Friday, December 2, 2011

One riot, One ranger

Security guard in front of Bank Of America, Amherst

Since the sneak invasion by a mob of young protesters, who migrated from UMass to briefly occupy Bank of America and the TD Bank, this lone security guard has staked out the front of BOA in the heart of downtown Amherst.

You have to wonder how much of a difference he would make if those 50-60 occupiers returned, although--unlike the protesters--he looks pretty serious (and employed).

Although somebody should probably tell corporate headquarters that the Amherst police station is only a stone's throw away.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

He certainly looks ready. What an awful job -- if the students did show up, is he any older than they? Would he call for backup? I feel bad for him but glad he has a job.

LarryK4 said...

The National Guard troops at Kent State were not much older than the students...

Anonymous said...

I think it says a lot about the Occupy folk -- they are cowards...

Anonymous said...

What does what say about the Occupy folks?

Anonymous said...

Every student involved with Occupy UMass has a job. You need to understand this. Just because we are involved with a movement that scripted, misled, narcissitic blowhards easily scoff at does not give your snide musings any credibility.
Every majorly involved UMass occupier is employed (some with multiple jobs), goes to school full time, and somehow also makes time to be involved within their community.
Keep your foolish musings out of things you clearly have no interest in understanding.

LarryK4 said...

"Every student."

Okay, show my pay stubs.

Anonymous said...

A snide remark does not instantly make you an authority to which we must justify our worth. Even if a folder of pay stubs was dropped on your doorstep, I have my doubts it would alter your flawed image of the occupier.
As one who spent just about every moment either painting houses, at school, or doing work for various occupations, I take great offense to this widespread image of the trust-fund, lazy, occupier. Every dedicated occupier at Umass had the same story but different job. When I was in NYC and Boston I stood and slept on the ground with iron workers, librarians, doctors, etc.. Being a student is not some whimsical past time, without jobs how else would we put gas in our cars, eat every day, pay rent and utilities, buy school supplies, save money for student loan debt, or pay for any of the various random everyday charges imposed by UMass or Amherst? Our political actions don't magically turn us into some carefree hippy collective free from reality. It is reality and the lack of representation that forces us to Occupy and labor.