All Truckered Out
I was extremely excited to hear about the U.S. convoys. Watching the brave Canadian truckers march to Ottawa and stand firm as well as peaceful, that was a sight to behold. What Canada did and is still doing to them is very wrong. Are the people helping them? Truckers are still being stripped of their freedom, trucks, property money, insurance, and more. Where are the people? Are these truckers being supported or are they being crushed for there dissent. What does that tell other people who would support the movement? Watching the summer soldiers and sunshine patriots go home and abandon these truckers has been hard to watch, albeit expected.
This picture is posted on Pat Kings facebook page, (one of the Canadian Freedom Convoy organizers. I have seen it nowhere else.
Thomas Paine once wrote.
“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.”
We need a modern day Thomas Paine.
Where are the supporters? They went back to their everyday lives and left the truckers to pay the price alone. It is shameful, they stood up for us, and they were abandoned. We like to think America would be different, but I’m not sure that we will be. There seem to be more moving parts than the Canadian protest had, and that worries me a bit. Many different convoys, some inside D.C., some outside, different demands, different temperaments, different motivations. So The People’s Convoy will be arriving at D.C. today, and I am sad to say I am truckered out. I’m glad they are doing it and will continue to support them, as all veterans should do, I will be going to Washington D.C. to support them when they call for it. I am sad to say however that this may be a day late and a dollar short.
It’s the people that went to the overpasses that should also be on their way to D.C. Overpasses are as far as most of them will ever go. Not to take anything away from the people who went out to support it, that is important and wonderful, but where have you gone? The answer is back home. Back home to the comfort of the couch to watch the protests unfold while they sit there proud of themselves. They made themselves uncomfortable for a day and made a few social media posts in the name of freedom? That makes them a patriot? When the time comes and the truckers call, will they make excuses? Will they “shrink from the service of their country”? They rationalize a reason that is important enough to validate their inaction. At the same time, they are willing to accept other people’s excuses because it validates their own a bit more. It makes them feel like less of a coward when it should really make them feel like less of an American.
We will never take the power back and restore America until a large majority of people stop making excuses and start making tracks. The problem is no one is willing to give up anything of value to them, and certainly not their life! Freedom is indeed not free, are you willing to pay the price for the real thing or would you rather continue with the easier to obtain watered down version. All you must do then is not pay attention. Blissful ignorance while others lose everything will keep the video games going. PlayStations over freedom! Make sure to “ready up”, but be warned, that ride starts out safe and fun, however history tells us when the video games go off, (usually due to rolling blackouts), it is too late. The shackles were tightened while you were distracted by shiny objects and you didn’t even feel it. Your reality will no longer be where you left it and as you look around for someone to blame, look inward, it’s because of you, and millions of other people like you.
And when the truckers are getting persecuted, there may be some veterans that show up. We will be attacked as well because the American people, are lazy, they sit when they should stand. Most would rather lay down and accept whatever the government says rather than to risk anything for their principles or whatever is located where their principles should be, Netflix and PlayStation make sure of that. It’s a lot like when the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would all attack Shredder one at a time, (yes, I grew up in the 80’s and 90’s), they got beat down. However, when they did it together, they won. This same logic applies to We the People.
When only a few of us stand up, we lose. If we could band together, we could bring this government back to a respectable place of honor and integrity, back to the Constitution and the values within. We could, and we must purge the halls of government, or we will lose America. We must purge out the child predators, the liars, the traitors, and the tyrants. America cannot, and she will not survive with those people in places of power.
In a way I sort of feel bad for these truckers. Excluding the ones who were smart enough to make videos and become sort of semi-celebrities, (see what I did there?). A few truckers have managed to gather a decent sized following of fawning middle-aged women. The ones with a following will be able to keep their cases public enough so as not to be swallowed by the system, sometimes.
So what is going to happen when they get to D.C. and the pressure is turned up? Nothing, at least that is what the People will do, not a damn thing except watch videos of truckers getting bullied by brownshirts. The truckers will put a lot on the line, and because of the lazy and conditioned American people, they will lose it. That will be the end of it. The bad guys will win and 2+2 will = 5. This won’t even be a footnote in history. Please understand, it is not my intention to be negative, however I am a student of history and history has already written this chapter many times. The government is too big, and to out of control for a small group of people to redeem. The only way it dies is by suicide. I love America and I hate what is happening to it. I will stand up, I will not be silenced, but like many of the truckers, I will just be attacked, and no one will come to my defense either.
Don’t take me wrong, I am one of the 3%. I will stand even if I must lose everything. I just worry I will be standing alone.