Pressurization of the Freedom Protests in Victoria

Pressurization of the Freedom Protests in Victoria

Last December, when Joseph Roberts reminded us of the Nuremberg trials,   PROTESTation at the Legislature took on a life of its own.  Every Saturday since,  has been a big EVENT with crowds of 1000 up to 5000 warm bodies.  Word is out :  we who don’t go along with the SCAMdemic myth, and those who are starting to think for themselves,  arrive for fellowship, for smiles, for touch from normal people and to hear the speakers. 

From the low point of the coldest day of the year – a dozen of us out there the day the fountain froze –  there’s been daily presence on Belleville Street.    Anywhere from 1 lone guy at 6 am, to one hundred on Wednesday afternoons. Flags galore. Honks from most of the big trucks going by.   Many more from cars — 10 to one sympathetic to us

Saturday March 12th the front page of Victoria’s [ pathetic excuse for a ]  newspaper * had a big color photo of John Horgan headlined
 The Premier himself in damage-control mode evidences how rattled are the Powers-that-Be.   The letters to the editor page – echoed by CHEK tv  – is a polutical [ sic ] science case study in how government co-opts newsmedia for stoking hatred = outright  hatred =  against its critics
* Times Colonist

Victoria City Council was so terrified of the rumored ‘occupation’ that they brought in new traffic bylaws.  That dirty trick was played on us, Saturday March 19th.   As I got there, I noticed cops setting up big bright orange pylons a block away from the Legislature,. but didn’t think anything of it.   At 11:30 am, I was puzzled by how few were on site for a day with a scheduled Big GATHERING. 

Around noon, when the MC called for folks to assemble at the steps of the Legislature, the crowd was much smaller than predicted…  maybe 300.    Around 12:30 pm, I got word from folks trickling in, that police were diverting traffic at Belleville, up Douglas,  the main street of Victoria.  Only traffic local to James Bay neighbourhood – where the Rockpile is – was allowed past checkpoints.  Like the analogy of how pigs were corralled in the swamp,   communism came to our town under color of law, one seemingly-polite soft barrier at a time

Speakers had been told to shorten their remarks so the march would go sooner than first planned.  I’m not a fan of appearance by video at an outdoor venue.   Even if they’re not professional,   much more information is gained from live humans,  in what we used to call “the real world”.  These people were outstanding.   Jeremy Maddocks, Dr Chris Shaw and the lady lawyer from Ottawa, –  others whose names I didn’t get – each made it as clear as can be :  The NDP government  smearing us with utter lies day-by-day, attempting to divide citizenry, sez we are now in a full-on crisis.    NOT a health crisis, rather,  illegal interference with basic civil rights.   The veteran who spoke called for everyone to “stand to”. Be ready to do whatever is necessary. 

At 1:20, Christian McCay exhorted: “If the Convoy can’t come to us, let’s go find them and bring them back here!”  The crowd of about a 1000  ( by then )   moved off.   For eight previous Saturdays, traffic going by a rally had been a solid parade of trucks + vehicles,  honking.  Because traffic was so sparse this time, the crowd just took over Belleville Street.  Cops on motorcycles with lights flashing, and walking, fell in to provide a professional police escort all the way up Douglas to City Hall at Fisgard,  then back.    

I stayed put, fraternizing.  At quarter after 2:00,   the sight of Red and White flags en masse,  coming down by the Inner Harbor past the famous Empress Hotel,  was thrilling!    By 2:30 the marchers were all back,  exhilarated,  at the peak of a beautiful sunny spring day. The drum circle was soon in full throat.   More speakers underscored
“this is not over” .  When I left the scene at 3:30, they were warning about Bill 233 : the wording of how communism is supposed to be imposed on Canada.   And not a shot is fired

From two sources, I got the story re a bit of drama unfolding afterwards.    As planning for the rally had been in the works,  for weeks, a guy tried to wrangle use of the WWFR logo for himself.  But been thwarted.  Somehow he’d found out that the organizer had obtained sanction from the Legislature Protocol officer to use the grounds from noon to 4 pm.   He showed up with his own sound system.  A minute after 4:00, he cranked it up,  venting unhappiness from 100 yards away,  personifying the contest going on for moral leadership of the Freedom movement.    Such minor irritants are inevitable in the midst of enormous energies swirling around.     As my old man used to put it: ” Nothing is so useless it cannot at least be used as a bad example. “

As for world famous Convoy, we are starting to wonder.  On the last 3 Saturdays, it was announced from the stage that The Convoy (c)  would roll in the following Monday.   I’m pessimistic that the BC version of  The Bearhug ( c )  has anywhere near the sheer numbers of supporters / vehicles to pull off such a prank.   Then again, as Lenin said   “decades go by when nothing happens. Then decades happen in a week”. 

The lack of moral courage shown by politicians in British Columbia during the SARS2Covid19 nightmare, is one of the ways our institutions failed us.    If you can point me to one single exception, please do.    The medium IS the message. I was on CHEK tv for one minute, explaining that the defiance swirling around the Legislature precinct, is an attempt by dispossessed people,  to convey two years’  accumulated pain to incompetents in power. Horgan Dix and dyspeptic Minister of Misery Farnworth walled-themselves-in behind halfinch Plexiglass / steel security doors at MLA offices, refusing to do the basic duty under the Westminster model of government, i.e. meaningful dialogue with electors.    They take their cue from how their confrere in Auto-Wa-Wa Crime Minister Trudeau dealt with authentic complaints, there.   Terrified, showing their true colors – void of any grace under pressure – the Non-Democratic Pricks resort to calling in minions in the uniform of the state with loaded guns on hips.    The wicked flee when no man pursueth       

The boulevard outside the Ministry of Health at 1515 Blanshard Street is a better spot to reach the public,  on Wednesdays.   I plan to be at the office of saint BonBon Henry at noon.  Not abandoning my friends at the Leg.    Culture jammers have to take a page out of the handbook for guerrilla war.  Being flexible as circumstances change, is crucial

Gordon S Watson

Metchosin  British Columbia

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checkpoint Charlie set up in your town

Thoughtful Analysis of the END THE LOCKDOWN Rallies & Chris Sky’s Strategy by Longtime Victoria Freedom Fighter Gordon Watson

“I went down to the demonstration, to get my fair share of abuse …” **  

Our usual GATHERING at the Legislature. had a bit more bother on Oct 16th.    The presence of cops on scene afterward was payday for the provocateur who’s shown up lately to counterprotest us.      At noon – our meet up time – there were only three of us dissident voices.  But it didn’t matter.   I’ve been coming out for over a year, to have my say, regardless what else goes on.      An important part of our gathering is big hugs all ‘round.  We are a support group for folks who find ourselves anathema to friends / family,  shunned for refusing to buy-in to the official nonsense. After a year in place this group is a beacon … the only game in town ..  an ongoing witness against Medico-Stalinsim.  By 1:00 pm, there were 46 warm bodies fellowshipping on a beautiful fall day

In the last few weeks we’ve been irked by provocateurs such as a guy spraypainting our signs, a skateboarder dressed all in black.  That day,  Victoria police were there in minutes, and took him away. Already in handcuffs, the fool started to fight them!  So, he was wrestled to the pavement. To me, it looked contrived , as if he was putting on a show for dramatic effect.    I suspect antifa.   

We guessed right about the one who showed up week after week,  standing in our ‘midst, holding her sign :  VACCINES SAVE LIVES.    Having seen such street theatre in ‘other movies’ [ my longtime political activism ]   it was obvious the stage was being set for a made-for-media-moment.    Sure enough, on Oct 6th the professional tv camera set up across the street, focused on her.  On the news the next evening, the storyline was : ‘valiant little waif bullied by cranky refusniks’

The clip shown on CHEK TV was a textbook example of how a hit piece is done.  Go out and gather raw footage, then edit it so our group is smeared for criticizing the Central Party Line.    Give the devil his due, though.   The money shot opens with a woman striding down the sidewalk towards the camerawoman screeching  “I am Satan !!”. As crazyhot as it gets.   The intrepid journalists then interviewed the target of the Screecher, namely Nell Saba, the pro-VaXX counterprotester –  afterwards,  in the green room.  So the troublemaker came off as the sweet, cool voice of reason.  Utter nonsense, of course, but the role of the LugenPress is twisting reality for mass consumption.     Several of our regulars won’t come out anymore after that public relations disaster. 

Yesterday, there was a bit of a punchup. Most of us protesting the Lockdown, were within earshot of  20  counterprotesters standing 50 yards away at the intersection.  Usually, the core of our demo. is in the middle of the block, with people spread out, holding signs curbside for the length of the block.  One of our own group, unhappy with how things have gone lately,  chided us for standing at the usual spot.   She demanded we all go to the intersection and challenge the counterprotesters.  I declined to get in to such a petty turf war.   What crossed my mind was what old Georgie Gordon taught us ;
             “you can avoid a lot more trouble than you can get yourself out of”. 

My intuition was borne out within minutes.   Story I got, is  a man sidled up to a woman who was standing at the curb.  He used his body to bump her in to the street. Not sure yet,  if she was Nell Saba, or one on our side.   Jeff Harris then went over to that guy,  remonstrating.   Video taken by a bystander shows Harris being punched first.  Mr Harris then punched back.    Nothing like fresh bright red blood all over a white face for shock value.  The guy who’d done the bumping, that is.  after the scuffle, I went up to Victoria Police officer Kersti, advising her that there are 4 witnesses to what had gone on.  She waved at the security cameras up all ‘round, saying: “It’s all on video”.  The cops did not take formal witness statements.

Witnesses told me a very curious factoid : vis, a black Tesla was stopped in the inside lane on Belleville Street at the very spot when the man bumped the woman into the street.  After the punching happened,  a guy came out of the melee, got in that car and drove away.  Another strand of circumstantial evidence that the altercation was scripted.

Apparently Nell Saba’s sister Rose, is a reporter for the Trawna Globe& Mail.  There you gO: linkage to an employee of the “legacy” media which received $61 million in subsidies, to puke-out the Central Party Line. What an amazing !! coincidence, eh?

In the US of A, the content and style of  The Screecher  [ supposedly on our side? ]  would be freedom of speech in a public place.  But it’s different in Canada.   Both content and her style are at the margin of ‘qualified speech’ in this country.  Because of the decibel level of her screeching,  I’d warned her previously that she was in jeopardy of being charged with ‘Causing a disturbance by shouting’.    To which she sneered :  “This is what a protest looks like”. Direct quote.      One wonders why this woman shows up at the same place and time to hang around with mild-mannered Canadians not on the same page as her?    No doubt that clip will be used as evidence against us in the in-evitable court cases to come

The EVENT scheduled for Saturday Oct 16th in Duncan, was prohibited from convening on the big field by the Aquatic Centre, as we did in previous END the Lockdown rallies.    Instead, participants were directed to stand alongside the highway holding signs. The RCMP told organizer Brian Egan that if any participants actually go on the field,  the school board – which owns it –  will consider them trespassers.  

So the SitzKreig is over.   Word went out from on high that public display of opposition to public health diktats,  is to be stifled.  The NDP administration is doing what thugs in power always do as their house-of-cards comes unglued  — create pretext for gaoling Truthtellers.     “bubble-zones” are to be imposed around schools and hospitals. Apparently, those who work there are so fragile that encountering a message contrary to myth about SARS2/Covid19 will be traumatized … the socalled Minister of Public Safety’ making teachers and healthcare workers “safe”  by outlawing criticism of his government!    Next stage, is … AG Eby calls on the Criminal Justice Branch.      So, discussion of the rationale for official response to the foundational myth of SARS2/Covid19 gets submerged in the criminal INjustice racket.

Not waiting for the ink to dry on the Order paper in the House, Premier Horgan has drawn the battle lines.  However they word it, his no-free-speech zones are an affront to what used to be called ‘common sense’.      The NeeDiPpers know that resentment is festering against their assinine policy.   Unable to admit they blundered badly,   they are hipchecking political opponents in to the briarpatch of the legal racket.    Ever  since GrandWitch Bonnie bleated that our presence on the doorstep of the Ministry of Health headquarters was “unacceptable” –  the pathetic-excuse for-a-newspaper in the province’s capital city the Timely Colonic (Victoria Times-Colonist)  disparages us with letters to the Editor.  The latest one comes very close to breaching section 319 of the Criminal Code :  bringing a definable group into contempt.   That would,  us, walking around UNvaxxed, having the temerity to proclaim ourselves “naturally-immune. The non-GMO control group’ in this vast medical experiment

I can hardly wait to see what the NDP pretends as color of law for their regulation, illegal as it will be ab initio.   As my old friend Doug Christie used to put it:  FREEDOM OF SPEECH   IS   THE ISSUE.  

This old warhorse = moi =  welcomes Horgan’s announcement. It brings the issue to a fine point.  I am soliciting a ‘flying squad’ of individuals who have a good grasp of the right to freedom of expression. If confronting the problem at Ground Zero is your idea of a good time,   contact me.

The URL to a video record on the scuffle at the Leg. on Saturday October 16th. was posted on FaceBook, but I cannot locate it now.     It does show a proVAXX guy throwing the first punch.     But that doesn’t really matter.   Little Miss Saba and her handlers – she’s not on her own doing this — got what they came for. 

Finally : I see The Real Chris Sky (c) trademark is heading West, advertising his trip as the ROSA PARKS 2021 MOVEMENT.  I find it hard to believe that Mr Soccaccia ( real name) and  his handlers didn’t do their homework so as to know that The Real Rosa Parks was a card-carrying commie.     Her notoriety arose from a piece of agitprop sponsored by the Communist Party USA.    One is entitled to ask : is that the inspiration for Mr Sky’s project?

Indeed, he does have some good points speaking to crowds, but the circus that goes on around him – his “new Jersey dude bro thug act’ – disgusts me. . My take on it, is = the cartoon of Sky as celebrity spokesman for the End the Lockdown movement, is from the bag of tricks of Liberal Party ‘attack dog’ Warren Kinsella.  One bit of circumstantial evidence, being Sky’s attack on the People’s Party, at Victoria on July 25th. He was invited to talk on condition he would NOT get political.  But he did, spending 15 minutes of his hour on stage, slagging Maxime Bernier by name. Confer with lawsuit for defamation brought by Maxime Bernier against Warren Kinsella. 

** As Mick Jagger sang back in 1969,  on Let it Bleed

Gordon S Watson

October 17 2021    Metchosin    British Columbia