Neither True, Nor Strong, Nor Free
Canada is an open air slave pen, and I miss my family
The following was triggered partly by a couple of recent pieces: Chris at Karlstack, who is pleading for political asylum from the Trudeau regime, and this essay in which a woman in BC describes what it's like to be trapped in a country that's made her into a second-class citizen (with a lot of similar stories related in the comments).
It is mid-May, 2022, and I haven't seen my family outside of Zoom in two years and five months.
You see, I was unfortunate enough to be born in Canada, and a Canadian passport continues to be my only passport. However, for some years now I've been living south of the border.
When the world locked down in 2020, Canada imposed the most draconian restrictions this side of China. Even then, they couldn't stop me from entering if I wanted ... but doing so would require two weeks of quarantine, at my own considerable expense, with potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines for breaking it. Not worth it, I thought. I'll wait until things calm down.
The months passed. Canada showed no sign of opening up. Even as the rest of the world loosened restrictions, the crypto-communists running the Crown's northern colony clung to their new powers with a death grip. I read today that Quebec finally lifted its mask mandate. Has anyone else even have a mask mandate for months now?
I still can't go back to Canada. Oh, they can't stop me from entering - but the moment I do, I'm trapped. Without taking a bite of the poisoned apple, Canada's government won't allow me to board an airplane. The land border is out, too, because Grampa Simpson and his merry band of election thieves have closed it to the non-compliant. To enter Canada is to be imprisoned in Canada. Indefinitely.
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms explicitly recognizes the freedom of Canadian citizens both to travel within the country and to leave it. The Trudeau regime's policy is a clear violation of the Charter, and indeed there are several challenges working their slow way through the courts. One of them is led by the last living signatory of the Charter, a former premier1 of Newfoundland. It will be interesting to see what argument the courts come up to explain how one of the principals who developed the document is incorrect in his interpretation of its letter and spirit, but Canada's courts are very corrupt so I'm sure they'll find a way. It's not like it needs to be plausible.
Today my grandfather sent me an email. He's concerned that his health is failing, and this isn't unwarranted - he's of rather shockingly advanced years, and not remotely a hypochondriac. Further, he informs me, my grandmother's health is declining. She's been in a bad way for several years now and it's really a miracle that she's still with us.
I haven't seen them in two years. The way things are going, it's entirely possible I'll never see them again. That I won't even be able to attend their funerals.
There are a lot of Canadians in my situation. I'm seeing people throwing around the number of 6 million Canadians trapped in the country, but I don't think this is accurate: that number seems to be based on the number of "fully" vaccinated Canadians (about 32 million, as compared to a total population of 38 million), and includes those as young as 5 years old. Canadians under 12 are still allowed to travel without the jab. Excluding children from the calculation, there are about 2 million adult Canadians being held hostage. That's about 6.5% of the adult population.
It seems that 6.5% is piddly enough that the 93.5% of cowards and fools who have complied with the Oligarch of Ottawa's illegal mandates are happy to shrug and ignore the fact that their beacon of freedom and democracy is treating its celebrated Charter like toilet paper.
That was always my nightmare when this started. If you're looking to strip the rights of a part of the population, it only works if you can slim the numbers down sufficiently. I figured if there were at least 10% of hardcore holdouts, they'd eventually be forced to drop it. Lucky for them, Canadians are world champions when it comes to gullible spinelessness. They've enthusiastically embraced the sort of obsequious deference to authority that would have made Darius the Great cringe in embarrassment and tell his subjects to show a bit of self-respect. I'm not even sure Canadians qualify as a cultural offshoot of European civilization at this point - Europeans, traditionally, have placed a lot of stock in freedom2.
Scanning Twitter reply threads or the comments sections of Canada's various regime media outlets, you'll see some degree of pushback against the imprisonment of 2 million Canadians in a continental concentration camp. You'll see at least as much support for the mandates, however. The most common counter-argument, if you can call it that, to the charge that basic freedoms have been violated, is that no freedom has been taken away: the refuseniks are perfectly free to travel; they just have to take the jab; they made a choice, and choices have consequences.
This is the moral equivalent of saying that it isn't rape if you beat a woman until she 'consents' to sex, and that furthermore, the beating is not assault, because the woman can make it stop whenever she likes if she simply 'consents' to the sex that the beating is intended to get her to consent to.
Maybe that strikes you as hyperbolic. It isn’t. There is exactly zero daylight between being forcibly penetrated by a sexual organ, and forcibly penetrated by a needle. Both are monstrous violations of bodily autonomy. I anything the needle is worse: barring pregnancy, unwanted semen washes out, but if the evidence that reverse transcription is a thing holds up then mRNA is for life. Further, coercion is coercion ... and frankly, if I were to be given the choice between sustaining a beating, and missing the last years of my grandparents' lives and their funerals I would take the beating. Physical pain is over much more quickly.
But that's where the heads of many Canadians are at, now. They're right there with their simpering shit-weasel of a prime minister, who comes slinking out in front of the camera every now and then to weep about all the anger and division in Canadian society (“Why can't you all just shut up and do as you're told?”), to insist that we're all racist misogynist transphobes who hate science, and to ask of those who have unacceptable opinions "whether we need to continue tolerating these people".
You'll also see people trotting out the usual bullshit about how the mandates are justified because we need to stop the spread or whatever, but that seems increasingly halfhearted to me. Now that all the vaxxbros have caught Omicron it's pretty obvious that the V does nothing to prevent infection, and this seems to have belatedly worked its way even into the menticided grey matter of the NPC demographic.
So what can be done?
Hell, I don't know. I really don't.
Despite getting only about a third of the vote and a minority government, Trudeau's grip on power is solid through 2025. His Liberal party formed a coalition with the babbling lunatics of the New Democratic Party, thus forming a majority. The two parties' political programs are in perfect alignment so that coalition isn't dissolving any time soon.
You might argue that he'll have to worry about the opinions of voters at some point, but nah. First, Canadians have memories like goldfish. Second, as it is they're largely on board. Third, by 2025 he'll have been Prime Minister for 10 years. While Canada doesn't have term limits, that's about the sell-by date for Prime Ministers. Traditionally, a PM will use his last years in office to ram through unpopular policies, make himself radioactive, and then retire from public life (see: Mulroney, who jammed NAFTA down everyone's throats despite literally no one wanting it). That's hardly unique to Canada's take on Our Values Democracy (about which topic in general my buddy Rolo has some choice words in the first episode of his new podcast).
So it's not like Trudeau can be brought down by conventional means.
A protest movement is the other obvious way to go. We all watched the Trucker Convoy get stomped after their three-week Winter of Love in the streets of Ottawa. Castro's love child simply invoked the Emergencies Act, froze everyone's bank accounts, sent in the storm troopers, and once the deed was done revoked the Act before Parliament could finish debating whether they should authorize it3. Like everything else he does it was blatantly illegal. Like every other blatantly illegal thing he does, the average Canadian cheered for it.
Oppress me harder, daddy. The new opening to the Canadian national anthem.
If there's one thing Canadians despise, it's seeing other Canadians trying to be free.
If America weren't in the hands of a cabal of globalist lunatics hiding behind the follow facade of an Alzheimer's patient, then maybe some pressure could be applied externally. But it is, so it won't. No help there.
About the only thing I can think of would be for freeblood4 Canadians to just go on strike. Refuse to work for one day a week - they can all just call in sick. Two million people refusing to show up to their jobs is bound to make some kind of impact.
But that would probably just result in the government seizing their funds.
Some of those Canadians can try and escape by slipping across the border, or hitching rides on private seagoing vessels. That won't work for everyone, though. And once they're in the US, they'll effectively be illegal immigrants, with all the fun and games that entails. Good luck getting a decent job.
So yeah. I don't know what the solution is. I'm not sure there is a solution. Globalists have captured every institution - the universities5, the media6, the political parties7 - that can shape public opinion. To be honest, I have a hard time bringing myself to care that much. Canadians haven't just rolled over for their enslavement, they've actively chosen slavery, hell they've fallen in love with their slavery. I no longer want anything to do with the country of my birth.
All I want to do is visit, so I can see my family.
And all I have to do to see them is just submit.
Just get a little poke, and the pain will stop.
Just hand over my body, to let WEF and their minions do as they please with it.
And once I’ve given my ‘consent’ to that, well, surely I won’t object the next time, will I? I’ve already agreed that it’s not my body - it’s theirs.
Come on, they say. It won’t hurt a bit. Just relax and take it.
See how easy that is?
See how evil?
Like a governor, basically, only not really because they don't have their own armies and their powers are more or less restricted to education, healthcare, and infrastructure.
To be fair, thanks to relentless mass immigration, principally from the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and East Asia, as of 2021 only 65% of Canada's population are of European descent. It could certainly be argued that the conformist authoritarianism of such peoples, when contrasted with the independent streak of Europeans, is a contributing factor to the collapse of liberty in Canada, but frankly, white Canadians are the worst offenders in my experience.
It sailed through the treasonous House of Commons effortlessly, but hit choppy waters in the Senate. The latter is modelled on the British House of Lords: a body of lifetime appointees who can’t propose legislation, but whose assent is required to pass a bill into law. I didn’t used to be a big fan of the Senate but right now they’re essentially the only thing standing between the WEF’s Young Global Leader graduates and total power.
Like it? Just came up with it. I prefer that to pureblood, personally.
If you think American universities have lost the plot, they've got nothing on the conformist authoritarianism of Canadian indoctrination centres.
Which is the most consolidated in the developed world, and which is literally funded by the government.
There are several parties, but amongst the major ones the Conservatives are somewhere to the left of the Democrat centre, and the remainder just get loonier and lefter from there.