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Boycott All UFPJ & IA Activities

This weekend's so-called peace rally in Washington D.C. will simply amount to aa enormous waste of time
Boycott All UFPJ & IA Activities

By Lloyd Hart

This weekend's so-called peace rally in Washington D.C. will simply amount to aa enormous waste of time, effort and resources for the simple fact that it will accomplish absolutely nothing. The reason for this is that the leadership of the so-called peace movement that plans these "weekend" events has successfully prevented the natural Gandhian evolution of the movement - that is, the people's natural desire to raise the stakes in the face of continual horrific outrages perpetrated by the government and the cowardly official elected opposition.

Gandhi understood that in the face of dictatorial power and cowardliness of the kind that we face now in America the only possible route to get the attention of the upper glasses as well as the sleeping masses is simply to affect their income. In other words prevent the normal day to day economic processes from going forward. With Gandhi's march to sea to make salt and then to practice non-violent civil disobedience to disrupt the official salt trade the economy in India was disrupted enough to cause movement in the upper classes as well as in the British dictatorship that ruled India at time.

In March 2003 when the war began a very large amount of individuals went out into the streets of American cities and sat down blocking traffic bringing the city's to a grinding halt. The so-called leaders of the peace movement in reaction to these activities came out against this natural evolution of the movement that had developed prior to the war and declared that the peace movement was not prepared to support "confrontational tactics" at that time - basically flushing decades of successful peace and civil rights movement tactics down the toilet in what was clearly an act of deliberate subterfuge that successfully undermined and divided the peace movement leaving many of us with a very bad taste in our mouths and wounded and sinking hearts.

 http://www.sinkers.org/liberalhijackMar3003.html

I truly wish there was another way to respond to this insidious and deliberate establishment liberal takeover of the peace movement but there isn't. I will not attend another peace rally until the people who are causing this subterfuge are removed from these committees and replaced by people who will openly support the Gandhian evolution of our movements to disrupt the U.S. economy until the ruling class bends to the peoples will. After the most absurd vote the U.S. Senate has probably ever taken of this ridiculous non binding resolution that simply pays lip service to the American public without the logical vote to defund the Iraq Project surely all those who have attended these so-called peace rallies that only amount to "Oh, just accept the fascism already" group therapy sessions will also see the logic in boycotting all United for Peace and Justice rallies and activities as well as International Answer rallies and activities.

I once said that we should attend all peace rallies regardless of whether those rallies are organized by CIA backed stooges for the simple fact that all those people coming together will create a culture that will evolve naturally into what occurred that first week of the war. It was a beautiful sight to see - all those people blocking traffic and bravely being arrested in a nationwide act of Gandhian non-violent civil disobedience.

The so-called Liberal progressives at the top of the peace movement that spoke out against those acts of non-violent civil disobedience will have to live the rest of their lives with the deaths of all of those innocent Iraqi men, women and children as well as the American soldiers on their conscience.

America most definitely needs to have this resource war in Iraq, this oil war connected to the domestic American economy through nonviolent civil disobedient disruption of the domestic American economy. The American public is ashamed of what is happening in their name and would most likely join what will be a temporary disruption of the U.S. economy in order to institute long term reforms to said economy that indeed may institute the best that the American Heart has to offer.

The liberals and conservatives are raising the stakes once again by allowing the escalation of further genocide in Iraq. We can do something about it.

Please join me in this boycott so that we may evolve as a movement.

If you can not bring yourself to boycott this weekends activities then please - I beg you, use the event to organize large scale acts of non-violent civil disobedience to disrupt the U.S. economy outside the UFPJ and IA shroud of deceit.

With a heavy heart your friend

Lloyd Hart

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great idea 25.Jan.2007 10:46

unaffiliated demonstrator zoradances@riseup.net

no, really, this is a great idea, let's keep attacking each other, rather than keeping the focus on the issue at hand-

why do we have to 'boycott' which only hurts the whole concept of a peace movement, and makes the rest of the country/world think NO ONE cares?? Why not just advocate adding affinity group civil disobedience to the activities others have already planned-- i'm thinking BOTH/AND instead of EITHER/OR mentality?!??

love to all
k

What are you? A Stalinist? 25.Jan.2007 12:16

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

Describing this article as an attack is an unethical tactic right up there with disavowing the very effective non violent civil disobedience that took place the first week of the war.


hmmm 25.Jan.2007 12:31

Jason

"no, really, this is a great idea, let's keep attacking each other, rather than keeping the focus on the issue at hand- "

Yes, God forbid we should have some critical thought and discussion of what would actually work.

I disagree with Lloyd though. Don't boycott. Walk up on stage and take the microphone. Hand out flyers highlighting the history of what has worked. Talk about general strikes. Give people reading lists. Shout down the bullshit when it is spoken. Don't disappear, make yourself more seen!

The liberal 'leadership' (usurpers really) of the anti-war movement needs to be revealed for its corrupted position and bankrupt ideas.

ok 25.Jan.2007 12:34

unaffiliated demonstrator zoradances@riseup.net

but calling me a stalinist isn't unethical ;o)

listen, really, I'm not calling you names, or saying you're opinions are wrong... I'm just raising the idea of validating everyone's opposition to the war and joining our activities together...

love
k

Talk straight not narrow 25.Jan.2007 14:07

Lloyd Hart

I didn't call you a Stalinist, I asked if you were one.

We are debating tactics here not whether or not we can behind the idea of peace.

Ugh 25.Jan.2007 14:30

troublemaker

I love the irony in this statement:

What are you? A Stalinist?
Lloyd Hart
Describing this article as an attack is an unethical tactic right up there with disavowing the very effective non violent civil disobedience that took place the first week of the war.


Since when is a boycott not an attack? And since when is not crappy to call someone questioning your ideas a Stalinist?

Don't debate the issue 25.Jan.2007 15:01

Lloyd Hart

Keep attacking the messanger. Come on debate the issue. Why are the liberals deliberately driving the peace movement into the ground and preventing it from naturally evolving?

my way 25.Jan.2007 15:23

or the highway

"I will not attend another peace rally until the people who are causing this subterfuge are removed from these committees and replaced by people who will openly support the Gandhian evolution of our movements to disrupt the U.S. economy until the ruling class bends to the peoples will."

You are free to choose not to attend. Who and what is stopping you from creating your own Gandhian evolved movement? This isn't a herd mentality where the leaders of ONE movement simply change and everyone else follows. Activists routinely use a "buffet table" of actions.

Gandhi would have chosen his actions whether a single person was following behind him and this is something you have not taken to heart. It's great to espouse Gandhism but to actually live it is quite another story.

So Lloyd, I encourage you to STAND UP AND DO YOUR THING - TO DO NO-THING IS AS GOOD AS APATHY.

Nice try 25.Jan.2007 15:43

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

To turn it back on my character but the evidence against UFPJ, IA and the liberal distraction squad WCW to discourage and recently attack and support police prosecution of non violent civil disobedience is to fresh in people's minds. The central question is: Why are these well financed groups going side ways and backwards?

Why did these liberals come out against the very successful non violent civil disobedience in the first week of the war?


not 25.Jan.2007 18:36

turning it back on your character

are you for opposing the war or for opposing actions you disagree with?
if you are for opposing the war, again, no one is stopping you from action
STAND UP LLOYD, THIS AIN'T MUSICAL CHAIRS

Maybe you should do some research on me and see 25.Jan.2007 19:09

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

I am standing up right now by writing the above article in an attempt to awaken people's critcal mind. If you want continue making this debate about me instead of real the issues of the growing irrelevance of the America peace movemnt by all means knock yourself out. I can go on forever telling the truth while you avoid it.


What a binch of BullS**t 25.Jan.2007 20:44

Mother of Sam

Either do something, so you won't have time to argue this crap and annoy everyone, or shut up. This whole line of discussion is just arguing about why NOT to do anything. That's why the world is so screwed up right now, because people want to sit around and talk each other to death. I think the gumption and willingness to take action on one's convictions is much more admirable than driving everyone nuts with a bunch of egoistic pontificatation about how this or that endeavor doesn't exactly meet your standards. Talk all you want, folks, but action is where it matters. And when I say "action" I don't mean pushing buttons on your keyboard.

Lloyd perhaps intends well... 26.Jan.2007 00:41

max

but he is wrong.

mass demonstrations are a 'natural' way movements in general develop. People become aware of their power when they see tens/hundreds of thousands of like-minded people marching for a common cause. It is an ideal place for radicals to approach these people and perhaps hand out literature or just to discuss
the more fundumental ideas that people like Lloyd want to get out. Boycotting will do nothing, however,
but divert the emerging concsciousness into the ground.

yep 26.Jan.2007 02:39

that's about it

These things are a venue for people to hand out literature to each other.

Some of us have actually been in mass events that had some other purpose.

"Stopping business as usual" doesn't usually work. But then again, "everybody march to nowhere, listen to my speech, read my flyer & go home" can't work. It's not supposed to work. The PLAN is for it not to accomplish anything.

No Max 26.Jan.2007 05:56

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

We are not talking about "to boycott or not to boycott" we're talking about doing mass non violent civil disobedience instead of the completely ignored march to no where listen to my speech crap that has succeeded at accomplishing nothing except for maybe group therapy. Been there done that. Time to change tactics.

Take Over The Movement 26.Jan.2007 11:37

GreenPartyMike Minnesota

I agree with the idea of taking over the microphone and shouting down those "liberals" who attempt to make this a "safe" protest. This is our movement, lets take it back from the chickenshits who are attempting to control it.

Don't boycott the protests, that is what these people want.

Ok Mike 26.Jan.2007 13:49

Lloyd Hart dadapop@dadapop.com

What will be your message from the mic once you've got? Will it be block traffic until the ruling class says uncle or aunt?

green party 26.Jan.2007 15:40

whoa!

"This is our movement, lets take it back from the chickenshits who are attempting to control it."

I'm hearing something similar from you that Lloyd is saying. One movement and only one type of leader, yours or theirs. I'm part of the 'general public', the citizenry. Neither they or you 'own' me. GET YOUR THUMB OUTTA YOUR MOUTH, GET OFF YOUR ASS AND DO YOUR ACTION.

oneness of opinion 27.Jan.2007 10:54

Ghandi

"A friendship that exacts oneness of opinion and conduct is not worth much."
- Gandhi