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dhinojosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-23-05 06:51 PM
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Why I don't like our liberal protests.
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First off I think protesting is essential part of America, and so is dissent. I have been involved with a few protests. But I don't like doing them anymore and here is why.....

1. Unfocused....You can be protesting about the war, and you can have a great message to say. That is absolutely dissolved when you have a "free palestine" asshole including him/herself into your group. Worse yet, you'll get a "make pot legal" jerk-off and it tarnishes the message. Unfortunately, guess who the main stream media likes to show?

2. The violence....For us liberals, it is always the case. Yes, sometimes it's bad cops. But sometimes it's bad protestors. Case in point, somewhere on DU there is a picture of protestor with a "I'm with stupid" sign pointing to the cop. That is plain stupid. Leave the cops alone, and the better chances there will be no violence in a no war protest. Furthermore, you never know if you'd need cops to protect you from overzealous rightwingers.

3. Burning Flags....Not gonna help! Yes it is your constitutional right. But when one asswipe does it, it tarnishes the rest of group. Especially when many in the group don't believe in burning the flag.

4. Defacing Property... I don't care if you scotch tape a sign to the recruitment office or even put a post-it note on someone's Bush/Cheney bumper sticker. This is not right. Period. You wouldn't like it if religious wackos do it to abortion clinics, the ACLU, other "liberal" establishments, or even your car. I got my Kerry/Edwards sign ripped off twice from my lawn, as I am sure many of you had. You know it sucks, and you know it looks bad to right-wingers. Have some class people, we will win.

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