I have to say, I am overwhelmed by the number of pickets that took place all over the world, and as far as I can tell, they were peaceful and took place without incident.
I believe that credit should be given where credit is due. This would not have happened without the huge amount of effort put forward by these kids in the group Anonymous. They had flyers, they had signs, they had music, they had megaphones, they had NUMBERS. The leaders kept people moving, had people pick up trash, etc.
I was reading some of the media reports, and the truth of the matter is THEY SHOWED UP IN HUGE NUMBERS.
I say we should thank them.
Some of you may remember that two summers ago I tried being a cheer leader for 'The summer of the picket,' and frankly, it tanked. Some of you really stepped up to the plate, and you should be commended. But let's face it, it was a small number, for various reasons.
Now, these guys got organized AROUND THE WORLD within a matter of days. They had a central source for information, they contacted people like Tory for advice, they read up and they educated themselves, and they showed up.
Some would say that the masks were a bad idea. I thought it was funny and drew attention. They're kids. It's not going to be like their mother's pickets. They did it their way. I agree that the word 'hate' should not have been used, but this hardly diminishes the huge achievement.
Anyway, I would personally like to say Thanks and Good Job.