Yesterday, 04:40 PM
If anyone cares, I have a few thoughts after participating in today's march through uptown Charlotte. It was great to see people exercising 1st Amendment actions. The crowd was very diverse and the media doesn't seem interested in showing that angle. The cameras were there for the very beginning of the march and the very end. The media opted-out of the rest of it.
The cognitive dissonance on display made my head feel like exploding, however. For example, electoral politics was inserted some. Like signs saying to oust Republican Gov. McCrory. Ok fine. But his challenger is Roy Cooper, the Attorney General that hasn't prosecuted the very cops you are protesting against! So replace one guy that doesn't have the direct ability to prosecute with the guy that has the direct ability but has refused to? Great logic there. Still firmly caught in the false left-right, I see. Also, a handful of people pushing communism, while protesting against the elites that are working toward global socialism. Useful idiot methinks you are, sir. Then there's the speeches about fighting "the state" that are followed up by demands for free healthcare from the state. Huh? Then breaking into a chant about how "we can take care of ourselves". Talk about not having a cogent train of thought. No wonder people are confused. The entire march went right past the Charlotte Federal Reserve branch and not a one even looked at it sideways. The Fed didn't even bother to have cops or national guard guarding the doors. Even the hotels had security out front. Fed? Nope. That shows that they know just how misdirected and uninformed even the most vocal and active of protestors are. No clue who's really pulling the strings. Or the giant obelisk we passed prominently placed in front of the District Attorney's office. Must just be there for decoration ;)
Any way, it was an experience, a very peaceful march and was nice to see people giving a shit about something at a time where it seems to me that people are overall being worn down by everything lately. We'll see what happens once the body and dash cam vids are released sometime today. The police chief's press conference to announce the release was already trying to tie in marijuana and gun possession as subtle excuses for cops to shoot people. "He had marijuana and a gun....so yeah good shoot."