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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:56 PM

Thinking of attending local indivisible solidarity rally. Don't think it will help at all.

Talk me into it.

These haters love the fight; I almost think it fans the flames to counter-rally. Ignore bullies. That's the real strategy.

I dunno. Talk me into it.

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Reply Thinking of attending local indivisible solidarity rally. Don't think it will help at all. (Original post)
lindysalsagal Aug 13 OP
tblue37 Aug 13 #1
Lee-Lee Aug 13 #2
cwydro Aug 13 #4
Funtatlaguy Aug 13 #3
forgotmylogin Aug 13 #5
leftstreet Aug 13 #6
gibraltar72 Aug 13 #7
BigmanPigman Aug 13 #8
judesedit Aug 13 #9

Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:58 PM

1. If we flee the field it emboldens them. nt

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:03 PM

2. I've always been of the opinion that rally's are all pointless

Nobody gets their mind changed because people go to a rally.

Nobody who goes to a rally changes their view.

Nobody who sees it on TV changes their mind.

Rally's don't change laws.

Rally's don't cast votes.


It's nothing more than a social event for like minded people to gather together and feel like they are doing something.

I find my time is much more productive spent in other ways to foment change.

Even worse, counter rallies just give morons the attention they crave and feed into their delusional beliefs of persecution, so rather than just unproductive exercises they become counterproductive. If these morons in Charlottesville had shown up and marched and nobody paid any attention to them they would have had much less publicity and just looked like even bigger fools.

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Response to Lee-Lee (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:07 PM

4. You make a good point.

I'm not a fan of rallies because I hate crowds, but everything you said is true.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:04 PM

3. If it makes you feel better.....go

Sometimes it's nice to be around the like minded...you might even make a friend or two.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:09 PM

5. Show up and protest peacefully.

Stay off the roads and stay far away from any protesters who have weapons.

Here are some counter protesters with real grit to inspire you.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:09 PM

6. It's about solidarity, not necessarily outcomes n/t

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:11 PM

7. For some

That live in an armpit like I do it helps keep you energized to see someone besides you'r backward racist neighbors and local politicians and schools I mean Hillsdale College!

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:15 PM

8. Resistance works! All types of resistance from town halls to die-ins.

It sends a message that we are not forgetting all the BS this admin has done and harm it has caused. We need to stay vigilant and to let our reps in Washington DC know that they represent us and we will not vote for them unless they do.

This is not normal and we will never accept it. Civil disobedience is a right.

We know it works by looking at the ACA repeal. Their agenda is stalled. That is progress.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:32 PM

9. They need to constantly be shown there are way more of us than them

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