I’ve been following the antics of the Tea Bag Brigade and asking myself “What’s the best response to their rhetoric and seeming immunity to fact and reason?”
Yelling back at them…
doesn’t seem like it would be a good use of time.
Ignoring them leaves their rhetoric out their without challenge and that can’t be good for the health of the Republic.
So imagine my delight when I stumbled on a counter-demonstration/protest strategy that is PERFECTLY in tune with the needs of the moment. The great tragedy of the current health care debate is that so many millions of people have been led/deceived into holding opinions that are clearly opposed to their own best interests. What might happen if the very people that all this fearmongering and name calling is designed to benefit actually showed up at a rally to say thanks!
That would be a juicy slice of activism/street theater indeed.