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Black Fridays

Black Friday's are our answer to the Red Fridays we found out about on Americablog this past Saturday. The original letter is being circulated among right wingers. This is our answer, please send to your friends and relatives, make Friday's black.
BLACK FRIDAYS --- Very soon you will see a great many people wearing Black every Friday. Why? Because while we are true and patriotic Americans who support our men and women who serve our country, we are concerned that we were lied into a war that had no planning, troops poorly outfitted and under supported, and clearly no plans to win the peace. We are now mired in a conflict with no foreseeable end.

We love our country and we support our service men and women, even when the government continues to break their promises to them. We are not organized, boisterous or over-bearing. We will probably get no media coverage on TV, to reflect our message or our opinions.

Many Americans, like you, me and all our friends, simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops, but do not support the poorly planned war that is draining our resources and crippling us at home. Our answer and idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect starts this Friday -and continues each and every Friday until the troops all come home. We hope to send a defining message that the majority of Americans who love this country, and support those who serve, are deeply disturbed by this White House and how we entered into this war. We will wear black.

By word of mouth, email, blogs, press, TV -- let's make the United States on every Friday a sea of black. War is not a game, it is not a homecoming, it is something to be taken seriously. As seriously as those, who now number over 2,000, took it when they gave up their lives in the service of this country.

Our patriotism, our love of this country and the people in it should never be questioned. If every one of us will share this with acquaintances, co-workers, friends, and family, it will not be long before the USA is covered in BLACK. It is not pleasant, nor a raucous party but it is the color of mourning, respect, concern and solemnity with which we believe war truly is.

We will not wear the Friday red of others and celebrate the spilling of blood, bloodlust or join a cheering section of those who celebrate the loss of our men and women in arms. As they said in their letter: "THEIR BLOOD RUNS RED---- SO WEAR RED!".

Show your love of your fellow man, those men and women in arms, and this country by letting the world and this administration know that those who fight have your utmost respect, that you will not forget them and that their lives and their blood are taken seriously. That they deserve a government and a people who take it seriously too.

Wear black every Friday until our service people come home.

IF YOU SUPPORT THE TROOPS, LOVE YOUR COUNTRY, PASS THIS LETTER ON.

IF YOU COULD CARE LESS - THEN HIT THE DELETE BUTTON --- IT IS YOUR CHOICE. WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE, ONLY BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE AND THEY DESERVE OUR ATTENTION, RESPECT AND CONCERN.
Good idea but... 06.Nov.2005 12:02

UnPatriot who Supports the Humans of the Armed Forces

...you're right, war is serious, serious enough for protest against it to evolve beyond fashion consciousness. I know all this talk about "patriotism" and how we live in freedom because of the "brave" is meant to woo conservative leaning people who are against the war, but it also gives credence to the sort of "warrior cult" that helps make war possible. America is largely "free" because of its abundant resources, it's late enteric into W.W.II (allowing the Nazis to ravage everyone else) and it's history of exploitation of other peoples (not that every other country doesn't have this too). This is what bugs me the most, when someone actually decides they will buy into the Nationalistic credo that it is our bravery and goodness which have brought us to such global prominence! We seriously need to get off this.

Cool 06.Nov.2005 15:00

JD

I freaked out when I read this because me and a few friends have been wearing black every friday to support islamic causes. We were thinking about wearing all red every Thursday as a sign of all the people killed. What do you guys think?

... 07.Nov.2005 02:39

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Before 2000 whichever party was out of power was "red" and the incumbents were "blue."

I think it's a mistake to let the media monster assign "red" (as in red-blooded, as well as being the longstanding color of the left) to the right-wing party and "blue" (as in blue-blooded aristocrats) to the, uh, other party.

Although showing up to a "red Friday" with a bunch of Soviet and Chinese flags could be amusing.