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Old 01-20-2003, 05:13 PM   #16
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1st: I applaud anyone who excercises their rights.
2nd: If we oppose what the signs say, it does not make us small minded.
3rd: Yes, there are people in every crowd who ruin it for others
4th: Some of these posters are just plain offensive and wrong.

If finding some of the protesting people ignorant based on what I saw in the pictures makes me closed minded so be it.
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:27 PM   #17
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Actually, Dread, I wasn't referring to the signs. (I hadn't even looked at them before posting earlier in this thread).
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:29 PM   #18
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It's all good.

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Old 01-20-2003, 05:57 PM   #19
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And now that I've looked at the signs, I'll say this:

-The "Hitler/Bush" signs were over-the-top, and the use of them was misguided and lame. And I won't argue with anyone who says they're offensive.

-The "God Bless Iraq" sign, at face value, seems to be a bit of smug and sarcastic rhetoric. However, the way I read it is that an all-loving god would be one who blessed all nations. The sign also could mean "God bless the Iraqi people, many of whom are innocent and will die in the coming war." I don't read it as "God bless Iraq for any atrocities committed by the Iraqi government." Nevertheless, without knowing the intent of the person who made the sign, it is ambiguous and therefore its usage is probably misguided.

- The "..difference between Bush and Sadaam" sign is nothing more than partisan barb. meh. *shrug*

- "What Bombs Would Jesus Use?" A valid question.


I heard some of the L.A. rally on radio and my only complaint with it was that the organizers piggy-backed some seemingly peripheral issues onto the war issue, but all-in-all, I'm glad these rallies are taking place.
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:59 PM   #20
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but all-in-all, I'm glad these rallies are taking place.
We agree on something
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Old 01-20-2003, 06:04 PM   #21
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heheh... actually Dread, I do respect you because, from what I've read of your posts, you remain civil, regardless of what's thrown your way.
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speedracer, I'd like to know why from looking at those posters you concluded that the rallies were organised by communists.

Maybe it isn't evident from the posters, but the rallies were organized by ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), and ANSWER is an arm of the Workers World Party, which is a bunch of communists. And when I say "communists", I mean fans of Stalin, Kim Jong Il, etc.

If you desire further explanation, let me know and I'll dig up some more references for you. Thanks for your inquiry.
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heheh... actually Dread, I do respect you because, from what I've read of your posts, you remain civil, regardless of what's thrown your way.
That is debateable.....but thank you for the nice comment.
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