We first noted last week how vehemently the left and the media was reacting to the truckers in the freedom caravan on Canada. After all, these protesters are the blue collar, working class folks the Dems say they represent. Many of them are card carrying union members.
We put this little collage derisive rhetorical rocks that the left has hurled at these freedom fighters:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounces them as “fringe extremists. They must be stopped.”
Former Bank of Canada president Mark Carney says they are guilty of “sedition.”
The Washington Post says they are “insurrectionists” who wave “confederate flags.”
Nora Loreto, a prominent Canadian socialist activist, calls them the “fascist truckers.”
CNN snorts that “this Canadian protest isn’t a grassroots revolt or even a Prairie brushfire. More likely, it’s a winter carnival, ephemeral, a flaring of anger.”
Foreign Policy Magazine the protests have attracted “various far-right and hate groups. Supporters now include neo-Nazis, Canadian supporters of the former U.S. administration, and QAnon conspiracy enthusiasts…”
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough calls the protesters members of “a cult.”
CNN’s Paula Newton trashed the freedom convoy a “threat to democracy.”
We don’t approve of the willful disruption of commerce and the blocking of bridges and roads by the protesting truckers. And there are some bad actors in these convoys. But how often did you hear these kinds of screeds against the truly violent Black Lives Matter urban rioters in the summer of 2021?
Perhaps the lasting impact of the freedom caravans is that the facade that pro-big government voices speak for working class voters has been torn to shreds.