In political circles the narrative is that the Freedom Convoy protesters hold unacceptable views. This is a great sound bite for the news but doesn’t really explain what is and is not acceptable. As a public service I have accumulated statements from politicians and media to compile a list of acceptable and unacceptable beliefs.
|Acceptable Belief||Unacceptable Belief|
|Cotton has magical powers; when held over your face it forms an impenetrable barrier to viruses.||The engineering is clear. You can’t stop a 0.1 micron particle with an 80 micron filter.|
|Children need to be vaccinated or they will all surely die and it will be the parents fault.||Children should not be part of an experiment to test a treatment that only benefits adults.|
|The Government is the final arbiter of what you do with your body.||Handing the most fundamental right of bodily autonomy to a group of homicidal sociopaths is the worst decision in human history.|
|Lockdowns are the only way to protect us from a virus. If only everyone had obeyed this would have been over in 2 weeks.||Forcing unemployment on bar and restaurant staff is not an antiviral. It is just plain stupid.|
|Lockdowns saved millions of lives and should be used every cold and flu season.||The science is clear. Lockdowns have almost no effect on the spread of an airborne virus. The overall deaths were increased by lockdowns.|
|The legacy media in Canada is the only reliable source of information.||600 million dollars in tax money was used to buy media silence and cooperation. Trudeau even brags about it on camera.|
|Multiple boosters every year for a disease less deadly that influenza is the smart thing to do.||Multiple boosters every year for any disease is insane. It is just proof that the vaccine does not work.|
|If everyone had just listened to government the virus would have disappeared already.||No virus with an animal reservoir has ever disappeared. COVID will never go away.|
|My safety is someone else’s responsibility. There is no hardship that I can impose on them that is not justified by feelings of wellbeing.||People who ask others to suffer so that they can feel safe are selfish. If you don’t feel safe in a store don’t go to in to the store. The store owner should not be forced to close to make you feel safe.|
|People need to be forced to take COVID vaccinations because vaccinated people can only be infected by unvaccinated people.||No one should be forced to use a technology that has failed 100% of the time in animal tests.|
|Justin Trudeau is a demi god that you must sacrifice your children to in return for safety.||Justin Trudeau is an ignorant, petulant, man-child who lashes out at anyone who points out that he is an ignorant, petulant, man-child.|
After going through this exercise I have discovered, to my dismay, that all of my beliefs are unacceptable. I would apologize to Justin Trudeau but I can’t find him. No one seems to know where the Prime minister of Canada is. I believe that a Prime Minister hiding from protesters and ignoring the will of the people is not how democracy should work. That too is likely an unacceptable belief. Hey I gotta be me.