For the past two years, 'liberal democracies' throughout the West have used the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to let their true authoritarian colors show: Between locking down economies, destroying businesses, imposing senseless and ineffective masking and social distancing rules and, finally, asinine vaccine mandates, Western leaders have behaved more like the socialist and Communist dictators they claim to oppose.
But as bad as the tyranny has been thus far, it may be about to get imminently worse, according to a published analysis this week.
According to Creative Destruction Media, the world may be about to witness another "Tiananmen Square"-type incident in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, which used to be one of the most liberal and tolerant countries on the planet until tens of thousands of truck drivers just said 'no' to a mandatory vaccine.
Throughout February and after traveling via convoy to the country's capital city, truckers have protested by honking horns and blocking traffic in a bid to push back on the vaccine mandate. Some Canadian provinces -- Alberta and Saskatchewan -- have caved to the economic pressure and relented by canceling their mandates. But not in Ontario, home to Ottawa: There, Premier Doug Ford has tripled down on the tyranny, threatening $100,000 fines and a year in jail to truckers who refuse to give up their God-given right to protest against what they see as government overreach -- again, in a supposed democracy.
Truckers have responded by blocking an international bridge that serves as a major trade conduit between Canada and the U.S. Yet, instead of negotiations, the U.S. and Canadian governments are conspiring to use force against truckers and their supporters -- just like the Chinese regime did against young protesters at Tiananmen Square in 1989.
CD Media reports:
Ontario declared a state of emergency Friday morning to empower law enforcement to end the blockade of the Ambassador Bridge — the busiest commercial border crossing between the U.S. and Canada — and the Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa, warning truckers who continue to block the Ambassador Bridge they will be punished if they don’t leave. Ontario Premier Doug Ford told reporters that the federal government is enacting new powers to end the blockade.
“Your right to make a political statement does not outweigh the right of hundreds of thousands of workers to earn their living,” said Ford. “It does not outweigh our right to get food across our borders, your right to make a political statement.”
Mind you, this tyrant is among the thousands across his country and the U.S. who had no problem denying millions of workers the opportunity to earn a living for more than a year by locking down their economies and literally arresting anyone who dared to try and keep their business open during the COVID pandemic. The only exception was to allow tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter supporters to protest as long as they wanted and whenever they wanted.
So in addition to being a tyrant, Ford is a gargantuan hypocrite, which is a prerequisite for a left-wing authoritarian posing as a 'champion of democracy.'
But it gets worse, as Conservative Brief notes: President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are also planning responses, even though the truckers have opened up a lane on the bridge as of this writing.
“The two leaders agreed that the actions of the individuals who are obstructing travel and commerce between our two countries are having significant direct impacts on citizens’ lives and livelihoods,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday.
“The President expressed his concern that United States companies and workers are experiencing serious effects, including slowdowns in production, shortened work hours, and plant closures,” Psaki continued.
The truckers are going to be targeted if they continue protesting is the general feeling among people on the ground. And if they are violently attacked by the government, then this protest will explode.