I won’t rehash most of the particulars of last weekend’s “please take away our rights” march. Most of those details have been beaten half to death in other venues. But there is one aspect of this thing that I was waiting to see, having predicted it from the after-effects of other leftie AstroTurf protests: The mess. Excerpt:
The Democrat funded March for our Lives protests were held Saturday in cities across the United States.
The largest gathering was in Washington DC where approximately 250,000 people turned out to protest gun laws. (Color me skeptical on that number.)
The anti-gun protesters were also little Hoggs.
Anyone surprised? You shouldn’t be. I wasn’t. See the linked Gateway Pundit story for more photos of the mess.
The reason this isn’t surprising is simple: Left-wing protests predictably leave these sort of messes. Remember the Keystone pipeline aftermath, where tons – literally tons – of garbage and human waste had to be trucked away when the “environmentalists” finally left. Remember the messes after the Women’s March the day after President Trump’s inauguration. Remember the horrible messes left after the “Occupy” sit-ins.
On the other hand, remember the messes left after the various Tea Party protests? No? Neither do I. There weren’t any. Agree or disagree with the Tea Party folks all you like, but they cleaned up after themselves. Not so the gun-banners in the Imperial City.
The First Amendment, of course, protects the right of these folks to peaceably assemble and protest. Of course it does, and no sane person would argue that. But the First Amendment doesn’t give them license to leave behind a ton or so of garbage to be cleaned up at taxpayer expense.
As for the protesters themselves: They seem to have a Self-Awareness setting of zero. And that’s OK – one of Murphy’s Laws of Combat states “when your opponent is doing something stupid, let them.“