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Canadian Freedom Convoy 2022

From Lying Down in Silence to

Standing Up in Strength

I’ve been struggling to write a blog post for some time now. In fact, my last post was from early October, so it has been over three months. I had every intention of keeping up with weekly book reviews, and then I hit a wall.

It may be that I’d been producing too much. Spending every free moment away from my responsibilities as a wife and mother to either read or write reviews was wearing on me, if I’m honest. Sleep is imperative for my mental health and maintaining balance, and I wasn’t pulling it off.

I’m inclined to think it was mainly writer’s block. Of course, this is something that any creative person suffers from at times, but this felt different.

I realise now that I was feeling silenced, not stumped.

There was an immense pressure surrounding my blogging, as I felt the need to remain neutral and apolitical with the hopes of entertaining the widest audience. I’m not sure this is even attainable given the current state of the world and division amongst people. Everyone seems to be retreating to their echo chambers of identity, political and otherwise.

Public discourse is suffering. To communicate via the technocrats’ AI-run data mining sites is to sling insults at your perceived enemy who happens to disagree with your opinions, be damned manners, facts, or attempts to understand each other.

What I’ve been silently pining for is a place where people can talk about ideas with an open mind, sans hostility and anger. I don’t want to fight and be snarky. I want people to come together without fear of others’ judgement.

So this will be my second iteration of this blog. I’ve dressed it up a bit differently, and I’m changing my approach. I will add any book reviews that I might write, possibly publish some of my old ones from over a decade ago, but mainly I will create and post memes to help express all that I’m feeling within our current culture.

I would hope that any subscribers would like to stay and share in healthy discourse, but I understand if they would like to unfollow now that this is not exclusively a book blog. I would in no way be offended and completely understand.

I haven’t been reading too many books lately. Whatever focus I’ve been able to muster up has been reserved for the ongoing search for truth.

It feels like a pivotal time in the world. The rights and freedoms I was lucky to have and appreciative of as a Canadian over the last 40 years are now eroding for my son’s future. I won’t let that happen without a fight.

I’ve not felt hope in two years. I’ve observed the incessant gaslighting and authoritarianism coming from not just my government but those around the world, and I have been genuinely hopeless a lot of the time.

Then I heard about the trucker convoy, and there was a flutter in my chest as I can only imagine my internal pilot light must have reignited.

These brave Canadian truckers have organised a convoy to Ottawa and are blocking the city streets until Trudeau resigns or cancels all mandates.

I was thrilled once being made aware this was an anti-mandate movement where the vaccinated and the unvaccinated alike have come together for a common goal, this while our government and the MSM try continually to pit us against each other.

Canadians have had enough of being dictated by unscientific rules and regulations, having their business destroyed, and being treated like second-class citizens to the ruling elites. The latest polls show the majority are against the current restrictions, and are in favour of lifting the mandates, although our lying leader and his bought and paid for corporate news channels say otherwise. The truckers have the power to force the tyrants hand, and it has lit a fire across the world, as other nations organise their own convoys for freedom.

I have never been more proud of my country or her brave and patriotic people. Standing on an overpass in Ontario while the convoy plastered in Canadian flags passed beneath us, we waved our flags back and shook our handmade signs of hope and gratitude.

We Fight For Freedom With Our Love

After two years of avoiding strangers, we were all communing together with smiles of pure joy and togetherness. No one was afraid of another’s judgemental stare, although there were some rude comments from a few cars passing by.

I have never experienced anything like it in my life, and I don’t think I’ll soon forget what it felt like to be a part of history in the making, with my son by my side.

These are our ‘Why do we even need to be doing this anyway!’ faces.

So that’s it. I went from lying down in silence to finally finding my voice and standing up for my son’s future. I know I will lose some of you for my beliefs, and that’s okay. I would say the same thing that I have told those that I’ve lost in my personal life: I will be waiting with open arms when (if) you come around.

To see some of the memes that I have been sharing over the past few months please follow my Peachy Books pages on Facebook and/or Instagram.

Did you hear about the Convoy on your news stations?

Have you heard of any convoys being planned where you are from?

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17 thoughts on “Canadian Freedom Convoy 2022”

    1. Many thanks, it was the most enjoyable experience I have had in years. Everyone was so full of hope and gratitude. It would seem there hasn’t been much coverage in the mainstream, so that’s not surprising. Wise to turn that off, it rarely is truthful and without an agenda.

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  1. Hello from the UK

    Many thanks for your post. When dealing enemies of the people such as the elites who rule this world, but not the one coming, I find ridicule excellent. The best jokes and songs win wars. I do my little bit.

    I have done articles on Mr Turdeau and recently on the convoy. If you are interested here are the links.

    Kind regards

    Baldmichael Theresoluteprotector’sson

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    1. Hello Michael! Thanks for stopping by. I would agree, I think art is the way to reach the people, I just wish I was seeing more of it. I will definitely take a look at your links. It’s surely better to laugh than to cry. Stay Free!

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  2. I feel like I want to say something, but I’m not really sure what to say.

    I couldn’t agree more that there is too much anger and hate and misunderstanding and miscommunication going around.

    I live in Toronto and I happen to not want to be around people during the pandemic. And that’s my choice. Where I live is always called a ‘hotspot’ and I don’t know fact from fiction. What I do know is that so many people in my family and my circle of friends were getting sick when it first hit that I was really scared. Scared for my kids, scared for myself, scared for the future… So when the vaccines came out, I thought there was hope. But then I was still scared. Should I take the vaccine? Should I let my kids take it? What if it only makes things worse? And why is Toronto so crappy at controlling the virus when so many other countries are ‘back to normal’?

    After a ton of research, I took my children and myself to get the vaccine. And guess what? I caught covid shortly after and it was bad. So bad that I was worried about my survival rate. So bad that I had concerns for what would happen to my children if I didn’t make it.

    Luckily I did, but it wasn’t a certainty. And being an independent contractor, I was ‘laid off’ from the companies I worked with because 1) I’m not a regular employee entitled to sick days or leave, and 2) they couldn’t sustain the work. Then because I’m independent, I wasn’t eligible for a ton of benefits that the government set out to help people. Then I found out I was eligible for disability so I did that (which sucks btw, but that’s another matter).

    I’m not pro or anti-vax. I don’t judge people for their choices. Because it is our right to choose. I have a problem with an infrastructure that has done nothing to change this timorous way of life. Where is the security? What will the future look like?

    I know nothing about the convoy because I stopped watching the news when the pandemic hit. I check for things online from time to time, but there’s really nothing there that I want to see. I’m in the ‘Ignorance is bliss’ phase right now. I am happy to see that you were able to show support and how brave you are to share your convictions.

    And after this long rambling letter I’ll leave you with… Stay strong and stay safe! xo

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    1. Did you know I just randomly checked my spam and your lovely reply was in there. I’m not sure why this would be, since you don’t have a bunch of emoticons here. It’s like they are suppressing certain comments. I am so sorry if you felt I was ignoring your post, how frustrating!

      Thank you so much for sharing your personal experience, and am I ever glad that you are still here. Covid, especially the earlier variants is nothing to downplay, and I am devastated for those that have suffered or lost loved ones.

      Your experience is proof that the efficacy of their vaccines is not such that mandates should be imposed. There is endless mountains of proof of that at this point, that’s why I’m having such a hard time seeing this push as anything but nefarious.

      I agree with you 100%, ours is not to judge. I am not interested in even knowing what people’s choices have been surrounding this shot, unless they want to discuss it, it just isn’t my business. At the end of the day it should be a risk assessment specific to each individual and their families, that is the free country that we are lucky enough to live in.

      I hope you continue to ramble with many anytime you like, because I’m thrilled to have friends with open minds and open hearts.

      Be well and stay free. 😘

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  3. You may lose followers, but you’ll gain even more than you lose, Peach. The best way to weed out all the frenemies and fakers is to be yourself and speak your mind. So, you’re doing the right thing. Know that the Canadian Trucker Convoy has my support too, as do you. I’m proud of you for speaking out because we’ve had enough of being silenced. I’m in the USA and we’re in the process of organizing our own Trucker convoy. There are also convoys happening around the world- Italy, the UK, and other countries as well. God bless the Canadians for getting this started!

    Go Truckers!!!!!

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    1. Cherie, thank yo so much for your kind words of encouragement and support. They mean so very much to me. Hearing of the other convoys has only fueled the fire for us Canadians. Silence no more! It’s great to meet you. 💜

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      1. It’s great to meet you too! You Canadians really started something and we Americans are so proud of you! Know that the world is with you! ❤💪You got this! And we’ve got you!

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