Uh, they’re not the same in any fucking way, shape or form. At all. At all. ‘This is the same as people in the Middle East overthrowing years of dictatorship,’ or is that just the last thing you saw on the news?
JON STEWART, reacting to the news media and pundits comparing the protests in Wisconsin to the anti-government protests in Egypt and Tunisia, on The Daily Show.
He is correct.
What’s even worse that the pundits is the protesters doing it. Whenever I see a sign comparing the two I just want to scream. And honestly, I should, but I am not as bold a person in real life as I am on Tumblr. This is not in any way the same fight. We gather at the Capitol under no risk to our lives. We’re defending rights we’ve already rightfully earned, not ones we’ve had taken away for years. Our fight is important, but it’s a privileged battle.
agreed. as a big advocate of the protests in Wisconsin, it saddens me that they are comparing their struggle to the struggle in the Middle East. We are lucky to be able to stand there peacefully for our cause.