Brave Trudeau ran away.
When danger reared its ugly head,
He bravely turned his tail and fled.
Yes, brave Trudeau turned about
And gallantly he chickened out.
Swiftly taking to his feet,
He beat a very brave retreat.
Bravest of the brave, Trudeau!
(Credit to Monty Python)
🗞*THE TRUCKERS’ VICTORY IS A METAPHOR* 🗞
🔥 The UK Independent was one of the many reporting that Canada’s jaunty blackfaced Prime Minister, facing a trucker convoy, retreated, decamped, and fled to an undisclosed location. In other words, he bravely ran away. The Independent’s headline was “Justin Trudeau and Family Move to Secret Location as Canada Trucker Protests Spark Security Fears.”
Meanwhile, international attention continued to grow all day yesterday, exciting millions and generating social media commentary unlike anything I can recall since the start of the pandemic. Granted, I don’t swim in Twitter’s pro-lockdown fever pits, but the ratio of positive interest seems to far outpace negative reactions among regular folks. There appears to be a widespread sense that the Freedom Convoy is punching far above its weight; people are attributing significant meaning to the protest that is profoundly different in character and substance to the respondes to other, prior protests.
As you know, not only have I been covering pandemic news every single day, but also I’ve been personally involved in many domestic protest events. The Canadian Truckers have captured the world’s attention in a way that nothing else has to date has done.
I’ve been thinking about it, a lot. And I’ve been thinking about the poltroon Trudeau, who apparently didn’t even consider using any political solution that involves interacting with or even confronting the truckers in any way. First I watched him dodge public appearances using a ridiculous pretense — exposure to a “case,” which any of us could claim — then within hours he decided to stop dodging and just threw some underwear into a briefcase and got out of Dodge. The way Trudeau is handling the situation does not look like effective government. It smacks of panic. The optics are just politically awful and so, very weird.
Then I got it. Trudeau is a metaphor.