FNC’s Carlson: How Long Before Canadian Trucker Protests Come Here?

Monday, FNC host Tucker Carlson reacted to the trucker protest north of the border, primarily in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

Carlson speculated there was a fear in the U.S. media that those protests could come South. He referred to MSNBC morning show hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s reaction as proof.

Transcript as follows:

CARLSON: “Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose, but your chains.” That’s from Karl Marx, of course. He wrote that famous phrase in 1848. The weird thing is, it’s pretty likely that Marx himself never met an actual worker.

Wait a second. He didn’t spend a decade in a cotton mill witnessing the oppression firsthand? No. Karl Marx never spent a moment in a factory. He was a rich kid who became a journalist. Of course, he was.

But for more than 150 years, Karl Marx inspired generations of other rich kids who also became journalists to repeat his line or variations of it. Over time, workers became working men or working class, and then with feminism, working people or working families, but the idea itself never changed. Ordinary people, wage earners are getting shafted.

So they’ve got to unite. They’ve got to come together for protection and for dignity. This was the idea of course behind the organized labor movement.

And every Democratic President from Andrew Jackson until now has made the very same point over and over again, the noble people of Scranton, you hear it even today.

So Democrats have repeated that line often enough, you would think they really mean it. Do they really mean it? Well, let’s take the test just so you know.

Watch what happens when actual workers, working people from working families who constitute the working class, actually come together as a group to protest how things are going. What happens then?

Does the intellectual class greet these workers as heroes through a parade? Listen intently to their stories? Does NPR do a sympathetic feature on them? Or do self-described progressives recoil in revulsion and horror at the grubbiness of the people who as we used to say, work for a living? Do liberals immediately denounce them as Nazis and called for their suppression by force? That’s the question. What’s the answer?

Well, ask Trump voters what happens, they’ll know.

Or consider what’s happening right now in Canada. Thousands of truck drivers have descended on Ottawa, the capital city, to protest the tyranny of Justin Trudeau’s government. Justin Trudeau does not like truck drivers. He thinks they are revolting.

Justin Trudeau likes private equity barons and tech moguls and other people who give him money. Trudeau is not in Ottawa right now. In fact, he and his family fled when the truck drivers arrived and they’ve been in hiding ever since.

So when the revolution he has been calling for finally arrived, Justin Trudeau wasn’t there to see it. He ran away in terror, kind of sad. So instead, in his place, his friend Mark Carney has been speaking for him. Carney is a former Goldman Sachs executive, who many believe will replace Justin Trudeau if Trudeau ever decides to give up power.

In a recent op-ed, Mark Carney vented his rage of the impudent truckers in Ottawa and anyone who sent the money on the internet, quote: “… anyone sending money to the convoys should be in no doubt,” Carney wrote, “… you are funding sedition. Foreign funders have an insurrection interfered in our domestic affairs from the start.”

Got that? It’s not a protest. It’s sedition. It’s an insurrection.

Clearly, Mark Carney has been watching a lot of CNN up there in Canada and that is why he has included the truckers should be crushed by force, quote: “Those who are still helping to extend this occupation must be identified and punished to the full force of law.” People who sent the money should be prosecuted. If they’re not prosecuted Mark Carney fears quote, “… the constant blaring of horns at all hours will bankrupt our businesses.”

Are you laughing yet? So the very same finance ghouls who cheered lockdowns for two solid years are now deeply concerned that small businesses might be hurt by the trucker protests. Hilarious.

It would be interesting by the way to poll small business owners in Ottawa to see what they think. How do they feel about the truckers? Somebody would know exactly what those results would be, but no one’s doing that poll, of course. Instead, they found an easier way, Justin Trudeau has just ordered police to shut the whole thing down.

How do you do that? How do you stop a truck protest? Simple. You seize their fuel. That’s exactly what police in Canada are doing. Watch.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So, in fact, yes, they are taking fuel away from people as they attempt to fuel their vehicles.

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CARLSON: Okay, so we are through much practice, connoisseurs of irony. So let’s pause a moment to savor the irony here. The very same people told us we had to defund the police are now telling the police to seize fuel from working class Canadians who are trying to stay alive in arctic temperatures. As they used to say in the 1960s, scratch a liberal and you will find a fascist. That was a Black Panther slogan actually. They weren’t entirely stupid. In fact in this case, they were absolutely right.

According to Justin Trudeau, possessing gasoline in the City of Ottawa is now a crime. Now, to be clear, Ottawa didn’t declare the state of emergency because the truckers lit a courthouse on fire, shot someone or leveled a church, BLM did all of those things, but Justin Trudeau strongly supports BLM. He reaffirmed his support the other day.

Here is the problem, and we’re going to let the mayor of Ottawa or Ottawa as it is correctly pronounced Jibowu (ph) explain why peaceful truck drivers pose an imminent danger to Canada.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MAYOR JIM WATSON, OTTAWA, CANADA: It’s disturbing when you see the protests turning into what looks like some kind of a fun carnival where they’ve got bouncy castles and hot tubs and saunas, a complete insult to the people who are putting up with this nonsense for the last seven days, and it shows a great deal of insensitivity.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: They’ve got bouncy castles for kids, growls the childless mayor of Ottawa. Let’s hurt them.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s a dark scene in Truckistan tonight. The kids are on the bouncy castles. Of course, at the same time, their parents are flaunting the authority of the people in charge and that is the crime.

Watch this protester, a white supremacist explain his motives for protest.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where the hell were you? You weren’t there. But, now you want to come out in the freezing cold to oppose my fundamental human rights and freedoms.

I’m not going to have it. I’m a Black man standing beside my brother right here. This is my brother right here and none of you have the right to tell me who to associate with and who not to associate with me because you did not come out and voice your concerns for the fact that Justin Trudeau banned me from leaving this country because of my medical decision, because I made a decision that he did not like.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: Shut up, racist. Go back to Jamaica with your white supremacy nonsense.

By the way, no one in Canada’s government or the media in Canada, which is mostly controlled by the government, is engaging with any of the arguments of people like that. Instead, they’ve gone directly to force as crumbling regimes always do. They don’t have an argument to make, all they have is police power and they’re using them.

Officials in Ottawa just threatened to criminally investigate the California company, GoFundMe because truckers raised about $10 million on the platform. Here is Ottawa’s Police Chief bragging about stealing that money.

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CHIEF PETER SLOLY, OTTAWA POLICE: We have, through the efforts of Deputy Bell, Christian Henow (ph), the mayor and his staff, we’ve been able to shut down the GoFundMe program. That’s a temporary reprieve because the funds are already moving in different directions.

We are now going after supply and fuel coming into the area through investigations and intelligence operations and interdictions, all of which were underway yesterday, fully underway today.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: Intelligence operations? This is a peaceful, political protest. No one has shown any evidence to the contrary. It’s not a drug trafficking or human trafficking operation. It’s not al-Qaeda. These are Canadian citizens who drive trucks for a living, but they’re being treated like a terror group.

GoFundMe announced it would redirect the $10 million raised by supporters of the truckers to charities of its choice, presumably BLM, which it has supported since the very beginning. In other words, GoFundMe plan to steal that money.

They were stopped from doing this, by the way, by a number of American Attorneys General who threatened to sue the companies. So the company backed off and they’re going to refund the money, supposedly. But still, the truckers, the people for whom this money was intended, will not get it.

So, in the absence of GoFundMe doing what it’s supposed to do, others are filling the gap. An alternative crowdfunding website called GiveSendGo has stepped up and raised already more than $5 million for the truckers. How long until they try to shut that down, too?

Some Canadians are clearly worried about that. They’re turning to cryptocurrency. Tally Coin, for example, is a small crowdfunding service that uses Bitcoin. It’s not controlled by banks. That’s the point. They’re hosting a fundraiser for the truckers. Now, why is this appealing? No one can steal the money. No government can pressure anyone to turn the money over because governments don’t control crypto.

Bitcoin goes from person A to person B and all the intermediary does, the company, is connect the two.

It’s pretty appealing and you can imagine the long-term consequences here. If the people in charge, in this country and in Canada, want to make the U.S. dollar irrelevant, they’ll keep acting like this and soon, it will be.

Either way, it’s becoming very clear that the only way around the stranglehold, the technology has on our human rights is decentralization. That doesn’t apply just to crowdfunding, but more than anything to communication. You can’t organize if you can’t talk to other people.

So Facebook, for example, just shut down the “Convoy to D.C. Group,” which had amassed 134,000 followers in just two days. No one is allowed to promote the organization anymore. Facebook, all day today, has been suppressing positive articles about the truckers in Canada. Of course, they are. That seems like a story, but our media have ignored it.

Instead, everyone in New York and D.C. and Los Angeles is cheering on the national security state and its alliance with Silicon Valley as they come together to crush a human rights movement. It makes sense.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Those with the so-called freedom convoy say they’re staying put until vaccine mandates are dropped, the masks come off, and life returns to the way it was.

JAMES MACDONALD, PROTESTER: This whole event has gone beyond just vaccines and it is now about the entire ordeal.

SUZANNE AND PAUL, PROTESTERS: We’re asking for our freedom. That’s all we want.

NEWTON: So, they’ve been free, free to park big rigs right next to the Prime Minister’s Office, free to set up camp in front of the country’s National Parliament. Ottawa Police say they have learned much in the past week, especially after reports of assaults, intimidation and allegations of hate speech and symbols.

SLOLY: This remains, as it was from the beginning, an increasingly volatile and increasingly dangerous demonstration.

NEWTON: And it is spreading like a contagion itself right across the country.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: It’s spreading like a contagion. Now, you knew that CNN was the Praetorian Guard for our ruling class. Did you know they serve the same role in Canada and what other countries? How much money does CNN take from the government of Canada? That’d be worth finding out.

They described what’s happening in Ottawa as a, quote: “violent and dangerous demonstration.” Really? Where is the violence coming from? The only people getting injured or have been injured so far are the protesters, the truckers.

In Winnipeg on Friday, an anarchist called David Zegarac drove his jeep into four people who were protesting vaccine mandates. You’re seeing that on the screen right now.

Zegarac didn’t stop after hitting the people, he fled. Police shortly, they arrested him. Of course, police are treating the incident like a hit and run. Nothing political. It’s not domestic terrorism or anything. David Zegarac, his views, they agree with. He’s a progressive, a true believer. How much is he a true believer?

Well, if you look closely, you’ll notice that Zegarac has his mask on driving alone in his car during the assault, prima facie evidence of mental illness, something you see in this country all the time, and it makes you wonder: If you’re driving alone with a mask on, do you pose a danger to pedestrians? Entirely possible. Someone should fund a study on that. That seems like a big story, especially since it’s happening just an hour from our own border, all of this.

The question is: How long before protests like this come here? Clearly, our media are worried about that. Watch the morning news anchors on MSNBC. They’re deeply, deeply concerned about these uppity working-class people. Watch.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC HOST: Where were these protests when people were required to give their children five vaccines?

MIKE BRZEZINSKI, MSNBC HOST: They were in the doctor’s office getting vaccines.

SCARBOROUGH: They were in the doctor’s office getting vaccines and they were making fun of left-wingers on the West Coast for being loopy anti- vaxxers. Now, they have met the enemy and the enemy, their enemy, is themselves because they’ve become what they hated. It’s a cult.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

CARLSON: So here you have Joe and Mika sneering from their studio in Florida at the freezing wage earners stuck outside in Ottawa in February because they want their human rights. Screw them.

Will Joe Scarborough say that to their faces? Probably not.

Scarborough is famously tough on young female employees. Some say he’s an absolute killer in the office, but it’s hard to imagine Scarborough talking like this if there was an actual Canadian trucker in the room.

Truckers in this country are watching all of this, and you wonder: What do they think about it? What would happen if American truck drivers decided they’d had enough of people like Joe Scarborough and went on strike? What would happen then?

Well, this country would stop immediately, no more deliveries of anything. Over time that would mean starvation for people in the cities, but even in the short term, there would be profound suffering in this country.

For example, and this is something that too few people outside of television even consider, the world’s entire supply of Botox is manufactured on the West Coast of Ireland. That’s a long way from here. In fact, it’s a 4,000 mile long supply chain from the Allergan plant in Westport, Ireland to Jupiter, Florida.

Now, people at MSNBC might not be aware of this, but our country has no domestic Botox production, along with Vitamin C, and antibiotics. It’s one of the lifesaving pharmaceutical products we have recklessly offshored.

So if the trucks stop delivering, the Botox stops coming and suddenly your morning television anchors are going to look like they’re 58 years old, which actually they are.

Could that happen? Is it impossible? No, it’s not impossible. The people in charge aren’t really thinking this through. Most of the time, trends start in the United States and they move north to Canada, but this time, the opposite could happen.

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