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I support the general essence of the movement — If supporting the movement means liberty, rights and freedoms, upholding the Charter, and unifying behind those that fight for the Charter — then yes I support the Line’s movement. However, upon a recent interview with Lamont Daigle, I was left uneasy about whom was acting as the ambassador for the civil liberties group.
To clarify, we’ve covered many of The Line’s events, the first being on July 11, 2020 at Queens Park in Toronto. At the time, there wasn’t many groups protesting the governments draconian COVID measures — so naturally, we decided we would cover them. It was important to our team to cover these events because the available coverage at the time was riddled with the authors bias.
We have resolved since Diverge Media’s beginning to pursue the truth wherever it leads. No matter how inconvenient and uncomfortable it may be – truth falls where it falls.
The music was bumping
We didn’t think much of the interview at the time (10:44 in video), but our later livestream interview with Mr. Daigle led us to re-watch old interviews — and we found this disturbing clip.
“Where do you see Canada going in the next six months to a year, on an optimistic scale and a negative scale? What are your hopes, but what is maybe the reality?”-Broderick Visser
“If this goes the way it’s going, we are not going have any proper representation of proper government anymore because everybody’s been complicit in this affair. So we are going to have to have a lot of these groups that have been working on fixing the constitutional way Canada should be in the future, we could quite frankly, every province in Canada, once they destroy the constitution the way its going right now is that we could have every province wanting to be a separate country. We could very well have that happen.” — This was Lamont Daigle’s optimistic outlook.
“Uhm, the way it could go in a negative sense, is that if these lockdowns continue and somebody starts getting upset as to what’s going on, and we take a look at homicides or violence in the streets, historically that’s the way anything has ever happened that’s made changes in society. We are hoping it doesn’t go there, but some of the groups that are part of this organization are ready for violence if they need to, we don’t need that to happen, we don’t want it to happen. The best case scenario that I can see is that we have a completely different way of running the government to the way they’ve been doing, because quite frankly we’re here today because of the way the government has been set up is not for the people, it’s just not — hopefully we go positive.“
The theme re-occurred
Oct 5 – We had prepared for our interview with Mr. Daigle, then moments before we were about to interview, a source of ours from Quebec informed us of their suspicions of Lamont — that he may have potential ties to Antifa.
If I’m being honest, I didn’t believe the initial criticisms our source had for Mr. Daigle, but it did change the course of the questions that I asked during our livestream together. I asked broader questions, attempting to gain an idea of the process involved in building The Line’s movement, and what their end goals were — what would they deem a success as all this chaos continues to unfold?
I expected to receive a plan detailing their plans on standing behind Rocco Galati, and the constitutional court challenge against COVID measures he has assembled. I thought it plausible that there would be plans to protest at court houses and parliament buildings, in addition to upcoming events that would be announced. We were met with a contrary belief – Mr. Daigle declared he has NO BELIEF in the judicial system.
Mr. Daigle’s response came on the heels of me telling him I thought that once the constitutional challenge hit the courts, that these COVID measures would start to be reversed swiftly. His response stunned me.
“You don’t get to be the judge by following the rules of the people, you get to be a judge by glad-handing and doing all the things you had to do to get there — which is selling out. Sorry, but lawyers and judges create language that we can’t understand, so that we have to basically pay for them to have understanding.”
“I’ve given up on trusting any of the law courts, I’ve given up on trusting police. I know there’s good police out there, and they’re there to protect us and ANYTHING outside of that I don’t trust them, ok?”Lamont Daigle | Livestream interview with Diverge Media from Oct 5, 2020
It struck me odd that Mr. Daigle would publicly announce he had “given up on trusting any of the law courts”, especially after helping host events where plaintiffs from Mr. Galati’s lawsuit spoke. He’s indicated support for Mr. Galati without truly saying he supports him many different times. Why include them if you don’t believe in the judicial system?
Keep in mind — No affiliation exists between Mr. Galati, his plaintiffs, and any of the organizations tied to these protests and events. The only affiliation is the use of a platform to get a message out to the Canadian public. Most participants and speakers are Canadians who love their country and want the best for it, and likely this will be the first time these comments are brought to their attention.
There is no affiliation between Mr. Galati, his plaintiffs, and any of the organizations tied to these protests and events in regards to the comments made by Mr. Daigle. The only overlap is the use of a platform to get a message out to the Canadian public.Greg Staley | Diverge Media
Violence on the mind
What was the question?
The question that was asked of Mr. Daigle for context, was about suicide. “Experts only predict that numbers will rise due to COVID related issues, why do you think this isn’t a huge talking point for the mainstream media? Are a few lives saved from COVID worth the extra suicides this year and every year following?”
This wasn’t the only deeply concerning thing that was said during our livestream with Mr. Daigle however — there was his comment about the CBC.
It’s a daily battle
“And trust me when I tell you, it is a daily battle to not take someone’s car and drive it through the middle of the CBC”Lamont Daigle, The Line Canada – Interview with Diverge Media
After Mr. Daigle finished talking about fighting his inclinations towards violence, and his hate for bullies — he talked about wanting to drive a car through the middle of the CBC.
“And trust me when I tell you, it is a daily battle to not take someone’s car and drive it through the middle of the CBC.” I wish this was the most disturbing part of what Lamont said, but the next thing that he mentioned left my body froze as I thought about what he could mean by it.
“Its a daily battle to not go off and take care of these guys the way I see in all the movies and stuff. It’s worth mentioning that earlier in our interview he referenced his love for the movie “V is for Vandetta”. In this movie the “hero” uses violence for “good” to take the power back from the corrupt government responsible for intentionally lying and misleading the public.
After the Interview
After the interview, and the many red flags that presented themselves — Diverge Media began to dig into the background of Lamont Daigle of The Line Canada.
During our interview he mentioned that he is a disciple of David R. Hawkins. It can be deduced that he likes the book Power vs Force as he recently displayed it with pride on a livestream with David Icke. In the beginning of the book Power vs Force, the author writes “the skillful are not obvious, they appear to be simple-minded. Those who know, know the patters of the absolute. To know the patters is the subtle power, the subtle power moves all things and has no name.
“The skillful are not obvious, they appear to be simple-minded.”David. R Hawkins | Power Vs Force
Another interesting insight gleamed from Power vs Force is the authors view of enlightenment. According to the book, enlightenment is when you view yourself as God. It makes one question if Mr. Daigle, who proclaims himself a disciple of this man, would not believe the same thing — does Mr. Daigle view himself as a God, or want to reach that level of consciousness?
After reading this I re-examined our past interviews with Mr. Daigle, and during our livestream together. One comment that he made after a discussion on strong cities stood out especially.
“Wherever they put me, wherever I go, I will create an army, and we will fight until we die.”Lamont Daigle, The Line Canada | Diverge Media Livestream
All of these extreme beliefs that Mr. Daigle espoused led me to continue my research into who Mr. Daigle was. At one time during our livestream, he mentioned how a Men’s group had changed his life – so I looked into that Men’s group, and their recommended reading list.
“I think for myself I instantly lost a lot of friends, because I’ve been involved in the spiritual community, I was involved with a men’s group, with the ManKind Project.”Lamont Daigle | Diverge Media Livestream
What is the ManKind Project?
The ManKind Project touts itself as a “global brotherhood of nonprofit charitable organizations” and an organization that “empowers men to missions of service, supporting men to make a difference in the lives of others – men, women, and children around the world.” There is an issue though — there is a lot of controversy surrounding the ManKind Project.
“Men sitting naked in a circle discussing their sexual histories while passing a wooden dildo around called “The Cock”? Totally normal for a New Warrior Retreat Weekend with the ManKind Project. They even sign non-disclosure agreements, ensuring that they will not share the processes that they went through, including any rituals or initiations they were a part of. After doing that they were allowed to leave.
You can look into more stories about the ManKind Project here.
Obviously not all the groups will operate exactly the same, but it’s worth noting that the Mankind Project didn’t take the Houston Press to court – instead they have a FAQ where they address the article.
Interesting ManKind Project beliefs
David R Hawkins and his book Force vs Power are on the reading list for the ManKind Project, and they’ve been asked about being a cult or a pagan group so many times, it’s a part of their frequently asked questions. In addition, they support BLM and provide a full statement that verifies such. Much of the language in the ManKind Project’s letter of support for BLM mirrors language that we have come to recognize Antifa and BLM for. Talks of privilege, and of apologizing for being born in the skin of the oppressor.
” We recognize that our current Board of Directors, and our membership, does not reflect our country’s make up. We are largely white, middle-aged or older, straight, cis-gendered men. And if we want to be better at creating competency and connection, that needs to change. ”
Mr. Daigle let it be known through prior communications together that he has a company called Kangen Water Toronto. It is here on their page where Lamont again indicates his support for the ManKind Project.
Some questions I have — Is this the face we want attached to the premier civil liberties movement in Canada? Can the civil liberties movement really grow the way it needs to with individuals like Lamont Daigle at the forefront representing it? How many violent remarks need to be made before you say “enough is enough, this doesn’t sit right with me?” Who else is involved in organizing The Line? Why does one of the organizers use a pseudo name and not his real name?
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