Snake Oil Salesmen
Long ago, many years before any of us were born, itinerant frontier salesman went from settlement to settlement in covered wagons. Out of the backs of these wagons they sold a wonder medicine known as “snake oil.” It was supposed to be a cure all for everything. As our medical knowledge grew we realized they were frauds and thought that they would naturally go away, discredited by modern science. Now, to our collective astonishment, they are back. The only difference is that their name has changed. Today they are called “liberal progressives,” but they are still promising us cure alls.
Promising Utopia, crushing our freedoms.
“Accept our solutions for the world’s ills” they say, and we will bring you world peace, love and understanding. Unfortunately, their attempts to follow through on this involve silencing free speech and crushing all opposition to their views. This is most evident on North American college campuses. Years ago when I was getting (in the best sense of the word) a liberal arts education, we met in crowded lecture halls where opposing viewpoints on a subject were debated by articulate, learned supporters representing both sides of an argument. There was no jeering, placard waving, violence or vulgar insults, just respectful people who applauded when their champion made a point. Today, we see leftist radicals storming those same lecture halls, interrupting speeches and preventing people who disagree with them from speaking.
Antifa in Calgary
A perfect example of this happened this week. A peaceful Christian group gathered in Calgary’s town square. They were interrupted by violent protestors from the so called anti fascist group known as Antifa. Fighting ensued when women and children were attacked by the Antifa demonstrators. The Christian group had a legal permit, issued by the city of Calgary, to stage their rally, but the left was not interested in Christians being able to express their views or exercising their freedom of speech. The modern day leftist “snake oil salesmen” promised us much more than this, a better world where peace and justice would reign, but obviously it has NOT come to pass! More and more, the so called “anti fascists” have become the “new fascists” promoting hatred, and using the same tactics 1930s fascists used.
Oppressing the Majority
These “snake oil salesmen” have sold us a bill of goods in other ways as well. Under the guise of minority rights they have pressured governments to suppress the rights of the majority. There are now special groups you dare not criticize in the new “snake oil” regime. If you do, you could be arrested, taken to court, or placed before a human rights tribunal where you may find yourself fined, punished or imprisoned. In many cases, the behaviour the left promotes continues to erode the already weakened family unit. In the name of radical leftist ideals they force doctors to violate their hippocratic oath to preserve life, and drain Christian institutions of the resources they need to fight for their legal rights. The snake oil salesmen are back again.
Governments empowering Tyranny
Unfortunately, the governments of the western world are aiding these salesmen in their task. Liberal progressives have now formed powerful special interest groups designed to secure the support of government. These same governments cave into this pressure because it often lines up with their views anyway. The result is that in Canada we now see more and more legislation that shuts down rights and freedoms. Federally, we have had motion M-103, Bill C-16 and now Bill C-51. Bill C-51 attempts to modernize the Criminal Code of Canada. This might seem like a noble aim, but it removes the only legal protection punishing those who interrupt worship services or interfere with clergy at work. Honestly, where will this all end?
We Must Join the Fight
If we do not speak up all of this will end in a very bad place: a snake oil victory. They put the lie to everything decent and good in this nation, and if we do not resist things will continue to descend further and further into an immoral place from which we may not be able to escape. A new age will be ushered in, where, in a biblical term of reference, “Every man did what was right in his own sight.” This will be a horribly tragic outcome. Freedom Defence Canada exists to fight back against our society’s “snake oil salesmen.” We are asking you to join us in this fight! Together, let’s form a powerful special interest group across this nation promoting traditional values and freedom of speech, religion, conscience and assembly. For our own sakes, but also for that of our children and grandchildren, help us take our nation back.