In a textbook example of how ridiculous fringe elements of either end of the political spectrum are I offer up the anti-war movement.
From the get go it was really nothing but a bunch of hippies trying to reignite the passions they had in the late sixties. They had everything they needed. War and a GOP President. The latter being far and away the most important thing. That’s what makes the anti-war movement so pathetic.
There are those that point to the anti-war movement of the early 2000’s as America at it’s best. I’m not one of those people. The anti-war movement as with most anti- anything movements in the USA are amateur hour stuff. They almost always consist of a mix mash of elements that individually couldn’t tie a shoe,collectively though,they get on the news and give the majority either fits of anger or belly hurting laughter.In the end they prove ineffective with but perhaps one mark in the victory column throughout our history.
One of the phoniest aspects of the anti-war movement is how they are anti-GOP and anti-America more than war itself. With Obama in office and the Dems flailing in the majority in Congress the AWM can’t be relied on to camp out on a Chicago street corner bitching to the Prez about dead sons.The fact that the AWM has amongst it ranks those more devoted to socialism than America is also a reason for their silence. They have the economy,immigration and health care to rant about,who really cares about something that when you get right down to it only effects no more than 2% of the population,a % that they don’t care about anyway.
- Anti-war groups battle for survival (politico.com)