From the get-go, the US has dressed up wars of aggression in pretty clothes. Manifest Destiny. World’s Greatest Democracy. Humanitarian Intervention. The work of anti-war activists is that of unmasking the deceit.
You can now get posters, magnets, buttons, or postcards with this image at the very wonderful Syracuse Cultural Workers.
I believe it is important for activists to be disciplined in our discussions about social issues. We need to speak to allies and potential allies in a way that educates, supports, rallies and sustains people rather than venting at people of power. This is not a moral issue, but one of practical strategic sense. We need to keep building. However, we must question the source of this current push to emphasize civility, an incessant pointing the finger of condemnation at the enraged expressions of oppressed people. It puts the onus of “civility” on people who do not call the shots, rather than on the those who do. Hmm. A misdirect?