my first real war protest

OK, so I’m embarrased to admit it, but on Thursday, Laura and I were late for the protest, and didn’t really get to martch. (everyone had already left without us).

So yesterday was my first real anti-war march. I took pictures. The first one is my favorite, as it was particularly moving to see these two little girls holding up that sign together for so long. (You can’t really tell from the picture, but they are holding up the sign.)

It was a long walk, at least a couple of miles, (In retrospect, I’m glad I didn’t have to unicycle the whole way.) but there were a lot of people there, and I did feel it was good. I didn’t really know how I would feel about protests in general, because I actually rather dissagree with all the chanting. It seems little better than propaganda. But there was actually less of that than I’d expected. (And most of it happened while we were marching, probably just out of boredom.)

I tried to photo some of the best signs I saw, but some of my favorites aren’t particularly legible with the file size I chose. (And that’s not to say I didn’t miss probably half of the good ones.) A couple that are hard to make out are “Stop mad cowboy disease”, and “Might Does not Make Right”. The one with duct tape over Bush’s mouth says “Homeland Security Lesson #1: The correct use of duct tape.” The second to last photo was just weird… “War kills people (embryos too)”.

It was a good experience, and I may do it again next weekend.

2 Replies to “my first real war protest”

  1. An interesting thought came to my mind a couple of days ago. As much as I hate this war and even more so its media coverage, I can’t stop thinking about what good comes from antiwar demonstrations. I can understand if these protests ar happening here in US – officials want to be re-elected and have to listen to a public opinion just a little bit. But if protests are happening elsewhere – what’s the point? Moral aspect aside, what is a practical goal of a protest – influence government decisions? shape public opinion? what? Sometimes I think of it as a self serving act – I disagree therefore I will protest. Am I wrong?

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