Of all things that anti-protesters yell at protesters, "Get a job!" has to be classic. I've heard it for years; i heard it last night. Amazingly vacuous. Am i to assume that the driver who yelled that at us yesterday was himself on duty & makes his living by driving past protesters, yelling things? What a strange job, but as they say, "somebody has to do it". I also wonder if such knuckleheads think that protesters should have jobs with 24-hour shifts, precluding any time at all to be protesting. Shortly after bush stole his "election", pro-bush & anti-bush people met up at Pioneer Square. Pro-bush people were marching around the Christmas tree. So some of us anti-bush people went & circled in the opposite direction, making the republicans move aside. That angered them. One yelled at me, "Get a job!" As it happened, i was working one full time & two part time jobs, just not at that moment. Anyway, i yelled back, "Am i to assume that YOUR job is marching around Christmas trees?" Of course, he had no come-back. Blustery language & vacuous thinking are hallmarks of supporters of fascism. I think one reason why i'm a progressive or liberal or leftist or whatever, is that i rarely hear an articulate & rational ultra-conservative. The right needs spokespersons, who are well-scripted & well-rehearsed ideologues. Their supporters simply revert to bluster & straw men & circular arguments & garbage like that. Most "leftists" are far better debaters. Last night, a woman was chalking a message on the Burnside/2nd intersection pavement. Some guy approached her & complained about the stoppage of traffic. She glared at him & deftly asked, "There's a war going on, & you're talking about TRAFFIC?" It was a perfect exchange. We in The Movement have difficult work to do, but we have advantages, rational thinking being one.
"I think; therefore i AM ..... for Justice & Peace!" Onward!
(but first, i need tuh find me one o' them jobs where yuh get tuh harrass them protesters)