If you were following the Finklethink Convoy stuff with any amount of interest, you probably heard some pants on fire cuckservative hand wringing about Trudeau’s invocation of the Emergencies Act. I was far more muted at the time, since I could smell the faint whiff of cuckservative LOLbertarianism in the air.
Let’s go ahead and check in on this tweet, shall we?
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is revoking the use of the Emergencies Act, the powerful legislative tool that was used to quash the protests and blockades that erupted in Ottawa and at border crossings over recent weeks.
“The situation is no longer an emergency,” Trudeau told a news conference.
“We are confident that existing laws and bylaws are now sufficient to keep people safe.”
The Governor General signed off on the revocation on Wednesday afternoon, which formally ended the state of emergency.
It’s almost like him declaring a state of emergency was signally bullshit that didn’t actually matter. As I pointed out earlier, they didn’t need to declare a state of emergency to get any of the actions they were doing. Don’t believe me?
This newsletter has previously pointed out that there’s not really anything authorized by the Emergencies Act that couldn’t have been done using existing laws (blocking a roadway has always been an arrestable offence, for one). On Thursday, a citizen’s group successfully obtained a court order to seize the bank accounts of convoy organizers. Given that this was accomplished with normal processes, it would would seem to cast doubt on why the feds needed the Emergencies Act to do the same thing.
I’m getting pretty tired of cuckservatives impotently whining about shit that doesn’t really matter. There are plenty of politically relevant and highly damaging arguments that can be made. For example, Trudeau supported actually violent pipeline “protests.” Also, Jagmeet Singh LARPed about “defunding the police,” in 2020 before granting them Emergency Act powers now.
So rest assured, cuckservatives are going with the tried and true loser strategy of arguing based on the abstract principle of “muh freedom.” Well that plus a little bit of easily debunked conspiracy theorizing.
It’s almost like these aren’t exactly serious guys really fighting hard for actual policy.