Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monkey See Monkey Don't

So a bunch of fired up Americans calling themselves Red Pill staged a moronic protest by trying to block a moving motorcade bringing Sarah Palin to a rally in Colorado. Not only could a couple of these people been killed or seriously injured in this stunt. (What a dumb way to go.. killed protesting a candidate who will lose anyway..) But the whole incident was about as effective as a fart. If they really wanna piss off Sarah Palin, make Colorado a Blue State. Period. Acts like this actually garner sympathy for people who don't deserve it. Martin Luther King knew how to stage a protest. These people just wanted to be on tv. While I agree with the principal, the execution was sloppy and poorly planned. And it gives fodder to the the endless line of GOP pom pom wavers. This is a volatile America, but those with the capacity to do so must keep cooler heads than this. We need to stay focused on what matters.. counting votes accurately, so we don't have another presidency stolen from us. We don't need any distractions. Here's a quick look at Red Pill's failure.

6 comments:

alzaido alzaido said...

Well said Dick. Unfortunately there are a lot of clowns out there who act on their ridiculous ideas. One of the amazing things here is that there was a group of people performing this stupid stunt. So, all of those people made the decision that it would be a good thing to do. Simply amazing!

Sal Kilmister said...

I have to respectively disagree with both of you. Regardless of the form of their action, at least they are out there trying to do something about this sham of a person that could become VP. Most of us just sit behind a computer and bitch--at least they are out there doing something active.

Would it have made more sense to go door to door trying to get out the vote for Obama? Sure. But that takes a leap of faith that the system works, ie, that votes won't get stolen, ect. Sadly, that is a leap some are not willing take, and on the evidence, there is some justification for such a line of thought.

We are all on the same team here....

Dick Tremayne said...

Sal.. you make a nice point. You should write it down on a huge banner and hold it up in front of my car while I am trying to get to work. A group that takes its name from the Matrix movies should have a little more insight as to what is effective and what isn't. I applaud them for getting off the sofa, but this is the best they could come up with?

puddy said...

civil disobedience has always been a powerful presence in this country and is never purposeless.

these people are counteracting "free-speech zones" - the 2007 may day protest in los angeles - the arrests that took place at the RNC protests 6 weeks ago - etc, etc, etc.

i agree with sal "the butcher" - blogging is not enough.

puddy said...

dick - "red pill" comes from alice in wonderland. matrix ripped it.

Dick Tremayne said...

These people ripped it from the Matrix.