- Oct 10, 1999
The fact that you can lose your entire business based on your views or your participation in a peaceful protest is not something that should be celebrated no matter which side you're on. This is the kind of shit Russia does to it's people, it's sad to see it here too.
Consider if it was the other way around, a conservative government in power, and losing your business because you used your truck to participate in a LGBT parade. Basically same thing.
They have essentially made protesting illegal by attaching consequences to it. This is not something we should be celebrating at all. I know you people don't care about freedom but I'm sure at some point there will be a protest about something you care about, how would you feel if they also punished those people?
The truckers who participated are basically martyrs. They've started a movement, and finally we are actually seeing some of the overreaching policies being lifted a bit at a time. It's up to rest of us to continue to fight at this point. They're already talking about bringing back all this crap in spring, so this is not exactly a victory, just a small step in right direction.
So what? I think they may have learned something. No LGBT Parade last 3 fucking weeks. They were warned, they ignored, and now these are the consequences. womp womp.