Musk on Freedom Trucker Convoy: "It would appear that the so-called “Fringe Minority” is actually the [Stalin-like Trudeau] Government"
The Epoch Times reported "Police Report No Violence as Thousands Stage Peaceful Protest in Canadian Capital Over Mandates":
Thousands of truckers and others held a loud yet peaceful protest in Canada’s capital of Ottawa on Jan. 29 and 30 against the government’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates, as police in the capital reported no incidents of violence
The “Freedom Convoy” started as a rally of truckers who opposed the mandates, but it quickly morphed into something much broader—with people from all walks of life taking to the streets against vaccine passports, requirements, and other restrictions that have been handed down by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in recent months...
... It has also attracted the attention of former President Donald Trump, who spoke at a Texas rally on Jan. 29 and declared his support for the truckers.
“We want those great Canadian truckers to know that we are with them all the way,” Trump said in Conroe, Texas. “They are doing more to defend American freedom than our leaders by far.”
Before that, billionaire Tesla CEO Elon Musk stated his support for the Canadian truckers to his 71.8 million followers on Twitter. [https://www.theepochtimes.com/police-report-no-violence-as-thousands-stage-peaceful-protest-in-canadian-capital-over-mandates_4245422.html?utm_source=Morningbrief&utm_campaign=mb-2022-01-31&utm_medium=email&est=KGP6Zm14aWYt%2Bod9Zic7BW%2BAnlUTaRQj8iGCuI3m9AwkuQLOODLXBG72FBMf]
The centrist Musk twitted the following message against tyranny:
Bruce Pardy, a professor of law at Queen’s University in Canada, explained the Canadian government may be Stalin-like as "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even suggested during last fall’s election campaign that the unvaxxed are racists and misogynists who should not be tolerated":
The panic-demic must finish or we will be doing this forever.
For the past 23 months, the real pandemic has not been COVID but anxiety. According to Mattias Desmet, professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University in Belgium, the COVID crisis is a product of “mass formation,” a collective psychosis that can occur when a significant portion of the population develops an irrational fixation on an external cause. Mass formation is most likely to occur, Desmet says, when a critical mass of people suffers from a lack of social bonds, a lack of meaning in their lives, free-floating anxiety that has no specific source or cause, and free-floating frustration and aggression not directed at a particular target.
The virus may have made people anxious, but it was more the other way around. Those already afraid, disconnected, and adrift in their lives were more susceptible to media messaging that portrayed COVID as a bigger threat than it really was. The virus offered an external phenomenon on which to focus their distress. It gave purpose to fear. Masks, lockdowns, social distancing, and vaccine mandates provided the illusion of control and a justification for imposing the burden of their anxiety on others. For some, hiding behind masks, staying home, working online, and being isolated gave respite from social interactions that they found uncomfortable anyway.
COVID is a righteous platform from which to rage against non-conformists. COVID cranks cheer when small businesses are shut, workers dismissed, university students ousted, and schools closed, all to assuage their anxiety. The country was never “in this together.” As Aldous Huxley wrote, “The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior ‘righteous indignation’ — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”COVIDians who feel threatened by the end of the cause for which they have lived these past two years will clamour for more and harsher restrictions. In Canada, the game is still on. Quebec imposed new curfews. Ontario throttled down on widespread testing but then lurched back into partial lockdown and closed its schools again. Booster campaigns are in full swing and “the pandemic of the unvaccinated” rhetoric continues. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau even suggested during last fall’s election campaign that the unvaxxed are racists and misogynists who should not be tolerated. [https://www.theepochtimes.com/its-time-to-drop-the-hysteria-and-learn-to-live-with-covid_4199776.html?slsuccess=1]
Pray an Our Father now for reparation for the sins committed because of Francis's Amoris Laetitia.