kind of a civic-minded person finds that a good thing? What kind of person at all finds that a good thing?

And those are just a few more tips of the iceberg. Truckers are the ultimate representation of the blue-collar voice that Ottawa shuns like the plague. They will stand for photo ops all day with Greta, but will never set foot in a cab to see what the world looks like for those whose livelihood requires them to do something other than type.29dk2902lhttps://boereport.com/29dk2902l.html

I don’t know if it will end well; the knives are out for the truckers, and the media is doing a bizarre maneuver where they cover every complaint against the convoy but do not focus on the convoy itself. Leading media figure heads like CTV News personnel take to Twitter to mock the whole thing, guaranteeing there to be more fireworks.

Maybe if that was the media’s consistent job and role, the great unwashed masses could live with it. But it’s not. A few years ago, Extinction Rebellion took to the streets to blockade various streets across the country. The media was out in full force; ten protesters at a bridge in Edmonton garnered more media attention than ten thousand trucks.

No one in the media was fretting about whether emergency vehicles would get through or not, as they are with the truckers, and that is possibly the most revolting aspect of this whole media implosion – Extinction Rebellion did not care at all if no one got through. Unbelievably, the police guarded the protesters from angry citizens. Now, the trucking convoy is going to great lengths to keep channels open for emergency vehicles – and the media reports that it may not work.

Interestingly, the more the media and the cultural elites try to disparage the convoy on whatever flimsy grounds they find, the stronger support gets. Support is coming in from the US, Quebec, BC and all over the world. When the laptop class takes to the media to stir inflammatory stories about how GoFundMe donations “may be a form of terrorist funding” if any violence or property damage occurs (I kid you not), the rate of donations goes up.

This has gone far beyond a vaccine mandate issue. It may be Canada’s yellow vest time. It will be an interesting weekend.

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Oldseadog
January 30, 2022 2:24 am

While I am not up to speed on the trucker situation in N. America, Terry, I am pleased to see that your book can be bought from another source apart from Amazon.

Keitho(@bat1heavy)
Editor
January 30, 2022 2:37 am

This is a very encouraging demonstration of solidarity amongst the “little people” who are fed up with the indifference of the political, academic and media elites on display daily now. Every voter does so in his own enlightened self interest and if voting no longer improves their lot then demonstrations are inevitable.

The elites try and frame the demonstrations as riots, insurrections and even treason but they are always groupings of individually powerless people trying to get a point across. If they are ignored long enough then things can get very nasty as happened in 1776, France in 1790 and Russia in 1917, well you gt the picture.

The “little people” everywhere want to be heard and Justin can’t hear them when he is “out of town”. More power to the truckers and the blue collar workers and their families.

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 2:54 am

thought truedope was hiding under the bed as a covid contact excuse?
read claims re homeowners should lock up and stay in due to “implied” risks of robbery and violence
funny that, these people ARE the same as those theyre trying to intimidate fool or outright LIE to!!
would be very good if they can manage to stop/delay all product going in/out except medical etc for even a week to really bring it home to the “chattering classes” that they do NOT actually run or contribute much at all, a chardonnay shortage;-) golly gosh

Jeff Labute
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 8:51 am

Yup, hiding from his own countrypeople. Apparently Justin & family have been moved to a secret location from fear of a lone wolf attack. A 5 day isolation likely won’t be enough to ward off the protest so Justin needs to make average Canadians look like terrorists so he can avoid meeting them.

Klem
Reply to  Jeff Labute
January 30, 2022 9:07 am

Only a year or so ago Justin met with hundreds of criminal BLM rioters. He walked with them, shook hands, gave them hugs.

He even went on one knee with them. The MSM went berzerk with love for this SJW prime minister.

But when Canadian truckers show up he goes into hiding, and journalists defend him. Its beyond belief.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Klem
January 30, 2022 9:48 am

Trudeau’s appointed Minister of Propaganda, Gerald Butts, is having trouble swinging enough of his recently increased payola budget into reporter and editorial board pockets. His stories about red-necked racist misogynistic fascist truckers aren’t really resonating with the public in general….who realize that the vaxx exemption truckers successfully had for 2 years, suddenly being reversed, is just a case of freedoms being taken away by over-zealous petticrats stricken by the aphrodisiac of power over the peasantry….

patrick healy
Reply to  DMacKenzie
January 31, 2022 6:30 am

Is Butt not a North American for a Derry Air?

MarkW
Reply to  patrick healy
January 31, 2022 7:22 am

Derry Air. Is that what you breath when you are around a lot of cows?

noaaprogrammer
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 12:56 pm

No, it’s more like “Air on the G-string.”

Fen
Reply to  Jeff Labute
January 31, 2022 4:41 am

Some enterprising trolls should find him the way they did Shia Labeouf 

https://www.vice.com/en/article/d7eddj/4chan-does-first-good-thing-pulls-off-the-heist-of-the-century1

Johannes S. Herbst
Reply to  Jeff Labute
February 1, 2022 5:04 am

Justin Trudeaus`s plane has been landed in Berlin… Does he seek asylum?

patrick healy
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 31, 2022 6:28 am

Hey lay off my ‘chardonnay’ !!!

Derg
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 3:34 am

Hillary calls them deplorables

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 4:31 am

Killary needs a hemp necktie.

Red94ViperRT10
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 30, 2022 10:55 am

…or at the least an orange jumpsuit as sole fashion choice for a very long time!

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 5:07 am

big mistake- if she hadn’t said that, she probably would have won

Willem Post
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 5:34 am

I am glad she said it

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Willem Post
January 30, 2022 6:02 am

the modern version of “let them eat cake”

Krudd Gillard of the Commondebt of Australia
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 10:48 pm

She lost because her machine underestimated the turn-out for Trump in blue wall states and did not organise sufficient “late ballots.” Do you remember, on the 2016 election night, Pennsylvania was still diligently stuffing the ballot boxes when they were told to forget it because Michigan was following Wisconsin and Arizona and conceding thus giving Trump his narrow but decisive victory.

Willem Post
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 5:33 am

Despicables

Scissor
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 6:42 am

I imagine that Biden will reflect on his time as a big rig driver and come out and say something of similar intelligence about the truckers.

Fran
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 8:56 am

Trudeau said they had “unacceptable” attitudes, hence they are the Unacceptables.

TRM
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 5:53 pm

I’m worse than “deplorable”. I’m “unacceptable” LMAO

MarkW
Reply to  TRM
January 31, 2022 7:24 am

If they ever find me “acceptable”, I’m doing something wrong.

Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 4:41 am

The so called “little people” shouldn’t forget to be the majority, in general

Fen
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 31, 2022 4:29 am

That’s the greater problem though. We all just want to be left alone to pursue family and career. But the Control Freaks will never leave us alone. So while we dream, they take over the local offices that no one wants to deal with, and we wake up to this.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Fen
January 31, 2022 9:40 pm

This!.

patrick healy
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 31, 2022 6:34 am

Hey lay off us Irish little people. I know Disney has got rid of the seven dwarfs, but there are loads of Irish leprechauns now unemployed, Shame on you!

David Blenkinsop
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 6:39 am

If nothing else, the truck convoy/protest is serving as much needed encouragement to those politicians in Canada who are truly freedom oriented or are right wing in the sense of caring about personal freedoms. Here is one media page that reports on how the premier Scott Moe here in Saskatchewan is supporting the truckers. This includes his related mention now, of possibly removing Saskatchewan’s vaccine mandate in the near future.

https://globalnews.ca/news/8580321/covid-19-trucker-convoy-saskatchewan-scott-moe/

tonyb(@climatereason)
Editor
Reply to  David Blenkinsop
January 30, 2022 9:44 am

Well at last the UK Mail online has caught up with the Canadian truckers story . It is the worlds largest online circulation news medium. Lots of pictures
 
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10456147/Justin-Trudeau-flees-secret-location-50-000-Freedom-Convoy-truckers-hit-Ottawa.html

william matlack
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 6:42 am

The media in Canada is rather upset that somebody, likely a far right thug, draped a Canadian flag over a Terry Fox statue and put a baseball cap on his head. Compared to what the left leaning mob does to statues in the U.S. I thought the reaction of the the press was a bit much.

Elle Webber
Reply to  william matlack
January 30, 2022 11:15 am

When mobs destroy statues of founders of our country, media is fine with it. When indigenous arsonists burn down churches (and maybe a town), we are told that’s “understandable”. But when “deplorables” touch a statue of a runner, that’s “desecration”. Courtesy of our woke prime minister and our woke mainstream media. I’m going to go throw up now.

David Blenkinsop
Reply to  william matlack
January 31, 2022 9:25 am

The mobs don’t just exist in the U.S., though Canadian media might like to assume that at times. For instance, back in the summer of 2020, the ‘defund the police’ movement destroyed a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister,

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/john-a-mcdonald-loses-his-head-as-protesters-topple-his-statue

This was done as part of a series of protests organized by something called ‘Coalition for BIPOC Liberation’ (BIPOC = ‘Black, Indigenous and People of Color’). Same thing as BLM, basically.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 7:30 am

“Canada?”
—CNN

“Truckers? Ewwww!”
—MSNBC

beng135
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 7:53 am

The corporate media will hide this.

Robertvd
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 8:41 am

The political and media ‘elite’ are just puppets on the pay list of those behind the curtain. Those who could print all that was needed to buy/corrupt the system. But don’t worry when things get really out of hand they’ll just start an other war and the little people will again be happy to be cannon fodder.

Kenji
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 10:48 am

I suspect the msm won’t be calling this protest a “mostly peaceful” protest … as no buildings will be burned, and no shops looted.

Elle Webber
Reply to  Kenji
January 30, 2022 11:19 am

Oh, authorities are already trying to call it a violent protest. In spite of no looting, burning, or violence happening. Authorities claim that food providers are being harassed and thus advising people to avoid the area. You can’t make this up!

Rich Davis
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 30, 2022 11:46 am

You can’t make this up!

Oh but they can, and they do.

Mike Jonas(@egrey1)
Editor
Reply to  Kenji
January 30, 2022 11:47 am

The mainstream reports of the trucker protest almost made me throw up. As the article says, “the media is doing a bizarre maneuver where they cover every complaint against the convoy but do not focus on the convoy itself”. Only it’s not a bizarre maneuver, it’s simply what the media does every single day on every single politically sensitive article. BTW, that’s every single article, because anything they can’t add political spin to doesn’t get reported at all. (Sports pages excepted – for now).

TRM
Reply to  Kenji
January 30, 2022 5:57 pm

And taking a queue from the Japanese fans at the World Cup they are cleaning up after themselves. Seriously. Garbage to the trash containers. Nothing compared to a holiday like July 1st where the cleanup takes days.

another ian
Reply to  Keitho
January 30, 2022 4:46 pm

Re the Small Dead Animals thread heading “He admires their (China) basic dictatorship” –

I have a copy of “A Concise History of China” by Jian Bozan, Shao Xunzheng and Hu Hua (1981). Foreign Language Press, Beijing.

This points out that the dynastic changes over history were mostly the result of overdoing the burden of the non-ruling classes by taxation and other impositions.

Maybe he ought to have read it and understood.

One might also wonder if it is still available in China.

ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 2:49 am

aus media radio reports a few hundred trucks and thats it
antivaxxer had to be the mention of course.
online paper media say? crickets!

Craig from Oz
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 6:07 am

Same Australian media that pushed the ‘Fake Tradies’ story back last year.

Ironically telling Mr and Mrs public that the mass protest of thousands of Tradies were actually professional protestors who were ‘dressing’ like Tradies.

tommyboy
Reply to  Craig from Oz
January 30, 2022 7:14 am

Thanks to outbackdictionary.com I now know what a “tradie” is.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  tommyboy
January 30, 2022 8:03 am

Can you share with the rest of us?

Elle Webber
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 30, 2022 11:20 am

Tradesperson

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 30, 2022 9:24 pm

Tradesman = trade hand, as the “man” comes from the Latin manus (hand).

Think: manual does not mean male-ual. This all started with uneducated fem-libs in the ’70’s who could not speak English, yet wanted to “fix it”.

Now think: “workhand” and deckhand and farmhand. They hold the Latin root for all to see. Men is the plural of man. Both are generic terms.

It is not “tradesmale” or tradesfemale, it is tradesman – the hand that works the trade.

Boring, isn’t it?

Quilter 52
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
January 30, 2022 4:34 pm

Tradesperson eg builder, electrician, plumber, ie the people who actually make things and make things work .

AndyHce
Reply to  tommyboy
January 30, 2022 8:06 pm

Have you noticed the other point of view?

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Tradie

Maybe written by a second cousin of Hillary?

Streetcred
Reply to  Craig from Oz
January 30, 2022 9:33 pm

Battleground Melbourne
https://youtu.be/xzfJGC1_yPo

TRM
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 6:13 pm

The Aussie truckies had the right idea but the timing was off. In early September 2021 most Aussies & Canucks believed that vaccines and passports would work. Trudeau got re-elected last fall.

Six months later and everyone is getting sick. Vaxxed or not and people have had enough. They see all that they were told was LIES and they are pissed off. I’m glad it’s found a non-violent outlet that is very effective.

I hope the Aussies and everyone else does it too. Now they will get support from everyone because everyone is sick of the lies.

AndyHce
Reply to  TRM
January 30, 2022 8:08 pm

As usual, there are large numbers who DO believe the lies, completely!

DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 3:26 am

The question ”should only the elite vote” is derived historically from Plato’s belief that rule by “philosopher kings” was preferable to rule by citizens.

It is best seen in its modern form in Europe by the unelected European Commissioners. Something the UK is, thankfully, no longer subject to.

There are some, I believe, who would happily have government by the philosopher wokies, not the freeborn citizens. Keep on trucking comrades…_

bonbon
Reply to  DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 4:18 am

That is Leo Strauss’ take on Plato – the Straussians litter public office.
To call the EU Commissioner a philosopher, is probably an unintended compliment?

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 4:33 am

I think democracy was an excellent idea when first invented by Democritus. Vote were limited to male landowners over 40.
I’d be willing to extend the franchise to all net taxpayers…

AlexBerlin
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 30, 2022 5:17 am

Exactly! I’ve been saying this for years: Weight everybody’s vote according to their tax returns (need not be exactly proprtional, just something like your vote is counted twice, or tenfold, provided your net tax payments have exceeded a certain amount since the late election). Solves two problems at once: 1. Welfare freeloaders can no longer so easily put those into office that promise them a deeper dip into the state’s pockets but don’t do Society as a whole any good, and 2. Being more honest in your tax returns turns into a benefit for the everybody, most of all for the Upper Ten – the more they hide their wealth from the Tax Office, the lower their political influence becomes; this will drastically reduce tax evasion without having to resort to persecution. It’s an old saying that those who pay the piper call the tune. It’s those who pay taxes who should also decide what is done with their money.

Last edited 3 months ago by AlexBerlin
Robertvd
Reply to  AlexBerlin
January 30, 2022 8:51 am

Direct Taxation and Freedom don’t walk together. Direct Taxation gave the elite the right to know EVERYTHING about you. Form 1040 tells you you are less than a slave just a number and numbers don’t have rights.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  AlexBerlin
January 30, 2022 1:07 pm

There are two problems with tax weighted voting.

First, the billionaires would out vote everybody else. The top 0.1% of taxpayers pay a greater share of the income tax burden than the bottom 75% combined. The super wealthy few would win every election.

Second, for all intents and purposes that’s the system we have now. And it’s a mess.

william Johnston
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
January 30, 2022 2:54 pm

And if they can’t achieve their goals thru voting, they will buy their way in. Like gates, buffet, schwab, et al.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  william Johnston
January 31, 2022 9:47 pm

You surely cannot have omitted soros on purpose.

Willem Post
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 30, 2022 5:40 am

The more taxes you pay, the more votes you get, would be a better approach

Robertvd
Reply to  Willem Post
January 30, 2022 8:55 am

The more those in power know about you would be a better approach ??????

Why give more power to those in power ? A Direct Taxation system and Freedom can’t coexist.

Mike Jonas(@egrey1)
Editor
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 30, 2022 11:55 am

Any time you exclude any group from the democratic process you risk making that group permanently destitute. Politicians do things to win votes. They won’t do things for people with no vote.

It is very tempting to want to deny votes to those we don’t like, but actually that is just a form of cancel culture.

MarkW
Reply to  Mike Jonas
January 30, 2022 5:44 pm

You are assuming that the only way to get out of poverty is through government action. The best thing government can do for the poor is to stop helping them.

aussiecol
Reply to  Chaswarnertoo
January 30, 2022 12:42 pm

The looney greens in Australia want to reduce the voting age from 18 to 16.
16 year olds are still at school being indoctrinated green propaganda by their teachers. No wonder greens only represent 10 – 15% of the electorate.

TRM
Reply to  aussiecol
January 30, 2022 6:26 pm

I’m in favour of raising it to 21 (along with the draft age).

RonK
Reply to  TRM
January 31, 2022 12:32 am

everything should be 21, drivers license etc, voting should be like Heinlein did in starship troopers, serve in the military to get citizen ship, and the right to vote

Willem Post
Reply to  DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 5:39 am

Plato was talking about citizens, who could neither read nor write.

In the US, many of those folks are illegal aliens, who Democrats want to give the vote, by making them legal, en masse, just in time for an election.

MarkW
Reply to  Willem Post
January 30, 2022 7:34 am

In NYC they have given the vote to everyone who resides in the city, regardless of immigration status.

Keitho(@bat1heavy)
Editor
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 12:28 am

But not for State and national elections surely?

MarkW
Reply to  Keitho
January 31, 2022 7:30 am

Technically they are only supposed to vote for local elections. But since all of these elections are usually held on the same day, if someone should “accidentally” hand them a full ballot rather than a city only ballot, nobody would ever know.

Curious George(@moudryj)
Reply to  Willem Post
January 30, 2022 7:55 am

Joe Biden probably can write, but sometimes the reading is difficult.

Why can you vote legally before you can buy cigarettes?

MarkW
Reply to  Curious George
January 31, 2022 7:31 am

You aren’t mature enough to buy cigarettes or alcohol, but you are mature enough to help select the leader of the free world.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 5:54 am

Ebor
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
January 30, 2022 7:12 am

God bless you for posting that, I needed a better reason to laugh after reading this first thing today: https://www.koin.com/news/civic-affairs/can-a-new-bridge-help-oregon-reach-its-climate-goals/

Grant
Reply to  Ebor
January 30, 2022 9:03 am

It’s a always great when a 16 year old weighs in on infrastructure

Ebor
Reply to  Grant
January 30, 2022 10:25 am

Haha, yeah, I’m sure he/she/it’s being “centered” b/c they’re from Yamhill County, a known hot bed of anti-progressive realists right next door to Portland metro. Uncomfortably close you know, ready to trigger ’em and make them flee to their safe spaces…

John Savage
Reply to  DiggerUK
January 30, 2022 6:07 am

Plato did observe was that democracy inevitably led to moral decay, followed by tyranny. Sound familiar?

One of the interesting things about Plato is that he could observe a number of city states with different forms of government in different stages of development. He had a broad range of models to observe and analyze.

Richard (the cynical one)
Reply to  John Savage
January 30, 2022 7:30 am

If he observed actual city states in real time he did not have ‘a broad range of models’. He had real life, tangible complex messy realities that mere models have 0 hope of replicating. ‘Models’, (especially inadequate climate ones) are useful only to those who wish to oversimplify what is real.

Felix
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
January 30, 2022 10:17 am

“model” has many meanings.

Robertvd
Reply to  John Savage
January 30, 2022 9:12 am

That’s why you have a Constitution and honest money. Of course if you use the Constitution as toilet paper and change honest money in fiat toilet paper than does who print the fiat toilet paper will be king.

ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 3:31 am

check this out!!!!
https://twitter.com/WeAreCanProud/status/1487459774363054080
oh canada indeed
facepalm
ps the comments are gold

Derg
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 5:47 am

Hahaha…we should see the Russia colluuuusion clown Simon any moment.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 7:56 am

Almost predictably, the Canuck press is blaming Russia for the truck convoy protest!

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/01/canada-state-media-suggests-russia-behind-truckers-freedom-convoy-yes-really-video/

Robertvd
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 9:16 am

Beware that if things get out of control for those in power behind the curtain they will just start WW III. 

TRM
Reply to  ozspeaksup
January 30, 2022 6:34 pm

Uhm, thanks Vlad but we’re still going to kick your butt in hockey.

Derg
January 30, 2022 3:36 am

The protest in Ottawa should be interesting. I hope the people can find a way to get rid of Trudeau. He is a 💩.

Robertvd
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 9:18 am

He is just a puppet and will be replaced by an other puppet.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Derg
January 31, 2022 9:56 pm

I thought he preferred blackface.

Peta of Newark
January 30, 2022 4:01 am

I’m gonna go find their donation page in a minute, but first, what do we think is going through the heads of these truckers?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/60111856

Surely it’s not another Boris Brexit Bodge – please Shirley, tell me it’s not so.
Shirley. SHIRLEY. Speak to me hun, say something. anything.

Dover Terminal Truck Queue.jpg
Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 30, 2022 4:56 am

Ha. Not a protest. They try to get to Dover, not London. But perhaps that would be an idea: turn the truck and drive all the way back to Westminster.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 30, 2022 9:21 am

Well, for one thing, they’re on the wrong side of the road! Silly truckers.

Robertvd
Reply to  Peta of Newark
January 30, 2022 9:29 am

Puppet Boris was never for Brexit. You know he has no power because he is everything he promised not to be. He is the best leader the Labour party ever had. It is just the elite punishing the people for voting the wrong choice. Do we really think we live in a free society ? Have the little people not always been cannon fodder and guinea pigs?

Marty
January 30, 2022 4:15 am

Both the American constitution as originally written and the limited 19th century unwritten British constitution were elitist. In America the Senators were selected by state legislatures and the president was elected by presidential electors in the electoral college. The only popular branch of government directly elected by the people was the House of Representatives. In Britain the unelected House of Lords and the monarch both had real (if limited) power.

I would argue that the elites of today are not the same as the elites back then. Today’s elites are amoral, poorly educated (especially in science and engineering), bigoted and narrow minded. They are similar to the stereotypic communist college student who wants to be the vanguard of the workers but has never worked a real job or faced real economic pressures. The universities in particular are doing a lot to make sure that the elites stay narrow minded. Because they are so intolerant and narrow minded the elites of today are blind to their own prejudices and are blind to their own social and scientific fantasies.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Marty
January 30, 2022 4:34 am

AKA socialists.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Marty
January 30, 2022 7:15 am

To expand on your comment about the U.S. government, the House of Representatives term was set a two years as the Founders wanted those elected directly by the people to stay in touch with those people. House members represented the people, Senators represented the State. When the 17th Amendment was passed changing the selection of Senators by the state legislatures to a direct election by the people, they failed to change the term of the Senators to be in line with the “stay in touch with those who vote” philosophy. The end result was that the States had no representation in the Federal government and the people were represented by two different groups. Repealing the 17th is the best thing that could happen to this Country. But that ain’t gonna happen unless the Convention of States pulls it off.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom in Florida
January 30, 2022 7:38 am

The consolidation of all power in Washington started with the 17th amendment. In fact it became inevitable once the 17th was passed.

Felix
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 10:25 am

No, it became inevitable the moment the Constitutional Convention began, since it was illegal by the Articles of Convention, and its true intent disguised to fool the public. Nothing born under such nefarious circumstances was ever going to stand for limited government.

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Marty
January 30, 2022 8:00 am

The Senate was intended to represent the interests of the individual states, and senators were appointed by the state legislatures. This has long gone by the wayside, now the communists want to marginalize/eliminate the Electoral Collage and go to a popular vote that is much easier to manipulate.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 30, 2022 8:49 am

The Founders, in their wisdom, wanted three different ways to elect those who run the federal government. The President by a non permanent group of electors, the Senate by the State legislatures and the House directly by the people. They wanted to prevent one group from controlling all those positions. The passage of the 17th Amendment and the now push to eliminate the Electoral College are a means to allow one group to indeed control all those positions. The Founders, by giving the State legislatures the power to control elections, also wanted to limit the power of the Federal government to do nefarious things to grab power. The election law under consideration is just another attempt to destroy the safeguards the Founders put in place to keep us free.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Marty
January 31, 2022 9:58 pm

Aren’t they all lawyers?

bonbon
January 30, 2022 4:26 am

Looks like the Gilets Jaunes have arrived in Canada.
It is a wonder that CBC thinks the Russians are involved, when it is the French! /sarc
So now the problem is what to do. In France the Gilets Jaunes stay away from all party politics, So how to govern? That is an open question, not easy to answer.

So we had Brexit, Trump, Gilets Jaunes, and now Canada – this is a global effect. Could it be a direct kickback against globalization?

And the impertinence – Canada just sent troops to Ukraine for the global elite’s jolly little war!

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  bonbon
January 30, 2022 5:14 am

according to:
https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ukraine-russia-trudeau-putin-1.6328898

“Canada will expand its military training mission in Ukraine and ship the embattled eastern European country non-lethal equipment to help it face down the threat of Russian invasion, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today.”

non-lethal equipment? What, snowshoes and BB guns?

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 5:41 am

As the German did, helmets 😀

bonbon
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 30, 2022 7:38 am

German MP Klaus Ernst got it right – Ukraine should have neutral status like Finland.
When the Navy chief said something similar he was fired last week.
Meanwhile the US is slavering over LNG markets at free-lunch prices, paid for of course by voters.

Reply to  bonbon
January 30, 2022 9:38 am

All that US and NATO are doing isn’t more than a psychological “game”
to safe face and demonstrate strength.

As Putin has certainely no intention and reason to overrun Ukraine, so US and NATO invent an aggression they pretend to prevent, and as Putin does nothing, as announced, it could be sold as a win.by US and NATO.

Btw, same or comparable with COV-19

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 30, 2022 4:13 pm

Even the president of Ukraine has come out and denounced the war drums from Europe and the USA.

MarkW
Reply to  bonbon
January 30, 2022 10:56 am

It’s hard to be neutral when Russia keeps trying to invade you and keeps stealing your territory.

bonbon
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 11:53 am

Trump just reminded Biden he is protecting the wrong border, instead of TX. The Kremlin is for sure LOL!
Keep at the rhetoric – popcorn all around!

Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 3:31 pm

Do they really ?
Don’t think so.

MarkW
Reply to  Krishna Gans
January 30, 2022 5:47 pm

Not up on recent history I see.

bonbon
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 7:34 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Unifier

Meanwhile the British are at it again.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 7:53 am

Bloodthirsty warmongering hosers of the Great White North!

Maybe include some pamphlets about the dangerous carbon footprint of invading tanks with poor fuel efficiency, printed in Russian?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 30, 2022 9:38 am

I bet the Russians are worried about all this. Ukraine is not a small country. It has 44 million people and if it wants to put up a fight- it’ll be messy. No doubt the Ukrainians now have the best anti tank weapons and probably some good shoulder fired anti aircraft weapons- like the ones America gave the Afghans to drive out the Russians. So we now need to throw the Russians a bone or two to get them to back down while saving face. It will take some great diplomacy.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 11:03 am

Yes, thank goodness we have the second-most effective President of the current decade in charge of the diplomats.

One who is loved by our allies, feared by our adversaries, and respected by literally all.
(I mean it, I’m not joking, c’mon man—literally, not figuratively ALL).

A vigorous man in his prime, who even as a yute backed down the likes of the vicious Cornpop, who can stumble up an airplane stairs with less than four falls. Who alone knows the true meaning of ‘lying dog-faced pony soldier”and the rhetorical power of a blank stare and a twenty second pause.

Even now he is deftly surrendering simultaneously to the Taliban, the Iranians, the Chicoms, and the Russians, making the world safe for authoritarianism. Now even the chubby kid from Pyongyang wants to get back in the game of rolling grampa.

Fortunately we have spent trillions on woke slush funds disguised as bridge repairs. Inflation is still under 10% (maybe). Who can name a president who has done more (to destroy the Republic) in his first year?

Carlo, Monte
Reply to  Rich Davis
January 30, 2022 4:15 pm

Don’t forget that Putin has no hair for Brandon to sniff.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Carlo, Monte
January 31, 2022 10:04 pm

cute!

bonbon
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 11:58 am

Right now the Kiev Defense Minister says they have more weapons than targets!
As for any kind of war, see Scott Ritter :
America couldn’t defend Ukraine even if it wanted to
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/547526-us-power-biden-ukraine/
Military reality, anyone?
LARP’s go home!

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Fran
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 9:19 am

non-lethal equipment = portapotties

bonbon
Reply to  Fran
January 30, 2022 11:59 am

Helmets do double duty!

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 10:01 pm

Some of those glove ‘hand warmers’ and lots of marshmallows.

Derg
Reply to  bonbon
January 30, 2022 9:47 am

“Could it be a direct kickback against globalization?“

I hope.

fretslider
January 30, 2022 4:35 am

“How did we get in such an energy quagmire? “

The same way the UK is going back to feudal times. The woke elites have a real blind spot when it comes to reality, and when reality comes knocking at the door….

“Justin Trudeau and his family flee Canadian capital Ottawa as up to 50,000 ‘Freedom Convoy’ anti-vaccine mandate truckers arrive at his office – days after he dismissed them as a ‘small fringe minority'”

“45 miles long”

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10456147/Justin-Trudeau-flees-secret-location-50-000-Freedom-Convoy-truckers-hit-Ottawa.html

Brave, brave, brave, brave Sir Robin.

Rich Davis
Reply to  fretslider
January 30, 2022 7:58 am

Elle Webber
Reply to  fretslider
January 30, 2022 11:25 am

Interesting. I didn’t think his wife and kids lived with him anymore.

Fen
Reply to  fretslider
January 31, 2022 4:20 am

Did he have time to take his fake eyebrows with him?

Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 4:38 am

The Canadian Trucking Alliance has issued a statement opposing the so-called “Freedom Convoy”, pointing out that many of them aren’t truckers at all, and have their own agendas.

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 4:58 am

Does a truck not come with a trucker? Does a tractor not come with a farmer?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 5:15 am

if they’re not truckers, where did they get those 18 wheelers?

Tom in Florida
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 7:01 am

Joe Biden’s garage

rah
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 5:19 am

The Canadian Trucker Alliance is a left leaning organization that has ALWAYS towed the governments line.

The Convoys started out just trucks and they even brought their own tankers with them so the government couldn’t shut them down by denying fueling points. Then nontruckers came out the cheer them and join them and so now there are plenty of non trucks joining the OVER 100,000 trucks in the convoys!

Your attempt to characterize this as something it is not will fail, just as the government and their state run press will fail. Tyranny is what they are protesting against.

Derg
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 5:50 am

I was waiting for your viewpoint Rah. Ottawa should be interesting.

Bruce Cobb
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 6:43 am

Your feeble attempt at mischaracterizing the CTA as “left-leaning” will fail. The bolsheviks were also against “tyranny”. Mob-rule is never a good idea.

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rah
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 8:19 am

Stupid is what stupid does and says.

rah
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 9:29 am

Yes! Everyone knows that conservative organizations toe a leftist governments line. LOL! Some people are so out of touch with reality that they actually believe what an organization tells them and how they describe themselves instead of judging by what they actually support and do.

MarkW
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 5:53 pm

BTW, the only people I’ve ever known who use terms such as bolsheviks, have been communists. Usually Russian ones.

MarkW
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 5:52 pm

Funny how the socialists always portray demonstrations by anyone who disagrees with them as “mob-rule”. On the other hand, demonstrations by those they agree with are always “mostly peaceful”, regardless of the number of buildings and cars burned.

AndyHce
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 8:44 pm

When you release the rage in your soul into someone else’s car, home, whatever, you feel more at peace.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 9:33 am

The Canadian Trucker Alliance is a left leaning organization that has ALWAYS towed the governments line.”

Are they using tow trucks? Or maybe they toed the line.

Derg
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 30, 2022 5:49 am

The Canadian Trucking Alliance 😉

Fen
Reply to  Bruce Cobb
January 31, 2022 4:23 am

How would they know 1) which ones aren’t truckers and 2) what their agenda really is?

And you posted that in public? I swear, it’s as if the Left has lost all critical thinking skills.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Fen
January 31, 2022 10:09 pm

What do you mean “as if”?

Tom Halla
January 30, 2022 4:39 am

Why
should the self-proclaimed elites listen to peasant scum? Obviously, what they are doing is for the higher and better good, and those unwashed peons just do not understand their ineffable wisdom./sarc

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Tom Halla
January 30, 2022 5:17 am

Elites- never liked them, especially after reading how Thomas Jefferson owned many slaves but wrote about the evil of slavery- yet never freed any.

Lance Wallace
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 6:41 am

I think he did free Sally’s brother.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Lance Wallace
January 30, 2022 6:48 am

nice of him- but no luck for the other 600

Jefferson, Washington, and many other slave holders knew slavery is evil- but, their fancy lifestyle couldn’t be interrupted by freeing the slaves- after all, then they’d have to go get a job- I think Washington freed many if not most of his slave in his will- how nice of him, when he didn’t need them any more

Dave Fair
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 12:27 pm

Different world, different people and different factual and political realities. It is nice to know how you would have changed history if you had only been there, Joseph.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 31, 2022 7:51 am

Jefferson wanted freed slaves to be returned to Africa.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 2:20 pm

So what? Different time, different people, different facts.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 31, 2022 10:10 pm

Correct.

David A
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 3:55 am

Actually Washington freed many over time and circumstances. Many that inherited slaves spoke of the institution being wrong. Yet the lives of those slaves was often far better, and actually more free, then if they faced the prejudice and tyranny of the existing system in “freedom” under the tyranny of poverty and systemic inequality.

It is easy and lazy to judge history through the current social structure. Fredrick Thomas spoke elegantly about the lack of bigotry of the founding fathers of the US constitutional republic, and the UNIVERSAL freedoms written into our documents, and how they set the groundwork for the freedoms eventually won.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  David A
January 31, 2022 4:34 am

“Yet the lives of those slaves was often far better, and actually more free, then if they faced the prejudice and tyranny of the existing system in “freedom” under the tyranny of poverty and systemic inequality.”

too absurd to even comment on

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 7:49 am

It’s reality, if you would bother to actually learn some history.
After the war, the vast majority of former slaves stayed on the plantations where they had been enslaved.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 8:00 am

you’re so smart- others are so stupid and never studied history- thank God you’re here

Fen
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 4:15 am

The irony is that you support abortion today, which is the same corruption: justifying inhumane actions by defining the victim as subhuman. We don’t need to know how you would have treated the native Americans, the Africans, the Jews. All we need to look at is how you treat the fetus today.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Fen
January 31, 2022 4:38 am

what makes you think I support abortion?

50 years ago, while in college, a friend called who said, “I got my girl friend pregnant- since you’re in college, can you help me find an abortionist”. I replied, “no I will not- but I’ll support you either way but I don’t want to be part of it”. I decided it was his karma. I wouldn’t get down on him for it- nor help him. I neither support it nor against it- just something I never did nor would do- because I’d be more careful to not let that situation arise- there are situations where it might make sense- like rape or if the woman’s health was severely threatened

so much for your simplistic assumption- as simplistic as climate wackos

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Dave Fair
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 2:32 pm

So sayeth Pontius Pilate, of “I wash my hands” fame. The criminalization of unrestricted abortion is a State issue, not the U.S. Federal government, as are the case for most laws relating to morality and the interactions of society.

Scissor
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 6:59 am

The Sally Hemings affair is quite interesting.

Joao Martins
Reply to  Scissor
January 30, 2022 9:23 am

… and what about his activity as legislator? And as President? For me, who am an outsider, they are even more interesting than Hemings story (I reject calling it an “affair”).

Joao Martins
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 9:18 am

Jefferson… good choice, Zorzin!… Wise choice… of perhaps the ONE Founding Father that has more done to prevent the rise of an absolute federal power to the White House!… Slave owner or not slave owner, he was one of those few that have more done so that YOU can be free two centuries latter!…

Good choice, realy!…

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 10:02 pm

“…yet never freed any.”

That’s not true.

“…owned many slaves …”

Define “many”.

Slavery was common legal and he advocated the end of it. During the next century, all over the world, people who inherited slaves freed them, often after training or educating them so they could function in society.

This did not take place much in Africa where there are a large number of slaves today. When released by force, buying them or government edict, they are not trained or educated by their former masters. The UN tries to help, but it is a very difficult task. Check out the recent German documentary on west African blacks working in Mauritania. It is revealing.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
January 31, 2022 2:45 am

OK, he freed a few- irrelevant. He had over 600. He lived in luxury but died in debt- owed a lot to many people. He was brilliant so I guess he deserved to live so well.

Fen
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 4:18 am

It’s also intellectually lazy to judge the past by today’s morality. Culture’s evolve. Today’s abortion is yesterday’s slavery. How many people do you know who support murdering the fetus because they define it as subhuman?

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Fen
January 31, 2022 4:44 am

we need to study history AND apply today’s morality to the past so we won’t make the same mistakes

personally, I don’t know ANYBODY who has ever had an abortion- other than one woman who said she’s been a bible believer all her life- she’s had 3

MarkW
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 31, 2022 7:54 am

So anyone who fails to live up to your standards is evil. No matter how much good they may have done in their day.
Lincoln also believed that freed slaves should be returned to Africa.

BTW, Biden claims to believe in the Bible, and he wants abortions to be free, paid for by government.
Lots of people are cultural Christians, that is they have never set foot in Church, couldn’t identify church doctrines if their life depended on it, but will insist that they are Christians.

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Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 8:01 am

apparently you’re a mind reader- how wonderful

commieBob
January 30, 2022 4:51 am

… you have high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, human trafficking, high rates of child-porn rings …

The mantra is that it’s all the fault of those evil white men.

Two things

1 – Sex work is extremely bad for one’s health.
2 – Living on a reserve is extremely bad for one’s health. link

fretslider
Reply to  commieBob
January 30, 2022 5:02 am

1 – Sex work is extremely bad for one’s health.”

There’s work…. and then, there’s work….

“Rhiannon quit her nannying job to join OnlyFans in August 2018 and now makes $300,000 (£220,000) a year selling sexy snaps and vids.” https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/15648829/bought-house-24-sexy-snaps-300k-year/

“Last year, Madelene made the decision to sign up to OnlyFans – a website that allows content makers to monetise images and videos from subscribing followers. Incredibly, she has earned £500,000 since joining the controversial site “ https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/17447416/madelene-wright-onlyfans-charlton-women-football-model/

“OnlyFans rich list: The stars making MILLIONS selling steamy snaps on the site from Kerry Katona to Megan Barton-Hanson” https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/12506127/onlyfans-rich-list-ulrika-jonsson/

Ad nauseam. Surely a #metoo moment?

Craig from Oz
Reply to  fretslider
January 30, 2022 6:26 am

So… We take career advice from The Sun now, do we?

Look, Simps exist. The endless ability for otherwise sane men to give money to thots in the desperate hope they will pay attention to them is not something to be underestimated.

On the other hand it is a buyer’s market and I think we can be confident that for every highly successful OnlyFan member, there are scores of borderline failures struggling to even pay the rent.

Also if you are successful you had better have a sound savings habit. This is not going to be a long term career. Online fantasies are like new cars. They start to age, don’t hold their value and there are always new models coming onto the market.

OnlyFans is probably safer than other forms of ‘adult work’ I imagine. No STDs. No physical interactions. You are very unlikely to have embarrassing spots on your delicate locations, nor risk having some loser try and flirt with their fists.

But it is still ‘adult work’.

Each to there own I guess.

fretslider
Reply to  Craig from Oz
January 30, 2022 6:33 am

“So… We take career advice from The Sun now, do we?”

I can’t say I do. But don’t let that hold you back.

Maybe the #metoo gag was a bit too much for you?

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sturmudgeon
Reply to  Craig from Oz
January 31, 2022 10:15 pm

‘their’ own…

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  fretslider
January 30, 2022 9:36 am

Taking “sexy snaps” is hardly sex work.

commieBob
Reply to  commieBob
January 30, 2022 5:54 am

(I hit the wrong button, tried to edit but in the process the time elapsed and I couldn’t save the edit and then breakfast intervened.)

… you have high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, human trafficking, high rates of child-porn rings …

The mantra is that it’s all the fault of those evil white men.

Three things

1 – Sex work is extremely bad for one’s health.
2 – Living on a reserve is extremely bad for one’s health. link
3 – If you think it’s dangerous being an indigenous woman, try being an indigenous man. link

Blaming white people for indigenous problems means there will never be a solution to those problems. Anything the white community tries to do is guaranteed not to work. Lots of things have been tried and nothing has worked so far.

The left think they are so much wiser than those who came before and their ideas will work. No they won’t. Anyone who knows a smattering of history knows that.

Fran
Reply to  commieBob
January 30, 2022 9:28 am

The “missing and murdered women” enquiry was a fraud. Twice as many boys and med disappeared from the reserves, but they only care about girls?
What do you think would cause a 15 y/o to try to hitch 200k in the middle of winter rather than stay home or wait for spring?]

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  commieBob
January 30, 2022 6:50 am

“Sex work is extremely bad for one’s health.”

I saw a documentary on Netflix about porn “actors”. One was asked why she had that job. She replied, “I like the work”. :-}

Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 5:01 am

“They will stand for photo ops all day with Greta, but will never set foot in a cab to see what the world looks like for those whose livelihood requires them to do something other than type”

When Trump got into a cab he was ridiculed by the MSM. Sure, it was a photo op. So what, the truckers love it.

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Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 5:27 am

Perhaps the problem is the IQ of our “”Elected leaders”

It is reported that the Chinese leaders are all qualified engineers..

Engineers have to live in the real World.

If not then bridge’s would fall down.

Michael VK5ELLausiebb.com.

Yooper
Reply to  Michael
January 30, 2022 9:08 am

Like in Pittsburgh?

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Yooper
January 30, 2022 9:53 am

The one that wasn’t on the list to be repaired?

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Michael
January 30, 2022 9:46 am

If not then bridge’s would fall down.”

Bridge’s what?

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Michael
January 31, 2022 10:19 pm

Wait now.. joe, c’mon man, is qualified in everything.. tho’ he hasn’t yet said he drove an 18-wheeler.

Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 5:05 am

Pipelines and resource developments) involve large numbers of man camps, and wherever there are man camps or any kind of natural resource development, you have high rates of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, human trafficking, high rates of child-porn rings

as for the implication only blue collar men are perverts we only have to look at Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire- and Harvey Weinstein, very wealthy move producer- there are some everywhere

Elle Webber
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 30, 2022 11:29 am

You forgot Prince Andrew

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 30, 2022 11:36 am

which reminds me to check to see if Netflix has finally released season 5 of The Crown

MarkW
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 31, 2022 8:02 am

I’d like to.

Joe Shaw
Reply to  Elle Webber
January 31, 2022 5:45 pm

And Bill Clinton

rah
January 30, 2022 5:11 am

Twinkle toes Trudeau first said that though he had not tested positive, he had been exposed to COVID and thus was isolating for 5 days. Then as the convoys, there are several that have converged at Ottawa, and the crowds cheering them and joining the march to the capital grew, Trudeau came out of the basement at his house and ran away to some undisclosed location.

A few months ago he declared that the truckers were heros for keeping working and keeping the grocery store shelves stocked. Now he is declaring them and all the support them as a radical tiny minority that do not reflect the opinions of the average Canadian that are out to “destroy democracy”. And claims they threaten violence. So he ran away.

Nova Scotia has made an emergency declaration to fine truck convoy drivers and those that come out to the road to cheer them as criminals and fine them up to $10,000 apiece!

Here is Neil Oliver, a very articulate thinker with a wonderful Scottish accent talking about the situation:

https://youtu.be/9yuIBNvdjrA

Here is Tucker Carlson interviewing one of the organizers. Understand now, that 80% of the Canadian truckers have had at least two jabs. So they can’t be characterized as “anti-vaccers”.

Tucker Carlson Interviews Freedom Convoy Spokesman, Trucker Benjamin Dichter – The Last Refuge (theconservativetreehouse.com)

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Matthew Bergin
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 5:42 am

There is no vaccine for covid19. The shot is a mRNA virus that doesn’t stop a person catching or spreading the covid19 virus. In no way could the “shot” be construed as providing a person with immunity against covid19.It was a mildly effective treatment for the initial strain but with the continuing mutations it has become decidedly less effective.

rah
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
January 30, 2022 5:48 am

Yes I know. But I guess anything can be read into someones statement if one tries hard enough.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  rah
January 31, 2022 10:22 pm

The (one of) problem is that folks continue to call these jabs ‘vaccines’, when they are not… and this misnomer is a BIG mistake.

Derg
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
January 30, 2022 5:53 am

Thanks Mathew. But remember these gene therapy shots save lives 🙂

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 6:00 am

Of course the mRNA shot saves lives but it is not a vaccine and should not be mandated.

Derg
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
January 30, 2022 6:37 am

This ^

Brad-DXT
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
January 30, 2022 10:03 am

The Wuhan virus had a survivability rate of over 99%. How do we know how many “saved” lives there actually are? How many died or were injured by the therapy?
The only people that should have taken the shot are those that chose to take it by consulting with their medical advisors, not politicians and drug companies trying to sell medications.

Scissor
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 7:19 am

In 55 years or 75 years, when the forced release of Pfizer’s FDA data takes place, a clearer picture will emerge.

In the meantime, doubly boosted Israel moves up the chart of countries with the highest rates of cases and deaths.

rah
Reply to  Derg
January 30, 2022 9:36 am

Yea! Just “follow the science” gag!
I posted this months ago and I will post it again:
Mankind has never in its history been able to control or even contain a viral contagion transmittable by aerosol that has a non-human animal reservoir. 

And it is quite evident the efforts to do so have failed catastrophically this time. That is not to say that they were intended to do so from the beginning.

sturmudgeon
Reply to  rah
January 31, 2022 10:24 pm

” that is not to say that they were not intended to do so from the beginning” did I fix it?

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Derg
January 31, 2022 6:53 am

Actually the gene therapy shots save people specifically from dying of Covid-19. Unfortunately, according to Pfizer’s own study, you are almost 50% more likely to die from all causes than if you got no shot at all.
A shot of strychnine will prevent you 100% from dying of Covid-19.

Rick W Kargaard
Reply to  Matthew Bergin
January 30, 2022 10:38 am

And possibly even dangerous.

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  rah
January 30, 2022 12:43 pm

Rumour has it he was moved to a location where he can have his nappies changed every hour in privacy while being consoled by a cadre of underage sycophants who still think his nice hair is a sign of leadership potential. Following in a strong democratic tradition he has become our very own Canadian version of MA (Marie Antoinette), having pacified the assembled “fringe minority” with the phrase “Let them vaccinate”. He paid our tax dollars to the media that they may repeat their unfounded claims of Russian interventionists, white supremacists and anarchists (the last being very ironic as anarchy implies lack of ordered governance, a state Justin has thrust onto Canada by the simple act of rationing any parliamentary functions to the few hours it takes to get the feeble NDP political careerists to nod their heads in agreement to any mad Liberal policy they dream up in their addled brains).

sturmudgeon
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
January 31, 2022 10:25 pm

It isn’t his hair that enthralls… it’s his socks!

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 30, 2022 5:20 am

Ignore the mainstream media on this one, unless you’re looking for stale, unintentional, SNL-level comedy. The good folks at Rebel News have reporters in the crowd, interviewing real people, something the MSM is too snobbish to do.

Canada’s ruling political and media elite are looking confused and frightened, but don’t expect them to fold just yet. They are now like wounded, cornered animals.

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 30, 2022 5:39 am

…and by the way:

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rah
January 30, 2022 5:22 am

BTW the organizers have put out a statement asking that the truck number and license plate number of any trucker proposing or attempting violence be reported so the authorities can deal with it. I would be the truckers themselves will deal with it before the police can get there.

H.R.
January 30, 2022 5:31 am

Elites, ha! I fart in their general direction.

I’m reminded of the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz. I’m referring to the scene where the wizard gives Scarecrow a diploma, and suddenly Scarecrow is smart.

The piece of paper that so many of our ‘elites’ have signifies… nothing. Well, attendance, maybe. Witness all of the ‘Studies’ degrees handed out like candy canes at Christmas. We have boatloads of people who, like Scarecrow, now have a piece of paper and they are told that because of that paper, they are smart. Education does not equal intelligence, though an intelligent person is better for education.

We used to have a lot of ignorant people in the U.S. Smart, but ignorant, and they were aware of their limitations and tried to remedy that as best they could. Life was hard and often short if you were stupid.

Now, you can be stupid and live to a ripe old age, all while carrying a piece of paper that says you are smart, but not smart enough to realize that the piece of paper does not perform as advertised.

Many of our current crop of true, highly intelligent, elite philosopher kings are behind the wheels of those trucks, or are welders or farmers or machinists, because that is where they want to be.

So many of our brainless boobs become paper-pushing bureaucrats, because that’s all their ‘Studies’ pieces of paper qualify them to do. They’d never make it as truckers, welders, farmers, or machinists.

My 2¢. /rant

peter schell
Reply to  H.R.
January 30, 2022 6:41 am

If you read what the Wizard says he’s giving the University graduate a very backhand compliment.

Why, anybody can have a brain. That’s a very mediocre commodity.
Every pusillanimous creature that crawls on the earth,
or slinks through slimy seas has a brain! Back where I come from we
have universities – seats of great learning – where men
go to become great thinkers. And when they come out, they think deep
thoughts, and with no more brains than you have.
But – they have one thing you haven’t got – a diploma!
Therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Universita Committeeatum E Pluribus Unum,
I hereby confer upon you the honorary degree of Th.D.
Scarecrow
Th.D.?
Wizard
Yeah – that – that’s Dr. of Thinkology

H.R.
Reply to  peter schell
January 30, 2022 9:52 am

peter posted the line: “But – they have one thing you haven’t got – a diploma!”

Yup. That was exactly the line I was getting at. People at the time no doubt got a laugh at the absurdity of the medal for the lion, the ticking watch for the tin man, and the diploma for the scarecrow.

Nowadays, many people getting diplomas for ‘gender studies’ and whatnot can’t even recognize the absurdity. “I have a diploma therefore I am now smarter than anyone who does not.”

Not necessarily, Scarecrow. Not necessarily.

G the Canuck
January 30, 2022 6:26 am

I just read that the truckers are holding a press conference today (Jan 30) and that they have banned the CBC (Canada’s CNN) from attending!

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
Reply to  G the Canuck
January 30, 2022 4:23 pm

Meh. The CBC will do what they usually do, and that’s make something up.

bluecat57
January 30, 2022 6:55 am

The pandemic is over. We are just negotiating the Leftists’ surrender.
That’s going to take through the end of January 2023.
The problem with conservatives is that we are too nice when we will and that is seen as weakness.

MarkW
January 30, 2022 7:29 am

As to the question of who should vote, I believe the franchise should be limited to those people who are net tax payers.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 12:40 pm

I guess that leaves out most retirees and the disabled, among many others. Additionally, only about 47% of wage-earners pay Federal taxes. Get real.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 30, 2022 6:02 pm

You say that like it’s a problem.
Want to vote, then start paying taxes. If you aren’t helping to support the system, you should have no say in how money is distributed.

The way the system is now, 47% of voters get to vote for politicians who promise to raise taxes on other people, and give the money to them. That’s down right evil.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 30, 2022 6:13 pm

Again, get real Mark. I think it is democracy-destroying that about half of the nation’s wage earners are not paying Federal taxes. Without a sea-change in popular opinion, however, that will continue to be a problem. Vote conservatively.

MarkW
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 31, 2022 8:05 am

You agree that the problem is that there are so many people who don’t pay taxes.
Then you turn around and say that this problem means that a solution to that problem can’t be implemented.
As you say, if we do nothing, the country is lost, but you don’t want to explore any options because that might look bad.

Even Trump wasn’t able to do anything about this problem. Indeed his tax reform bill removed even more people from the tax roles.
Voting conservative is just a smokescreen.

Dave Fair
Reply to  MarkW
January 31, 2022 2:36 pm

MarkW, non-taxpaying wage earners is a problem. Please draft a Constitutional Amendment that would deny them the franchise. Good luck on getting that passed.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
February 1, 2022 7:47 am

What *should* happen and what *can* or *will* happen are not always the same thing.

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
February 1, 2022 8:19 am

You aren’t going to succeed in taking the vote away from any lawful citizen once they’ve been given the vote.

That said, I do think that some experience in life should be required before being allowed to register to vote (though once legally registered, only under extraordinary circumstances, such as being convicted of criminal activity, should the vote be taken away from someone) .

Currently, in the US, you get to vote once you turn 18. Let’s face it, too many of those in their late teens/early 20s have no experience of the real world, having spent all of their lives thus far dependent on their parents and thus too willing to switch that dependence to the government rather than grow up and become independent.

I’d suggest only the following be allowed to register to vote
1) those 18+ who have wages withheld for taxes (IE working taxpayers) or have joined the military (if you are serving your country, potentially with your life, you should be able to vote in your country’s elections) or
2) those 21+ at some point you have to be considered an adult and be allowed to take on adult responsibilities, I’m open to numbers as high as 25, but the line has to be draw somewhere reasonable, and by 25 you are without a doubt an adult, at least physically, no matter how much one might not act like it mentally.

cgh
January 30, 2022 7:56 am

There’s nothing ‘bizarre’ about what the media is doing. They want a violent, negative outcome from this. These are the blue-collar workers who despise their supposed newscasts, refuse to vote in the progressive directions that the media promotes, and succeeded in foisting on them a President they loathed in 2016.

The media wants them suppressed. The real enemy is not the feeble, dim-witted, narcissistic Prime Minister and his handlers. The real enemy are the mass media conglomerates. These same media were on the side of the millionaire milk farmers when they drove thousands of tractors into Ottawa in 2016. Canadian media LIKES socialist industrial schemes.

Andy Pattullo
January 30, 2022 7:56 am

Well stated Terry – from a fellow Calgarian whose older brother is a trucker. I have come to understand that producers, makers of things and those who provide real physical services to society have lived lives constrained by practical reality. The laws of physics and math affect the outcome of every decision and so “common sense” becomes truly common with the passage of time.

Recently however, the wealth that allows for specialization of human endeavour has supported the emergence of a class of people who’s jobs are not directly linked to production of anything real and tangible, but rather to ethereal concepts and services without physical or mathematical constraints. In this world people can live their whole life believing in the value of an idea that is utter rubbish in the real world.

Thus we have the pragmatists who deliver our goods everyday now forced to deliver a message to the elites of the virtual world a strong message that their very existence is threatened should they not return to reality in the immediate future. Unfortunately a life lived in the cocoon of progressivism, radical environmentalisms and relativism makes for minimal ability to digest and understand messages based in reality.

For those unsure if they prefer to live in the real world or in the virtual world of thought untethered to reality ask yourself this question: if you faced a major decision on which your future existence may hinge, would you rather take advice from a farmer or from a privileged, unqualified, overprotected drama teacher who lives a frivolous life supported by unearned wealth and who has never had to make a hard decision in his life?

Michael in Dublin
January 30, 2022 8:02 am

I am all for a qualified franchise – voting limited to those 30 and older who have proved themselves responsible citizens in productive jobs (this would include these truckers but exclude many in the media who simply spread gossip and hearsay).

Those who have though life experiences gained some wisdom, know what it means to have to work hard to put food on the table and a roof over their heads and provide for their families should decide who their leaders should be. It is those who have learned to observe closely and reason carefully who should get the final say about who is to govern and which way a country goes in the climate/covid alarmist debacles.

bonbon
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 30, 2022 3:30 pm

Try telling them that in Dublin!
So if globalist politicians send all the productive jobs overseas, the losers, now unemployed have no say in ousting these ideologues?
Oh wait – the Davos crowd tell us we will own nothing and be happy, probably not having a vote.

Robert Austin
Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 30, 2022 5:40 pm

“chosen, perhaps, by a consortium of major universities”
Bill Buckley said it succinctly,

“I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.”
― William F. Buckley Jr.

john
January 30, 2022 8:35 am

Robert Heinlein wrote about who should vote in the late 50’s. In Starship Troopers, he posited that only military veterans or those who served in civilian Peace Corps type groups received the right to vote. There is also a large amount of social commentary. I highly recommend it. If you saw the movie you did not get any sense of Heinlein’s book. The movie was a travesty.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  john
January 30, 2022 5:18 pm

Wait, that movie was based on the book? Who knew, eh?

Michael
January 30, 2022 9:03 am

As a Canadian now living in the US, I have been appalled since Covid started at the amount of fellow Canadians who were so quick to report people who didn’t follow the government line. It smacked so much of Germany before the war. Now the trucker convoy with its message of freedom has raised my hopes for a country I love.

Tom.1
January 30, 2022 9:33 am

It is quite funny to think of the NYT asking whether only the elite should vote when they are forever full of concern about “voting rights”. When the US was being created, some advocated for only allowing property owners to vote. I liked that idea when I first read about it.

bonbon
Reply to  Tom.1
January 30, 2022 3:51 pm

Had you property, i.e. slaves then?
Life, Liberty, Property is the John Locke British effort for Carolina, adopted later for the Confederate secessionists.
Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness is the Leibniz motto, adopted by Franklin. Impossible to pursue happiness as property, a slave.

MarkW
Reply to  bonbon
January 31, 2022 8:09 am

In what passes as your feeble attempt at a mind, owning property also means owning slaves?
It’s Locke, not Leibniz.
It’s Jefferson, not Franklin.

Is there anything you know that is actually true?

John Endicott
Reply to  MarkW
February 1, 2022 8:50 am

The answer, as it usually is for wacko conspiracy theorists like bonbon, is a resounding no.

John Endicott
Reply to  bonbon
February 1, 2022 8:49 am

“Life, Liberty, Property is the John Locke British effort for Carolina, adopted later for the Confederate secessionists.”

It’s always hate for the British with you.

Locke also said: “Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”
and
“SLAVERY is so vile and miserable an estate of man, and so directly opposite to the generous temper and courage of our nation; that it is hardly to be conceived, that an Englishman, much less a gentleman, should plead for it”

Not exactly ringing endorsements of slavery.

Like all the figures of his time, in regards to slavery, the reality is a lot more complex then the neat little false narrative you try to paint.

Whlie Locke had a hand in the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina under the Stuart (Charles II and James II) reign, he also later wrote the Two Treatises of Government, which all the Founders read and were influenced by, especially in the Declaration of Independence, which was a reaction to the the ideas of the Stuart empire and the ideas laid out in the Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina.

MarkW
Reply to  Tom.1
January 31, 2022 8:08 am

At the time of the founding, most taxes were land based. So limiting voting to land owners was also a way of limiting voting to just those who paid taxes. Something we need to get back to.

Mr. Lee
January 30, 2022 9:49 am

This event has underscored the contempt the media has for its viewership. So, I am enjoying it immensely.

Skeptic
January 30, 2022 10:21 am

Truckers beware! The lefts useful idiots will be checking the trucks for real or imagined infractions then having the trucks towed away and the drivers fined the maximum allowable along with license suspension. Then they will try to start unrest with the faithful police waiting 10 meters away ready to arrest truckers while the instigators, with some help, slip away. Finally the police will tell them to disperse because our illustrious MPs and their staff can’t get to work(?) and they’re scared of the mob of unruly, unwashed, back country slobs.

Rah
Reply to  Skeptic
January 31, 2022 2:24 am

They’ve had microscopes up our asses for many years already and have kept increasing the power of the lens every chance they get.

Timo, not that one
Reply to  Skeptic
January 31, 2022 6:08 am

Conservative MP, Pierre Poilievre, is keeping an eye on things at the convoy. He tweeted:

“The truckers I’ve met today have been peaceful, kind and patriotic.
I’ve not seen anyone dressed up in blackface or other racist costumes.”

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Kenji
January 30, 2022 10:46 am

Terrorist funding!? For sending a few bucks to support the truckers Canadian Freedom Project? Yiikes! What does that make my $1k donation to PDJT?

January 30, 2022 11:05 am

Please realize that there are many of us whose livelihood depends on the hands pounding the keyboard – and are still fully cognizant that there would be nothing for that livelihood to BUY without the hands that are turning the wrenches, holding the wheels, etc.

Kip Hansen(@kiphansen2)
Editor
January 30, 2022 12:05 pm

Terry ==> Well said — and it is about time. The Aussies tried in Melbourne and were brown-shirted into submission. I wish the truckers of Canada better luck and better results,

Robert B
January 30, 2022 12:08 pm

Isn’t royalty, a feudal system, an example of elites ruling?

Christianity was meant to provide the guidance for good government for the whole population, through education of a selfless elite, so the Italian families forced their second born to become clergy. These then were helped to become bishops and Popes.

Robespierre was well educated and all for democracy. So much that he executed anyone against him.

Whatever system you develop, you get humans screwing it up. Whether it’s selfishness or “It ain’t ignorance causes so much trouble; it’s folks knowing so much that ain’t so.”, it doesn’t matter. It’s either democracy or war that resets the government when it goes pear shaped.

Those in power are intent on leaving a legacy. They are blinkered. Not necessarily wrong, but a much greater mess when they get it wrong then when the masses reject a good idea.

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Gyan1
Reply to  Robert B
January 30, 2022 1:16 pm

All human institutions devolve into systems for power and control because those who desire power over others gravitate to postitions of power. Identifying those personalities is a key to reducing corruption.

bonbon
Reply to  Robert B
January 30, 2022 3:52 pm

And who pray tell is the Canadian Head of State?

Kevin McNeill
January 30, 2022 12:46 pm

Many moons ago I was providing safety consulting to a construction outfit involved in pipelines and the associated facilities. One of the sites was located in Piapot Sakatchewan, a very small place. To accommodate the crew every empty house in the town was either bought by the company or rented, arrangements were made with what once was a small diner to feed the crew meaning extra people were hired out of the local commmunity. Anybody in the crew who created more than a minor disturbance in town was fired and the minor infractions resulted in suspensions. The townspeople were happy and made money they would otherwise have not, the construction was done on time. nobody was assaulted, raped or otherwise harmed. So, in my experience, the article cited by the author re man camps has little relationship to reality.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Kevin McNeill
January 30, 2022 3:06 pm

It was your Prime Minister who asked the question so why would you expect it to have any relationship to reality?

Gyan1
January 30, 2022 12:50 pm

The convoy is about way more than just the mandates. It is a call for unity against totalitarian tyranny. It’s about freedom beyond ideology.

The elite succeed through a divide and conquer strategy that keeps the masses polarized in every way possible through propaganda. Their biggest fear is a united population against the massive corruption they are getting away with.

The brainwashing techniques we saw tested for the climate crisis are now being used for the “pandemic”. This time the lies are so obvious that even the vaxxed are realizing the narrative makes no sense. The extent of corruption in media and government is plain to see for anyone paying attention.

Every human being has something they can do to make a better world. Their highest purpose is connected to those abilities. Inclusiveness is moving beyond ideology to the real world impacts individuals can contribute.

Polarity is the enemy that prevents our common interests from being realized. The desire to belong to ideological groups and be a member of the “good tribe” is what allows the manipulation of belief systems to flourish. Seeing our selves as a member of the human tribe with shared needs is a way to get beyond the closed loop of perception ideological propaganda facilitates. Observing how cause and effect brings everything into being is the way to know truth.

Danley Wolfe
January 30, 2022 2:24 pm

What is this … what is the link to climate ? http://www.blah.com
Too much irrelevant to WUWT focus?
Why?

John Robertson
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 30, 2022 3:57 pm

What you can’t see it Danley?
Belief in CAGW makes you so stupid you can contract Coward-19.
Just look at the snivelling Twat that is currently my Prime Minister.
Climate Change is upon us,a change of political climate.
Hope that helps your concern .

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 30, 2022 10:42 pm

This protest is about everything including idiotic climate emergency, carbon taxes and all the stupidity that goes with it

Etam is right, it’s an actual tipping point (climate reference for you).

Patrick MJD
January 30, 2022 3:18 pm

The Canadian Prime Mincer has gone in to hiding with a dose of Coward-19. So the 50,000 truckies in a 50+ mile convoy has to the elites spooked. Great news!

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Patrick MJD
January 30, 2022 10:40 pm

I found him

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Quilter 52
January 30, 2022 4:30 pm

Given that the elite are largely lefties and given that most of the failing democracies are now largely run by said elite either through voting or because they just ignore the elected governments and do their own thing, then I would argue that the evidence is pretty clear that they should not be allowed to run anything more complex than a chook raffle. They have no idea how things work, they don’t know where things come from, they seem to think food and other goods grow on supermarket shelves and they cannot recognise their own incompetence and blame others.

The manifestation here in Oz recently was last year when, the lefty electorates on the coast where demanding the western suburbs of Sydney be locked down and then wondering why the supermarket shelves were empty. they had no concept that because all those nasty little uneducated truckies, plumbers, electricians etc lived in the western suburbs they were busy trying to lock down, the consequences would be those empty shelves. Morons! but unfortunately well paid ones.

PJB
January 30, 2022 5:26 pm

The city of Ottawa had a week of advance notice to prepare outdoor facilities, parking and even ask for part of the 8 million to defray costs … but no, better to hope for the “agents provocateurs” to create a need for police.

TRM
January 30, 2022 5:47 pm

These truckers have shown everyone how you attack infrastructure without violence. The Irishman Michael Collins said “Attack the infrastructure” and “Isolate and eliminate the locals going along with it not the higher ups”. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get to part 2.

Now imagine if hundreds of people took their cars downtown and pulled into the left turn lane or on/off ramp, turned the car off, put the hazard lights, lift the hood and wait 5 minutes then “fix” it and leave before the cops or tow trucks get there. Traffic backs up and causes huge problems.

If one person does it there is not much effect but if 10-100 do it on one part of the city it grinds to a halt. This is impossible to stop and could be communicated publicly “Wed at Noon Downtown”. Cars come from a dozen random directions and stop/stall.

Jim Veenbaas
January 30, 2022 6:41 pm

I miss former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. The former economist was an intellectual heavyweight. More importantly, he grew up in suburban Calgary, with an upbringing similar to the vast majority of Canadians. He understood everyday people. Now he’s starting up an investment fund.

Trudeau is a trust fund baby who spent his life in private school, an intellectual lightweight who never had a real job. Even worse, he has no life experience beyond the very sheltered upbringing amongst the most privileged people in the country.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Trudeau has never met a working class person in a real, meaningful way. He’s probably never spent an hour just chatting or hanging out with someone middle income background.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Jim Veenbaas
January 30, 2022 10:37 pm

I met Harper several times, always at sporting events as he is a real canadian, I had Flames season tickets and when he was in town at a game, he would spend the entire first and second intermission getting pictures taken.
The last time I saw him was grey cup 2018 in Edmonton, I was entering the stadium through a security gate and he was two lines over, lined up to enter like a regular canadian.

A real person, unlike the current fop

MarkW
Reply to  Jim Veenbaas
January 31, 2022 8:15 am

In the US, the age requirement for national office are:
25 House of Representatives
30 Senate
35 President.

Just think about that, you can pretty much go directly from grad school to the House of Representatives, and many Democrats do.

Those ages made sense in 1776, by the age of 25 most people had been living independently for close to a decade, were married and probably had a kid or two.

I’d like to see those ages changed to something more like 35, 45 and 55 respectively.

Terry
January 30, 2022 7:01 pm

This is an event organized by the devil – Vlad Putin, my beloved P.M. has told us and I look forward to sheltering under some table in some bomb shelter somewhere in the pre cambrian shield with him and other Liberal party stalwarts.

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Ken
January 31, 2022 4:26 am

It’s like the liberal media is literally possessed by Satan and cannot but help spew lies.

patrick healy
January 31, 2022 6:25 am

I got as far as the mention gooooogle!
Can any sane (university Educated – there’s the problem) person use that ridiculous marxist THING and then write an article?
Sorry I gave up at that juncture.

mike
January 31, 2022 6:33 am

Just observe how the “ELITES” have performed the last year. Rocketman is firing missiles around Japan again., Putin is invading Ukraine in an International incident unseen since the Sudetenland 1938, USA has IMMEDIATELY reverted from leading the World in Energy production and net exporter of oil to being dependent upon OPEC again, peoples jobs and livliehoods are being taken for failing to knuckle under to injected unwanted experiemntal drugs into their bodies at the decree of a Tyrant that everyone knows is a Fraud. And these same “ELITES” deny the openly obvious rampant Inflation caused by their Socialist minions in Power. Gas is 4 dollars and milk is 5 as these despicable lying pricks tell us there is no Inflation as we see the gas price rise on the electric signs in real time. ALL IN ONE YEAR!!!!!!!!!.

A. Squaretail
January 31, 2022 6:54 am

The current system is broken but better than reliance upon an inept and corrupt elite. Those who are apolitical or uninformed often don’t vote, at least when the elite is successfully managing the country. That is why I’ve never worried about low turnout in good times. When things go pear shaped, however, even the apolitical and uniformed know something is wrong and will vote. Not all and not always, but often and eventually. Nothing scares an incompetent and corrupt elite more than people noticing their incompetence and corruption. Nothing is different today or in Canada other than the fact that, from the outside at least, the Canadian elite has achieved a new high (or is it low) in stupidity such that they can no longer hide their corruption and incompetence. They were always stupid, but had the low cunning of a street thug. Now they are simply stupid.

Alba
January 31, 2022 9:17 am

“the Liberals won by focusing all their efforts on key ridings and won with the absolute minimum of national support required. That’s our elite? What kind of a civic-minded person finds that a good thing? What kind of person at all finds that a good thing?”
How terribly shocking. The major parties in the UK have been doing that for years. They don’t see much point in using lots of resources to defend ‘safe seats’. Instead, they concentrate their resources on ‘target seats’. It makes total sense if you have a First-Past-the-Post electoral system. Donald Trump did much the same. He wasn’t after winning the popular vote. He knew they key to winning was to win Electoral College votes.

richard
January 31, 2022 1:08 pm

The MSM is dead now , we live in a network society now so most people will be reading about it elsewhere. The more the MSM refuse to cover these stories the quicker their demise. Joe Rogan pull in 3X more viewers than the top three cable news shows.

Willr
January 31, 2022 8:06 pm

Even my wife was enraged by that article. Enraged at the deranged lefties. That is.