Justin Trudeau has gone, as a Victorian Police leader would say, 'bat shit crazy. Real tin foil hat stuff'.
This morning, Trudeau has declared martial law against peaceful protestors.
Why do people listen to him?
Can I suggest a change of perspective.
It really is easy.
Trudeau, and his 'mainstream followers', have declared an act of war against peaceful people.
Just because he gives a press conference with a few flags and a suit, it is all a facade.
The free people can easily come up with a similar position.
And this is what they are doing. They are now getting organised, holding press conferences. Keep going.
A parallel movement is underway in Canada.
However, I'd go further. Rather than fight them, walk away. Trudeau's power is based on illusion. He doesn't represent most people. 'True Canadians' should so stop listening and acting in his interests, and start acting in their own.
Let's talk it through.
What happens in parallel societies?
The first thing is that you stop associating with the other group. You realise that they are toxic, rude, bizarre, and bossy. You got to identify a few things. One is that they are the problem. Two, that they are the enemy. Three, that they don't need to be listened to - they are working against your interests.
The second is that you realise that you need to be self-reliant. Make decisions in your own best interest. The things you depended on for convenience are no longer there. Time to create alternatives. You ensure that people are supported in parallel enhancing values and identity. They can freely associate. Coercion is not necessary. You psychologically and physically escape the domestic abuse situation.
The third is that you mirror, to the best of your resources, the instruments of power of the opponents. Albeit, in a kinder, more representative way. They have flag. Prepare a little flag. They have a press conference. Prepare a little press conference. This has two effects. First it minimises the seriousness of their symbolism. Second it creates the same illusion of institution. This is the only thing that they can recognise, their own symbols. So prepare symbols with a twist. There is plenty of precedent. In the early 1900s, when the Irish were banned from public life in Melbourne, and were banned from entering the Melbourne City Town Hall, they resorted to their own measures: they built their own Town Hall.
The fourth is that you start to treat people kindly including yourself. You dance in the streets of Ottawa. You prepare bouncing cancels. Most of all, you respect people's humanity and ask them to remove the fake masks. You live in accordance with your values, and support the development of groups that share similar values.
The fifth is that you build your own networks. You form business, social, educational networks. This ensures that people can gather, meet, intermingle and share values without fear of needing to be authentic. This becomes a movement.
The sixth is that you encourage the evolution of art and culture. Art, culture and literature that speaks to parallel movement, and supports the wellbeing, interest and inspiration of your people.
The seventh thing is that you have a protectorate. People willing to fight to protect people. This is not a separatist movement. You are not trying to usurp power from the throne of the crazies that exist. You don't want parliament. You want to by-pass it completely. It's not about taking over, it's about setting up your own, better way to live. To be able to live free.
Having said that, there comes a time when independence and freedom need to be protected. In the early 1900s again, when the Irish were prevented from protesting, someone can up with the idea of playing street hockey game in the city - bring your hockey sticks and Hurley clubs - and street hockey (with body parts) would be the way. People need to feel protected. In Canada, my guess is that there will be counter resistance emerging. Just remember: it is Trudeau's fault.
People say parallel movements are idealistic. Nope. They are historical, legitimate alternatives to discrimination and prejudice. It is idealistic to think that people will simply follow blindly people who are so callous and cruel in their leadership.