Free convoy protests reflect the spirit of Canadian democracy


Don’t underestimate the ridiculous behavior that took place during the self-proclaimed Freedom Convoy of Ottawa’s big rigs.

Force homeless shelters to feed, urinate in monuments on the grounds of the Capitol, mock monuments, create their own bahoons, and protest the nobility. I weakened it. In other words, an old colleague in the newspaper industry is talking about the subscriber Wu Cohort: “Some of our fellow citizens are idiots, but those idiots are our fellow citizens.”

Wherever a group of humans gather, we must naturally expect that a small number of people are always at risk of showing the common sense of unfed pig manners and rutting elks. Expectations are no excuse.

But there is no excuse for desecrating those organized by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and those who attended the event as the flags of violent haters and racists could be swaying. There is no defense against the media political excess of ridicule, blame, scapegoat, and horror that has come down like a cloud of acid to the convoy and the people who came out to meet it. The really terrible aspect of that contempt is how journalists were deliberately or unknowingly turned into mouthpieces of the government’s linear message.

The Prime Minister accused the protest as a mere “minority” job that did not represent Canadian values, before embarking on a tilade calling his name on January 31, long before the truck rolled into downtown Ottawa. Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and CBC’s Solon lined up obediently, talking about theme variations and even speculating that Russian agents must be busy instigating everything.

No one is aware of me. I am watching this business as carefully as possible. Prime Minister, you are the leader of the second minority government, but even if you kneel in the mud with the Black Lives Matter minority protesters early in the pandemic, the free convoy “minority” protests Blame the person. Can you show me the decision-making tools I use to determine how and why minorities are worth it? However, those who oppose will be dismissed as anti-Canadian. “

On the contrary, I read a column by a Toronto Star writer who put a truck driver’s protest in the triptych of “The Greatest Threat to Democracy.” The other two were the Ukrainian crisis, a delusional claim to Donald Trump’s election theft. Really? true. I choose the example, not the corps of other candidates. Because the responsible columnist traditionally keeps her head as we run around screaming Yip in our most respected, and of course, the ever-decreasing circle. Because it’s a voice about national affairs-yip-yip. Still, at least on this occasion, even she overturned the government’s myth that those who oppose the current public policy on COVID-19 are not just medical risks, but anti-democratic threats.

There’s something even worse than the paid journalists subscribing to the government telecommunications stations they’re supposed to cover. Mediapolitico’s eyes are clouded over the reality that the so-called Freedom Convoy was a microcosm of the spirit of democracy, but in a glorious example that was effectively done to keep the mouth breathing and Jack a Nape on the outside. Not of the tribal circle.

The truck and the bearded men who drive it were a way to evoke that spirit, but they weren’t the spirit itself. Its essence was trackless, thousands of civilians heading to Parliament Hill to show their support, yes, but to the eyeballs visible on their masks in an indescribable arrogant government. Incompetence in the processing of pandemics is further counted among the Canadians who had it. They were there from the beginning as citizens with obligations as well as rights to oppose backfired policies. In the French sense, revealing their anger at being treated by their political leaders as a reluctant experimental subject in the endless round of medical Whac-A-Mole.

The same spirit moved people who couldn’t stand on the overpasses of the city’s highways or gather on the roadsides of the countryside to cheer on the trucks. The lower orders were supposed to work.

Persistent effects will follow those governed by the government’s pandemic-the integrity of the excuse. The wisest politicians will understand what happened in Ottawa this weekend as a rejuvenation of our severely weakened reflexes against democratic objections. They see the potential for positive effects by encouraging constructive engagement and renewal as pluralistic prosperity. And who isn’t smart enough to do that? Well, no one should downplay the inevitable collapse of an idiot.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Peter Stockland


Peter Stockland is a former editor-in-chief of the Montreal Gazette and co-founder of Convivium Magazine under the auspices of the think tank Cardus. He is also responsible for strategic communication in Ottawa’s Acacia Law Group.