The media is spamming the claim that Southwest Airlines flight shutdowns over the weekend were not the result of walkouts by pilots opposing the vax mandate.
To be clear: None of the information from Southwest, its pilots union, or the FAA indicates that this weekend’s cancellations were related to vaccine mandates. https://t.co/G1fLODSIDS
— The FAA ✈️ (@FAANews) October 11, 2021
But it appears that’s exactly what it was.
The fact that thousands of Southwest employees walked off the job protesting the COVID vaccine mandate forcing the airline to cancel more than 1000 flights is not getting enough attention. Media will make sure you don’t see it but keep watching, it won’t be the last protest!
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 11, 2021
As a loyal Southwest customer who has been flying safely throughout the pandemic and is utterly opposed to vaccine mandates, I’m asking, stop the madness before more damage is done.https://t.co/NSsm9IUIyJ
— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) October 11, 2021
Tucker Carlson is reporting that’s what it was, and he interviewed a pilot saying that’s what it was.
As I’ve said for a long time, we’re reaching the point where, as a result of censorship, there are zero checks on the media and they can literally just claim whatever they want to claim.
A commercial airline pilot slammed President Biden for his September edict mandating most U.S. employees receive an injection of the coronavirus vaccine to be able to keep their jobs, as Southwest Airlines continues to grapple with hundreds of canceled flights initially blamed on weather and other issues.
Joshua Yoder, co-founder of U.S. Freedom Flyers, told Fox News on Monday that pilots and other staff should not be forced to submit to an injection of unwanted pharmaceuticals at the order of their government.
“My motive for resisting it is primarily religious for myself. Among my friends I saw a need. Many of us don’t want to take this. People were being coerced, I believe in freedom and I’m here to support the freedom of my fellow employees and all people across this country. I’m not going to take a mandate, I’m not going to be forced to do something I don’t believe in,” he said.
Yoder warned that if the warning from the past weekend isn’t heeded, the effect of thousands of American workers being fired en masse will have devastating and lasting effects on the U.S. economy as well as everyday life for all Americans:
“If you have flights reduced by 30% because 30% of pilots are fired because they won’t take the vaccine, this is going to affect how your goods get here from overseas, how they are distributed to the store,” he said.
I’ve also responded to this claim, which is the same claim medical workers are making – they will just bring in third worlders to replace anyone who doesn’t want the vax.
Southwest blamed the weather, and yet somehow they were the only airline that was shut down.
They were still struggling on Monday, and still blaming the weather.
The carrier canceled nearly 350 flights as of 9 a.m. ET, according to flight tracker FlightAware. Meanwhile, more than 300 flights have already been delayed, according to the data.
Even still, the Texas-based carrier told FOX Business in an updated statement Monday morning that it is running “closer to normal operation” despite facing continued weather challenges.
“Although we have some new weather in parts of our system, today’s operation has vastly improved from the weekend, with a much smaller number of cancellations linked to our weekend recovery efforts,” the carrier said.
Monday’s issues come just after the carrier canceled more than 1,000 flights, or 29% of its schedule, on Sunday alone. On Saturday, the airline canceled 808 flights and had 1,187 flights delayed.
Obviously, the media doesn’t want people hearing about this, because they don’t want people organizing in other industries – or across all industries – to resist this forced vax.
This photo was just sent to me of a grounded Southwest plane flying a Gadsden flag out of the cockpit. The Hero Pilots at Southwest and other Airlines deserve our support. True patriots worthy of the American Freedom Fighter tradition.
Don’t Tread On Me.
God Bless Them 🇺🇸✈️🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/tAo9pT4Q60
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 11, 2021
I stand with Southwest Airlines. pic.twitter.com/pr6oYnNcCQ
— Stacy Rae 🇺🇸 (@stacyhrae) October 11, 2021
I don’t think they’re going to reverse the mandates.
Only a matter of time before southwest reverses the mandates. The pressure is on now for other essential businesses. United you are strong, divided you fall
— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) October 11, 2021
If you Google this issue, all you see is the media denying it.
Most people won’t ever know it is happening at all.
Modern American society was built around a belief that “the media has to report it,” and people are unable to process the fact that actually, they don’t have to do anything.
The media can report that people like being forced to take vaccines, they can report that Kamala Harris is well-liked and people really connected with her space video. They can report whatever they want. The censorship means that there isn’t any pushback. The little pushback that remains – Tucker Carlson and a handful of Twitter accounts – can easily be removed tomorrow.
People should resist and they should do whatever they think is right in any situation regardless, but there is no chance that this isn’t going to get a lot worse before it gets better.
I see people with this Southwest thing saying “it’s here – it’s begun! We’re fighting back!”
Again, people should walk out, they should support people who walk out, they should do whatever, but there is no longer any way to stop what is happening. That would have been last April. Or ten years ago.
These people running things appear completely incompetent, but they do have totally unfettered power, and they are going to use it.