Because we allow it to.
[The new book] Helpless means so much to those who endured the lawlessness of native protesters gone amok and the racial policing practices that gave rise to what Blatchford calls the “nightmare of fear and anarchy,” and especially to those of us who were arrested, defamed and assaulted when we fought back against injustice and told the stories that Canada’s media, for the most part, would not tell.
I suspect that most readers will have a difficult time believing that it is not a work of fiction, that it all really did happen right here in Canada right under the noses of the ‘watchdogs of democracy’ who were, for the most part, either wilfully blind or asleep at the switch.
The real story of Caledonia is NOT the burning bridge, or the assaults, or the occupations or the smokeshacks.
No, the real story is that a police force, aided and abetted by a provincial government, and the Office of the Attorney General, made a wilful decision to suspend the rights of an entire class of citizens right in front of the noses of every major media outlet in Ontario, not one of whom — to the best of my knowledge — has ever asked what legal authority they had to do so.
But a conservative movement as willingly impotent as the crowd that came to DC on Saturday can’t go on much longer.
At some point it’s going to dawn on them that no matter how much they grovel to MLK and praise his holy name, or how many “conservative” imams they pack their podium with, they still get called racists and Nazis, and their country just keeps slipping further down the tubes.
When that finally sinks in with conservatives, and it may be sooner than we think, things will start to get interesting.