Hogan's Alley

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Like Don't Trust Anyone Under 30, Man

As part of the vast nationwide anti-war demonstration this past weekend, there was a 70 person effort by the Westchester People's Action Coalition (WESPAC) in White Plains, NY. According to the report in the local Gannett paper, most participants appeared to be senior citizen types, probably aging hippies and SANE veterans.

It seems a counter demonstration was mounted by a group of 14 year-olds who held signs reading, "War Is Good". Money quote:

When a police officer started questioning the teens and tried to send them away, some of the anti-war protesters defended the teens' right to be there.

"We were like their mothers, all of a sudden," said Gail Dunkenberger, a 67-year-old Katonah resident. "We said, 'Thank you for having an opinion.' They'll go away with a much more open mind."

Its like a bad acid flashback.