Friday, November 04, 2005

Fake Summit Protest

Just watch how much coverage the protestors in Argentina get as Bush visits the Summit of the America's. It's apparently well known that many protest organizers parachute in from all over the world to make sure they have a nice turnout and have good photo opps. Not only does the outside renta-mob organizers make this fake but you see no real message, no gripe or coherent call for action related to Bush, or the US anyway. Take for example Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who led thousands of protestors saying Bush a "fascist" and a "terrorist." Also leading protests was Evo Morales, the Socialist, and Indian, front-runner in the Bolivian presidential election set for next month. And Argentina's Adolfo Perez Esquivel, a human rights activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1980. The leftist crowd wore t-shirts saying "Stop Bush," or had portraits of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Examples of great freedom loving men. A few sporting the portrait of Osama bin Laden were also spotted. This was reported by Agencia EFE.

The US press, I'm sure, will use many of the images from Argentina in countless stories where the story will also include words like "at a time when Bush's poll numbers are at an all time low....". And they will call it anti-free trade and globalization protests and they will show an abundance of anti-Bush visuals. Unlikely they will show Guevara, Castro or bin Laden supporters were in force!

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