Shoot the truckers
A bunch of antivaccine truckers have recently taken up blocking traffic. Because the right is, on average, very low IQ and is attracted to low IQ causes, rather than actually right-wing or sensible ones, it has taken to supporting them. I have the opposite take: shoot them.
It would be one thing if the truckers were fighting for some actually just cause. They are not. They are not fighting for any actually right-wing goal, such as abolishing the capital gains tax, criminalizing interracial marriage, or even for a just non-right-wing goal, such as advocating for the freedom of Palestine. They are fighting for their right not to take the COVID-19 vaccine, an issue which at best has no effect on anything, and at worst simply worsens their average life expectancy. This doesn’t even have any meaningful relationship to freedom, such as the right to eat unhealthy foods (for which one can at least make a half-decent libertarian case, though it’s a bad idea, anyway). Antivax in Canada is a fringe movement. The overwhelming majority of the Canadian public opposes the truckers. Protesting for antivax is even less sensible than participating in BLM, which at least was cant in educated society in the First World of 2020, as prohibition was in 1920. Indeed, the right has no case whatsoever for why I should view the trucker protests any more sympathetically than the BLM demonstrators. The trucker protests are fighting for a cause that has objectively killed far more people than the BLM demonstrators ever have. The overwhelming majority of the Canadian public is vaccinated, as is around 60% of the American Republican Party. Attaching the right to the truckers’ protest is like attaching the right to Trump (who famously invented most right-wing antivax with his “don’t be afraid of COVID” message, despite the fact that COVID would go on to kill more than one million Americans), a candidate that lost the popular vote twice and never accomplished anything of significance. It’s harmful and lighting scarce political capital on fire.
Even though I disagree with him on this issue (and certainly support the Patriot Front’s protests against the regime, despite their flaws), the whole trucker protest has made me much more sympathetic to Boldmug’s case against activism -that it feeds the regime and wastes right-wing political capital, rather than accomplishing any meaningful political goals- that it is about as meaningful as joining an anticommunist movement in the Soviet Union. As Moldbug says in regards to Critical Race Theory, even if the truckers completely win this conflict, it will not be any kind of genuine victory for the right whatsoever. Indeed, the fact the truckers have not been shot already is clearly one more of the many failures of liberalism to which Moldbug constantly alludes to, no different from the regime allowing massive COVID deaths or street crime. Would a sensible regime allow this?
The burning of right-wing political capital must be stopped. Sense must reassert itself. The truckers must be shot.