September 5, 2006

WHY POLITICS IS ABOUT CONTROLLING YOUR MESSAGE:

Hundreds unite in march for array of causes (Jennifer Sullivan, 9/05/06, Seattle Times)

When the message that comes out of your event is "a bunch of folks want a bunch of stuff" you may as well not have had one.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 5, 2006 8:18 AM
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A march for "immigration rights," abortion, and mental health care, and against poverty, war, and injustice. How do you boil all that down into one simple slogan?

"Rethuglican NeoKKKon fetuses out of Iraq now!"

"Friends of the Iraq Insurgency for Universal Health Care & Redistribution of Wealth."

"Open Borders, Open Abortion Clinics, Close the Pentagon!"

. . . or how about: "These protesters are what you get for not funding necessary mental health services."

Posted by: Mike Morley at September 5, 2006 9:04 AM

Ed Driscoll cites Tim Blair's law (via Urban Dictionary):

"The ongoing process by which the world's multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force."

1. The alliance between the radical Left and extremist Islamists is an example of Blair's Law.
2. The fact that white supremicists like David Duke supported 'Mother' Sheehan's sit-in at Crawford, TX is an example of Blair's law.

Posted by: Gideon at September 5, 2006 10:44 AM

All part of the universal demonic conspiracy, of which the internationalk Communist conspiracy had been but a splinter, right out of C.S. Lewis' That Hideous Strength.

Posted by: Lou Gots at September 5, 2006 12:26 PM

Such a success!! In a city of over a million they get a whole 1000 people to march to a park on a holiday weekend and they call it a big success. Back to the days of Clinton and defining what "is" is.

Posted by: dick at September 5, 2006 12:27 PM

Wow. I thought their message was "Down With Bad Things!"

I guess I got them all wrong.

Posted by: Andrew X at September 5, 2006 6:31 PM

Seattle's population is about 570,000. The population of King County, which includes Seattle and most of the Seattle suburbs, is about 1.7 million.

Posted by: Jim Miller at September 6, 2006 8:15 AM
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