I dunno. I think it's a pretty stupid protest myself, but it gives me a
warm fuzzy feeling to know that someone is doing -something- other than
either being apathetic or raging from behind a computer screen. I had a
college professor once who started the first day of our Fiction Theory
class by running into the classroom and screaming, "WHAT THE FUCK ARE
Y'ALL DOING HERE?! DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING OVER AT THE POLYMER
SCIENCE BUILDING???" He was from the old days when people got pissed off
and displayed their anger. I'm from these days when we get pissed off and
talk quietly to other people who are pissed off at the same thing, yet do
nothing, nothing, nothing about it. Hell, I'd be happy to see a protest
against velveeta cheese nowdays. Anything to indicate that we're not all
cattle. It kind of makes me feel better about being part of a protest
down in Mississippi where not many people showed up. We were protesting
the burning and levelling of several hundred thousands of acres of land in
the Desoto National Forest. That land is now being used to desert warfare
practice. -sigh- I wonder if the pieman made it out to Seattle, and I
wonder who he'd pie if he did. (:
Cheering for the angry people,
Cynthia J. Dale
Red Hat, Inc.
On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, Tom Whore wrote:
> Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 13:41:13 -0800 (PST)
> From: Tom Whore <email@example.com>
> To: B.K. DeLong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: Fwd: WTO the rampage!
> On Tue, 30 Nov 1999, B.K. DeLong wrote:
> --]Some interesting ironies...the environmentalists destroying the
> --]environment, workers rights people causing more work for those they are
> --]fighting for:
> You know its a lost cause when you feel bad for the cops.
> All this neo hippie shit is the continuation of 30 plus years of
> stagnation and inbreed thinking that has left bankrupt a possibly vibrant
> section of our society.
> So the Rage Against My Cherios crowd is having a frat party in tie die up
> in Seatle. They want me to feel lik they are doing something worthy ot
> honorable? Like I said, its a lost cause when you feel bad for the cops in
> the situation.
> Lets all wave our fists in the air, chant the same slogans in unison and
> march in the street damaging up what we do not find proper.
> Now where have we heard this tactic used before?
> Good work WTO, if you play your cards right you can come out looking like
> the Wronged Party in this case, and all you need to do is feed three
> unwashed hippies with the right catch phrases to use in a mob.
> Seatle, the only good part of it is WOTC
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