There are many images circulating across the Internet of children holding hands at the Windsor, Ontario, Truckers for Freedom Convoy protest. It has sparked outrage in a small fringe minority of the population. Parents at these protests have been called names and labelled as crazy, cowards and child-abusers for using these children as a so-called Human Shield.
My questions are:
From who and what should these children fear? The Canadian government? The Canadian armed forces? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police? A lunatic like the one who ploughed down peaceful protesters in Winnipeg on February 4th?
Would the people in the government, military and police actually kill or harm these children to remove protesters?
That speaks more about the lack of integrity of those forces than that of the parents of the children.
But first, let’s put this into perspective. I am against using children in a military operation to protect soldiers. We’ve seen that action deployed elsewhere in the world. Woman and children used as human shields to protect a military force that expects to be bombed or attacked by missiles.
Should the peaceful protesters in Canada fear grenades, missiles and bombs? I hope not because that is not the Canada I want to live in.
Government has been using children as virtual human shields for grandparents since this political pandemic began. According to experts, this is one of the most effective ways to manipulate and control a person’s behaviour: to hold them responsible for the health and well-being of someone they love. Doing this to children is criminal. And evil.
Over the past two years, the results of government telling children they are responsible for their grandparents’ deaths has created an enormous strain on their mental health. Self-harm has drastically increased along with alcohol and drug abuse amongst teens. And let us not forget about the increase in suicides. Like cancer, we now all know someone who has either failed at committing suicide or succeeded in doing so.
If my children were still young and I was at the Windsor protest, I would have encouraged them to participate, to hold hands and stand for freedom.
As the result of government action the past two years, we are going to have children who will fall into two categories: terrified and empowered.
The terrified group are those currently kept home, masked when they leave the house, even for bike rides with friends. They are told they need to obey all the rules to protect the health of everyone around them, including their elderly relatives. They are directed to take the ‘vaccine’ to do their part in saving society and that anyone who doesn’t follow the rules and get the inoculation are bad people.
In the future, these children won’t question authority, will constantly feel the weight of the world on their shoulders and discriminate against anyone who chooses to not obey government rules.
I see these children living limited lives with anxiety and severe mental health issues, which leads to physical health issues. I feel for these children. They have been stripped of the opportunity to be just children. Free-spirited with the world as their stage.
The empowered group of children will learn to question authority and not blindly accept facts from government-controlled media. They won’t feel helpless or live in fear of harming those around them. They will learn when the common person stands for freedom, their voice is heard. They will accept others for their differences, and stand beside those who fight for a common cause.
Instead of hiding at home, cowering in fear, these children are doing something. Doing something that empowers them. It inspires. It creates a healthy mind and body.
These empowered children are the ones I want to be leaders in the future. The fearless, the ones who stand for freedom, the ones who have learned actions mean more than words.
How do we empower children?
By allowing them to participate. Showing them it is okay to stand for their rights and freedom, for truth and justice. The children in that human chain at Windsor will feel the spirit of togetherness. They are not alone.
They will feel like they can actually do something to improve their lives.
Remember, these are the children who have been muzzled for almost two years, both in the classroom and playground. They have every right to protest the wearing of useless masks. They have a 99.99% survival rate against this virus.
The children are our future. What they experience in their first seven years dictates the adults they will become.
Do we want children to be masked and silenced forever? Or is it time to free their spirit and let them live? If you’ve seen raw footage of the protest in Ottawa, you’ll have seen the smiling faces of the children. For some, this is the first time in two years they have felt this free and happy. They have hope.
This stand for freedom is for them.
[All images curtesy of Pixabay.]