For the past two years, Democrats and their left-wing Marxist allies pushed for and enacted lockdowns of their cities and states citing the need to "stop the spread" of COVID-19, devastating their economies and destroying the lives and livelihoods of millions of Americans.
What's more, they were unabashed in their promotion of enduring lockdowns and unsympathetic about them – because as elected leaders they never went without a paycheck or a meal. Meanwhile, ordinary Americans arrested or fined or jailed for the "crime" of trying to make a living were told that the economy was not nearly as important as "saving lives."
What a gargantuan load of manure.
Fast-forward to the present day.
Thousands of Canadian truckers fed up with a pointless COVID-19 vaccine mandate, especially amid an ongoing supply chain crisis that the Democratic enablers of pandemic lockdowns created in the first place, are protesting to get their government to drop the requirement. They are doing so by blocking one of the busiest international bridges between Canada and the United States.
They know it's one of the business crossings; they know that some $3.5 million in commerce per day crossed the bridge. That's precisely why they chose to block it.
But now, one of the biggest Democrat hypocrites of the pandemic, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who kept her state locked down until federal and state courts forced her to open up, is demanding action against the Canadian truckers because their protest is hurting Michigan's economy.
You literally cannot make this up.
Online news site 100 Percent Fed Up reported: "The woman who intentionally placed COVID-positive patients into nursing homes and assisted living centers with some of the most vulnerable citizens in her state while destroying the livelihoods of millions of Michigan, including tens of thousands of business owners with her draconian, unscientific lockdowns, is now telling Canadian officials how to deal with peaceful protesters who are simply demanding freedom from COVID mandates and restrictions in Canada."
"The blockade is having a significant impact on Michigan's working families who are just trying to do their jobs. Our communities and automotive, manufacturing, and agriculture businesses are feeling the effects. It's hitting paychecks and production lines. That is unacceptable," Whitmer said in a statement.
My message is simple: reopen traffic on the bridge. pic.twitter.com/EwDEn17sRA
— Governor Gretchen Whitmer (@GovWhitmer) February 10, 2022
"It is imperative that Canadian local, provincial, and national governments de-escalate this economic blockade," she added, without suggesting how. "They must take all necessary and appropriate steps to immediately and safely reopen traffic so we can continue growing our economy, supporting good-paying jobs, and lowering costs for families."
So it was okay to crush the local economies and harm families for two years under government lockdowns, but when truckers block roads for four days, it's terrorism? It's "unacceptable" harm to the economy? It's a bad thing?
We are old enough around here to remember when protesting allegedly democratic societies was permissible to redress grievances with government (because the alternative to peaceful protesting – violent attacks and civil war is a lot worse).
But Whitmer isn't the only left-wing lunatic calling for drastic action against the truckers.
CNN "national security analyst" and former Obama admin undersecretary of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem is actually calling for violence against the truckers.
"The convoy protest, applauded by right-wing media as a 'freedom protest,' is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28 percent of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks," Kayyem wrote.
Then she doubled down: "Trust me, I will not run out of ways to make this hurt: cancel their insurance; suspend their drivers' licenses; prohibit any future regulatory certification for truckers, etc. Have we learned nothing? These things fester when there are no consequences."
There certainly is fascism in America (and Canada), but it's not coming from Trump supporters or conservatives; the left owns it.