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Where contradictions abound

It appears that waving a Canadian flag no longer signifies a shared heritage, but rather implies a divisive individualism.

If I understand correctly, truck drivers who are concerned about the loss of their livelihood, prompted by their own resistance to health regulations, took time off to drive across Timbuktu to a rally and stay as long as needed; not so concerned about working now.

They came to protest their lack of freedom, while taking the nation’s capital captive and trying to take the government hostage. They have come to unseat our government and restore ‘order,’ as reported by Radio Canada.

The actions of these staunch Canadians were influenced and fueled by foreigners with ties going all the way to the American insurrection, including Donald Trump himself and his son.

Even if the truckers succeeded in overturning the Canadian law concerning border crossings and vaccinations, they face the same law in the country they are traveling to and from. So, what is their point?

The Canadian Press reports that The Canadian Trucking Alliance has denounced the convoy protest, saying that more than 85 per cent of Canadian truck drivers who regularly cross the border are vaccinated.

Supply chain problems are due to some 16,000 truckers who have not complied with the vaccine mandate.

Their righteous “do no harm” passive protest has just caused extraordinary environmental harm with immeasurable amounts of fossil fuel spent on their unnecessa