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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tired boomer tactics...

But to drag out a bunch of comfortable-looking white people standing in the streets, in no personal danger, to oppose a war? Millions did it around the world before we invaded Iraq. Did it prevent this war? No. Today's antiwar demos are more like today’s gay pride parades: not enough is being risked to make the news media or the establishment pay attention. Marching is predictable. It’s not a new or surprising enough tactic to shake up the pundits.

"Boomers, the 60s, Street Demos, and Mea Culpa
TPM Cafe

When it comes to risk-free, empty, symbolic boomer protests, nothing beats the
Chilean Wine Boycott ...

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