This was an extraordinary turnout for Pueblo. It was obvious that women, men and youngsters felt strongly about supporting this important cause , indicated by the numbers that showed up, to help spread the love and the message of solidarity for equal rights and equal treatment of everyone on the planet.
It’s always great to get the ‘V’ out on the streets, especially for a cause about equality. But, alas it appears that sometimes our message can be too big for some even if we’re fighting the same battle. Perhaps it’s the 31 ft. of “WikiLeaks” or the “Top Secret”, or “Information Task Force” on side, that intimidates those with whom you’ve aligned to fight injustice. You’d think with all the revolutionaries on the other side of the ‘V’ it would have been a perfect fit for a march about equality. After all, those faces adorned on the ‘V’ fought for civil rights and the equality of people, but yet we were sent off and told, “no vehicles allowed inside the coned area.” So instead of being an active part of the protest like those who were allowed canopies and tents with their message, we had to park outside and “out of the way” sadly. It kind of reminded us of a GMO protest where we were told not to come because only signs of approx. 2 ft sq were being allowed. In this climate of overreaching laws and rules and people finally standing up to injustice and inequality I say bring every bit of arsenal you have to get the message across because it’s going to be huge battle to get our message heard. We are in the fight together, so let’s not fight each other and set limitations on how to protest. Let’s just all be happy for those that showed up and find a way to be a cohesive team.
No matter what, who, or how we choose to make our protest… we showed up, eager to stand tall. Until we get to a point where all of us are tolerant and accepting of each other it’s going to be a struggle to ask others to do so. The change starts with each of us. Pueblo is a very clique town and it’s definitely about who you know and hang with, that you get anywhere in this town. Some of us want to see change and we need to start with ourselves. On that note KOYC Radio was covering the march/rally and these are all the great folks who made this event!