Saturday, October 27, 2007

Show Me What Democracy Looks Like...

This is what Democracy looks like!

This morning we got up at the crack of dawn for soccer....we came home, and made some signs,


.....met up with my friend Sonia (aka SuperGirl), and headed downtown for the Peace Rally. It was not as crowded as I expected, but plenty of people there, from every walk of life, protesting the stupid war. We showed up at the park with "thousands" of other people.

The kids really liked the giant Earth ball....they got interviewed for local cable, and when they asked Caroline why was she at the rally, she sweetly informed them that she just was really sick of this war. Miles piped in to say he doesn't like all the money being spent on this war by our government, for making money for corporations....Hey, we are for peace, man.

I would love to make a giant paper mache head someday....
Hey there she is, SuperGirl!

The 3 counter-protesters.....Had to explain the Canada sign to Miles.

Here are some of the sights of the 2.38 mile walk....
SuperGirl was a Super photo -op. Tons of people wanted their picture taken with her, plus she was super easy to spot in the crowd. Always go to a protest march with someone dressed as a superhero.

Atlas here....
Caroline made a friend with a cute 4 year old named Zian. She was getting tired of walking and reached out to hold Caroline's hand, and then talked her ear off for the entire walk.Cops.... act cool. The anarchists were out in full force, Miles was rather perplexed by their slogans...."Wait, no laws at all?" Someone gave me a pamphlet about what to do in case of nuclear war or Marshall Law, apparently we all go down and meet at the Space Needle to organize...
I somehow missed my photo, but I saw a lot of signs supporting Ehran Watada. And other random stuff..Stop violence against women, Sally Soriano for School Board....
There were also signs comparing the cost of the war to the cost of education. Very Scary.
That one in the back says One day of Iraq war equals 84 new Elementary Schools. Egad.
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Well we made it to the end, in Pioneer Square, milled around a bit and then got out of there.
We took the bus home, and behind Miles and Sonia was a guy who got into a conversation with them, and I looked over, and Miles was giggling, and said, "Mama, that guy just told me that scientists are really close to proving that God is the 11th dimension!" Of all the information he gathered today, he can add, there will always be crazy people on the bus.

3 comments:

<-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

What a great way to spend a Saturday! I love that you started your day as Soccer Mom and then went out and became Super Mom. Yo don't need a cape for that.

I just can't bring myself to load up the family and head on up to WalMart and hold up a sign. Believe it or not, there have been some rallies in my PoDunk town. But Saturday, the National Guard took over the WalMart parking lot for recruiting and some sort of boat give away.

Maybe next time. I think Jake would be in to it.

<-<--esoder<---<----<----- said...

Saw this...

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1030/p09s02-coop.html

Felt guiltier and thought of you guys fighting the good fight and me...ehhhh-not so much.

Martin said...

Reminds me of when I went on an anti-Vietnam war march in SF. We marched from downtown to Golden Gate Park (1969?). The only person I remember giving a speech was Leonard Nimoy (maybe Robert Vaughan??). Also was at a protest in SF Civic Center when TrickyD. bombed Cambodia, and was in Sproul Plaza when that student from Columbia that led the sit-ins there (can't remember his name - too senile) gave a speech. Never heard Mario Savio, though (you could look him up :-)). So my credentials aren't so bad...

Cheers, Dad (in response to the comment that more family members need to post comments)