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Simple concept: The Show-Your-Back Movement

It's a simple concept. At any speech or other appearance by any federal politician, Democrat or Republican, who hasn't taken an unambiguous stand against war and for civil liberties (which is practically all of them, you can count the exceptions on one hand), turn your back the whole time.
It's a simple concept. At any speech or other appearance by any federal politician, Democrat or Republican (or media or corporate personality, same difference), who hasn't taken an unambiguous stand against war and for civil liberties (which is practically all of them, you can count the exceptions on one hand), turn your back the whole time.

This is a simple, low risk way to demonstrate contempt. It's not even sufficiently disruptive to justify police repression (though I'm sure they'll still think of some excuse). But if enough of us did this, it would sure get to these pricks. None of them is that thickskinned, in fact they are all fucking narcissists, or they wouldn't be in a job hovering in front of cameras all day.

They can rig the elections and sick the cops on us, but it still won't look too good attacking people from behind...

(Note: this tactic should be used against any political appointee of the current US federal gov without exception. Anyone who takes a job or orders of any kind from torturers and war criminals deserves no less.)

some nice things about this idea 03.Sep.2007 16:24

Harvey Mudd

It can be done by any number of individuals, big or small (but obviously the more the better). The word could be gotten out to people by surreptitious or open distribution of flyers. And it could even work at events that were policed very heavy handedly to suppress obvious messages of dissent, such as George Jr's public appearances!

good idea 04.Sep.2007 14:09

expat

I hope it catches on.

Universal Health Care, too 05.Sep.2007 12:23

Brian the Green

I would also turn my back on any national politician that doesn't support universal health care. Greens unequivocally support single-payer, universal health care. Republicans oppose it. It's the Democrats who should be targeted for not embracing this humane policy.

Like pro-choice, universal health care is now a litmus test issue. I won't support or vote for anyone who doesn't support these positions.

EM 06.Sep.2007 17:13

actually...

"national politician that doesn't support universal health care"

I really think this should read:

"national politician that doesn't support not-for-profit health care". As far as I have wittnessed Hillary and Edwards want "universal" and this is confused with other nations that actually have NPO health care systems. They are playing a semantic game with you. Universal health care, according to their plans IS NOT what we need. It only allows the same bureaucracy to continue, in a gov't managed form.

-E