Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Spying on the Enemy

In my ghost box, I received an email with a calendar of local liberal events. Some of them have good intentions. I am very supportative of efforts to feed the homeless but...

Food Not Bombs is one of the fastest growing revolutionary movements active today and is gaining momentum. There are hundreds of autonomous chapters sharing free vegetarian food with hungry people and protesting war and poverty throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Food Not Bombs is organizing for an end to the occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine. We also support actions against the corporate globalization of the economy, restrictions to the movements of people and the destruction of the earth.

On ch. 19 (the local cable access station), they have a show called Speer Presents. And Speer Presensts us with nothing but footage from protests around the country. We the 'throngs' of people marching down West End Ave, chanting and beating their drums. They carry those weird looking puppet things (anyone know what that is about??)

My absolute FAVORITE line in the whole entire thing is that they are in favor of restrictions to the movements of people... So, they want us to be vegetarians but don't want people to move around to find food. You have to stay where you are! No soup for you!

Doesn't that go against thousands of years of human history? Didn't our forebears migrate, following the weather and the four-legged food around? Or was that a fib in my history class?

That whole occupation of Palestine thing is pretty funny too.