"What is supposed to happen in a democracy is that each sovereign citizen will always vote
in the public interest for the safety and welfare of all. But what does happen is that he votes
his own self-interest as he sees it... which for the majority translates as 'Bread and Circuses'."
- Robert A. Heinlein

In Roman times, free Bread and Circuses entertained the masses. I hope you find your time
here both entertaining and informative.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Sorry Cindy, I'm Not Convinced

Cindy Sheehan Arrested in Protest Outside White House.

I'm sorry Cindy, but if you're looking for provocative ways to protest an unjust war, you'll have to think very hard before you can come up with something new. Getting arrested for sitting on a sidewalk will not make you a martyr. Unless you can find a way to top this:

you'll just be imitating the great protests of the 1960s. Better luck next time. Perhaps the anti-war advocates are waiting for the price of gas to go down before they try self-immolation.


The Brain said...

Nice pic and comment on gas prices. People just don't know how to protest anymore (you may enjoy reading Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book on this score, and to a lesser extent, the Fosterites in Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land).

monkeyfast said...
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Jeff said...

Krull, I think these commenters are trying to tell you something...

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The Brain said...

well, gas prices have come down, but where the immolationists? Don't the protesters really believe in anything anymore?