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Bush "Loves"
This morning, there were several flyers near Park Street discussing an upcoming protest of the American occupation of Iraq. I say were because the only reason why I know this is because I caught sight of the last one as it was being torn down. The culprit was a man in his thirties doing the calculated "bearded intellectual" look which unfortunately was marred by the annoyance that twisted his features.

I was tempted to say something like, "Not a big fan of dissenting opinion?" but refrained. wildflowersoul tells me that doing things like yelling at strangers for smoking in the T tunnels is "crazy," and I really wasn't sure I wanted to get into an argument with a Bushie zealot.
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canonfire From: canonfire Date: February 26th, 2004 06:21 am (UTC) (Link)
so much for the First Amendment...
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm told the First Amendment doesn't apply to commies terrorists.
hfx_ben From: hfx_ben Date: February 26th, 2004 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
"I'm told the First Amendment doesn't apply to commies terrorists."
I kow I'm tedious for repeating it, but this stuff really is all one big loyalty test ... folkz who are good and don't raise ojections.

A while back John Ralston Saul (author of "Voltaire's Bastards" and husband of our Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson) pointed out that the cut and thrust of democracy in civil society is often /not/ very nice.

Your post pointed out very well what needs to be defended; if what gets imposed in Iraq and Afghanistan is as crude as the thugs here would have it, we'll all of us be worse off (even the oligarchs who profit ... since the planet itself is dieing).
"Don't be lucid and ironic. People will turn this against you saying, ''You see? S/he's not a nice person!''"
-- Albert Camus
komos From: komos Date: February 26th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
My favorite like incident was when an anonymous poster who had taken issue with my saying that the neo-cons thrived on anti-intellectualism posted a George Orwell quotation: "There are some ideas so preposterous that only an intellectual would believe them."

Word. The irony there being that it did nothing to disprove my point.
hfx_ben From: hfx_ben Date: February 26th, 2004 02:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
If you'd strained to explain it to him someone else would have stepped in to call the thread "gay". As an insult, of course.

The bats are coming out of the ground!
*oh-woops ... no insult intended against bats!*
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