Monday, February 4, 2008

ESD #5: political juxtapostion

I observed a nice moment of political juxtaposition today. A group of twenty or so teenagers holding McCain posters were posing for photos on the steps of the Massachusetts State House. Catercorner to them were their dirty hippie counterparts, holding signs saying "Bush performs economic masturbation," telling passers-by about the lies of status-quo politicians like McCain, Obama and Clinton, pleading that La Rouche was the only candidate willing to tell the truth.

I tried to gage the reaction of the McCain kids. Were they losing their innocence hearing about McCain's closed door agreements with corporate interests? Or were they laughing amongst themselves, saying, "those hippies will be bagging my purchases at Costco in a few years." It was hard to tell.

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