Can it be true? Is it possible? If so, it is too delicious. Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has tested positive for the dreaded Covid-19, the head cold and sniffle over which he's turned Canada into a virtual police state the past two years:
Hysterical, if true. And doubly so because, even as the bought-and-paid-for Canadian media warned, in shrill and hysterical tones, that this was the second coming of Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts; the CTV article "Experts say online conversation around trucker convoy veering into dangerous territory” might have the most Canadian headline I've ever read. The Ontario Provincial Police made no arrests and reported “no incidents of violence or injuries."
The phrase "mostly peaceful protest" became a dark euphemism in the summer of 2020, but this was apparently an entirely peaceful protest. The worst charge the press could hit participants with was a few incidents of people "parking on the grounds of the National War Memorial before police asked them to move."
Canadians like to tease Americans about the outcome of the War of 1812. This is a matter of some dispute, since U.S. textbooks have tended to say that the war's outcome was inconclusive, whereas Canadians' say that they that Canadian soldiers under British leadership beat the tar out of the Americans. "Remember when we burned your White House!" is a phrase this author has heard more than once.
Well, fair play to them. In 1814 they did burn the Presidential Mansion, as it was then called, along with much of the rest of the city in retaliation for the burning of Toronto. Still, that attack on Washington was the occasion of a moment of rare presidential heroism, when James Madison actually took command of troops during the Battle of Bladensburg in the hopes of defending the city, the only time a sitting American President has done so.
Meanwhile, Justin Trudeau, camp counselor, high school drama teacher, and now, amazingly, prime minister, fled (possibly even the country) when confronted by his own citizens pissed off about his policies. What an embarrassment.
Luckily his act seems to be wearing thin with the Canadian public, and the truckers seem to be winning them over:
Who's the "fringe minority" now?