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Tuesday, March 27, 2007
"You'll burn me in effigy and I'll burn you in effigy"
A follow up to this post from last week:
The good folks at the Oregon Commentator linked to it, sparking a debate covering the war in Iraq, political theory, the fundamentals of anarchism (and more!). Click here if you're in the mood to shift through rebuttals filled with terms like "anarchotopia" and "aggregating morality." Here's an excerpt from "Jake," a self-described anarchist who doesn't care for my flippant tone when it comes to lighter-fuel fueled street protests:
"...burning figures in effigy is as American as apple pie. The American Revolutionaries were quite fond of burning tax collectors, British officials, and British soldiers in effigy. They probably would have burned YOU in effigy for the lame snark of referring to an effective form of protest as 'stale.'"
I wonder what an inflamed effigy of me would look like. Hmmmm....probably not nearly as cool/disturbing/capable-of-making-Jesus-cry as the soldier featured in this video of last week's protest.
Portland anarchists: they put the "pee [and vinegar]" in "free speech."
Eh, that doesn't really work. How about..."Portland anarchists: keeping local protests entertaining since at least the Reagan administration"?