August 31, 2004

Republican Convention

Can someone explain to me the protesters of the convention? I just really don't get it. The Convention's part of politics and part of democracy as we know it, no? Are these people protesting democracy? I scratch my head at them. Can't they save their hard-or-not-so-hard-earned dollars to protest more worthy event if those protest needs are unfulfilled?


Posted by hln at August 31, 2004 02:19 PM | Politics | TrackBack

They're protesting the parties, not the events. In the case of the RNC, a good number are also there to protest the Bush administration and its policies.

Of course, a fair count are there rather to protest "the establishment." You know, the anarchists and their ilk (who are often anarchists at some level, but unwilling to label themselves as such.) I think it could fairly be said that these folks are, indeed, protesting democracy. Or, at least our republic. I haven't quite figured out what their goals are.

Posted by: hans at August 31, 2004 02:56 PM

I understand all of that and figured as much, but that doesn't mean I get it.


Posted by: hln at August 31, 2004 05:58 PM

Stilts and a giant Uncle Sam costume are an investment that you've got to use. The more protests you attend in them, the lower your Cost Per Silly Incident (CPSI).

I think you get a tax break for a lower CPSI, but I could be wrong. Something about amortization schedules for political apparel, I think.

Posted by: Brian J. at August 31, 2004 08:33 PM

There are a lot of people who are very upset with the policies of the Bush administration. They're protesting as a way of telling the attendees of the RNC (and the rest of us) that the country is run the best when all sides of an issue are considered. The general belief is that this isn't happening with the current administration. And thus, lopsided policies.

Lopsided in either direction, left or right, is not good policy.

Posted by: Joe at August 31, 2004 10:04 PM