old farts against war

today i feel old and useless.
at noon i went to a protest in front of the us-embassy.
pick-nick for peace

there this young aggressive activist acused me of being an undercover cop.
he took out a camera and held it out towards me, pointing it at me like it was some kind of a weapon.
he pushed it right into my face and took a picture of me.
when i asked him, why he did this, he answered he did not speak with pigs like me …
he said he is going to publish the photo in the internet.

outch.

i can’t really explain why this hurt me an awful lot.
i guess it just really hit home the fact, that i am an old man now – the enemy to some, simply because of the way i look and dress.
yet i dont feel like digging out my leather jacket or growing a mohak in order to appear more credible to them.

and i would love to able to participate in a protest without getting wrongly accused.

About Jan Zuppinger

Jan Zuppinger has been writing this blog since 2002. He likes to grow vegetables. He likes to eat them too. He has opinions on everything, but sadly no one cares. Jan Zuppinger is not joking, just joking, he is joking, just joking, he's not joking. *click.