July 30, 2004


This was seen recently in Best of the Web:

...The next day, the pantomime Gongsters are gone from Copley Square. In their place are shoes--thousands and thousands of shoes. Multitudes of boots are arranged carefully on the lawn, with a sign explaining, "These 907 pairs of boots represent the U.S. soldiers killed in the Iraq war." Then there's a sloppy pile of shoes with another sign: "These 1,000 pairs of shoes represent a small fraction of the estimated 16,000 Iraqis killed in the war."...
Of course deaths mean nothing to those jerks unless they can be blamed on the US. A million of so people killed by Saddam are but the weight of a feather in comparison.

And the phonies can't even imagine counting up the number of people who have NOT died because we liberated Iraq. The number is surely huge by now, though I've lost the link to that web site that was counting.

Perhaps those of us who love freedom should manufacture some sort of tokens or objects to represent those NOT KILLED. Then set up counter-demonstrations whenever this stupid shoe-demonstration stuff happens again. Maybe little toy chipper-shredders. Or little figurines that say "still ALIVE, thanks to USA." A hundred-thousand or so of them would be a big job to set up, but would make an impressive display.

Posted by John Weidner at July 30, 2004 10:58 AM
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