Yesterday we posted a couple of videos on the state thuggery that this pub was subjected to in the past few days.
Here is more updates. Below, that, our hypothesis as to how this comes to be.
This next move is genius. They declared the pub an autonomous zone. Obviously they do not expect this to work. Much like pointing out the massive election fraud. But the American people now get a look at how things actually work. Some autonomous zones are more respected than others.
Just about a month before the attacks of 911, In fact on August the 1st, 2001, the city council of Ottawa pulled a fast one on Ottawa businesses, and used illegal means to do so.
Using the now familiar trick of playing with the meanings of words, City Hall banned smoking in all “public places” which meant private businesses and bars and restaurants.
In a move that was similar to banning coal miners from working in coal mines due to the heavy presence of coal, they decided that bar workers, many of whom smoked, needed to be protected from second hand smoke and barred smoking inside for the good of their health. Of course.
And as to public, if as person tripped and fell within the premises, the business owner was liable for it, and if a customer drank too much and got in an accident, or even was arrested for DWI on a random stop, the bartender was criminally liable. So, not so much. public at all really.
It is also important to understand that Ottawa City Council, which was staffed as memory serves, by a lot of far leftists at the time, was invited to speak to New York City Council to explain how they managed to implement this ban.
The bylaw was worded in such a way that there wouldn’t be too much resistance to it, as it offered an out that they, the city, never intended to honour. It said this was for public places but private clubs were exempt. One major entertainment venue on Bank St. Barrymore’s Pub, decided to become a private club and sell memberships and all the other related requirements to be exempt from the bylaw.
But bylaw enforcement came every day and levied ENORMOUS fines, 4 figures in fact, against Barrymore’s knowing that they were operating within the law, but the cost of fighting the tickets would be too much for them.
Keep in mind that only a few years earlier, bars and restaurants had been forced to invest many thousands of dollars into special air filters and circulation devices to comply with previous anti-smoking bylaws.
But a curious thing happened during this period.
A consortium of bars and restaurants who lost on average 30% of their total sales or more, got together and hired a law firm in Ottawa. Not to fight the bylaw, they didn’t think they had a chance. Probably based on some of the illegal tactics the city had already used against them. One example being that in direct contravention of law, the city spent a great deal of public funds advertising one side of a bill before it became law. On the sides of busses and on signs all over Ottawa, there were signs that read something very much like:
“Ottawa is going smoke free soon! Please call this number to support the new proposed law!”
This wasn’t just illegal, this was pernicious. The kind of warp we now see on all issues from immigration policy to free speech now. You MUST go with the state opinion. No other views on an issue can be aired and more and more will become illegal. Just ask Geert Wilders, Marine Le Pen, Matteo Salvini, and these are just leaders of national parties! For the rest of us, well we saw what happened to a mathematician who dared speak election truth yesterday.
But what this group of restaurants did, was to sue the city and all restaurants or bars that became private clubs in order to force them to comply with these regulations.
They did not fight for their own rights. They fought to remove what they saw was an unfair advantage that those who fought the bylaw had, and close them down, or take away their right to be a private club.
And it worked. Most of those places are closed. Interestingly, all the places that had existed before the ban, but were no-smoking establishments also closed. Becuase the city forced the niche market they had on the whole city. So people who didn’t like cigarette smoke before now could go anywhere. A few great restaurants and bars in an area we were familiar with, all closed within months. And the remainder all complained that business was down on average 30%.
Entertainment was gutted. People who go out to see bands, go to enjoy themselves. That typically doesn’t include going outside in -20 C weather every half hour for a rushed cigarette and back in.
Google searching leads one to suspect that the WHO is also behind this global push to ban smoking everywhere. And at this point, by design or evolution, it looks like that was a template for all we see around us now, from Toronto BBQs to Staten Island public houses.
After conversations with Johnny U. it feels like this is worth adding.
The post above is to offer insight as to a strategic operation against the free peoples of the world. But Johnny U. pointed out the equally important tactical method of implementing the strategy. And that is to use regulation to bypass law, debate and all democratic process. Clearly this is what is taking place, and is a conscious and conceived, deliberate process.