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Why I'm Anti-"Anti-War" (english)
03 Nov 2002
Modified: 04 Nov 2002
Today I came to a conclusion. Though I still doubt the war on iraq of being anything but a personal vendetta by bush, my opinion on the situation at large changed due to todays march. heres why...
Today I sat in traffic for an hour going from the store to my home. the distance involved is so minor its a 5-10 minute drive with traffic. However due to the peace march, my room mate and I had to sit through navigating bob only knows how many streets because of some bored hippies with a bug up thier ass. Now as I said above, I'm anti war. However I also have a life. I like my life to be sans annoyances. I GUARENTEE everyone you kids pissed off today would agree with me on that point. I don't think many people were even aware of why you were having a parade. All I was aware of was that I couldnt get home to take a dump.

Basicly my point is your march was a whoping failure.

Why, because you can't sway the opinions of the populace by pissing them off. Nor do you convince them that the war is evil by have some speakers up on a podium preaching to the converted.

I'm all for you all having rallies and speakers and using the common, or coply, but PLEASE, don't interfere with our lives. You accomplish nothing but swaying opinion against you.

I may sound like I'm bitching (and bob knows i have in the past (i still thing dates like a30 or n3 or j5 are completly meaningless)) but really, your interfering with peoples right to get on with their lives.
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Hmm... (english)
03 Nov 2002
Rather than bitching, perhaps you should have walked. What are you doing driving somewhere that only takes you 10 minutes - in traffic! If it takes you ten minutes in traffic, it will probably take you five minutes walking.

I was at the rally today, and I think it went well. There was a good feeling. I wasn't there to convince you of anything; I was there for myself.
your not helping anyone (english)
04 Nov 2002
You realize that by making people angry at the anti-war movement you do it more harm than good right?

I expected teh whole why were you driving thing. If I want to drive instead of walk, thats my choice. Or perhaps your forgetting what the point of indymedia, the anti war movements, the anti globalization movements, etc is. Then again, perhaps I was right when I said modernday protestors are just self serving bored college kids.

You ruined a lot of peoples days to give yourself a good feeling.

remember that.
Please (english)
04 Nov 2002
Who's being self-serving? And there were as many - if not more - people at the protest who were middle-aged as there were young people. Regardless, you're point's moot. There's no way to march if traffic doesn't stop for a half-hour.
You can't be serious... (english)
04 Nov 2002
"I may sound like I'm bitching (and bob knows i have in the past (i still thing dates like a30 or n3 or j5 are completly meaningless)) but really, your interfering with peoples right to get on with their lives."

Interfering with people's right to get on with their lives?! How about the lives of the people in Iraq? Don't you suppose that a war "might" just interfere with their lives?

Actually the majority of people not involved in the protest were very supportive. We received waves, cheers, and thumbs-up from most of the people along the protest route.

The way I see it, there are two possibilities. You are either deliberately trying to stir things up, or you are so ignorant and self-centered that to call you human (as we understand it) would be a kind of anthropomorphism. Either way, no one is going to change your mind, and the same goes for anyone who would get angry at such a protest. Go back to sleep...
glad (english)
04 Nov 2002
I`m glad you were stuck,if you weren`t such a self-centered asshole,you would have been in the protest,instead of wasting gas sitting in your car.The point of protest is to break through the everyday.I`ve noticed that every time a demo or protest movement starts to widen and threaten the status quo,you start to hear and see comments like these.
Word to the Nice-niks (english)
04 Nov 2002
I hope, the next time we have a go-around about legal marches (with marshalls, yet!) vs. more anarchic tactics, we can all remember how grateful people like hutch are when play by the rules.

Hutch, dude, this was a legal, permitted parade as per the Bill of Rights and the Boston City Code. The idea is that people like you would rather have people like us interrupting your morning commute than sulking in our underground lairs. Do you have a better suggestion?
convenience (english)
04 Nov 2002
Fast forward:
I couldn't get home to take a dump 'cause world war III was going on.