Monday, January 31, 2005

Protest of the Day

This morning the score was 8 protesters to 1 protest warrior…and 30 cops. No one was directing traffic, which is usually a good thing here, but today it was not. It took about 20 minutes to get from the line on 395 to the metro entrance. Grrrr. Anyway, there were some new faces, though the bald monk was not there. I miss his drum. Mostly the same bunch of signs, but one that I have not seen in a while was notable:

War is not the Answer!

Well, I guess that all depends on what the question is, doesn’t it? Sort of odd seeing that the day after Iraqis voted freely, thanks to war. Conflict, including war, is not inherently evil. It is the results by which you must judge something. War to defend the defenseless, free the slaves, or prevent evil is right and just, even as it is sorrowful and costly. Just read a bit about the good stuff happening in Iraq and you can see that through destruction can come new growth, and through sorrow and death, a lasting legacy of freedom.


Christine said...

I have posted my point of view on the morning over at my newly revived blog:

I've never met the bald monk-- a drum sure would be different. maybe to use as accompaniment to the Battle Hymn of the Republic. . .

max said...

Maybe when the weather gets better he'll be back. It used to be that you could hear him and his drum from the time you left the parking lot. Thanks for the link and the info on why there were so many cops there. Interesting.