Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is it a protest, or a mourning?

Some Virginia Tech students who survived the shooting rampage last April are making ribbons in preparation for a protest on April 16 this year, the anniversary of the shooting.

Good on them.

I sincerely hope that they recognize that since this is a public protest, there will be counter protests like in Richmond, VA.

Good on them as well.

If you want to protest, cool. Protesting to take away peoples rights, or at least restrict them, will draw the opposite type of response as well. When it does you have no logical reason to be mad.

Time will tell whether or not they hide behind a tragedy by saying that this is a gathering "in memory of the victims of VA Tech" instead of a public protest, or worse, saying that the resistance was "bullying." You can't have it both ways.
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