Liberal Canadian MP Ya’ara Saks asserted during a floor speech that “Honk Honk is an acronym for Heil Hitler.”
After becoming a mockery on social media, Saks cited a 2019 thread from an Antifa Twitter account as her source.
Did she just seriously compare “honk, honk” to people saying “heil, hitler”?? pic.twitter.com/sLpMY2v9FZ
— Katherine Brodsky 🏴☠️ (@mysteriouskat) February 22, 2022
“Honk Honk,” of course, became a rallying cry in support of the Freedom Convoy trucker protest after they were banned by the Canadian government from honking their horns.
For those who think that “Honk Honk”is some innocuous joke. I’ll just leave this here 🧵 https://t.co/aG0GDdzOkO
— Ya’ara Saks יערה זקס (@YaaraSaks) February 22, 2022
“It’s easy to miss nazi/”alt-right” signifiers are if you aren’t swimming in this cesspool all the time. So this is going to be a running thread on what to watch for, with a special emphasis on vocabulary and symbols that should make you suspicious,” the Antifa account wrote at the beginning of the tweet thread cited by Saks.
Let’s start with a classic and a new variant: 88 and “HH” phrases like “honk honk.”
They mean “heil hitler.” H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, thus 88.
“Honk honk” is associated with the honkler and is often used “ironically” by alt-right trolls. pic.twitter.com/wEBzN4pau0
— Gwen Snyder is uncivil (@gwensnyderPHL) July 10, 2019
“Let’s start with a classic and a new variant: 88 and ‘HH’ phrases like ‘honk honk.’ They mean ‘heil hitler.’ H is the 8th letter of the alphabet, thus 88,” the thread continued. “‘Honk honk’ is associated with the honkler and is often used ‘ironically’ by alt-right trolls.”
This is the MP that thinks HONK HONK is code for “heil Hitler” what’s astounding is that she is quoting an Antifa thread and can’t see how deranged it looks. Yet they constantly make accusations of alt or far right, while sipping the far left Kool aid. Antifa burns down cities.🙄 https://t.co/nu1XAc3PU3
— Official unofficial blue check (@silverfox1876) February 22, 2022
As Timcast previously reported, an elderly man was forcefully restrained and ticketed in Ottawa for honking his horn in support of protestors, one day before a judge outlawed honking in the Canadian capital.
Saks was elected in a by-election on October 26, 2020, after Michael Levitt resigned.