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paulsby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-17-09 05:07 PM
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31. i don't buy the premise.
Edited on Fri Apr-17-09 05:09 PM by paulsby
at every protest i have seen, i have seen all sorts of signs TOTALLY unrelated to the "actual reason" for the protest.

iow, what is relevant is what %age of signs are like this.

for example, at the WTO protests (i was a riot cop) i saw signs advocating freeing mumia, stopping whale hunting, promoting GLBT rights, freeing leonard peltier, etc.

iow, protests draw out these people.

one of my partners endured some assmunch calling him a f*cking n**ger and other such crap, for about 10 minutes. the guy was frothing and screaming this stuff right in his face.

does this mean the WTO protests were actually about calling african american policemen racial slurs?

fwiw, i have relatives who attended these protests, and none of them have a racist bone in their bodies. not saying there weren't racists at the teabagger rallies. i am saying that that was not the underlying reason for same, just because there were some racist assmunches there
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