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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 02:59 AM
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Why our rallies are bigger than theirs
Edited on Sun Sep-25-05 03:01 AM by Zuni
Because very few really lust after war and violence. Most people, in 2003, believed the Government when it said that Iraq had WMDs and ties to Al-Quaeda and other extremist factions. So they supported the effort. Very few got hard-ons watching "shock and awe".

Better informed people realized that Iraq was a mistake and said so. Since then the opposition to the war has more than doubled, from around 30-35% of the population in 2003 to 65%-70% now.

Since opposition to the war outnumbers even the people who accepted the war as a nessecary evil, it FAR outnumbers those who glorify it and want it to continue indefinetly, no matter what the cost in blood and treasure.

That is why the protest rally brought in easily 250,000 people to DC (I was there. Anyone who tries to say there were less than 100,000 was not there or is lying. Downtown DC was packed solid with protestors. 100,000 is the absolute minimum. 250,000 is more likely. It was a virtual sea of people, by far the largest demonstration I have ever seen) The march was shoulder to shoulder the whole length and there were still tens of thousands camped out on the ellipse and other areas)


In contrast, Free Republic/Move America Forward Rally had about 250 at most
compared to a probable 250,000 at the other rally
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:03 AM
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1. I think that the last big pro-government rally was held in Nuremberg
since then, even hard core american fascists are afraid to do it.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:05 AM
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2. pro government rallies were held in Maoist China
for example, that dwarfed Nuremberg
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:08 AM
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4. ahhh OK. whatever
:eyes:
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:16 AM
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5. yeah, whatever
when you say inaccurate things, expect corrections. Dictatorships and Democracies all over the world hold pro-government rallies.

Wether that fits into your worldview doesn't change anything
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:19 AM
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7. as I said, whatever.
bet you are the life of the party!
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:20 AM
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8. dupe
Edited on Sun Sep-25-05 03:20 AM by The_Casual_Observer

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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:06 AM
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3. They don't need to have rallies
When your people are the policymakers in power, and you are satisfied with what they are doing, there is little incentive to take to the streets.
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kysrsoze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-25-05 03:19 AM
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6. Because they're a bunch of lazy bastards who can't get off the couch
They shoot their mouths off from behind their computers, but I'll bet a lot are afraid to show off their beliefs right now, or when they talk to their friends about protesting they get laughed at.
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