March 14, 2005

Wanted: A Little Truth in Protesting

As I've mentioned before here and more recently and in more detail here, Congressman Maurice Hinchey, a conspiracy theorist from New York's 22nd Congressional District, will be the featured speaker for International A.N.S.W.E.R.'s March 19 rally in New Paltz, New York.

International A.N.S.W.E.R. is a anti-Iraqi freedom umbrella organization made up of alledged Islamic terrorist-supporters, Marxists, Communists, and those who love cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In short, Hinchey will be speaking to his base.

What I'd really like to see at this rally is some truth in protesting; signs that actually portray what is going on in the protestor's mind as an individual, instead of the empty-headed slogans brought back by Vetnam-era burnouts.

I'd love to see the typical dyed-hair teen angst-filled Green Day-loving New Paltz "rebels" hold up honest signs like this:

No to War In Iraq!
Stop America's imperialist aggression against peace-loving dictators who only kill, rape and murder their own people.

Bring Our Troops Home Now!
Well, not our troops, your troops, but... whatever.

Stop American Imperialism!
If you don't, freedom stands a chance.

No Blood For Oil!
Dude, you got enough gas to get to Starbucks?

Make Love, Not War!
Or at least that's what my English professor told me last night over a bottle of wine.

Granted, I'm not expecting that from a bunch of stoned teen-agers with zero-life experience, nor the Woodstock burnouts that never went home, nor SUNY-New Paltz's closet Churchillesque faculty, but a man can dream.

Update: Think you'll see these guys at the anti-Iraqi freedom protest? My guess is "yes."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at March 14, 2005 10:57 AM