It should be fairly obvious by now that the ‘democracy lovers’ in the left-wing mainstream media really don’t love democracy when the cause does not suit their political agenda, as they have demonstrated over and over again throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Democrat voters in the media used to love a good protest when, say, it involved ‘black lives’ or Antifa thugs besieging a federal courthouse during Donald Trump’s administration, but not so much now when it comes to freedom-seeking people opposed to pointless COVID-19 vaccine mandates, especially in the midst of a deepening supply chain crisis.
Case in point: A CNN “analyst” who called for acts of violence against Canadian truck drivers who are fed up with a vaccine mandate that they feel is unnecessary and not the government’s decision to make.
Fox News has more:
CNN analyst Juliette Kayyem suggested aggressive means to end the trucker protest in Canada on Thursday, including slashing tires.
On her Twitter account, Kayyem shared a report from the Wall Street Journal that described the gridlock caused by the truckers on Ambassador Bridge, the largest bridge link between the U.S. and Canada.
“Footage shows trucks in gridlock on the Ambassador Bridge, a key trading link between the U.S. and Canada. It was temporarily closed early Tuesday amid growing protests against Canada’s Covid-19 vaccine mandates,” The Wall Street Journal reported, as noted by Fox News.
Kayyem suggested that there should be harsh penalties for truckers for blocking the Ambassador Bridge.
“The convoy protest, applauded by right-wing media as a ‘freedom protest,’ is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks,” Kayyem wrote.
The convoy protest, applauded by right wing media as a “freedom protest,” is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks ✔️ https://t.co/nvRQTfPWir
— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) February 10, 2022
She later doubled down on the Nazi-like authoritarianism.
“Trust me, I will not run out of ways to make this hurt: cancel their insurance; suspend their drivers’ licenses; prohibit any future regulatory certification for truckers, etc. Have we learned nothing? These things fester when there are no consequences,” Kayyem tweeted.
Mind you, this isn’t the first outrageous thing this “national security expert” has said; she’s a left-wing nutjob who, if she had her way, would lock up anyone who fails to fall in with Democratic Party ‘groupthink’ on all issues, including, obviously, pandemic mandates.
In an August 2021 op-ed for The Atlantic, an outlet for the far-left, Kayyem wrote that any American who refused to get a COVID vaccine should be denied the right to travel — which is supposedly constitutionally protected — via plane.
“The White House has rejected a nationwide vaccine mandate — a sweeping suggestion that the Biden administration could not easily enact if it wanted to — but a no-fly list for unvaccinated adults is an obvious step that the federal government should take,” Kayyem wrote. “Flying is not a right.”
She adopted her same “make it hurt” philosophy to force people to get vaccines, which, ultimately, have not proven to be the panacea they were advertised to be.
“It’s not unless you think it’s a right to fly. And it’s not, any more than if you thought it was a right for me to… go to The Lion King on Broadway. These are not rights. These are privileges,” she told Mediaite. “The government is just sort of wishing that people would take vaccines, like now we have to make it hurt, hurt in terms of a burden to not take vaccines.”
For four years Democrats and their voters screamed about the “fascism” of Donald Trump without ever citing a single right he took away. By comparison, the left is constantly pushing to deny rights to anyone who disagrees with them, which is the textbook definition of fascism.