Poor and helpless are always the biggest losers
I WONDER if protesters ever consider who exactly suffers the most during violent (or even nonviolent) demonstrations.
Although their anger is directed against the politicians, bosses, companies or business owners, it is the poor and defenceless that always bear the brunt.
Take the current bus strike, for example. Who does it hurt the most?
Surely it is that poor person who has budgeted his or her travel money and now has to fork out extra to take a taxi to work.
And if they can’t afford that, they must stay at home and not be paid because of their absence from work.
Soccer fans are angry at their team, who they assume are entitled to win every trophy, every year.
So, they go on the rampage and attack… not the club owners, but the security staff and innocent spectators.
A section of the community feels they are not getting jobs or work on construction sites.
So, they burn the road and block traffic – so that those who have nothing whatsoever to do with the problem are punished.
It is a mentality I fail to understand.
Maybe one of them could enlighten me: why do the innocent bear the punishment for the ‘guilty’?
OLD AND GREY