Video: Special snowflakes angry with Trump invade... the Heritage Foundation?

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present the shining hope for the future of American democracy. For reasons which never became quite clear, a group of liberal protesters who are angry with the policies (or perhaps just the existence) of President Trump and the GOP decided to put their power of free speech and assembly to work today in Washington. They were clearly determined to strike a blow and let the government know the direction they wish to take on certain key issues, including… something to do with the wall. Or water. Or something. And most curious of all, they decided to express themselves by invading the offices of the Heritage Foundation. (Don’t ask me. I just work here.)

David Rutz at the Free Beacon has the details and a bunch of video, most of which was tweeted by an account tagged as “PplsAction.”

Protesters demanding a “budget for the people” stormed the offices of the conservative Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday.

The Twitter account “People’s Action” tweeted out videos of protesters entering the building and chanting “shut it down!”

Before adding anything else, let’s just look at a couple of the highlights. The muddled message in this video has something to do with opposing the border wall and replacing with… not sure. I’m going to guess they would rather dig a channel and put a river there? Anyway, the chant is, “Water not walls.”

Next we get to a more clearly enunciated and definitive message. The protesters want to… “Shut it down.”

One last bit of imagry comes to us from Katrina Trinko of the Daily Signal. If the protesters were hoping to get a supportive response from the folks inside of the Heritage Foundation they quickly received one. Except it had to do with a slightly different agenda item.

Let’s just roll back the presentation one slide here and return to the “Shut It Down” message. Shut what down? The wall? It’s not actually “running” as such. Shut off the water? Perhaps they left the tub running before leaving for the protest. Or are they perhaps calling to shut down the Heritage Foundation?

That’s the real mystery here. What do they possibly hope to accomplish by disrupting the comings and goings at that building? Or more to the point, were they trying to influence somebody’s vote? I’m not sure these people understand precisely who and what the Heritage Foundation is. Nobody there is an elected official. It’s not a government building. They don’t control any funding. They do research and write policy papers. I’d really love to get hold of whoever organized this and paid for all the signage and other props just to catch a glimpse inside that brain trust.

I suppose you can protest wherever you like, but this is akin to protesting bread prices by picketing a wheat farm. And if you must hold some sort of demonstration, do try to come up with some catchy slogans which actually make sense. We may not agree with you, but we’d at least like to know what the hell it is that you’re ranting about since you took the trouble to come all this way.

David Strom 6:41 PM on September 26, 2022