In the past 10-15 years I have taken part in and seen demonstrations all over this country/world.
Years ago we had demonstrations at our local representative’s office seeking his support in the S-chip bill.
A small group of dedicated people have stood at the corner of Tittabawassee and Bay road in their monthly anti-war vigils; at times getting pelted with half eaten donuts and other food items and called various names.
We have seen demonstrations at the capitol of Wisconsin with peaceful people being arrested and fined for exercising their rights of free speech and assembly.
We have seen the Moral Monday protests in North Carolina.
We have signed and circulated petitions for recalling tea party elected governors in various states.
There are petitions circulating now to end fracking and stop the Keystone pipeline.
In Michigan there was a ballot issue designed to protect unions. This went down to defeat because of the effective advertising of its foes.
It has been suggested at various sources that Occupy Wall Street did have some positive effect. Opening the eyes of many to some of the problems being faced by many in this world we live in.
But other than that what have we accomplished with all these actions?
The Republican thugs controlling our state governments continue with their dastardly deeds.
Michigan has just passed a rape insurance bill that most everyone in the state considers to be insane.
Now they have a plan to give the presidential electoral votes to their candidate in the next election using the gerrymandered districts.
Can all our protesting and signing of petitions put a stop to this? It appears not to be working.
The only solution I can see is to remove them from office in the midterms. To do this we must all work together, we must come up with some phrases and words that will shake the masses to their senses. Help them to see the light that has been obscured by all the bs put forth by the MSM and talk radio.
There is a meeting in my town this Thursday evening to join in watching Snyder’s state of the state address. Come to the meeting, bring your concerns and your hopes and join us in defeating those bums next November.
Call me if you need a ride; (U.S. Residents only). 😉