commented on Love in the Time of Kool-Aid
Thank you for bringing to light what I have often thought of protest marches in the twenty first century. Especially in majority liberal cities such as Portland. Though showing solidarity is a positive thing that gives us all of the feels, these days it doesn't change the fabric of society. Much like calling Trump Towers and complaining to the underpaid staff doesn't change national policy. Money talks, and donating, volunteering or working for an organization that can help how the government and society works is step number one. Strikes still work, as they genuinely interrupt commerce. But hacktivism is most likely the wave of the future. A focused effort of modern methods can bring about greater change than a well meaning street protest in this brave new world.
Dec 7, 2016
commented on In Case You Forgot What Snow in Portland Looks Like...
I watched that first video as it occurred, live from my apartment windows. The snow wasn't the problem, it was the layer of ice underneath it, and the drivers with four wheel drive vehicles in the West hills who thought they were invincible. Nothing stopped them! Until the city parked a fire truck at the top of the hill, which multiple cars proceeded to run into. Trimet is the best solution to most people's transportation problems in a winter storm. Or just stay home and have fun! Be safe folks!
Dec 5, 2016
commented on The “Liberal Bubble” Is a Ridiculous Myth
As someone who grew up in a rural area that once had a thriving mill economy, but now lives in a city for the sole purpose of obtaining employment I know the liberal bubble to be a real thing. Not all cities are liberal bubbles, however. Some cities host a variety of political ideas. But Portland certainly is.