Kid Carson lost his job after speaking out against mandates, but insists the public is on his side
Vancouver radio host Kid Carson was “politely showed the door” this week after protesting against vaccination mandates and supporting the ongoing protest by truckers in Ottawa, Canada, he told RT on Thursday. Carson thinks that despite the best efforts of the mainstream media, the public is fed up with the “corruption and madness” Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government, and truckers parked on Parliament Hill are going nowhere.
Carson was dropped last week by Vancouver’s Z95.3 FM, after an on-air rant against vaccination warrants and digital vaccination passports, which he said were a form of “Digital ID that will control all aspects of [children’s] Lives.” He also spoke out against media reports portraying the “Freedom Convoy” protest in Ottawa, Ontario, as racist and hateful based on a number of flags spotted in the crowd, stating “If you think the truck convoy in Ottawa is a racist movement, you have been deceived. You have been deceived.
Z95.3 FM described Carson’s views as “misleading or inaccurate” and says that such opinions “do not represent what Z95.3 is.”
“I was politely shown the door” Carson told RT on Thursday. “I spoke out against digital passports for vaccines, saying it’s a bit of a dangerous technology…I also supported truckers in Ottawa. It was too much for the radio. They didn’t want a backlash, they still believe most people don’t want to hear the truth. »
While a number of Canada’s premiers have canceled their vaccination mandates and vaccine pass systems, a national vaccination mandate for cross-border truckers remains in place, and all Canadians need proof of vaccination to travel inside and outside of Canada. The ‘Freedom Convoy’ protest still blockading much of downtown Ottawa began in opposition to the truckers’ mandate and has since spread, with protesters calling for the full abolition of Covid restrictions.
Carson said he has received an outpouring of public support since being dropped by Z95.3 FM, saying Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unprecedented invocation of emergency powers against truckers is “help wake people up to some of the corruption and frankly craziness that’s going on right now.”
Invoked on Monday, the Emergencies Act allows Canadian banks to freeze, without a court order, the accounts of people suspected of making donations to truckers and suspend the trucking licenses of participants. Carson told RT he made a donation to the protesters and now fears he will lose access to his money.
“Such an excess of government power is not going to make us back down. This will wake us up to fight harder,” he said.
Opponents of the convoy argue that the truckers are crippling the Canadian economy, especially those who organized the recently cleared blockade of the Ambassador Bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, in the US state of Michigan. Asked by RT if he understood these complaints, Carson replied that he was “just a dumb DJ playing Britney Spears.”
However, he is adamant that no threat of arrest or financial penalty will deter truckers stationed in Ottawa.
“Truckers I’ve spoken to, they’ll stay there as long as it takes,” he said. “You are not talking about weak people. I don’t think they’re going to give in and give in anytime soon.