[mgj-discuss] Re: [ACC] interesting nugget from MGJ
flugennock at sinkers.org
Fri Jul 12 15:08:47 EDT 2002
>From: Mike Flugennock <flugennock at sinkers.org>
>So, what do you say two or three of us go to this and make a really really
>strong pitch for Oct.1 based on that argument. I mean, it's right on the
>friggin' nose. Unless it's something like an A20 multi-constituency,
>multi-issue event -- basically a "convergence" of whole demonstrations, not
>just individuals -- it's just not going to have the kind of impact on the
>city that you'd have on a weekday. I mean, on a Saturday, who the hell are
>you gonna disrupt -- the _tourists_? Cripes, there were hardly any tourists
>at all this summer so far (heh, not that I mind). No, friends the One True
>Way is to clobber 'em on a weekday morning -- oh, say, Tuesday, October 1 --
>starting at around 5am or so, to choke off that first wave coming in from
>Warrenton and Manassas and parts of West By God Virginia, and increase the
>chances that the various police agencies will be severely shagged out by the
>time the _real_ fun starts... (I'll add no more here)
>Somebody needs an improbable history lesson. Set the Wayback Machine for
>April 16, 2000, a Saturday. I don't know if you consider that demo too
>"middle-class" or "student" dominated, but as far as I'm concerned, it had a
>huge impact, on a Saturday...
Wow, Professor Peabody! But seriously, a good point on A16; still, that was the first major action after Seattle, so we had a pretty big "audience" anyway. Also, despite the turnout and coverage, it really didn't make much of a dent in the actual business of the State and Capital in the city as it's carried out Monday-Friday 9-to-5.
But god _damn_, was it nice.
>for multiple true ways,
D'oh, he scores again. Yeah, should've remembered the <tm> after "One True Way"... but, still, the way to really really _really_ insure that this city's government remembers and fears us is to give the bosses&bureaucrats something to actually worry about and the drive-time radio/tv traffic reporters something to actually report on.
"...you were caught with your hands in the till
but you still got to swallow your pill
as you slip and you slide down the hill
on the blood of the people you killed!" --John Lennon.
Mike Flugennock, the Sinkers, flugennock at sinkers dot org
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