What’s in a gesture? | SummitDaily.com

What’s in a gesture?

Jack SteiskalBreckenridge

Re: Criticism of Vicki Cook’s letter written by Monte LowranceSomehow Monte Lowrance believes their anti-war peacenik group of defeatists deserves better treatment for protesting the war in Iraq. I do however agree that the obscenities and half of the peace sign hand gestures are inappropriate. His asking for civility suggests those critical should be more polite. This request brings up a double standard on his part.Monte calls President Bush a cowboy puppet, the idiot in the White House and Vice President Cheney and other cabinet members war profiteers. He also infers that those folks who disagree with this irrational retreat and withdraw policy are “ignorant, stupid and stubborn.” He then has the gall to suggest that dissenters simply drive bye and respectfully give them a thumbs down. I contend they are not worthy of this consideration.I remember a gesture from my youth – not politically correct today I’m sure. One pointed with a forefinger at the side of his or her own head, then made circular motions with that finger until the recipient of the gesture acknowledged their flawed thinking. Let’s do it!

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