Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Picture Says A Thousand Words

Being somewhat of a [ahem] regular reader at Lex's, I have come to learn a fair bit about American politics. A lot more than ever before. In fact, perhaps really more than I want to know. More than what's good for me... Nah, I shouldn't say that, I actually find most of it pretty interesting.

Anyway, through Lex (and punky d at Take Five), I have been following the story of the protestors and the US Marine Recruting Station in Berkley, California. Lex has linked before on occasion to this same site, somebody obviously local to the area, who attends and takes photographs at these protests, then puts up these amazing 'photo-essays'.

I would seriously suggest you check out this one that Lex linked to today. Scroll down through the whole thing. There are two pages and it's well worth the look. Then come back and tell me what you think, okay?


Kris, in New England said...

These people are a pox on my country. They are traitors, self absorbed looking for their bloody 15 minutes of fame. Code Pink, ANSWER and others like them should be shipped to the next place we think terrorists might strike. Let these losers give their lives so that other more useful individuals have a better chance.

Yeah, not real happy about them - does it show at all?

balancing act said...

I agree with Kris completely. It would be a shame if anyone outside of the US thought that all Americans thought this way. To me they sound ignorant and love to display their ignorance in public. These are people that love to embellish themselves with the freedom that has been bestowed on them but don't realize and appreciate those who fight to defend our freedom as well as others. BTW - I couldn't even look at all the photo's it was too disturvbing for me. Thanks for sharing and know that there are just as many that support our troops and believe in the right to freedom.

MMC said...

Yeah, Kris, it shows. Just a little. ;-)

Balancing Act, did you at least look at some of the photos? I can see why it's disturbing for you, but I think it's really worth trying look through (and read) it all. He does a really good job with both the pictures and the commentary.

I must admit that I'm still stuck on that line from one of the protestors about WWII being a mistake, you shouldn't have responded when Hawaii was bombed because what the hell were you doing in Hawaii anyway? Blew my mind...

tam said...

Kids shouldn't get involved in something they know nothing about. And it's a disgrace that protesters will recruit these kids to do their "bidding" for them. Nice to see the herd mentality is still alive and well.


But the pictures and commentary were very well done.

Hey MMC - I'm coming out of my funk!! woohooo!!!!!

MMC said...

Good to see you back, Tam. You've been missed!

Yeah, it is ridiculous. And scary what they are doing to those kids. I found it interesting though that despite it all some of the kids still had the guts to go up and actually talk with the Marines, you know like civilized people. Funny thing, that whole talking thing ... I think it's about how we're suppose to exchange information like rational human beings.

tam said...

Did they actually have the guts? Or were they being ballsy and thought they could talk down to the military guys......only to find out that they too are human. When push comes to shove, a lot of them talk the talk but can't actually follow through. Oh, don't get me wrong, they act all tough and menancing until actually treated like an equal human being. I find that usually knocks them down a peg or two - when we talk and listen, instead of yelling and hurling insults back.

We all have a right to express our opinions in a rational manner, but darn it all to heck, don't condemn the military for doing what they are hired to do. Right or wrong, at the end of the day it's their job.

Oops, my meds are wearing off!

Anonymous said...

I am saddened to see such a collection of misguided, marginal and ignorant young people. And the left over hippies ....
Most of the herd probably don't even understand the meaning of their words! And it's mostly done to 'epateƩ les bourgoise' (scandalize)and make the headlines. A truly sorry state of affairs.
They are not enough to bother counting.

Jessica Boots said...

The majority of them follow a Marxist or Communistic way of thinking! Very sick indeed! At least in my opinion.