Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains, is a pretty good paraphrase of the final lines of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto: The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Working men of all countries, unite!
And uniting is what some 50,000+ truckers from all over Canada did in a protest that drove Canada’s Leftist Premier Justin Trudeau out of his official residence and into hiding before they ever reached Ottawa.
What seems to be uniting the workers of the world, at least in Canada, is not the 19th century ideas of capitalist oppression as conceptualized by Karl Marx – it is the oppression by the medical-bureaucratic state, which seems to be intent on destroying the working class, through forced vaccination and lockdowns, in a way Marx could never have envisioned.
And it is not the capitalist plutocrats that are the oppressors. It is Marx’s inheritors on the political Left, like Justin Trudeau, and woke allies in Left-leaning corporate management, who are viciously depriving workers of their livelihoods and putting their destitute families out on the street.
Interestingly enough, it is not Leftwing unions and supposedly labor-friendly politicians who are defending the truckers, and in some cases joining them – it is small businesspeople and conservative politicians, such as Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis.
But unless you caught it on Tucker Carlson, you’d probably know nothing about that if you read or watched nothing but the establishment news media, because they have refused to cover the massive protest by Canadian truckers and plans for a similar one in Australia and shows of solidarity as far away as Brazil.
Which brings us to the point of this article: How long will it take for American truckers to organize their own convoy to Washington?
As this Twitter user said, “You know what to do.”
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