Yesterday was a glorious, beautiful and sunny day; a rarity in these parts. So I thought to myself, “This is a perfect day for mivtzoyim*!” I rummaged through my files, and the various blogs, for a good flyer candidate, settling on this one (that I got from Unamusement Park):
While distributing them door to door, I couldn’t help but notice an overweight, middle-aged white man hollering at me, from a few houses back, “HEY! Why are you leaving this **** on my ******* door?!” I replied that I hadn’t seen any “No Soliciting” signs on his property and continued on my merry way.
Later on, after I’d finished the loop and was heading back, that guy was waiting for me, with his non-white friend, by the curb. I casually walked up to them and greeted them with a smile. “Why are you leaving this **** on people’s doors?” he said. I replied that I’m doing my part to encourage a positive white consciousness in the community, that it’s a message of love. “But you’re not white” he said. I could have asked him how he can be sure; there are “light-skinned blacks”, so why can there not be “dark-skinned whites”? But instead I told him it doesn’t matter one way or the other. He pointed at his non-white friend as if I had somehow harmed him with my flyers, and told me they are “offensive”. After a quick “debate” on the merits of white identity, he told me that the cops are coming after me. I shrugged and told him, “That’s alright; I’ve done nothing illegal”. He disputed that – but the cops never did show up. I continued to distribute my flyers, and enjoy the beautiful day, until they were all gone.
Encounters such as this are encouraging. They mean people actually read the flyers. They give us the opportunity to actually state our case – albeit in a concise manner. They also help educate the public as to our rights to freedom of speech; apparently, many people believe that it is illegal to distribute flyers that some may find “offensive”. Assuming the fat man is a hardcore, incorrigible leftist, then I get the satisfaction of having riled him up. I give myself extra credit for that.
*Mivtzoyim = street activism, such as talking to strangers, distributing flyers or putting up signs.