“This is What Democracy Looks Like!”

Packing is really boring, but going through all my forgotten personal stuff is a lot of fun.

Here are some scribbled notes, I think from the Occupy Wall Street May Day event a few years back. There is a typical call-and-response chant at these marches which goes “Show me what democracy looks like!” — “This is what democracy looks like!” So I started looking around the crowd and thinking about different people’s subtexts to these words. I still think the last one could be used as a really effective threat.

“Show me what democracy looks like!”
“This is what democracy looks like!”

“In a crowd this size you know that some of us are armed!”
“This is what democracy looks like!”

“Our music is better than your music!”
“This is what democracy looks like!”

“Fuck your republic!”
“This is what democracy looks like!”

“If you screw over the next generation, your daughters will date us!”
“This is what democracy looks like!”