Peace Creep Payback
BigWig daydreams about a little payback for the annoying fools who jammed Senate phone lines in a time of war:
Suppose for a moment that war supporters just spontaneously decide to call Lynn Erskine, the listed contact for Win Without War, at her phone number, which by the way is 202-478-3429, to let Lynn know how they felt about the war, or left her a voice mail detailing their views on tying up Washington’s phone lines during a time of crisis? How many calls do you think it would take before that number was rendered useless for the purpose of organizing the next protest?
How many voice mails, (long, polite ones, mind you, because war supporters are a genteel, reasonable and extremely slow talking folk when it comes to leaving voice mails), do you think Win Without War would wade through in order to hear ones more supportive of their cause? How many voice mails before someone reaches the tipping point and decides to just hit the delete button until all the messages are gone?
Would that tipping point be higher or lower for Not In Our Name, if war supporters also called their national office, at 212-969-8058.
Is either tipping point the same as the one after which spokesmen for those groups would use the phrase “suppression of dissent” when speaking to NPR about said phone calls?