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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Idiocy Is Sometimes Just Too Much

I just saw a tweet in which one of the participants in the Day Without Women announced that she and her sisters were blocking traffic in Columbus Circle in Manhattan outside the Trump Hotel to protest.  (She didn't way what they were protesting.)

Think about that for a moment.  Manhattan, and indeed all of New York City, is very fertile anti-Trump ground.  Hillary got something over 80% of the vote there.  That means that the women's group blocking traffic was protesting Trump (I guess) by causing major problems for people who almost all agree with them.  Put another way, the people who voted for Trump in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin and who gave him the election victory don't care even slightly about whether or not traffic in New York City gets tied up by protests.   It's just self-inflicted pain that doesn't hit the target.

Let's put it another way.  When Freddie Gray died in Baltimore and areas of that city were trashed, it was the residents of those areas who paid the heaviest price.  Sure, people across the city and the country saw the protest and may have thought about it for a day or two, but the residents of the trashed areas had to live with the destruction for months or years afterwards. 

The idiocy of these protests is sometimes just too much.

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