Anti-Trump Protesters Paid $35 Per Hour
The forces of disruption and anarchy are preparing for a so-called “massive demonstration” on January 20th to try to disrupt Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Check this out:
Yup, wear black and disrupt. That’s their motto. Oh, be sure to wear thermal underwear, because Jan. 20th is typically the coldest day of the year in Washington, and the National Mall is a big, wide-open space through which the cold wind off the Potomac blows.
And you are going to have to walk a long way to find a place to get warm.
Now, if you are arrested – which is quite possible – at least you’ll be out of the cold. But then your future earning power will be significantly reduced for the rest of your life. Of course, you won’t realize this for another 20 years.
This quote from the first paragraph of this webpage:
“It must be made clear to the whole world that the vast majority of people in the United States do not support his presidency or consent to his rule.”
If that was true, then you certainly wouldn’t have to be paying protesters $35 per hour, to be there, now would you? You wouldn’t have to be bussing in protesters either now would you?
The DC metro area is filled with willing protesters for just about any cause. But they are also smart enough to know not to come down to the Mall on Jan. 20th unless you really have a need to be uncomfortable.
I was on the Mall for the big anti-Vietnam-war protests of the early 1970s. No one had to be paid. Most of us were not particularly anti-war, either. It was just a big happening on the Mall and everyone wanted to go check it out. Well, over a million people showed up.
I pushed my way to the front just because even then, I was interested in what makes things tick. But when I got to the front I was astonished to find that there where only a couple hundred SDS violence-prone radicals throwing rocks and bottles at a slow-moving wedge of a couple hundred cops coming down Constitution Avenue.
That’s when I learned the word – “agent provocateur” – people trying to bring about a major riot by provoking a violent reaction from the police.
Well, that didn’t work, but for most of us, that was our first taste of tear gas.
The vast majority of the crowd was just there to listen to a star-studded group of acts from Janis Joplin to a rumored appearance by Jimi Hendrix. We would have paid to be there. Certainly no one had to pay us.
Call it apathy, or call it common sense with a dash of anti-war sentiment because most of us were facing the draft back then.