Sanity Injection

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The ugly face of political protest

Posted by sanityinjection on September 2, 2008

I am appalled at the criminal behavior going on in St. Paul, Minnesota under the guise of protesting the Republican National Convention. As with any protest event, the majority of protesters are doing what they are supposed to – giving speeches, holding signs, signing and dancing and peacefully expressing their dissent. However, there is a darker side to these protests that ranges from disrupting traffic and blocking access to public facilities, to acts of vandalism and violence. Look at the photos and ask yourself if the people with their heads and faces covered remind you more of gang members than of political protesters:

http://www.nypost.com/photos/galleries/news/nationalnews/pp_20080902_rnc_protest/photo05.htm

If what they are doing is so noble, why are they too cowardly to show their faces? Hippies since the days of Henry David Thoreau have been willing to be arrested and imprisoned in support of their causes, but these thugs would rather destroy property, injure people and then run away like the cowards they are. How can you use violence to protest a war?

When fanatic lunatics bomb abortion clinics, the right wing must disavow and condemn it. I am waiting for the left wing to disavow and condemn these bullies and thugs.

http://www.twincities.com/rnc/ci_10356224?nclick_check=1

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3 Responses to “The ugly face of political protest”

  1. Any coward who supports abortion has the blood of babies on their hands.
    You seem to imply there is something wrong if a babykilling abortion mill is burned or bomb. Which do you prefer, a pile of bricks or a pile of dead babies? Innocent unborn babies deserve to be protected just as born children deserve to be protected. You would have no problem protecting born children if they were about to be murdered.
    SAY THIS PRAYER: Dear Jesus, I am a sinner and am headed to eternal hell because of my sins. I believe you died on the cross to take away my sins and to take me to heaven. Jesus, I ask you now to come into my heart and take away my sins and give me eternal life.

  2. sanityinjection said

    Rev. Spitz – Thanks for illustrating my point so vividly. You and your ilk combat the slaughter of innocents by slaughtering other innocents – in what world does that make sense? Show me in your Bible where Jesus tells you to raise your hand in violence against anyone, ever? Must be embarrassing for you that an unbeliever like me has a better grasp of Christianity than you do.

  3. sanityinjection said

    Follow up: Much of the violence in St. Paul appears to have been orchestrated by an anarchist group called the Republican National Convention Welcoming Committee. They made the following public statement: “We understand that it must be intimidating to see people organizing for themselves around the idea of mutual aid and solidarity, but in doing this we are actively creating the world we want to live in.”

    So apparently, the world they would have us live in involves smashing windows and destroying property, throwing urine and feces at people, hurting animals, and using violence to prevent people from expressing their political views. I guess I can see why lunatics who see that as paradise would need to band together for mutual aid and solidarity.

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