The People's Convoy (Video)
Some news that's not about a land war in Europe
Last week, Tablet Magazine sent me down to the high Mojave Desert to cover the launch of “The People’s Convoy,” which is the American version of the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” against vaccine mandates.
If Ukraine weren’t dominating the news there would probably be a fair amount of hyperventilating in the media over this protest. Maybe there will be in a few days, when they reach the DC area, though I think more likely they’ll continue to be overshadowed by the run up to World War 3 and be largely ignored.
So consider this video I made a little time capsule.
I share the attendees’ opposition to vaccine mandates, as should be clear to anyone who’s been reading this Substack for a while. I assume there are many other issues on which I would strenuously disagree with most of them, not least the widespread enthusiasm for Trump.
But who cares? My aim isn’t to glorify or vilify people for their politics, it’s to try to understand where they’re coming from. That used to be what we all thought journalism was for. Those days are gone. Luckily, I can do whatever I want in this space, so I get to just pretend that’s still what my profession is about.