Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What do we want? SOMETHING!

I've always thought that there are too many protesters in the world. Protesting used to be reserved for important things, like earning pay raises, safer work conditions, world peace, ending prejudice, ketchup pumps instead of packets in the cafeteria, etc.

But there have been people who have been protesting about mundane things, or for incredibly stupid causes that I just can't stand. I've never been a fan of the PETA protests where they put on coats with paint on em, or hand out flyers to kids saying fried chicken is death. Although I am a fan of their "naked protests," there's just not enough of them, and many of those people are not that easy on the eyes, so to speak.

Please don't even let me begin on the Westboro Baptist people and others that protest the same thing. They make my blood boil with their ignorance, the end.

Then we have the war protesters. Sure, it's not the fact that they protest is what I'm against (I happen to be anti-war), but the fact that they're so damn annoying. And with Anti-War protesters, we must balance it with Pro-War protesters. I don't get out much, but are those people still around?

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that there's not much that'll make me just stop whatever I'm doing and tell them all to get a life. There are protesters that protest protesters!

If Eugene Mirman can protest himself, then I want to be able to protest Nothing. I mean, literally nothing.

Like these followers are doing. Yes, you see, nothing happens around here and I hate it.

So what does the 21st Century American™ do to solve this problem? Why, complain about it with signs written in angry fonts, of course! I want to protest nothing by demanding Something. Something, Anything at all. If something suddenly happens, then the nothing disappears.

Easy right? So, for all those who are Against Nothing, I urge you all to protest for Something!


Denise said...

I've been to PETA protests. They're great. I've also tabled for them, and it comes with perks - a mask of cruel Colonel Sanders and a packet of fake blood, all kinds of wonderful stickers and flyers, posters of mutilated cow heads (had all of them hanging in my room for a while in high school)... I support PETA to a point. I'm definitely not a vegetarian, but I don't support the fur industry. There's a line you have to draw between a good cause and batshit insanity.

But that's beside the point of this post, isn't it? I will totally stand for Something and not Nothing! Maybe I'll Protest Against Protesters of Protesting? PAPoP?

DC said...

I think some protesters go to ridiculous extremes! PETA & The Westboro Baptist church irritate the hell out of me! I think there is a way to do things without being idiots about it, but some people don't get that.

We have a Planned Parenthood center in my neighborhood that always has anti-abortion protesters in front of it. I don't care if they want to protest and they have that right. But what bugs me is they hold up huge posters of an aborted baby on a public street where EVERYONE can see, children included. I don't think kids should be exposed to those kinds of pics. And for them to have a huge one out is just plain stupid.