Protests everywhere because Prop 8—or, as the clever teh-gayz put it, Prop H8—passed.
Still protests, after all these weeks.
Join The Impact organized protests nationally to happen on November 15, just Seven! Short! Days! after the election. Huge Sucess!
In that amount of time they even manage to get out a quite clever (these gays, I tell ya) poster:
Though you can tell it was a rush job—or at least I hope it was a rush job (“Philidelphia”?). Still, look at the industry in all that.
One week and a gazillion people across the country get their protest on.
And in the post-mortem, ironically they keep reanimating the dead.
Which “dead”? HRC and EQCA. They keep going after them and bitching about what they did wrong.
It’s their fault, 100% that Prop 8 passed. Their fault and not religious bigotry’s fault. Not voter’s faults. Not the Roman Church’s fault. Sorry, I just don’t buy it. I don’t think HRC and EQCA can go up against the Catholics. No political ad is as powerful as the Pope.
But hey, the self same people who managed to bring “Philidelphia” and so many other American cities into line and out there protesting within days of the election still sit around with their thumbs up their asses and bitch about how they were “shut out” of participating in HRC’s and EQCA’s “No on 8” efforts.
What a cop out.
Seriously, Amy Balliett, shut the fuck up and stop whining. And Rolling Stone? Where have YOU been in all this? Are you begging on off some kind of journalistic “we only report the news” bullshit? You’re involved right now. You’re stepping in and pointing fingers yourself. And your source? This “unnamed Democratic consultant who operates at the highest level of California politics?” He or she is obviously a slimeball. Someone didn’t pay him or her and obviously that person doesn’t take a dump on behalf of anyone else without getting paid for it.
Where were all these so called great grass roots organizers during the campaign season? Why did they just sit back and do nothing? And why are they so busy now organizing impotent protests and expending so much energy blaming the failings of those who did do something (however bad)?
And this one from the Advocate…this is my favorite:
Both poles of the gay rights movement, from grassroots activists to polished politicos, complain that they were shut out of No on 8’s decision-making process from the start.
Let me remind you of the very definition of “grass roots”:
A grassroots movement (often referenced in the context of a political movement) is one driven by the constituents of a community. The term implies that the creation of the movement and the group supporting it is natural and spontaneous, highlighting the differences between this and a movement that is orchestrated by traditional power structures.
So why didn’t all these “grass roots” groups go out and be grass roots organizations?
Did HRC and EQCA spend their limited (because there was an organized effort to STARVE HRC of funding early in the campaign season for their decision to support federal legislation which had removed transgendered persons from its language) funds on actively thwarting external efforts to stop Prop 8?
Amy Balliett? Did they?
She was quoted after the election as saying “We need to mobilize now!”
No, Amy, we needed to mobilize in June.