If there's one thing Seattle loves, it's when the whole
family gets together and protests the WTO. The mayor has
spoken in favor of the protests, albeit prompted by a
negative-press bitchslap. The police are now escorting and
assisting the rioters. People are now protesting mostly to
free the protesters. Has the protest been assimilated back
into the normal world? Also, Tjames is wrong.
So, it's starting to look like a cozy aftermath. The main group of protesters
is condemning the violent ones. The press is starting to cover the press
coverage of the issue. People are starting to think about people in jail and
the consequences. The WTO meeting is almost over. Also, Tjames is totally
wrong about the risk of the WTO kicking the USA out; nobody kicks the USA out
of anything - I mean, FUCK, the USA hasn't been kicked out of the Southeast
Asian Trade Organization, and it's NOT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA.
It looks like the more riotish parts of the riot were caused by a bunch of
punks from Eugene, Oregon. To them, I say, "Oi!" It looks like the city
government's getting mildly apologetic for getting caught being a government.
To them, I say, "Oi!" It looks like Tjames thinks that the best thing to do is
to try to maneuver the WTO into acting like non-bad people. To him, I say, "I
don't think the WTO was created with secret meetings, no democratic measures,
and the ability to overrule the laws of national governments so that they could
So, it looks like there's an emerging class of citizen devoted to whatever
protest is happening, wherever. They bring their signs to the protest, even if
the sign has nothing to do with it. I like to think that, once they leave the
peace-love spectrum, they'll start applying their fighting-riot-cops
experiences to develop a NEW COMBAT STYLE. They'll be like an elite cadre of
copstopping hippie ninjas! YEAH! Forged in fire, with hearts of ice. Raised
and honed as a TOOL OF WAR against the state. Their Kung Fu and the power of
their Ghost Dance will render them immune to rubber bullets! RAINBOW SQUAD
Uh, where was I? Oh yeah. Last night, I had an idea for rewriting "The
Murders at the Rue De La Morgue" from the perspective of the orangutan. Maybe
the orangutan could go to Seattle and start protesting when he's done in Paris.