I already received 6 text messages from different people (not Canadians) super excited about the trucker protest. And yay, cool, I guess.
The problem is, there have been mass protests in Canada for over a year. I was very excited about the first half dozen. Hundred thousand people! A great symbolic value! Dishonest media reporting! I shared photos and felt hopeful.
But nothing ever happened. People had a chance to vote for something different and they didn’t. They returned Trudeau with the same mandate.
It will be great if protest number five million turns out to be less impotent. I’m kind of jaded about symbolic gestures, so I’m not jumping up and down until it does.