I am a protester and activist through and through, and I do not want Vera in office, but I have to say I am appalled by the comments I hear about her!!
Time and time again, I see stuff her being old, etc. Folks, this is just plain disrespectful and mean. You can object to her ideas and behavior all you want, but please don't put her down because of her age. Her age is something she cannot help, as all of us are subject to as well. When we are that age, do we want people who may be too young to know any better insulting us because of our age??? NO!! It's demeaning!! Insulting her that way is just plain MEAN and it sucks.
I am so shocked about this. This is exactly the same thing as calling a black person a nigger. I would expect that peace activists know better than to do anything like that. But if you can insult someone because of her age, then it shows that you don'know the difference between contempt and fairness. Plus, characture assasination is what desperate and unclassy people do when they lose an argument. Like the police. We DON'T want to lower ourselves to their level!!!