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Is being against something just a fashion?
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Damn Eros beat me again.
azrael's spidey sense are correct, I was going to say the same thing. (Not that well written obviously -_- _
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Well, I say don't talk about anything unless you know something about it. It just makes you look stupid. I know little about Bush or the world politics. I choose to be ignorant about it.
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i think a lot of people feel they are being "radical" "rebellious" or "original" when they are against something. most of the time people in protest groups have been influenced by one main person and the supporters are only joining in for the controversy, for the press coverage etc.
fair enough most protesters or complaining people might have a justifiable reason to speak out but i think most of the time their arguments are formed out of heresay and probably have been exaggerated through rumours etc to shock the public and persuade them to join their point of view. cos seriously speaking if u support something or are against something are u really going to make sure u know every single fact before you protest? hell no. u jump right into it and start arguing and ure not exactly going to give a damn that some of ure points are maybe a little untruthful..and the people who are listening arent exactly going to waste their time researching it are they?


ok sorry just realised ive kinda gone off topic.... so i'll dash now lol
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It doesn't matter really if ur going against or not. What really needs attention is the "mob-mentality" of the people. Damn, Cassius the poet is quite a victim...
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ah i saw the video. people tend to agree with the general idea. another down fall of man.
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Haha, i know, that was really funny, the people who didint know dihydrogenmonoxide were HIPPEYS, what did they expect...
But indeed it is a growing problem, its really mind-boggling how people join some X-group to "save the planet" and then they just get high every meeting, then go out and throw red paint on little old ladies in their fur-coats.

Lets make a petition to ban petitions.
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s_j_b wrote:

However, when i asked them WHY they hated him all i got was something along the lines of 'hes a d*** head'. Now, either they are just so annoyed with him that they can't express themselves or, they really don't know.


I agree with this definitely. If your going to be vehemently against something, you should be able to express your opinion and your reason why. If not, it just kinda makes you look foolish. So yes, I will agree to that point.

But, there are other people that do justify themselves with reasons. (Me being an avid Bush Hater, but I can back it up. That's for another topic though) And in that case, no I wouldn't say it's just fashionable.

There are some people who actually do care, and pay attention to issues. Then there are people who just jump on the bandwagon for whatever reason. Who knows?

When I was in the UK last April, man I saw A LOT of anti-bush paraphernalia, posters, billboards. Anti-war protests going on in front of Parliament. It was wild. But I didn't get to ask anybody they're opinions on the matter. Next time around I guess.
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s_j_b wrote:

^ You see alot here in the UK! That's why i feel it is more of a fashion than an opinion.
You can get hoodies with anti-bush slogans on easily.

I like in the Uk and ive never Seen it
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Uhm I don't know much about Uk politics but shouldn't they be Anti-Tony Blaire? He's just as much in on this war isnt he? Oh yea buy the way I think also people buy them cuz of the double meaning. Anti-Bush... uhm... as american pie put it... Shaved. That could also be a reason why they buy the shirts.
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I so agree with being against something is a fashion.

Example: Animals rights and being vegan.


But I do hate bush, hes sending all those troops to iraq..
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Penn and Teller piece on PETA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ijLulwUTY&eurl=
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Are you kidding me? I was just about to post that link.
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gopherthegold wrote:
1. Activists tend to be liberal, which means open minded, which means loose morals, which means easy lovin'.
2. People who are actually aware and involved in social movements tend to be intelligent. Intelligence suggests potential wealth.
3. People who believe that pinning a button on your shirt and standing somewhere for a couple hours will actually change the world are very idealistic. Idealistic people have very sensitive "buttons" and can be manipulated easily.
4. Tensions are high at demonstrations. A fast beating heart helps people feel alive; the ultimate aphrodesiac.


1. I know some very right and left wing activists, I wouldn't exactly call them liberal, they know their ideology, and they follow it!
2. True, though it doesn't have to be that way, unfortunately this isn't a perfect world!
3. If lots of people stand somewhere for a couple of hours it can change the world, they just need to realise that it works and be bothered to, think of what mass rallies have done to premote aid and equality (not that this was the only thing, rallies require organisation of course, and a "figure head(s)")
4. Yes, and if it makes you happy, what's wrong with it!

The thing about wearing anti-Bush t-shirts, I know only one person who wears one, however he can argue why very effectively. Just wearing one as a fashon item is kinda stupid! I wear a ban-the-bomb symbol for a good reason, War Is Wrong! Though I accept that until everyone joins me in that opinion there has to be some sort of force to oppose the other possible forces out there. (yeah, okay the arguement then breaks down, but still, I don't like to see people killed, and believe that no one should have the option to take another's life) (sorry for being incoherent)

Acer2110 - Tony Blair is generally a good Prime Minister, who has done some wrong things with good intentions, whereas George Bush is generally a terrible President who has done quite a few bad things with good intentions, and hashed them up in the process (though I have to admit that his ideas about how to deal with immigration are pretty good!)
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Eros wrote:

Apologies for posting on my own page, my lady. I'll remember to visit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi3erdgVVTw&eurl=

Might have posted more but ZZzzz.


good video..
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Well sometimes people dun agree with what things are because of peer pressure and stuff and they think its cool that if they're friends dun believe in something, they shouldn't believe in something too. But if u dun like some thing like ex: Bugs, bugs look gross to many ppl and it might just not b a fad. Lol But the bush thing i agree, half of the people that hate bush just hate him cause hes bush XP
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