(Hashtag) Seattle May Day Protests

My life is pretty simple. I live a pretty simple life. Simply put, my life is simplified to the highest degree of simple. I buy what I need, I use things until I can’t use them anymore and I am frugal with my money, my resources and my time. That’s not to say I’m some tight-wad with an agenda to force everyone to live like I do. And I certainly don’t shop at Wal-mart. I’m not THAT frugal.

To get on with my point; I watched the Seattle May Day protests. Again. I usually tune in annually to see what kind of destruction these people cause to the great city of Seattle. It’s actually an international day of protest. A lot of people are against the rioting, the protesting, the destruction of a city and the vandalism caused to peoples’ things.

Store fronts like Nike Town and Macy’s endure most of the destruction. These so-called “big chain corporations” are always under scrutiny due to their high prices, low wages ratio. I share no opinion whether I’m for or against these companies for one reason; sometimes I buy my stuff there and how hypocritical would I be if I were to dawn my black hoodie and go bash in some store front windows and then go buy some shoes from Michael Jordan?

To me, these protesters are cowards. What do they really stand for in comparison to Bradley Manning, Julian Asange and Edward Snowden. Those people are the real heroes. Those people are the ones sacrificing their lives, their families, their friends…

“How hardcore are you, Seattle May Day protester guy? How serious can we take you? You come out once a year to walk on ONE DAY, a day that is pre-determined already by the government, a day that Seattle Police are expecting you. They mark their calendars every year on this day like clock-work expecting YOU. Then tomorrow you’re back picking up your boring, mediocre nine-to-five job.

You dust off your Anonymous mask once a year and come out cursing and yelling for your 3 hours of fame.

It’s going to take a lot more than bashing in Nike Town’s store front window to show the government you’re not playing around. It’s going to take a lot more than kicking some random dudes BWM car door to show McDonalds you want $15/hr and that you’re unhappy with government greed and slave wages. It’s going to take a lot more than one day out of the year to show President Obama and his lackeys that you mean business.

I’m all for anarchism and keeping the government small and manageable and out of my life as much as possible. I see your point and it’s valid. But your means are weak and lame.



4 thoughts on “(Hashtag) Seattle May Day Protests

  1. I stumbled upon your blog by accident as I checked out my own, Diary of a Vet’s Wife, on Google. Your writing is profound and it breaks my heart to feel your pain. But you show inner strength to battle the cards you’ve been dealt and I admire you writing about it. I think it’s helping heal what’s racing through your mind, much as my blog has helped destroy the demons chasing after me. I scrolled to the end, reading a few posts at random, and all I can say is that I’m sorry … sorry you never danced in the sunshine.
    Please know you have one fan who understands ,,, at least a little.

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