A Look At The Closed Chinese Consulate In Houston (Plus Goofy Protesters)

On Tuesday, July 21, 2020, the Trump Administration ordered the General Consulate of China in Houston to be vacated. Smoke was seen that afternoon as consulate workers burned documents in their courtyard. I went to the consulate to see what was happening on July 23. (See video below.)

A small group of anti-American protesters showed up.
Photo: Chicago News Bench
As I was about to leave, a small group of communists arrived. They were demanding that the consulate be allowed to stay open. Which is, if you think about it, a futile and stupid demand to make.

Why? Trump isn't going to see them and say, "Hey, well, if they're demanding it then I better call President Xi and tell him to keep it open."

And Xi isn't going to see the protesters and suddenly decide to defy the U.S. by not closing the consulate, which would risk the defiant occupants-turned-squatters being arrested by federal agents. The arrogant ignorance of these protesters is truly fantastical.

(See video below.)
Unfortunately, my battery was dying and I was only able to capture them in still photos. But that's okay, all they were saying was the predictable and tired "Hey hey, ho ho" crap.

Lady Che leads her young communist acolytes in a round of chants.
Photo: Chicago News Bench
The group of six was lead by a 70s-something woman wearing a Che Guevara shirt. Her followers were, I estimate, from 16 to 25 years old.

Lady Che, as I'll call her, had a bullhorn strapped over her shoulder. The street traffic was light, which gave her time to catch her breath between shouting amplified slogans at the passing cars.

Something else that has always amused me the many times I've watched far-left nutters do this. The vehicles ALL had their windows up, probably with the A/C on and perhaps even some music. The cross street is minor and traffic on Belmont does not stop at this intersection. Here's what's so funny: They somehow believe that people in hermetically sealed cars — zipping by at 30 mph with the shooosh of A/C and surround-sound stereo — will magically be able to hear and understand their entire statement within the 3 to 4 seconds it takes to drive by.

Honestly, I don't think they care. They're preening and virtue signaling to each other. And that strap-on bullhorn? I bet she calls it "Steely Dan."

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