Monday, September 02, 2013
Hell No, We Won't Go!
I have a lot of sympathy for their protest-du-jour emphasis, which was against another war, this time in Syria. I think the world would be better off if we didn't stick our noses and guns into other countries' civil wars. At least get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan first, before we start bombing some new country.
But the loony factor kept me from joining their happy band of sign wavers. For example, they think our utility company's "smart meters" program is some kind of plot, and they fear a "one-world government". Seriously? There are still folks who fear a one-world government?
I'd love to get a better picture, but they are right on the street corner at Poplar and Highland, which is a very busy intersection; and I admit I was trying to avoid getting so close as to invite personal interaction.
Posted by Divers and Sundry at 9:00 AM
Labels: Memphis, News/Politics
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I guess there wasn't much else to do on Labor Day (grin). We don't get those types of protests around here. The last time we had a protest it was before Trevon Martin (I think that was his name) was arrested for killing a young man in FL. You can tell I'm not up on US events, though, since I didn't even know at the time what all the fuss was about. World domination, of course (grin).ReplyDelete
we get protestors on a regular basis, and this busy corner is popular. sometimes i agree with the protestors and give them a thumbs up as i pass, and sometimes i think they are nuts and show a thumbs down. i like the idea of physical protests. i think they get more done both to inform the public and to change things than those internet petitions do.Delete
Like you, I wouldn't have joined the crowd but I agree with the thought that we should skip the skirmish.ReplyDelete
what's with the eagerness to get involved in this as a lone ranger, anyway? i'm not understanding the push to bomb over there.Delete