The text below is a direct excerpt from Marty’s Bent issue 1163: “If at first you fail to label peaceful protesters as ‘terrorists’ and take their money by force.” Sign up for the newsletter here.
Well, that quickly escalated. We’ve covered the Freedom Convoy in Canada for the past few weeks. When we first wrote about the subject, GoFundMe had stopped a campaign dedicated to the cause after coming under pressure from the Canadian government. In light of this, bitcoiners sprang into action to launch a Tallycoin campaign so that organizers could receive funds directly into the wallets they controlled, eliminating the possibility of a trusted third party freezing and seizing the funds. Over the past week, this particular campaign has garnered a lot of press attention, as many people around the world have sent in billions of satoshis. Highlight the added value of bitcoin compared to the traditional monetary and payment systems that dominate today.
Fast forward to today, the Freedom Convoy grows stronger and stronger as truckers and those who join them successfully block critical trade routes to send a message to those in power in government Canadian message; the protesters really want their rights back. They dig their feet in and force the issue while using peaceful means of non-violent protest that sends a message.
The actions taken by the Canadian government to invoke its Emergency Measures Act, which has not been invoked for many decades, to give banks full discretion to freeze and seize funds held in bank accounts and target Bitcoin crowdfunding campaigns to raise funds are nothing short of blatant authoritarianism. This decision is particularly rich coming from a Prime Minister who asked his compatriots to #ThankATrucker less than two years ago.
That Justin Trudeau flattered working-class truckers in March 2020 at the start of the pandemic and has now openly declared war on them is indicative of Trudeau’s character, which is thoroughly parasitic and opportunistic. In March 2020, it looks like Trudeau was able to recognize how integral the trucking industry was to a well-functioning economy. By now, with the luxury of hindsight, it seems pretty obvious that this move was nothing more than political expediency. After two years of shutdowns and a gross excess of government power in the area of bodily autonomy in the form of mandatory experimental vaccines, truckers and many other Canadians have decided “enough is enough” and are taking matters into their own hands using their position as a vital part of the Canadian economy to send a message; “If you want the economy to work well, you better make sure we are able to live free and make decisions for ourselves.”
This message does not please Justin Trudeau. He is determined to make sure everyone is double pricked and sufficiently boosted even though the virus appears to be endemic and the prevailing variant of the day is producing fewer symptoms than the common cold. Those who don’t want to accept this because they are able to see that the vaccine harms many people, they already have natural immunity, they are just willing to take the risk of catching the virus and fighting it off, or have been fully vaccinated and boosted, but don’t think it should be mandatory, are turned into enemies of the state.
Taking the leap of labeling those who help raise money for peaceful protest as engaging in “funding terrorism” is some of the most chilling Orwellian rhetoric your Uncle Marty encountered in his lifetime. Especially considering that he comes from a Western democracy that claims to be a bastion of freedom.
The chilling nature of Trudeau’s unwavering insistence on warrants makes it hard to believe he isn’t heading into bully territory. However, this should come as no surprise given that he was a young global leader of the World Economic Forum and was one of the biggest supporters of Build Back Better™, a communist movement pushed hard on the masses by the WEF itself. Trudeau does not really serve the Canadian people and he never has. He serves the unelected supranational power brokers of Davos who want nothing more than granular control over the global economy and every breathing man, woman and child on this planet.
The stakes for freedom in the digital age have never been higher. Those bent on rounding up cattle in a digital panopticon are stepping up to the plate and trying to brutally force their game plan on the common man as quickly as possible. It is imperative that anyone who wants to live free in Canada keep up the pressure. Don’t let these scare tactics deter you from reaching your end goal, to live a life of dignity, free from the control of psychotic officials. Times may seem bleak, but they are so unleashed as your efforts prove extremely effective. You are now locked in a war of attrition with an enemy that looks more like a tyrannical coward on the world stage day by day. It’s only a matter of time before you get the freedom you so desperately desire.
And regarding the emergency orders that have just been issued; there is nothing they can do to prevent you from receiving and sending bitcoins peer-to-peer if you hold your keys and run your own nodes. They can tell the banks to freeze your funds. They can tell Tallycoin to deny their front-end services to particular campaigns. But the only way they can stop you from signing your private key to broadcast a bitcoin transaction on the network of distributed nodes around the world is if they find you and physically stop you from doing so. If enough Canadians have their private keys, this effort becomes a logistical impossibility. They may get some of you and try to send a message, but they can never get you all.
Long live the revolution!