posted on Jan, 23 2006 @ 09:46 AM
I MAY be in the silent minority who thinks that during the last 5 years, protesters and their manner of protesting have become irritating and
annoying. I don't know whether it stems from a disliking of authority or something lacking. Before anyone jumps on my back (not for pleasure), i know
there are such issues as fathers rights (Fathers For Justice) and animal rights. Although do we need people throwing flour at the Prime Minister in
the House of Commons? Attempting to abduct the Prime Minister's son. Or sending death threats/vandalising/assaulting people who work at animal
The Iraq war protesting of 2003 really annoyed my friend and i. The media made a big thing about school kids and students protesting. When really it
meant a day off for them. I know that sounds very cynical and i'm not trying to generalise since i'm sure there were lots of geuine protesters who
truly cared. Although that is the reality of the situation. Why did they only choose the Iraq war? What about other atrocities that have happened.
Such as in Kosovo, Bosnia or Chechnya? Where were they protesters then? What about ONGOING atrocities around the world, in parts of Asia & Africa. I
find it bewildering that people were screaming about civilian casualites, yet they ignored or worryingly unaware of Saddam's gassing and massacring
of his own people. Now at the beginning i did support the war, because i BELIEVED what we were being told. That is Saddam had the capability to launch
deadly weapons of mass destruction within 45 minutes, which could threaten or at least spill over to nearby countries such as Turkey (member of NATO &
the EU). However due to mounting casualities, an insurgency , a lack of clear goals/exit strategy & false intelligence i have become skeptical. With
reason of course.
Now i'm not trying to imply that just because a Government is in a position of power and authority, that it shouldn't be held accountable. Of course
not, i just can't stand this trend to protest just for the sake of it. Look at the what happened last year with the G8 summit in Edinburgh. Look at
the trouble some of the hooligans caused. It was sad for the genuine protesters who turned up, but some people like to protest for the sake of it and
to cause chaos. Because they are pathetic and get off on that kind of thing, which suggest that they are lacking something in their lives, but that's
another matter tongue.gif.
So there we are, my rant is over. I wanted to get it off my chest. I imagine some people will disagree with me. Fine we are all different. Just
expressing an opinion!
[edit on 23/1/06 by Flyboy211]