4-20 protest, dood!

April 21, 2002

Radley Balko of The Agitator, wirtes a hilarious account of his day surrounded by cluelessness at the anti-capitalism protests in DC

The original plan was to do some demonstrating ourselves, to work our way in, then hopefully have some humorous stories to tell about the twisted logic, misplaced anger, and market ignorance of the militant left. When we got to the site, we realized we wouldn't even be able to fake it. The stupidity was so overwhelming, the activism so empty and boneheaded, we were awed to silence.

I think it's great that these protestors want to support human rights and social justice, but Starbucks is not the enemy. Globalization brings economic development to areas that wouldn't otherwise have it. I wonder how many protestors have actually taken an economics class?

Posted by Andrew Raff at April 21, 2002 01:09 PM