Today I was forced to make way for McCains's motorcadeSubmitted by zapatista on Sun, 09/07/2008 - 02:09
On my way to a football game, all traffic was stopped for several minutes to make way for McCain's bus. There were no less than 50 policeman on bikes and in patrol cars paving the way for him. I was struck by what this says to the average citizen. Has this country really gotten to the point that anyone who is even running for the position of president is so above to the law that they do not have to abide by normal traffic laws?? Is this feudal England? Why do my tax dollars have to pay for police actions that enforce McCain's dominance over my daily life?? There were literally over 50 police men escorting his bus. What were they afraid of? Had they received some threat or something?
At the football game there were less than ten officers directing traffic and protecting the public. Less than ten public officers for more than 40,000 people who came out to support our team. Where is the justice in that?
While McCain's bus was stopping traffic, a lady in the car next to me cheered and tried to show her support for him to me and my friend. I had my hand out the window in a thumb's down and then in a one finger salute. I told her we were tired of war. She said that the war was to protect our freedoms. In response I asked her, "well what about the Patriot act and the FISA spying bills?" To that she had no response. I doubt she even knew what I was talking about.
That exchange made me very depressed. We have a long way to go as a movement. This fight will not be easy and it will not be short.
But fight on we must