The psychology is interesting. Putatively, these people are concerned for the safety and well being of the Iraqis and others around the world. Yet their local attitude is captured by this quote
It's called the first amendment . Look into it.Note that the only concern is sensibility. The disruption of people's lives and businesses, the potential deaths of our best over in Iraq from interference with military operations, is all reduced to sensibilities. The total lack of concern for other people is clear. One of the other commentors pointed out that if the goal is to actually accomplish anything then one might want to have protests that don't piss off the vast majority of the citizenry. I think it is clear that actually changing anything is not the goal of this movement. It's not about war, or peace, or Iraq, or even President Bush – it's all about what makes the protestors feel good about themselves.
“Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. ”
Turn on the people *you* don't have the courage to be. Nice. NOTE: Not that I'm sying the protestors are couragous, but they are saying something that needs to be said. Should they do it in a nice, pretty and controlled way so it doesn't offend *your* sensibilities? ROTFLMAO. No, is the correct answer
As long as it's nonviolent, this is what war brings, dipshits. It's a WAR not a video game. W-A-R. W...A...R
So bring it on – put your cards on the table and show America what you're really about. Fire your scuds.
UPDATE: We get results. The police have found molotov cocktails in a backpack left by the anti-war protestors in San Francisco.