February 5th, 2018
The left seems to think the object of protests is to annoy people. That seems to be their key objective. It’s obviously a very bad objective. No one goes “fine i’ll come join your cause because you are so annoying and shrill.”
Couple that with the fact that they don’t even make it clear what they are protesting for, or what they want, and then throw in a bunch of weird-looking misshapen oddballs, you have all the ingredients for a really shitty social movement.
Protesters blocked a light-rail line carrying Super Bowl ticketholders to the stadium in Minneapolis on Sunday evening, prompting a string of arrests.
However, protests did not extend to the players, none of whom took to a knee during the national anthem – something that became a controversial feature of the past season.
A transit spokesman said buses were on standby to help ferry fans of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles to US Bank Stadium in good time despite the demonstration outside.
Howie Padilla said 17 people were arreested but no one was hurt in the protest, which blocked trains for about two hours ahead of the kickoff.
The activists said they were protesting against police brutality, as well as the light-rail trains being taken over by Super Bowl spectators rather than being available to ordinary citizens.
This is so dumb. Okay first, in what sense is a ‘Super Bowl spectator’ not an ordinary citizen? Are they some superior class of human? Outside of ‘a ticket to the Super Bowl’, what is different about them? So that’s a stupid argument.
Now, they’re protesting against police brutality. When you have to ask, it’s not a well constructed protest.
Look at this band of absolute misfits. They are holding signs that say ‘kneel’ while most of them are too unhealthy or bewildered to be able to kneel themselves. Less than half of them are kneeling. Most of them are just bending down or just doing some weird pose which no one knows the meaning of.
Also what does ‘kneel’ mean? Are they telling black players to kneel? Isn’t that white supremacy, telling them how to express themselves? At any rate, look at them, just look at them, they can’t even get it together to all kneel to at least give people a hint at what they are protesting for.
Mr Padilla said Metro Transit did not expect the 17 activists to face charges. Instead he said Metro Transit respected people’s right to free speech and demonstration.
President Donald Trump had offered his thoughts before the game. During the season he railed frequently against players who dropped to a knee, accusing them of disrespecting the US flag and service personal who served in uniform, but this time he instead offered his support for service personnel and avoided any inflammatory words.
“We owe these heroes the greatest respect for defending our liberty and our American way of life,” he said.
“Their sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the National Anthem.
The left is not doing well at recruiting or selling their ideas. Look at all these bewildered middle-aged women. They are always at the front of the protests. It seems that they are the key demographic. That is not attractive to people with youth and energy, nor does it speak highly about the people within their ranks so far.
Of course there are many 18-25 year old SJWs who go and do the whole university thing to extend their childhood for as long as possible and whine about ‘white cis male privilege’ in their academic talking circles. But these are not real people. They don’t exist in the real world.
The left is barely able to recruit and they have the entire establishment media behind them trying to make them look cool.
They are trying every single thing they can to demonise Nationalism and make it seem uncool, and yet we are growing and attracting healthy, energetic young people.
What does that tell you?