To respect and honor diversity means to listen for the voices not ordinarily heard. It means to consider the unseen oppression in your actions and words. It means that you come to recognize that the power imbalances enshrined in mainstream culture are not necessarily legitimate, valid, or acceptable. In other words, it means MAKING ROOM FOR SOMETHING OTHER THAN THE MEAT EATING, COMPASSIONLESS, SELF CENTERED, BANAL BULLSHIT THAT ONE COULD FIND AT ANY ROSE FESTIVAL. WHat in the FUCK were you people thinking?
I was told by an organizer in a tie dyed t shirt not to "put your stuff off on them." This, from a man who came charging up to accuse a vegan of "harassing" the people with the dead fur on their table and the stuffed raccoon tied to a target, being offered to children to shoot at with toy arrows. (!!) Why? Because the vegan pointed out that there is really nothing sustainable about turning animals into food. The same stupid, idiotic, fucking ass liberal peace nik dolt then went on to explain how many fights they created at that table that morning. Yes. And last year too, as I recall. Can this really be considered an accident? Why not invite someone from the Anti Defamation League to set up couple of booths at the Palestinian Solidarity Rally next year, too?
I will no longer participate in City Repair events, EVER.