Monday, October 01, 2007

Here's what I found on the march in DC...

So HERE is all I could dig up on the Troops Out Now March on Washington this past Saturday Sept. 29th.

"Yesterday's crowd appeared to number fewer than 1,000. "

I don't know as I wasn't there and don't know anyone who was.

Several rallygoers acknowledged that the size of the rally illustrated how difficult it is to get people in the United States to become activists, even though a majority of the public opposes the war, according to polls.

"That's the biggest problem we've got in America: apathy," said former Army Sgt. Adam Kokesh, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. "And one-third of Americans still think Saddam Hussein had something to do with the attacks on 9/11."

6 Comments:

Blogger Gretchen said...

It is sad that people are afraid or just too lazy to speak out about what they believe.

10/01/2007 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

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Several rallygoers acknowledged that the size of the rally illustrated how difficult it is to get people in the United States to become activists, even though a majority of the public opposes the war, according to polls. "

That says so much about our society..."let somebody else do it." Drives me absolutely batshit!

10/02/2007 03:03:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Gretchen- I don't know how bad it has to get before people will be motivated. Could it be any worse?

TUA- I so agree. It goes back to your post about the magnets and identity.

10/02/2007 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Babzy said...

I think people just give up because no matter what they do nothing changes. It's discouraging.

10/03/2007 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger G®@pHiX said...

It may also be that while Americans don't want to be there any more to see it's own people die, they still seem to think we were justified in going to Iraq in the first place.

The first thing I noticed about the Washington Post article is that it kept connecting what happened on 9/11 to the war in Iraq. Iraq had NOTHING to do with 9/11. We simply INVADED IT. To this day, NO WMD's!!!!

If people would view Iraq as a horrible, unjustified action taken place by our government (wich indeed it truly is), and detach it from the horrific action of Al Queda on 9/11, then it can only be viewed as it is — a BIG MISTAKE!

Maybe if people can obtain this point of view, there would be more outrage. But until then, we have to detach 9/11 from the Iraq War.

10/04/2007 05:49:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Babzy- But I do think people would find it encouraging to go to a march and connect with like-minded people and realize you are not so alone in your thinking. It's empowering to stand up for what you believe in.

Graphix- I completely agree. I also think there are many people who just don't want to think about politics period. It's just not part of their lives. They are busy with all their "stuff".

10/04/2007 07:25:00 AM  

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