“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