over dazed Canadians
In the end, there were no heroes, only desperate despots flexing their mindless muscle over betrayed and bewildered people unable to comprehend the horror they witnessed unleashed upon them.
The awesome quest for freedom in Canada was crushed by the brutal pomposity of a government gone mad with a power that had decreed its own senseless mandates took precedence over the noble goals of freedom and justice by which their nation had been established.
Children were snatched from their parents, dogs were impounded and threatened with death, and families who had nobly crusaded for freedom from tyrannical and toxic restrictions were torn asunder in the freezing cold of a foul February night.
Worst of all a crippled old woman only demonstrating for righteousness and honesty was trampled to death beneath the hooves of police horses parading forth the perverted power of a gruesome government cruelly displaying the brutal bitterness of insane tyrants who could no longer be trusted by anyone.
Canada has descended into a hell from which it will likely never emerge, and worse than that, foreshadowed a madness spreading across the entire planet of governments deliberately killing their own people to conceal the financial crimes it has committed against them.
The world watched in horror as the mental illness of unchecked authority destroyed the hope of patriotic conviction with arbitrary and casual abuse of men, women and children who had thought they were free, and learned to their despair that they were not.
The Toronto Sun reported “Police horses trample demonstrators at Freedom Convoy protest in Ottawa” (By Joe Warmington)
Turns out the lasting image of the Freedom Convoy protest at Parliament Hill will not be bouncy castles but that of a woman with a walker being trampled by a police horse.
The violence the Prime Minister has expressed concern about during the three-week protest in Ottawa didn't unfold until Justin Trudeau's Emergencies Act police army was sent in to disperse the crowd.
The three major incidents Friday, under a form of martial law, were grotesque. Video of Toronto Police Mounted Unit officers charging into the crowd and at least one horse trampling multiple people -- including an elderly woman with a walker -- was disturbing.
But that was not the only troubling incident. Another saw a protester behind a police line repeatedly being smashed with an officer's rifle.
And convoy organizer Benjamin Dichter also told the Toronto Sun "one of drivers had his truck windows smashed by Ottawa Police (with) guns drawn and (he was) dragged out of his vehicle by force.”
The Associated Press reported police arrested scores of demonstrators and towed away vehicles Friday in Canada’s besieged capital, and a stream of trucks started leaving under the pressure, raising authorities’ hopes for an end to the three-week protest against the country’s COVID-19 restrictions.
By evening, at least 100 people had been arrested, mostly on mischief charges, and nearly two dozen vehicles had been towed, including all of those blocking one of the city’s major streets, authorities said. One officer had a minor injury, but no protesters were hurt, interim Ottawa Police Chief Steve Bell said.
Those arrested included four protest leaders. One received bail while the others remained jailed.
The crackdown on the self-styled Freedom Convoy began in the morning, when hundreds of police, some in riot gear and some carrying automatic weapons, descended into the protest zone and began leading demonstrators away in handcuffs through the snowy streets as holdout truckers blared their horns.
Tow truck operators — wearing neon-green ski masks, with their companies’ decals taped over on their trucks to conceal their identities — arrived under police escort and started removing the hundreds of big rigs, campers and other vehicles parked shoulder-to-shoulder near Parliament. Police smashed through the door of at least one RV camper before hauling it away.
Many protesters stood their ground in the face of one of the biggest police enforcement actions in Canada’s history, with officers drawn from around the country.
The biggest border blockade, at the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, disrupted the flow of auto parts between the two countries and forced the industry to curtail production. Authorities lifted the siege last weekend after arresting dozens of protesters.
The final border blockade, in Manitoba, across from North Dakota, ended peacefully on Wednesday.
The regrettable events in Canada seemed disturbingly in sync with other events around the world which included:
• Ukraine forces bombed cities in its breakaway provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk illustrating the embarrassing lies told by the United States that Russia was about to invade this area when in fact the U.S.-backed Ukrainian forces had already invaded the same area.
• A situation similar to Canada’s entered its ninth day in New Zealand as protesters ignored government orders to move their vehicles away from the capital and brought in armored vehicles amid threats to seize vehicles belonging to those protesting that nation’s strict vaccine mandates.
The accelerating events of government repression seemed to authenticate widespread worries that freedom was disappearing everywhere in a tidal wave of corporate tyranny rapidly erasing individual rights that had previously been well established and taken for granted.
John Kaminski is a writer who lives on the Gulf Coast of Florida, constantly trying to figure out why we are destroying ourselves, and pinpointing a corrupt belief system as the engine of our demise. Solely dependent on contributions from readers, please support his work by mail: 6871 Willow Creek Circle #103, North Port FL 34287 USA.