How long before protests like the ‘Freedom Convoy’ come to America?

How long before protests like the ‘Freedom Convoy’ come to America? By Tucker Carlson.

Karl Marx never spent a moment in a factory. He was a rich kid who became a journalist. Of course he was. But for more than 150 years, Karl Marx inspired generations of other rich kids who also became journalists to repeat his line or variations of it.

For a century the left championed the working class. But now?

Watch what happens when actual workers, working people from working families who constitute the working class, actually come together as a group to protest how things are going.

What happens then? Does the intellectual class greet these workers as heroes? Throw a parade? Listen intently to their stories? Does NPR do a sympathetic feature on them? Or, do self-described progressives recoil in revulsion and horror at the grubbiness of the people who as we used to say, work for a living? Do liberals immediately denounce them as Nazis and call for their suppression by force? …

Consider what’s happening right now in Canada. Thousands of truck drivers have descended on Ottawa, the capital city, to protest the tyranny of Justin Trudeau’s government. Justin Trudeau does not like truck drivers. He thinks they’re revolting. Justin Trudeau likes private equity barons and tech moguls, the only people who give him money. Trudeau is not in Ottawa right now. In fact, he and his family fled when the truck drivers arrived and they’ve been in hiding ever since.

So when the revolution he has been calling for finally arrived, Justin Trudeau wasn’t there to see it. He ran away in terror, kind of sad.

Crush the workers:

So instead, in his place, his friend Mark Carney has been speaking for him. Carney is a former Goldman Sachs executive who many believe will replace Justin Trudeau if Trudeau ever decides to give up power. In a recent op-ed, Mark Carney vented his rage at the impudent truckers in Ottawa and anyone who sent them money on the internet.

“Anyone sending money to the convoy should be in no doubt,” Carney wrote. “You are funding sedition. Foreign funders of an insurrection interfered in our domestic affairs from the start.”

Got it? That is not a protest. It’s sedition. It’s an insurrection.

“Those who are still helping to extend this occupation must be identified and punished to the full force of the law.” People who sent the money should be prosecuted.

Send in the police:

Justin Trudeau has just ordered police to shut the whole thing down. How do you do that? How do you stop a truck protest? Simple. You seize their fuel. That’s exactly what police in Canada are doing.

OK, so we are, through much practice, connoisseurs of irony. So, let’s pause a moment to savor the irony here. The very same people told us we had to defund the police are now telling the police to seize fuel from working-class Canadians who are trying to stay alive in Arctic temperatures.

As they used to say in the 1960s, “scratch a liberal, and you will find a fascist.”…

According to Justin Trudeau, possessing gasoline in the city of Ottawa is now a crime. Now, to be clear, Ottawa didn’t declare the state of emergency because the truckers lit a courthouse on fire or shot someone or leveled a church. BLM did all of those things, but Justin Trudeau strongly supports BLM. …

No argument, or persuasion, just force:

No one in Canada’s government or the media in Canada, which is mostly controlled by the government, is engaging with any of the arguments of people like that. Instead, they’ve gone directly to force as crumbling regimes always do. They don’t have an argument to make. All they have is police power and they’re using them.

Controlling your money:

Officials in Ottawa just threatened to criminally investigate the California company GoFundMe because truckers raised about $10 million on the platform. …

These are Canadian citizens who drive trucks for a living, but they’re being treated like a terror group. GoFundMe announced it would redirect the $10 million raised by supporters of the truckers to charities of its choice, presumably BLM, which it has supported since the very beginning. In other words, GoFundMe planned to steal that money.

They were stopped from doing this, by the way, by a number of American attorneys general who threatened to sue the companies. So the company backed off and they’re going to refund the money, supposedly. But still, the truckers, the people for whom this money was intended, will not get it. …

An alternative crowdfunding website called Give Send Go has stepped up and raised already more than $5 million for the truckers. How long till they try to shut that down too?…

Crypto to the rescue?

Some Canadians are clearly worried about that. They’re turning to cryptocurrency. Tally Coin, for example, is a small crowdfunding service that uses Bitcoin. It’s not controlled by banks. That’s the point. They’re hosting a fundraiser for the truckers. Now, why is this appealing? No one can steal the money. No government can pressure anyone to turn the money over because governments don’t control crypto. Bitcoin goes from person A to person B and all the intermediary does, the company, is connect the two.

It’s pretty appealing and you can imagine the long-term consequences here. If the people in charge, in this country and in Canada, want to make the U.S. dollar irrelevant, they’ll keep acting like this and soon, it will be. …

Facebook and Big Tech shut down Convoy to DC:

It’s becoming very clear that the only way around the stranglehold the technology has on our human rights is decentralization. That doesn’t apply just to crowdfunding, but more than anything to communication.

You can’t organize if you can’t talk to other people. So Facebook, for example, to shut down the “Convoy to D.C. Group,” which had amassed 134,000 followers in just two days. No one’s allowed to promote the organization anymore. Facebook, all day today, has been suppressing positive articles about the truckers in Canada.

That seems like a story, but our media have ignored it. Instead, everyone in New York and D.C. and Los Angeles is cheering on the national security state and its alliance with Silicon Valley as they come together to crush a human rights movement. It makes sense.

The whole show is a cracker tonight:

It has a whiff of pre-revolutionary times.

hat-tip Kat H., Stephen Neil