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San Francisco 2003

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Los Angeles 2003

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Paris 2003

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UK 2003

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London 2003

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London 2013

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Minnesota 2013

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one explanation is that activism has shifted online over the last 10 years. to bring awareness, the net can achieve similar effects.

the other explanation is that in the past the anti-war protestors were really protesting against Bush and the right wing.. and with a liberal in the white house they don't have the infrastructure or the incentive to protest.
Ten years of intensified brainwashing will tend to do that. American politics are increasingly less participatory as the years pass. You should have seen the sixties.
San Francisco 2013 AHAHAHA

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(08-30-2013 10:06 PM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]one explanation is that activism has shifted online over the last 10 years. to bring awareness, the net can achieve similar effects.

the other explanation is that in the past the anti-war protestors were really protesting against Bush and the right wing.. and with a liberal in the white house they don't have the infrastructure or the incentive to protest.

This generation of 20-somethings has obviously been stunted by a steady diet of pornography and disinformation. There's no twitch left in the body. It reminds me of the brainless fascism of the young folks in the movie Starship Troopers.
yeah.. i think a lot of people are politically disengaged.. and the others have shifted to online activism.

it's more efficient and people spend more time on the net now.

but showing up in person sends a stronger message.

I attended one in 2003 in the yay area.
(08-30-2013 10:10 PM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]San Francisco 2013 AHAHAHA

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Lol. Look at the age of the protesters. They were fed real info in their formative years.

They're a different species, albeit a dying one.
(08-30-2013 10:13 PM)EVILYOSHIDA Wrote: [ -> ]yeah.. i think a lot of people are politically disengaged.. and the others have shifted to online activism.

it's more efficient and people spend more time on the net now.

but showing up in person sends a stronger message.

I attended one in 2003 in the yay area.

Yeah, I went pretty bonkers in '03 over the impending fate of my beloved Nestorian Christianity. Got arrested a couple of times in Vancouver.

I wasn't wrong.
hahaha.

the real power in these protests is in the left wing. the right wing is a bit more inactive.

since obama is in the white house.. these protest groups probably get less funding.

also another big factor.. people really rallied hard in 2003 and achieved no result. the bush admin did not care. this demoralized the protest movement.
I guess you're right about the left having more passion, more bite. I wish more would come around to my conservative/left way of thinking. It could be a big tent someday I think.
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