Oh my how times have changed.
When i first made my way north to the yukon in 1979, i discovered a welcoming people, lot’s of misfits like myself, who for various reasons had shunned “normal” society down south and east and opted for building their futures in a picturesque landscape full of promise and very little governance.
Fast forward to 2022 and what do we have?
A woman was just fined for not wearing the holy cloth of the branch covidians in whitehorse. And not just a small fine. Seems she had the audacity to parade around shopping naked-faced in the superstore, and either was reported or simply had the bad timing to meet a pair of “compliance officers” at the exit. She wisely refused to give her name and refrained from going to her car until they had left, only to be handed the document a day later at her home half an hour from what might as well be Wuhan.
But wait, there’s more: The 500 dollar fine came with an additional blessing of a 75 dollar surcharge, and….
A threat. The threat being that if the cash was not forfeited very quickly, she would have her driver’s license suspended and her vehicle registration revoked.
I’m trying to think of a time in history when a serial killer or a politician guilty of massive fraud or treason ever had their driver’s license revoked and i am coming up blank, but this is the club of reason being applied for a first “offence” of this nature in Canada’s once free yukon.
Talk about a gross misuse of political power. I would liken it to a guy telling a girl to get in his car or he will break both her arms above the elbow, or a thug on the street demanding your wallet under pain of having all your tires slashed on your car. The authorities here are nothing but bullies and the general population has simply had enough. The comments on the news articles are getting more “pithy” all the time and it’s just a matter of when something busts and things get more than tense.
After all, the moronic virus like all those others isn’t laying people down like dominoes and never has here, but we go from one emergency measures act to the next as if our premier is dancing on some invisible string controlled by a banking cartel or something.
But wait, there’s still more:
Under the current civil emergencies measures act, CEMA, only the va666ed may enter bars and restaurants and even then, they may not visit other tables, or be seated more than 6 at table, (interesting number keeps popping up like so many gopher heads on the prairies), and if you go to a bar for a refreshing ale, you must not dance! ISYN.
Also, the encouragements to become a rat-fink-stooge are being rolled out all over the place, with numbers displayed to report criminal activities like dancing or having friends over to watch some sports. There are other restrictions as well with no end date in sight, and all of them enforceable with this one-size-fits-all-deplorables fine.
Five hundred bucks may be a joke to our premier with his bloated arse six figure salary but it could be a death blow to Joe bag of doughnuts living in his car.
Canada sure is a fine country:
The fine you for dancing.
They fine you for talking to friends.
They fine you for failing to wear the holy cloth.
And that’s no joking matter.
“Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted – and you create a nation of law-breakers – and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
Atlas Shrugged/Ayn Rand