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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-30-04 11:00 AM
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Forget RIBBONS...wear PAPER CLIPS!
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What a great idea! I am watching a story on CNN wherein a high school gathered six million paper clips to illustrate just how many six million is. Six million as in six million Jews murdered by Hitler. But that is not the story...the story is why PAPER CLIPS.

Apparently, the Norwegians wore paper clips on their lapels during the war as a show of solidarity and a silent protest against the fascists/nazis. What a perfect symbol for us, too, since ribbons have been co-opted by the righties to the point of meaningless cliches.

I'm am sorry for not having all the details on this CNN report...it only caught my eye after it was half over. Maybe another DUer could expand upon it, but I think the paper clip campaign could be a stirring way to protest the rise of fascism in the United States.

Thoughts?
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