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Women and Their Banner

Toward the end of today’s Impromptus, I have a note on Lyndon LaRouche and his followers. I saw a few of them (the followers) on the streets of New York the other day. Hadn’t seen them in ages.

Yesterday, after I filed my column, I saw some ladies on the steps of the New York Public Library (main branch). They were holding a banner that said, “Women in Black Against War.” They were looking very pleased with themselves. I recognized these women instantly: They were the kind who were prominent in the Ann Arbor of my youth.

I’d like to make a couple of points. First, I thought that pink was the color of the anti-war sisterhood. Maybe the color was thought to be discriminatory, somehow?

Second, I wondered, “At whom is this banner aimed?” The answer, I imagine, is George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Texas — perhaps even Barack Obama, with his (our) drones. That’s the way it usually is, with anti-war protesters.

The people they need to be speaking to are ISIS, Supreme Leader Khamenei, Kim Jong-un, et al. They tend to be unimpressed by ladies in black, or pink, who are against war.

And what sane or decent person is not against war? It’s just that some are willing to take up arms against barbarism and aggression, and some are not. (I wrote an entire book on this subject, in a way.)

Someday, I’d like to pass a library and see ladies holding a sign that says, “Women Against Tyranny and Dictatorship.” If you encounter such a scene, please let me know.

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