A new term of disparagement can be added to the list for the mean-spirited “protesters” flooding America’s big cities since the grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson a week ago. That term is “Grinch.”
Although that’s an insult to the Grinch, when you think about. His heart was only two sizes too small, when he set out to steal Christmas from Hooville.
I leave it to you, readers, to decide how the Ferguson protesters who stormed a Seattle mall last week measure up. Not content with disrupting the annual tree-lighting ceremony, to which hundreds of locals bring their children, the protesters swarmed a stage where young children were performing Christmas carols, and hollered menacing threats as they surrounded the kids. The frightened youngsters were hurried off the stage, many of them in tears.
This was presumably just fine with the protesters.
March leader Marissa Johnson countered, telling KING that “America goes where their pocketbook goes, so today we’re blocking Black Friday. We want you to be uncomfortable shopping.”
The children, who had undoubtedly been preparing for weeks for their big night, never got to finish their program. The Ferguson protesters got the entire mall closed down four hours early. If they didn’t steal Christmas, they certainly stole holiday joy from some blameless children.