Chicago: Immigration march could draw 300,000 people
Orlando. Boycott, and human chain
And many, many more.
Politicians are dumbfounded by this. Millions are in the streets demanding equality and respect. D.C., much as they’d like to, can no longer evade the issue, as it has become front page nationwide. They can’t control it either. It didn’t come from manipulations by lobbyists, think tanks, and Congress, it wasn’t planned by them as another PR media hype. Instead, it roared out of the grassroots, from, by, and for the people.
Mainstream media is mostly clueless too. They’re looking at it from the outside. As well as doing their usual job of trying to create splits in the movement. They don’t understand it. It’s the birth of a new civil rights movement. That’s what we’re seeing. This is no transitory event.
The liberal and progressive blogosphere is mostly missing in action again. Just like they’ve been for the antiwar movement. Too busy faxing their Congresscritters and trying to raise the dead corpse of the Democratic Party, I guess.
Meanwhile, millions of immigrants and their supporters just showed them what to do. People in the streets. The immigrant rights movement, in just 2 months, has forced Congress to heed them. Now that’s real political power.
May 1 should be quite extraordinary.