“Across the nation, thousands of anti-war activists marched in Portland, San Francisco and other cities to denounce a conflict that has claimed the lives of 3,200 American soldiers and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis.” (Seattle PI) Being outspoken against the war in Iraq, I’ve received a few comments about these protesters. The implication being that I should be one of them.
Why should I be one of them? These people are not going to accomplish anything! Look at the cities listed, Portland, San Francisco, and Seattle. We have a bunch of ani-war liberals walking the streets, preaching to other ani-war liberals. These people aren’t protesters, they are pseudo-yuppies who skipped out of work, so they could drive their Toyota Prius downtown and interrupt traffic for a day waving signs. Tomorrow they will be back at their Microsoft and Boeing jobs feeling all smug about themselves because they, “made a difference”. And the “Support Our Troops, Support Our Mission” people on the other side of the street, you are just as lame.
For those of you commenting to me about my stance on the war; I’ve decided to dedicate this week to changing my mind and supporting the war. In honor of the four year anniversary, all week, I’m going to post, “reasons war is good.” That way, I can say I support the war but do nothing to actually show support for the war, just like my actions against the war. Just like the average American.