Posted On: Friday - February 25th 2022 9:20AM MST
In Topics:   Globalists  Liberty/Libertarianism  People's Revolt
(I'm pretty bad with this part of history, so I had to look up the handle of this Unz commenter to realize he was the 14th century Turkish/Mongolian conquerer of a bunch of western and central Asia - Tamerlane. Mr. TheLame or Timmy won't do.)
Even with a dozen posts or so on the front burner, I want to get to the slightly more current ones first. This post is a cut-and-paste job from this commenter who participated in a fairly civil (as much as can be had with some people) thread under the Ilana Mercer* column Good vs. Evil: Canada’s Truckers Battle Justine Trudeau for Us All
Tamerlane's comments are more optimistic than most views I've read of the results of the Canadian trucker protest. I can't insert all the comments, even just between Tamerlane and one PeterAUS (I assume, an Australian), as it'd be too long. I'll just put 3 of this best ones here, in order, and you'll have to go to that thread to read some context. This is verbatim:
I wrote a lengthy narrative as to the provenance of the convoy while many readers of this site were in mild confusion about what really was going on. You can access that through my comment stream if you are so inclined.Next:
I will just state the Cliffs Notes version for my reply. They didn’t plan for the situation to evolve as it did. They are not revolutionaries and had no leadership structure because it was basically a joy ride to show their displeasure.
They were shocked by the grassroots support that they accumulated along the way as well as the international support that cascaded in. They stumbled into what a big brain scholar would call a “tide of history”. Then they were honour bound by this support to hold the line and get some basic results.
Being honest salt of the earth types, they then figured that having a meeting with the top SERVANT of the people or someone authorized to make a decision was in order, a little give and take and they will merrily turn around and go home.
They didn’t realize that they had tweaked a global monster’s face, and a monster is not human. And the rest is what we observe today. Faced with overwhelming odds, they still decided to defend. An American might compare it to the Alamo, a jew to Masada.
Either way, their honour is intact.
Yes, I agree with your points and fair commentary and so will try to respond as I see it without the box method. Well first of all, your question about did all who support the Truckers join the protest is an unfair observation because of among other things there are obvious geographical limitations. I think that they even got support from Tibet.And, lastly:
But if you looked at the donation explosion and considered that to be a form of joining the movement, well then yes. As one of the eventual leaders explained in an interview, they set up the GoFuckMe account expecting maybe $40-50K in total to offset costs for fuel and repairs and within a couple of days they had $150K and realized that this was getting serious. Of course you know that in 2 weeks they had $10 million, got screwed and the GiveSendGo collected same that amount in a few days. I consider sending money to be joining. Of course being Doxxed makes it official-ha!
Now about honour not being enough in a fight I disagree. There are many problems someone would have to take that stance. The most obvious would be that then only winners are honourable. A purposely poor example I will give is if a drunken brute husband pummels his long suffering wife, is he the honourable one? Actually that might even work as a metaphor.
To answer your last query, yes they will fully support everyone incarcerated and reimburse everyone involved for lost wages, costs etc… $10 million will easily cover it. It is in the lawyering stage right now and if there was a single tiny shred of humanity in the system it could be resolved in a humane fashion now that the Golem got his way. But evil people don’t roll that way. They enjoy inflicting suffering and wallowing in ghoulish vengeance. So we will see.
I personally think that they won great victories though they may not even realize it themselves. A lot of normies now realize that the (child) Emperor has no clothes. The useless media moved closer to total irrelevance. The goons will see looks of contempt coming at them from even kindly old ladies. Oh, and it may not even be over yet!
All right, I see that am in the proverbial “a fool can ask more questions than a wise man can answer” scenario so let me just make an observation. You seem to frame everything into a military context of tactics, supply procedures etc.. added to a supposed real life example in your own environment so I don’t know if you are ex-military or just a Warcraft nerd projecting real life.These comments are anything but lame. It is a pretty optimistic take, though, with the assumption that Canadian governments still feel a compunction to obey courts of law and such. I hope Tamerlane is right. If so, this is very encouraging. The American trucker convoy gathered for the start in Barstow California a couple of days back and is heading east, to meet up with more convoys coming from other directions. Give your support any way you can... well without getting your money ripped off by the government.**
First off, I thought that we agreed that this was not a planned insurrection let alone an armed one so all your useless questions about logistical contingencies are moot. Totally.
Support within 60 km? Did you perhaps read about the numerous blockages along the span of 3000 km that took place and are still taking place at this time? Did you see people hanging off bridges all through their route? Did you see the non trucker protesters marching through Toronto yesterday? It is called an organic insurrection. It is people who haven’t heard of , let alone read Bukhanin, Bukharin, Lenin, Rousseau, Hobbes or even the idiot Unabomber but know when they have been fucked over and decided to act, tragically as it turned out thinking that they had a responsible government.
Don’t you worry your pretty little head over the legalities, there will be a tsunami of civil suits. With all the video, supported by witnesses and iron-clad chapters from the Charter a lot of them will be successful. The Fed’s lawyers will throw in terms so as to not disclose the details and thereby contain the outrage. The media of course could miss the stories entirely.
The Trucker’s legal entity is filing Federal Charter suits as we speak. This could have very important consequences for the system.Very important if it eventually proves that we are not sovereign citizens. At this point it is the law arguing against the law. No room for nefarious influence.
So you see friend, pending the eventual outcome, the Truckers could have theoretically won the biggest battle for citizen’s rights in Canadian history!
I attended the huge pro-gun rally in Richmond, Virginia in January of '20, and Mr. E.H. Hail attended the anti-mandatory-vax rally in Washington, FS, just a month ago. Yeah, we perhaps both got lucky to go to events that had no agent provocateurs and weren't picked on as "examples to discourage the others" by the Feral Police State. There is something really exhilarating about participating in something big, after spending time reading and writing about all the grief. It must be a great feeling to be in one of those big rigs headed east!
* I used to read her writing regularly, but she has turned me off as of a couple of years back. She seems to be one of those all-too-typical Libertarians who are not Conservatives, in particular by having no clue on racial matters.
** That's the subject that Alarmist brought up in comments, resulting in a post to come shorty.