Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
March 28, 2004
WAR: Straight From The Horse's . . .

If you haven't already, you need to check out Smash's account from last week (here, here and here) of his attendance at an anti-war rally and his interview with one of the speakers. Unbelievable. There's only so much effort you need to expend on these people, but it's always enlightening to see what makes them tick. As Lileks put it:

These people are the fringe of the left; yes. They are the Klan with out the sheets. Worse: they don't have the inbred moonshine-addled mah-pappy-hated-nigras-an-I-hate-'em-too dense-as-a-neutron-star stupidity of your average Kluxer. They didn't come to this level of stupidity naturally. They had to work at it. I'm sure you'll find in these pictures people who have cool jobs in San Francisco, people who get grants, write code, run the coffee-frother at a funky bookstore, and have no problem marching alongside someone who spells Israel with swastika instead of an S.

You can see an effective parody of this mindset in Frank J's Universal Democratic Underground thread, which -- if you've spent much time at the comment boards of the big left-wing sites -- is pretty dead-on accurate.

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