If we had a hundred FReepers show up and peacefully counterprotest the leftists week after week, the Pinkos would likely be shamed out of continuing. There aren't enough FReepers showing up, but a very few FReepers now seem to advocate violence? It doesn't make sense.
Violence against peaceful protestors no matter how much you object to their message is immoral and illegal. Also, if we can't get enough people (i.e., as many as we would like to have) to show up now, does anyone think that violence would induce more people to come to a FReep?
I don't want to accuse any particular FReepers, but why would any FReeper want to do something so stupid as to advocate or commit violence? We are kicking Pinkos' tails peacefully, lawfully, and without interfering with their rights. We have completely blunted their messages and prevented them from succeeding in their fraudulent attempt to feign friendship with troops in attempts to "turn" troops against the war, the military, and the President.
When FReepers make foolish statements about committing violence, I have to wonder if they are not agent provocateurs of the left.
Bravo! BillF, both for your continuing efforts and an excellent post.
BTW, can you do a post that has links to all the counter-protest threads?
Guilty as charged. You're right, of course, that your non-violent approach is best and puts the proper public relations face on those who support the troops and stand in opposition to the leftist protesters. I applaud your efforts and congratulate you on your successes.
But I don't retract my emotional response to the left's reprehensible attack/protest on wounded vets. Others will disagree I'm sure, but I see those protesting the wounded vets in the same light as I see those who prey on and abuse children, steal from the elderly, abuse animals or beat women and children. It brings out the worst in me.