Has America lost its mojo? It sure looks that way when we see Canadian truckers doing the convoy route while our truckers sit at home or until they get their crowd-funding check. I remember a song called “Convoy” and how it made people feel.
For those of you who don’t remember or never heard the song, this was a novelty song inspired by CB radio in the mid-70s. In those days Citizen Band radios were the craze. You could buy a cheap one and talk to people around you within a limited range. This was very popular with truckers because they could warn others about smokies ahead (Cops). In the song, the truckers form a convoy of almost 100 trucks protesting restrictive speed limits and fuel cost. The song hit #1 on both the pop and country charts.
The song and the idea were so strong and popular that Sam Peckinpah made a movie under the same name. The movie gazed at Kris Kristofferson and Ali MacGraw who were “A-listed” stars at the time. The movie carried forward the idea that truckers were outlaws who protest what was wrong with the country.
What does this have to do with America losing its mojo? The song’s message was that truckers were our guardians of the country and our values. When something was wrong in our core, they were the ones who stood up and protested. But today the Canadians are the ones who have the guardians. Some might remember a history lesson where during the Revolutionary War many Americans left America to move to Canada because they did not support our freedom from England which also included personal freedoms.
Today the Canadian truckers are the heroes and the guardians of the values of freedom. Why has no one stood up here in America? Maybe because a few did, and they now reside in some prison somewhere but people who burned our cities walk free. Those who went to the capital after the Trump rally and violated the capital. Yes, some needed to be punished but many did nothing to require prison. This is obvious when people who willingly burned down businesses and attacked police walk free.
Washington DC has become inbred and no longer working for the people that sent them there. Most go clear-eyed but somewhere along the line, they lose their way. This is also happening in many states. Law makers’ vision is clouded by party affiliation, “Vote with the team” is not necessarily what the people back home want.
Just look at the difference of the outsider who comes in and things are shaken up. The insiders do not like it and resist. Some strongly and others in secret behind the scenes but almost all resist. Bring in the insider who has been around for years and things return to normal for all insiders. Washington and many states capitals are populated all by insiders who have lost contact with those that sent them and think they alone know what is best.
Two examples; masks, all science now says, “anything but the n95 does nothing to prevent COVID” yet orders come down from on high “Mask up or else”, then Vaccines, now useless against Omicron yet government officials are still demanding that everyone get the shots. The pharmaceutical industry gets rich, and the campaign donations go up.
Do we have some truckers in America who might not have lost their Mojo?