Reason.TV: What Happened to the Antiwar Movement?


Samarami's picture

Two things, interconnected, have happened:

1) A larger percentage of individuals classified as "young voters" are better informed and see the futility of protests: "Our time would be better spent protesting foxes to quit eating chickens..." The advent of the "Ron Paul" movement and it's ancillary groups is an example. These are the people who still see "government" as providing a socially useful purpose if "we" can just elect a higher class of shysters.

2) More and more (present writer included) look at "protests" to employees of state (of wars or anything else) as only serving to augment legitimacy to the empire. The leopard cannot change its spots. Justice ain't.