David Carr has a wickedly funny evisceration of the London protests over the Bush/Blair summit over at Libertarian Samizdata. He even took some pictures that shows just how nutty these people are. A sample:
At least there was the customary hotch-potch of causes and grievances to be relied upon. Socialist Workers, Young Socialist Workers, Old Socialist Workers, Retired Socialist Workers, Communist Revolutionaries, Trade Unionists, Enviro-mentalists, Gay Rights, Animal Rights, Anarchist Rights, a whole slew of ageing CND veterans, a mere smattering of Islamic banners and one po-faced old duffer demanding ‘Subsidies For The Arts Now!’. No, this was pretty much a whitebread event. Or, more accurately, a redbread event. It was if the Guardian has disgorged the contents of its subscription database onto the streets of London.
It gets better from there. The London protests are another set of mindless sloganeering made by people whose worldview is shaped by a steady diet of Chomskyite drivel and haven’t read a single paper without the terms “Workers” or “Socialist” in the title. It’s hard to paint yourself as some expert on world affairs when you have to dress up like a clown to be heard.