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Friday, September 27, 2002
Till now I haven't done any posts on today's protests in Washington D.C. because I don't have anything interesting to say about them and readers of this blog probably already knew about them. But I can't help but laugh at this entry by American Prospect's Tapped which suggests that the protesters focus "not in the street, but in the voting booth."
Say what you will about anarachists, anti-capitalists and anti-war activists but don't pretend that their concerns are addressed by either the Democrats or the Republicans. And given American Prospect's party line about Ralph Nader's 2000 presidential campaign, it is clear they don't think third parties are an acceptable alternative. So their message to protesters amounts to go and support people you don't agree with on what you believe are the key issues.
Democracy can be an odd thing.