While there are some sincere, honest, honorable, decent opponents to the war in Iraq, it seems that they are often dwarfed by the asshats who garner all the attention. And as we approach the fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war, we can expect all sorts of sincere dipshittery.
Such as appears to be planned for Pittsburgh.
Here's their agenda (so to speak):
On Wednesday, March 19, POG will be holding a torch-lit march to a modern day castle of abominations--our local military recruiting station. If the station remains open, we intend to evict it and everything inside of it, occupy the location, and transform it into something useful for the community. We'll also be bringing a movable cage in which to confine military recruiters until they no longer pose a danger to our friends and neighbors.
Let's see, how many crimes are they planning on committing?
Marching with lit torches -- that's gotta be a fire hazard.
Seizure of private property.
Gee, that oughta keep the Pittsburgh cops and courts busy for a little while.
Of course, the morons are giving themselves an out:
Of course, the station may be closed and recruiters may flee or hide behind the police apparatus that enables the war to continue. That is often the case, and we've seen in the past the overwhelming resources the state directs against these anniversary events because of their importance as a symbol of dissent. We believe in acting effectively, in confronting the war, at times and places of our choosing. When the state brings the resources necessary to suppress direct action against the war, it makes sense to hold a symbolic protest, and we still consider that a success, as it exposes the reality that it is ultimately on the local level that our countries war policy will be decided.
You know what would be hysterically funny? If the cops decided to sit this one out, and a bunch of Freedom Riders or retired military showed up to defend the recruiting stations.
Even better -- the rally is declared as a "domestic insurrection" and the governor sent in the National Guard to keep the peace.
That'd never happen. Pennsylvania's governor, Ed Rendell, is a Democrat. So is Pittsburgh's mayor.
But boy, it's going to be fun to watch next week.