The world has witnessed an alarming rate of governmental overreach in the past two years. Yet, we keep sitting around waiting for things to change and for someone to do something about it. Who would have thought the peaceful and notoriously easygoing Canadians would be the ones to step up to the plate? Yet, here they are. If you haven’t heard about it, the Canadian truckers are peacefully protesting against COVID-19 restrictions and vaccine mandates. They have a lot of support from fed-up citizens around the globe. But they also have some naysayers who don’t seem to understand the cause.
Why are they protesting?
Truckers kept the world going during pandemic shutdowns. When we first heard of COVID-19, we had no idea of what was to come. People were told to stay home and many had to start working from home, but truckers didn’t have that option. We saw them as heroes. But now, the Canadian and U.S. governments are trying to prevent truckers from crossing the border if they haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19. The truckers decided that they have had enough and they traveled to Ottawa in a huge convoy to show their displeasure. They have some very simple demands. The trucker convoy is not full of anti-vaxxers. Many of them are vaccinated. They simply want to end lockdowns and discrimination due to personal medical choices.
What do the critics say?
I follow a lot of political social media accounts. I like to read the comments on the posts to see the different viewpoints and I was especially curious to see how people could look at this peaceful trucker protest in a negative way. The criticisms of this protest are comical, but also a little alarming because it goes to show just how delusional some people are. Unlike some claims, the trucks are not blocking emergency vehicles’ access to the city. People are upset because they may be inconvenienced in getting around their city or may not be able to get goods in the stores because the truckers are fed up and not delivering.
What are the implications of a trucker protest?
If the truckers don’t deliver, consumers may suffer. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. At this point, we need to see some serious inconveniences so that many people can wake up to the serious situation we’re in. A good wake-up call in the form of lack of resources(for many reasons, not all related to truckers) may actually force people to face reality. The world is in crisis and we can’t expect or want our government to fix it. They are the problem. It’s our job to fix our respective countries whether we’re Canadian, American, or citizens of any other nation.
It’s a beautiful thing to see people stand up for something they strongly believe in. The ability to keep your job and feed your family should never depend on your choice to take an experimental shot. After all, we see every day that these shots don’t prevent the spread of COVID-19 and there is data that says they may do more harm than good. Medical freedom is an important aspect of living in a free society. The Canadian truckers are fighting for all of us. If they are successful, it could inspire many more people to do the right thing and fight back against tyrannical governments. These governments only have the power we give them and it’s time for that power to be returned to the rightful owners, the citizens. Americans must be next. As a nation based on individual liberties, we can’t let the current regime destroy our nation.