Skip to comments.Protesters jam S.F. streets Day of marches staged on first anniversary of U.S.-led Iraq war
Posted on 03/20/2004 8:22:38 PM PST by I_Love_My_HusbandEdited on 04/13/2004 2:46:08 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
Thousands of anti-war demonstrators marched across San Francisco on the first day of spring Saturday, joining millions around the world in the peace movement's biggest showing since the Iraq war began a year ago.
Stretching from Dolores Park to Civic Center, the San Francisco protest was upbeat and defiant, as many marchers said they felt reinvigorated by seeing kindred spirits in opposition to the war and claimed that they had predicted a year ago that no weapons of mass destruction would be found in Iraq.
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Immigrant services, doug from upland's butt. There should be no immigrant services. The illegal aliens should wait their damn turn to come to this country.
I countered that by intervening we have prevented genocide from continuing. Isn't that also a way of living our faith, and preventing evil from truimphing? The response back was that this is not a "just war!"
"According to whom?" was my response.
We eventually went on to discuss The Passion, but I just don't comprehend that these people don't see the good we have accomplished.
Going the long trek to church each Sunday is nothing, to them. Being a solidly good person, albeit invisible to media cameras, is boring and "futile". But marching in the streets is really the "happening"?
In my kindergarten and on up through grammar school. Every halloween, we could wear our costumes to school. And at a very specific time (just before lunch), the teachers would blow a whistle and we'd all march, all classes, in a single line around the blacktop. This was an exciting and big deal to us.
Fast forward -- anti-war protestors. Adults. Dressing up and marching on the blacktop streets of cities, and trying to "frighten" people.
Years ago, when the book "Everything I learned, I learned in Kindergarten" came out -- oh the swooning! eek. The mere title of the book rubbed me raw. I had to avoid conversations about this book; it was quite popular. I wondered then if I had a cynical streak. I didn't, and I don't. I simply grew up. 2nd law of thermodynamics applies: water seeks its own level.
I find the hypocrisy of this whole protest shameful, and manipulating.
Where were these same people when Clinton bombed Bosnia?
And it just slays me that they don't see a lot of these groups funding these rallies that are trying to manipulate the masses to speak out against this administration. Weakening our position world wide.
Where were the outcries of the victims of Huessein's brutality?
Leaves you breathless.
The people in Bosnia were trying to survive against ethnic terrorists. The protestors can't protest this, and because they believe and uphold the ideology of selective racialism. "Bosnians" don't deserve to live, in their ideology, and because Bosnians are "racists!" So, goeth the ideology of the left.
In re yours on "manipulation of the masses" by Anti-Americans? I agree with you. Nonetheless, it is each person's divine right, as imbued by God, to be free to be informed or not. That you and I sorrow and often grieve for those who are "mental suicide-inclined" is what keeps us fighting for truth and honor, no? We know this is no true physical disability -- but rather one grown and virused through psychologic doctrine with aid and abetting by NEA, partisan media, and those who can't compete honestly in business here or elsewhere in the world.
Their mantra is death, ergo, they will be falled by their own mantra.
To get people to think for themselves these days is becoming more and more of a struggle.
I listened to one of the Kerry operatives on Hannity's radio program a few days ago and all this operative could do was spout is the DNC talking points when Sean asked him hard questions.
Just where do people get to when they lose their soul?
It's these same people who wanted to question "authority" back in the 60's, but now that they have the power they shouldn't be questioned?!
I saw our local University hold a symposium on whether to go into Iraq last year. All 12 panelists were against this Administration's actions, and not one side that represented an opposing viewpoint.
So much for the edification of the minds.
The truth is, there are far more many instances of heroic, brave, and courageous Americans -- but "we" don't get to hear about these -- on mainstream media venues. And especially don't get to hear these on/at American college campi. I've learned first-hand what some spout in support of is not always the same as what they vote, or think in the privacy of their own minds.
It's like one big pub ed experience: Let's all pick on that guy over there. And the kids do it simply so they won't be the next target. But in their hearts? They know even aiding and abetting the mistreatment is wrong. So, they end up experiencing twisted personal lives.
Just where do people get to when they lose their soul? They experience intense loneliness and so they are happy to join in on lefty protests as it makes them at least feel a sense of "belongingness" -- and they can vent their rage at object "x" in transferrence of their own personal issues.
In re counter protesting the protestors? It's a healthy response. It's good to stand up to bullies and those who begin a schoolyard brawl. They "called" us all out -- and we are responding to the challenge type of event. Good!
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