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by PEACE IS PATRIOTIC Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 2:36 PM

With the upcoming antiwar protests on January 18, I thought the following tips might be useful in making our protests and peace movement more effective. Enjoy.

Here are some helpful tips to help you Peace protestors, in no particular order of importance:

1). Do not offend "regular" (i.e. other White mainstream) Americans. Regular Americans do not, cannot, and should not hear anything which challenges their Christian-like belief in American Goodness.

2). Be sure to repeat the phrase "Peace is Patriotic" until your mouth is sore. Bring lots and lots of Flags.

3). Be nice to Cops. Cops are our friends. They protect us. Just because a cop wants to tear gas, pepper stray or rape you with a broomstick does not make him a BAD GUY. Remember 9-11, the NYPD are heroes. Maybe bring some coffee and donuts for them.

4). Make sure to condemn and demonize Saddam, Kim Il-Jung, or whoever is the latest Hate Figure this week. This is to assure the Regular American that we are just as Patriotic as they are--if not more so. Remember, we hate Saddam, Kim Il Jung, Goldstein, etc... just as much as CNN or Fox News does. We believe that we Americans have a God given right to decide and overthrow the government of other nations and countries at our choosing--though we don't believe war is really the best way to go about it.

5). Distance yourself from any Radical Leftist, Anarchist, Communist, Socialist, or other person who refuses to listen to us, the Obedient Opposition ...er... I mean Patriotic Peace people. These Radical groups are very, very dangerous and should be Red-baited, attacked, and demonized as Saddam/Kim/Goldstein apologists at every opportunity. Please read articles by David Corn in The Nation, Todd Gitlin in Mother Jones, or Michelle Goldberg in Salon.com for excellent examples of how to do this. Again, this will score points with Regular Americans and also prove that "Peace is Patriotic." Embrace Conservatives and Republicans. They are much better coalition peace partners because they are Patriotic like us.

6). Make sure not to question or challenge any of the fundamental issues or terms of debate as determined by the War Party. For example, even though we oppose war, we believe that this war really is about WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION or FIGHTING EVIL TERRORISM and not--repeat NOT--about American geostrategic control of oil in particular or expanding American Imperialism in general. These are all just crazy wild CONSPIRACY THEORIES, as Tony Blair has recently assured us.

7). Make sure to frame the anti-war argument in order to appeal to American self-interest. Do NOT base your arguments against war on some Moralistic or Principled basis. Instead, use arguments such as: Attacking Iraq will destabilize the Middle East and possibly overthrow our Client states in the region. Or that attacking Iraq will create more anti-Americanism and might actually cause Arab people to kick our Empire out of their region. Or that attacking Iraq will create more terrorists and recruits for Al-queda, even though we have been covertly funding and sponsoring Al-Queda throughout the world (such as the Balkans) for years. Or that attacking Iraq might actually kill a few American soldiers--as opposed to the millions of Iraqis we have already killed the past decade.

8). Or if you do base your anti-war argument on some Moralistic principle, make sure it is some depoliticized Religious one such as "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Invoke the Bible and Jesus alot. Use vacuous phrases like "What would Jesus Do?" Wear a goofy, spaced out, "I am a holy religious pacifist (and you're not)" smile on your face.

9). Make sure to report any Radical who even slightly deviates from the above regulations. Especially dangerous are "Anarchist" youth who might try to destroy Private Property or Government buildings. Destroying property is VIOLENCE-and is morally just as bad as bombing the shit out of entire nations around the world. These people should be fingered, hounded out of the march, or preferably turned over to our Friends, the Police, at every opportunity.

10). And finally, remember one thing: PEACE IS PATRIOTIC! ;)

Here are some articles on the Officially approved Peace groups that our Free press is promoting. Refusal to join them will immediately put you on John Asscroft and John Poindexter's hitlists:



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HOWTO: Build a revolutionary people's fighting cadre

by Mao T'se al Milsoevic Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 2:57 PM

1) Create a front-group. The ANSWER "coalition" is a very good example which involves several layers of front. At the top is the frothy coalition which involves the religious, frothy peacenik groups, and some "anti-war" groups like Not In Our Name and International Action Center.
Beneath this icing we find that NION is run by the Revolutionary Communist Party and the IAC is run by the Workers World Party. Hiding yourself and your policies is the only way that you're going to be able to trick people into agreeing with you after all.

2) Advocate (secretly, not in the front-group of course!) strong-arm, end-justifies-the-means methods for achieving a "dictatorship of the proletariat". Be sure that you ignore the lessons of history.

3) A consequence of point 2 is that you will defend the "degenerate worker's states" of Saddam Hussein (after all the Ba'ath Party does call itself socialist right) and Kim Il Jong (nice little dictatorship of the proletariat there) and Slobodan Milosevic (he was resisting Yankee Imperialism and he was a member of the socialist dictatorship so he must be good too).

4) Make sure that you accuse critics of "red-baiting". After all, you're a socialist and they're criticising you so they must be right-wing!

5) BUILD YOUR PARTY STRUCTURE. This is the most important thing. It's the main point of your involvement in the anti-war campaigns that the deluded Christians, hippys and Buddhists are tricked into participating in. Above all recruit and gather funds. The success/failure of the possibility of an effective coalition against Bush is secondary to the goal of accreting more party structure.

6) Have more marches. Marches give people something to do and they all do it in one safe places under your "leadership". That way you get credit for leading the anti-war movement, recruit a few members and swell the coffers. Without marches people would be out protesting all over the city, but with marches everyone can blow off steam. The cops can photograph them, the media can ignore them and no-one more than a couple of blocks away will have any idea that there's an anti-war movement. Without marches people would be holding weekly vigils all over the city, putting up anti-war billboards, doing banner-drops, wheat-pasting, calling TV and radio shows.

7) Stifle opposition (especially from anarchists). The easiest way to do this is to criticize them for criticizing you. Oh wait, that's black-baiting isn't it?
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This is completely brain dead pointless

by Bush Admirer Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 8:13 PM

The basic premise is bogus. Leftist anti-war protesters can't make a difference, can't send a message, and are completely irrelevant. It matters not how you conduct yourself at a protest. The mere fact that you show up at a protest invalidates you.

That's because almost all Americans believe that protesters are wingnuts and their message not of interest.

Jane Fonda forever established herself as the consummate 'anti war protester.' She's been despised by mainstream America ever since.

If you're showing up at an anti-war protest:

1/ You're wasting your time, and

2/ You're wasting other people's time (disrupting traffic, making it necessary for the police and street cleaners to show up, etc.)

However, you are courageous. You clearly don't care what people think of you. In that sense, you're like the Hell's Angels, Prostitutes, Hare Krishnas, Moonies, KKK's, Skinheads, Anti-Abortion Clinic Protesters, etc. In fact, you are indistinguishable from them. Just one more loser with an axe to grind.
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by uuhh.. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 8:37 PM

hey Bush Admirer!
1/ You're wasting your time, and
2/ You're wasting other people's time

You clearly don't care what people think of you. In that sense, you're like the Hell's Angels, Simple Simons, Hare Krishnas, Moonies, KKK's, Skinheads, Anti-Abortion Clinic Protesters, etc. In fact, you are indistinguishable from them. Just one more loser with an axe to grind.
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Is that all you have

by Bush Admirer Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 8:54 PM

Hello Uuhh

Is that all you have? Is that your best shot?
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by uuuh.. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 9:03 PM

uhh.... duhh.. is that all ya got, 'bush Admira?? is that all? huh? what.. a ya stupid?
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Don't face your little girl without one, this time.

by Sheepdog Saturday, Jan. 18, 2003 at 10:02 PM

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And like any anchor man, volatile memory is mandatory.
Go ahead smack it. Work up a sweat and relax, knowing it
wont remember you or anything else, when you power
it up the next day. Available with 27 pages of response.
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by Samantha Helmick Friday, Mar. 21, 2003 at 5:39 PM

Real journalism doesn't require exaggeration to prove your point. So...obviously you are either a lousy writer or wrong. I'll let you choose, although smart money is on both options.
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