There are several types of blogs. Some, much like ‘old-style newspaper’ editorials, present views and thoughts. Others, much like ‘old-style newspapers’ themselves, bring you a collection of posts from other places by giving a little intro with a link. There are other types of blogs, but this combination is usually quite effective in spreading news and ideas through the blogosphere.
I like to think of the two types I described above as ‘articles’ and ‘newspapers’ – in the old fashioned ‘way’. (In my own mind, I call the blogs who specialize in providing links to interesting places ‘blinks’ – ‘blogs+links’.) And people learn which is which, and come to these sites with specific expectations.
Usually, I leave the ‘blinking’ to others much better at it than I….but when I came across this at Dime-a-Dozen, I didn’t quite know what to think…..
Some random photos found on Flickr from a protest in 2006 – recognize the woman at the top? Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party. This is from the notorious anti-Israel/pro-Hezbollah rally in Toronto during the Lebanon War. Scroll below to see why that rally was notorious.
This appearance of hers likely slipped under the radar as no one knew who she was back then. We know who she is now, so doesn’t she have some explaining to do?
The sign reads: ‘Down with Zionism, USA, UK’
The fellow in the turban is Hassan Nasrallah, head of Hezbollah. The flag of Hezbollah is obscured by the kid with the keffiyah headband.
The t-shirts read “Hezbollah”
I still don’t know what to think: Elisabeth May, the leader of a ‘national party’ in Canada – and who had gained herself a spot at the ‘nationla leaders’ debate’ as such – featured speaking at a pro-Hezbollah rally???
By the way – did you know that green is the sacred colour of Islam? Talk about a ‘hidden agenda’….