People unclear on the subject
Was out on the Mall in DC today with Tyler, museum hopping and people watching. No really big protest crowds anywhere, but a lot of small, weird, hanger-on type protesters. You know your protest is failing when you and your 3 friends are the whole group, carrying the 150 signs you had printed up.
Some people really really really don't know how to protest though.
We saw one group with the sign "Socialism is the Alternative", and I said to them, "yes you are exactly right, thanks for reminding me that things could be worse". The sign is like an inkblot test. You can read it however you want.
Another strange one was, "Private Armies are Dangerous" to which Tyler observed "they better be"!
I really don't get this one; it's like printing A=A on a sign. Why walk around in the heat waving a tautology?
UPDATE: I guess we left too soon to go for a late lunch, because I see on the TV that there are a good amount of folks out on the mall now.