“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” – Voltaire

There’s been a couple of recent protests here in Seattle targeting corporate transit buses. First a couple of masked “anarchists” blocked a Microsoft shuttle bus. The next day, the same masked protesters blocked what they apparently thought was an Amazon shuttle, failing to realize that Amazon doesn’t provide shuttles and that they were actually blocking a municipal street car.

In both instances the self-important oiks saw saw fit to distribute pamphlets they’d written for the occasion. Contra Microsoft. Contra Amazon.

Rigorous, logical argumentation, to be sure, with beautiful prosody sure to stir the revolutionary soul. If this is what passes for anti-corporate agitation these days, I reckon the corporations have nothing to worry about.

A word to the earnest young progressive agitators: This is Seattle. When you’ve lost the Stranger, you’ve lost the fight.


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