I must protest (though you probably won’t hear about it)

Oppressed by your corrupt, immoral, lying government? Angered by intolerance, prejudice and hostile legislators? Then take it to the streets where your passion and cause can be covered by the media for all the world to see!

As long as it’s the right (or left) passion and cause, of course.

In the days where people riot in France to protest work rules for jobs they can’t get in the first place and illegal aliens in the U.S. rally to be treated like the citizens they aren’t, others are left to suffer and protest in relative silence. As MacStansbury points out:

While you were at the rally for illegals, here’s some other things you missed out on, some other stuff you could be protesting:

There was a pro-freedom of expression rally in London. In a country with a constantly growing Islamic population, this was a demonstration of a disparate group of people who were united in the idea that a cartoon is no reason to set a city on fire.

Speaking of cities on fire, “Protesters confront police at Belarus rally.” A line stolen from Gateway Pundit: I believe they are talking about these protesters here. Publius Pundit has the full story of the people resisting a hardline government, and being attacked, physically, for it.

Speaking of getting the full story, see that picture over there? Freedom Folks was the first to point out the Minutemen who were attacked at an Indiana protest. I can understand how you would miss this one, since it was a mutual fight. Right?

Not according to the pictures. More rant-y goodness from our in-house ranter.

While the big money coverage was in LA, somehow everybody glossed over another rally of 25,000 Christian youth in San Francisco. Maybe you missed it because, in the words of Mark Leno (D-San Francisco), “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco.”

And, finally, you probably never head about Guillermo Fariñas Hernandez. No, you haven’t heard about him. It’s too painful to hear. He is a man, starving himself for freedom.

Where he protesting the Evil Capitalist Bush Adminstration™, he’d be on the cover of every magazine, every newscast. But he isn’t calling for the troops out of Iraq. No, he is voluntarily starving himself for freedom…in Cuba.

If Mark Leno were a conservative politician in a major city in a red state and his “they’re loud, they’re obnoxious, they’re disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco” statement had been about illegal aliens instead of about a Christian group (Ron Luce’s “Battle Cry for a Generation”) the story would lead the news for days and probably lead to further protests.
Or not. Perhaps Leno, if he was a conservative, would merely be dismissed as a harmless, lone flake? (And wouldn’t it be fun to hear a group take up a chant such as, “We’re Loud. We’re Obnoxious! We’re in your Face!”) Oh, but wait a minute, Leno is an official in San Francisco, the same city where the city’s Board of Supervisors offered an official resolution condeming the Christian rally, describing it as an “act of provocation,” intended to “negatively influence the politics of America’s most tolerant and progressive city.”

Where is the outrage? Where are the two-minute TV news segments from the sober-faced blow-dry-flies on “The New Intolerance”? Instead, you heard nearly nothing outside of a pretty even-handed article in the San Francisco Chronicle. It’s an illuminating read, with photos that portray an interesting contrast between the “Battle Cry” protesters and counter-protesters.

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