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  •  The Time for Demonstrative Assembly: Now! (2+ / 0-)

    Bravo, SusanG!

    Damn straight and then some!

    I, too, do NOT want to read any more molly-coddling, mamby-pamby pieces on "calming down".  I am weary of the appeasers, pleasers, teasers, and enablers.  To hell with them all.

    I submit that the time to take to the streets is now, not later, not maybe, not we'll see.  No.  Now!

    Let us assemble in multitudes before Bush removes that inalienable right from us, too.

    DailyKos and the progressive blogosphere could summon us in myriad numbers and inspire us all to show Bush and his Facist thugs just what We the People looks like in the flesh.

    To the streets, I say!
    To the streets!

    So to those who say "calm the fuck down", I say:

    Wake the fuck up!

    •  so true (0+ / 0-)

      but again, as so many times happens on this site, the link from Susan's commandment of Kick Ass takes us to an actblue donation page.

    •  Where are you "assembling"? Meet you there? (0+ / 0-)

      A caller to a local (Washington, D.C.) progressive radio station suggested that the World Can't Wait impeach Bush initiative is welcome. Organizers say they plan to assemble in large groups across the country to shout their defiance against the Bush administration and demand their ouster. The caller pointed out that this plan is flawed in one fundamental way: there are no direct actions planned.

      In France, whenever a segment of the population has been angry with the government, it has employed direct actions to make its point. Farmers would jam city streets with tractors, truckers would slow national highways to a stop, people would physically get in the face of the entire nation to call attention to their grievances. The press would have to take notice and report the disturbance because ordinary citizens' lives were being disrupted in meaningful ways. Same thing has been unfolding in Mexico over the stolen election there.

      Mass demonstrations are exciting, but the MSM simply block them out, as it did when 500,000 marched against the Iraq war during the GOP convention in 2004. "Ho hum, another anti-Bush demonstration on the mall...."

      It'll take direct action combined with acts of civil disobedience for this regime to be brought down, not relatively well-behaved angry people waving a bunch of signs in government-approved "free speech zones".

      Damn it, they're on to us! Quick, break out the fearmongering MSM noise machine, or we'll all wind up in prison! --Fearful NeoCon Fascists

      by Enough Talk Lets Get Busy on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 09:48:06 AM PDT

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      •  Down PA Avenue (0+ / 0-)

        The power of the blogs and the real time ability to communicate can preclude and preempt MSM apathy to any large scale assembly, particulary if it's prodigiously large and very well planned.

        The premise for assembly is to remind America by virtue of the assembly that our Bill of Rights is burning rapidly in from the edges thanks to Bush's torching of it.

        The theme of said assembly must be rigid and starkly clear: that Constitutional principles are in jeopardy and that We the People are em masse to demand OUR elected reps do our bidding and abide by their solemn oaths.

        I am 57 years old and a Viet Nam vet, and I'd rather be shot in the Washington streets that stand idly by while my Constitution is burned like so much trash and my democracy is reduced to a shadow of its former self.

        To the streets and to them now!

    •  took to the streets of Laramie, WY this afternoon (0+ / 0-)

      Our regular Friday afternoon stand-up, closing in on its 4th continuous year. 12 people today, lots of honks, a good smattering of hostility (we consider any response positive) & honks for peace from a semi and a hummer. We give bonus points for those.

      Gary Trauner, WY's progressive candidate. Kick out Barbara Cubin!

      by kainah on Fri Sep 29, 2006 at 06:45:20 PM PDT

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