So this is the famous image that has all the righties with their tighties in a bunch. Before I even looked it up I knew it was a statement left in front of Trump Towers and not just random shit everywhere. It even looks organized.
Even the National Park Service gave the marchers props.
Regardless, one might fairly argue that a form of protest involving the dumping of litter on the ground for others to clean up is an unseemly one. However, the National Park Service noted that, overall, the crowds at both events (i.e., the inauguration and the Women’s March) were “tidier” than those of previous years:
The cleanup continues on the National Mall following the inauguration and the Women’s March on Washington Saturday.
The National Park Service has been working to get the area back to its original condition, removing trash, taking down the fencing and pulling up the decking for the recent activities.
“We’ve had our maintenance team out there since last night when they already did a pass,” National Park Service spokeswoman Emily Linroth said Saturday. “Today, they are really going through with a fine tooth comb and picking up what’s left. They do this every July Fourth, so they are pros at it.”
This time around, officials say, visitors were tidier than prior years. Linroth says so far, the cleanup is going well.
“Fortunately, a lot of people, even though, the trash cans were full, have stacked the trash neatly as close to the trash cans as they could get them, so that is making our job easier,” Linroth said.
Unfortunately, THIS isn’t enough. *eyeroll*
I am so proud of everyone who participated in the Women’s March. I, personally, did not march (per my previous article), but as stated I 1000000000% support the protests and marches.
We are under a shit ton of scrutiny and putting your trash in the trash bin, around it, or near it isn’t enough. Which is why it is so important to pick up your trash. Everything. To my surprise (and then lack of) I found the complaint on a Facebook post of someone I went to highschool with. It then it turned into a highschool reunion of shit talking and complaints. I find no fault in finding trash disgusting, because it is. But what was funny was that most appalled bitches were the very girls in high school that were in cheerleading and teepeeing people’s houses.
LOL No wonder I floated and didn’t really clique with them and smoked weed instead (and got straight A’s and a full scholarship so fuck off).
Please just keep track of ALL of it. Everything you fucking came with, bring it home with you. Candy wrappers, juice boxes, bring bags for your dirty diapers, take your signs home, all of it. Do NOT give these fucktards a reason to invalidate the hard work you are doing. It’s not fair. We know that other protests have left messes, got violent, looted. No matter what we do, it is not good enough. So CHIN UP. Prides up.
I’ve been to Burning Man a few times and the principle philosophy is leave shit as you found it. No MOOP. No Matter OUT OF PLACE. If you brought it, you take it back with you. LEAVE NO TRACE. I URGE YOU TO OPEN THIS LINK.
Shit, even if we have to put on our Sunday best to get respect, do it. But don’t fucking litter….and obviously, don’t break any laws and make us look out of control or like lunatics.
The most important thing to take away is, you don’t need to leave trash to make a statement. YOU MADE THE STATEMENT ALL OVER THE WORLD. Leaving dog shit on his lawn after showing him all day what a piece of shit he is all day just isn’t necessary.
I realize it’s gonna be hard. We can do this in a dignified way that will gave the haters nothing to say but….alternative facts.
Say it loud ladies. Say it right.