Am in receipt of disqueting (and absurd) e-mail alert from the dark side:
Thurs. Oct. 15, 6 pm, Union Square, SF President Obama will be speaking at a major fundraiser inside the St. Francis Hotel, Union Square. Join the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES), Bay Area Latin America Solidarity Coalition, Single Payer Now, the ANSWER Coalition and many other organizations.
Among the themes of the demonstration are: Healthcare Not Warfare! Money for People’s Needs, Not the Pentagon! End the Occupations of Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine and Haiti! U.S. Out of Latin America – Restore President Zelaya in Honduras! Overturn NAFTA and CAFTA!
Sat. Oct. 17, "U.S. Troops Out NOW! 11am, Gather at UN Plaza (7th & Market); 12noon, March; 1pm, Rally The ANSWER Coalition is one of many organizations which are part of the October 17 Anti-war Coalition. For more information on endorsers, speakers, demands and more, go to wwwdotOct17awcdotwordpressdotcom. Look for the ANSWER banners and join us on October 17.
A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Act Now to Stop War & End Racism
Six o'clock on a weekday? Hah! Better stay in and watch teevee - far more constructive than joining Richard Becker and his concubines throwing a big ole hissy in the company of several thousand cops and secret service men.
Protesting against President Obama in a city like San Francisco proves how utterly out of touch with reality some folks are.
And as for Saturday, good nei ge luck! Hope it rains on your parade. The antiwar movement is a spent force that now only appeals to the terminally disaffected and their opportunistic fellow-travelers. No one with half a brain still listens to them.
Code Pink, of course, will by their loud stupid squawking and yelping prove that this is so.
Oddballs and loonies pay attention when Richard Becker barks.
As is made very clear by two separate reports on Richard Becker's last public exhibition:
REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL ANSWER PROTEST
Quote: "150 to 160 people, mostly elderly, some substance abuser-types, a few young Pally looking fellows. One, maybe two, anarchist-bandanna across the ponim.
Average age of the crowd was forty or so, average skin-hue was middle-class Berkeley, average gender veered slightly towards earth-mother."
MOST MISERABLE PROTEST EVER!
Quote: "International ANSWER and Richard Becker were holding a protest down at the new Federal Building at Mission and Seventh, and it stank.
Okay, maybe about one hundred to one hundred and fifty middle-aged Berkeley nimrods showed up."
One hundred and fifty mid-life crises people. That's ALL that Richard Becker can attract.
Middle-aged Berkeleyite drones who insist that their lives have meaning, despite their total unimportance in the scheme of things. Old failures, neurotics, and swollen-headed armchair revolutionaries.
They enable Richard Becker, in return for flattery and a false sense of meaningfulness in their shallow content-free lives. It's a form of mutual masturbation.
Very self-indulgent, in any case.
It might be considerably more rewarding for Richard Becker to buy a trench-coat and head down to the playground with some lollipops.
Less nauseating, too.
Though it would leave his palls Forest and Gloria at loose ends.