It’s protest time in DC. It’s that wonderful season right after Cherry Blossoms that indicates that summer is almost here. The tourons are in town. Traffic has gotten gummy. The weather (we’ll get to that in a moment) is pleasant enough. Kids on titanium Treks are protesting globalization. Dude, you want to do something productive?… sell the bike and donate the cash to the Peace Corp. Better yet, join the Peace Corp and stop bunging traffic around Dupont.
I saw a Ford Taurus with a bumper sticker that read, “I’d rather be smashing imperialism.” Um, hello? You are driving a piece of the cultural imperialism. You want to smash imperialism, fine, that’s your perogative, but I think you ought to do so wearing sack cloth and ashes, not a dirty J Crew outfit. On that subject, a great number of the protestors running around DC these days look like members of Clown College out on Spring Break. It’s hard to be taking seriously if you look like a juggler from some third rate touring circus.
You want to change the world? I think Eat Static really summed up the best strategy to change the world. “We’re not dropping out. We’re infiltrating and taking over.”
It’s 39 degrees in Boston right now. There’s a good chance of snow throughout New England. It was 94 three days ago. Heck, it was 101 last week here. Trying driving to Norfolk, VA in a suit in 100 degree weather… it just ain’t fun. You want to fight something… fight what we are doing to the environment, use public transportation, walk more.