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They used to feel the need of adjectives

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has a dire warning for us.

Freedom? Far-right, man!

There was a time when it was “bourgeois freedom” or “freedom to starve” or something. There was a time when they felt the need of some fig-leaf to cover their real meaning – to the masses, and (sometimes, I think) even to themselves. But now, their ‘experts’ proclaim their core belief: “Freedom? Far-right, man!”

I think we should spread this warning far and wide. 🙂

18 comments to They used to feel the need of adjectives

  • Rudolph Hucker

    CBC being such a Useful Idiot is no surprise.

    If you move far enough to the Authoritarian Left (on a left-right) scale then by definition, everyone else is right-wing.

    How about this?

    Canada will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest

    Bullshit Of The Year award candidate? Or worse?

    Toronto: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that his country will always be there to defend the right of peaceful protest, as he reached out to the Indian community and expressed concern over the ongoing farmers protest in India against the new farm laws, the first world leader to voice his views on the issue.


    Freedom Protestors are now terrorists?

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has invoked the Emergencies Act to crack down on Freedom Convoy protests against vaccine mandates and Government overreach over COVID-19.

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has taken the unprecedented step of invoking the Emergencies Act to crack down on anti-vaccine mandate protests.

    Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said at Monday’s news conference that banks would be able freeze personal accounts of anyone linked with the protests without any need for a court order.

    Vehicle insurance of anyone involved with the demonstrations can also be suspended, she added.

    Ms Freeland said they were broadening Canada’s “Terrorist Financing” rules to cover cryptocurrencies and crowdfunding platforms, as part of the effort.


  • john in cheshire

    ABC – Australian Broadcasting corporation
    BBC – British Broadcasting corporation
    CBC – Canadian Broadcasting corporation

    The three harpies or perhaps the three witches around the cauldron screeching spells to harm their enemies.

    New Zealand should be included here but they didn’t adopt a variation of the bbc as their name.

  • Agreed! It is a signed confession of their true alignment! 🙂

  • bobby b

    Knighton lost me with this final para:

    “What we’re seeing is an attack on freedom as a prelude to something else, something darker. They want to create a new aristocracy, but one based not on elite families or even wealth, but one based on race and they don’t want you to question it by demanding your God-given freedom.”

    I agree that they want to create a new power base facially built with race, but only for the votes. The true power holders are and will continue to be white. The “racials” are just the tools used to get and keep them in place. Blacks will only ever escape being the Others when they stop allowing progressives to speak for them.

  • Paul Marks

    It is very open.

    Normally is someone says (for example) “the Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) system is about destroying freedom” the response is “what is the ESG system?” or “do not be PARANOID”.

    But in Canada the response is – Yes! That is what we want! Not just Mr Trudeau – but the Corporate Media as well (it is NOT just the state owned media), they hate liberty and they are open about hating liberty.

    Their vision is simple – their boot coming down on your face, for ever.

    And their education system and their media (Corporate as well as government) is there to tell you that you DESERVE to be a slave – because you are a racist-sexist-homophobe-Islamophobe-transphobe.

    “But Frankfurt School Marxism is just a lot of nonsense-talk to justify tyranny”

    And if Mr Trudeau said today “yes that is exactly what my Frankfurt School Marxist language is – nonsense talk to justify tyranny, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?”

    What indeed?

    He will take your money (your bank account), he (and his Corporate allies) will prevent you running any business, and the government and corporate elite (loyal to the international community – and with nothing hated and contempt for ordinary people) will prevent you having a job.

    Opposition will be death by slow starvation, and by cold – as you will not be able to afford heating (even if you do not lose your home).

    So what do people do about all that? What can they do?

    There are no common values – the “Woke” (Frankfurt School Marxist) establishment elite, have nothing in common with ordinary people – and hate and despise ordinary people. Even if they do NOT really believe in their Frankfurt School Marxist (“Woke”) language – it does not matter.

    What matters is that they have the power – and we do not.

    I hope this changes. And at least now the evil (for it is evil) of Mr Trudeau and his allies is out in the open.

    They are NOT well meaning people who happen to have another point of view – they mean to do ordinary people harm.

    “But why Paul – WHY do they want to do people harm?”

    Because they ENJOY it – because it is FUN.

    Stamping their boot down on your face (and grinding it in FOR EVER) is the most wonderful thing they can think of doing.

  • John B

    Of course Freedom is Far Right by definition – it is about sovereignty of the individual and the innate freedom that incorporates, which is the diametric opposite of the authoritarian cult of the Collective in which the individual exists only to serve the interests of the State, or rather to serve the interests of those who run the State.

    Anywhere other than Far Right, the Centre/Right of Centre, is an intellectual and ideological No-Man’s land, a landscape cratered with compromise, moral failure, lack of values and vision where gutless invertebrates shelter in their dug-outs paralysed, afraid to stand up and fight for individuality.

    Fascism isn’t Far Right, it’s over on Far Left with its ugly twin sister Socialism.

  • Flubber

    This is true. Minorities are just the anvil on which society will be broken.

    James Lindsay explained this very well on his recent podcast with Joe Rogan

  • Flubber

    The future the WEF envisages is a bastardised hybrid of fascism and communism.

    I may sound like a fan boy here but James Lindsay described this very well on a podcast he did recently with Glenn Beck

  • Johnathan Pearce

    The mask (ironic term, given our age) is off. These bastards never really were for freedom in the first place. What they wanted, in all their savage nihilism, was power. Isiah Berlin pointed this out decades ago.

  • Fraser Orr

    We are in a bad spot when “freedom” becomes a “dog whistle” for “white supremacists”.

    I’m not sure I am a fan of what these truckers are doing. It is absolutely fine to withdraw your labor in protest, but blocking bridges and roadways are no more acceptable for freedom loving truckers than for Antifa protesters. However, Trudeau’s reaction is quite simply terrifying. It truly rips off the mask of the very Canadian, nice guy to reveal him more in the mold of Ceausescu.[*]

    “I’ll defend your right to peacefully protest”, as long as your protest is one I agree with. How quickly the monsters of tyranny bare their fangs when they think they can get away with it, or when they feel cornered.

    It reminds me of a phenomenon I am seeing all over social media. Lots and lots of self righteous pontifications about how books should never be banned from libraries. I did what I almost never do and responding by pointing out that there seems to be an inverse relationship between one’s propensity to rage against books being banned from libraries, and raging to demand the shutting down of twitter feeds. Nobody seemed to have much to say in reply.

    [*] BTW, does “Ceausescu” hold the record for the highest vowel to consonant ratio of any national leader’s name? Is this a common phenomenon in Romanian?

  • William H. Stoddard

    We seem to have entered a differently Orwellian world where Freedom Is Nazism. Of course that was prefigured decades ago when National Review‘s review of Atlas Shrugged described Ayn Rand as declaiming, “To a gas chamber—go!”

  • Zerren Yeoville

    I suggest the famous Orwell quote is a little out of date for today’s enemies of liberty. Instead, I give you a more zeitgeisty updated version:

    “If you want a picture of the future, imagine an ethically-sourced, vegan-certified, celebrity-endorsed $500 designer sneaker stamping on a human face – forever.”

  • Paul Marks

    A lot of good comments – I have nothing really to add.

  • Pat Brady

    Sadly very few alive today have any awareness of Magna Carta or the rallying cry of William Wallace rebelling against English tyranny – Freedom.

  • Rudolph Hucker

    Has Canada just won gold in the Winter Olympics for the Backflip Event?

    Canadian Provinces rebel against Trudeau — Quebec says “No Emergency Powers Here”

    Thank the Truckers

    Vaccine mandates have or will end across five Canadian provinces, and at least four of Premiers have also dismissed Trudeau’s call to invoke Emergency powers.

    This includes some of the largest provinces, and within a few weeks, as many as 30 million Canadians out of 38 million, will be free of vaccine passports within their provinces.

    To give some idea of how the Truckers have transformed politics, only two weeks ago the leader of the Canadian opposition was Erin O’Toole. He was dropped on Feb 3 by a large margin with a secret ballot – 73-45. Notably, the first and worst thing that Reuters could say about the new leader Candice Bergen was that she once worn a MAGA hat. She is more conservative than the former leader.


  • Dyspeptic Curmudgeon

    CBC = Canadian Broadcorping Castration

  • Less than 24-hours after declaring wide-ranging powers, including terror finance laws to defund the trucker, Trudeau came to parliament to persuade them to support his move. The video clip, which is not making its way to mainstream media news for some strange reason, shows the Prime Minister being jeered and booed.

    I can quite see that a report of truckers jeering and booing Trudeau might not be ‘breaking news’, but you’d have thought the Canadian parliament doing so – with an observer describing Trudeau as getting “no applause or positive reaction from his own side” – would have been. But not to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

    I guess they are too busy tracking how much success Twitter, Reuters, the WaPo and others are having in persuading the hacked GiveSendGo donors to beg Big Brother’s forgiveness.