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Overextended supply lines

2022-02-02 01:59:02.967939+01 by Dan Lyke 8 comments

I'm seeing lots of reports that the cops in Ottowa are letting the convoy of a couple of truckers run roughshod over the town, not enforcing various laws, but apparently shit has finally started to get real.

Gator⚡Gum @gator_gum

Hearing lots of trucks out of gas, and not able to get any brought it. The channel is asking for people to start loading up and using jerrycans, trying to crowd source. They're also worried about contaminated gas coming in. Big issue with some nasty weather on the way.

Carl Boucher @CarlBoucherKnee Replying to @gator_gum

It is a time-honoured tradition for Nazis to be defeated by a harsh winter and a lack of gasoline.

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#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-02 14:52:56.046501+01 by: TheSHAD0W

Yeah. I see how you've bought into the Nazi truckers propaganda.

All I have to say is a quote from some comedian I don't know the name of: "The left is upset the workers of the world are uniting!"

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-02 20:43:12.981504+01 by: Dan Lyke

The pictures from Ottawa are showing an awful lot of Nazi and Confederate flags....

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-03 15:24:06.979554+01 by: TheSHAD0W [edit history]

I've seen the occasional confederate flag. Haven't seen any images of nazi flags. Got any references?

(Oh - and they kicked a guy w/ a confederate flag out of the rally at the capitol.)

(Edit again: Until recently the confederate flag was a simple statement against big, central government and the racist undertones weren't very loud.)

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-03 21:03:02.102902+01 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Looks like it may have just been one guy showing up in a lot of places.

Although that he's always showing up with those other "Fuck Trudeau" flags suggests that it was a group of people.

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-03 21:20:46.803595+01 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, here's another swastika, though not explicitly the Nazi flag: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada...ag-bearing-nazi-symbol-1.6333266

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-04 14:54:33.753541+01 by: TheSHAD0W

Of course you'll have a few idiots in any movement, and of course you'll have opponents pointing them out and saying they represent the entire group. Nothing new here.

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-04 18:57:03.567944+01 by: Dan Lyke

This is why, if your community doesn't want to be associated with Nazis (and there are a whole lot of red hats with "Canada First" in those crowds, the phrase "[nation] First" having a long historical association with Nazis), it is useful for your community to have normalized and encouraged punching Nazis.

#Comment Re: Overextended supply lines made: 2022-02-04 23:35:46.411124+01 by: TheSHAD0W

What's wrong with literal "Canada First"? What would you replace it with that still says your country's well being is more important than its participating in global economics and politics, that can't also be spun as "you know who else was nationalist? Huh? Huh?"

As for punching Nazis, that's illegal, and for good reason. "It's OK to bunch Nazis" quickly expands to "it's OK to punch Republicans" and "it's OK to punch white people". If they're talking, or waving flags, y'know what? That's great. It tells you who to keep an eye on in case they actually do something, so *then* you can do something about it.

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