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Today we're talking about
I've been watching the
rally in DC (last headcount I heard went
as high as 100,000 and ANSWER organizers are claiming
200K, but what's really impressive is
that people could go through the harrowing experience of listening to long wandering speeches
by movement politicians for over 3 hours without rioting. Protests
on c-span today, partly just to hunt for the faces of friends that are there -
I certainly don't agree with all of ANSWER's
and IAC's politics, or the
Workers World Party that organized
them (they're Marxists, yadda,
but it's good that somebody managed to organize, and the WWP and its
front organizations aren't the only groups involved with the DC march or other protests around the country,
nor have they pushed their agendas in their antiwar work.
In general I would agree with Moose
that "convergence" is probably a better term to apply to such a conditional alliance rather than "unity".
Regardless people just getting involved or looking on from their armchairs (like, say, myself) should
get to know the sects so that they can
acknowledge differences and not let secretarian crap divide up common ground, which
is what an anti-war movement is about. Nevermind knowing well enough where to tell red baiters where to shove
rational not ballistic.
Say, like this guy.
Speaking of which I also watched the pro-war rally
of about 80 people and was highly impressed with John Armor's
insights on the issue, which I think was Iraq - his speech was a poetic mantra, starting with
"Ramsey Clark is a moron", and going
down a list: "The Green Party is a moron", "Liberal professors is a moron", "The press is a moron",
along with a tirade about how the DC Sniper's Muslim background wasn't being reported, ala Limbaugh, with
commentary that seemed to amount to 'Muslims is a moron'. Such deep, criticial analysis as this is
vital for the republic.
"George W. Bush, your arms are too short to box with God." -- Mahdi Bray, making the
one rhetorical statement that made me laugh at how
right-on it was.
:: posted by buermann @ 2002-11-20 02:00:00 CST |