That includes attempts to crush the Freedom Convoy protests in Canada, once thought of as a serene, calm, tolerant society until just a few weeks ago.
After Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked emergency powers on Monday meant mostly for times of war or extreme crisis, the country's financial institutions, bending to the knee of authoritarian government, are also beginning to fall in line.
TD Bank, for instance, announced plans to surrender around $1 million in un-refunded GoFundMe donations that were made to the Freedom Convoy, in addition to around $400,000 the group took in via direct donations -- legalized theft, in other words, at the Canadian government's behest, and all because Trudeau and his fascist regime don't like the fact that some Canadians don't agree with his insane COVID vaccine mandate for truckers who are alone in their cabs for 10 hours a day.
The bank told CTV late last week that it would surrender the funds to an Ontario court, which effectively means 'the government.'
"TD has asked the court to accept the funds, which were raised through crowdfunding and deposited into personal accounts at TD, so they may be managed and distributed in accordance with the intentions of the donors, and/or to be returned to the donors who have requested refunds but whose entitlement to a refund cannot be determined by TD," said spokeswoman Carla Hindman.
Given Trudeau's cowardly emergency order evocation, it's likely his government will attempt to freeze and obtain the donations because his regime has already determined that the protest is illegal and a form of 'terrorism.'
But, according to CTV, that action is leading to an equal and opposite crowdfunding reaction from the Freedom Convoy and its supporters -- cryptocurrency:
Convoy lawyer Keith Wilson said that the group planned to fight to retrieve any money they had raised — and could be seen in a video promoting the group’s next play: a cryptocurrency fundraiser that has raised almost US$1 million.
“We will be taking expedited legal steps to have the restrictions on the donated funds lifted as soon as possible,” Wilson said in an email to CTV News.
"The principle philosophy of what Bitcoin is, is freedom," one organizer noted in a Facebook video. "For everyone who had their voice stolen by 'GoFraudMe', 'GoFundMe,' you should feel solace that there are now alternatives."
According to the Globe And Mail, more than $500,000 has been raised by one Bitcoin wallet.
The cryptocurrency option also comes after another standard crowdfunding platform, the Christian-themed GiveSendGo, through which nearly $9 million in convoy funds had been raised, was hacked and donor information stolen and released.
“Distributed Denial of Secrets announced on its website that it had 30 megabytes of donor information from Christian fundraising site GiveSendGo, including names, email addresses, ZIP codes and internet protocol addresses,” Reuters reported.
“A journalist at the Daily Dot digital news outlet said on Twitter that the site suffered a hack overnight and had its front page briefly replaced by a clip from the movie ‘Frozen’ and a manifesto accusing it of supporting ‘an insurrection in Ottawa,'” the outlet continued.
In addition, the hackers also posted an expletive-filled, threatening diatribe against “givesendgo grifters and hatriots” ahead of reports that donors would be doxxed as well.
Cryptocurrency isn't familiar to most people, but it should be; it literally is a financial ecosystem that cannot be controlled by governments and authoritarian government actions like those occurring in Canada (and are about to occur in the U.S. which is set to experience its own Freedom Convoy set for arrival in Washington, D.C., March 1).
Western governments were once the harbingers and defenders of liberty, but as they have increasingly been taken over by the left, they have become tyrannical. That's going to backfire on them in an extreme way at some point in the near future.