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.
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.