Are airline pilots sparking the “American spring?”

Small acts of courage can often be the sparks that begin movements against tyranny. You may remember the “Arab Spring” of 2011, which was initiated by a street vendor setting himself on fire to protest tyranny in Tunisia.

That self-immolation led to nationwide protests in Tunisia that resulted in the dictatorial president stepping down. Those protests inspired movements in other North African and Middle Eastern countries, which unfortunately were not as successful. But the street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi became an international hero who posthumously won the Sakharov prize and was honored in his home country with a stamp with his image.

Today hundreds of airline pilots are risking their jobs to protest vaccine mandates. Southwest Airlines has canceled nearly 2,000 flights because of an unofficial work stoppage by pilots. Here is one pilot explaining his opposition to the mandates:

And please don’t forget that some of the most articulate people in sports today are the brave basketball players speaking up against the vaccine mandate in the NBA.

I should not need to make this point, but I guess I must: there is a difference between suggesting that people voluntarily get vaccinated, which is the Church position, and the federal government mandating vaccination as a stipulation for employment, which is the Biden administration’s position. The former allows for free will; the latter is a Satanic use of force.

I quote from the ever-hopeful promoter of liberty Ron Paul, who wrote the following today:

The incredible cruelty and folly of forced vaccines finally came home to roost. The vaccine mandate backlash has been bubbling just under the surface, but now it has spilled out into the open, threatening to completely derail an already crumbling economy and to obliterate a deeply unpopular US President and Administration.

Seemingly out of nowhere what appears to be a Southwest Airlines rebellion has taken flight this weekend. According to media reports, scores of pilots and other Southwest employees have coordinated the taking of “sick days” to use them up in advance of a Southwest Airlines mandate to get the jab or lose the job. Over Saturday and Sunday more than 2,000 flights have been cancelled, with airports experiencing full-on mayhem.

The Southwest Airlines Pilots Association is suing the airline over the imposed vaccine mandate, bolstering the claim that there is a “sick out” underway among angry Southwest pilots.

The mainstream media is doing its best to keep a lid on the expanding rebellion against the vaccine mandates, and Southwest Airlines itself is blaming the cancellations on bad weather and a lack of air traffic controllers. However, the weather problems that Southwest claims to be experiencing seem unique to that carrier: no other airline (thus far) is reporting such weather-related cancellations. And FAA spokesperson Steve Kulm told USA Today that “No FAA air traffic staffing shortages have been reported since Friday.”

Will other pilots, such as at American Airlines, follow suit? Rumors are circling that this is only the beginning.

Over the past few weeks, thousands of nurses, medical workers, and first responders have either quit or been fired for refusing to receive a medical treatment they do not want or need. The “nursing shortage” that Democrat politicians and the mainstream media had been blaming on “rising Covid cases” has been in reality a man-made disaster of historic proportions. The nursing crisis is not caused by “Covid” – cases have been in decline in the US for weeks. It is caused by the firing of medical personnel who refuse to take the experimental Covid shots.

The stupidity of adopting a policy of firing healthcare workers while at the same time claiming that there is a raging pandemic gripping the country has not been lost on Americans. President Biden’s polling numbers have unsurprisingly been in freefall, with major Democrat candidates like Virginia’s Terry McAuliffe openly complaining that the deeply unpopular Biden is threatening him in a tight race for governor.
While Biden Administration lackeys like Fauci are telling Americans they can’t celebrate Christmas again this year, more and more of America is finished with this “public health” terrorism. Here in Texas, a hundred thousand unmasked Texas A&M fans poured onto the football field on Saturday after a last minute surprise victory over Alabama. In Texas and elsewhere, the Administration is losing the fear factor.

History may record this weekend as the turning point against the Biden Administration’s Covid tyranny. From nurses to pilots to truckers to even Amtrak workers, it appears that America is standing up and saying “enough!” Every one of our fellow citizens standing up on principle to oppose tyranny – facing the loss of their jobs and security – is owed a debt of gratitude by all who love liberty. Let’s hope that the peaceful rebellion continues to grow!

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About Geoff B.

Geoff B graduated from Stanford University (class of 1985) and worked in journalism for several years until about 1992, when he took up his second career in telecommunications sales. He has held many callings in the Church, but his favorite calling is father and husband. Geoff is active in martial arts and loves hiking and skiing. Geoff has five children and lives in Colorado.

4 thoughts on “Are airline pilots sparking the “American spring?”

  1. As I’ve said before, my husband had the “jab or job” situation forced upon him. He has suffered some very serious side effects from his vaccine. He’s actually going to a cardiologist to have his heart checked out.

    I would also encourage everyone to have things in order. With the coming supply chain shortages on the horizon and the possibility of strikes in all areas: airlines, trains, trucks, there might be bare store shelves again.

    We’ve let Covid rob us in so many ways — but we don’t have to be victims.

  2. Indeed, our family has been preparing a little more than usual in case of more supply shortages. If the truckers, etc. rebel against the mandates (as I kind of hope they do; they have enough such miseries inflicted on them already), supply lines are going to get even *worse*.

    Several of my family members work for airlines, not Southwest – I’m curious as to how this will affect them.

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