How many threats on my life does it take to get me off the corner?
Day 53 of my Ongoing Protest for Animals
So I had two threats today. One was the driver, pretty sure he's the owner, of a local business's truck who put 5 imaginary bullets in me as he drove by today. And then shortly after this, an old man in a truck yelled, "If you don't get off that corner, I'm going to take care of you." and he added that I'm in the wrong town. To which I responded, "Oh, I'm sorry, is this a town full of assholes who don't allow free speech... because I didn't know. I thought I could be out here exercising free speech. He continued on about how I was going to get hurt and I told him to pull in to the parking lot so we could talk instead of yelling. To which he said, "I'm not going to talk to you." And I said, "Then shut up and drive on stuck in your ignorant worldview." These people need to stop thinking they can intimidate people into silence. It didn't work on people fight against slavery, it didn't work with the struggle for women's rights, it didn't work with gay rights. They can hurt us, shoot us, kill us, threaten us... whatever they are going to do, I can't control. But they have to realize if they hurt or kill me, it is just going to make things worse for them.