March 1st, 2023 | ALLAN RAY

The Consequences Of The Liberal Inquiry

Paul Rouleau's decision will have rippling effects into the future.
It was evident from the beginning that Paul Rouleau was a long-time Liberal Party associate. The findings of the Emergencies Act inquiry were a foregone conclusion, long before the inquiry began. For most Canadians, the answers provided by Rouleau are legitimate for two reasons: they agree with him, and they are unaware of his Liberal Party affiliations. Both are a result of the mainstream media's one-sided coverage of the convoy and Paul Rouleau. However, what many Canadians are failing to see are the long-term consequences of Rouleau's ruling and findings.
Because Liberals have once again helped Liberals get out of a jam, future governments will now look to Rouleau's findings as justification and precedent for their own actions against protesters. What many Canadians—particularly Liberal voters—don't realize is that not every future government is going to be Liberal. When a future Conservative government seeks to invoke the Emergencies Act against protesters it does not like, it will have been Liberals who set the precedent for freezing bank accounts and using brute force to quell protests.
The irony will ring louder than church bells.
What if future right-wing governments are further right than the current Conservative Party? What if miracles and magic really do happen in 15 to 20 years and Maxime Bernier's PPC form government, or some new incarnation of a right-wing party forms a coalition with another? Protesters on the left and far left, who support the radical castration and disfigurement of children, may not be treated so kindly. Those who damage and destroy critical energy infrastructure could face jail without bail and financial ruin.
The consequences of Liberals helping Liberals will have the largest impact on Liberals. With generations, cultural and social attitudes can change dramatically. An extreme right-wing government may seem infeasible within Canada's current cultural climate, but give it another 30 years and a new generation could have drastically differing views. Impositions on free speech could drive children of the future to retaliate and become radical free-speech absolutists—contrarily, too much social liberalism and cultural deficits in morality could make them worse than any religious authoritarians from our past.
Future governments, no matter their ideology, have been given precedent to invoke the Emergencies Act against inconvenient protesters. This is all thanks to Paul Rouleau and his devotion to helping his Liberal friends justify the unjust.
There is no telling what Canada will look like in 30 years, but there are a few possibilities.

A Social Conservative Revolution

The possibility of Gen Z and Alpha being more socially conservative is not off the table. Various polls have shown Gen Z to be more frugal and slightly more puritan than Millennials—or Baby Boomers for that matter.
Polls differ when it comes to Gen Z, as many of them continue to find themselves and come of age, but there are some polls that show Gen Z to have less extremist, pro-choice views on abortion. A poll from 2022 shows Gen Z supporting limits on abortion (3 out of 4), without pushing for an extreme measure on either side. The poll also found that both Millennials and Gen Z prefer to vote on issues of abortion, rather than have those decisions decided by courts.
After learning more about Roe, the same poll found 6 out of 10 American Millennials and Gen Z opposing Roe's deep reach into abortion. Additionally, the poll found that 52% of Millennials and Gen Z view a heartbeat as a universal sign of life.
The changing social attitudes of Millennials and Gen Z hint at a future of more open debates about abortion and a move away from the unquestionable acceptance of limitless abortions as the status quo. Both generations are showing a reluctance in supporting extremist views on what defines a human life and doubts about how far along a fetus should be terminated.
Far-left Liberals and feminists may have a problem if these views become the new normal.

A Corporate Bureaucracy

Many would argue we presently live under a corporate bureaucracy, or a system of corporatism. With many of our policies and laws being influenced by corporate monopolies, we can only estimate that this system will grow stronger, or be overthrown in 30 years. With wars being declared to benefit corporate interests and with pandemics being hyped to enrich pharmaceutical corporations, it is difficult to imagine things getting worse—but they could. They could also get better.
In Canada, the Liberal government has granted contracts to friends of Liberal ministers and friends of the prime minister. This disregard for ethics and law may cause more extremist views to form among younger generations who are paying attention. Their views may form around the perceptions of corruption being created by the Trudeau government, which could create a long-term resentment and dislike of corporate Liberal politics in the future. This is the bright side of it.
The dark side may mean that Gen Z is either accepting Liberal cronyism and corporatism, or not paying attention to it. In either case, the corporate bureaucracy could grow successively stronger within 30 years. What that means for future governments and how they handle dissent, protests and disagreement is anyone's guess.

A Socialist Dystopia

The extreme worst of it gives us a socialist dystopia, run by hyper-liberal Millennials and Gen Zers who have become more authoritarian, less moral and more combative in their left-wing pursuits. For both conservatives and classic liberals, this would be a nightmare.
Such a dystopia would be helped by the new precedent set by Paul Rouleau, authorizing a future socialist government to use force and coercion to achieve its goals. Free-speech protesters, mandate protesters, dissenters, revolutionaries and all the people who could stop such a dystopia from manifesting would be quashed by a socialist government that invokes the Emergencies Act.

A Technological/Data Dictatorship

For socialists, liberals, conservatives and libertarians, a technological dictatorship would be the absolute worst consequence of past precedents set by a government that has invoked emergency measures. Any future government, under the pretense of science, medicine, or conclusions drawn by artificial intelligence, could implement oppressive laws and quash protests in opposition to such laws.
With artificial intelligence on the rise and ChatGPT passing the U.S. medical licensing exam, our most likely future contains government policies, laws and decisions that are influenced by artificial intelligence and algorithms. Whatever an artificial intelligence determines to be for the “greater good” of Canadians could become the law of the land.
Whether it involves solving public healthcare with full private healthcare, euthanizing the weak, sterilizing the mentally unfit, or by abolishing certain valuable Canadian institutions—your opposition will be quashed.
March 2023