In 1959 Americans were understandably alarmed when a Communist seized power in Cuba and installed a brutal dictatorship on the island just 90 miles off the coast of Florida. Canada is even closer, across a border that is the longest in the world, and a progressive takeover there could cause great damage to our country. After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seized emergency powers to squash the Freedom Convoy truckers, that kind of threat became more of a possibility than ever.
With his unprecedented invocation of Canada’s Emergencies Act, Trudeau asserted the power to control domestic travel, command services deemed essential, control the distribution of goods, and impose hefty fines on his own citizens. Like the inhumane retaliation against January 6th protesters by House Democrats, Canada’s Liberals were bent on doing likewise to peaceful truckers. The widespread, heartfelt public support of the truckers is obvious from the volunteer help they received, and from the outpouring of donations. The retaliation by internet trolls who publicly disclose small donors’ identities is shocking, and such invasions of privacy and harassment should be prosecuted.
At the pricey Super Bowl, celebrities brazenly violated the mask mandate on national television, yet punishment of them is not even suggested by Democrats. Instead the regime picks on working truckers, many of whom brought their entire families in their coaches while enduring the frigid temperatures up north.
In a Maru poll, only 16% of Canadians say they would vote again for Trudeau, while Biden’s average net approval/disapproval rating has fallen to -11% across all major polls. Yet as in the United States, the Canadian media has protected Trudeau and failed to report fully on the events. For example, it was the New York Post that reported how cameras caught an Antifa-affiliated Canadian hitting and injuring four peaceful protesters with his Jeep before speeding off in an attempt to escape. He then ran several stoplights and resisted arrest before finally being captured by Winnipeg police, yet the major media only bothered to falsely portray the truckers as criminals.
The slow creep of tyranny is far from over, and it is up to vigilant patriots to sound the alarm while there’s still time.