Moonbox Posted October 19, 2022 Report Share Posted October 19, 2022 7 minutes ago, Zeitgeist said: So? Does that warrant martial law? Does it warrant character assassinations and freezing of bank accounts? No, I don't think it does. Though you're making a fair point, calling it martial law doesn't do you any favors. The use of the Emergency Act on the trucker protest was a joke and should never happened. That doesn't mean that the protestors should have been allowed to stay as long as they did, but that's part of the problem. It's absurd that these protests somehow couldn't have been cleared/moved earlier without opting for the nuclear option. 7 minutes ago, Zeitgeist said: Occupy Wall Street and the BLM occupation in Portland was tolerated. Buildings were burned down and people assaulted during the BLM protests and most people basically accepted this rage and listened patiently to the cries to defund the police. 🥱 "but but but BLM and antiiiifa!" This is just lazy whataboutism and deflection. Neither of these were Canadian protests nor did they have anything to do with the Trucker Convoy. The differences among all of the above are stark, but debating them serves no purpose other than to derail the topic and turn it into more culture-war bait. When you say these protests were "tolerated" or "basically accepted" that's pretty vague and misleading, but what I suspect you mean is that the participants weren't getting skewered in public opinion like the Truckers. That's not on anyone but them. The organizers were idiots and whatever genuine concerns (specifically economic) they had were drowned in moronic anger and conspiracy theories that people were exhausted listening to. 7 minutes ago, Zeitgeist said: The learning from government’s response to the Freedom Convoy is that government can impose and maintain drastic measures and put down opposition to those measures without so much as an explanation or compromise. Problematic. Yes. This is something that Trudeau should probably pay for, and we should get a very clear idea of what on earth went wrong to lead to it. 1 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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