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Monday, March 17, 2003

Shut down the 'shut down' movement.

Some antiwar activists are condemning plans by radicals to engage in widespread civil disobedience when war starts. Justin Raimondo writes:

In nominating themselves for sainthood, the direct-actionists are acting out their personal fantasies on the political stage. In their little morality play they are the stars, moral paragons who, by the sheer power of their goodness and bravery, will shut down the war machine. "Shut it down!" is their slogan, and they mean the whole country.

Far from stopping the war, he writes, this approach will simply alienate almost everybody from the antiwar movement. It's a tantrum, not a long-term antiwar strategy.

Copyright © 2003 by Philocrites | Posted 17 March 2003 at 12:26 PM

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