Canada’s on the brink of the main attraction of the biggest event that has rocked this nation in a long time.
The Freedom Convoy has inched so close to the capital, one can almost smell the aromatic diesel wafting into the hallowed halls of Parliament.
The truckers are protesting draconian vaccine mandates that stop them and Canadians of all walks of life from earning a living and simply living free.
The convoy’s expected to converge on Ottawa Sunday.
History is about to be made in a spectacular way.
Naturally, the CBC — the nation’s woke public broadcaster that inhales $1.5 billion taxpayer dollars, a good chunk of that from the truckers whose intentions it has grossly misrepresented — is on top of the news.
The CBC combed through 82,500 (now at 88,000-plus) donations to the convoy’s GoFundMe standing at $7 million raised, to deliver a shocking expose in a story headlined: Large number of donations to protest convoy came from aliases, unnamed sources.
Your tax dollars at work.
A legion of CBC employees must have been assigned to research that hard-hitting piece of journalism one could interpret as another feeble attempt to discredit the integrity of convoy, the fund, and countless supporting patriotic Canadians.
“At least a third of the donations to the GoFundMe campaign set up to support the convoy of trucks headed to Ottawa to protest vaccine mandate came from anonymous sources or were attributed to fake names, according to an analysis by CBC News.
“While thousands of Canadians and Canadian businesses have dipped into their pockets to fund the cause, thousands of other donors to the campaign are listed simply as ‘Anonymous.’”
Someone should tell CBC that’s par for the course. Many who donate all fund-raisers do so anonymously because they don’t want someone like, say, CBC reporters poking their noses into their benevolent business.
The reporter revealed that donations made used the names of other people, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie, Fidel Castro, Theresa Tam, Canada’s chief public health officer, and naughty words used as names.
The investigative arm of the CBC swiftly moved to action and contacted Tam’s office, the Prime Minister’s Office, and other donors listed for confirmation on whether they made the contributions.
Seriously, does the CBC think Trudeau is a generous closet patriot?
The CBC supposedly unbiased reporter also wanted to know “what, if anything” GoFundMe plans to do about the “violation of its terms and service” regarding “the Freedom Convoy’s page using invented names or the names of other people.”
As for using no names at all, the CBC, that bastion of openness and accountability would never use anonymous sources. Oh wait, it does that all the time.
That’s acceptable media and CBC policy, but people who donated $5 or $10,000 to the truckers must be outed, denigrated, hauled into the public square, and perhaps even flogged, because surely, they are supporting something really, very sinister.
Meanwhile, a most unfortunate turn of events will prevent Trudeau from meeting with throngs of Canadians from all corners of the land.
You can imagine how disappointed he’ll be to have to miss a magnificent opportunity to finally, for once, shine like a strong leader of this great nation.
Apparently, Trudeau came in contact with a phantom someone somewhere who tested positive for COVID-19, so must isolate for five days.
Darn. What wretched luck.
What are the odds?
There’s not been even one report of COVID-19 exposure among the tens of thousands of truckers and supporters that have mingled and been in close contact for the past several days.
Nope, no details on who the COVID-19 infected someone is who put Trudeau in jeopardy, or on how they are doing.
Our condolences to the double-vaxxed Trudeau who also got a booster shot.
Canadians need to know — where do we send cards and notes of support to our beloved prime minister? A vacation spot like Tofino or Costa Rica?
His home silly.
“I feel fine and will be working from home,” Trudeau tweeted.
But health authorities have been telling Canadians that if they’re asymptomatic, there’s no need to stay home and isolate.
Perhaps Trudeau should rethink the isolation decision and man up to face the massive convoy he called a “fringe minority” with “unacceptable views” that do not represent Canadians.
Speaking of home, the usual suspects who can’t resist stirring up trouble at environment, and all other protests, will be crawling out of mom’s basement or their lairs in the woods, to inject themselves into the planned peaceful protest.
They’re gonna have to clean up if they want to pose as truckers and wear something other than the usual black attire and hoods and masks that hide their identity.
Some will be easy to spot. They’ll be the ones with small animals nesting in their hair.
They’ll have crazy eyes and vocabulary naughty enough to make the truckers blush.
They’ll be the pansies who torment people in other peaceful protests.
Our truckers, who are heroically fighting for Canadians, will crush them with the tips of their thumbs if they get out of line and try to make the convoy and Canadians behind them look bad.
But count on it, these losers will try.
And the likes of CBC will breathlessly give them credibility — but won’t bother to find out their names.
Slobodian is the Senior Manitoba Columnist for the Western Standard