Shaquille O’Neal Stands up for the Lil Guy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates – Opinion

You can sometimes sense the direction of the storm and the time it will take to end. It is important to be attentive and to not worry about what may happen during a storm.

COVID-19, on many levels, has been a massive, manmade storm — not only for this country but for the entire world, and I get the sense that the storm is winding down. If I’m right about this, then the next phase will be cleaning up and taking some of the rubbish ideas, and the people that have espoused those ideas, and throwing them on the ash heap of history.

Red State reported this week that the Great White North of Canada is protesting Justin Trudeau’s vax mandates. It started with the fact that truck drivers would have to vaxx when crossing into the United States and returning to Canada. However, it has grown to include much more. The latest news was posted on Friday, about protestors’ stiffening spines after holding a vote to decide whether or not they want to carry on. Video: Alberta Truckers Vote to Decide Whether the Protest Should Continue

As protests continue to grow at the U.S./Canada border, the Alberta government is apparently discussing how to respond to truck drivers asking for the government’s lifting of its COVID-19 mandates.

As detailed by Rebel News’ Kian Simone, who interviewed one of the protest organizers on Wednesday morning, the organizer said the RCMP came to the blockade to offer aid to truckers whose rigs were frozen, including mechanics and vehicle technicians. The organizer praised the RCMP’s show of consideration and made clear that the truckers wanted to speak to Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

“We need to have a table discussion with Jason Kenney,” the trucker said. “We’re not hard-hammered here to keep this thing closed. This border should be open, too. It affects everybody … But it’s time now that we need to sit down and discuss what’s going on, and what the Canadians, Albertans want. It’s time for change. This can’t continue like this. This thing is getting bigger and bigger … and it’s not gonna stop. They are mad. They’re done with this. It’s time.”

We have seen a lot of controversy in America over Joe Rogan and others questioning government officials. However, the Rogan controversy has shown us that Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, and other decrepit musicians are still around. Joe Rogan thanks for alerting America to the fact that Joni and Neil Young still live..

Now we have the Big Diesel, Shaquille O’ Neal, coming out and just stating something that seems relatively steeped in common sense, in a world that has seemingly gone crazy. Stating that you should NOT be forced to take a shot or lose your job was a belief that, five years ago, I suspect would have had overwhelming support, but not so much in today’s version of some odd reality T.V. The world we live is amazing.

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Shaquille O’Neal says he’s “sympathetic” towards people who defy vaccine mandates, and that workers shouldn’t be “forced” to choose between their jobs and getting a shot.

“I encourage everybody to be safe and take care of your family, I do,” the former Los Angeles Lakers star said Thursday on “The Big Podcast with Shaq.”

“But it’s just, people don’t want to take it, and you shouldn’t be forced to take something you don’t want,” O’Neal said, referring to COVID-19 vaccines, which protect against being hospitalized or dying from the coronavirus.

You are forced to choose between taking a chance or losing your job. Duh.

Shaq is one of those people that seems to have a universal “likeability” factor, years after his playing days ended. Although he doesn’t have to take a position on a hot issue, he did. This leads me to believe more people will be willing to do the same, as the storm is nearing its end.

I hope I’m right, and if Shaq coming out to speak this type of common sense is the beginning of the end, I look forward to brighter days ahead.

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