A student blogger (on a group blog partly run by a UM student), asks an interesting question:
If anyone out there who happens to be a member of Outlaw or knows someone who is, can you tell me why the chapters throughout the American law schools have not joined forces and all signed up for JAG slots when they come to school to interview?
What happened to throwing a wrench into the machine? Wouldnt this effectively make their presence on campus useless? Every slot filled with people unable (not allowed) to join? The school would still get their funds. Sure, some people who really wanted to go to JAG would be screwed, but there are always collateral losses. Have movements become too nice?
I wonder what you have to sign in advance of one of those interviews. Also, is there any federal law that could even arguably be used to make the student regret the protest?
Of course, if the tactic is to fill up all the slots, one need not limit the protest to gay students. Pacifists, committed corporate lawyers, all could certainly smile pleasantly at the vistiting officers for 30 to 60 minutes …
It’s a perfect Alinksy tactic, although I’m afraid it also puts me in mind of Arlo Guthrie,
And the only reason I’m singin’ you the song now is ’cause you may know somebody in a similar situation.
Or you may be in a similar situation, and if you’re in a situation like that, there’s only one thing you can do:
Walk into the shrink wherever you are, just walk in, say, “Shrink, . . . you can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant”, and walk out.
You know, if one person, just one person, does it, they may think he’s really sick and they won’t take him.
And if two people do it, in harmony, they may think they’re both faggots and they won’t take either of them.
And if three people do it! Can you imagine three people walkin’ in, singin’ a bar of “Alice’s Restaurant” and walkin’ out? They may think it’s an organization!
And can you imagine fifty people a day? I said FIFTY people a day . . . walkin’ in, singin’ a bar of “Alice’s Restaurant” and walkin’ out? Friends, they may think it’s a MOVEMENT
So maybe some four part harmony and feeling is all they’d need?