I used to read this columnist named Shayne Lester on the left-wing websites. He definitely didn’t support nonviolent protest, instead arguing that we needed to riot against our right-wing oppressors; only by throwing rocks at cops, destroying property, etc., would we make the oppressors fear us and thus give us what we want. He seemed like an agent provocateur, at least in his own mind, but he still amused me with his geeky revolution fantasies. Sometime during Trump’s first year, however, I quit reading anything political, including Lester’s columns; even ironically following politics meant I still cared, like a sap.
Copyright © 2017 by David V. Matthews
Art by Banksy