To an extent, I’ve already reconciled myself with the idea of not going to the protest. In some ways, I’m accomplishing some of same things I would have wanted to accomplish had I gone in town. I will be engaging in an activity that is messy, a little chaotic, and decidedly outside of the norm, and in the end we will be making a statement in the creation something beautiful.
I do think that public demonstrations of dissent are becoming increasingly important as we’re faced with sending another 120,000 troops to the Gulf amidst concessions that we hadn’t anticipated this level of resistance and new concerns about our ability to maintain a prolonged engagement. (Curiously, the Iraqi people didn’t welcome us with fruity umbrella drinks... could it be that they don’t buy Dubya’s "liberation" rhetoric either?)
I will add my voice, but not tomorrow. Tomorrow will be my own private little act of rebellion.