[lbo-talk] Parading US militarism

Andy andy274 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 8 12:26:41 PST 2018

To be honest, between the military presence at sports events and the "thank you for your service" thing, the prospect of a parade feels like filling a gap.

On Wed, Feb 7, 2018 at 3:37 PM Marv Gandall <marvgand2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> If and when it occurs, Trump’s vainglorious military parade could provide
> a perfect opportunity for a counter peace march. But Jonathan Freedland’s
> suggestion that “…the rival procession could feature a giant effigy of
> Donald J Trump – with tiny, tiny hands” is light-minded and would do
> nothing to educate the wider US public.
> A more effective demonstration would feature antiwar veterans of the
> Vietnam, Iraq, and other wasteful and failed imperial wars holding aloft
> banners and signs illustrating that it is the poor and people of colour who
> bleed and die while pampered rich schoolboys like Bush and Trump cheer them
> on from the comforts of home.
> https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/07/trump-military-parade-would-be-despot-strongman-tactics
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