Sad times (convoy talk)

There are so many people posting video and live streaming what’s going on in Ottawa right now, it’s hard to keep up.

One of the most insane things is that Parliament got shut down yesterday. The irony of using the Emergency Act to shut down Parliament, when they are supposed to be debating about invoking the Emergency Act, is off the charts. This video explains a lot of the Parliamentary process, with questions answered.

This is Andrew Scheer, who used to be the leader of the Conservative Party, and was Leader of the Opposition until 2020. Personally, I think the Conservatives have seriously dropped the ball on things, and have done a terrible job as Opposition, contributing to the state we are in now, but there is a lot of good information in this video.

One of the black marks of yesterday involved an elderly woman being knocked over and trampled by police horses. There are a lot of histrionics about what happened, with many claiming she died of her injuries. She did not. Family has spoken out. She did suffer a dislocated shoulder and, of course, it hurts, but she is otherwise fine.

The really insane thing is that the Ottawa Police are lying, repeatedly. They have claimed that the protesters were being aggressive to the police. They were not. They tried to claim a bicycle was thrown at one of the horses – complete with an aerial image with an arrow pointing to the walker on the ground, as if it was the “bicycle” in question – which did not happen. As the video above shows, there was a bicycle in the crowd, but it wasn’t near the horses, and the guy had complete control over the bike the entire time.

The Ottawa Police chief resigned not long ago, and his replacement resigned after only 2 days. I don’t know who they have now, but they seem to have found someone who is completely on board with police brutality.

While I’ve been able to confirm that the woman is all right, I have not been able to find out anything about the guy. From different angles of video I’ve seen, he tried to shield her with his body before they both got pulled under the horses. It didn’t look like they were together, but just happened to be next to each other. Of course, there are people saying that he’s dead, or critically injured, but usually from the same sources still trying to claim the woman had died.

What was interesting to find out is that she is Mohawk. Strangely, when it comes to protests right now, even though all peaceful protests are still allowed if the Act is invoked, certain “classes” or protesters are exempted from our Prime Dictator’s list, including the Indigenous, refugees and illegal immigrants.

Which kind of shows just how our current federal government views our First Nations people.

Pissing off the Mohawk is not a good thing. Just look up the Oka Crisis of 1990. Which, even though it involved the police, the military, a whole lot of guns, and the death of a soldier, did not result in the invocation of the 2 yr old Emergency Measures Act.

Oh, and while the police in Ottawa were going after peaceful protesters, there was an actual eco-terrorist attack.

It was reported approximately 20 people, some armed with axes, were attacking security guards and smashing their vehicle windows. It was initially reported that some CGL employees were trapped, but all had managed to safely leave the area.

Upon police attendance at the 41 km mark, the roadway had been blocked with downed trees, tar covered stumps, wire, boards with spikes in them, and fires had been lit throughout the debris. As police worked their way through the debris and traps, several people threw smoke bombs and fire lit sticks at the police, injuring one officer.

Amazingly, while looking up a link to the story, I actually saw a headline claiming the attack was done by “Anti-Vax protesters”.

Insane.

The Ottawa Police are not the only police branch that’s openly and brazenly lying.

I remember seeing the first story when it came out – complete with the photo – and how it was confirmed by the RCMP that the incident was unrelated to the Coutts border protest. Then suddenly, the same photo was being posted with a story about the Coutts protest being raided. Except I’m pretty sure the protesters had already cleared the area before the story “broke”.

The problem with the Federal government, legacy media and the police lying so much is that everyone is busily recording everything and posting it online for all to see. Like this one.

You can see that the police moved in all at once, on an order, not due to any aggression on the part of the protesters. The woman that was injured (not seriously, thankfully) is a reporter for Rebel News, which is funded mostly by donations. No government money. Our current federal government has been trying for years to shut them down, or at least prevent them from being part of the Press Gallery, but the courts ruled against the government on that one.

I didn’t see any tear gas in the above video. People are saying pepper spray has also been used. The Ottawa Police have claimed no pepper spray has been used. They may not have been using pepper spray, but from videos I’ve seen, they were definitely spraying something onto the protesters.

Another thing that’s been happening is a whole lot of arrests. Apparently, over a hundred. However, there are many videos out there of people who had been cuffed, taken away… then released soon after. They were arrested for “mischief”, but never told what they had done that they were being arrested for (one video I saw, a guy was arrested for flying a Canadian flag on the side of the road!). They were driven anywhere from 15 minutes away, to 1 1/2 hours away, before being released. Many described being “dropped off in the middle of nowhere”.

They all made their way back to the protest site.

Of the violence that has happened, it has ONLY happened at the instigation of the police.

In reality, there is a lot more of this.

While the government continues their action, and organizers are being arrested, they’re not succeeding. As I write this, there is a back-up convoy on the way, and I know many people who are either already on their way in their own personal vehicles, on their way.

This is far from over.

Which reminds me; the police themselves are creating their own blockade, unlike the protesters. Word is, they will be preventing food from entering the city, which will then be blamed on the truckers, as an attempt to turn support against them. Divide and conquer. This is as much a psychological battle as an ideological one.

On Monday – two days from now – there is supposed to be a vote in the House of Commons. The NDP are siding with the Liberals, so unless there are enough Liberal MPs that break ranks, the invocation of the Emergency Act will be approved by the House. However, it still needs to be voted on by the Senate, and they have stopped Trudeau in his tracks before. This is not the first time he’s made a power grab. Just the most blatant.

Assuming our Prime Dictator doesn’t decide to just suspend Parliament entirely.

The Re-Farmer

25 thoughts on “Sad times (convoy talk)

  1. The first causality of war is truth, so they say. And since I think we’ve never been at peace, at least since I’ve been alive, well, I doubt it all since history began, otherwise it would not be so easy to keep repeating it. Thanks for posting, I really do value your insights and effort.

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  2. I really appreciate the info you have given about the protests. Being so far from what is happening (California) it’s sometimes difficult to get reliable info. And being in the US, there are (of course) legal differences & issues that I am completely unaware of.

    Here in the US, we are NOT getting the info that Trudeau suspended Parliament, which is terrible! I’m grateful for the video from the former Conservative Party leader. There is just a lot of stuff that you are getting & seeing that is not widely known or distributed on this side of the border. Thank you for sharing it!

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    • True. Amazingly, there are so many that support it. No matter how many videos they are shown, and other direct evidence, there are those that just seem to be doubling down that the government and police are in the right. Some, even as they claim to not be supporters of Trudeau or the Liberals. To them, it’s still the protesters fault, just for being there. I’m even seeing people defend that woman that got trampled. She didn’t really get trampled, you see, and she should have moved when they told her to, so the not-trampling was her own fault. !!!!

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  3. I appreciate reading your updates. It’s a maddening situation, but not necessarily sad times, more like hopeful and courageous. Many of us in the US falsely heard the woman had died, so when we found out she was actually alive and had suffered a shoulder injury, it was good news, cause for celebration.

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    • Thank you.

      The crazy thing is, while this is happening in Ottawa, there are other protests in cities across the country, and not one of them is seeing this sort of violence. It’s only in Ottawa. Even the Coutts border protest ended peacefully, and as far as I know, there are still other border protests going on.

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      • We are occasionally getting video of other protests – Quebec City, Calgary, etc. – and they seem to be nothing like what is going on in Ottawa. These reports and videos give me hope, because while they are large, they are all peaceful (even celebratory!). These stand in stark contrast to what is happening in Ottawa.

        And perhaps that is why we are seeing so little of them – they make the actions of Ottawa Police look even worse by comparison!

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      • The thing is, that’s what the protest in Ottawa was like! People described it as a carnival, or “Canada Day, every day”. Locals who came to see for themselves talked of how the feeling of love and joy was palpable.

        What is happening in Ottawa did not have to happen. It would be just like the others cities right now, if Trudeau, the Ottawa mayor, and the police, hadn’t decided to invoke martial law over, at most, the equivalent of traffic violations.

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