Dear Douchebags

World Bank IMF Protest

Originally uploaded by isisDC.

It wasn’t enough that you hit a woman in the head over the weekend with a brick? You had to go ruin the commute of half the city today? Due to your general asshattery, I extend my middle finger in your general direction. I am, apparently, not alone in my hatred of both you and your antics, though, as my Twitter Friends List is full of vitriol and bile concerning your decisions to march on the World Bank and make this city difficult to live in.

We’re just trying to make our way through life, go to work, do our jobs and go home at the end of the day. Blocking our streets and hitting us in the head isn’t going to win you any converts. It’s much more likely for me to say, “Hit ’em harder, officer, they fucked up my commute!” and walk away while you’re getting the business from John Q. Law.

If that’s what you wanted, then you accomplished it. Enjoy your martyr complex, I’ll be toasting your beating at the bar.

Preferably in Georgetown, where I’ll go, despite my pathological dislike of the place, just to spite you.

9 Comments so far

  1. Don (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 11:40 am

    On the other hand, boobs!

  2. cognizant (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    can you say agent provocateur?

  3. KCinDC (unregistered) on October 22nd, 2007 @ 10:50 pm

    When the organizers write this sort of thing, I don’t think there’s that much need for provocateurs.

  4. Bill (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 10:01 am

    Well done Mr. Bridge. There is not a single thing in this world worse than a protestor. NOT ONE! It’s self aggrandizement, narcissism and solipsism all rolled in to one.

    Counter-protestors are almost worse!

    I live in the District and God help the protestor who gets in front of my car …

  5. getoveryourself (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 7:19 pm

    wow – what a self centered self absorbed lot you people are. people care enough about something besides their daily commute to get out in the street and try to do something about it. such a shame that you were inconvenienced because people are trying to draw attention to world issues. i don’t agree with their message but i don’t want people in this country to stop protesting policies they think are wrong because it takes you a half hour longer to get back to your comfortable suburban lifestyle. can metbloggers get over themselves for 5 seconds to think about something bigger?

  6. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on October 23rd, 2007 @ 7:37 pm

    Who do these protests really affect, Mr. Holier Than Thou?

    To quote my friend Lisa:

    "Who did you hurt by shutting down businesses?  The corporate lawyer who gets paid whether his office is open or not?  Or the hourly worker who has no health care and who doesn’t get paid when they don’t work, and now you screwed them out of their minimum wage for a day or two, perhaps costing them their ability to pay the rent, put their kids in daycare, feed their families, or send much-needed money home.  Nice job.  I’m sure they’re very grateful for your support."

  7. Tiff (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 10:53 am

    I’ve never been sure what the logic is behind trying to help the downtrodden by halting commerce. Commerce is how the downtrodden get paid, and the non-downtrodden have paid vacation time to take anyway. Protest the World Bank and IMF all you want (I think you’re full of shit, but that’s the great thing about America- I can think you’re full of shit and you get to protest anyway), but there’s no excuse for shutting down the workplaces of people who are just trying to make a living.

  8. Bill (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 1:49 pm


    It’s comical that you are suggesting that we "get over ourselves." Protestors effect ZERO change. In fact, the only people who feel good about protesting, are the protestors! The only true effects of protesting are (1) a nuisance for commuters and (2) a feeling of self-satisfaction for the protestors. There is no equal to the level of self-absorption of a protestor.

    Jeez, I can’t believe I’m arguing with someone who probably wears a Che Guevara t-shirt and totally misses the irony…

  9. Wayan (unregistered) on October 24th, 2007 @ 3:20 pm

    Its surprising that GOYS is so impassioned about the downtrodden, they’re too lazy to even hit the "Shift" key when they type.

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