Ken's Project Blog

January 19, 2011

What Do We Want?

Filed under: In The News,Politics — Ken @ 10:21 am

What do we want?
Higher prices!
When do we want them?
How will we do it?
By targeting individuals and terrorizing them!

The video above is of a Washington D.C. group protesting at the house of an executive for a company planning to build a Wal-Mart (and eventually as many as four) in the D.C.-area. Their tactics are reminiscent of recent “attacks” on bank executives at their homes, like the one shown here:

A neighbor described the above “attack” on the Bank of America’s home/family for Fortune magazine:

Now this event would accurately be called a “protest” if it were taking place at, say, a bank or the U.S. Capitol. But when hundreds of loud and angry strangers are descending on your family, your children, and your home, a more apt description of this assemblage would be “mob.” Intimidation was the whole point of this exercise, and it worked-even on the police. A trio of officers who belatedly answered our calls confessed a fear that arrests might “incite” these trespassers.

Why am I using the words “attack” and “terrorize”? Here’s the flier for thursday’s protest:

Notice the target graphic, note the inclusion of the executive’s home address – as a reminder, the top video is the Wal-Mart protest group, the second video is a similar group at a Bank of America executive’s home.


The Blaze

Fortune Magazine

Wal-Mart Free D.C.


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