‘Some Of Us Will Pretend to Die From Our Untreated Illnesses’ « The Washington Independent
Here, via Jim Newell, is a striking example of the Tea Party movement grabbing and appropriating a tactic of the anti-war movement:
On Tuesday, December 15 at 8:45 AM thousands of us will meet in Washington, DC at the fountain in Upper Senate Park. From there we will march to the Senate offices, go inside, and demonstrate our opposition to the government takeover of health care. We call this plan “Government Waiting Rooms”. The intention is to go inside the Senate offices and hallways, and play out the role of patients waiting for treatment in government controlled medical facilities. As the day goes on some of us will pretend to die from our untreated illnesses and collapse on the floor.