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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

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American Cyclists arrive in Black Masks


Well, since the Americans chose to arrive in Bejing sporting BLACK masks and Beijing in BLACK on the T shirts, obviously trying to make some political point beyond their concerns over the pollution, I thought it was time to revive this poignant and wholly truthful cartoon once again. 

Actions like those children who were invited to participate in the games, makes me ashamed to be an American. It's NOT the place to be political, dorks.  Thanks for spoiling the mood. The only pollution in the air, that's worse than the factories is their own hot air. Grow up and do your sport. No one wants to hear your whining. 

I was sent this by a friend. It says it all. I can't make out who the cartoonist is, but he/she really hit the mark.

Too bad those who are protesting won't bother to heed the message or even learn from it. They'd rather just make a lot of noise, get themselves on the news and spoil things for others. If they really cared about the issues that they say they do, they would have been protesting long, long ago, and for many, many other issues as well.

Reminds me of the anti-war protesters who went ballistic when 6 people were killed in an accidental bombing by a U.S. warplane. Very tragic, without a doubt. But those same 'caring' protesters were silent when Saddam was lowering his citizens into plastic shredders and feeding the human gel to his palace dogs over years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years and years, etc. Nope, not a raised eyevbrow from the 'outraged', not a inch of activity from the activists, not a whisper from the 'outspoken'.

Nope. Nada, nothing, nowhere.

It's come to the point where I make it a point to ignore any and all protests. It's a shame too, since many of them are/could be valid in their pure form. But what with corporate sponsorship of protests, and billionaires funding them, fahgetaboutit. Who can trust that message any more then the message they are trying to silence? Not me.

And I firmly stand against anyone who thinks attacking a woman in a wheelchair is a valid political statement.

And I wonder where those masks were manufactured, anyway. And how 'green' those factories must be.  

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