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The stupid, it burns
The sound you just heard was my head exploding.

The stupid...

EDIT: kadath found the original photographer's post.

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duane_kc From: duane_kc Date: April 12th, 2008 11:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-George Santayana
robotech_master From: robotech_master Date: April 12th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
A friend pointed out it's possible this person is intentionally subverting the protest. I don't know how likely, but possible.

Though I suppose he could have been saying that just to try to cling desperately to one last shred of faith in humanity.
reme From: reme Date: April 12th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
i can't help but think it must be a joke... i mean, it IS a joke, isn't it? oogh.
weaktwos From: weaktwos Date: April 12th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Ouch.
akira_hojo76 From: akira_hojo76 Date: April 12th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
LULZ! Which goes to show the level of intelligence of people who do not do their research.
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: April 12th, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You know, this IS the San Francisco protest. San Francisco has lots of smart people. People keep saying that it's somebody dumb, but I suspect it's somebody being very very clever...

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z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 12th, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
San Francisco has lots of smart people.

This is a common belief, real-life support for which I found pretty much nowhere during my 18 months in the Bay Area.

I mean, this is an area where, as recently as 1997, there was still a company that thought mass-marketing unpasteurized fruit juice was a good idea.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 12th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yes - but I lived there too and I know there are also a lot of very, very sincere stupid people in the Bay Area as well. See also the recent The Daily Show report on the protests against the Marine recruiting station in Berkeley and some of the absolutely ridiculous statements made on-camera by protesters being completely sincere and just Not Getting It.

They mean well, but lack clue.
charmingmuse From: charmingmuse Date: April 12th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
::facepalm::

It does bring up an excellent point. We did. Would we do it again? Of course not, knowing what we do now.
earthdog From: earthdog Date: April 12th, 2008 08:51 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
They are talking about the 1940's Nazis
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 12th, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Yeah, not the cute, cuddly 1930's Nazis. :-)
z_gryphon From: z_gryphon Date: April 12th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
WOULD WE, IN FACT, HAVE HAD ANY SAY AT ALL OVER WHO HOSTS THE OLYMPICS?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: April 12th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
ARG... Now I'm picturing the protester like the 'curious' GLaDOS module. "Oh, you're the nice lady from the experiments."
janscottfrazier From: janscottfrazier Date: April 13th, 2008 09:42 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
It does seem like a stupid joke. Got to bring the Nazis into everything... China is not Nazi Germany.
Still, when it comes to mass murder China has the Nazis (and everybody else except Stalin) beat: 500,000 killed in the Cultural Revolution (many tortured to death) and they have killed over a million Tibetans. In Mao's regime alone 40,000,000 people died. That was then and this is now but they still have public executions on the street and infanticide of girls is still common. It's a different world there and life is worth less. As they integrate more and more with the world that will all change.
I don't care about the Olympics. :)
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