Thursday, August 11, 2005
It's a Movement
William Rivers Pitt is keeping vigil with Cindy Sheehan outside the Prairie Chickenhawk, er, Prairie Chapel. His last post for today is:
The sun is finally beginning to set behind a small line of trees, and the crowd has begun to thin out. The official count for today's gathering was 705, not counting press. Given the fact that we are in a drainage ditch by the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, that is a great number. It will grow tomorrow again.Which brings back memories:
You know, if one person, just one person does it they may think he's really sick and they won't take him. And if two people, two people do it, in harmony, they may think they're both faggots and they won't take either of them. And three people do it, three, can you imagine, three people walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. They may think it's an organization. And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people a day walking in singing a bar of Alice's Restaurant and walking out. And friends they may think it's a movement. And that's what it is, the Alice's Restaurant Anti-Massacre Movement, and all you got to do to join is sing it the next time it comes around.I bet a lot of the people keeping vigil with Cindy Sheehan know "Alice's Restaurant." It'd be a beautiful thing for them to serenade the Busheviks driving by on their way to the fundraiser on Friday.
Readers can, too. Just be sure to set it to Arlo, rather than to the webmaster, Dave Downing
Also, you can see where Alice lived at The Guthrie Center
"Walk right in, it's around the back/'bout a half a mile from the railroad tracks/Yew kin git ennythin' yew woont/at Alice's Restaurant!"
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