What’s on Those Trucks? 0
Will Bunch tires to figure out what’s behind “Freedom Convoys” in Canada. He suggests that their roots go far deeper–and much farther back–than the COVID pandemic. Here’s an excerpt (emphasis added).
Subramanya (Journalist Rupa Subramanya–ed.) — who said he interviewed 100 protesters — stated the somewhat obvious when he wrote the convoys aren’t really about vaccine mandates but “about something else. Or many things: a sense that things will never go back to normal, a sense that they are being ganged up on by the government, the media, Big Tech, Big Pharma.”
The vagueness of the demands makes it easy to both ridicule the protests and the protesters, and to also point attention at the many bad actors eager to mobilize the ennui and growing paranoia of a two-year pandemic for their own nefarious causes — including the usual suspects of neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers and Confederate flag wavers and whatnot. That’s on top of the exploiters of political gain (cough, cough, Rand Paul) and profit, like the ratings-mad hosts at Fox News. But you can’t exploit resentment unless there is resentment to exploit.
Follow the link for Bunch’s theory as to what’s behind said resentment.
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