As sad and horrible as it is I do actualy agree with the trolls on one thing, whats with the re-create the 60's idea in the peace movement??? Does anyone seriously think that the hippies stopped the Vietnam war?? The Viet Cong Stopped the dammn war! Even if you think the 60's protest did stop it, it took them ten years and that's not acceptable. The entire mentality of the babyboomer generation is infantile and ineffective. The babyboomers as a generation have done more harm then any generation in the history of the world, and we're supposed to base our movement on them? This isn't the 60's and the conditions and atmosphere of those times cannot be recreated, we shouldn't try.
I also don't understand the movements deep concern with not offending anyone on the face of the earth. People who apologize for blocked traffic or a broken window are pathetic. There's a frickin war on! We should be fully prepared to offend the backwards, redneck, reactionaires, in as profound a way possible. Personaly I think reactionary elements should be totaly crushed, but if we can't handle that, at least be willing to offend someone! People complain about the amount money the police spent on the protest, and then try to blame us for the state budget! We should have made the police come out every single night at a million dollars a night until their entire fricken infastructre collapsed, but noooooo! that might offend some war criminal vetran or southern baptist preacher. We will never ever win over the cozy middle class or right wingers, unless it's in some really superfical way, we shouldn't try.
I find it very, very sad that most right wing reactionaires in this country have more balls and take more prinipled stands then we do. Most leftist seem to have really vauge ideals and principles and try to unite people on a mile wide, inch deep kind of philosophy. Since the fall of the Soviet Union it has become taboo for a leftist to have concret, controversial opinions. We get things like, "Freedom for Palestine, and Israel" what the hell does that mean? We all know that Irael is a fascist aparthied state that carries out genocide as a normal state policy and yet we don't want to offend the Jewish community. I know many Jews who hate Zionism and don't reconize Irael's right to exsist. The Israel scenario is just an example, I could point out many more along the same line. We need to shape up folks, lovebeads, blowing bubbles ,and eating cream pie ain't gonna stop the imperialist, principled, disciplined stuggle will.