Justin (definitely not
(Fidel Castro’s son) Justin Trudeau has invoked emergency powers to crush Canadian truckers and he’s doing it not with a gun, but with a fountain pen. Never mind that Ontario is lifting mandates at the same time; his invocation of emergency powers is meant to send a message, not just to truckers but anyone who supports them.
For the most part, modern authoritarians won’t use guns or fire hoses to put down speech they don’t like — they will use willing toadies and banks. To have an impact, peaceful protests need money. Money for the most part is electronic now and if authoritarians really want to squeeze people, they take away money – access to banks.
GoFundMe tried to steal $10,000,000 and got hammered with promises of lawsuits by states Attorneys General before it relented. North of the border, Canadian governments welcomed it. Just a few days ago, even with opposition to Trudeau’s authoritarianism growing in Canada, Trudeau channeled his inner Fidel again and is shutting down the money supply to truckers.
He’s getting a helping hand from the media too. Media are outing people who contributed to the truckers in an obvious attempt at doxxing and intimidation of donors. Justin is willing to stomp on speech he doesn’t like, deputize banks to do his dirty work, slander protestors and now he’s going to establish “no-go” zones with a sweep of his pen.
Che used guns. Justin just needs a fountain pen.
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