Protesting In 2016
I was watching various news channels today, and I have come to the conclusion about the people who are protesting, whether it is about Trump, or some other “issue” that they do not agree with today.
So here is what I have noticed. Many of the signs being carried seem to be made professionally, you know like at a printers shop. The protest seem to be during the work week. Do not these people have jobs or are they professional students? Perhaps their job is to be a professional protestor? Why do they feel the need to chant slogans from 50 years ago? For example “What do we want?”. “When do we want it”, “Hey, Hey Ho, Ho (fill in the name or issue you are protesting) has to go.” or this one ,” the people united, will never be divided.”
I have also seen a correlation of news/media cameras to protestors in that when the cameras are on they vocal, when the cameras go away, so do the protestors. Forcing me to ask, why do you need media cameras to make your point? Is this just a way to get attention upon yourself? Do you really need the media cameras to get your point across? Is your “issue” so weak you need to pander to the media and their cameras?
Why do the protesters feel the need to destroy property both public and private? Why do they need to commit battery upon people with whom they disagree or who do not agree with them? I see their behavior and I think that it turns off many people who might agree with them, but because of the way the protesters act, it pushes potential supporters away.
So I see these people acting like they have not one iota of common sense, not one original idea, and I wonder if their parents or grandparents are old dirty hippies from the 60’s who taught them to act in this way. Something that does bother me, is the willingness they have to deprive people of their right of free speech, their right to peacefully assemble, and deny people their right to their own political views free from threat of violence.
My impression is that many of these protestors are college students, you know supposedly educated people. Yet where did they get the idea that this is the way to protest? Destroying property, hitting people, setting fires. Since when does this become acceptable? Those 3 things are criminal acts. Yet it seems that politicians who have not the guts, backbone, or intelligence, are unable to bring themselves to order their police departments to do their job, and clear the streets for fear that they might look like they support law and order. By the way there was a mayor of Chicago back in 1968 who decided that he knew how to deal with the protestors, and he did. For along time after that (which the MSM and Academia referred to it as “A Police Riot”) there were some protest but it was orderly. People got their issue across. No big deal, they had their say, their way. Not so with the protestors of today. Now it is their way, you have no say.
Speaking of politicians, I have noticed that a larger degree, these protests are usually in Democratic controlled cities and towns. Most of these protestors identify themselves as Democrats or align with the Democrat party. When it is all over who suffers? The citizens of that city or town who did not join in the protest, and for the most part did not want the protestors in their neighborhood acting the fools.
What it comes down to is this, I am tired of the Protestors. Go home ,I, and many other people I know, don’t even care what it is you are protesting any more. Come to my neighborhood and act the fool, and there won’t be people standing by while you act the fool. They will come out and tell you exactly what they think about your protest, and then some.