too many voices
I went out for a bit and when I came back the protest had formed into the planned march to the White House.
If today is any indication of the future of the anti-everything movement, I take back everything I said about 2004 being a repeat of 1968.
These people have no passion, no drive. Their chants are lame and their "march" looks like a stroll through DisneyWorld. At least 10% of the marchers are chatting away on their cell phones. About 80% look bored out of their minds.
Below is a photo of what a protest against the Vietnam war looked like. It makes today's gathering look like a Girl Scout meeting.
[click for bigger image: Photo from the University of Texas collection]
Of course, the people in this photo were protesting one thing and one thing only - the American presence in Vietnam. There weren't forty different movements going on at one rally. They had one voice that spoke together and that's what today's protesters are lacking. As long as they are not a cohesive group, there is nothing to fear from them. Too many voices spoil the demonstration.