MARCH 17: Protest War AND Climate Change on the 4-Year Anniversary of the Iraq War.Double billing, now?
A protest that's against victory for the Iraqi and Afghani governments AND against climate change is kind of like a double-scoop ice cream cone with French vanilla on the bottom AND regular vanilla on top. In another way, maybe it's like a Star Trek convention announcing the news that George Takei will be appearing by videolink, IN ADDITION TO the already scheduled guy who got eaten by an alien or something in episode #272 of ST:TNOS.
On the London stop of the tour, did Weather Control have to "open" for Anti-War to get organizers interested in the prospect of attracting a sufficient crowd to the show? It's as if Anti-War were losing market share to that upstart, Weather Control -- in London, if nowhere else.
I'm not the best at Internet, but they help me at the library. No matter how much I searched over the past week, there was nothing about this event until today. That was odd since mid-March is a traditional time of protest, and it's happening in other cities across Canada and the US. Celeb watchers are abuzz about Cindy Sheehan's live performance at the Pentagon, scheduled for the same day. So you'd expect something here.
Finally, there's an announcement, and it turns out to be a "big tent" protest. Maybe it took the #1 issue of our time to get people interested.
Why have pro-weather-control rallies in the snow, or even in blissful weather such as we had today, when there's a rich vein of a war anniversary? And there already was a weather rally not a week prior. Wouldn't the infernal humidity of our late July provide a more convincing setting for a global journey to hell than our occasionally beautiful mid-March?
Why muddle the message of March 17?
UPDATE: "People should please note that the start time of the rally has been moved up from 1:00 to 12:30 in order to accomodate people going to the Cuba film at 2:00!"
The big red tent gets even bigger! Anti-War, Weather Control, and Beleaguered Communist Paradise, all in one package!
Come on out and see the protest. We'll be there, along with Fenris Badwulf and the Mayor of Mitchieville.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Posted by Mike on Tuesday, March 13, 2007