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The Anti-War Movement Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Restin’

Posted on | November 8, 2014 | 14 Comments

by Smitty

Almost twenty years ago, when I could not conceive of ever being anything but a leftist, I joined a left-wing online discussion forum.

Before that I’d had twenty years of face-to-face participation in leftist politics: marching, organizing, socializing.

In this online forum, suddenly my only contact with others was the words those others typed onto a screen. That limited and focused means of contact revealed something.

If you took all the words typed into the forum every day and arranged them according to what part of speech they were, you’d quickly notice that nouns expressing the emotions of anger, aggression, and disgust, and verbs speaking of destruction, punishing, and wreaking vengeance, outnumbered any other class of words.

One topic thread was entitled “What do you view as disgusting about modern America?” The thread was begun in 2002. Almost eight thousand posts later, the thread was still going strong in June, 2014.

Those posting messages in this left-wing forumpublicly announced that they did what they did every day, from voting to attending a rally to planning a life, because they wanted to destroy something, and because they hated someone, rather than because they wanted to build something, or because they loved someone. You went to an anti-war rally because you hated Bush, not because you loved peace. Thus, when Obama bombed, you didn’t hold any anti-war rally, because you didn’t hate Obama.

Read the whole thing. Very revealing. And know that the anti-war movement will arise, zombie like, in 2017, unless the GOP fumbles and Her Majesty waltzes in.


14 Responses to “The Anti-War Movement Isn’t Dead; It’s Just Restin’”

  1. JeffWeimer
    November 8th, 2014 @ 9:14 am

    When I read the headline, I thought about that article. Those last two sentences succinctly explain the entire antiwar movement the last 12 years.

  2. MichaelAdams
    November 8th, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    The Front Pages comment line is not connecting, so I’ll say it here:This was beautiful, eloquent.

  3. Mr. Saturn
    November 8th, 2014 @ 10:05 am

    This isn’t surprising to me. The left, for all their talk about “peace & love”, wallow in their hatred of people who don’t agree with them. There is a reason why violence is readily associated with their rallies. That much concentrated hatred in any one spot is just asking for some sort of violence.

  4. Fail Burton
    November 8th, 2014 @ 10:49 am

    “Disgusting? I would’ve written, “compared to what?” Noble Nepal or Egypt? Brazil? India? Europe? Who precisely?

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  6. Eric Ashley
    November 8th, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    And then they would have banned you, you Hatey McHaterThing. And justly so because you’re a bad, bad man who causes feelbad by your hatred you awful,, awful…….sobs and tears up, unable to continue in the face of this wretched pustule of not humanity.

  7. Matt_SE
    November 8th, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    So many reasons to reject leftism, so little time.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    November 8th, 2014 @ 12:30 pm

    There is no “anti war” movement, it is anti republican movements. They are resting because the GOP is not in the WH right now.

  9. MichaelAdams
    November 8th, 2014 @ 1:59 pm

    Pacifist organizations in America have received huge contributions of cash from America’s enemies, going back as far as the NAZI of the 1930’s.I fell for their crap for years. No, the only peace they want is to be left in peace to do their evil deeds. Yes, it does all sound so nice, but it is really a huge propaganda effort to undermine our will to fight them.

  10. Adobe_Walls
    November 8th, 2014 @ 2:22 pm

    True that, time grows very short indeed.

  11. JadedByPolitics
    November 8th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Seen them in DC many times, they aren’t anit-war they are pro communism.

  12. Quartermaster
    November 8th, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

    Saw the same lies during Vietnam. It was funny how things on college campuses quieted right down when Melvin Laird announced the draft was going to end in the fall of ’72.

    It’s normal to have little desire to be shot at, but the real anti-war movement then was simply a lack of desire to get shot at, combined with the left hating Nixon. It was a combo of cwardice and Communists that was the Schwerpunkt of the anti-war movement even then.

    It was amazing how pro-war the commies became after the kick off of Barbarossa as well. The pattern has been pretty consistent.

  13. Daniel Freeman
    November 11th, 2014 @ 12:49 am

    Wait, what does Barbarossa have to do with it? Are we even talking about the same person?

  14. Quartermaster
    November 11th, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    The Commies were strongly pro-Hitler until Operation Barbarossa kicked off. It is simply a comparison of actions.