The Buddhist monks in Viet Nam
knew how to protest
. They lit themselves on fire to protest the war in their homeland...
They set the standard
Now if you're protesting, and want me
to think twice about what I'm doing you need to take a page from those Buddhists. A few conflagurated Vegans
might make me think twice before I bite into that t-bone
Pro-lifers, instead of killing doctors, which, honestly isn't doing much good for your PR
department, you might try a gasoline
shower followed by a butane lighter enema
If the WTO riots
showed me one thing it's that the traditional forms of protest used in the US aren't doing much good. If you kill someone, trash private property
and generally make a nuisance
of yourself you only look like the bad guy
. Setting yourself on fire, however, shows the strength of your conviction
, you are
willing to die, in the most brilliant
way possible, for your cause. You might actually get some legislation
Mr. President, Sir, you're losing voters.
"Down in the polls, am I?"
Not exactly sir.
"Popular opinion against me?"
You might say that....
"Well, what the hell is going on?"
Well sir, they are setting themselves on fire.