The Audacity Of Hope

Hope may be audacious, but it has its limits. For one, it’s a crappy method of birth control. For another, it tends to fail catastrophically when it goes up against physics.

Which is a lesson that this woman almost tragically learned.

She’s one of those #Occupy idiots currently trying to shut down the ports on the West Coast in an attempt to… I don’t quite know their point. It’s mainly a power play, the protesters trying to show that they have the ability to do what they want, when they want, where they want, and nobody can do anything to stop them.

Anyway, some of those idiots thought a good way of doing it would be to stand on the railroad tracks. This prize, “Lotus,” had an even better idea to assert her moral superiority over the folks trying to earn a day’s pay at the port:

She stuck her four-year-old child on the tracks.

Now, my father worked for the railroad for years. I grew up near an active train track. And I’ve heard enough anecdotal evidence (such as anti-war idiot Brian Willson and numerous stories of cars stopping on railroad crossings) to know that trains don’t stop easily. There are these concepts — “physics,” “inertia,” “momentum,” and the like — that I’m sure Lotus didn’t learn in college or even high school, and it was nothing less than miraculous that she didn’t get to see her little pride and joy smeared across the landscape.

Again, this is a reassertion of one of my favorite points: so many of the left’s tactics are based on the underlying presumption that their opponents are not the amoral monsters they make us out to be, and they routinely risk their lives to prove that these leftists are lying.

“Lotus” needs to be reported to the police for child endangerment, and have her kid (and any others she might have) taken away from her. If they can identify the father, give him custody — he can’t be any worse than a mother who sticks a four-year-old in front of a freight train to make a political point.

Especially a really, really, really stupid one.

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