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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

posted by Jack Mercer @ 3/21/2007 02:49:00 PM  
  • At 3/22/2007 07:04:00 AM, Blogger Dan said…

    Sickening. Maybe they can team up with the Westboro Baptist Church. And at least Westboro has the excuse of having severe mental illness. This is just pure hatred and nothing else.

  • At 3/22/2007 07:15:00 AM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Truly, Dan.

    The most interesting comment I read following these pictures was:

    "So I guess Iraq is turning into Vietnam--at least on the home front"

    Interesting world we live in.


  • At 3/22/2007 11:08:00 AM, Blogger Helen Losse said…

    Jack, As I have stated previously, I have been against this war since before it began and still am, but blaming our troops and calling them names is going way too far. They are American citizens who answered a call, and we should support them fully.

  • At 3/22/2007 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Smorgasbord said…

    I'm with Helen. I've never supported this war, but many of my friends and family serve in the military and I obviously support them. Probably the biggest reason I never enlisted is because I knew it would be difficult for me to reconcile fighting for what I thought was an unjust cause. I knew, however, that if I joined I would fight regardless of my opinions because that's what it means to be in the military. It takes extraordiary dedication.

    Do you know where these protests took place, out of curiosity?

  • At 3/22/2007 01:03:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    Hi Helen & Smorg!

    These took place in Portland, Oregon. Of course after Berkeley, that would have been anyone's first guess. ha! The problem is what these people do for the cause of people who actually are against something for possibly valid causes. These type of people, and the John Kerry (if you don't get a college education you'll end up a dumb soldier) types seem to be setting the standard for the side of the issue. The other side thinks that these people are just typical of every liberal--that they are just brave enough to say what most liberals really feel. Of course I realize that is wrong.

    If I were a liberal blogger or webmaster, I would post these pictures with every condemnation of my being--only then may the word be heard that these types were not representative of mainstream left views. I do it when the likes of Pat Robertson calls for the assassination of Hugo Chavez or something that out of line, but I don't see a lot of it happening on the left who remain quiet and let the frame the debate.

    You, me, Dan--we understand this, but what about mainstream America?



  • At 3/22/2007 04:24:00 PM, Blogger whig said…

    Hi Jack. Those are some pretty shocking pictures if you don't believe that the sentiment exists out there. It's also shocking when the Ku Klux Klan demonstrates, of course. The fact that people could still be so backward, it is unfortunate.

    I considered posting these images but feel that I do not want to give attention to hate. Sometimes it's unavoidable, when the hatred is right in your face and you have to deal with it. But when it's somewhere else and you don't have any desire to promote it, best to leave it be.

    Now if someone was being harmed, I'd say differently. If there was some victim in need of protection, I would want to render aid even if only by shining a spotlight so that others can find them.

    I don't see that here. I see a bunch of people expressing free speech which I happen to disagree with.

    What do you think of my decision and how do you like my liberal blog?

  • At 3/22/2007 04:28:00 PM, Blogger whig said…

    This is my idea of an artistic and appropriate demonstration: One way to send a message.

    Please tell me if it offends you.

  • At 3/25/2007 08:09:00 PM, Blogger Jack Mercer said…

    If one is going to send a message, this is the way to do it, Whig!



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