Where to go for Haute Couture in Protesting? Bridgeport!
A few dozen well-heeled, college educated, really sincere and snappily dressed masque-ers sporting button-festooned North Face head wear, American Eagle T-shirts and bandannas marched with a police escort up through the 11th Ward. From Back of the Yards ( 51st Street) through Canaryville (47th-39th Streets) and Bridgeport up Halsted and past Jackie Schaller’s landmark Chicago dining venue Schaller’s Pump, America’s young spark-plugs of change paraded their V masks, Ninja costumes, and Indie fashion apparel along with the naughty words of the truly edgy. Like Jane Addams and Dr. Cornelia De Bey in 1904, the Occupy Commandos were protected and served by the Chicago Police Department.
Halsted Street became the Occupy/Dissident/Anarchist/ Hipster Runway. We were given a preview of the accessory conscious young, armed with Dad-funded Visa Debit cards and Rage Against the Machine.
I’d bet a shiny new Sacagawea gold dollar that not one of these later-day Mother . . .Joneses could identify the significance of these neighborhoods in the real struggle of working people*. Below are the residents of Canaryville and Bridgeport who fought the real fight on Halsted Street the site of yesterday’s Che fashion stroll.
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