I saw this video and it made me think about the people we surround ourselves with.
My mother, now gone 14 years, always told me that no matter how innocent I was, I’d be judged by the friends I have. I think she was worried about me getting involved with a gang or something. As the poor kid in a town with no minorities I was the most likely to become the scapegoat.
I’ve tried to make sure I was friends with good people and to avoid situations where I would be associated with bigots, racists, etc.
I miss my mom, but with her health for her last decade, I am sort of relieved she didn’t have to live through Covid. I’m also happy that she hasn’t seen the people her family and friends have associated themselves with.
I’ve given the Freedom Convoy more attention than I should, but it’s directly affecting many of my friends and my city.
Antihate canada is a non-profit organization that studies hate groups and they have some interesting things to say about the organizers of the convoy: Tamara Lich, Benjamin “BJ” Dichter, and Ben King. THE ‘FREEDOM CONVOY’ IS NOTHING BUT A VEHICLE FOR THE FAR RIGHT
The movement is also supported by several American celebrities and prominent anti-vaxx advocates and hate mongers. The Citizen wrote an article about this support: ‘The Canadian revolution’: How foreign anti-mandate sympathizers are framing the trucker convoy.
Now I can hear all the deniers saying how they don’t trust the MSM… so how about straight from the source:
There have been reports of fires, looting, blocking emergency vehicles, and many other reprehensible things.
I’ve seen a lot of people sharing an image that says, “Proud Member of a Small Fringe Minority with Unacceptable Views.” Do they share the views of the organizers? Or how about the supporters?
It’s sad to see so many people who are willing to disregard the founding and actions of this protest just because they dislike the prime minister or agree with one or two parts of the protests ideas.
At this point I only see two ends to this; violence or the protesters going home unhappy.
Stay safe and be kind,