Minutiae
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The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.
--Cornelius Tacitus (c. 116 A.D.)

Friday, November 15, 2002
Gah!
posted by Rachel 11/15/2002
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Preschool kids protest war in Iraq.

"They still believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus. They don't know how to spell their last names or tie their own shoes. But they do know that "war is bad," and that "Bush is a bully."

Surrounding a 'peace bell' fashioned out of melted guns taken off of East Bay streets, children took to the microphone saying, "I don't want people to die," and, "we can't keep killing each other. Then we will all die and suffer."

Though most students at the rally could not even name Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, many seemed certain the pending U.S. led war in Iraq is about oil.

Celia, age 6, who could not spell her hyphenated last name, told the crowd President Bush "wants to make war because he wants oil."

"What is so important about cars anyway," she asked.

Later, when asked if she could name the president of Iraq, Celia, stumped, turned to a friend and asked, "Is it a boy or a girl?" Her friend, equally puzzled, responded, "I think it's a boy."


Let's look at the intended purpose of a protest shall we? How is that purpose served by broadcasting the fact that:
a. You're willing to use your children for your own political ends.
b. You're not even willing to educate them about what they're 'protesting.'
This is so ludicrous I almost expect to see republicans in the background drinking a glass of water.
posted by Rachel 11/15/2002
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