Tuesday, May 02, 2006

A Day Without...

Umm...so is it just me, or did yesterday's "Day Without Immigrants" do absolutely nothing? I personally noticed absolutely no difference (except of course the local Wendy's opening a few hours late)

There are an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in this country, and millions more supporters, latinos and random other people who protest for anything, yet the largest protest yesterday (in Chicago) only had 300,000 people there.

The media coverage leading up to this event for the past 3 weeks has been making it sound like it would be the apocalypse, yet nothing happened. I saw the same level of service as always, the wendy's opened (even if a little late), the people who don't speak english came to empty the trash and clean the kitchen in my office at night, and amazingly, the country did not come to a screeching halt.

So either we don't rely on the immigrant community as much as these activists would like us to think, or they just aren't organized enough to put together a real boycott/walk-out.

p.s. - I promise this is the last post that will start with "a day without..."

CNN(Sunday): 'Millions' expected to walk out
CNN(yesterday): 'Hundreds of Thousands' march for immigrant rights

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