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Parent Article: Anti-War Activist Dragged off DNC Floor in Handcuffs
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Re: Anti-War Activist Dragged off DNC Floor in Handcuffs
29 Jul 2004
to (person not even choosing a fake name?)
""Freedom of speech" doesn't mean that you have the right to interrupt anyone else at will. Otherwise, we'd all end up shouting past each other. (Oops, maybe we're too late.) If you want people to respect your message, you have to respect theirs."
What a profound and true statemenr from someone who obviously not PAYING ATTENTION.
When all "official decent" (ie free speech) is relegated to a cage under a railroad track out of the way, all messages of decent are removed from delegates, debate on the party platform not allowed, and calls to end the war in Iraq officially sidelined (even tough most delegates support this call in some way) somebody deserves to be "interrupted". If I one of many people in a cage with my mouth duct taped shut, striped of my shirt (it contained the message I would have spoken), and the "people in power" have earmuffs and blindfolds on I will start yelling as soon as I get the tape off my mouth (regardless of which of the elite are speaking), put my shirt back on (in the most disruptive way I can), strip them of their blindflods and earmuffs... and yes call them out even if it is undignified. And you would probably call me wrong... which side were you on in the civil rights movement?
You said:
"If you want people to respect your message, you have to respect theirs."
Interresting retoric