Now then: Here’s an interesting bit from a Canadian lamenting the state of his nation. Excerpt:
Justin Trudeau’s ineffable Justice Minister David Lametti is on record threatening those who hold the wrong political views that they are liable to have their bank accounts seized. “If you are a member of a pro-Trump movement who is donating hundreds of thousands of dollars, and millions of dollars to this kind of thing,” he said, “then you ought to be worried.” The assumption that Trump has something to do with Canadian trucker donations seems particularly unhinged.
Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland, who sits on the board of Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum—an obvious conflict of interest—has moved to freeze the bank accounts and other financial instruments of the “protesters” and private citizens who have donated to the trucker fund. Hacked documents revealed the names of these offenders, some of whom have been “interviewed” by news media like the CBC and The Washington Post. Others have been doxed and menaced.
No less distressing, a substantial majority of the Canadian public have approved of the government’s jackbooted and manifestly illegal handling of the situation, taken in by the prime minister’s bought-and-paid-for media’s slanted and mendacious coverage. They are, to adapt a phrase from Daniel Goldhagen, Canada’s willing executioners, a compliant and unthinking populace presiding over the extinction of a once-democratic country. It couldn’t get any worse—though it probably will, with the assistance of the people’s sodden parliamentary representatives and a morally bankrupt media fifth column.
It’s not unreasonable to think that, given recent events in Ottawa and elsewhere in the Great White North, we may yet see Canada descend into an authoritarian state. Prime Minister Zoolander sure seems enthusiastic about moving in that direction. The question is, what will Canadians do?
The article here would have us believe that a majority of Canadians are in favor of PM Zoolander’s actions, and for all we know they may be right; there certainly are plenty of Americans, especially in the big blue urban areas, who would anxiously enforce their opinions on the rest of us. But here they are at least mostly counterbalanced by the suburban and rural areas, and in the Senate, where every state has an equal voice, those areas can still influence policy.
Canada doesn’t have that luxury.
Could a peaceful dissolution be the answer? Canada, unlike the U.S., has never fought a war of secession, and as I understand it Canadian law allows a province to leave if a plebiscite of citizens votes in favor of doing so. But what then? Would the western provinces, say Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon, vote to join the U.S.? From what I know of those areas they would be reliably blue states, where they to join us; a “conservative” in Canada isn’t quite the same as a conservative here. And what about the central provinces? The Maritimes?
Of course, we may yet see PM Zoolander and his cabal kicked the hell out. Maybe. But for right now, it looks like Canadians are getting the government they wanted, good and hard.