Maybe the wake-up call we need to get us permanently off our lazy, fat asses is a good old-fashioned riot. I think we've all proved that these peace marches we've been having since 2002 have done squat for the anti-war movement. These A.N.S.W.E.R. marches take place on the same streets in the same cities, have the same, tired signs (e.g. "No Blood For Oil", "Some Village in Texas is Missing Its Idiot", etc.) Does anyone even care anymore, except those who go to feel superior to others, or "teach" their kids all about liberal protesting, or to meet chics? Some horn honks from passing cars, some speeches from the same liberal civil rights leaders / Hollywood celebs / Black Congresswomen (notice how they're always the same ones?) and then we all go home to rest our marched-out butts on our cushy sofas and return our signs to the garage until the next "assigned" march.
Have a good riot, with tear gas, water cannons, some arrests, scuffles, traffic disruptions, cherry bombs, a few broken storefront windows, and so on, and you're now getting a lot of attention. There are always some fringe liberals willing to get arrested overnight to make a point. Let's put 'em to good use.
Everyone else in the world seems good at it. Lately the French and South Americans have been in the streets and everyone is paying attention. Why can't we? Every time we hold marches, the only controversy that results is the differing (and always underestimated) counts of marchers by the media.
Why can't we push a march into a nice little riot next time? Okay, so you 'll stop bringing your kids with you because of the less-safe conditions. Big F-ing deal. The kids don't really understand what's happening anyway.
A nice mixed-race riot on Wilshire Blvd, or Pennsylvania Ave, or Market Street. THAT will get everyone's attention. Trust me. If all you spoiled liberals are too friggin' lazy to start a desperately needed revolution, then how about a nice weekend riot? Oh come on...