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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:13 PM
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Protests 'like carnivals'
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After attending some of the large protests in USA and
speaking to some of the participants, I can
confidently state that there is a fundamental
difference between these protests and the Vietnam
protests.

While those were carried out by people with conviction
and with an intention to bring change, these days are
protests are like carnivals. People join these rallies
so they can say they were at a protest. There are even
groups which organize classes on how to be like Gandhi
and wage civil disobedience, while in reality, they
obediently stick to the rules and stay within the
Orwellian "First Amendment Zones."

Those in power (from the Republican side) have figured
this out and allocate a separate day, time, and place
for the members of the "Angry Left" to vent their
spleens. They know that the harmless people will
"protest" as per the rules laid down, scream some
slogans, and go back to live according to even more
rules and will respect authority.

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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:26 PM
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1. To that, I say...
tell it to my wrists which are still bruised from several hours of tight plastic handcuffs.

That was a fucking carnival.
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Alamom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:31 PM
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2. To the Women in DC who gave their all...WE ARE PROUD !
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 10:33 PM by Alamom
To all who risked even a minute of freedom...We are grateful and you are to be admired. You have made a difference.




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