Let’s identify the enemy correctly. In a democracy, the enemy is cynicism. All enemies of democracy want you to be cynical about whether you can affect anything your government does. Cynicism is deeply anti-democratic. Even on a day where we gathered by tens or hundreds of thousands to tell our political leaders they must stop the madness and they are deaf. On such a day, especially, cynicism is the enemy.
CNN’s (pathetic) coverage of yesterday’s large visit to Washington, DC by antiwar lobbyists (why are we protesters but Halliburton’s pro-war profiteers are lobbyists?) lasted a few hours on its front page. It was shortly replaced by the more usual news of the day: Bombs at Baghdad market kill 15; 7 U.S. troops die.
So we also return to the main subject. Our Guernica: