Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Kites against Bush

posted by Rob at 3:23 PM

I guess that is the message of the "protest" held today at Appalachian State University, at least by this photo. I assume they are doves of peace, though I wouldn't be surprised if they were just a trippy touch to a groovy protest.

The campus paper offered a preview:
The planned walkout is part of a nationwide movement organized by World Can’t Wait, an organization that was founded to “take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration,” according to its Web site, www.worldcantwait.net.

Nov. 2 was chosen as the date for action because it is the one-year anniversary of President George W. Bush’s re-election to the presidency.
The leader of the group at ASU was Gregory Reck, an odd, cliched anti-GOP protestor. For example, he once argued, after 9-11, Bush should have responded by filing an arrest warrent with the UN to find OBL. War was not needed. Paperwork and the so-called "international community" working together would have brought OBL to an eventual trial during which justice may have been served.

That proposed scenerio always brought to my mind a scene from "Braveheart":
Longshanks: Scottish rebels have routed one of my garrisons and murdered the noble lord.

Prince: I heard. This Wallace is a brigand, nothing more.

Longshanks: And how would you deal with this brigand?

Prince: Like any common thief. Have the local magistrate arrest him and punish him accordingly.

Longshanks: Leave us. (Punches his son.) Wallace has already killed the magistrate and taken control of the town. Stand up. Stand up.
I'm sure Reck and his handy band of malcontents had fun. Who doesn't enjoy flying a kite?

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