Sunday, August 17, 2008
Dissention in the Ranks for the DNC Protest
I'm trying to get my thoughts around some of the information in this article, DNC Protest, Split.
It seems as if it's sort of like in 1968 at the Democratic Convention, there is dissension among the "competing groups" that are to be present in Denver to protest something against something.
I thought all of you were anti-war. That would be a good start.
But these two major groups, Alliance for Real Democracy and Recreate ‘68. seem to have some differences. Quibbling over minor terminology in how to react in a police state situation?
Divide and conquer.
Where have I heard that before?
I'm going to go out on a limb here, err on the side of caution and think that maybe both groups are due some scrutiny. I mean if you're both against the lies and profiteering wars, that common ground should be enough for you to stand together.
Or is it controlled?
Alliance for Real Democracy includes Code Pink. Code Pink is something else. They have gotten the best photo op in the history of the latest anti-war movement.
You know if I try that I'm going to jail.
Probably as a terrorist.
There are a lot of us who would like to go to Denver and peaceably protest the criminal false left/right paradigm. A million people on the streets there would make an impression.
But the hammer is down, we don't have the money to get there and stay there for whatever time it takes. The Denver locals won't do it either, there's not enough numbers. "We the people" are lacking. We're weak.
So we're stuck in what looks like "controlled opposition".
Stay in the designated " holding pen free speech area", say what you want.
If you want to get a little closer to the DNC action, there's a more secure holding pen for you.
Let's add a little paranoia to the mix. Something for future protesters to think about.
Some psyops going on in the video.
A hooded person says "I plan to disrupt this convention with my body and my voice"
Good line for the media.
Anti-war encompasses a wide variety of subset thoughts. None of them should cause division to the greater goal.
War I'm told is the killing of civilians and "common man" soldiers" for profit and power.
Is there any greater issue at this moment?
Stop the wars and then we can go on to the next problem.