We have talked several times about the great political shift that is happening right before our eyes.
It is too early to tell who comes out on top, but it is starting to feel like the good guys are winning.
1- This is a very long piece but it is worth a read. We have become used to the terms “elites” and “working class” or even “red states” and “blue states”.
Writer N. S. Lyons gives us another way to think about the current divisions: Physicals and Virtuals. Using these terms, Lyons explains the current situation in Canada with the Truckers (Physical) and their battle against the communist Prime Minister Trudeau (Virtual).
Reality Honks Back
QUOTE: The Virtual class can’t move the trucks. Smears alone can’t move trucks. All the towing companies in Ottawa have refused to move the trucks. Because, surprisingly, it turns out tow truck drivers also drive trucks for a living. There aren’t enough police to seize the trucks, because the rank and file police in Ottawa have been taking all of their vacation and sick days, mysteriously not showing up for work, or simply resigning. It turns out that police officers tend to also be part of the Physical class, and class solidarity may actually be a thing.
Meanwhile, even the narrative reframing trick – which usually works great – has been failing. There’s simply been too wide a gulf between what citizens have been told and what they can see with their own eyes. Sympathy for the truckers’ cause actually seems to have grown.
More than half of Canadians now oppose continuing to mandate vaccines, and two-thirds now support removing COVID-19 restrictions. Multiple Liberal MPs have turned on Trudeau to speak out against his approach. Five provinces have now moved to end pandemic restrictions, including Ontario.
No matter how desperately Trudeau has scrambled to change the narrative, he hasn’t yet succeeded. Even a gambit to threaten the truckers with having their children removed by child protection services – presumably to make it easier to instigate a narratively convenient violent confrontation – has only led to backlash so far. Relentless discipline by the truckers has provided him with almost nothing to work with.
QUOTE: The great Honkening of 2022 has already been revelatory to people around the world. It is the climax of a process in which all the divides in society, including between the “Physicals” and “Virtuals” I’ve described here, have been revealed by the pandemic and governments’ responses. At the same time, the pandemic served to clarify the continued reliance of the Virtual class on “essential workers.”
The revelation of the exceptional vulnerability of modern supply chains has demonstrated very clearly to everyone paying attention that the Physicals still possess tremendous power of their own as long as they are able to act in unity and solidarity – or as many signs at the protests have pointed out to the Virtuals: “no truckers, no food.”
QUOTE: So expect the Virtuals of the ruling class to double down on trying to exert control, moving with all haste to develop new and innovative methods of information management and coercion to try to eliminate every human vulnerability from the machine. Self-driving truck startups are about to have an excellent next funding round.
But at least in the near term it’s Physicals like the truckers that have the advantage. They are the ones with the real leverage, and now they know it.
Trudeau and co. just better hope the workers don’t start reading Mao like he did in his youth, or they’ll learn all about how that revolutionary managed to win by “surrounding the cities from the countryside.” Or how Mao began his revolution by declaring that “a single spark can start a prairie fire” – but then the Canucks seem to have already managed to do that part already.
2- The Powerless, or the Physicals, are fast realizing that they are the ones who have the most leverage.
The Power of the Powerless Is Real
QUOTE: The growing tyranny in the West has not happened overnight. It did not suddenly arrive at our doorsteps with the Chinese Flu. It has been a nightmare decades in the making. The difference today is that previously slumbering citizens once sublimely content in the normal humdrum of their lives are waking up to realize that the enemies from our past have returned with a vengeance.
QUOTE: Western governments are terrified of their people today. They are terrified of what their people believe, or else they wouldn’t feel compelled to criminalize thoughts as “hateful.” They are scared to death of what their people might say to each other, or else they wouldn’t engage in mass surveillance and blatant censorship. They are fearful of free and fair elections, or else they wouldn’t work so hard to manipulate and undermine them.
QUOTE: Question the lies, and you question the system. Push back against the State’s monopoly over truth, and you cripple the State’s legitimacy. Celebrate individuality, and you fracture the mental prison of groupthink. Live “in truth,” and you erode the control of State dogma. When people realize that they individually strengthen the State by submitting to its lies, people then understand that the whole artifice of the system survives purely through their individual consent. At that point, it becomes obvious that the small number of people at the top of the system is not really in control at all. It is the large population — psychologically abused and tormented by their government — that wields power when it chooses. Once the powerless have this epiphany, they alone control their destiny.
QUOTE: Identify tyranny. Question lies. Resist oppression. Assert truth. Empower the powerless. Destroy the system’s illusion of control. Be not afraid. It’s that simple.
3- Do we have the power to control the money that we earn? Can the government force a bank to give it the money you have in your accounts? It is looking that way in Canada. The Trudeau regime is attempting to force the Truckers into obedience by stealing their money from banks. While we are not offering or suggesting any financial advice, we do find the responses by Bitcoin companies enlightening.
Bitcoin Companies’ Response to Canada’s Request to Freeze Protester Accounts Is Pure Gold
QUOTE: Ottawa Deputy Police Chief Steve Bell, the interim police chief, also said that it’s not over if they manage to clear out the protest in Ottawa; they’re still going to try to go after protesters’ finances for the crime of dissent.
This is not supposed to be what happens in an alleged free society and if they get away with it there, you know where they will be trying this next.
QUOTE: While banks like the TD Bank crumbled like a cheap suit, bitcoin companies gave some great responses to requests from the government to adhere with the new orders under the Emergencies Act.
QUOTE: Bitcoin wallet company Nunchuk announced that they’d gotten a request to freeze accounts from the government, “Yesterday, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice sent us a Mareva Injunction, ordering us to freeze and disclose information about the assets involved in the #FreedomConvoy2022 movement.”
But Nunchuk explained to the clueless government that they don’t hold any money like a custodial financial institution, they don’t collect user information apart from emails, and they don’t hold the keys to any of the wallets — that it’s all private to the user, by design. Please look up how self custody and private keys work,” the company chided the government. “When the Canadian dollar becomes worthless, we will be here to serve you too.”
4- It looks as though there will be a Trucker Convoy starting in California this week. For all the information and the route, visit the website.
American Truckers are launching The People’s Convoy, a peaceful and unified transcontinental movement, on February 23 from Adelanto Stadium in Southern California
QUOTE: The message of The People’s Convoy is simple. The last 23 months of the COVID-19 pandemic have been a rough road for all Americans to travel: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and – not least – financially. With the advent of the vaccine and workable therapeutic agents, along with the hard work of so many sectors that contributed to declining COVID-19 cases and severity of illness, it is now time to re-open the country. The average American worker needs to be able to end-run the economic hardships of the last two years, and get back to the business of making bread – so they can pay their rents and mortgages and help jumpstart this economy. To that end, it’s time for elected officials to work with the blue collar and white-collar workers of America and restore accountability and liberty – by lifting all mandates and ending the state of emergency – as COVID is well-in-hand now, and Americans need to get back to work in a free and unrestricted manner.
5-When almost 60% of USA voters support the Truckers, you know that the powerless are winning.
Poll: Majority of U.S. Voters Support Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy
QUOTE: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked rarely used emergency powers to try to stop truckers who have gathered in the country’s capital of Ottawa to protest government vaccine mandates required for conducting cross border business.
In the United States a poll found that the majority of likely American voters support the truckers — and think a similar protest south of the border is a good idea.
Rasmussen Reports found that 59 percent of respondents support the convoy, including 42 percent who “strongly support” it.
Thirty-three percent of voters oppose the trucker protest against Canada’s COVID-19 restrictions, including 21 percent who “Strongly Oppose” the protest.
6- It continues to be hard for Democrats, who have little to hang their masks on, to live normal lives. Even the “experts” in their own party no longer know how to cure this mental illness. The base has the power over the entire Democrat Party.
They have spent almost three years developing the Covid Cult and they can not let it go. Meanwhile, the rest of the country is gradually leaving them behind.
MSNBC Reporter Admits Democratic Base Doesn’t Want to Go Back to ‘Normal’
QUOTE: This is really a remarkable admission from MSNBC reporter Alex Seitz-Wald, who gave a grim assessment of the Democrats’ challenge in lifting COVID-19 restrictions across the board and returning the United States to some sense of “normal.”
A recent poll showed a whopping 65% of Democrats who believe it “too early to rescind mask mandates” as opposed to just 20% of Republicans who think that way.
It’s more than just getting “their base comfortable” with loosening restrictions. It’s that the COVID rules have become part of the liberals’ identity.
“I mean, for the past two years, so much of the identity of what is meant to be a Democrat, to follow the science, was tied up in masking and following these rules and regulations. And if you didn’t do that, you were you know, a bad person, you were Ron DeSantis, you’re a denier. So, now these Democratic leaders need to get their base comfortable with unwinding all of that,” Seltz-Wald added.
Seitz-Wald is correct. Urban Democrats especially have taken mask-wearing to a whole other level, making the kind of mask you wear sort of like gang colors. That’s not an easy identifier to lose under any circumstances. Beyond that, masks always gave liberals a sense of superiority over the “rubes” in flyover country. They “followed the science” — until the science said something else and then they simply pretended it didn’t and continued to mask up.
Keep praying. It is the single best activity you can engage in. It is YOUR power.
Pray for our country. Pray for the Truckers. Pray for Canada. Pray that we will have good, wise and ethical leaders rise up to win this war.
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