Saturday, March 17, 2007

War, hmm, what is it good for?

I was at the Iraq War protest today, not because I'm civic minded, but because a professor paid me to hand out surveys. I'm not sure the questionaire will capture the eccentric nature of this crowd, so here's my unscientific analysis:

30% nice old '60s era hippies.
30% eerily silent but angry middle aged types.
30% Ewoks.
10% mentally deranged.

I gotta tell you, it didn't help firm up my anti-war sentiment. In the language of Adam Smith, there was no fellow-feeling there. Also, hardly any blacks. The one black guy I randomly selected marked himself down as white.

4 comments:

nobody said...

My theory is that most people at protests are at least a little bit mentally unstable. They show up to blow off steam and/or to give their otherwise boring lives meaning. Call me cynical.

nobody said...

My theory is that most people at protests are at least a little bit mentally unstable. They show up to blow off steam and/or to give their otherwise boring lives meaning. Call me cynical.

nobody said...

My theory is that most people at protests are at least a little bit mentally unstable. They show up to blow off steam and/or to give their otherwise boring lives meaning. Call me cynical.
(Why won't blogger let me sign in? I don't want to be anonymous. This is Matthew Vadum at vadum at yahoo.com, by the way?)

Joanna said...

It's a gimic that doesn't get much play anymore, either (protests/rallies). I noticed there wasn't much media on it.

I've always wanted to see Ewoks! I'm jealous.