By Dr. Roger Roots, Founder of Lysander Spooner University
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) are the Canadian equivalent of America’s FBI. Canadians seem to revere and idolize the RCMP. I took the attached photos of RCMP teddy bears and t-shirts for sale in the gift shop at the Prince of Wales Hotel just north of Glacier National Park in 2019 (back when Americans could actually travel to Canada). I remember being shocked at the time at such a sickening display of government idolatry .
In any case, this week RCMP commissioner Brenda Lucki urged Canadians to report suspicious Internet behaviour, including comments by people who express “anti-government, anti-law enforcement” opinions. “When in doubt, report it,” said Lucki. “It’s easy to overlook the seemingly ordinary moments that make up our days.”
The RCMP issued a guide called “Reporting Suspicious Incidents to Police” that encourages Internet users to report neighbors with suspicious politics or “anti-authority” views that “include anti-government, anti-law enforcement and anarchist” opinions or “grievance-driven ideologies.”