Simulated Ignorance and Hypocrisy

We as a nation, need to channel our collective differences to make a positive impact on society. These inauguration protests got way out of hand and President trump wasn’t even in office for more than a day. More than 500 different marches happened in the U.S and it was against trump, and for women’s rights.

Across the nation, Protesters left a trail of damage to the property around them. Some protestors were armed with hammers and crowbars. The window of a Starbucks was smashed in, but why? Didn’t Starbucks donate to the democratic side of the election? People shouted “F*** Trump” while doing it. Talk about irony.

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(Photo cred: Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Tom Faison, 22 (pictured above),

did comment on the damages saying, “what appeared chaotic was purposeful in its symbolism and that vandalism at a Starbucks shop and a Bank of America branch were executed as attacks on capitalism and corporate greed.” Yeah, ok. I assume those people still give in to capitalism and corporate greed by purchasing brand named items, clothing or even a white peppermint mocha from Starbucks.

Not everyone that participated in the marches was abusive to others or property. In some cities, like Portland OR, Media (Kptv, koin, portlandsocietypage) stated that the Women’s march was 100% peaceful. Which is awesome!will-coca_1485042035631_7881408_ver1-0

(photo cred: Will Coca)

But wait a minute, did anyone notice the HUGE amount of trash after the march ended? It doesn’t make sense to me that the voices of these women claim to want/need equality… yet they expect others to clean up after themselves. That’s not really fair or equal, is it?women-trash-575x767c2yqvpyukaaw2h5

I am a pro-life, working, tax paying, woman/citizen. I fully support and respect the freedom of speech. I applaud these people for getting off of their couches and out into the streets to stand up for what they believe in. I just wish we could leave the hypocrisy behind. To unite as a nation for a better future. Sure, Trump isn’t the best role model. He can be rude, disrespectful and obviously, he doesn’t have a filter when saying things out loud. But we shouldn’t wish for his failure, just like we wouldn’t wish for our pilot in mid-air to fail.

Just saying.

Rebecca Blair, WR121

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