The title of this article is misleading because 70% of truckers are already vaxxed (about average for any demographic, because truckers are normies), but it’s a good introduction: https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/mandatory-trucker-vaccination-leaves-store-shelves-empty-pushing-up-prices
This has led to shortages in staples their customers have been accustomed to relying on them for like grapes, strawberries and citrus. When they can get some of those items, the price has gone up exponentially . Grapes that used to be 99 cents a pound are now running $4.99 a pound.
“We need to apply these policies with a heavy dose of common sense,” he said in his press conference. “Common sense tells us we are at the peak of supply chain constraints across North America, around the world, huge inflation, and we can’t afford to lose potentially thousands of truckers on our roads bringing groceries up from the U.S. and, who knows, maybe rapid test kits as well.”
He said about 70 per cent of truckers are vaccinated, and while there is some hesitancy, which they are trying to address through education, one of their biggest stumbling blocks is access. Truck drivers are sometimes on the road for two weeks at a time and they cannot just pull up to a clinic or pharmacy in a big rig.
I.e. “It’s not that we don’t want to comply, it’s that we physically can’t!”
I want to play a bit of LARP chess re: this particular supply chain crisis.
On the one hand you have Stan’s dad who thought this was America, isn’t this America, I thought this was America. Figure they’re center-rightists, a bit to the left of your average Rush Limbaugh listener because demographics and that’s the way the pendulum actually swings if you aren’t a mouth-breathing retard. My first instinct was to assume they’ll get the January 6th treatment and get tortured in FEMA camps for the rest of their miserable lives for their hubris in thinking this is America (I thought this was America), but they have real bargaining power in a strike. See, on the other side of the bargaining table you have people who would glass this continent for a nickel, and I’m not exaggerating. Their immediate instinct is going to be like mine: this is a challenge to power, and it demands public retaliation. The only job qualification for being the elite is to remain the elite.
But even though the elite would rather reduce the non-elite population to 500,000 nubile sex/agricultural slaves, they haven’t done it yet. That means there’s something in America they still need, something that’s stopping them, or most likely something that’s forcing them to go slowly. If you think it’s optics you have a higher opinion of the public than I do. I think they could glass this continent and get away with it by calling it a conspiracy theory. And if you have some interest in America continuing to exist peacefully in some form, if only to starve slowly rather than all at once, then you need trucks hauling produce. So the first instinct, to publicly torture the truckers as an object lesson for the others, is a no-go. But considering it’s a narcissistic injury, we must consider every other option in the multiverse before acceding to even the slightest demands.
Can the truckers be replaced by immigrants? Insofar as this could be done, it’s already been tried. Sure, a few more families died under the grills of khat-chewing Somalians, but the main problem is you can’t pay most people enough to be long-haul truckers for more than, like, a week. They quit. Most people just plain can’t stand their own company for any amount of money. White men are the only demographic that supplies a large percentage who are fine with it. Can we lower the driving age to 10 and press inner city schoolchildren into slavery? Same basic problem, it’s not a lack of political will so much as the lack of capability in the slave subpopulation. Can we poison every water source in Ottawa where these truckers are going to protest? There’s potential in that. Even better if you can make the antidote contingent upon delivering produce. But ultimately it’s not tenable, I only raise the possibility so you understand the headspace you need to be in.
Remember, depopulation is only one of the things they want. Other things they want are: creature comforts, power, novelty, degradation, the sense of being righteous, the identity of being world-historical geniuses, etc. Because of all this, elites rely on supply chains more than we do, not less. (The reason it seems otherwise sometimes is they aren’t as reliant on the particular supply chain at your podunk Kroger.) What it comes down to is you need some of these white trucker guys in the short term, though not all of them. After all, half the shelves being empty is part of the plan for the next five years. Just not all the shelves being empty, not yet anyway. Therefore the correct play is divide and conquer on wedge issues. Some concessions, contingent on cucking on something like vaccines or libertarianism.
This way you split the truckers into a fringe group of maybe 30% who can be starved out, and the 70% who are selfish, apolitical, and shortsighted. If you want this to be private, you pick a technical wedge issue that no one who isn’t a trucker will understand. Something controversial to do with weight distribution calculations maybe. If you’re a jignat like Kushner and you want to stomp on people and you want everybody to know it’s you stomping on them (i.e. your ego demands that everybody knows you aren’t really making concessions to the filthy goyim), you pick something toothless that splits the hard right off from the big-brained centrists. The latter has been the typical method for wrangling the public since 2015, but there weren’t concrete stakes in those games.
So I definitely predict the wedge issue thing, I’m about 90% sure about it. 75% says we’ll a semi-charismatic social media personality or two come out of nowhere who just happen(s) to have the inside scoop on weight distribution calculations, and maybe some 3D animated explanations for the extremely online crowd. And I’d say there’s a 50% chance that it’ll be a technical trucking wedge issue that nobody else understands or cares about, so the industry can be gutted of its rightists behind closed doors like the military was in the last two years.
Anyway, that’s just what I’d do. Who knows though, I’m not a real psychopath, I’m more of an amateur anthropologist.