REGARDING CURRENT PROTESTS against the never-ending war in the Middle East, I remember the anti-Vietnam War demonstrations waaaaaay back the late 1960s and early ’70s, comedian-turned-activist Dick Gregory praised the demonstrators but said that they would have little effect on Nixon and Kissinger’s attitudes or on American policy.
Gregory said (and this is from memory) that if we REALLY want to make a change in US policy, we had to do it with how we spent our spent our money.
He said that if only 10% of Americans refused to buy a Coca Cola or to a McDonalds for one week, Coca Cola and McDonalds would see that the war ended the following week.
Well, we didn’t do it for that cause and we won’t do it for this cause . . .