‘The truth is, there is something terribly wrong with this country, isn’t there? Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit. You now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.
‘How did this happen? Who is to blame?
‘Well, certainly, there are those who are more responsible than others, and they will be held accountable. But again, truth be told, if you’re looking for the guilty, you need only look into a mirror.’
‘I know why you did it. I know you were afraid. Who wouldn’t be?
‘War, terror, disease. There were a myriad of problems which conspired to corrupt your reason and rob you of your common sense.’
‘Fear got the best of you, and in your panic you turned to the now Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau.
‘He promised you order, he promised you peace, and all he demanded in return was your silent, obedient consent.’
At least, I think that’s how the quote goes…
Life has a habit of imitating art, so I respectfully ask Hollywood to stop making dystopian fascist futures. Living in them is a lot less fun than watching their hellish lessons play out in the safety of a cinema with an oversized box of popcorn. If we had cinemas anymore. In Australia, they sit at the corners of our shopping centers like mausoleums to the long-dead entertainment industry.
The script of ‘V’ for Vendetta reads like a news update for Trudeau’s Canada. Every hour, the regime takes another unthinkable step. It trends on Twitter. People (mistakenly) think that this, surely, will be the line that makes the rest of the Commonwealth speak up against the savagery of an unstoppable, deluded, arrogant, and zealous government.
Instead, there is silence from the Commonwealth. Silence from the Queen – an entity that is meant to protect her subjects when their government betrays them. Silence from other Western leaders who have turned green with jealousy. Silence from international human rights bureaucracies that sit beneath our global civilization as a safety net full of holes.
The only noise anyone can hear comes from the honking horns and joyous singing of truckers standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Canadian flags rippling in the freezing snow. Their dissent from tyranny is the sound that made it across the Pacific and sent a wave of support to the doors of Australia’s Parliament House.
‘V’ for Vendetta may be one of the most prescient pieces of fiction ever written. George Orwell’s 1984 gets plenty of airtime – as it should – but the story of the West in 2020-something collapsing into a medical fascist State flirts scarily close to reality.
When the film came out in 2005, the Wachowskis were still brothers penning clever screenplays and the West was mostly confident in its global supremacy as a beacon of liberty, prosperity, and peace. Those pesky Islamic terrorists were being hunted and China was a compliant factory floor churning out cheap stuff to gratify a goldfish population. Yes, the world still had its patches of civil unrest, but the scuffles of the third world were not enough to concern the empires of the first, whose cities rose out of the chaos drawing millions of refugees toward a promise of freedom and welfare.
As per the script of the movie, Islamic terror did change the West. More particularly, it created vague terror laws that laid the groundwork for increasing State power to punish politically motivated dissent that could be described as ‘dangerous’. Everyone supported them. We must, after all, keep ourselves safe from the bearded-stone-age-convert-or-die extremists hijacking planes, driving into crowds, blowing up theatres, and beheading citizens on Western streets.
Each moment of fear created a new step toward absolute power. This was the first.
In the movie, the next step was to de-power the cornerstone of Western liberty – America – with a civil war. This circumstance was paralleled in the rise of violent and radicalized Marxist outfits like Black Lives Matter which deliberately incite racial hatred inside an ethnically diverse America. With the goal of usurping the political system, Black Lives Matter took cities hostage, looted, burned, assaulted, and brainwashed the young into their self-destructive cause. America’s civil conflict leaked out into other Western nations via social media, resulting in children destroying their history and heritage without reading a single word of it while naïve adults watched on, too afraid to stop them for fear of being branded a ‘racist’.
In this panic, more laws were created. This time the right to speak freely was hacked off at the neck. Now we may only speak if our words do not ‘offend’ anyone – least of all the government. Free speech has become ‘approved speech’.
In ‘V’ for Vendetta, the government created a virus and released it on its own people to terrify them into voluntarily creating an all-powerful fascist medical state. The leaders responsible for the terror promised that the erasure of civil liberty would deliver ‘safety’.
Reality proved itself to be more dramatic than fiction with tales of bat soup, a leaky viral lab in Wuhan, collusion between the West and a dangerous communist regime, mad scientists pursuing banned gain of function research, and a global cover-up headed by the World Health Organization which just happens to be chaired by a man described as a terrorist in his home country and installed in his position by China.
Faced with this embarrassing mess, our governments rubbed their hands together, gave a casual nod to the bank balances of Big Pharma, and started a relentless campaign of fear-mongering to transform a respiratory virus into ‘the end times’ with salvation sold at the end of a needle.
Frightened people willingly create dictatorships. For those that say leaders like Trudeau were voted in by the majority and can ‘do what they want’ – you are right. The worst dictators in history were all elected by cheering crowds.
When people feel powerless they create power by proxy – endowing an individual or government with supreme powers in the hope that they will vanquish the terror knocking at the door. While this worked in our tribal past where the threat was another warlord, it has become an Achilles’ heel of modern civilization where leaders create phantom threats or use situations that cannot be fixed with ‘power’ as an excuse to turn themselves into living gods.
Neither so-called ‘Climate Change’ nor a respiratory virus can be conquered by politics, but it makes for convincing propaganda.
The United Nations has asked for another trillion dollars to ‘control the weather’ and billions of people agree, believing that impoverishing the world will change the temperature with the same irrational faith as our ancestors held when witch doctors told them to toss virgins into volcanoes.
Trudeau destroying farming equipment, dragging flag-waving citizens across the ice, arresting truck drivers, freezing the financial accounts of political dissidents, stealing money from freedom campaigns, and assigning ‘ticks’ and ‘crosses’ to his citizens is as offensive to ‘science’ as French President Macron’s address was to the Yellow Vests from his velvet throne inside a palace.
‘V’ for Vendetta is not a perfect copy of 2022.
There are notable points of difference, the first being that the internet group Anonymous, which has appropriated iconography from the movie to promote its digital terrorism, is led by a self-declared supporter of the fascist state – publicly outing themselves on Instagram as the entity that hacked one of the Freedom Convoy fundraisers.
The second point of difference is that Hollywood, its actors, directors, and most people involved in the ‘V’ for Vendetta project are all firmly on the side of the Big Brother health dictatorship. While they pretend to fight authoritarianism for a pay cheque, the ‘art scene’ is actually a willing arm of propaganda. So much for the misfits and radicals that thought they would be on the side of liberty.
Thirdly, and most importantly, those standing out on the streets fighting for liberty are not masked vigilantes hiding behind anonymity. Governments are facing the unmasked working class – the mums, dads, and kids who are unafraid. It is a rebellion akin to the old pitchfork revolutions where the brave, valiant, and ‘doomed to fail’ are prepared to put themselves on the line and force the government to reveal its sinister intent in front of the cameras.
What seems like a loss now is really a victory – for who will ever look at Trudeau the same way after what he did in Ottawa? The memory of his actions will eat their way through his regime and one day – cripple it.
The Freedom Convoy is not a collectivist revolution of anarchists – it is a restoration.
Citizens waving flags and singing in front of their Parliament are not there to destroy ancient government buildings like in ‘V’. Today’s freedom fighters see their buildings as symbols of everything they have lost. They want those buildings emptied of corrupt career politicians addicted to power and furnished instead with genuine servants of the people.
Trudeau branded the Freedom Convoy ‘terrorists’ while he sat inside Parliament, defacing Canada’s political history with crimes against his own people. If there was a revolution, it was conducted in secret by the world’s leaders under the cover of Covid and in collusion with each other.
Who will forget police around the world throwing women and children to the ground while they sing for their liberty, draped in their national flags?
Who will be remembered as the hero of history – despot dictators afraid of their own people, or the working class prepared to give up everything to salvage nations that reduced human beings a subscription to Big Pharma…?
At the height of the Victorian protests in Australia, an ex-police officer turned his back on the crowd and faced his old colleagues.
“The ‘thin blue line’ is a layer of protection that is there to protect the good, hard-working, decent citizens of Victoria from those that seek to do them harm. Now, what I am seeing, and what many have seen but have yet to grasp, is that those who seek to do them harm are in that building,” ex-Senior Officer Craig Backman pointed to Parliament House.
“There’s much to risk, I understand that. But we’ve got to start to talk to each other. Start to realise the bigger picture. This is not about ‘jab or no jab’. This is about freedom. This is about democracy.”