A Protest That Works
Why immigration marches get attention and anti-war rallies don't.
By Geov Parrish Seattle Weekly May 3, 2006 ....Protesting Iraq and a hodgepodge of other pet liberal causes doesn't get to the heart of what's alarming many people—an unaccountable and wildly unpopular administration—let alone offer hope. The focus is usually negative, critical of policy, a venting of frustration born of perceived powerlessness.
By contrast, the immigrant marches by a far-less-powerful constituency are inspiring, because these people love this country. Flags are everywhere. Marchers want to be here. They chose to come here—sometimes at great risk, sometimes giving up everything. They want a chance to be part of this country. They believe in the promise of America.... more