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vspope
Jun. 27th, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
As usual, it's two things at work:

1) Those currently in power and their diehard supporters are allergic to dissent. Ignoring it is the more common method. Actually attempting to _criminalize_ a form of it, even a rare form, is a more vile demonstration of this. "Love it or leave it" didn't die off in the 60's, alas.

2) Who wants to run for reelection against someone who'll be running "MY OPPONENT HATES THE AMERICAN FLAG" TV ads?
drmellow
Jun. 27th, 2006 03:26 pm (UTC)
2) I hope that there are people out there that will be willing to put up a long, hard fight to actually attempt to educate the electorate that the real problem is "MY OPPONENT HATES THE 1ST AMMENDMENT".

Sadly, I don't expect to see that.
kateshort
Jun. 28th, 2006 10:44 pm (UTC)
Which organized protest were you in, if you don't mind my asking?

My only one was in Jan. 1991, chanting "No Blood For Oil" outside the White House when Desert Shield was about to become Desert Storm.
drmellow
Jun. 29th, 2006 12:45 pm (UTC)
Mine was when I was in High School (maybe Middle School, but I think High School). This would have been sometime in the mid-to-late 80's. Rev. Jesse Jackson was organizing a march in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for homelessness. At that time in my life, I was very non-political aware, but it was on a Saturday and I wasn't doing anything else, so I decided to check it out. The big draw for me was that Grace Slick and some members of Jefferson Airplane (or Starship, or whatever they were going by at the time) were also going to be there doing a few songs in a free concert.

It was pretty interesting, overall. At one point, I ended up marching about 10 feet away from Rev. Jackson and a whole bunch of TV cameras. Grace Slick sounded great -- they sang "White Rabbit" and a few other songs, if I remember correctly.
drmellow
Jun. 29th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
I poked around the 'Net a little. It was probably this march, which looks like it was on a Sunday, not a Saturday -- I guess I went to the city after church. *shrug*
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