It has been a long time coming, but it appears we may be on the precipice of change. For two years we have been subjected to medical tyranny by our governments. These are the people we put our trust in to lead us. For two years, we have been bullied for not doing the ‘right’ thing and for not complying with the agendas of self-serving politicians. Many have been coerced into taking the vaccine or have, through no fault of their own, lost their jobs. For two years we have waited for a turning point.
Just when governments were beginning the next phase of pushing boosters (that were not even developed for the Omicron variant), the people finally decided enough was enough.
And so the revolution began.
Truckers have taken the lead in the fight back against those in power. The convoy in Canada was only the beginning. They have held strong despite Trudeau and the Canadian government doing all they can to put a stop to what they have ironically deemed a threat to democracy. Peaceful protest is an important tenet of democracy. Without protest, governments are free to assume that no one objects to their antics and impositions, even if they are depriving people of their civil liberties. Trudeau, Canadian Premiers, and the police have tried threatening the protesters with arrest, significant fines, and jail time. They have taken fuel, money, and food essentially at gunpoint. They have worked in conjunction with GoFundMe to shut down the convoy fundraiser and colluded with the banks to suspend the accounts of those that gave to the GiveSendGo fundraiser.
Despite all of this, the truckers and their fellow protesters have not faltered.
So, if the government genuinely cares about democracy, why are they so adamant to shut down these protests?
The answer lies in the interests of each side of the battle. People in positions of power have spent the last two years amassing as much power and control as they can, well beyond what they were given when elected by the people. They have, over time, chipped away at the freedoms of their citizens, eroding them through the introduction of new rules and restrictions imposed under the banner of ‘safety.’
Now that they have obtained more power than they should have, their goal has shifted ever so slightly from acquisition to maintenance. Even though the virus has mutated to become more infectious but less deadly and is considered endemic, these individuals are not willing to part ways with the excess power that they so dearly adore. The pandemic gave them an excuse to take it, but the prospect of the pandemic coming to an end terrifies them. Because when the pandemic ends, so too does their power trip.
That is where the protesters come in. Protest is the sign of a healthy democracy. It is a key mechanism by which the people keep their governments in check. They can be powerful catalysts for change, as has been evident throughout history. From the French Revolution to the fall of the Berlin Wall – the Boston Tea Party to the Ukrainian Orange Revolution – protest effected change. It was never easy, it never has been, but persistence and commitment have gone a long way. And these are qualities clearly exuded by freedom protesters, especially the Canadian truckers.
For some time, it has been noted by several individuals that truckers are the key to putting an end to medical fascism around the globe. Those who made this observation have been vindicated by the events currently taking place worldwide.
The Canadian trucker convoy was only the beginning of what has now become a global effort to put an end to the madness. The truckers in convoy did something that was desperately needed – they demonstrated an incredible amount of courage in large numbers. Courage is contagious, and it has spread throughout the world. The convoy in Canada inspired the people of other nations to start their own convoys, travelling to their capital cities and governmental buildings to protest en masse.
Soon enough, there were convoys in Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, France, and Australia. Further convoys are planned, including in the United States. Tens of thousands have united to send a clear message to their governments: it is time for this to end.
The convoy in Canada sparked a revolution. It has already seen changes made by some Premiers in Canada, with mandates being dropped in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with Manitoba to follow suit. And it will likely continue to do so as long as it endures.
The efforts of politicians to put a stop to democracy in action are a sign of desperation. They know this poses a threat to their extensive sweeping powers. Despite the media trying to avoid reporting on the protests, the sheer size of them has forced their hand.
‘The revolution will not be televised’ has transformed into ‘the revolution will be televised in part, and in a deliberately misleading manner.’
The propaganda machine has been working overtime, attempting to slander these freedom fighters as ‘antivaxxers’, ‘racists’, ‘white supremacists’, and ‘domestic terrorists’ among other unsavoury terms. 7 News also went as far as to label the Canberra protest a ‘siege’ on Parliament, and plenty of individuals have labelled the Canada protest an ‘occupation’. They are clearly trying to make these protests out to be something similar to January 6th.
Maligning the protests seems to be one of the only weapons politicians and the media have left in their arsenal at this point. The size of the protests likely terrifies them and make it virtually impossible for them not to address. The way in which they have addressed them, however, has been nothing short of absurd, lazy, disingenuous, and just plain wrong.
Aside from the slander, politicians have attempted to outlaw protest, as has been demonstrated in Canada. Trudeau claimed last week that, ‘If you join the protest because you’re tired of Covid, you now need to understand you are breaking the law!’ conveniently forgetting that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees Canadians the right to peaceful assembly, which is exactly what is currently occurring. Trudeau’s distaste for it does not make it illegal. Meanwhile in France, police have fired teargas at protesters, and New Zealand police have arrested protesters in Wellington, dragging them away from the demonstrations.
Ironically, our own Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, addressed the protests by stating that Australia is a ‘free country,’ and, in a statement soon after addressing the situation with Russia and Ukraine, said that Australia is ‘a liberal democracy who believes in freedom and the sovereignty of states.’
This is the same Australia that has been subject to some of the harshest restrictions in the world, contains a city that holds the record for the longest lockdown, has vaccine mandates that prevent people from freely participating in society, and now has quarantine camps in operation. Not exactly a ‘free country’ unless you are one of those people who tweets ‘freedumb’ on Twitter and thinks you are actually free with the aforementioned restrictions in place. These individuals do not value their civil liberties. They are undeserving of them, yet those fighting for freedom do so for all, not just for themselves. Yet according to the government cronies, they are the selfish ones.
Those who value freedom have unified under the convoys, taking their fight to the frontlines. They understand that in unity there is indeed great strength. Unity is the enemy of totalitarianism. Despite all that is being thrown against them, the freedom convoys are standing strong, refusing to back down.
There is a quote that goes as follows:
‘A single bee is ignored. But when millions come together, even the bravest run in fear. The one thing the government fears is the day we stand together.’
That day has arrived. The revolution is here.
Joel Agius is an independent writer. If you would like to read more of his work, you can do so at JJ’s Outlook
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