Profiles in Courage: The Canadian Truckers, by Margaret Anna Alice

Here’s a fitting tribute to the Canadian truckers’ heroism. From Margaret Anna Alice at margaretannaalice.substack.com:

Celebrating the Winter of Love & the Worldwide Freedom Convoy Movement

Profiles in Courage: The Canadian Truckers; Man Flying Free on Maple Leaf

“The importance of the event [the storming of the Bastille] lay simply in the psychological fact that for the first time the people received an obvious proof of the weakness of an authority which had lately been formidable.

“When the principle of authority is injured in the public mind it dissolves very rapidly. What might not one demand of a king who could not defend his principal fortress against popular attacks? The master regarded as all-powerful had ceased to be so.

“The taking of the Bastille was the beginning of one of those phenomena of mental contagion which abound in the history of the Revolution. The foreign mercenary troops, although they could scarcely be interested in the movement, began to show symptoms of mutiny.”

—Gustave Le Bon, The Psychology of Revolution (paperback, Kindle, audiobook)

This profile may seem like old news. The Canadian Truckers Freedom Convoy is so February. The hypnotizing bauble is now yo-yoing over the Ukraine. That’s what we’re supposed to be fixated on now.

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