As reported yesterday, the Facebook page for Truckers to Shut Down America was experiencing difficulties with the Facebook powers when the admins of the page were banned for using "God Bless America." Today, that Facebook page is gone. I reported yesterday that a website, ridefortheconsitution.org, has been established to promote this event.
Other Facebook pages have appeared such as the one for the Canadian truckers to shut down as well and/or drive to Toronto; it is still up. The Facebook page, Citizens in Support of the Washington Trucker Convoy, established on September 18, is still up and running with only 513 likes.
Dean Garrison at The DC Clothesline has also reported being unable to find the Facebook page, Truckers to Shut Down America.
So, let me see if understand this. Facebook will allow pages promoting jihad, Islamist ideas and any other foul disgusting thing you can think of but will pull pages like Truckers to Shut Down America and Uncle Sam's Misguided Children for promoting conservative and/or Christian beliefs. That makes sense when the owners and admins of Facebook are in cahoots with government and in bed with big money men.
Do I have any proof that Facebook pulled the page? No, but based on their previous actions regarding other similar social pages and posts, I would bet they did. And if the powers that be at Facebook did not, I'm sure they are more than welcome to write into Freedom Outpost or the DC clothesline to rebut the claim. I certainly will not hold my breath.
I had mentioned in a previous article about being an armchair politician or actually standing up to make a difference. Well, here is your chance. There is a flyer out now about this event. You can find it here.
With the social networking page nowhere to be found, it is now up to the old-fashioned, hit the pavement, door to door grassroots effort. We can also visit the Facebook page, Citizens in Support of the Washington Trucker Convoy, to promote it, pass it along until Facebook shuts it down.
What I am suggesting is very simple, but most people will not do it. Most people would rather roll over and die. If you have a printer you can print a handful of these off. If you don't, you can find a library or possibly a Fed-Ex Kinko's that can print some for you. If everyone would just get a handful of copies and pass these out to local truck stops it would make a difference.
But honestly how many will do that? This fight has been taken to the people now. We don't have Facebook to help us anymore. Printing 3 of those flyers or 3000 and passing them out will help. Do what you can.
Please, if you want to help in a big way, like passing flyers out door to door or putting them on car windshields, do yourself a favor and call your local police department and/or any retailers that are involved first. Getting arrested or fined is not the goal here. We must follow any local ordinance and respect private property. If you post on bulletin boards, in most cases it is required to speak to a manager first. Most won't care, but we do not want to give the organization a bad name.
In addition, you can also pass it along via email, promote it on your own social networking page by reposting articles, posting the Ride for the Constitution website and flyer, talk about this with neighbors, church members, co-workers and anyone else who will help pass this information along.
Right now, the folks are cruising the Jolly Green Giant through New Mexico picking up a load headed to Alabama. They are talking to every trucker they meet in the truck stops. They are on the CB radio talking about the event to drivers and anyone monitoring the channel. Let me tell you something, my parents are retired. That's right, they are retired but continue to work because my dad loves driving that truck. We are rolling to DC in October, and we are spreading the word.
While I am holding down the fort for them and doing my work, I am spreading the word through every means at my disposal. The time has come to "throw down." Either you will or you won't. The choice is yours.
UPDATE: Citizens in Support of the Washington Trucker Convoy confirms that the original Facebook page will be back up and running around 10pm.