I have written quite a bit about the ongoing truckers’ protest in Ottawa this week, but I’m letting it percolate for a bit before sharing it.
Part of my problem is that I sympathize with the residents of Centretown who are tired of the noise and traffic jam and just want their lives back. Understandably, they want the police to act, though no-one knows what that is going to look at.
I also sympathize with the truckers who have lost their livelihood and access to social supports becasue they have chosen not to be vacccinated against COVID-19. Last month they were heroes, today they are pariahs. Thet the government denies them Employment Insurance, a program they paid into, because of their vaccine status, is morally wrong.
Today though, instead of discussing the ins and outs of the protest, some trucker humor. With the protests possibly expanding to other cities, and the policew moving in in Ottawa, I’m sure I’ll have more to say in the near future.