October 05, 2006
AP Swoons over "World Can't Wait" Hissy-Fits
The AP would like cook you all up in a warm bundle of 1960's nostalgia, but this puff piece on recent protests sponsored and organized by a Communist front group and billed strangely as "The World Can't Wait" fell far short of doing so. Here's a choice photo of the cool, level-headed peeps we're talking about from the group's shrill-pitched site:
Here's some from the AP fluffer:
We are turning the corner in bringing forward a mass movement of resistance to drive out the Bush regime," said organizer Travis Morales with the activist group World Can't Wait.Yup. By clogging up cities, pissing people off and generally being all around jackasses, you heroes are making millions of converts.
housands of protesters clogged New York City's streets as they marched from the United Nations headquarters. Some people lay down in the middle of the street, while others carried signs saying "Expose 9/11" and "This war should be over." They also handed out fliers reading, "Drive out the Bush regime."Truthers, peacenicks, college students taking an early October holiday, and 82 year old lunatics. The "new" Democrats.
The most interesting thing about this? There dont seem to be as many people out in the streets as a true "revolution" would by definition mandate. Check out these quotes to see what I mean (emphasis mine):
Hundreds of people called the Bush administration's policies a crime and held up yellow police tape along a three-block stretch in front of the White House on Thursday...And this:
The 500 demonstrators were among many who gathered for similar events in more than 200 cities to protest Bush on issues ranging from global warming to the war in Iraq.And this:
In Portland, Ore., at least seven people were detained because they did not follow police instruction to get out of the street during a protest march through downtown.And this:
An estimated 800 people, mostly college age, chanted "Impeach Bush" and carried signs, including one that read: "We Can't Wait for 2008."
Hundreds marched in Los Angeles, carrying caskets draped in U.S. flags to a federal courthouse, where protesters held a mock marriage of church and state.And this:
Dozens of University of North Carolina students walked out of classes in Asheville, N.C. In Chicago, thousands of people flooded Michigan Avenue waving anti-Bush signs.Pardon me if I'm unimpressed with the "revolution." Here's a list of the supporters from the DTN profile. The usual idiotic rabble:
A comprehensive list of WCW's individual and organizational endorsers can be viewed on the WCW website. Among the names on the list are: the After Downing Street anti-war coalition, the ANSWER coalition of New York City, Aris Anagnos, Ed Asner, Mumia Abu Jamal, Bill Ayers, Code Pink, Harry Belafonte, Bob Bossie, Ward Churchill, John Conyers, Michael Eric Dyson, Eve Ensler, Jodie Evans, Gloria Steinem, C. Clark Kissinger, Frances Kissling, Martin Sheen, Jane Fonda, the Islamic Circle of North America, Islamic Association of America, Jesse Jackson, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, Michael Lerner, the National Lawyers Guild, Armando Navarro, Not In Our Name, Michael Ratner, Cindy Sheehan, Gore Vidal, Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Alice Walker, Leonard Weinglass, Cornel West, Sean Penn, Harold Pinter, Maxine Waters, Al Sharpton, Susan Sarandon, Progressive Democrats of America, Major Owens, Mark Crispin Miller, and Howard Zinn.Traitors, frauds, actors, Islamic front groups, idiots, has-beens, political activists, grief pimps, communists, Democrats, Cop killers - they're all there. Thanks to this wonderfully balanced and nuanced group founded by a Communist:
Founded in June 2005 by Charles Clark Kissinger, a longtime leader of the Revolutionary Communist Party, World Can't Wait (WCW) is a direct action movement seeking to organize "people living in the United States to take responsibility to stop the whole disastrous course led by the Bush administration." The organization asserts that removing President Bush from office "will be like removing a forty-pound tumor from your gut." WCW vows "to send Bush, Cheney and the rest of those fascists packing. ... After that, there are people in 'World Can't Wait' who are working for everything from reforming the Democratic party, to building a 3rd party, to revolution."Yawn. "Revolution" indeed.
Crossposted at Mein BlogoVault.