Skip to comments.Anti-War protesters in Kansas City
Posted on 07/07/2005 11:13:45 AM PDT by jmq
Anyone interested in counter protesting? Kansas City Freepers should checkout this site. I'm tired of seeing these missguided people go without a counter protest.
Go volunteer at the VA that day instead.
Gee, how about a rally to oppose the possibility of Aliens taking over the planet. Morons.
Try to find a local protest warrior chapter. They are always willing to counter protest.
Gee ya think they could protest something relevant
Like, oh! I don't know - How about the
Bombings in London Today!!
Probably right. I just went to Kinkos and had some Protest Warrior signs made. Itch'in to use'm.
They can't be too well organized. Their website still has an article titled "Let the inspections work."
I live up north of town. My impression of this bunch, based on the little coverage I've seen accorded to them by the local media, is that there's not many of them, and that they're not well received.
I think a counter-protest could actually boost their notoriety. Better to let them remain the unnoticed losers they are.
Understood. The thing to keep in mind is that even minus the war, these douchbags would still be protesting something. It's a lifestyle thing, y'know?
Or the lack of any Life-Style.....
Several of us have countered the peaceniks at the Columbia and Jefferson City Post Offices for years. We know we will never change the minds of the peaceniks across the street from us.
However, IT IS NOT THE PEACENIKS WHOM WE ARE TRYING TO REACH. Speaking for myself, I FReep for two reasons:
First, to counter the peaceniks and let them know that they do not speak for everyone. The media would have us believe that the peaceniks speak for all Americans, and that all Americans protest the war effort, this President, the military and all they do to keep and maintain our freedom. (The media and the "peace movement" is trying to re-live the glory days of the Vietnam War.) By standing against the peace protestors, we let the average Americans who go about their daily lives know that many Americans support freedom, despite what they may see/read/hear in the mainstream media.
Second, as appreciation to the troops and their families for the sacrifices they make in defense of our freedom. Soldiers in Iraq see the media reports; they also see our FReep reports (not just in Missouri, but across the country). I can't tell you the number of times a soldier or a soldier's loved one has come up to us, shaken our hands, and thanked us for being there. In June '04, a lady in Jeff City parked her car across the street, jumped out and ran across the street, and gave me a big bear hug as, with tears in her eyes, she said, "Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. My husband is in Iraq right now. Thank you."
In short, if the military personnel can live in the sands 24/7 in defense of our freedom, then I can stand in support of them for one hour, one day per week.
To all the FReepers in Kansas City, go for it! It is fun to get acquainted, fun to annoy the peaceniks, and it is greatly appreciated by most passersby, the troops and their loved ones.
See post 12. Go for it!
Ping you guys. Can you add anything to this?
Or at an airport USO.
Step away from the keyboard and get involved. It is worth it. The DC Chapter proves it every week.
Low volume ping list
FReepmail me to go on, or come off, this list.
jmq is requesting some FReeping help in Kansas City. Anyone interested?
You should have a counter-demonstration. If not, the local media will focus on these "peace" people. Besides, if you're not mad at Al Qaeda now, you never will be.
T'would be a hoot, but hubby's leaving town and I'll have 4 kids all to myself! LOL!!
JH, I'll respectfully disagree with your idea that the anti-war protests should always be ignored. (I do agree with you that there are other ways to help, such as at the VA.)
We tried ignoring war protest during Vietnam, yielding the streets to the leftists. The hate-America leftists won the public relations battle at least partly because conservatives failed to mount a significant peaceful opposition to the left's protests.
Our brave troops' hard-won, military victory in Vietnam was negated by a political defeat because of that loss of the PR battle.
Ignoring the anti-war protests, and giving them an open field in the biased media, is a mistake that we cannot afford to make again.
That's one of many reasons that DC Chapter is opposing the leftists, although we are especially appalled that the Code Pinkos are at Walter Reed Army Hospital trying to exploit our war-wounded for their twisted propaganda purposes. See http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1437364/posts
KC area FReepers should peacefully counter the leftists at every possible opportunity.
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