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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-09 03:06 PM
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20. And what if they sat down and didn't go away?
Dude! Look at your own sig line:

MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR.

Come on! What would he have said to your post?
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  -You want change? JackRiddler  Feb-21-09 01:45 PM   #0 
  - Nice thought, won't happen.  elocs   Feb-21-09 01:51 PM   #1 
  - It happened.  bottomtheweaver   Feb-21-09 02:07 PM   #3 
  - It may have worked for one specific and narrow issue,  elocs   Feb-21-09 02:22 PM   #9 
  - How about two: Universal single-payer and no more wars?  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:23 PM   #10 
  - Can You Prove It Worked?  OPERATIONMINDCRIME   Feb-24-09 02:11 PM   #48 
  - There are obvious reasons why it should happen under Obama...  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:07 PM   #4 
  - The key word and the biggest one in your post: "might". n  elocs   Feb-21-09 02:25 PM   #12 
  - oh yes  Donnachaidh   Feb-21-09 03:24 PM   #23 
  - why not?  Two Americas   Feb-23-09 09:15 PM   #45 
  - Yup, might work. Wish I knew how to make it happen. The Owner Class has done an excellent job of  scarletwoman   Feb-21-09 02:00 PM   #2 
  - What's wrong with today's marchers?  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:17 PM   #8 
     - Interesting list. I agree with your bolding of #4, that seems to me to be the heart of the matter.  scarletwoman   Feb-21-09 03:23 PM   #22 
     - I think the point of street theater is that there's nothing wrong with vitality...  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 03:54 PM   #27 
        - Okay. As long as no innocent snakes get hurt. Seriously, I get your point about  scarletwoman   Feb-21-09 04:24 PM   #30 
     - Snake dancers and chanting?  bvar22   Feb-21-09 10:52 PM   #34 
  - The anti-war demonstrations did nothing to stop the invasion of Iraq.  Usrename   Feb-21-09 02:08 PM   #5 
  - Are you saying the Obama administration will respond identically to Bush?  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:11 PM   #6 
     - You make a whole lot of sense.  Usrename   Feb-22-09 03:54 PM   #38 
  - The only thing I do know is change will have to come form the people  blues90   Feb-21-09 02:17 PM   #7 
  - Didn't stop Iraq. Didn't end the Vietnam war a day earlier.  Occam Bandage   Feb-21-09 02:24 PM   #11 
  - It made Nixon pull the plug finally, and look where that got him.  bottomtheweaver   Feb-21-09 02:36 PM   #13 
  - Vietnam? Of course the protests made a decisive difference...  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:38 PM   #14 
  - Sometimes those who cannot remember the past  bottomtheweaver   Feb-21-09 02:42 PM   #15 
  - I think it drove LBJ nuts! LOL!  Fire1   Feb-21-09 02:54 PM   #17 
  - Want to see more of this on Wall Street:  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 02:53 PM   #16 
  - You can't hold together a coalition like that.  anonymous171   Feb-21-09 02:58 PM   #18 
  - If a crowd that size turned out in NYC or LA  JeffR   Feb-21-09 03:02 PM   #19 
  - And what if they sat down and didn't go away?  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 03:06 PM   #20 
     - You might have misconstrued. My comment wasn't about the utility of protest  JeffR   Feb-21-09 03:47 PM   #25 
  - I'd like to see it happen. nt  LWolf   Feb-21-09 03:19 PM   #21 
  - How to get real change after elections.  Jkid   Feb-21-09 03:29 PM   #24 
  - Don't know if it will work, but maybe that's what's needed. I like  JimWis   Feb-21-09 03:53 PM   #26 
  - Yes, great list, isn't it? nt  ProgressIn2008   Feb-21-09 03:59 PM   #29 
  - Thanks JimWis & Progressin2008!  JackRiddler   Feb-21-09 08:58 PM   #33 
  - You hit the nail on the head with the days and weeks part. It can't be a Sat anti-war march  ProgressIn2008   Feb-21-09 03:59 PM   #28 
  - a must  G_j   Feb-21-09 05:54 PM   #31 
  - That's what it will take  Orwellian_Ghost   Feb-21-09 06:08 PM   #32 
  - bump  JackRiddler   Feb-22-09 09:15 AM   #35 
  - I marched against the war in Iraq twice in huge crowds  Mari333   Feb-22-09 09:18 AM   #36 
  - Agree w/ some others above: we've HAD huge protests; but  snot   Feb-22-09 01:59 PM   #37 
  - Consider this: Has anything else ever worked?  JackRiddler   Feb-22-09 04:10 PM   #39 
     - The cyberstreet may be a better venue.  snot   Feb-23-09 06:19 PM   #41 
        - Net activism is a tool for awareness but it can't shut down anything.  readmoreoften   Feb-23-09 06:41 PM   #42 
        - So we have to do more than  snot   Feb-23-09 08:50 PM   #43 
           - See list in #46...  JackRiddler   Feb-24-09 02:40 PM   #49 
        - I'm afraid we diverge totally here.  JackRiddler   Feb-24-09 01:56 PM   #46 
  - energy change, Hells yeah  stuntcat   Feb-22-09 04:11 PM   #40 
  - You want to discharge 100's of thousands of soldiers in the middle of the current economy.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-23-09 08:57 PM   #44 
  - You're absolutely right.  JackRiddler   Feb-24-09 02:04 PM   #47 
     - I'd have to disagree to some extent.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Feb-24-09 06:56 PM   #52 
  - I wonder if we'll see The Ruling Class take to the streets  leftstreet   Feb-24-09 02:49 PM   #50 
  - no compromise on the message? good luck getting enough supporters for your marches.  dysfunctional press   Feb-24-09 02:59 PM   #51 
  - It passed the House in December. Then came the March demonstrations,  bottomtheweaver   Feb-24-09 07:01 PM   #53 
     - Oh, I get it, you mean the immigration protests.  JackRiddler   Feb-26-09 10:57 AM   #54 
 

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