Thus, Hillary pretty much set the standard reaction that stands to this day when the elite A’s and B’s are confronted by resistance from the C’s: dismissive derision and libelous claims of being racists, white supremacists, misogynists, etc., as well as attempts to remove them from their jobs or any other sphere of influence. And what was the real violation these Trump supporters exhibited? Simply, they had said with their voices and with their contributions and with their votes, “Enough”!
This was favorite joke of Khruschev. He would laugh his big Russian bear laugh every time we said that. Khrushchev didn’t like many jokes (Stalin and Brezhnev didn’t like any jokes), but Nikita did like that one. Also, that shoe-banging incident at the United Nations didn’t really happen. That was just funny stunt on Milton Berle show. He was such funny man, but we never showed Nikita that episode. He was very sensitive man and would have been hurt.
What Trudeau doesn’t get, is that this isn’t about trucks. It’s about working-class Canadians having legitimate grievances that aren’t being addressed. They are suffering under draconian COVID mandates – to the point of being forced to take a vaccine that doesn’t work. In nearby Minnesota, a majority of COVID cases are now among the vaccinated. Trudeau hasn’t even considered the science behind that evidence.
The US government, like Canada’s, has likewise been at war with its citizens. At least half the country has awakened to this unappetizing reality — even while somewhat less than half the country still catatonically follows whatever idiotic diktat the despotic bureaucracy spews out. Why, for instance, do so many still go about in face masks even where local regulations are lifted? (And especially in light of the overwhelming evidence that masks don’t work?)
By being unwilling to listen to the voice of the Canadian people, by ignoring science, and by seeing the Convoy as a threat to his authority rather than the urgent message it is, Mr. Trudeau has brought the situation to crisis. At this point, neither side can gracefully back down. Trudeau cannot walk back his rhetoric nor can he stop the progress of the Emergency Powers Act. He is committed to escalation until his opposition surrenders or is destroyed.
Authoritarian governments, on the other hand, tend to favor coercion and intimidation. That is much easier as they only have to issue commands and punish those who disobey. This is consistent with the political philosophy of the Left since, in that view, the people exist to serve and obey the State. An underlying assumption is that one or a small group of bureaucrats is smarter than the whole of the population and is best able to dictate a proper course of action.
Many Canadian truck drivers are participating due to a January 15 deadline that forces unvaccinated drivers to observe a two-week quarantine and COVID-19 test before crossing into Canada from the U.S. The U.S. also implemented new restrictions starting January 22 that will require non-U.S. individuals entering the nation at the Canadian border to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.