In my mind, I see the last protester on Wall Street, tied to a torture rack, screaming this:
“MONEEEEEEEEEEEY!!!” and then some government official with a business suit and executioners mask swings an ax across their neck, decapitating them. Maybe I have been watching too much Brave Heart. I don’t know, but once this protest fails (as all of them do), there will certainly be another. And that poor decapitated protesters sword -er, picket, will be thrown across the next battle field into the street by a Scotsman in war paint and another great battle will rage. One involving more rebellious teenagers, more pooping on cop cars, and more sleeping on dirty mattresses in the street. It will be GLORIOUS!
However, I do have a spot in my heart for any vocal citizen in the street with a picket (that includes those dreaded Tea Partiers as well). But every time I see a video or a photo of these Wall Street Protesters, I sort of just shake my head and sigh. When I was younger, and before I joined the military, I went to some of the anti-war demonstrations in Seattle (an oxymoron, I know), and what I saw there was the same thing: Old smoked-out college professors, young kids trying to rebel against the “system,” anarchists (complete with ski-masks!) and various other sorts. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs… I, of anyone, should know this. But this “movement” as some call it, has no backbone, and looks absolutely ridiculous. While I’m sure some of these people are good, intelligent, anxious people who feel they have been dealt an injustice, most of them look like people living in the shadow of the 1960s.
But hey! That’s okay with me. In fact, I think it’s for the best. There’s nothing more ferocious, or more overpowering than a mass of human bodies. Seriously. Have you seen The Walking Dead? That’s what we’re dealing with in this situation: F***** zombies. Because there is no “President” (or tribal leader – a shaman perhaps) the protesters are free to do or say whatever they want without too much negative backlash from the media. This also means they can be blamed for anything really… But I don’t think they care; they’re grass roots pirates. Yarghhh, and they’ll stop at nothin to get their booty! That being…. a bunch of things… their demands are a little hazy, and well, unrealistic.
If you’ve read any of my other posts, you either think I’m a total flop on these subjects, or I’m a complete idiot. That said, I believe these protesters have a good thing going for them and so long as they remain a slightly neurotic, spontaneous mass of freaks and Union workers. ALSO! I believe they are a bunch of uber-liberal sheep with nothing better to do but herd each other in circles. ALSO ALSO! Sometimes, you must follow before you can lead…. your quote for the day. Write that down.