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American Truckers Drive North to Join Canada’s Freedom Convoy

American Truckers Drive North to Join Canada’s Freedom Convoy

Are Canadian authorities planning to give the convoy the “Justice for J6” treatment?

We have been following the “Freedom Convoy” of Canadian truckers that rolled out of metro Vancouver earlier this week on a cross-country convoy in protest of Canada’s vaccine mandate for truck drivers.

The convoy is now being joined by American truckers.

The convoy assembled in British Columbia on Sunday, and will arrive in Ottawa by Saturday where they are expected to be joined by other protesters driving from the east and the south of the country. Truckers from the US have also joined the massive convoy.

By Friday morning, the drivers were in Kingston, Ontario, which is about 110 miles from the capital city. Several thousand people are expected to gather in the capital, and some of the group´s leaders are calling for a peaceful event, but statements from some associated with the group have included threats of violence.

The truckers are, in part, protesting a new rule that took effect January 15 requiring truckers entering Canada be fully immunized against the coronavirus. The United States has imposed the same requirement on truckers entering that country January 22.

The first of hundreds vehicles started to trickle into Ottawa, where they are expected to set up in the streets around Parliament Hill for the weekend – and possibly longer.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who recently moved his company headquarters from California’s deep blue Silicon Valley to Texas, offered support to Canadian truckers protesting the federal government’s vaccine mandate on Thursday in a series of tweets.

“Canadian truckers rule,” Musk wrote to his nearly 72 million followers, adding “CB radios are free from govt/media control.”‘

Later he added another tweet that said, “If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny.”

…Musk told Time last month in an interview after he was selected a “Person of the Year” that he and his eligible children are all vaccinated because the science is “unequivocal” but said he is opposed to mandates.

The unvaccinated are “taking a risk, but people do risky things all the time,” he told Time. “I believe we’ve got to watch out for the erosion of freedom in America.”

On the other hand, Michael Adder (the political cartoonist for the Washington Post) had what (I imagine) he thought was a clever take on the subject.

The scale of the convoy is such that it is clearly scaring progressives. David tMoscrop, a contributor to the Washington Post deemed it “toxic” and demanded Canadian authorities “confront” it.

The “Freedom Convoy” is a regrettable movement that offers a reminder that open societies will produce protest movements — as they should. However, when those movements are toxic, they must be denounced and resisted. In their place, we should adopt a politics of liberation that takes up more space and offers solutions to structural problems by remaking our institutions to ensure that they are fully inclusive, both morally and, just as importantly, materially.

There are signs that there may be plans to demonize the Freedom Truckers when they arrive in Ottawa.

A convoy of truckers set to descend on Ottawa to protest a vaccine mandate for cross-border drivers is prompting Canadian police to prepare for violence and politicians to warn against escalating rhetoric linked to the demonstration.

Ottawa police Chief Peter Sloly said Wednesday officers had been in been in contact with protest leaders whom he said have been co-operative and shared their plans. But Deputy Chief Steve Bell voiced concern about “parallel groups” that intelligence suggests will also turn up to the protest.

I hope all the truckers are on the lookout for the winter-wear equivalent of this look.

Fortunately, it seems Canadian truckers have got this.

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“The scale of the convoy is such that it is clearly scaring progressives.”

This is just one of the many popularity statistics that are scaring progressives. It was reported this week that there were 5 million first-time gun buyers in 2021 and the scariest thing was that it represented a diversifying group of Americans.

Same thing with the vaccine mandates. Same thing with the border chaos. Same thing with inflation. Same thing with the crime epidemic. It goes on and on and on.

I keep going back to the truism that ALL societies are democratic at some level. Marxists have unpopularity designed into their ideology which is why dictatorship of the proletariat is a fundamental tenet. People don’t like being repressed.

I hope our Cocaine Turtle is paying attention. His B Team is also going to get crushed under the Trump Train.

#MeanTweets2024

The cartoon is sickening. And clueless. A drawing in a book by Orwell.

The signs keep growing that the counterculture has taken real hold. The cartoonists are on their way out.

For sure the FBI and there Canadian counterparts will be actively involved trying to stir up violence in the name of truckers for freedom

    Peabody in reply to gonzotx. | January 29, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    Wouldn’t doubt it one bit!

    The Canadian version of our Tea Party which was universally depicted in the MSM and by politicians of “both” wings of the Uniparty as being violent. Yeah, about as violent as the “domestic terrorists” known as parents who insist on having a say on the schooling of their school children. The Orwellian “war is peace is violence and peace is violence” Ministry of Truth tactic.

Let’s go Brandeau! (Justin Brandeau).I saw that on twitter.. BTW, He called them a fringe group… as they say down South, bless his heart.

    To use the French definition of “bless” as to “blesser”, “bless his heart” would translate to “intentionally injure his heart”. He doesn’t have a heart. There is no room for a heart when your body has to make room for such a big ego.

    mrzee in reply to amwick. | January 29, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    It’s not the first time Trudeau has called those who disagree with him a “fringe group with unacceptable opinions”.

    You wouldn’t realize from these reports but he still has a lot of support across the country. His government was re-elected only four months ago.

      SDN in reply to mrzee. | January 30, 2022 at 8:12 am

      “he still has a lot of support across the country. His government was re-elected only four months ago.”

      And Biden got 81 million absolutely legal votes! /s

      Go ahead, pull the other one. We haven’t had an honestly elected government in 60 years.

“open societies will produce protest movements — as they should. However, when those movements are toxic, they must be denounced and resisted. In their place, we should adopt a politics of liberation that takes up more space and offers solutions to structural problems by remaking our institutions blah blah blah…”

Co-opt this, asshole.
Make your own damn movements. This one is ours.
And if you don’t like it, tough s*. You’re part of the problem, and you always have been.
“Fascist.”

    Gosport in reply to henrybowman. | January 29, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    His toxicity sensor must have been in the shop when antifa and BLM were burning down cities and killing people…

    Meanwhile, back in the real world, the toxic movement (the left) is being denounced and resisted on live TV.

    donewiththis in reply to henrybowman. | January 30, 2022 at 12:10 am

    No worries Henry. The entire world can see the truth of what is happening. I just got an email from a friend in Germany, where they are also rising up.

    What the Canuks are doing is outstanding, and the entire world is watching them.

    God bless you Canuks.

Sure hope CW McCall outta retirement and leading the way.

Justin Trudeau and family move to secret location as Canada trucker protests spark security fears, report says
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/justin-trudeau-trucker-convoy-protest-canada-b2003458.html

The Beloved Justin Trudeau had “security fears” ?

Subotai Bahadur | January 29, 2022 at 6:24 pm

To be honest, I expect the use of unwarranted deadly force on the truckers by the Coercive Organs of State Power. Possibly by what passes for a military in Canada. I am hoping in the wake of that if it happens that it gets cold, dark, hungry, and thirsty in Canada’s Leftist urban areas.

Subotai Bahadur

Old and Busted: Riots and looting are a justified form of speech.
New and Hot: Toxic messages must be stopped!

As Bret Weinstein called Trudeau “The Duplicitous Ken Doll” and we add Biden as “The Decrepit Clown”. GO TRUCKERS! LGB

Solidarność!

we should adopt a politics of liberation

Liberation from what?