Quesnel finally came of age with its conscientious, peaceful participation in the World Wide Rally for Freedom held Saturday, March 20th, 2021 in LeBourdais Park.
Following months of discussions on social media about the global crisis now facing humanity plus a fury of online activity over the past couple of weeks, the organizers of the laudable event, Tamara Morneau and Tami Viktil of Quesnel, were finally able to garner the necessary support to gather people together and drag the Gold Pan City onto the world stage.
What happened was living proof of Margaret Mead’s memorable quote, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
A snowstorm in the early hours of Saturday didn’t bode well for the first day of Spring but knowing the people of the Cariboo are a tough and determined lot this writer had no doubt that folks of the calibre Margaret Mead spoke of would surely arrive…and they did.
Not in droves but more in dribbles people began gathering around the International Friendship Stage in LeBourdais Park, a fitting spot indeed to host an International Rally for Freedom.
Having consented to assist the Rally organizers by covering the event for the Quesnel Cariboo Sentinel and supplying them with a sound system and a source of electricity (the City unwilling to turn on the power to the stage) I arrived early to set up the speakers and amplifier and mic.
As the relatively small but committed citizenry (they appeared to be mostly seniors) began to gather I noticed two of Quesnel’s local RCMP officers walking across the park grounds toward the stage. As I was standing directly above on stage connecting the sound system when they approached it one of the masked officers said hello and asked me what my name was. Given the nature of the event I didn’t feel the need to ask him for his badge beforehand and so I replied, “Arthur”. He stared at me for a moment and then replied, “Oh! Mr. Topham. I didn’t recognize you without your suit and tie on.”
He asked me if I was the organizer of the event. I replied, “No, I’m just assisting the organizers by setting up the sound system.” After some brief discussion the officer then said, “I hope you’re aware that there is a $2300.00 fine for any one who organizes an open outdoor event such as this.”
Knowing all about the NDP government’s draconian, unethical, immoral and illegal efforts to control the general public and prohibit citizens from gathering (even in open areas) to discuss events I replied, “Yes, I’ve heard about those tickets.” Following his notification he never asked me who the organizers were but just said that they were there to basically make sure things didn’t get out of hand and would be hanging out in the underbrush observing the rally.
As they were leaving I said to them, “Yes, make sure keep the rowdies away.” He turned and replied, “Oh, I thought you guys were the rowdies.” I pointed to the protest sign leaning against the stage wall that had a large peace sign on it and said, “No, were the peaceful ones.”
By 12:15 PM the organizers felt it was time to begin and so Tamara Morneau approached the mic and after adjusting the sound the Rally commenced.
“Good afternoon everyone and thank you for coming to show your support in these dire times. I’m happy to see you are willing to stand for the truth, to let it be known you are concerned for humanity as a whole.
March marks a year since this pandemic was declared, which threw the world into a mad panic, created mass hysteria and instilled fear into the lives of many. People were glued to their tv’s waiting to hear how many deaths and cases were been reported and watched our country descend into lockdown.
When the pandemic began the military was deployed to assist in the long-term care homes and found seniors living in poor conditions and in poor health. The neglect was very apparent and continues to be an issue, as well as the suffering from not being to have proper contact with loved ones.
How many seniors died unnecessarily?
People were forced to close their business doors putting their livelihoods at risk and unsure if they would be able to recover. Many were not able to and today are still contemplating whether they should close permanently which will inevitably cripple thousands if not millions of jobs. How many people took their lives because they didn’t know if they would survive the financial stress?
Over 200,000 elective surgeries, cancer screenings and other procedures were cancelled to free up beds for the flood of covid patients, which they eventually admitted never came to be. Some of these procedures could not be delayed as they were either lifesaving or meant for diagnosis. How many succumbed to their ailments due to the cancellations or are suffering because of the backlog?
The mental impact that the measures are having on our children is disturbing. The increase in teen suicide is alarming and needs to be addressed now, not later. This generation of children are going to be traumatized and will have to live their life with phobias and disorders and for what?
We have been waiting for the “curve” to flatten for months so we can get back to normal but the covid cases keep going up while the flu numbers suddenly fell off the face of the earth.
Healthy individuals are getting tested when they have no signs or symptoms of illness and are coming back with positive test results. Researchers are saying the tests are so sensitive they may be indicating people are infected when they had the virus 70 days prior, which means, there are many false positives labeled as positive.
The numbers we see today are skewed and are being used for psychological warfare on the masses through propaganda to keep people in a state of fear so they will willingly accept a highly experimental gene therapy jab. I won’t call it a vaccine as vaccines build immunity which this doesn’t.
Prior to 2019 studies had proven prolonged mask use was detrimental to people’s physical and psychological health as well as ineffective at preventing viral transmission. Social distancing presents dangers of increasing social rejection, growing impersonality, individualism and a loss of community. Social isolation increases risk of depression, anxiety, and suicide, all of which has become quite obvious throughout the world.
Now the World Health Organization is saying they predict there will be another endemic, that we will have to learn how to live with it because it’s not going away, even with the jab.
We are putting our lives in the hands of governments and organizations who don’t care about us or our health. We are only profit to them.
We need to stop blaming each other for what’s happening and start blaming the ones who created this chaos and take back our freedoms which are rightfully ours.
Together we can do this.”
Following Tamara’s spirited address to the gathering her co-organizer Tami Viktil then approached the microphone to share her concerns.
“Good afternoon and thank you all for joining us.
Today, across the world, people are gathering in their cities to speak out against the restrictions, also known as the “guidelines”. We felt that it was important for the residents of Quesnel to be able to voice our concerns and I am grateful to be able to gather here today with all of you.
Thank you for having the courage to stand up for our freedoms, our rights, and our way of life. Regardless of faith or religion we stand here today defending our sovereign rights under our Creator.
Before I continue let me tell you a bit about myself. I am a mother of 4 and a grandmother of 5. I have been a resident of Quesnel for 18 years and have resided mostly in the Bouchie Lake area. I am raising my 2 eldest grandchildren who are 9 and 6 the youngest being recently diagnosed with autism.
I became unemployed with the first required isolation period last April and have been homeschooling my grandchildren this last year.
This is for a couple of reasons. The first, I was not comfortable with being locked out of the school with no immediate access to them without prior arrangements.
Second, I have been working with my grandson helping him with appropriate social interactions, and this goes against the new teachings of social distancing.
This last year has been a challenge for all of us. As a mother and grandmother my concerns are for our future generations and what we allow to come to pass from all of this will determine our course.
Regardless of media hype, stats show that this new variant of the coronavirus has no greater impact on our health or death rate then the flu seasons of the previous years.
There are many theories and beliefs floating around as to the true origin of these entities that have declared war not only on humanity but on all living species and our earth’s resources, but the key point is that there is a war and it’s being waged against us. There is a global agenda being played out and many choose not to accept or acknowledge this truth, but none the less it does affect all of us.
I want to speak a bit about the vaccine agenda. Nutrition is not taught as a means of health and prevention, but rather chemical toxins are promoted and are at the forefront of every health issue.
The pharmaceutical industry is a billion-dollar business and depends on our disease and sickness to keep the profits flowing in. This agenda has gained momentum against our children and can be observed by the ever-increasing childhood vaccine schedule.
Now, the agenda is extending to adults through the annual flu and covid-19 shots and of course with new variants will come new vaccines and increasing profits to those who care nothing about our health or wellbeing.
We need to step up and take control back from the medical establishment by taking control of our health. We cannot afford to neglect the only system that provides us with health, which is our wonderfully created immune system. Health cannot be injected, and we need to start focusing on prevention of diseases and sickness not the treatment of them.
Our children are considered by the medical establishment to be vulnerable to viruses, therefore the justification of the heavily toxic vaccine schedule. Yet through this all, the population has had a very low infection rate. The truth of the matter is, our children are not the high population group for death during any flu season, so this makes it relatively easy for the numbers to be shifted from influenza to covid-19.
A big concern of mine is the idea and talk of health passports for those who have been vaccinated. (I do have a brochure available from VCC with information regards the passports as well as this new form of vaccine that is being administered) For those who refuse, travel restrictions would be placed upon them and their freedom of that right stripped.
The vast majority of us have given up many of our fundamental freedoms and rights by complying with the extreme measures that have been imposed on us under the guise of protecting our health & safety and for the greater good. Measures such as public social distancing, masking, in home restrictions of family gatherings, cancelled adult and youth activities and the lockdown of our seniors in care facilities.
This is a very difficult time for all of us. I do have to say though that the scenario that has been played out for us was well thought out. A health care crisis is the perfect opportunity to cause a financial crash, crippling businesses and causing massive unemployment.
The threat of a deadly virus causes great fear and fear is a great controller for submission and compliance. When people fear for their life they will resort to anger and irrational behaviour and logical thought processes become hindered. They will also do whatever or inject whatever is required of them to ensure a false sense of safety.
I remind myself that the fear that others have about this virus is real for them and that kindness and thoughtfulness goes a long way. I also look for opportunities that hopefully will open the door for communication about this false narrative that is being played out.
Division is the other objective goal, and we can see how this has been successful through social media and within our own friends and families that have become divided because of the differing views.
People who are living under fear of this virus feel we are just as much as a threat to them as the virus itself. We become labelled and ridiculed but none the less we are standing up for our freedoms and rights and stand in proxy for those unable to do so at this time.
Most people fail to understand the goals of the lockdowns and restrictions placed upon us and businesses by the governments. The first is for total break-down of the psyche, and second is for an economic and financial crash.
This allows the rich to continually grow their wealth and the poor to descend deeper into poverty eradicating the middle class so those higher ascend to the wealthy while those on the bottom fall into poverty.
This is to usher in Agenda 2030 where we become even more government dependent people and hand over our rights, privacy and possessions for safety and security. A great reset of our economy and restructuring of our way of life as we know it.
We live in the age of technology where information is at our fingertips and ignorance is no longer an excuse. The agenda’s that are moving forward from our government leaders are not intended in our best interest and their motives are not for our well being.
The election process is faulty and the political system itself needs to be replaced with one that holds our leaders accountable and represents the people and not corporations.
We are consenting to this agenda when we comply with these restrictions. We are created beings that require oxygen in the form of fresh air, social interactions within our communities and connection and affection from our family and friends.
We have done a great disservice to ourselves, our loved ones and to others by allowing fear to stop us from speaking out against these restrictions.
It is disgraceful what our government has done to our children, those with special needs, mental health concerns, addictions, and our elderly population.
Those who depend on us to be supportive, encouraging, and strong should not be sheltered from us. We are to be an example. We will always be faced with some sort of threat but isolating ourselves from each other is not the solution. We all need to be participating in finding these solutions within our communities, towns, and cities.
Allowing the government to dictate to us whom we may spend time with and care for is unacceptable. These restrictions go against our human nature and against our biological makeup.
We are to be caregivers of each other, the earth and to all its inhabitants. Those who have eyes to see and ears to hear have a divine purpose, and that purpose is a collective one – to do no harm and to love one another.
Silence is consent, silence is compliance and silence is submission. What we really need right now is courage and unity. Fear has no place where freedom reigns, so let’s continue to stand for our freedoms.”
The third speaker at the Rally was Ann McKay who, like the two presenters before her, gave a passionate message to the audience.
“Hello, my name is Ann McKay and I am speaking to you today as a concerned citizen. I would like to begin by saying I am not a Covid denier, just a person who seeks truth and justice in a world full of deception and social injustice.
Covid-19 is affecting the way people relate to each other in a number of ways.
Social Phobia – Also known as social anxiety, this fear involves a broad range of situations in which people are afraid to interact with others due to fear of judgement and intolerance from others.
Social anxiety was on the rise, particularly in young people, before Covid arrived. This pandemic, the media and political response to it, has given social anxiety a hard shove into the red zone.
The media has almost single-handedly managed to create a global phenomenon of “social atheism.” Even the terminology is disturbing, “social distancing.” The proper term is “physical distancing.”
The human species is hard wired for connection with others. It is not just psychological, it is biology. For example, infants who are never picked up and held, will die. This is how fundamental a need being held and hugged is to human development.
The political response to the pandemic has created an atmosphere of fear and anger. Suicides are on the rise because people are in fear leading to pain and despair.
Covid fear has created a type of disease induced hypocrisy. Vulnerable people are shut ins. Family and friends are experiencing conflict, leading to a breakdown of relationships that are important to us. Kids can play with their friends in a school yard, but not in their backyards. We can go to a pub, unmasked but we cannot have close friends in our homes.
By creating a state of mass fear and panic, it distracts us from the relevant facts. When we are afraid, we do not question the information we are being exposed to. By creating a state of emergency in our psyche, fear distracts us from the relevant facts on which we base our conscious decisions. Again, there is biology here.
Acute fear is a healthy thing that keeps us alive by stimulating the fight or flight response. However, when people live in constant fear it has negative effects on our mental and physical health, and in some cases can be incapacitating.
The main culprit here is mainstream media, and who owns media? Corporations. Who owns government? The corporate robber barons. Freedom of the press is for those who OWN it. Control the narrative, control the masses. Fear drives media ratings which means increased profit. The corporate owners of such platforms (also known as the elite) know this very well and they are doing their best to capitalize on it.
Propaganda helps feed our society’s obsession with the things that separate us, that make us different from one another, instead of what brings us together. This is a fundamental element of “divide and conquer.” If the elite keep the general public fighting about issues like race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, disease, and vaccines, they can easily distract us from what is really going on.
In closing, I would like to acknowledge all the families who lost loved ones to Covid-19. Unless we begin to seek truth for ourselves, Covid will have far reaching, devastating impacts. The older I get, the more I realize time is a precious, non-renewable resource, thank you for giving me yours today.”
It should be noted that all of the speakers received warm rounds of applause for their speeches to the Rally and following the three main presenters Tamara then told the audience that the mic would be open if anyone else wished to address the gathering.
It wasn’t long before folks in the park started to come up and speak their minds on the many matters of concern to the group.
The first speaker was an elderly gentleman by the name of Albin Stroniarz who strode up to the mic and after surveying the audience began to speak about some of the fundamental issues that the world now faces because of the global crisis that’s been brought on by government, giant pharmaceutical companies and a media complicit in spreading all the disinformation and lies that people are hearing on the tv and radio and in the newpapers on a daily basis.
Albin told the people of his life before coming to Canada. He grew up in Communist Poland where he said life was not like it was here in Canada when he arrived as an immigrant many years ago.
Being in a position to be able to juxtapose the two political regimes that Albin had lived under he was well aware of how since the Covid Plandemic hit his new country things in Canada were rapidly deteriorating and more and more all of the draconian rules and regulations that he had left back in his former Communist homeland decades ago were now rearing their ugly heads right here in once free and democratic Canada.
He advised everyone to remain strong and true to their ideals and to speak out against all the injustices that were now becoming common place. Foremost was his message that it is WE THE PEOPLE who control Canada NOT the politicians and political lackeys and bureaucrats and that we need to STAND UP AND BE STRONG in the face of this growing totalitarian state and refuse to be intimidated by the so-called “Authorities”.
Speaking frankly and with strong emotion Albin’s message hit home a number of times and the audience responded with approving applause.
The next citizen to come up was Doug Sutton another local community member who had more to say about the nasties who’ve been responsible for all of the government restrictions and our loss of basic rights and freedoms.
He told the audience of the years that he’s spent studying those in international circles and who they are and what their hidden agenda is for ridding the planet of millions of elderly people and others who the “Elite” or “1%” would consider to be nothing but “useless eaters” as the term is so often employed for the poor and disenfranchised.
He made it clear that Bill Gates was no friend of humanity and that organizations like the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) were all in cahoots together and hell-bent on capitalizing on the suffering and death that the lockdowns and masks and fake vaccines were causing everywhere.
He touched on the our loss of Freedom of Speech and how those who know the real agenda are always being silenced and de-platformed by the social media giants like Facebook, Twitter and so on. Again, to the applause of the gathered citizens who recognized all that he was speaking about.
After Mr. Sutton spoke there were three more women who came up to the podium to relate their experiences to the audience. I must apologize to two of them as I was busy video-taping and wasn’t able to get their names. If anyone who may be reading this article should know them and could let me know I’ll edit their photos and add their identities to them.
The first to come up I refer to as the ‘Lady in Red’ for obvious reasons.
The Lady in Red, like all the other presenters, was very passionate about how she felt about everything that’s come down the track since the year 2020 descended upon the world like a dark and sinister cloud of EVIL.
She spoke about her frustrations with the general public and how trying to explain the true agenda of governments and big pharma was so difficult because the people had been brainwashed all their lives to the point where now, when danger was present everywhere, so many couldn’t understand what was going on and only wanted to comply with all the rules and regulations in the vain hope that it would all soon pass like some horrible nightmare and life would get back to normal again.
Rather than see what was going on right in front of their eyes the Lady in Red said the propaganda was instilling them with so much fear that those who were speaking the truth were now being considered as dangerous to their own health and security as the mysterious virus itself.
She definitely made her points and the audience was appreciative of her determination and forthrightness and let it be known.
Following the Lady in Red was the second to last speaker Eva Goertz who had driven up with her hubby from 100 Mile House to attend the event.
Eva thanked everybody for showing up and thanked the Organizers for making the event happen and was pleased to be attending.
She didn’t talk for long but told the audience of some of her experiences from the past when she was living in East Germany prior to coming to Canada and what it was like living under a soviet communist state regime where all your movements are watched and you don’t have the freedoms that Canadians have enjoyed all their lives. Her message of course was that if Canada doesn’t stand up and speak out and do something about all the arbitrary rules and regulations and mandates that are being imposed on them that it won’t be long before Canada will resemble that former Orwellian state.
She also told a story about a recent event that took place in Vancouver, B.C. at a home for the elderly. A family relation who was working there told her that one evening (presumably after the residents had been ‘vaccinated’) that 20 human beings died in one single night! Coincidence? A freak occurrence? Highly unlikely given all the horror stories that are now emerging around the world as the WHO and the governments are going full bore with their attempts to ‘vaccinate’ anyone they can lay their greedy, clammy hands on.
The audience was appreciative of Eva’s short talk and thanked her with their applause.
The last person to wend their way up on stage was another woman whose name, at this time, is unknown. I refer to her as the Unknown Warrior Woman as she spoke with a strong determined voice while shared her personal battles with the audience.
The speaker related to the audience her recent experience at having lost her son due to a medical condition. A part of that sad story was the whole issue of the Health Authorities and governments mandating unreasonable, insane policies that prohibit loved ones and family members from attending hospitals and private facilities where their family members are dying or living alone so long that they soon will be giving up hope of ever seeing their families and most likely will become depressed to the point where their will to live will finally give out.
She stressed the fact again and again that people must resist these types of Machiavellian measures by health authorities and that the lockdowns and social distancing MUST END!
By 1:45 PM the Rally was over and people began to slowly disperse. The event had taken place without any problems and the RCMP packed up their surveillance equipment and slipped silently away. No fines or tickets were given to the Organizers and hopefully none will be given out at a later date.
Before the crowd left Organizer Tamara Morneau told everyone that there would be another Rally in the near future likely within a month or so. The response to her declaration was positive and she received a loud applause from those in attendance.
I want to conclude this rather protracted story by stating my own thoughts on the event.
After a year of lockdowns and masks and now the increase in fake vaccines for “the people” plus thousands upon thousands of comments and stories and memes on social media regarding this massive HOAX we are still seeing strong resistance from both our local municipal government, our local media, i.e. the Quesnel Cariboo Observer and next to no resistance from our provincial MLA Coralee Oakes or our federal Member of Parliament Todd Doherty who represents the Conservative Party to openly addressing these issues and debating them both in the government houses and the media.
Denial appears to be the name of game when it comes to recognizing that the whole world is resisting all of these Orwellian measures to force upon the human race untested poisonous ‘vaccines’ and social restrictions and business inhibitors that are destroying lives and the basic foundations upon which our lives, our liberties and our freedom of speech are based.
We must unite and build the resistance movement and continue to SPEAK OUT! One good way of helping out would be to share this story with as many others as you can.
In the words of one man who resisted the Evil that now oppresses us, “Ye shall know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free.”