So if you counterprotest a “peace” rally, that must naturally mean you’re “pro-war” or “anti-peace”, right?
Nobody could be that juvenile or stupid. Right?
Bear in mind, I’m an inherently civil guy. While I don’t mind mixing it up with people (hence, I blog and host a talk show), I don’t especially relish conflict.
But Ken Avidor is not a very bright person. He may be the one person on earth who makes Eric Zaetsch look coherent. The only person who seems actually too dumb to post on the Dump Bachmann site (note to Eva Young: You got me. When a site that draws 2,500 visitors a day mentions a site that draws maybe 100, it’s a sign that I’m desperate for traffic. Good call).
It’s a shame, really, that Chuck Olson – who is an unapologetic lefty, but seems to be a relatively reasonable guy, and who interviewed me for the “Uptake” site, the left-leaning videoblogger site that carries Avidor’s little peal of self indulgence, before the demonstration yesterday – has to be associated with such a hamster.
On the other hand – if the other side has to dig THAT far down to respond, it’s probably a sign of intellectual bankruptcy. Redundant as the phrase is when Avidor is involved.
Note to lefty videobloggers: If you want to get footage of me, just ask. It’s not like I’m camera-shy. You have only your argument to lose. He says with a half-smile.
UPDATE: Mike McIntee and Chuck Olson note that Uptake has changed Avidor’s original headline. I thank them for this.
As to what to call us? Good question. Anti-pullout? I gotta think about that.
And for those among you (Flash? I’m talkin’ to you!) who will point out my occasional lapses into ire, referring to “peace” protesters as “pro-genocide”; enh. Half of it’s a fair cop. I’m human. But the fact is, when the Vietnam protesters got their way, millions died. Had the anti-Cold War protesters gotten theirs, hundreds of millions would still be beholden to Communism, languishing in the Gulag (and that the Russians seem to be headed back toward that state doesn’t take away from the magnificence of the freedoms that Poles, Latvians, Lithuanians, Estonians, Hungarians, Czechs, Slovaks, Bulgarians, Slovenians and former East Germans now enjoy). How are today’s protesters any different?
You answer that – and for my part, I’ll try to do as well as Mike and Chuck did, rhetoric-wise.