Tracker Convoy is making history


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For the first time in a while, there have been large-scale and widespread protests against government pandemic orders. As restrictions and obligations prolonged, many were inevitably eventually organized and pushed back. But who thought the protest would come in the form of a huge convoy of trucks?

The “Truckers for Freedom” convoy began as a relatively small action on behalf of unvaccinated truck drivers who were unable to cross the border due to new federal vaccine obligations, but soon went far beyond that. It has changed to something.

Canadians are hungry for some form of protest against the government’s pandemic regulations, and the convoy provided them. The growth of this movement in such a short order was amazing.that’s all 600,000 supporters Joined the convoy Facebook group 70,000 donors We have donated more than $ 5 million to support this cause. These numbers continue to grow in minutes, and the convoy is still a few days away from Ottawa.

The protests of this virus (please forgive puns) are expanding so rapidly that it’s really hard to tell how big it is. The main convoy started in BC, but it plans to depart from both eastern Canada and southern Ontario and join the other two routes with Ottawa’s main convoy. Videos and rumblings on social media suggest that some US truck drivers are also driving to support their efforts. I really don’t know how big this will be until they arrive in Ottawa. It’s no exaggeration to say that it will be something that Canadians have never seen before.

Thousands of people who couldn’t join the convoy came out to cheer on the convoy as they passed through their city. In Winnipeg, local Hutterites, who normally avoid participating in politics, came out to provide food to participants. This peculiar protest goes far beyond the group of simple truck drivers who want the right to avoid vaccination.

Opposition to the convoy is swift, lively and almost panicked. Former Trudeau adviser Gerald Butts has issued a series of tweets to imply that the convoy is none other than the efforts of Western separatists created to raise money for political parties. .. As convoys spread across the country, it became clear that this was not just a regional effort.

Legacy media continues to report that GoFundMe has frozen Convoy’s account. There are some requirements that the organizer must meet before the funds are distributed, but the account is fine and no fraud has occurred. This site is still funded and will be released. Many are trying to foster distrust of the movement in the hope that it will reduce people’s willingness to donate. That effort has clearly failed.

Legacy media also seeks out some extreme statements made by fringe individuals on social media and attempts to use them to depict convoys inhabited by potentially dangerous white supremacists. I am. If anything, these insulting hints about the supporters of the convoy only stimulate support among the participants. Tired old race cards are failing.

Politicians are divided into convoys nationwide. Prime Ministers Jason Kenny and Scott Moe have expressed their support, but the other prime ministers remain silent. Conservative leader Erin O’Toole refused to take a decisive position against the convoy while many of his members openly supported it.

The convoy is currently making an international headline, and even Donald Trump Jr. has commented in support of it.

We really don’t know what this protester is and what it leads to. We have never seen anything like that in Canadian history. It’s purely grassroots and doesn’t seem to have central leadership. Plans for what will happen when the convoy arrives in Ottawa seem ambiguous. How long will they stay? How crowded is the city? How do the authorities react?

All we do know for sure is that something big and unprecedented is happening. The facility is clearly worried about this and does not know how to respond. Citizens are excited and enthusiastic about supporting this challenge to establishment.

Over time, we’ll see if this protester can manage to get the government to withdraw the order. Convoys have already revealed that opposition to government regulation and fatigue are shared by a very small minority of Canadians. Rest assured that when this convoy ends, other protests will occur. The dam has broken and the citizens are no longer passively waiting.

History will be made by the truck convoy this weekend. Expect it to be done positively.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Epoch Times.

Corey Morgan

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Cory Morgan is a Calgary-based columnist and business owner.