Anti war folks?
People who love/hate the heath care bill?
Wackos who like to use home fashioned sandwich signs to tell me the world is going to end if something you don’t like about big government takes place.
People who are deeply upset about the unfair treatment of hairless cats?
This protesting thing has to stop.
You clog my streets and cross against the signal when I’m trying to get somewhere because you are not from here and you are confused.
That is why I almost wore one of you as a hood ornament today.
I counted seven separate groups of loud people with issues plus the dc marathon yelling things with great volume and pretty picket signs as I wove snake-like through the city streets trying to get to various places this weekend.
This is dangerous because I inevitably slow down to look at the bright colors and angry screaming faces.
Sadly for you, I can’t really see things that far away and the closed windows muffle any chanting you may be doing so as far as I know you could be either be lining up for a gay marriage ceremony or hurling epithets at longstanding venerable Senators and Congressmen.
Road closures mean I can’t get to the store to feed my family or take long Sunday drives to calm my nerves.
This means you are responsible for starving my kids and giving them back a mother who is not what she should be.
Now we are cranky and hungry and we hate you.
I’m going to run down there with a sign and hit you with it.
I’m going to tell you a secret.
No one cares about your impassioned pleas or your angry protests.
Nothing down here ever changes.
It goes like this…..
Democrats win. Republicans win the next time. Democrats win again. Republicans take over right after.
The economy goes up and down and SOMETIMES it stays the same for a little while.
It’s kind of like a natural cycle and if you are in power when the good times are rolling you are super awesome. If you happen to be the unlucky bastard who’s in office when the bad times come crashing down then you can kiss your ass goodbye.
I don’t think activism is entirely futile but for the most part it’s loud and messy. And yes, I know that we live in a great country that allows us to disagree loudly and engage in thought provoking discussions about our opposite viewpoints and opinions, but I need that parking space that’s on the street you closed off for your march.
So put the markers and posterboard away and go back to your homes.