Canadian ‘Woke’ Mob Blames Trump for ‘Freedom Convoy’
The protests saw thousands convening in Ottawa
Canadian leftists and corporate media outlets blasted the “Freedom Convoy,” accusing President Donald Trump and the “alt-right” of fanning the flames of the protests.
The protests against civil rights abuses have seen thousands convening in Ottawa, the national capital, to demand the federal government lifts mandates.
Despite massive amounts of protesters in Ottawa – and Toronto, Quebec, Vancouver, and crossings all along the southern border, there have been very few incidents of violence.
Yet police sent out a warning, despite the facts.
As Neon Nettle reported:
Ottawa police have warned supporters warned those supporting the Freedom Convoy protesting truckers that they face being arrested
The warning came in a Twitter post issued shortly before 2 p.m. Eastern time that declared:
“IMPORTANT: Anyone attempting to bring material supports (gas, etc.) to the demonstrators could be subject to arrest.” Enforcement is underway.”
Meanwhile, the head of the radical leftist New Democratic Party, Fidel Castro sympathizer Jagmeet Singh, attributed the popularity and success of the “Freedom Convoy” to “Trumpism” and “foreign actors,” without evidence.
“The spread of Trumpism into Canada must be stopped,” Singh declared on Twitter, encouraging followers to join his campaign to “shut down U.S. interference” within the convoy.
His party’s website blames, among others, Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Fox News, and the “alt-right” – a term popularized in the 2016 election and largely out of use to describe any political group today – for Canadian anti-mandate protests.
“It is time for national leadership – the federal government must contact the U.S. administration to shut down funding coming from the U.S.,” the New Democrats declare.
“Add your name to protect our democracy by shutting down the flow of foreign funding coming from the U.S.”
Columnist Gary Mason adopted Singh’s terminology and branded the Canadian civil rights protesters as “alt-right,” describing the entire concept of “freedom” as having been hijacked by extremists and no longer legitimate.
“Freedom, as an ideology, has been appropriated by the Make America Great Again (MAGA) wing of the U.S. Republican party. There is a strong MAGA fan base in this country, apparently with prominent supporters such as Candice Bergen, the new interim leader of the federal Conservative Party of Canada,” Mason lamented.
“Undated photos circulating on social media appear to show Ms. Bergen sporting a camouflage MAGA hat.”
“The word ‘freedom’ could be found on most signs being touted by the protesters. For many, it’s a word that has become code for white-identity politics and the far-right’s weapon of choice in the culture wars,” Mason asserted.
The Edmonton Journal published a similar column comparing the protests to the January 6 incident.
“It became clear early on that the convoy’s leadership was a partisan mix of anti-science, anti-vax, libertarian cranks, with a wholly overblown sense of their importance,” the column read.
“Calling for a Jan. 6-like overthrow of the Canadian government, issuing pretentious twaddle in the form of demands, and carrying around Nazi or Confederate flags will not — fortunately — win the hearts and minds of most Canadians.”
The Washington Post also seized on calling the trucker convoys “Trumpian” on Tuesday.
“Canada is becoming an unlikely symbol of the radicalization of the anti-vaccination movement in the West that shares more than a few similarities with the militancy of Trump Republicans,” the Jeff Bezos-owned publication claimed.
“Parallels to the January 6 insurrection may be limited in Ottawa — protesters are not knocking down the doors of Parliament.
"But anti-government slogans flooding Ottawa’s streets suggest similar grievances, even as their trucks serve as a flashback to the Trump caravans that menaced U.S. highways during the 2020 campaign.”
President Donald Trump on Friday issued a statement in support of the truckers.
“The Freedom Convoy is peacefully protesting the harsh policies of far-left lunatic Justin Trudeau, who has destroyed Canada with insane Covid mandates,” Trump said in his statement.