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The Invisible Iron Curtain | Canada's Oppressed While America's Free

One of Churchill’s most famous quotes in his extensive catalogue of profound sayings and speeches is,

From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the Continent. Behind that line lie all the capitals of the ancient states of Central and Eastern Europe.*

Now Churchill meant a shadow swallowed the Soviet sphere of influence. No one knew “what Soviet Russia and its Communist international organization intends to do in the immediate future.” Remarkably, his metaphor of an iron curtain manifested in 1961 when the Berlin Wall was constructed—almost 20 years after the statesman first spoke about the curtain in his “Sinews of Peace” speech.

Though the wall has since collapsed, are things so different today? And if so, is it that difficult to believe it’s impossible to regress to such a time? After all, hasn’t a transparent barricade “descended” across the whole of our continent as well? Think about it:

  1. If you’re unvaccinated, you can’t fly to America

  2. We can’t travel without Covid passports

  3. America is basically open**

  4. Canada is basically closed

  5. Thousands of fans can gather in arenas to watch sports in America

  6. Arenas are closing down in Canada

  7. Restaurants are being locked down again in Canada (like in Ontario)

  8. Restaurants are open in America


So, while our country is not openly communist (though Mr. Trudeau is passing legislation like he wants it to be), if one compared Canada and America with East and West Berlin, no doubt the States would be associated with West Berlin, and the Provinces with East Berlin.

Can the Canadian Government defend its "leadership?" Why is it America is free, but we are not? Is the United States now a desolate wasteland poisoned with disease?


Are the people of America suffering more than we are? Have no lockdowns, masks, or restrictions killed that country?

Not at all!

So why are we forced to endure Canada’s tyrannical laws? The government’s favourite response is that fewer people die in Canada per capita from Covid than in America. But if that’s the propaganda they choose to feed us, what’s stopping them from using that same reason when they strap us to a bed in a Covid camp?

If we say, now, “Fewer people are dying in Canada from Covid per capita than in America, so Canadian policies are effective and good,” we will have no choice but to defer to the same contemptible logic when we are removed from our homes, escorted to a camp for “reconditioning,” and forced to watch our country descend into dystopia. For if we judge laws only based on “safety and length of life,” what’s stopping government from crushing us with more of them, even if it means we should live in abject misery?

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* All quotes cited from "The Sinews Of Peace" speech by Winston S. Churchill here

** Of course, some states like New York and California still have restrictions, but on the whole, America is far more free than Canada.


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