Hurray and there she glows, hurray and there she glows. Hurray and there she glows, so early in the morning….
What, oh, never mind me. I was just thinking of this “People’s Trucker Convoy.” Sure, sure, I’ve been assured that people I know know some of the organizers and they’re totally not sus. But you know, we all have dumbass and gullible friends.
Okay, so to level set: I’d heard of trucker convoys forming last week. The earliest started March 1st. (From the North East.) There were others.
And then suddenly there is this People’s Convoy — which is totes a name we’d choose. Totes. Remember that “Descend on DC” thing they wanted us to do with Maoist imagery. Yeah. Like that — starting a week before the others.
And I was like “Is it real, or memorex?” but reserving opinion, because you know, people are weird, and it might be perfectly legit. And then I read that post over at Gateway Pundit.
Look, guys, if that post is real, the Convoy isn’t. Or at least there is someone manipulating its formation, objective and outcomes who is not on our side.
And the best result we can expect from it is that merely discourages real trucker convoys. (Arguably, marginally less dangerous, truckers could obtain the same benefit by being “sick” for a week or two. Though not as public, and could get weird.)
Look, go read the article. I’ll wait.
Okay. Done? Right. So, first there is the weird bravado. They have a thousand truckers, but they’re going to “swallow” DC like “an anaconda” who the heck does that kind of bragging on what amounts to “we’ll take up one lane and cause a traffic issue?
Then there is the “I figure we’ll stay for two days.”
Look, if you’re going to do this thing, and risk being arrested or worse, you stay as long as you have to stay to see the mandates rescinded. And hell, if I were doing it? I’d demand an investigation of the elections and that the Supreme court look into the case too, before I went home. Otherwise, knowing what you might be required to pay for this, what’s the point?
This would be like “Give me Liberty, or I’ll give you a traffic jam for two days.”
I’ll always be very suspicious of any supposedly big initiative that has no clear objectives, or no clear way to get there. This is why Jan 6 still strikes me as weird. It was never clear why Trump wanted all those people in DC. (Well, yes, maybe Mike Pence told him if there was a lot of people there, he’d object to certifying the results of the hinky elections. MAYBE. But why did Trump believe it? Never mind. His hiring was atrocious. Must be different in politics and business.)
As it turned out it was “get ahead of potential real demonstrations/riots, by having a fake one, and stomping on it hard enough that the right is terrified of doing it again.”
<Looks at trucker convoys. You know the left has no imagination, and uses the same plot over and over again. See however many people didn’t really kill themselves, right?
Okay, it is entirely possible that they expected if they started rioting, the right would join in — I call this the OWS maneuver where they think if they start it people will do what they want. It’s stupid, but it’s something that would work in a movie, and the left mostly has movie logic — and then they could stomp on anyone who opposed them because look at the horrible things these people have done.
So, if there are other trucker convoys, I’d look into them, but this one? Yeah. Well. It glows in the dark.
I figure it’s an excuse for Biden to declare them terrorists, with minimal effort and go after everyone who opposes him under the patriot act.
Or you know, it could be so he can declare victory and claim all other trucker convoys are useless. THAT’s the optimistic view, btw.
Again and again I say to you “What good thing can this possibly accomplish” should be your test for what you want to participate in and/or support.
Keep in mind that to win, the left must implicate you in shady stuff. No, seriously. You guys keep imagining them coming door to door or whatevs. That only works in movie-logic. Think of the US and how big it is. It might work in a city, among middle-class liberals. That’s it. Try it anywhere else, and none of the gun grabbers come back. Because when they come for you, you have to shoot back. And it’s horrible optics for them.
Remember the left cares about optics. Even if they gain power, you’re relatively safe, unless they can get you to be “bad.” Now for me being bad might be “Spreading disinformation” after they forbid it. But it still has to happen for the hammer to fall. And frankly, the more visible people will be safe. And the least visible. It’s the people in the middle who will get hit. (I don’t know. I THINK I might now be big enough. Mostly due to instapundit.) Even the USSR kept dissidents “for show” who weren’t killed.
And they won’t gain power that long — but that’s a discussion for another post — or be that secure, ever.
However, they might think they will. I think the Junta has been advising Justin Castreau, and view what happened there as a test case for here. Eh. I don’t think Canada is done with them, at that. And as for Americans being the same…. They do completely misunderstand us every time, don’t they?
Now, yeah, their trucker convoy cosplay could get them to declare some really bad stuff. And things will almost certainly, one way or another, go very bad for a while. Very bad in the sense that our money is becoming worthless, supplies are scarce, people and businesses we need are being crushed, and frankly the Brandon motto should be “I will try to bury you.” Because that’s what they’re doing.
I’m not saying it’s sunshine and flowers. I’m saying they can’t win long term.
I’m also saying we can survive. Yes, even if your bank accounts are frozen and people aren’t allowed to work. This isn’t a new maneuver. It was pulled in Portugal in the seventies. And people survived. FOR YEARS. It can and will be done again. And there are techniques. You just have to be flexible. Look, they can’t stop Porn and Criminals from making money/trading. What makes you think they can stop you?
Give a long side eye to anything that makes you go “What do they think is good about this?” or “What do they think will result from this?” Whether they’re asking for your support, or asking you to participate. At best people doing things where they can’t win — they can’t — are stupid. At worst they glow in the dark. Neither is good for you.
But be ready to support things that are worth it. Because frankly, my internal clock says it’s very near. Now my clock might be wrong. This has happened in the time, because I’m so politics-obsessed. So when I feel “two weeks’ it might be a year. But from the anger on line, it’s not much more.
Unless they can convince us it’s useless, of course. So take down that “Abandon all hope” sign and be alert and ready.
I’m not even sure the “faux convoy” won’t spark a reaction our lords and mistresses will …. not like. I wouldn’t at all be surprised. To quote — I think Friends? — “You’re playing with fire” “I thought you said I was swimming with sharks” “Yeah, you’re playing with fire and the sharks don’t like it.”
When things are as on edge as right now, starting a “faux riot/rebellion” is one of the stupidest things you can do. But then these people think in movie logic, and couldn’t organize a bonk in a brothel, so what do you expect, exactly? Stupid can’t be ruled out.
Stay alert, keep your powder dry, and don’t be unduly trusting.
Strap on and hold tight. The ride is about to get bumpy.