What is wrong with today's hippies anyway?
The NATO protesters in Chicago last weekend were nothing more than cowardly, pathetic posers.
Back in my 60's day the hippie protesters at least put up a drug-and-alcohol-induced fight and were unafraid to throw a few punches before being arrested. Off the pigs, remember? Now those were the days.
These days while protesting, the modern hippie is most likely way too busy texting and playing with his costly digital device. It’s not easy giving the finger to the cops when it’s busy tweeting. He owns an expensive 2-year data plan. He exfoliates his skin at the hotel spa before eating a hearty vegan breakfast of free-range daffodils with his $4. Starbucks coffee for that pre-protest caffeine buzz.
Another observation I had is just what were these losers protesting? War? Peace? Poverty? Wealth? All of the above? What? Being so fragmented was a sure sign there was no real organization to this sad demonstration in futility.
After all, what democrat party operative or labor union goon wants any credit for organizing this embarrassment? Democrat party officials want to claim success for holding this glorious global summit while the Teamsters were busy making their time-and-a-half setting up McCormick place exhibits and the SEIU members were busy bussing tables and changing hotel linen for their time-and-a-half pay.
I spent Friday and Monday in the city, working and making some money. There was a minor inconvenience on Monday since I drove in (an extra ½ hour to the trip), not wanting to be stranded downtown by a public transportation service disruption due to an overzealous TSA security force on the way home.
The NATO protest in Chicago was a pathetic bust.
Today's hippies seem to be mostly young, wealthy, pampered suburban twits with an ideological affection for socialism, thinking it will cure all inequities and restore social justice. This NATO bunch were the garden variety white college kids that has plenty of money to spend and no purpose in life thanks to public education and their witless Gen-X parents. They’re all the product of that big liberal government entitlement mentality.
Not all of the protesters were young. Some hippies never go away, they just become more brain addled as time goes on. This one appears to be a detached aging boomer loner with a few screws loose longing for any excuse to look like a fool in public. Must have been all that acid he ingested way back when.
The Chicago cops had their way with these NATO protest since they outnumbered the kooks by at least 3-1 and looked very intimidating. They kept the kooks well contained. All that overtime pay had to be additional motivation for Chicago’s finest. That talk about how professionally the Chicago and Illinois State police handled this
protest was good local political P.R. but far from the truth.
The media did their part in frightening regular citizens into staying home, all for nothing far as I could see.
Hippies lose. America wins. Again.