I have never been more proud of my Canadian roots than during the last few days as I have tracked the “Anti-Vaccine-Mandate” trucker convoy making its way across Canada to its final destination of the national capital of Ottawa to scream out as one against the dictatorial edicts of the entrenched-establishment elites who “lead” the country.
I say that as one who has never been more ashamed of my American and Canadian roots as I have been these past two years while watching tens of millions of hard working and decent citizens instantly roll-over in blind obedience to power-crazed politicians, unelected bureaucrats, and alleged “experts” who systematically locked them down; destroyed their business; isolated and force-masked their children; brutally smeared and even destroyed the livelihoods of any doctor and scientist who dared to question the continually-changing government policies, any possibility of harmful vaccine side-effects, or suggested focused-protection for those most vulnerable; or exponentially raised the death toll via drug and alcohol overdoses, suicides, or patients who missed desperately needed treatments and screenings.
Quite obscenely – mainly as a way to continually drive up their click-bait advertising revenue – much of the mainstream media has constantly featured either “Death-Dashboards from COVID” or precisely how many people have been vaccinated and “boosted.”
Question: Where are their “Lockdown-Death Dashboards?”
That is a real and tragic number.
Is it tens of thousands of innocent human beings; hundreds of thousands; or well over a million?
Is the death of a human being from a politician-bureaucrat-expert ordered lockdown somehow less valuable than a human being who died from or with the virus?
Where are the politicians, the journalists, and the academics demanding to find out precisely how many lives have been lost to the cruel and oppressive lockdowns? Their silence is not only deafening, but enlightening and potentially incriminating.
As the quote attributed to Edmund Burke reminds us: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Well, to millions of worn-down citizens in the United States, Canada, and the rest of the world, it certainly seems as if evil has been triumphing for the last couple of years with no end in sight.
I say this not as one who opposes vaccines, boosters, or masks, but rather as one who deeply believes that a free people should not be forced to take vaccines or boosters against their will, in opposition to their religious beliefs, or at the risk of losing the jobs that put food on the table. Hundreds of millions of people the world over have come to believe that masks, vaccines, and boosters help to mitigate the negative effects of the virus and I just as strongly support their right to “mask and vaccine-up” forever if that is their choice.
That acknowledged, the absolute fact of the matter is that Liberty is being crushed around the world because of this never-ending COVID “emergency.”
Which brings to mind the truism which states: “If you give politicians more power in an emergency, they will create more emergencies to get more power.”
To that very point, while doing an interview with Laura Ingraham on Fox News, former Canadian professional hockey player and Olympic Gold Medalist Theo Fleury said in part:
“For the last two years we've had a prime minister who has vaccine-derangement syndrome where every day he stands up at the stump, and that's all he talks about. He doesn't talk about the economy. He doesn't talk about the supply chain. He doesn't talk about us losing our rights, lockdowns, nothing. It's just straight vaccines.”
Well, another absolute fact is that the mask, testing, vaccine, and booster business has turned into the most profitable business enterprise the world has ever known. To the tune of collectively hundreds of billions of dollars.
Now, there is nothing at all wrong with making a profit in business. But where are those same politicians, members of the mainstream media, and academics to demand to know precisely who is benefiting most from the lobbying, consulting, and advertising dollars which are being spread around the globe and if any of those payments constitute a direct or illegal conflict of interest.
To expand upon the warning from Burke, I would add: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for one political Party or ideology to attain almost complete dominion over the media, academia, science, medicine, and entertainment.”
Quite alarmingly, that fear is now a reality. Via often illegal discrimination, the left now dominates those five essential megaphones in the United States, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and a number of other nations. Such unchecked power and domination can go a long way toward subjugating much of the world’s population in the name of an “emergency.”
Thomas Jefferson – who I attempt to honor and protect from censorship in a book titled “The 56,” which draws parallels to the dangers of 1776 and today while highlighting the Founding Fathers' blueprint for preserving our vanishing Liberty – presciently stressed in a letter to Richard Henry Lee:
“Men by their constitutions are naturally divided into two parties: (1) Those who fear and distrust the people and wish to draw all powers from them into the hands of the higher classes. (2) Those who identify with the people, have confidence in them, cherish and consider them as the most honest and safe…. In every country these two parties exist; and in every one where they are free to think, speak, and write, they will declare themselves.”
Jefferson could not be more correct. With each passing day, more and more of the elites who “fear the people” are declaring themselves to us in word, action, and deed as they seek to draw “all power…into the hands of the higher classes.”
With that power goes our Liberty and God-given rights.
But all is far from lost.
As Mr. Fleury pointed out: "Right now in Canada, we have one of the biggest revolutions happening. And you probably haven't heard about it, because nobody's talking about it, but right now there's 50,000 truckers and about 1.4 million people headed to the parliament in Ottawa.”
Those who control the five major megaphones in much of the world are working overtime to suppress this story. Don’t let them succeed.
Spread the word to protect your rights.
Douglas MacKinnon is a former White House and Pentagon official and author of the book: The 56 – Liberty Lessons from those who risked all to sign The Declaration of Independence -- Before they and the 4th of July are banned.