You may not know who Stacey Hacker Hessler is, and neither did I.
Not until somebody posted this article on my facebook (though dated from 2012). Short version, she ditched her husband and kids to go protest at the OWS in 2012. Got an $80,000+ divorce settlement and then...never heard from again.
But when I say, "never heard from again," I mean from the MSM or heck, even alternative media. I had to search her name and after finding her newly hyphenated name was able to track her down.
What is she doing today?
I want to highlight this because there's a couple important lessons to pull from it.
1. Look at the money raised and their pleas for money. Also look where it goes to. It goes into just basically supporting themselves. These aren't professional activists. They're panhandlers on the internet pursuing some sad pathetic crusade they've been told to by media, leftist professors, and yes, even the government.
2. Precisely what is their crusade? To take selfies on Monsanto's signs out in the middle of nowhere as they hold up craptastic home made signs? Not only is the crusade itself pointless and ultimately mentally-egotistically self-serving, but they're not even doing it right.
3. She is obviously with child. If they only have $160, guess who's going to pay for her birthing expenses! That is the least of our concerns though. Any body want to place odds on the kid growing up right?
I could go on, but the larger point is this is ultimately where crusaderism leads. A dead end wasted life of delusion and no real practical or meaningful achievements.
I do feel sorry for Stacey's kids (both present and future). I feel bad for her ex too. But I cannot think a more fitting punishment than squandering one's only finite and precious life on meaningless crusades, while begging and pleading for handouts to help in that squandering. I'm almost half tempted to donate just to keep the delusion up.