Trudeau’s faux mandate-slackening was quite a depressing thing for me. Like his father’s application of the Metric system, it was a signal that what was a right and an integral part of our culture, history and laws, are subject to fiat and convertible to privilege.
(Some Canadians might remember that when Trudeau implemented the Metric system, he made it an imprisonable criminal offence to measure goods and do commercial traffic in the Imperial system)
In other words, while as free people we always had the right to come and go within and without our own nations, now they have become whims of the state, the right of movement to be doled out based on how well we adhere to government diktats or more likely, conform to the evolving state ideology of communism/progressivism/socialism/woke.
I remember something Ronald Raegan said when a high ranking American official defected to the Soviet Union. An exceedingly rare event compared to the other way around, but nonetheless it happened at least once. When asked about it by a reporter, Raegan answered: (From memory) The United States is a free country. People may move to wherever they wish. This man may find the Soviet Union is not so generous.” Something very much like that.
Last night I felt i needed to do something just for me to deal with the closing darkness of authoritarianism, even when it lets slack the leash, as it reminds us that yes, there is now a leash. So I made this video. Please watch and enjoy, or skip it as a triviality.