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murdoch Donating Member (658 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-05 12:42 PM
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44. liberal protests?
There are two major protest organizers, UFPJ, which are the for the most part liberal organizers, and ANSWER/IAC/WWP/Bring the Troops Home Now Coalition who are far left organizers.

The UFPJ events never, or almost never, have violence, flag burning, property defacement or concerns for issues tangential to the war. As far as the ANSWER rallies, they are replete with issues tangential to the war, but even with ANSWER rallies violence, flag burning and property defacement are rare.

I'm not aware of the American anti-war movement killing anyone in the last few decades, although from the Oklahoma city bombing, to the assassination of doctors, radio show hosts and so forth, the far right has killed many people in the US. Yet you don't see the Terri Schiavo and anti-abortion brigades flagellating themselves because some of their extremists go out and kill people. I don't know why some defacement of recruiting stations is major news while shooting of doctors, or white supremacists who go around and shoot judges like white supremacist Matt Hale's judge who was killed a few weeks ago isn't major news. Give me a defaced military recruitment center over a dead judge in a white supremacist case any day.
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  -Why I don't like our liberal protests. dhinojosa  Mar-23-05 05:51 PM   #0 
  - Because they are ineffectual?  BlueEyedSon   Mar-23-05 05:53 PM   #1 
  - All true. There's a reason why Bush has only controlled crowds.  Inland   Mar-23-05 05:55 PM   #2 
  - You forgot the nekkid PETA people  LittleClarkie   Mar-23-05 05:55 PM   #3 
  - A problem I notice  Dave Reynolds   Mar-23-05 05:55 PM   #4 
  - If bald eagles aren't in the ANWR....  dhinojosa   Mar-23-05 06:11 PM   #7 
  - I thought  Donald Ian Rankin   Mar-24-05 10:18 AM   #40 
  - Here is the official list by the way  dhinojosa   Mar-23-05 06:17 PM   #8 
  - Well ANWR is hardly the home of the bald eagle  Toots   Mar-24-05 10:09 AM   #39 
     - If only the polar bear were our national animal.....  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 05:36 PM   #45 
  - No trees and no mountains, no eagles in ANWR?  d_b   Mar-23-05 10:36 PM   #26 
  - You've already been proven wrong  sandnsea   Mar-23-05 10:51 PM   #30 
  - I believe protests and demonstrations are effective and  FtWayneBlue   Mar-23-05 06:05 PM   #5 
  - I'd agree that protests should be more focused and professional...  tubbacheez   Mar-23-05 06:09 PM   #6 
  - i'd have to agree with all those points,  yorgatron   Mar-23-05 06:17 PM   #9 
     - Good idea.  tubbacheez   Mar-23-05 06:24 PM   #11 
  - They are acts of desperation that people resort to when they are  Jacobin   Mar-23-05 06:20 PM   #10 
  - If MLK gotten violent and did things I "don't approve of"  dhinojosa   Mar-23-05 06:31 PM   #13 
     - His protests were peaceful and modeled after Ghandi  Jacobin   Mar-23-05 06:51 PM   #14 
     - I think the coffin theme has been highly effective...  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 09:54 AM   #37 
     - You don't know? Of course he (MLK) did NOT get violent.  ElectroPrincess   Mar-23-05 07:05 PM   #17 
  - I agree. I'm not enjoying the  BullGooseLoony   Mar-23-05 06:25 PM   #12 
  - Well, that's because IMO you're "corporate" Dem supporter a la old DLC  ElectroPrincess   Mar-23-05 07:01 PM   #16 
     - Yeah, that's me.  BullGooseLoony   Mar-23-05 07:14 PM   #18 
  - Protest is as American as the damn flag!  Generic Other   Mar-23-05 06:56 PM   #15 
  - the protests aren't the problem, the media coverage is  wyldwolf   Mar-23-05 08:14 PM   #19 
  - Enjoying your freedoms????  bvar22   Mar-23-05 08:20 PM   #20 
  - In NO, we were very focused. Bring home the troops.  tsuki   Mar-23-05 08:24 PM   #21 
  - It is really easy....  bvar22   Mar-23-05 08:27 PM   #22 
  - I wouldn't know....  dhinojosa   Mar-23-05 08:54 PM   #23 
  - Here...  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 12:03 PM   #41 
  - I have to agree. I was in a big protest in Chicago in 2002  Logansquare   Mar-23-05 09:02 PM   #24 
  - Were you around for the realpolitik of the '60s protests?  MadHound   Mar-23-05 09:11 PM   #25 
  - Damn those Free Palestine assholes.  d_b   Mar-23-05 10:40 PM   #27 
  - Yikes!!!  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 09:40 AM   #32 
  - imagine protest rallies called by leading Democrats  welshTerrier2   Mar-23-05 10:48 PM   #28 
  - The protest threads were the most refreshing thing on DU  senseandsensibility   Mar-23-05 10:50 PM   #29 
  - Holy Moley, no one reads!!!!! I didn't say anything was wrong ....  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 09:53 AM   #36 
  - So how does "I'm with stupid" sign pointing to cop = violence?  rman   Mar-24-05 03:59 AM   #31 
  - Well, I can't believe I need to explain this.  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 09:45 AM   #34 
     - that would be 'possible provocation of violence',  rman   Mar-25-05 04:57 AM   #47 
  - I've obviously missed some of the coverage....  Bridget Burke   Mar-24-05 09:43 AM   #33 
  - Don't worry you are not the only one who isn't reading the 1st sentence...  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 09:49 AM   #35 
  - Here...  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 12:04 PM   #42 
  - why not stay at home and watch the world blow up ?  jdots   Mar-24-05 10:08 AM   #38 
  - I've been in protests as stated but here is something else...  dhinojosa   Mar-24-05 12:05 PM   #43 
  - liberal protests?  murdoch   Mar-24-05 12:42 PM   #44 
  - Much of what you object to may be agents provacateurs  Lydia Leftcoast   Mar-24-05 05:48 PM   #46 
  - Excellent point Lydia Leftcoast  ElectroPrincess   Mar-25-05 05:04 AM   #48 
  - Don't forget the Cult of Mumia - they're always fun.  BlueManDude   Mar-25-05 05:42 AM   #49 
  - SNL did a great skit back in late 2000 or early 2001...  formernaderite   Mar-25-05 08:15 AM   #50 
  - Why don't YOU organize protests...  Q   Mar-25-05 08:29 AM   #51 

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