What struck me about the Saturday march was how irrelevant it all was. There were many references to the civil rights era, but the main battles there were, fortunately, won a long time ago.
One sign of that is that the Monday protestors, rather than accept the verdicts, as happens in real civil disobedience, are fighting them tooth and nail.
Civil War re-enactors fight the battles of the past. So to the “Moral” protestors. They’re fighting the battles of the Sixties. Too bad. There are real problems that need to be addressed. These ginned-up rallies just divert energy from the actual struggles of people today.
One sign of that: after a lot of huffing and puffing, the march drew a few thousand people. I’d estimate the crowd at one-tenth of the 80,000 to 100,000 the march organizers claim. If their complaints had much merit, maybe more people would have showed up.
Till that changes, the Monday crowd will be stuck in the past, complaining about minor issues.
So to the “Moral” protestors. – I think you meant do not to.
Welcome Alan/ML. I had missed your trolling at the Policy Watch!