People love their causes. Every time you turn on the news, someone is protesting something, and that’s cool. You get to make a sign, and scream slogans. Maybe you get on TV, or even sleep in a tent in a park and miss a few days of work. And you can say “I was there.”
I just feel like people’s love of a protest is in a sense jumping the shark, as the saying goes. What may have been an effective way to draw attention to a cause at first has now become more about drawing attention to the protestor, in many cases.
I think now, it has become commonplace to try and suppress opinions we don’t agree with. While it happens with both conservative and liberal groups of people, of late the avalanche of protests appears to skew toward the left.
Because conservatism is hopelessly archaic and no longer useful to what has become a more progressive and certainly more liberal world.
I just feel like if we are not careful, protesting is going to go the way of occupying and class action lawsuits.
Something that was once (and still can be) effective is going to become a joke, and make our country a joke.
Now, it’s a little more like:
It doesn’t have to be.