Far left types like to cling to a myth of the popular antiwar protestor. They claim American political classes manipulate the country into wars that are not in their interest. What is on display is the disconnect between leftist fantasies and reality.
The actual peace protests are led by Communists who have created a plethora of fake groups to hide their identity. ANSWER, UPJ and Code Pink are just some of these groups that are created to dupe the American people into serving communist objectives. I have been to many so called Peace Protests and what Pseudostine, KFC, housing and Mummia have to do with the Iraq war probably require drugs to comprehend.
The actual protesters did not know who these groups were and were mortified when they found out about Communist leadership. Commies try to exploit these numbers to inflate their delusions about their popularity. Many of these people were angry at communists for their dishonesty and exploitation.
The garbage about political classes is mindless far left claptrap for we are 1% of the population and get nowhere outside of University gulags and elite media. America does indeed have an entrentched political class and it is the far left types who are exponentially over represented in higher ed where amazingly Alan Dershowitz has been called a conservative based solely on his support for Israel. Obviously his decades of Civil Liberterian work goes over the collective minds of the far left bobble heads.
The actual tragedy of those who seek peace is that allowing commies to lead them has hurt their cause. When a Rob Bayn or Jams ODonnel disagrees with the war it is a far different dissent from an unhinged John Brown/LWB or Renegade Eye. Honest dissent starts from the premise that there is a problem with terrorism, but this is not the best policy. However, this is not what one sees at peace protests.
The far left also clings to the myth that they are now greens, anarchists or Trotskyites depending on levels of moral decay. Anarchists are clowns and even dog packs have leaders. Try to get anarchists to explain how roads, hospitals and schools appear out of thin air without tax bases for fun. They are also great for being served up Old Yeller style when Commies consolidate power. Unlike lab rats anarchists never learn from this experience. This label is also used by actual commies to conceal their identity. Trotskyites live in a fantasy world where all the evils of Communism are lumped onto Stalin, Mao or anyone who fails. They leave out the part about the crimes against humanity commited by Lennin and Trotsky.
Greens are often Commies hiding under a new label like former Maoist Norman Finkelstein who claims to be a green. Maybe his green is the color of the caliphate flag, but his actual green positions are anyones guess. Joel Kovel is another classic commie hiding behind the green label. ....Anti communism is a form of anti semitism but anti zionism is not anti-semitic or American Indians were the first victims of American anti communism. Somewhere Chief Joseph must be wondering what is in the pipe Kovel smokes, seriously. Greens live in a eco utopia which is paradise never was in reality. Native Americans did not tiptoe through the tulips or commune with nature. This happens only in Mazzola or Land O Lakes commercials. Being an Indian required hard work and if an Indian was tip toeing through the forrest he was more than likely hunting something. Like any other groups preindustrial people had slavery, human sacrafice and this green fantasy owes more to the delusions of French Revolutionaries (predecessors of Commies) than to reality. FYI Thomas Jefferson laughed at this idiocy as well as other odd European delusions.
One can not have honest discussion with rabid dogs. The great Richard Poe stated "tis no great feat to discern a honest man from a knave." The words he said to me when I disagreed with him over gun control were true then. I also read his excellent book the seven myths of gun control and no longer cling to the old misinformed views.
Beamish in 08.