Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

Counter-protesters contemplating smaller venue

Counter-protest organizers contemplating smaller venue for next year


Low turnout and lack of talent for post-rally concert force pro-Bush, pro-War camp to downsize
Satire from freepressed.com


Mike Archer's "March of One" had no chance against the 100,000-plus anti-war demonstration.

Washington, D.C.-- It sounded good in theory: assemble thousands of red-state, red-blooded Americans to shout down the "America-hating peaceniks" that descended on D.C. this past weekend.

But as the anti-war demonstrators came in droves, totalling well over the expected 100,000 benchmark, it became obvious that the counter-rally was suffering a recruiting problem that made the U.S. military's shortfall look like a Clinton surplus.

Out of an anticipated 20,000 counter-protesters, only 200 to 400 showed up, and most of them skipped the march to wait in their air-conditioned SUVs for the concert.

"Turns out eternal global war may not be a winning cause...even among Republicans," admitted Mike Archer, one of the organizers of the event.

His focus now is scaling down operations in preparation for next year and figuring out what to do with all the leftover "America: Love it or Leave it" and "Blame America Firsters, Go Home" signs.

"I'd recycle them, but I led an initiative to cut my city's recycling program out of the budget earlier this year cuz' it sounded like a liberal big government program. I'm kicking myself, now."

Archer thinks one of the reasons few people showed up is the fact that all of the musicians with any talent and name recognition are liberals.

"We have, like, Ted Nugent and Gene Simmons, and that's pretty much it. And those guys aren't the draw they used to be."

Archer and the other organizers said they have lost faith in their fellow Republicans after their poor showing last weekend.

"It's not like we were asking them to join the military, or anything crazy like that. All they had to do was walk around D.C. holding signs. You'd think they could skip one weekend of watching football for a lost cause."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Notes On National’s Election Campaign, In Poem Form

Nationyl’s bitumen-ing / As they du du / Seed groweth / River floweth / Then ‘dozer drives thru / Highway ensu. More>>