For me, the convoy has ended. As much as I can tell, it completed its mission to raise awareness of the vaccine mandates and to demand our human and individual rights. It had to be big enough to get the attention of the people, albeit through the media. It did that. It had to create media personalities of otherwise little-known people bringing truth to the people. It did that.
The larger issues might take time, might need a coordinated effort by other truckers who are willing to turn the keys off for a few days or weeks to force action. On Monday, Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson met with the organizers. Those are some hefty names in the political arena. The whole of D.C. is aware of the truckers, even if the mainstream media refuses to cover the positives and thirsts for anything negative, even if they have to create it. They can and will do that.
The next phase is something I intend to work diligently at creating, which is a heightened perspective of what the convoy was, what it accomplished, but also to bring the people into the recognition of their role in it all. The convoy recognized the value and purpose of the alternative media and showed a lot of people where to get the real news. It also called
on the people to get more active. If you supported the truckers and their demand for freedom (as a general concept) then it’s important to recognize that they stepped out, sacrificed for the whole nation, not just themselves and it’s time for the people to do the same.
There is a level of political activism that’s needed in every home among those who recognize how close we are to losing all of our freedoms. Just like the Canadian truckers showed how to rally public support, the People’s Convoy has done the same, but also asks for the people to rise to the occasion. Some of that is nothing more than getting involved in school boards and local political and election offices.
We’ve been letting the 10% of radical leftists run almost all of our government, corporate and social institutions. Why? If freedom is as important as the crowds demonstrated when they stood on overpasses or cheered on the truckers in their hearts, they have to start taking some positive steps themselves. Do you own shares in woke corporations that discriminate against the unvaxxed, white people or support a government that is driving this nation off the cliff? Don’t sell your shares, attend shareholder meetings and rally the others of like-mind to ditch the current CEO and some of the board members, if they continue to practice anti-American policies and discrimination.
We can’t afford the luxury of sitting back and thinking that it’ll all be over soon, Putin will nuke us, or China will nuke us, or the election will be decertified. The actions I’ve suggested should have been happening anyway and they are more important now than before. It’s something that the great, vast population of Americans have forgotten over the past few centuries. This is a DIY government, corporation, social institution system and we’ve abandoned that role and left it in the hands of radicals. We can’t afford to do that anymore.
So, what's the next event to keep attention focused? Election coming up, so lots of opportunities it's the get involved in politics. Some are cynical, don't think that will ever work. If it not, violence is likely, and few are prepared for that. Better to give politics a chance.
Amazon is an incredibly useful service, but bozos has been at the front of tyranny. He's now being charged with criminal contempt of congress, which I don't actually consider criminal, but might be a good enough reason to try for a buyer strike. Hard to find strike opportunities that don't actually make things worse. But a lot of Amazon purchases are discretionary. Easy to cut, still impacts their profits..
A lot of society's problems are indicated by or caused by failing schools. A school strike would be interesting.
I encourage everybody to buy guns. Gun sales gets government attention.
We need to get folks thinking about ways to keep up the pressure. If we back off, return to complacency, we lose.
Matt Taibbi had interesting post today featuring a porn star pointing out censorship by Visa and Mastercard. Truckers were robbed by gofundme and others have been by the card companies. Governments are using financials to lean on Russia. Lots of leverage available in how we use the financial system. Cards are a necessity for some folks who need the loan, but probably most folks it's mostly a convenience because they're afraid to carry cash or need to do business online. Lots of leverage in financials, they work on thin margins counting on lots of transactions. Boycotts don't need to be absolute. We could get folks to reduce card use, not quit, but buy local with cash, don't automatically whip out the card. That would hurt the whole financial industry. Credit card strike!