Two Sides of the Same Coin

I really should not be allowed to read the news.
Or when an idea suddenly appears it might not be smart to allow me to run with it.
For when I do my voice suddenly becomes louder, more strident, more shrill some would say given my propensity for using my soap box to get on my high horse.
That’s right folks not only do you get the soap box rant but you also get to reap my high horse’dness.
No one cannot say I did not give warning about forthcoming words.
Voices are rising.
In solidarity.
Not with the crybabies in Ottawa.
More and more people are calling out the blatant disparities between how this protest and the handling of the crybaby anti-mandate protestors and protests and the handling of protestors of actual marginalized groups have been handled.
In the above there was no waiting waiting.
Where they were blocking a gas pipeline running through their traditional territories.
And while the rest of the 20 elected Indigenous band councils had voted to allow it  the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say they have the final say.
Arrests were made.
Continue to be made.
I read the article.
It says they vandalized equipment.
Cut off access to the camp and pipeline.
And in the RCMP went.
Take no prisoners.
Remote Northern area where no one was affected save for the company attempting to run the pipe.
Now let’s float on over to Ottawa.
Horns blaring night and day.
Drunken morons peeing off of trucks.
Defecating on the lawns of residents.
Setting off fireworks in a densely packed area of high rises and condos.
A fucking city.
And here we are into day 10 or 11?
And you say that there is nothing wrong?
There is nothing to see?
Coutts Alberta.
Blockading a border crossing and disrupting the lives and livelihoods of those in the area.
Causing delays in shipments.
I shared this article to my Facebook page.
I also included this:
All I can say is if the RCMP can do this they damn well can do the same in Ottawa.
Here we have indigenous people arrested for protesting a pipeline running through their traditional territories.
Not an entire city being disrupted by ignorance.
There is an absolute blatant racist element to how First Nations protests are treated and how this ridiculous ‘Freedom’ convoy are treated.
If you truly feel that truck drivers need a louder voice then Indigenous communities and other marginalized peoples; that they speak for you;  please unfriend me.
I no longer am willing to stand aside and remain silent when shit like this happens.
©Feb. 7/21
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Author: Jay-lyn Doerksen

A single hard working mom of a soon to be teenage son. A poet and story teller I have wanted to write since I was a child. This space is where I share stories about myself and my life and the creative poetry that stirs my soul. My hope is you will pull up a chair and a cup of coffee delving into the world that I offer and you find simple enjoyment for a few moments. Welcome to The Wonderful & Wacky World of One Single Mom

6 thoughts on “Two Sides of the Same Coin”

  1. The hypocrisy of it all makes me so angry. What’s going on in Ottawa is no longer about truck drivers. It’s attracted every privileged white person who has a beef with anything Trudeau has ever done. They want to overthrow the government. Wait! There was a chance to do that last fall. It’s called an election. Clearly you idiots are in the minority or Maxime Bernier would be our Prime Minister.

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