|The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)|
Sunday, May 22, 2005
We headed back towards Gordon Biersch and came across a demonstration marching down Hamilton Street. This consisted of about fifty young people, some dressed normally and some attempting the "pretend urban commando" look (black bandana covering the lower face, Che Guevera fashion by way of spaghetti westerns). They were shouting "take back the street," although it is not clear what they wanted to do with Hamilton Street. Shuffleboard? Roller hockey?
As the San Jose Mercury News reports, the march (and some wanton window-breaking) was "suburban insurrection" organized by a bunch of bored twits called "Anarchist Action." I quote as much of their snivelling manifesto as I can before nausea intervenes:
Like ... you were predestined to march down Hamilton Street? Lytton Avenue was beyond your grasp?
What isn't a coincidence? Should police not patrol the streets? What do you want them to patrol? Wetland preserves?
And if you want to stop "mimicking," maybe you could start by not repeating the same tired Spoilt Children Street Revue that has been a cliche for nearly 40 years.
"Twenty-five million people got liberated from a brutal dictator, and all I got was the fisheye from the maitre'd at Zao Noodle."
What are you, the Ramones?
Now you're the Alan Parsons Project!
Resist the G8? What does Palo Alto have to do with the G8? If the Bay Area lacks good entertainment, blame someone who might have had something to do with it. Blame Billy Beane and Brian Sabean.