But I think I’ll stop eating it. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. But then I’m there at the Capitol and I’ve run out of crackers and there’s a tower of pizza boxes and some Ian’s employees are handing out huge slices and I’m hungry and, well, the next thing you know, I’ve eaten another piece of protest pizza.
If you’ve never had protest pizza, it’s quite delicious. It comes in many varieties, including cheese, vegetable, pepperoni, and macaroni & cheese. What makes it so delicious is love and solidarity. Kind strangers call Ian’s Pizza from all over the world, order pizza and tell Ian’s to send it to the Capitol to feed the thousands of Wisconsinites who are trying to keep our governor and legislature from changing our states motto from “Forward” to “Backward.” If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just do a Google news search of “Wisconsin” and you’ll learn quickly.
But protest pizza is still pizza, and it’s really not a good idea to eat it for lunch and dinner, let alone lunch and dinner more than one day in a row. At least not for people like me who are used to living on whole grains, legumes and bananas.
I guess we all have to make sacrifices for democracy.