As I pointed out last week, when protestors act like fools, it only teaches people that they’re, well, you know.
Yet, for some mystifying reason, people seem to keep acting out in an effort to make their impossible point.
Hence, as stated by the Shut Down D.C. Strike Coalition on its official website, foolishness is a-comin’:
On September 23rd, we are going to shut down DC. We will block key infrastructure to stop business-as-usual, bringing the whole city to a gridlocked standstill.
Generally, anyone who reads that message will immediately be opposed to whatever the group’s ideological position might be.
But they don’t know that.
Therefore, as per a press release:
Shut Down D.C. agrees that to confront the climate emergency we must enact a Green New Deal, respect indigenous land and sovereignty, uphold environmental justice, protect and restore biodiversity, and implement sustainable agriculture.
Accomplished by a traffic jam?
I guess that’s what they call “progress.”
But Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Alaina Gertz calls it something else: a crime.
As reported by The Daily Caller:
Intentionally blocking traffic, as the Shut Down coalition says it will do, is “not lawful activity,” [Alaina] told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
But one Patrick Young doesn’t care. He told the Washingtonian time’s up:
“We’re way past [allowing] a reasonable amount of time [for Congress to act]. There’s a climate crisis and the serious action on climate justice is well past due. The Amazon is on fire, the icebergs are melting, there’s no time to wait.”
So the group’s gonna do something that makes everyone mad in order to win ’em over.
Brace for their antics to be as successful as the Greenpeace revolutionaries who hung from a bridge last Thursday, just in time for the Democratic debates.
Here’s a smidge from that story:
I have a crazy concept for activists: When you do something really bizarre to get attention, it doesn’t help your cause.
It spreads a message alright, just not the one you intended.
Your new message is:
“We are all suffering from mental illness. Please, dear Lord, somebody — anybody — help us.”
Ahead of the city’s impending Democratic presidential primary, about a dozen activists suspended themselves from the Fred Hartman Bridge in order to fight the use of fossil fuels.
As a further means of really sockin’ it to modernity, the difference-making dingleberries held yellow and red flags.
I’d contend that the best way to bring people to your side of things is to present convincing arguments.
But I suppose some just wanna show out.
Patrick explained to the Washingtonian what the planned disturbance is all about, and he has an odd way of separating people into groups. Firstly, he believes in the 1940’s division of white and non-white. Secondly, he apparently thinks no non-whites are “working class.”
“Working class people and people of color are dealing with disruption every single day. What’s different about the 23rd is that people of power are going to deal with the disruption too.”
Well, maybe in causing a huge problem for people who are trying to get to and from work or otherwise take care of business will magically make the citizenry believe cow farts must be fought and we have to do away with planes. Even though the author of the New Green Deal herself flies.
Maybe we’ll be saved from imminent doom. After all — people have a vested interest; what’s more personal than survival?
During a practice run, protestors ignored a driver who was trying to visit his hospitalized wife.
He responded very personally:
“**** all of you!”
Good luck, world-changers.
In the meantime, they may wanna update their instructions from AOC. The former bartender did indeed claim civilization will end in 12 years. But later, she said she was just kiddin’ around:
This is a technique of the GOP, to take dry humor + sarcasm literally and “fact check” it.
Like the “world ending in 12 years” thing, you’d have to have the social intelligence of a sea sponge to think it’s literal.
But the GOP is basically Dwight from The Office so who knows. https://t.co/pmkwrdeAnq
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 12, 2019
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