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Freedom is Contagious: Truckers Rule!
Canadian Truckers Demanding End to Mandates Spark Movements Across Globe
The Freedom Convoy of 50,000 truckers arrived in Ottawa over the weekend, warmed by smiles from Canadians all across their snowy 5,000 mile journey from Vancouver. They have banded together to ask their government to end all vaccine and mask mandates, to repeal COVID passports and tracking apps, and to restore the nation’s economy from the draconian policies that are crippling the supply chain.
Tamara Lich, of the Convoy’s three organizers, teared up at a press conference as she talked about the stories they heard along the way. “We had so many people that would come up and hug us and just say, tell their stories of how they lost everything, or their mother died alone. This lady, she was from Ontario, she had a 12-year-old boy who has muscular dystrophy, and he was rapidly losing the mobility in his hips because he couldn’t go to a swimming pool for his swimming therapy.”
“But underneath all those stories that are so heartbreaking is just this determination and this resilience of the Canadian people,” she said. “Look at all those people out there yesterday. I’ve never seen so many smiles, right? Everyone’s got hope again. Everyone’s feeling pride to be Canadian, which is something that we haven’t felt for so long, which is really important. So in that sense, we’ve already won.”
Their reception on Social Media was joyous too. “Canadian truckers rule!” tweeted Elon Musk, the world’s e-car billionaire, who backs the vaccines but not the mandates.
Not caught up in the joy was Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who has disparaged the protesters as racists, misogynists, “a small, fringe minority.” Worse, he said, they hold “unacceptable views.” Trudeau felt so threatened by his own citizens he announced he had been exposed to COVID (haven’t we all?) and fled with his family to “a secret location,” which, according to some sources, is the USA.
Global elitists like Trudeau are eager to use the pandemic to tighten their power and fashion what they call the Great Reset of Capitalism, where the World Economic Forum, not individual nations, would dictate policy on climate change, social justice and technological censorship. No wonder Trudeau slams the anti-science vaccine heathens in their trucks. He thinks the world will have the power to ignore them.
The legacy media, who likewise view themselves as part of the global elite, has done its part to discredit the truckers. “Freedom Convoy Size Exaggerated by Miscaptioned Videos,” read one headline. Or this one": “Freedom Convoy: Ottawa Residents ‘Prisoners in their Own Homes.’” Jailed worse than by COVID lockdowns? And of course when the media demonizes people, they summon this headline: “Freedom Convoy Exposes Political Missteps — and Donald Trump's Ominous Legacy.”
But these protests have been peaceful by design, the protesters’ tone almost apolitical. On its GoFundMe page, organizers say, “The time for political overreach is over. Our current government is implementing rules and mandates that are destroying the foundation of our businesses, industries and livelihoods.” Donations now top $9 million. UPDATED: The Toronto Star and the CBC, among other mainstream media outlets, reported that GoFundMe administrators were threatening to freeze the funds for lack of “transparency.” Convoy organizers say that is simply not true, and pointedly uninvited these fake news organizations to their press conference.
There are still avenues for free expression. The hashtag “Truckers for Freedom,” is trending around the world. And freedom is coming to a neighborhood near you.
In Australia, truckers are organizing a “Convoy to Canberra,” the nation’s capital. One member of Parliament, Craig Kelly, tweeted, “I couldn’t get a truck but I’ve made up a FREEDOM TRAILER to tow along as a sign of support.”
And in the United States, truckers are planning a Freedom Convoy from California to DC, with drivers joining along the way. Aware of the danger of Democrats and globalists tagging them as “insurrectionists,” they are embracing a peaceful protest.
“It doesn’t matter right now who is Left or who is Right, none of that matters if we lose our freedom,” said Brian Von D, one of the organizers. “Freedom is a banner we can all rally under. Liberty crackles through all of our veins. God bless our Canadian brothers and sisters for reminding us we are fighters! Thanks for the nudge. We are awake. AWAKE. I saw a post on a Canadian site that said ‘you woke the sleeping lions.’ Well, America just got a wake-up call from our Canadian neighbors, and guess what? I’m putting the world on notice. They woke the fire-breathing dragon!!”
Let us pray their efforts are peaceful, and successful. Then, let’s resume our lives free of mandates and dicta, free to triumph or flop on our own two feet, and smile.