So there’s this food cart called The Happy Camper in Portland, Oregon.
It’s not an extremist food cart. It’s not a Republican food cart. It’s not the Hamburgers and Liberal Tears Food Cart. It’s just a normal food cart run by a nice couple that actually donates a portion of their proceeds to help clothe and feed the homeless in Portland.
And it’s being forced to shut down because a bunch of unhinged immigration protesters won’t leave them alone.
Why? Because sitting where they do at a street corner across from the local Immigration and Customs Enforcement building, they serve lunch to ICE officials on a daily basis. Apparently, the protesters who have set up camp next door to the ICE building don’t like that; they want owners Scott and Julie Hakes to take a cue from The Red Hen and tell those officers to take a hike. And because The Happy Camper refused to turn their little business into a pawn in leftist politics, the protesters have harassed them to the point where employees fear for their safety and can no longer run a profitable business.
Oh, and when we say “set up camp,” we’re not using an idiom:
Video apparently taken by a female Happy Camper employee—and shared by a right-wing Twitter account—shows a demonstrator using a megaphone to call the staffer a “bitch” and accuse her of laughing at the victims of U.S. immigration laws.
According to Scott Hakes, the last straw came when protestors threatened his 21-year-old daughter for serving food to a DHS employee. “If they catch her outside the cart, they’re going to hurt her. They’re constantly cussing at her and screaming at her,” he told KGW. According to the owners, protestors also threatened to burn down the cart.
On July 20, less than a month after protests began, a post went up on the Happy Camper’s Facebook Facebook page announcing that the food cart would be shutting down. Reads the post: “We tried repeatedly to try to work out peaceful solutions with the organizations and individuals protesting, but it all came back to being told almost daily to either support the anti DHS agenda or suffer the consequences.”
Well, this is the modern left. You’re either with them (read: completely insane) or you’re against them, and they won’t stand for the latter. It’s extraordinary that these cretins have the audacity to go out there and protest under the guise of their evolved morality and compassion…and then do something like this. And by “extraordinary,” we mean “completely predictable.”
Why anyone who isn’t a total sociopath would become a leftist at this point is beyond our understanding.