Last Friday, I caught the end of an interview with Daniel Bilak (A Canadian living in Ukraine) on CBC’s Feb 25’s “The Current” program (8:35-9:40) – the irony of his comments were blazing:
“Never take your freedom for granted”, “People in Canada look at freedom with a sense of entitlement…there’s always the danger someone will come take it away”, “You have to fight for your freedom … those principles of liberal democracy … you have to decide whether they’re worth fighting for!”
That’s not a week after the trucker convey people were using the very same words with completely opposite meaning!
I was stunned by the stark contrast Bilak’s words created. His words underlined how juvenile and selfish the people involved in the Ottawa protests actually were/are! Unfortunately Matt Galloway, the host, made no comment about that juxtaposition – was he even aware of it?
I wonder what the truckers have to say about Ukraine – are they prepared to fight FOR democracy, against REAL oppression?
I’m guessing they’d be driving their trucks towards the Russian border.
An interesting read by Dave Pell: From Kyiv to Mar-a-Lago, It’s All Connected