Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Protest about Nothing

Mayday, 2012 Seattle

I listened to the radio reports of the protest in Seattle yesterday as it turned violent.   Conspicuously absent from any of the reports was any comment on just what it was they where protesting.  No "WTO Protest", no "Unfair Labor Practices Protest" - just Protests.    If there is no coherent message and it turns violent - it's not a protest it's a riot.
If one were to base it on actions I'd have to say the protest was about wanting what others had with out having to work for it.   Or at the very least, wanting no one to have more than they had.  As part of the Occupy movement, it was consistent in that it had no coherent message other than "Take it from them and give it to us."

One segment of the march was shouting "All we want, is total freedom"  It seems that total freedom means being able to destroy private property with no consequence.

I suspect most of the "Protesters" don't really think about the consequences of their actions, either in the short term or the long.   If these protest continue in the direction they're heading - more frequent, more violent, less purpose, You will see more people asking for a crackdown, and the government will gladly jump in a quash a few more of the rights they find so meddlesome to running the country as they see fit.

I see this as one more sign that we're heading for serious trouble.

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