Many of them are religious fanatics who want to bring down the government, and arrest and even kill Justin Trudeau.
They really do believe that God, and Trump, are on their side.
Which is why I'm glad that police are getting ready to make sure that they don't get anywhere near the heart of our democracy.
For some of them and their supporters look downright dangerous.
Ottawa police are preparing for the arrival this weekend of a massive convoy of protesters opposed to pandemic public health measures — but they say they don't know how big the event will be or how long the protesters might stay.
"The event we're looking at this weekend is not what it appears," Coun. Catherine McKenney, a mayoral candidate who represents the Somerset ward, wrote in a media statement.
"Several members of this group are connected to militant racist, sexist and homophobic groups. Their statements and placards promote xenophobia. They are not here to only raise voices against vaccination mandates, but to also fuel hatred against the very fabric of our society.
Far right rhetoric rises in truck convoy to Ottawa.— Jaro Giesbrecht🇨🇦 (@JaroGiesbrecht) January 27, 2022
This guy advocates civil war & he says "we have guns and we will bring them out". pic.twitter.com/JMjNjudiHd
So the police must take the threats seriously.
As I've said before, this fascist show would be hilarious, if it wasn't so crazy desperate, and dangerous.
So I agree with the Star editorial board, it's time to call off this far-right protest.
The convoy may have started out on the West Coast as a legitimate, albeit wrongheaded, protest against new federal regulations affecting essential workers who regularly cross the Canada-U.S. border (truckers prominent among them.
But by now, as could have been easily predicted from the start,it has become a magnet for every sort of extremist, not just sincere anti-vaxxers, but a jumble of conspiracy nuts, Western separatists, far right-wingers, and worse.
Lie down with dogs, as they say, and you get up with fleas.
The desperate Cons are playing with fire.MPs like Andrew Scheer, Candice Bergen and Pierre Poilievre will look awfully bad if the ugly side of the anti-vax movement is on full display once the truckers get to Ottawa.
It's a disgusting spectacle, and it's high time for the kooky anti-vaxxers to call off their their un-Canadian hate fest.