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A personal story: in 1989, in Paris, there was a big parade in Champs-Élysées, to honor the anniversary of the French Revolution. I was a kid, and it so happened that exactly during that time, I was in France. It was my first trip abroad.
My strongest memory as a Soviet kid was not of the exotic liberté but of the fact that there was an unlimited supply of cookies, cake and cheese. The cookies and the cakes left an everlasting impression on me, and I to this day, I remember feeling like I was in cookie heaven.
Today, the memory of my 1989 trip to France feels like it happened in another life. Especially surreal is the realization that the liberté itself seems to be gone. Only yesterday, liberté was printed all over the Western political marketing brochure—but today, the rulers are back to their medieval ways, whip in hand. The idea of freedom is suddenly as exotic and “selfish” as it was in my Soviet childhood—and, as our leaders bark at us, they are not even pretending to care about our opinions. I wonder if it means that in due time, the cookies will disappear also?
I have words for Trudeau, the traitor of all things good. I register my contempt.
Here is a picture of a protester trampled by a horse.
UPDATE: Added two videos below.
For those who are following closely, here is a livestream from the streets.
Here are more reports from the trenches: one by the brave Dr. Birdle, who put his entire comfortable mainstream career on the line to protect the people, and whom I featured earlier in my “Honest People Series,” and then more from Dr. Paul Alexander. Both are heroes.
On a side note, in Canada, the speaker was asked to elaborate on Schwab’s comment about the infiltration of the Canadian cabinet. In response, the speaker complained about the quality of audio and moved on to the next question. (See also this surprising article about the money trail in Financial Times.)
I want to end the story with a simple prayer for love and a Soviet wisdom. The Soviet wisdom is that no matter what the government does—or the size of the yoke they are trying to put on us—they cannot steal our love. During good times and during bad times, our love is ours. There might be challenges ahead but our love will see us through. That is true.
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