Warning: This is a fucking rant.

Everyone that knows me knows that I am opposed to this war because I believe that “real” diplomatic efforts may have yielded a peaceful outcome. I went to the organized anti-war rallies in the city that were held on the weekends leading up to the deadline and I am sympathetic to the anti-war movement. However, what does stopping traffic in downtown on a weekday have to do with being against the war? This kind of shit just pisses people off, lowers productivity, harms our economy, and proves that most people have no clue how America works.

I heard one of them yell, “We’ll teach these corporations who’s boss!” Huh!? Have you ever had a job? We can’t get to work, dumbass! It doesn’t hurt the corporations, it hurts the peeps. Let me break it down for you. Doing this won’t encourage any corporations to hire lobbyists to speak out against the war. Historically, corporations benefit from the extra government spending that takes place during war time. Also, since most large corporations do a really good job in diverting tax liability, they pay very little taxes. In short, they are making more money because of the spending and they are not paying for the war. Who pays? The American middle class pays for the majority of the war, since we pay the most taxes.

It would behoove the protestors to garner as much sympathy from the middle class–you know, those people that are trying desperately to get to work in the morning–than to alienate them. The protests should be aimed at gaining positive public opinion–not negative opinion. If you want to stop traffic in a place that will make a difference, buy a ticket to Washington D.C. If you can’t afford to go, don’t fuck it up for the rest of us. That’s my two cents.

1 Comment »

  1. I would have to agree. If you want to get people’s attention, you shouldn’t do so in a manner that inconveniences the public. There are definitely better ways to get noticed.

    #1 by Jimnice — March 21, 2003 @ 6:15 am

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