Activists in San Francisco, the "cool, grey city of love," are getting creative as they prepare to face off against Patriot Prayer, yet another so-called "free-speech" gathering of creeps, losers and bigots. Among the scores of planned counter-protests, many doubling as progressive fundraisers: resistance rallies by clowns, drag queens, cute kids, kayakers, flower people and dog owners leaving "a gift for our alt-right friends...because poop is easier to clean up than hate." The over-all goal: "To dispel fear...to fight (and) have a ball doing it."
Way to go Bay Area, way to go!
This should be good !
Look, these people say they’re for free speech and say they’re not for hate speech in doing that. They insist that the Klan and Nazis are not welcome and specifically say that Spencer is not welcome. They include a Transgender Woman and claim they have a Black man and a Muslim as speakers. They also claim that they have an open mic.
I’m not against counter rallies since the organizers clearly are right wing nationalists. But…
Why not take them up on what they say they are? Why not have a lot of peaceful progressives accept their invitation and during the open mic speak against hate and speak for inclusion of all people and against racism, misogyny, facsism, and Trump?
If they’re going to advertise themselves as only for free speech and inclusive of all points of view- then why not make them have to live up to it?