Saturday, October 08, 2011

Glitter Bombs and WTF

OK, I have been doing political activism sine the mid 1970's and I can tell you one thing.  Never do an act of civil disobedience unless there is a clear and obvious message to be sent by doing it.  Sit-ins at lunch counters during the Civil Rights struggle, made perfect sense.  Stonewall riots, made very clear what the point was.  Even the often misunderstood Occupy Wall Street movement has finally gotten a clear media talking point. 

Then there is glitter bombing.  I understand it because I have been privy to the gay media take on it, however to the mainstream media and most folks, it's just strange and silly.  This glitter bomb of Carl Rove makes my point.  I know what it is about, maybe, but the folks standing in line are just cofused and the whole thing is festive but pointless.

For Carl perhaps setting his pants on fire to emphasize the fact that he is a compulsive liar?  (just a joke homeland security)  Something that actually makes the point rather than just makes him sparkly.  And worse they used big metallic confetti not real glitter.  That stuff never comes out, but the confetti just brushes off.  Ah, kids these days!

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