Quote of the Day: Truth

 

“The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it.” – Eric Blair (George Orwell)

We certainly saw that illustrated this week in Canada. Lying has become reflexive there among those in government. Rather than engage in discussion with the Freedom Convoy, the Liberal politicians there instead choose to lie about it. They are violent.  When you push for examples you get explanations that they are not violent yet, but they will be. Or they have violent potential. To undercut support they claim – with negligible proof – the truckers are Nazis or Confederate sympathizers or White supremacists or (most risible of all) Trump supporters.

(Even more risible there are fools that fall for it – even on Ricochet. The Canadian government said they are Trump supporters – that settles it. Turn off brain and bray that the truckers are guilty of badthink because they support Trump.)

And boy do those in power, including the Canadian mainstream media, hate the truckers. They are not content to ignore them. They are using color of law to threaten to imprison them, confiscate their property, freeze their bank accounts, seize their children and ruin their lives.

What engenders such hatred? Largely that the protestors are speaking the truth. They are stating (factually) the mandates and lockdowns are useless, that the government is using trivial risks to impose significant restrictions on the lives of Canadians. (And worse still, the truckers are having fun while doing this.) This is literally what is meant by speaking truth to power.

It is said the devil cannot abide mocking. The truckers are mocking those in power, and those in power are responding as the devil does when he can: using raw force to shut down the conversation. Once again proving Orwell was a prophet.

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  1. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Seawriter:

    The further a society drifts from the truth the more it will hate those who speak it – Eric Blair (George Orwell)

    We certainly saw that illustrated this week in Canada. Lying has become reflexive there among those in government. Rather than engage in discussion with the Freedom Convoy, the Liberal politicians there instead choose to lie about it. They are violent. When you push for examples you get explanations that they are not violent yet, but they will be. Or they have violent potential. To undercut support they claim – with negligible proof – the truckers are Nazis or Confederate sympathizers or White supremacists or (most risible of all) Trump supporters.

    (Even more risible there are fools that fall for it – even on Ricochet. The Canadian government said they are Trump supporters – that settles it. Turn off brain and bray that the truckers are guilty of badthink because they support Trump.)

    And boy do those in power, including the Canadian mainstream media, hate the truckers. They are not content to ignore them. They are using color of law to threaten to imprison them, confiscate their property, freeze their bank accounts, seize their children and ruin their lives.

    What engenders such hatred? Largely that the protestors are speaking the truth. They are stating (factually) the mandates and lockdowns are useless, that the government is using trivial risks to impose significant restrictions on the lives of Canadians. (And worse still, the truckers are having fun while doing this.) This is literally what is meant by speaking truth to power.

    It is said the devil cannot abide mocking. The truckers are mocking those in power, and those in power are responding as the devil does when he can: using raw force to shut down the conversation. Once again proving Orwell was a prophet.

    Well, not a prophet. This is an old tale.

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  2. She Member
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    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    My leading candidate for such a job is Chrystia Freeland (ironic name), who serves as Deputy Prime Minister (that’s an appointed job in Canada, not one that’s won through the electoral process).  She is a Member of the Canadian Parliament for a Toronto suburb.  She’s appeared on television several times over the past week to announce–among other things–that those private citizens who’ve contributed small amounts of money to support the truckers are liable to have their bank accounts frozen–without any requirement for a warrant–and that the Canadian government is using unprecedented powers to look into the funding mechanisms of the Internet and turn the results, together with hacked data on contributors, over to law enforcement and banks.  (In addition to being the Deputy PM, she’s also Canada’s Minister of Finance.  What a girl!)

    Her name rang a bell with me, so I looked her up.  Her educational background is Harvard, but her career was formed in journalism (she’s married to a NYT reporter), and really took off after the publication, in 2000, of Sale of the Century, a book detailing the Russia’s transition from a Communist to something resembling a capitalist, economy.  Most of her positions from the time seem rational and fairly normal.  She’s obviously very bright, and much smarter than Justin Trudeau (not a high bar to climb over).

    And she’s revealed herself to be a despot:

    I wonder what’s next for this woman.

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    She (View Comment):
    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    Dunno. The response has been almost exactly what you would expect from a moronic little twerp who has never been seriously balked in his life – a full-fledged temper tantrum.  I view him as a male Veruca Salt, and he is behaving just as she would.

    Personally I don’t think its sustainable for the Trudeau government. I think the protestors are winning.

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  5. Flicker Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    Dunno. The response has been almost exactly what you would expect from a moronic little twerp who has never been seriously balked in his life – a full-fledged temper tantrum. I view him as a male Veruca Salt, and he is behaving just as she would.

    Personally I don’t think its sustainable for the Trudeau government. I think the protestors are winning.

    I dunno either, for different reasons.  He’s not just any twit, he’s one of the archetypical chosen twits.

    For a few years now I’ve been struck with the sameness of certain people Trudeau, Zuckerberg, Macron, then Whitmer, and now Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand.  They all seem to speak the same way, have the same intellectual incuriosity, disdain for others, and the same approach to heavy-handed governing.  They even look and dress the same, to my eye at least.  It seems to me that they are even following the same speech scripts, sometimes nearly word for word, with the same ends: divide, demonize, and dominate.

    Now I read that 3 of these 4 (I don’t know about Whitmer) are graduates of Schwab’s Young Leaders Program of the WEF.  It’s as if the WEF chooses incurious, only moderately intelligent, psychopaths for the World’s future leaders, and programs then what to say and do from rough scripts with little variation.

    I just looked up Whitmer and she looks to be WEF as well.  From the WEF web site:

    “Congratulations to the City of Detroit and thank you to all the people who championed this iconic American city as home of the World Economic Forum Global Centre for Urban Transformation,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    Dunno. The response has been almost exactly what you would expect from a moronic little twerp who has never been seriously balked in his life – a full-fledged temper tantrum. I view him as a male Veruca Salt, and he is behaving just as she would.

    Personally I don’t think its sustainable for the Trudeau government. I think the protestors are winning.

    I dunno either, for different reasons. He’s not just any twit, he’s one of the archetypical chosen twits.

    For a few years now I’ve been stuck with the sameness of certain people Trudeau, Zuckerberg, Macron, then Whitmer, and now Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand. They all seem to speak the same way, have the same intellectual incuriosity, disdain for others, and the same approach to heavy-handed governing. They even look and dress the same, to my eye at least. It seems to me that they are even following the same speech scripts, sometimes nearly word for word, with the same ends: divide, demonize, and dominate.

    Now I read that 3 of these 4 (I don’t know about Whitmer) are graduates of Schwab’s Young Leaders Program of the WEF. It’s as if the WEF chooses incurious, only moderately intelligent, psychopaths for the World’s future leaders, and programs then what to say and do from rough scripts with little variation.

    I just looked up Whitmer and she looks to be WEF as well. From the WEF web site:

    “Congratulations to the City of Detroit and thank you to all the people who championed this iconic American city as home of the World Economic Forum Global Centre for Urban Transformation,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    Right you are.

    WRT my own nominee for Despot Canada** Chrystia Freeland, her WEF credentials are impeccable (she’s a trustee), and the implications of it all are discussed in this article, which follows her journey from WEF outsider to political juggernaut and today’s crème de la crème.   (See.  I can do the Frog thing too.)

    Subheading:

    There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view

    I rest my case.

    **They always reverse things like that.  I think it’s the French influence, and the thought that putting things backwards sounds more continental and suave, and less thuggishly Anglo-Saxon.  Thus, you have things like “Transport Canada,” Environment Canada,” “Statistics Canada,” and “Infrastructure Canada.”  Etc etc and so forth.

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):
    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    Dunno. The response has been almost exactly what you would expect from a moronic little twerp who has never been seriously balked in his life – a full-fledged temper tantrum. I view him as a male Veruca Salt, and he is behaving just as she would.

    Personally I don’t think its sustainable for the Trudeau government. I think the protestors are winning.

    I dunno either, for different reasons. He’s not just any twit, he’s one of the archetypical chosen twits.

    For a few years now I’ve been stuck with the sameness of certain people Trudeau, Zuckerberg, Macron, then Whitmer, and now Jacinda Ardern the PM of New Zealand. They all seem to speak the same way, have the same intellectual incuriosity, disdain for others, and the same approach to heavy-handed governing. They even look and dress the same, to my eye at least. It seems to me that they are even following the same speech scripts, sometimes nearly word for word, with the same ends: divide, demonize, and dominate.

    Now I read that 3 of these 4 (I don’t know about Whitmer) are graduates of Schwab’s Young Leaders Program of the WEF. It’s as if the WEF chooses incurious, only moderately intelligent, psychopaths for the World’s future leaders, and programs then what to say and do from rough scripts with little variation.

    I just looked up Whitmer and she looks to be WEF as well. From the WEF web site:

    “Congratulations to the City of Detroit and thank you to all the people who championed this iconic American city as home of the World Economic Forum Global Centre for Urban Transformation,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

    Right you are.

    WRT my own nominee for Despot Canada** Chrystia Freeland, her WEF credentials are impeccable (she’s a trustee), and the implications of it all are discussed in this article, which follows her journey from WEF outsider to political juggernaut and today’s crème de la crème. (See. I can do the Frog thing too.)

    Subheading:

    There’s no need to invent conspiracy theories. The attempt by global elites to subvert local democracy is fully on and in plain view

    I rest my case.

    **They always reverse things like that. I think it’s the French influence, and the thought that putting things backwards sounds more continental and suave, and less thuggishly Anglo-Saxon. Thus, you have things like “Transport Canada,” Environment Canada,” “Statistics Canada,” and “Infrastructure Canada.” Etc etc and so forth.

    Did you really have to mention cream of frog soup.  I’m so hungry.  (Is that French?)

    But seriously, have you noticed not only the governing uniformity, but the physical look and facial expressions?  As one mind.

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  8. Flicker Coolidge
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    Flicker (View Comment):

    Did you really have to mention cream of frog soup.  I’m so hungry.  (Is that French?)

    But seriously, have you noticed not only the governing uniformity, but the physical look and facial expressions?  As one mind.

    And thanks for the heads up a out Freeland.  It does explain an awful lot.

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  9. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    She (View Comment):

    I can’t help thinking that Justin Trudeau, who’s always been a moronic little twerp, is not in charge here, and I’ve wondered who’s actually pulling the strings.

    My leading candidate for such a job is Chrystia Freeland (ironic name), who serves as Deputy Prime Minister (that’s an appointed job in Canada, not one that’s won through the electoral process). She is a Member of the Canadian Parliament for a Toronto suburb. She’s appeared on television several times over the past week to announce–among other things–that those private citizens who’ve contributed small amounts of money to support the truckers are liable to have their bank accounts frozen–without any requirement for a warrant–and that the Canadian government is using unprecedented powers to look into the funding mechanisms of the Internet and turn the results, together with hacked data on contributors, over to law enforcement and banks. (In addition to being the Deputy PM, she’s also Canada’s Minister of Finance. What a girl!)

    Her name rang a bell with me, so I looked her up. Her educational background is Harvard, but her career was formed in journalism (she’s married to a NYT reporter), and really took off after the publication, in 2000, of Sale of the Century, a book detailing the Russia’s transition from a Communist to something resembling a capitalist, economy. Most of her positions from the time seem rational and fairly normal. She’s obviously very bright, and much smarter than Justin Trudeau (not a high bar to climb over).

    And she’s revealed herself to be a despot:

    I wonder what’s next for this woman.

    If we follow the money that backs her, we will get a lesson or two.  

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