What career paths are open to a notorious anarchist troublemaker?
I’ve spent most of the last 20 years fighting with riot cops, organizing protests and demonstrations, setting up unions, walking picket lines, giving press conferences and interviews, posting flyers, waging war on city hall, and looking rakish in a tactical police vest and military cap.
I find myself at loose ends these days, having turned over much of my former responsibilities to others and having completed many of my previous projects. Activists tend to be young and idealistic; they have little time or patience for battered, old, bitter warhorses who no longer have all the answers. As a result, I’ve been thinking about finding some new, tolerable way to use the skill set I’ve developed.
My question is twofold:
(1) Can you think of potential career paths and occupations for which I would be qualified as a professional rabble-rouser who has run out of rabble to rouse?
(2) What kind of employer would be willing to consider hiring a hulking, bearded, notorious anarchist who is known on sight by every cop in the city and has spent half his life in court, in the media spotlight, or both?