Written by LJ for Choice Vitality.
I have never seen so much love and unity in my country and around the world as I have seen the last couple of days. I have found it hard to fight back the emotion as the events over the last few days unfold.
I have always loved a pick up by just watching that old “Smokey and the Bandit” and its always the convoy scene that gets me so full of emotion. But the convoy scene has been taken to a whole new level now.
Two songs come to mind from my childhood. “East Bound and Down” by Jerry Reed and “Roll on 18 Wheeler” by Alabama.
The last time I saw a a rising of worldly love similar to this was in the mid 80’s when musicians came together around the world to record songs to raise money for the starving people in Ethiopia. The USA, Canada and Europe all had musicians recording songs for a world cause. On the emotion scale, it came very close to what the world is witnessing today.
Convoys of big rigs started to leave various locations across Canada Sunday January 22nd all to converge in Ottawa on January 29. All in the name to Mandate Freedom.
Three years ago a convoy from western Canada started out to protest oils and gas restrictions, carbon tax, etc. They gained notoriety but the arrogant Trudeau never budged.
We thought the convoy was large three years ago. It is a peanut in size compared to what is trekking across Canada today.
As Pat King said in a live facebook broadcast on his page – The Real Pat King – while were rolling through Regina Monday night, “If it wasn’t for our convoy three years ago, this wouldn’t be as big as it is today!”
Reports have said anything from 50 to 70 thousand vehicles left BC. And thousands more vehicles join them in every province. Northern and southern groups are joining them everyday.
Our American brothers and sisters are joining us from the south in solidarity. According to Pat King 10 000 US trucks are on their way to join us. And those who cannot get across the border are going to hold at the border.
The main news media in Canada is reporting very little. And of those reporting, they seem to be deliberately reporting false facts or partial truths. Pat King told his command group they were forbidden to take up any interview with CTV or CBC.
One commenter online suggested that it was the 600 million dollar buy out of the media is preventing them from reporting. The Go Fund Me account is alive and well and is now (at the time of this post) well over four million and still growing. If you want to donate to the cause. Donate the Go Fund Me Account
Social media groups have exploded the promotion of this Freedom Convoy 2022 without the help of mainstream media. And support from over the world is filtering in.
Last night, on their facebook group, we saw love sent from as far away as Australia, Austria, Scotland, Spain, Italy and further. These were just a few. The whole world’s eyes are on Canada this week.
Main stream media tried to spread reports (and still are) that Go Fund Me account had been seized. It wasn’t seized. However Trudeau and his cohorts tried to have it shut down calling these truckers terrorists.
“The first thing they are going to try is go after your money,” organizer Tara Lich explained.
The Go Fund Me account is alive and well and is now (at the time of this post) well over four million and still growing. If you want to donate to the cause. See “O’Tool Again Vows To End 600-million Media Bailout”
Rebel News, an independent right wing news outlet, is reporting accurately on the convoy. They have a videographer riding along in the convoy. And there are reports that they may even have helicopters grabbing air shots.
Freedom Convoy 2022 is a peaceful group. No violence is allowed and they are promoting safety and respect for the rules of the road. They are yielding to the needs of law enforcement emergencies, and all other emergency needs despite the reports from left wing agenda based groups.
Comments on facebook has suggested that Antifa may show up to incite violence. Lich insists that all truckers are to adhere to a strict non-violence code. Anyone stepping outside of that code or anyone who they see in the convoy not adhering to their code will be reported to the police.
“Get their truck number and their licence plate number and report it to the police or report it to us and we will report it to the police,” explains Lich.
Freedom Convoy 2022 has been working closely with police in all provinces. This is a peaceful demonstration.
Their goal: to have the mandates removed or have the entire Trudeau government step down. They intend to gridlock parliament hill until it is done. This time they are not leaving.
And with a whole lot of these truckers out of work, they have all the time in the world to do this.
But these truckers are not just the unvaccinated. These truckers are both vaccinated and unvaccinated truckers uniting for one cause. Two weeks to flatten the curve ended almost two years ago. Why are we still here.
We love you truckers. You make Canada proud. You are showing us what it means to be Canadian brothers and sisters again. Thank you!