Reflecting on Prime Minister Trudeau’s act of tyranny a couple of weeks ago, some words of C. S. Lewis come to mind.
He said: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven, yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”
Don’t think that this was a misstep by Trudeau. It is what he intended to do. His heart was fully into it. When asked a few years ago which nation he admired. This is what he said “There is a level of admiration I actually have for China because their basic dictatorship is allowing them to actually turn their economy around on a dime and say we need to go green, we need to start, you know, investing in solar.” He was not done. “There is a flexibility that I know [Prime Minister] Stephen Harper must dream about: having a dictatorship where you can do whatever you wanted, that I find quite interesting.”
Ladies and gentlemen, words that only a liberal can speak and get away with saying them. After uttering those words the people of Canada said yes, we want that guy.
Trudeau is not alone in what the left is willing to do when they get their hands on power. We saw glimpses of it on this side of the nothern border also. Just peer into any Democrat state over the last few years and see the extremes they were willing to go to in the name of protecting their citizens from DIVOC-91. The saying goes that when people tell you who they are, believe them. Over the last two years, the left told us in certain terms who they are, culminating in the actions of Justing Trudeau’s crackdown on his citizens, Tianamen Square style.We never taught that we would see the kind of action that Trudeau took in this part of the world against his citizens who simply wanted their lives back.
True the truckers may have taken their actions a little further than they should have, but the heavy handed, dictatorial, police state approach that Trudeau took to quell the truckers protest was truly shocking. What is even more shocking is the ease with which he implemented his Maduro like tactics. He was not bothered in the least. He was proud of his actions and had an air of arrogant satisfaction over what he did to his citizens.
Trudeau should serve as a reminder to Americans why they must never weary keeping an eye on thsoe who find themselves in positions of power, especially those on the lft. The left has a special affinity for Government control and exercising lordship over those they consider their subjects.
Remember that everything they accuse their opponents of, they are guilty of doing. While they love calling their opponents dictators, it was almost exclusively leftist Governors, Mayors, etc who supported and implemented all kinds of draconian measurrs in the name of safety. They also demonstrated that they were willing to use the heavy hand of Government against their citizens to enforce those measures.
While they refused to open schools, many of them were sending their own children to private schools. As they partied away, and danced maskless all over the country, and as they vacationed in states where there were no mandates, they insisted that the citizens of their states follow the rules or pay the consequences. While they talk about voting rights they were willing to bypass many of the voting laws in their own states, using DIVOC-91 as an excuse.
After putting their citizens through the wringer with the stupid, non-scientific DIVOC-91 restrictions, they have stuck their wet spit fingers in the air to feel the direction the politial winds are blowing. Now all of a sudden they are dropping many of their ridiculous DIVOC-91 mandates. These are dangerous people. Make no mistake. Now that they have seen what they can get away with in the name of safety and security; this is not the last that we have seen of them.
Power once gained is seldom relinquished. We have the entire history of the left to see what they are capable of doing. Once again they have told us. They have shown us who they are, and we’d better be prepared for the next time they come wielding at us the power they have gained.