Just Because She's Crazy Doesn't Mean She's Entirely WrongI posted an interview with Concepcion Picciotto in the DCist today. She has been camping outsode of the White House since 1981 in a peace vigil to also fight presidential corruption. Here is a photo:
She is completely crazy, but no dummy. Talking to her made me wonder: what would you do if you had limited means, had no idea about the internet, and everyone around you had failed you? What if you believed in something or knew some truth so horrifying and real that everyone around you wanted to shut you up? What if it wasn't your fault people were driven from you and your message was so appalling? Eventually, you'd be down there in Lafayette park with a sign and a mission, too.
The protestors down there are desperate and furious, with some incredible stories to tell. You don't have to believe them, but they are speaking from their own reality, and it can be pretty powerful
I was also driven to floss like all hell after talking to Conchita. While she has left the campsite to eliminate and perform basic human functions since 1981, she has not made a trip to the dentist, apparently. Her gingivitis is so bad that you can see her actual JAWBONE and the teeth growing out of it. She also wears what appears to be a motorcycle helmet with a wig pasted to it, and a kerchief over that.
However, I ain't no Bush fan, and neither is she...so we have that in common.