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Monday, November 8, 2010

Can you tell the difference?

Guy Davis pointed this out the other day: at left wing protests, you tend to see a preponderance of professionally made signs which are mass produced and handed out to marchers who are often bused in by union organizers and their like.

At Tea Party rallies, most of the placards you see are homemade.

What does this say about which side is the grass roots movement (and which is the Astroturf)? What does it say about which side has people who can think for themselves?


Anonymous said...

To add to the photo collection, here's a video of some nice young people from across the pond with very signs.

John Craig said...

Guy --
Couldn't get the picture for some reason but did read the caption. Somehow it seemed more noble back when students were protesting the Viet Nam War rather than their own tuition increases.

John Craig said...

PS --Just got it, actually. There's another crucial difference between liberal and conservative demonstrations: the left wing ones are far more likely to erupt into vandalism.

Anonymous said...

I've read a few articles stating that left wing protests leave a lot of trash and debris behind but Tea Party protests have left very little trash / debris. Another difference.

- Ed

John Craig said...

Ed --
Yes, I've heard that too. In fact I heard that after the Obama inauguration there was garbage strewn all over the place.