alice (ravidia) wrote in progressiveutah,

anyone want to protest the "Tea party" with me?

This may be really, really short notice, but those tea parties really make me angry! I'd like to go and protest - would anyone be interested in joining me?

These "tea parties" will be at the federal building between 12:00 and 3:00, and then at the post ofc on 2100 s and 1795 w between 5:00 and 7:00.

I have ZERO experience organizing a protest - can anyone here help me?

Here are some ideas I had for signs:

"tea party = greed party"

"don't tax us poor rich people!"

"tax DIVIDENDS as income!!!"

"Right wing = WRONG planet"

"have you even STUDIED history?"

or I'm open to anything better, as well.

Sorry if this is not a good post, but I feel strongly about getting jerked around by the talking heads of the Right wing. The idea of people rallying against their own interests frustrates me to no end!!!

Edited to add: I don't feel like we're at a point where intelligent, useful discourse is occurring. And all these anonymous right wing posts are wasting my time. All I ask of anyone reading this is that they actually get informed. Read, read Paul Krugman, Joe Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs. The Right is not the only alternative to policies you don't like. Look at A New Way Forward. We can disagree, but still have socially responsible viewpoints. The Right, as usual, is anything but right. Their policies got us into this mess. Don't become pawns for their agenda. Follow the money. Pay attention.

Note the fear, on the Right, of actual dissent. Note the unprecedented quantity of anonymous right wing replies in a small local community blog with low traffic. Please pay attention.

Thanks, it's been depressing.


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