There is a silver lining in this. It could just be the straw that broke the Hegemonists' back. On a day when Democrats in Congress ( link to www.nytimes.com)
have reached a Hilliarized coalescence to give Bush his $100 billion blood money in return for a non-specific date in 2008 for the "removal of combat troops" from Iraq ("It's a goal; it's not a hard deadline, it's a goal," said Hillary), "anti-war" Blumenaueristas have announced that Blumenauer will speak and that his operatives will "teach" at a "Peace Camp" prior to a march and rally in Portland on March 18.
That the March 18 rally has been infiltrated and dominated by Democrat "moderates" (right-wing militarists to the rest of the world) cannot be denied. And that is the crux of our opportunity.
Being for peace and justice is not a "left-wing" position; it is a position in solidarity with the vast center of the world's people. It is these Democrat "moderates" like Blumenauer who should be marginalized as being out of touch with the rest of the world.
Several suggestions for action have already been recorded in the previous ( http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/355321.shtml?discuss) post. I endorse them heartily, but I call for all of us Portlanders in the vast world center to participate in our own way, and to embrace those who might be using tactics that we wouldn't.
This ain't no party, this ain't no disco, this ain't no foolin' around.
It's time for mass action. Let's support all those who are for peace, democracy and justice, and let's resist all those who are not.