This is really getting wild, guys.
Canada announced Wednesday that the Proud Boys will be designated as a terrorist entity along with 12 other groups.
The Proud Boys will be deemed an “ideologically motivated violent extremist group” along with three others: Atomwaffen Division, The Base and Russian Imperial Movement, the government said in a news release.
Frankly, Atomwaffen is a terrorist group, in that they were literally planning shootings and bombings on their Discord server. But they’re obviously run by the FBI. They’re also a satanic cult, as opposed to a right-wing group.
I’m not going into all that now, but that has nothing at all to do with the Proud Boys.
“Their violent actions and rhetoric are fueled by white supremacy, anti-Semitism, racism, homophobia, Islamophobia and misogyny, and unfortunately, often in combination of all of the above,” said Public Safety Minister Bill Blair at a news conference Wednesday.
Government officials say the move will help Canada freeze the groups’ financial assets and criminalize financing, training and recruitment for all such groups.
When asked about the new terrorist designation for the Proud Boys, Blair said that the events of January 6 on the US Capitol did initiate a “political response” in Canada, but that the decision was not political.
“And as disturbing and concerning as those images and those events were, they also provided law enforcement and our intelligence services with a trove of new information in which quite frankly, many of these groups revealed themselves,” said Blair, adding that Canada’s decision was based on “evidence, intelligence and the law.”
Canadian government officials say they know of no other nation that has designated the Proud Boys a terrorist group.
“What I can tell you is over the past several months, basically since 2018, we have seen an escalation and there is an escalation towards violence for this group,” said Blair referring to the Proud Boys adding that, “In the aftermath of the US presidential election we’ve seen an escalation in supports that signal an escalation towards violence in a number of different groups, including the Proud Boys.”
So this allows the Canadian government to treat the Proud Boys, or any other right wing group, the same as they would Islamic terrorists.
This is of course what the US government wants to do, and is in the process of figuring out how to do. We have an entire hundreds of years old legal system that prizes personal freedom, so it takes longer to destroy. But eventually, they will be able to kidnap and secretly detain you if they think you are involved in terrorist actions relating to the spread of disinformation regarding the election or the deadly coronavirus.
That is obviously the direction that all of this is heading towards: full on Bolshevism.
But hey – at least you protected the rights of Google and Amazon.
You win some, you lose some. You lost the fight to protect the American people from abuses, but you managed to protect the rights of billionaires to not pay taxes on their unregulated monopolies.