Harvard professor, former Obama DHS official, and CNN national security analyst, Juliette Kayyem was channeling some real Carrie Underwood energy (Before He Cheats) as she took to Twitter Thursday to lash out at the Canadian Freedom Convoy, demanding that Canadian authorities “slash” their tires and “empty the tanks” then somehow “move the trucks.” And as she deserved, Kayyem was called out and ridiculed for it.
Kayyem began her rage-fest by whining about the truckers getting support from “right wing [sic] media” and suggesting the truckers were a threat to American national security. “The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks,” she wrote.
The convoy protest, applauded by right wing media as a "freedom protest," is an economic and security issue now. The Ambassador Bridge link constitutes 28% of annual trade movement between US and Canada. Slash the tires, empty gas tanks, arrest the drivers, and move the trucks ✔️ https://t.co/nvRQTfPWir— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) February 10, 2022
Her toxic elitism was on full display as she proceeded to attack their intelligence. “The notion that these are rational people that will change if asked is long gone,” she sneered. “This disruption is an irrational gang and, again, we should stop being so nice.”
The notion that these are rational people that will change if asked is long gone. 90% of Canadian truckers are vaccinated. The borders are open b/c of the vaccination requirement. Truckers have work. This disruption is an irrational gang and, again, we should stop being so nice. https://t.co/JnKOy7W65N— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) February 10, 2022
While it’s correct that 90 percent of the Canadian truck drivers are vaccinated, the convoy also has support from the vaccinated. CNN has even admitted this.
Her petty authoritarianism continued to flow as she bragged that she “will not run out of ways to make this hurt” and listed off other ways to further make the truckers unable to support and feed their families. She even described them as an infection or pus, saying, “These things fester when there are no consequences.”
Trust me, I will not run out of ways to make this hurt: cancel their insurance; suspend their drivers licenses; prohibit any future regulatory certification for truckers, etc. Have we learned nothing? These things fester when there are no consequences. https://t.co/JnKOy7EuHd— Juliette Kayyem (@juliettekayyem) February 10, 2022
The Spectator’s Stephen Miller ripped Kayyem by asking her to “elaborate on your brilliant plan to ‘move’ trucks with no tires and no gas off of a bridge[.]” “You think you're the good guy here,” he wondered in another.
“Yes,” Kayyem snapped in her response. “This isn’t about vaccines. Stay unvaccinated. Your choice. Bad choice. Deadly one. Just don’t close an international border with your whining. So many emotions with you guys. It’s not personal.”
Miller expertly dismantled her ridiculous “it’s not personal” notion by pointing out: “You want to arrest truck drivers, slash their tires and eliminate their livelihood and sit there and tell them it's not personal?”
You want to arrest truck drivers, slash their tires and eliminate their livelihood and sit there and tell them it's not personal?— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 10, 2022
Okay, well, let us know how that goes, CNN contributor. https://t.co/epInUBYdjF
She wants to slash their tires and somehow she’s the one acting rationally. Okay.
But it wasn’t just people on the right who were supporting these desperate working-class folks. Newsweek deputy opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon explained that liberal elites like Kayyem have spent “decades” alienating these people and now they’re attacking “the most effective working class protest in recent memory[.]” Essentially saying the elite hate how effective the protest is.
The entire pandemic has foreshadowed this, but it's just remarkable to see liberal elites gleefully thinking up ways to destroy working class jobs. Truly, a mask off couple of years. https://t.co/Gh5dxR6hHh— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) February 10, 2022
“For elites who work in knowledge industry jobs at Harvard and CNN, the economy is about trade,” she wrote further. “For working class people like the protesting truckers, it's about jobs and the right to work.”
Ungar-Sargon voiced how many people felt reading Kayyem’s comments (and others who have expressed a similar sentiment) by describing them as “psychotic.”
"We hate you and look down on you because the economy we built made us so much richer than you, now do everything we say right now or starve."— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) February 10, 2022
She also thinks “The truckers are going to win because they have nothing to lose.”