Saturday, September 24, 2005


The World Can't Wait... Well, maybe a little...

New Orleans Indymedia (which I still would have thought had better things to do) is reporting on a group calling itself World Can't Wait.

Apparently, the "World Can't Wait" to "drive out the Bush regime".

Well, not exactly. In fact, the world can wait until 2 November 2005. That's when, according to the website:
on November 2, the first anniversary of Bush’s “re-election”, we will take the first major step in this by organizing a truly massive day of resistance all over this country. People everywhere will walk out of school, they will take off work, they will come to the downtowns and town squares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to JOIN US. They will repudiate this criminal regime, making a powerful statement: “NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!

November 2 must be a massive and public proclamation that WE REFUSE TO BE RULED IN THIS WAY. November 2 must call out to the tens of millions more who are now agonizing and disgusted. November 2 will be the beginning – a giant first step in forcing Bush to step down, and a powerful announcement that we will not stop until he does so – and it will join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.
In other words, they're going to march and probably break stuff. I'm sure that'll show everyone!
I'm also unsure who exactly they mean when they refer to "people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped". Saddam? Or Osama?

Whilst the page insists:"Starting now, the city starts buzzing" it's altogether unclear what exactly is planned. The "Mobilize" page is calling for ideas to be discussed at the "National Organizers Meeting in NYC" (three weeks ago actually) and otherwise makes vague references to a whole lot of students walking out of class (as if that ever required a worthwhile excuse).

The "Frequently Asked Questions" page also lists nothing more than "Coming soon". I guess the world will have to wait after all!

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