Paul Stastny Freedom Convoy: Why did He Donate To ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests?: On Tuesday (1st March 2022), Paul Stastny disclosed that he donated approximately $1,000 to the convey protesting against Coronavirus restrictions and vaccine mandates. The Winnipeg Jets forward, son of Hall of Fame forward Peter Stastny, quoted the defection of his father from former Czechoslovakia to Canada as the main reason behind his donations to the convoy. Since taking retirement from the National Hockey League (NHL), Peter has supported the Christian Union Democratic Party, and the Slovak Democratic, and has been a staunch critic of communist parties in Slovakia. Follow More Update On Phoosi.com
Paul Stastny Freedom Convoy
Stastny stated to Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press that “Being the son of immigrants that left a communist country to come to Canada and have a future where they had their own determinations and do-what-they-want type of liberty is something that is always been ingrained in me. And then I know what Canada was like, and I can watch where Canada is going, and I think that is what frightens me.”
As per the Winnipeg Free Press, Stastny was one of the numerous thousand people who donated to the protest efforts through crowdfunding sites, where it was listed that he donated approximately $1,000 USD under a registered firm, Walnuts LLC. The 36-year old made payments via GiveSendGo and GoFundMe. Whilst the protest was broadly co-opted by the far-right politicians and extremists, Stastny who is entirely vaccinated against Coronavirus declined the notion that his donation to the convoy protests is connected to right-wing politics.
Why did Paul Stastny Donate To ‘Freedom Convoy’ Protests?
Stastny stated that “People think you are just donating to a far-right movement, conquering the government. It has nothing to do with that. Id that was the reason nobody would be donating money. It is more just the liberty to decide what you want to do to live and not have an overextend of a government that does too much because, apparently the more that they can grab, the more they can get. Some people like that, but the way I grew up, the stories I heard from my parents growing up, it is frightening.”
In the spite of the self-perception of Stastny of neutrality, he accepted to reading Rebel News- a far-right wife Canadian media outlet, known for its rampant Islamophobia and listening to FOX News pundit Tucker Carlson, in the interest of learning “both sides” of the political spectrum. I think 95% of the individuals are all in the same boat. They are all center-left, center-right individuals and you are going to have the far-left, the far-right, and that is what the media attempts to paint. That is what, I think you want people to realize is it is not as bad as it looks like all the time.”