The Birmingham News
has found a bunch of pictures from the civil rights era in their attic. Check out some of the pictures they found, these images are great.
We could learn a lot from the freedom marchers, rather than continually emulating the ineffective hippie-shit of the era. Check out these pictures for example:
Now that's how you show up for a protest! If only our side showed up to protests dressed in suits or their freaking academic robes! Now not everyone is in these shots is necessarily in a 3-piece suit, but no one is dressed up like a polar bear, wearing all black, or disguised as a member of FARC. If only we could cut out the hippie crap and start showing up for our anti-Bush protests dressed like these guys, then maybe someone would listen to us (and the cops would be more reluctant to beat the crap out of us too). Although it still probably wouldn't help since the news would still only cover the jackass with the puppets or whatever.