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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2006, 01:15:45 PM »
Anyone who votes b probably has very poor working definitions of "patriotism" and "treason."
Stop being so cryptic, fuckers.

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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2006, 01:23:10 PM »
Anyone who votes b probably has very poor working definitions of "patriotism" and "treason."

You have not yet mastered Newspeak!  "Patriotism" and "treason," like all other words, mean whatever supreme leader says they mean!  Julie can explain it better than me.

See:
Clean Skies act ----> More air pollution
No child left behind ----> more children left behind
"Brownie you're doing a heck of a job" ------> Brownie you're an idiot
"When you hear us talking about wiretapping we're talking about getting a warrant" ---------> We don't need no stinkin' warrants.
"The terrorists hate us because of our freedom"  ---------> We have to destroy our freedoms to fight the terrorists

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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2006, 01:27:02 PM »
against the individuals protesting. but this kind of boldness might make it harder to wage wars.

it would also reinforce in many people's minds the impression that being anti-war is treasonous, especially if such sabotage resulted in troop casualties.

i agree that this is a danger. what i have in mind is not blowing up military bases, but things like:

- sit ins/strikes at companies that manufacture weapons;
- sneaking into airplane hangars and dismantling fighter jets, like some brits managed to do a few years ago
- lying down on train tracks transporting weapons

small acts that endanger only the activists.
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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2006, 02:13:49 PM »
anti-war protests have had 0 effect...seriously.

wasting energy...

real accomplishments would be protesting recruitment in high-schools.
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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2006, 09:35:00 PM »
Ah the emotional appeal. I've seen this mentality in a republican political meeting and it scared me - bad, real bad. People start chanting and singing and feelings swell and then they act in ways they'd never act with out the emotional high. It's the same mentality that teenagers have at concerts and that street gangs utilize.
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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2006, 12:27:48 AM »
Anyone who votes b probably has very poor working definitions of "patriotism" and "treason."

You have not yet mastered Newspeak! "Patriotism" and "treason," like all other words, mean whatever supreme leader says they mean! Julie can explain it better than me.

See:
Clean Skies act ----> More air pollution
No child left behind ----> more children left behind
"Brownie you're doing a heck of a job" ------> Brownie you're an idiot
"When you hear us talking about wiretapping we're talking about getting a warrant" ---------> We don't need no stinkin' warrants.
"The terrorists hate us because of our freedom" ---------> We have to destroy our freedoms to fight the terrorists

as they once said on daily show:  (something like) 911 + we won = you shut @#!* up.

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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2006, 01:55:25 AM »
Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?

They create undeserving celebrities.
Put 'em in yo mouth!

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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2006, 04:09:23 AM »
i agree with the type of protest thing.  most protests are filled with girls on their periods and guys trying to get laid. 

(i'm joking, sort of)

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Re: Do these anti-war protests actually accomplish anything?
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 09:21:05 PM »
I was watching a protest on public access here in Chicago and when they were passing the hat one guy shouted "GIVE THE MONEY TO THE IRAQI INSURGENTS!" Not sure if he was a plant or not.  :D

Anyway, I think the tone of the protests is often alienating. Many of the speakers say ridiculous, hysterical things or incorporate issues that are barely related. I wish churches were more visible in this sort of thing. I wonder if most Americans know the position of the pope (both of them) on the war (assuming they care).

Anyway, I'm uncomfortable chanting short, rhyming slogans.