A Patriotic Commemorative Photographic Tribute...
Still Uniting Not Dividing!...From Sea to Shining Sea!...And Beyond!
By Brad Friedman on 1/21/2005, 2:32am PT  

UPDATE: Thanks to all of those who have linked to the following photo essay.

Late last night, I was remembering having watched the scenes of protesters during the first inaugural parade in Fahrenheit 9/11. As I watched those scenes I had thought to myself, "I can't believe I had no idea that such protests had even occurred that day!" And I had watched virtually all of the "wall-to-wall coverage" of the inaugural back in 2001!

The Mainstream Media failed us then, and I have since learned well how they are failing us now.

It would be a travesty for people to remain similarly unaware of the hundreds of thousands who spoke out yesterday against a failed President who had to cheat to "win" and whose claims of having received a "mandate" are as arrogantly fallacious as having claimed to have been "a uniter, not a divider". So, though it took quite a while very late at night to collect the following, I was girded in the process by remembering the importance for all of us now to "Be the Media". It must be done.

To that end, you too must do your part. The wingnut cabal preys on ignorance. Don't allow that to happen. Pass the link to these photos around. Hitting the "Send it to someone!" button is a convenient way to do your part. Don't be fooled. It's up to nobody but us at this point. - BF

WASHINGTON D.C.


{ed. Note: That's pepper spray, not water}

MIAMI

PROVIDENCE

ATLANTA

LOUISVILLE

LITTLE ROCK

PORTLAND

SACRAMENTO

SAN FRANCISCO

LOS ANGELES

The Whole World Celebrated Freedom!...

MANILA, PHILIPPINES

TOKYO, JAPAN

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

LONDON, ENGLAND

May God Bless, America. Please?

All photos (c) AP & Reuters

UPDATE: For a rather brilliant (and hysterical) video take on the day's events, click here! You won't be sorry!