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Posted on 06/10/2004 5:00:47 PM PDT by Dutchgirl
PROTESTER Q&A: 'I don't feel as helpless'
Home: New York City and various forests around the country with the Rainbow Family
Education: Associate's degree in graphic arts
Q. What is the Rainbow family?
"They're a group of very spiritually minded individuals who gather out in the forests. All kinds of forests. We're everywhere."
Q. How long have you been protesting?
"Since [Richard] Nixon beat George McGovern [in 1972]. After that, I realized mainstream politics was not the place to go. I was severely disappointed that somebody like Nixon could get a landslide."
Q. Why did you become a protester?
"Because I didn't see any other legitimate way of effecting change. As sad as it is, our whole political process is bankrupt. It seemed to me instead of going out there just casting a vote, you have to go out there and do the groundwork."
(Excerpt) Read more at jacksonville.com ...
The newspaper was scrambling to find someone, anyone, to interview and found this bona fide treehugger. If you link to the newspaper, there are several pictures of "peace and justice" Castro shill Leslie Cagan, as featured in Frontpagemag here
What if they gave a senseless, violent, anti-capitalist "peace rally" and no one came?
Couldn't be a bigger stereotype if he tried...
And your actions over the last 30 years have effected change how, exactly, "Bodhi?"
rainbow family lol
"No. I was wearing one yesterday, but you've got to remember I'm in redneck Georgia. If I could wear a skirt all the time, I would. If men would just try on a skirt and wear it for one day, they would find out the breeze is just air conditioning."
You know, after reading this interview, I was going to respond with a smart-a** remark-- but I am truly dumbfounded. I guess elections are dangerous for liberals and other living things of that ilk.
If they're truly spiritually in tune with life, you wouldn't be wasting their time "protesting". The wisest spiritual masters let life come as it will, and stay detached from certainly all political issues
If you stuff 3 of them in a blender you could make some of Fred Sanfords famous triple rainbow ripple.
Well, then, for it to be violent they'd have to beat each other up!
Works for me.
A tree in Oregon is missing it's nut.
I thought Redd Foxx was a great comedian, until I saw him
in person. What a racist anti-white peice of crap he was.
But that show was funny........
These people are the ulitmate hippies. In 1987 at a gathering of thousands in a National Forest in Western NC, many of them got sick from giardia from drinking unclean spring water. As a result, they were crapping all over the place and stepping in each others diaherria resulting in dysentery:
A serious public health threat arose at the 1987 Gathering. At the site of this Gathering, many Rainbow Family members did not boil water from springs that were high in fecal coliform bacteria. During the week of July 1-4, many people had diarrhea and fever. As people at the Gathering became sick, they used the latrines less and less. Uncovered human wastes were scattered where people traveled and camped. Many people went barefoot and their stepping in uncovered human wastes helped transmit the disease. Hospitals in two states notified the Centers for Disease Control (CDC, now called the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) in Atlanta that cases of confirmed shigellosis had been detected among people who had attended the Gathering. Shigellosis is a highly contagious form of dysentery, caused by shigellae bacteria. The disease is transmitted by direct or indirect fecal-oral contact from one person to another or by contaminated food or water. Individuals primarily responsible are those who fail to clean adequately their fecally contaminated hands. Transmission by water, milk, or flies may occur as a result of direct fecal contamination. One need ingest only a small number of organisms to contract the disease, and symptoms normally appear within seven days.
Two CDC doctors visited the site of the Gathering the week after July 4 and interviewed a large percentage of the Rainbow Family members remaining at the site. The doctors estimated that 65 percent of those people had shigellosis. At the doctors' suggestion, the Forest Service closed the site to other members of the public from July 15 to 29 for health reasons. By the middle of August, 25 states reported outbreaks of shigellosis traced to people who had attended the Gathering. In early October, cases of the disease were still being reported in 25 states.
Do you think that guy in the upper left photo I posted at#18 is the same guy in the article photo? Sure looks like him.
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